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Weekly Update — [Breaking news] New hospitality business restrictions + Action plan to handle anti-maskers

[Breaking news] WA state tightens hospitality business restrictions Today Gov. Jay Inslee announced new restrictions for the hospitality industry with the goal of curtailing the spread of coronavirus in Washington

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From the CEO: Never lose faith

By President and CEO, Anthony Anton We are not standing here today facing additional restrictions because of a lack of hard work. We’ve got tremendous compliance from many hospitality businesses

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 7/22/20

Governor’s guidance on Phase 2; ServSafe Manager; Virtual Town Halls kick off!

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Weekly Update — Reopening paused; virtual hospitality town hall meetings to begin

Pause on county reopenings extended through July 28 Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that all county reopenings will remain on pause until July 28. The reason for the pause was

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Weekly update – Buffets and salad bars now OK in Phase 2; Help decide state legislative candidate endorsements; PPP funds still available

New Guidance: Buffets and salad bars now allowed; bar seating and live music is not Gov. Jay Inslee’s office on July 7 issued new clarifying guidance for restaurants and taverns,

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Replay of CEO Podcast: Questions and Answers with Anthony Anton

This is our very first podcast, featuring member questions and answers with President and CEO Anthony Anton. Anthony will also be discussing all the changes and challenges that have been facing our industry.

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Weekly Update–Governor extends ‘no mask, no service’ statewide, rolls back Phase 3 bar seating and hits pause on phase advancement

Gov. extends ‘no mask, no service’ statewide, rolls back Phase 3 bar seating and hits pause on phase advancement As the number of cases of coronavirus rise across the state

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L&I adopts overtime threshold at 2.5 times the minimum wage

The Department of Labor & Industries announced today the adoption of rules to update the Executive, Administrative and Professional (EAP) exemptions under the Washington State Minimum Wage Act. The adopted

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Weekly Update — Register for our webinar on low-budget marketing; Spokane County businesses can get free PPE; grant opportunities in Pierce County

[Webinar] Drive customers to your business without spending money In a webinar on July 1, marketing experts will give tips, tricks and advice on how to advertise your business on

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 6/23/20

Good news for small businesses from SBA; Main Street Lening Program has officially been opened; Seattle payroll tax proposal returns; Upcoming webinar series.

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Weekly Update: The PPP loan has changed–are you aware? Register for our webinar; official guidance on masks

CEO: Industry’s future is in your hands President and CEO Anthony Anton says, “We must not only ensure the safety of our guests and employees in this moment, but also

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Register for our new webinar on PPP updates from the Small Business Administration

There are several changes in the PPP since our last SBA webinar and several deadlines are approaching. With new rules this is a chance for our members to get clarity

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From the CEO: Industry’s future is in your hands

By Anthony Anton, president and CEO Our board of directors and a significant number of members from all sectors of our industry have asked me to stress the importance to

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Association applauds 2020 Legislative Heroes

By Jillian Henze, APR Following each legislative session, the Washington Hospitality Association recognizes the legislators who committed their time, energy and courage to be leaders for the hospitality industry –

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Weekly Update — L&I guidance on masks; PPP Flexibility Act guidance on the way; relaunch guide now updated

[L&I] Here’s what you need to know about protective masks Wondering which masks are required for your kitchen, housekeeping or wait staff? Wonder no longer — we’ve checked the updated