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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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Member Spotlight: Hampton Inn & Suites Portland/Vancouver: Caring for guests, caring for the world

By Paul Schlienz   The Hampton Inn & Suites Portland/Vancouver runs an environmentally sustainable operation. It’s a strong advocate for the hospitality industry. And it’s loved by its guests. General

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 5/21/19

2019 Legislative session adjourned; Summary of legislative developments and successes; Hospitality Convention November 3-5.

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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

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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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Governor signs bill to protect hotel and motel workers, requires panic buttons

OLYMPIA, Wash. –  On Monday, May 13, Gov. Jay Inslee signed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5258, preventing the sexual harassment and sexual assault of certain isolated workers, into law. The

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Weekly Update: WIN – Short-term rental bill signed into law

WIN: Short-term rental bill signed into law On May 9, Gov. Jay Inslee signed Substitute House Bill 1798, our top priority short-term rental bill, into law. This is a #WIN

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Short-term rental legislation signed into law, increases consumer safety

OLYMPIA, Wash. – On Thursday, Gov. Jay Inslee signed Substitute House Bill 1798, concerning short-term rentals, into law. This bill was a top priority for the Washington Hospitality Association during

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Member Spotlight: Tacoma’s Elks Temple gets a new lease on life thanks to McMenamins

By Paul Schlienz   You’ve never seen anything quite like McMenamins’ Elks Temple. It’s a hotel, a shopping mall, a brewery, a tasting room and bottle shop, several bars and

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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