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Operations Questions and Answers with the Washington Hospitality Association Advisory Network

We asked three of our advisory network members a few questions about operations. Here’s what they had to say.   Richard Finafrock, CPA, Peterson Sullivan LLP Q: How do you

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Ask the Expert: Making Money in a Growth Economy

By Rick Braa, CHAE   Part one of a two-part series.   Q: With all the changes in the industry, especially with greater competition, wage growth and labor shortages, what

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2017 Lodging Awards recognize employees who make a difference for guests and communities

In keeping with the annual tradition of honoring the hard work and great service provided by employees in Washington lodging, the Hospitality Association celebrated the Stars of Washington Lodging Awards winners on Oct. 23, 2017 during the Washington Lodging Convention at Tulalip Resort Casino.

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Weekly Update: Our Tuition Partnership With WSU

Washington Hospitality Association Announces Tuition Assistance Partnership With WSU A new educational partnership between Washington State University and the Washington Hospitality Association Education Foundation will grant thousands of hospitality professionals

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Weekly Update: Paid Sick and Safe Leave Policy Amendment Put on Hold in Tacoma

Victory for Employers: Paid Sick and Safe Leave Policy Amendment Put on Hold in Tacoma In November, Washington voters passed Initiative 1433, mandating paid sick and safe leave accrual for

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Washington Hospitality Partners on Job Board with ESD

Washington Hospitality and the Employment Security Division have teamed up to provide a (free) and robust online job board aimed at uniting employers with job seekers.  With the full backing

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Eye on Hospitality: Focus on Service Charges

The Washington Hospitality Association’s recent Hospitality Summit, in Seattle, brought together some of the state’s top movers and shakers in the hospitality industry for some great panel discussions.

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Four Members Inducted into WSU Hospitality Hall of Fame

The Washington State University School of Hospitality inducted 11 graduates into the Hospitality Hall of Fame on March 24 in Pullman, Wash. These inductees are graduates of the hospitality program

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Five Sales Building Tactics that Won’t Break the Bank

As we head into the quieter time of the year for our restaurant, what are some ways we can build sales and not spend much money?

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Spokane Chapter Recognizes the Best in Local Hospitality Industry

    For Immediate Release Contact Wendy Hughes- Local Communications Manager Washington Hospitality Association WendyH@wahospitality.org   Spokane Chapter Recognizes the Best in Local Hospitality Industry SPOKANE- More than 140 hospitality

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Advisory Network Can Help Improve Your Business

Back in 2009, the Washington Restaurant Association formed its Advisory Network, a group of consultants willing to give members 30 minutes of free advice to help them address challenges they faced in their businesses.


Branching Out to the Community- DoubleTree Olympia

Megan Payne is the assistant general manager and president of C.A.R.E. (Creating a Rewarding Experience) at DoubleTree by Hilton in Olympia Washington. DoubleTree Olympia is the sixth smallest DoubleTree in

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12 Seattle member restaurants work to raise $500,000 for homeless shelter

  Experience Local Seattle Restaurants in December and Help Bring Homeless Families Inside to Warmth and Comfort By Jasmine Donovan, Member and VP of Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants SEATTLE – Imagine

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Washington Lodging STARS Honored

FOR RELEASE NOV. 8 Contact: Wendy Hughes, Local Communication Manager Washington Hospitality Association 425.870.7430 wendyh@wahospitality.org Lodging Awards Recognize Employees Who Make a Difference for Guests and Communities OLYMPIA – Eight