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Register for our new webinar on PPP updates from the Small Business Administration

There are several changes in the PPP since our last SBA webinar and several deadlines are approaching. With new rules this is a chance for our members to get clarity

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Special Edition: Coronavirus

What should we do if our business is impacted by coronavirus? The Employment Security Department on March 9 issued new emergency rules regarding COVID-19. The Department will provide wage replacement

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2019 Hospitality Summit Registration is Open!

Please join us at one of our three hospitality summits! Join fellow members of the hospitality industry as we explore topics to help improve how you run your business and

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Golf FORE! Education

Restaurants are the cornerstone of career opportunities in America. Every dollar spent in restaurants generates another $2.05 for our economy. And, it’s likely that you or your business has seen gain as a result. Golf FORE! Education, our annual golf tournament, and Toasting the Finest, the party after the tournament are opportunities to give back. You can feed dreams and build futures by supporting

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Hotels Welcome Rani Hong, Crusader Against Forced Labor

OLYMPIA… The Washington Hospitality Association will welcome Rani Hong to its Lodging Convention, Oct. 22-24, at the Tulalip Resort Casino. Rani Hong is a survivor of child trafficking and co-founder

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Minority-owned restaurants growing sharply

Women-owned and minority-owned restaurant businesses grew at rates well above their cohorts in the overall economy in recent years, according to the NRA’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy. His Economist’s Notebook commentary and analysis appears regularly on and Restaurant TrendMapper.

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2014 Northwest Foodservice Show – a big success

The Pacific Northwest’s largest food and beverage trade expo ended on a high note this week after two action packed days full of learning and networking opportunities, and lots of great food. By the time the doors closed, more than 4,000 people had attended the 2014 Northwest Foodservice Show (NWFSS).

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Washington Restaurant Association is first in industry to live stream major trade show through Google Glass

OLYMPIA… To engage its members and add a new dimension to its trade show presence, the Washington Restaurant Association (WRA) will unveil Google Glass technology at the 2014 Northwest Foodservice Show (NWFSS) on April 13-14. This is the first time the foodservice industry has featured Google Glass live streaming at a major trade show.

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Exclusive Craft Spirits Tasting for Industry Professionals

On October 23rd 2013, The Washington Restaurant Association, the Seattle Restaurant Alliance, and the Washington Distillers Guild will be offering an exclusive chance to meet the craft distillers that are

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Washington Distillers Guild – Trade Only Private Tasting

A members are invited to join us for the first “Washington Distillers Guild” TRADE TASTING hosted by the Washington Restaurant Associations “Restaurant Alliance!”

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WRA members invited to special McKenna reception on September 25

The Washington Restaurant Association will be holding the Rob McKenna Fundraising Reception on Tuesday, September 25 at El Gaucho Bellevue (450 108th Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA 98004) following a Government Affairs Committee meeting.

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Winners named at weekend’s ProStart Invitational

Students from 22 Washington high schools competed Saturday in the 12th annual Boyd Coffee ProStart Invitational, where two schools walked away with top honors and thousands of dollars in scholarship prize money. The Washington Restaurant Association Education Foundation is pleased to announce that Oak Harbor High School earned first place in the culinary contest, while Stadium High School’s team of students prevailed in the restaurant management competition.