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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

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L&I proposes changes in hospitality industry rates

The Department of Labor & Industries has announced an overall 0.8 percent decrease in the average price of workers’ compensation insurance premiums across the state beginning in 2020. This is

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ACTION ALERT: How will an overtime salary threshold of $80,000 by 2026 impact you?

The state Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) is working to update the state’s salary overtime threshold for executive, administrative and professional (EAP) employees over the course of six years

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LCB Enforcement and Education needs your feedback

As part of an assessment of the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board’s (LCB) Enforcement and Education Division, an independent organization, Hillard Heintze, is conducting a survey of licensees. This

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Gender-neutral signage for single-use facilities in King County

Starting Dec. 1, 2019, restaurants in King County with single-use toilet facilities shall not be restricted to a specific sex or gender identity, and must use gender-neutral signage to indicate

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Weekly Update: FREE hiring solutions for high season

Leverage FREE hiring solutions to staff up for high season Hospitality Month is celebrating careers in hospitality – changing the perception of our industry — and providing cost-saving hiring solutions

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Let WorkSourceWA and LinkedIn solve your labor shortage

By Chad Pearson, business outreach, Employment Security Department Typically, promoting your business increases the number of reservations at your business. The same thing applies to promoting open positions at your

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Weekly Update: WIN! Governor signs bill to protect hospitality employees, requires panic buttons

WIN! Governor signs bill to protect hospitality employees, requires panic buttons On Monday Gov. Jay Inslee signed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5258, preventing the sexual harassment and sexual assault of

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Member Spotlight: Adam Hegsted – expanding Spokane’s palate, making his community a better place

By Paul Schlienz   Adam Hegsted’s Eat Good Group is one of the biggest things to ever hit Spokane and Northern Idaho’s culinary scene. “We have 10 restaurants, all of