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Statement from the Washington Hospitality Association on Washington’s next phase of vaccination eligibility

OLYMPIA – Washington Hospitality Association President & CEO Anthony Anton had this statement today on the absence of hospitality workers in Gov. Inslee’s next phase of vaccination eligibility: “Hospitality workers

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Get ready for spring with these resources

Are you ready for spring? These member resources should help. Consider the following: Decision — indoor or outdoor? Will you be returning to indoor dining, or focusing on your outdoor

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Hotel, motel license fee payments delayed until July 30, 2021

Officials of the Washington State Department of Health are providing financial relief to lodging members experiencing the loss of revenues because of the pandemic. The agency has extended its 35-day

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Liquor license fees delayed until March 2022

Gov. Jay Inslee on Feb. 28, 2021, signed into law Senate Bill 5272 that delays liquor license payments until March 30, 2022. It takes effect April 1, 2021. This relief

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Regions freeze in Phase 2 of reopening plan

On Feb. 25, 2021, Gov. Jay Inslee announced that all regions of Washington state will be frozen in Phase 2 of the Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery Plan. This

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Hospitality Profit: Rick Braa Talks PPP 2, Employee Retention Credit, Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Washington Hospitality Consultant Rick Braa will ask your questions about operating a restaurant during these challenging times. Rick Braa talks about PPP 2, Employee Retention Credit, Restaurant Revitalization Fund, and answers your questions. Sponsored by IBA.

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 2/23/21

A newly signed law that will provide over a billion dollars in business relief; Cardrooms and indoor entertainment is now allowed under Phase 2; check out resources on wahospitality.org.

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[WIN] $240M in business relief, tax relief signed into law

On Feb. 19, Gov. Jay Inslee put his signature on two bills that will significantly help the hospitality industry sustain in the coronavirus pandemic. Your State Government Affairs team has

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Weekly Update — Join the fight against the sweetened beverage tax

[Action alert] Email your legislators and sign in to oppose sweetened beverage tax  A new tax bill, Senate Bill 5371, would add a $.0175-per-finished-fluid-ounce tax on sugary beverages (soda products, juices,

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Big changes to pull-tabs start Feb. 19

Reminder: Your Washington Hospitality Association State Government Affairs Team helped pass Senate Bill 6357 in 2020, which increased the single chance pull-tab price from $1 to $5. Did you know?

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Weekly Update — Gov. moves five more regions to Phase 2

Gov. Jay Inslee announces five new regions can move to Phase 2 Gov. Jay Inslee announced that five new regions can move into Phase 2 on Sunday, Feb. 14. Click here to

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 2/10/21

Rollout of COVID-19 Vaccine; Co2 monitors; latest webinars and podcasts.

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Order your 2021 Labor Poster

2021 Labor Posters are still available to order. You get one free poster with every membership. You can order additional posters for just $5. State and federal law requires you

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[BIG WIN] Gov. Inslee signs Senate Bill 5061 into law

On Feb. 8, Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law Senate Bill 5061, which provides $1.73 billion in relief for businesses through the unemployment system. Your Washington Hospitality Association’s State Government