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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

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Eye on Hospitality: How to find a vendor that fits your needs

By Paul Schlienz   Choosing a vendor shouldn’t be rocket science, but you do need to take care and find a provider who fulfills your needs. “One of the most

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Weekly Update: Find talent to address your labor shortage… for free

You told us: “Fix the expensive costs of hiring employees.”  For past three years, the governor proclaimed May as Hospitality Month. The Washington Hospitality Association Education Foundation has built a fruitful relationship with

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Member Spotlight: Chelan Cafe

By Paul Schlienz   In business since 1938, it’s hard to imagine West Seattle without the Chelan Cafe, and it’s done much to make its community a better place. Located

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Governor proclaims May as Hospitality Month

Media Contacts: Employment Security Department, Janelle Guthrie, APR, director of communications, 360-902-9289, jguthrie@esd.wa.gov Washington Hospitality Association, Jillian Henze, APR, senior communications manager, 360-956-7279 ext. 124, jillianh@wahospitality.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Governor

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Weekly Update: Reminder! Paid Family and Medical Leave reporting deadline moved to July 31

Reminder! Paid Family and Medical Leave reporting deadline moved to July 31 The Employment Security Department has delayed the Paid Family and Medical Leave Q1 reporting deadline from April 30

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Eye on Hospitality: Making great customer service a reality

By Paul Schlienz   You can’t have hospitality without customer service. Keeping the customer satisfied is much on the mind of every successful restaurateur or hotelier. “When I went through

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Weekly Update: Hospitality Summit series is about to begin – register today!

Last chance! Seattle Hospitality Summit is Monday Four days remain until the first of our three Hospitality Summits. The first event is in Seattle. Prepare yourself for a half-day of

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What is a no-match letter?

The Restaurant Law Center of the National Restaurant Association issued guidance on April 25, 2019, regarding no-match letters. What’s a ‘no-match’ letter? The Social Security Administration (SSA) will send so-called

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Weekly Update: Feds release 30,000 additional returning worker H-2B visas

Feds release 30,000 additional returning worker H-2B visas According to the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Department of Homeland Security on March 29 announced the release of an additional

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Weekly Update: House Proposes New Operating Budget

House proposes $52.8 billion, two-year state operating budget On Monday, the majority in the House of Representatives proposed a $52.8 billion-dollar state operating budget that relies on a capital gains

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Association Tip Pooling Communications Win Top Award

Media contact: Jillian Henze, APR, senior communications manager, jillianh@wahospitality.org, 360-956-7279 ext. 124 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hospitality association tip pooling communications win top award (OLYMPIA, WASH., March 27, 2019) — The

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Weekly Update: Hospitality Win – Short-Term Rental Bill Survives Cut-Off

Federal Overtime Proposal Released The Department of Labor (DOL) released its rewrite of the Obama administration’s overtime rule, which more than doubled the salary threshold from the current level of

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One Restaurant’s Impact: Tibbitts@FernHill Gives Back

By Paul Schlienz   Tibbitts@FernHill is one of a kind. A small restaurant with a big impact on its community, Tibbitts@FernHill is easy to miss if you’re not looking for

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Ask the Expert: Grow Your Business Fearlessly

By Rick Braa, CHAE   Q: I’ve heard plenty of restaurateurs complaining about poor sales and margin compression. While I empathize with them, and our business is performing well and