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Congratulations to the 2019-20 ProStart Teacher and Mentor of the year

Congratulations to Kim Stewart, the 2019-20 ProStart Teacher of the Year, and Caleb Hansen, this year’s Mentor of the Year. In the ProStart program, students not only receive career and

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Resources to help navigate through uncertain times

Washington restaurant reopening guideline videos The Washington Hospitality Association has hosted a series of webinars with Employment Security Department, Labor & Industries and the Department of Health, as well

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 6/10/20

Outdoor seating; Launch of Washington Hospitality Industry Podcast; Winner of Prostart Student of the Year Award.

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Partnerships: Even if a handshake can’t occur today, it should still matter

By Anthony Anton President and CEO When the hospitality industry gets through this crisis – and it will – the long-term future remains bright. A surprising lesson of the coronavirus

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Association moves to establish a Group Purchasing Organization program

By Jacque Coe, APR Keeping costs down to maximize revenues is one of the greatest challenges in hospitality. At any given moment, a restaurant owner can be pulled in a

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Getting back to business: Resources you need to relaunch for our new normal

By Lisa Leinberger, contributing writer The last few months have been unprecedented for our industry. Whether you are a restaurant operator or a hotelier, a successful relaunch can get you

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Let your business emerge transformed

By Rick Braa, CHAE Q: Restaurants are now reopening, what are the major adjustments I need to implement outside of the government-mandated requirements? A: Restaurants and bars have been limited

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Weekly Update — PPP flexibility moves ahead; register for ESD SharedWork webinar; Phase 2 tasting room Q&A

[WIN!] Paycheck Protection Program fixes are in The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act is on its way to becoming law and now heads to the president for his signature.

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Weekly Update — Tell your county officials: Phase 2 by June 1; Return to work webinar with legal expert; Hazard pay for delivery drivers

[Action alert] Tell your county officials you want Phase 2 by June 1 Monday is June 1 and your restaurants in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties may not be able

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Webinar Replay: Phase 2 Re-opening Checklist

Tuesday, May 26th we hosted a webinar on what steps you should take when re-opening.

On the panel we have:

Mike Haller, who has spent 25 years teaching food safety and is an adjunct professor at CSU San Bernardino and Fullerton.

Todd Frantz, whose career began in the San Bernadino Health department and before his time at UL Everclean was the Principal Food Safety and Public Health Manger for the Walt Disney Company

Samantha Louderback, she is our lead at the association and expert on all things regarding the Department of Health.

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 5/26/20

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP Loan) updates; offical requirement for re-opening restaurants released.

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Weekly Update — Calculating loan forgiveness; LCB webinar replay available; hotel coronavirus best practices

[How-to] Calculate Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness The U.S. Small Business Administration now shows you how to calculate your average full-time equivalency (FTE) employees during your applicable Paycheck Protection Program

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Webinar Replay of Restaurant Re-opening Guidelines: WA Liquor and Cannabis Board Q&A

The Washington Hospitality Association goes over key points from the official reopening guidelines released by the state with the WA State Liquor and Cannabis Board. Presenters from the Liquor and Cannabis Board, Washington Wine Institute, and the Brewers Guild.

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Weekly Update — Contact tracing logs now voluntary for customers, Seattle requires cloth face masks, download our reopening guide

Reopening: Mandatory customer log no longer required On May 15, Gov. Jay Inslee announced he is “no longer requiring customers to provide a business with contact information.” Businesses are still

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 5/12/20

Reopening in Washington state; Cap on third-party delivery fees; Cocktails for take-out and delivery!