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[Toolkit] Financial relief

Relief programs in 2022 – info and updates  This is a brief list of programs created to help businesses and employees impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. This list is updated

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EIDL program exhausts funding

Late last week, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced they had exhausted the remaining COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) funds. This is disappointing news to say the least,

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Alcohol to-go: How to apply

Reminder: LCB approval needed before offering alcohol-to go   In 2021, the Legislature passed House Bill 1480, which contained crucial relief for hospitality businesses. Your government affairs team fought hard to

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Timeline of statewide closures and coronavirus rules

This timeline shows Washington State closures, occupancy rules, and reopening dates that affected the hospitality industry during the coronavirus pandemic. Operators will find useful information if they are applying for

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CEO podcast recap: Government affairs shares

The CEO podcast is a monthly podcast with Washington Hospitality Association President and CEO Anthony Anton. This is a summary of the October edition where Anthony sat down with the

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Shortages and supply chains – communication is crucial  

As the workforce shortage continues to affect the supply chain, the hospitality industry is being hit from all sides. There is no definitive solution to the issue that is impacting industries from truck drivers to longshoremen, but

Coronavirus Lodging News Room Washington State

Late fee suspensions for Transient Accommodation License renewals ending July 31

*** UPDATE July 14, 2021*** The temporary late fee suspension for Transient Accommodation License renewals is coming to an end on July 31. Lodging operators with a Transient Accommodations License

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Fewer than half of Washington’s restaurants seeking federal aid received a grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Restaurant Relief Fund approved by Congress was supposed to help struggling restaurants hit hard by the pandemic. Instead, it was shut down amid legal challenges, having

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Liquor license fees delayed until March 2022

Gov. Jay Inslee on Feb. 28, 2021, signed into law Senate Bill 5272 that delays liquor license payments until March 30, 2022. It takes effect April 1, 2021. This relief

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Regions freeze in Phase 2 of reopening plan

On Feb. 25, 2021, Gov. Jay Inslee announced that all regions of Washington state will be frozen in Phase 2 of the Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery Plan. This

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[WIN] $240M in business relief, tax relief signed into law

On Feb. 19, Gov. Jay Inslee put his signature on two bills that will significantly help the hospitality industry sustain in the coronavirus pandemic. Your State Government Affairs team has