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By Rick Braa, CHAE Q: We have a highly seasonal business and we earn the bulk of our profit during the summer. We often get into a mode of being

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Weekly Update: Convention keynote speaker will discuss diversity, equity and inclusion

Hospitality Convention keynote speaker will discuss diversity, equity and inclusion The Washington Hospitality Convention team is pleased to announce Marilyn Strickland will join the event as the keynote speaker. Strickland

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Eye on Hospitality: Training – Key to quality, employee loyalty and retention

By Paul Schlienz   You can’t have hospitality without customer service, and you can’t have customer service without training. “Our customers expect us to be top notch,” said Jerry Lynch,

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 7/16/19

Hearings for draft legislation to replace I-124 in Seattle; Washington Hospitality Convention and nominations for “STARS of Hospitality” Awards; Spokane needs your input on candidates for upcoming election.

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Weekly Update: New grant trains job seekers before they reach employers

WIN: Pierce County program to deliver trained workforce A $1.75 million poverty reduction grant has been awarded to the Workforce Development Council in Pierce County. The Washington Hospitality Association Education

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Member Spotlight: Azteca and Aqua by El Gaucho partner with Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission to feed the homeless

By Paul Schlienz   The hospitality industry is working hard to better the lives of Seattle’s vulnerable homeless population. In partnership with Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, Azteca Mexican Restaurants and

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Association launches Fast Casual Insider podcast

The series focuses on the advice and experiences of industry experts, and issues, including technology’s impact on restaurants.

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 7/3/19

Draft overtime rules threshold public hearings; Important food code revisions; Department of Health listening sessions.

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Weekly Update: Opinions on overtime? Voice them to L&I

Opinions on overtime? Voice them to L&I Climbing the hospitality career ladder is important, and we remain concerned what this overtime rule could do for employees seeking to break into

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L&I’s Public Hearings for draft overtime rule in July & August

To gain feedback from Washingtonians, the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) will hold six public hearings across the state to gather feedback on the draft overtime rules which would

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Member Spotlight: Meet the ‘fearlessness, grit, grind and hustle’ behind Slurp-C

By Paul Schlienz   You’ve never seen anything like the Slurp-C straw. It’s a two-piece silicone straw that separates and snaps back together, much like a sandwich bag, allowing the

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 6/18/19

L&I overtime threshold increase proposed; Dept. of Health and the proposed changes to the food code; Gender neutral signage for single use restrooms in King County.

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Weekly Update: Overtime threshold fact sheet

[Fact sheet] Details on how the overtime threshold will reach 2.5 times minimum wage by 2026 The Department of Labor and Industries announced a rulemaking notice that would update the

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L&I Fact Sheet: Proposed changes to Washington overtime rules

This information provided here is from the fact sheet titled, “Proposed Changes to Washington’s Overtime Rules.” To see the original Fact sheet from the Department of Labor & Industries, click