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Weekly Update: Resources for King County vaccine mandate: Toolkit

Resources for King County vaccine mandate: Toolkit and webinar The Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce just published a new toolkit to help hospitality operators in King County navigate the vaccine

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[CEO Podcast] Industry news with the government affairs team

[10/06/21] Washington Hospitality Association President & CEO Anthony Anton discusses the news of the hospitality industry from the past month. Since we last chatted with Anthony, Jefferson, Clallam and King counties have issued vaccine mandates and there is a statewide mask mandate in effect. Anthony talks with Julia Gorton, director of state government affairs, and John Lane, director of local government affairs. Brought to you by US Bank.

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Relief programs in December 2021

Relief programs in October 2021 – info and updates  This is a brief list of programs created to help businesses and employees impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. This list is

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Industry loses a true legend

In sports, when a Hall of Famer passes away, the entire community pauses, remembers, shows its respects and honors the legacy.  But imagine the impact of losing the person that the sports Hall

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 10/5/21

The National Restaurant Association survey revealed that the delta variant dampened dining in 3 out of 4 restaurants… and 44-percent are not yet at full capacity. In Washington state… the business travel industry is expecting to lose more than one billion dollars in revenue compared to 2019; Time is running out for Congress to take action on pending financial relief bills; On January 1, 20-22 the minimum wage will increase from $13.69 to $14.49. The new overtime threshold will be $52,743.60.

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The Northwest Hospitality Leadership Podcast

Lead differently.  The hospitality workforce is changing rapidly, which means the industry is looking for its next generation of leaders. The Washington Hospitality Association, in partnership with the Oregon Restaurant and

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Weekly Update: Anthony Anton calls for community-based solutions to end the pandemic; state minimum wage for 2022

Anthony Anton calls for community-based solutions to end the pandemic Washington Hospitality Association President and CEO Anthony Anton held a press conference on Sept. 30 urging state and local policymakers

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Washington minimum wage will be $14.49 in 2022

The Washington State department of Labor & Industries (L&I) announced today that the minimum wage in Washington state will see an increase of 80 cents in January. The new statewide minimum wage will be $14.49 per

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[Toolkit] Statewide single-use bag ban starts Oct. 1

*UPDATE – 10.1.21* New information below including an Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section with answers provided by the Department of Ecology and additional details from the Department of Revenue on

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Weekly update: Plastic bag ban goes into effect next week

Plastic bag ban goes into effect next week Most single-use plastic bags will be prohibited starting Oct. 1. If you missed last week’s webinar, you can watch a replay here

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LCB stepping up alcohol delivery compliance checks

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) announced this week they are stepping up compliance checks for alcohol delivery service. While there aren’t many hospitality businesses currently offering alcohol