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Maximize labor efficiency with federal programs

Work Opportunity Tax Credit The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain targeted groups who have consistently faced significant

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Culinary trends: This summer’s big drinks

Early this year, the National Restaurant Association released its state of the industry report that included the top food and beverage trends for 2022. Now, roughly halfway through the year,

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Alcohol delivery compliance

Alcohol delivery: How to stay in compliance  Rules that allow liquor to-go and alcohol delivery in Washington are great wins for our industry, but if we want to see these

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Eye on Hospitality: Mossuto’s Italian

How one family business overcame staffing challenges and opened a new restaurant Opening a restaurant at the tail end of a global pandemic hasn’t been easy. For Lisa Poole and

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Creating a great workplace culture: Start with these three things

The CEO podcast is a monthly podcast with Washington Hospitality Association President and CEO Anthony Anton. This is a summary of the August edition about creating a great workplace culture. You can watch the full

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Service charge requirements operators need to know [Toolkit]

Service charges can be complicated. You may hear them referred to as service fees, booking fees, or customer service fees. And once you have decided what to call them, they

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Congress unveils $900 billion relief bill

[Updated Dec. 22, 2020] On Dec. 21, Congress unveiled a $900 billion relief bill to provide short-term economic relief to the country in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. The

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From the CEO: Industry’s future is in your hands

By Anthony Anton, president and CEO Our board of directors and a significant number of members from all sectors of our industry have asked me to stress the importance to

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Association works tirelessly amid mandated business closures

By Anthony Anton, president and CEO Our team at the Washington Hospitality Association has worked around the clock throughout the weekend on behalf of our members. Today we face our

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Coronavirus and hospitality: Information and tools

In January 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first U.S. case of the coronavirus had been discovered in Washington state. The situation is rapidly evolving. Below

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What to do with 226-J penalty letters

According to the National Restaurant Association, if you receive a letter entitled 226-J from the Internal Revenue Service, don’t ignore it. “The 226-J letters are the IRS’s official notice to

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Considering counter service?

Several times a month the Washington Hospitality Association produces well-sourced articles on the cutting-edge trends and best business practices that keep our industry alive. This latest article brought insights from

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Restaurant Cost-Savings in 2020

  Today’s restaurant patron is a tough customer. They expect high quality food and service at a good price as well as customization. Today’s restaurants must be focused and nimble

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How Google and Yelp Reviews Can Drastically Improve Your Brand

By Lex Nepomuceno Consumers are inherently wired to make purchasing decisions based on the recommendations of others. For example, people are more likely to patronize a restaurant or hotel that

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Ghost Kitchens Are Coming — should anyone be afraid?

By Alec Northrop, Contributing Writer  The Iron Horse restaurant opened in Pioneer Square in 1971 and operated without traditional wait staff for 29 years before closing its doors, citing rising