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Weekly Update: The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) Files HEHS Lawsuit Against Seattle

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) Files HEHS Lawsuit Against Seattle On Tuesday, The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) filed a lawsuit against the City of Seattle for Part 3 of the

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Hospitality Minds: They Meet Here

For more information visit www.wahospitalityconvention.com It used to be called the Washington Lodging Convention. Not anymore. For the first time, we are presenting the Washington Hospitality Convention, the place where

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Strategic Planning: Start with the End in Mind

by Anthony Anton, President & CEO Your business needs your strategic thought now more than ever. In May, I started encouraging members to move from being the firefighter of your

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More restaurants are sustainable, survey says

National Restaurant Association research has found that more restaurant and foodservice operators are integrating sustainability practices into their daily business operations. A survey of 500 restaurant owners and operators examined measures taken, challenges faced and opportunities available by operating more sustainably. Here are some highlights:

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Weekly Update: Primary Election Results are Rolling In

Primary Election Results are Rolling In Washington’s primary was Aug. 7 and ballots are still being counted! Following a national trend, what’s being described as a “blue wave,” Democratic candidates

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Tips for Attracting Employees to Your Business

By David Faro Imagination and creativity are the tools the best organizations use to solve problems. Good planning, goal setting and project management round out the toolkit, but without a

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5 tips to ward off summer foodborne illness outbreaks

It is always important to learn and practice proper food safety techniques when handling or preparing food and that is especially true for summer. Why? Warm, moist conditions during those months create the perfect environment for foodborne illnesses, like Salmonella and E.coli, to occur.

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 8/7/18

Washington state’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Program; Industry’s future workforce development; Input requested for City of Tacoma budget.

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Weekly Update: Primary Election is Five Days Away!

Primary Election is Five Days Away! Have you voted in this year’s primary election? Do you know who your Washington Hospitality Association endorsed candidates are? Click here to find out.

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Eye on Hospitality: Making Your Website ADA Compliant

Wheelchair ramps near building entrances, handicapped parking spaces, and the use of Braille on signs and placards –  these are the fruits of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), signed into law by President George H.W. Bush in 1990. And increasingly, this law is reaching into cyberspace.

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Anthony Anton, Washington Hospitality members appointed to Tourism Marketing Authority Board

OLYMPIA – On Tuesday, Gov. Jay Inslee announced the nine members of the new Washington Tourism Marketing Authority Board (WTMA). Anthony Anton, President and CEO of the Washington Hospitality Association

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Weekly Update: National Restaurant and Lodging Associations Commit to Training 550,000 Workers, Students

National Restaurant and Lodging Associations Commit to Training 550,000 Workers, Students During an event at the White House last week, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and the American Hotel

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 7/24/18

Hospitality representation at the new Washington Tourism Marketing Authority Board; State food code currently open for revisions and updates; primary elections coming soon!

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Tech-savvy guests seek online information, ordering options

Smart operators can leverage technology to attract guests About six in 10 consumers say they’re likely to choose one restaurant over another based on whether they can look at menus

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What Will New Technologies Bring to Hospitality?

Computer technology giant Oracle has been looking into consumer attitudes toward new technologies and recently announced the findings of two hospitality research initiatives: Oracle Hotel 2025 and Oracle Restaurant 2025.