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Member Spotlight: Meet the ‘fearlessness, grit, grind and hustle’ behind Slurp-C

By Paul Schlienz   You’ve never seen anything like the Slurp-C straw. It’s a two-piece silicone straw that separates and snaps back together, much like a sandwich bag, allowing the

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Weekly Update: FREE hiring solutions for high season

Leverage FREE hiring solutions to staff up for high season Hospitality Month is celebrating careers in hospitality – changing the perception of our industry — and providing cost-saving hiring solutions

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Member Spotlight: Hampton Inn & Suites Portland/Vancouver: Caring for guests, caring for the world

By Paul Schlienz   The Hampton Inn & Suites Portland/Vancouver runs an environmentally sustainable operation. It’s a strong advocate for the hospitality industry. And it’s loved by its guests. General

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Weekly Update: WIN! Governor signs bill to protect hospitality employees, requires panic buttons

WIN! Governor signs bill to protect hospitality employees, requires panic buttons On Monday Gov. Jay Inslee signed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5258, preventing the sexual harassment and sexual assault of

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Member Spotlight: Adam Hegsted – expanding Spokane’s palate, making his community a better place

By Paul Schlienz   Adam Hegsted’s Eat Good Group is one of the biggest things to ever hit Spokane and Northern Idaho’s culinary scene. “We have 10 restaurants, all of

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Weekly Update: WIN – Short-term rental bill signed into law

WIN: Short-term rental bill signed into law On May 9, Gov. Jay Inslee signed Substitute House Bill 1798, our top priority short-term rental bill, into law. This is a #WIN

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Member Spotlight: Tacoma’s Elks Temple gets a new lease on life thanks to McMenamins

By Paul Schlienz   You’ve never seen anything quite like McMenamins’ Elks Temple. It’s a hotel, a shopping mall, a brewery, a tasting room and bottle shop, several bars and

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Weekly Update: Find talent to address your labor shortage… for free

You told us: “Fix the expensive costs of hiring employees.”  For past three years, the governor proclaimed May as Hospitality Month. The Washington Hospitality Association Education Foundation has built a fruitful relationship with

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Member Spotlight: Chelan Cafe

By Paul Schlienz   In business since 1938, it’s hard to imagine West Seattle without the Chelan Cafe, and it’s done much to make its community a better place. Located

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Weekly Update: Reminder! Paid Family and Medical Leave reporting deadline moved to July 31

Reminder! Paid Family and Medical Leave reporting deadline moved to July 31 The Employment Security Department has delayed the Paid Family and Medical Leave Q1 reporting deadline from April 30

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Member Spotlight: Resort at Port Ludlow

By Paul Schlienz   People know the Resort at Port Ludlow for its amenities and beautiful setting. What they may not know is the depth of its ties to its

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Weekly Update: Hospitality Summit series is about to begin – register today!

Last chance! Seattle Hospitality Summit is Monday Four days remain until the first of our three Hospitality Summits. The first event is in Seattle. Prepare yourself for a half-day of

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Member Spotlight: Duvall Tavern

Member Spotlight: Duvall Tavern By Paul Schlienz   The Duvall Tavern embodies resilience – both in its long history and in its people. The tavern opened for business in 1934,

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Member Spotlight: Clover Island Inn

By Paul Schlienz   Kennewick’s Clover Island Inn is both a draw for tourists and an asset for its community. “We’re totally locally owned,” said Mark Blotz, the hotel’s general

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Member Spotlight: La Palmera Family Mexican Restaurant

By Paul Schlienz   La Palmera Family Mexican Restaurant really is all about family. With two locations – in Everett and Mill Creek – and one soon to open in