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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 12, 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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Member Spotlight: Clover Island Inn

By Paul Schlienz   Kennewick’s Clover Island Inn is both a draw for tourists and an asset for its community. “We’re totally locally owned,” said Mark Blotz, the hotel’s general

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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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Member Spotlight: The Charter Seattle, Curio Collection by Hilton

It’s a hotel at the heart of the city that’s sharing its heart with the city. The Charter Seattle, Curio Collection by Hilton, is an upscale boutique hotel that opened

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Ending Human Trafficking: See Something, Say Something

By Katie Amodei, Communications Manager, Business Ending Slavery and Trafficking, and Alisha West Technology Coordinator, Business Ending Slavery and Trafficking   Recently, we were able to speak with Alison Galioto,

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Weekly Update: James Beard Award Semifinalists Announced, Embracing Diversity is Good for Your Business

Eye on Hospitality: Embracing Diversity is Good for Your Business Hospitality is the industry that brings people together. Diversity and inclusion are a natural extension of the very nature of

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Breaking News: DOL Issues Proposed Overtime Rule

From the National Restaurant Association on March 7, 2019 The Department of Labor (DOL) just released its rewrite of the Obama Administration’s overtime rule, which more than doubled the salary

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From the CEO: We’re in This Together

By Anthony Anton, president and CEO I was at a cocktail party over the holidays when I met a musician who had recently moved here from New Jersey. When he

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Weekly Update – Member Spotlight: Quality Inn & Suites at Olympic National Park

Member Spotlight: Quality Inn & Suites at Olympic National Park Employment for people with disabilities, shelter for the homeless during the snowstorm – Sequim’s Quality Inn & Suites at Olympic

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Member Spotlight: Quality Inn & Suites at Olympic National Park

By Paul Schlienz   Welcome to Member Spotlight. This new regular feature from the Washington Hospitality Association will focus on our members and the great things they are doing for

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Weekly Update: ProStart is Coming – Support Students, Support Hospitality

ProStart is Coming – Support Students, Support Hospitality   The 2019 ProStart Invitationals will take place on March 2 in Spokane and on March 9 in Seattle. ProStart is a nationwide program

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Weekly Update: Say NO to Statewide Restrictive Scheduling

ACTION ALERT – Employers, This One’s for You: Say NO to Statewide Restrictive Scheduling The hospitality industry is known for having flexible schedules and employee autonomy over their work schedules.