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Member Spotlight: A hospitality business fueled by a passion for community service … and beer

By Paul Schlienz A native of Shelton, Wash., and a realtor since 1976, Scott Barnard fulfilled a longstanding desire to bring craft beer to his hometown when he opened the

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Weekly Update: New city plastic bag ban + a historic hotel’s refresh that revived a city

Register now for Golf FORE! Education – Only four days left! Golf FORE! Education is a day of great golf and great refreshments from sponsors like Heritage Distilling Co. and

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Member Spotlight: A historic hotel’s refresh that revived a city

By Paul Schlienz   In his 1947 classic, “Inside U.S.A.,” journalist John Gunther described Spokane’s Davenport Hotel as the best between Seattle and Minneapolis. From its opening in 1914, the

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Weekly Update: How to comply with panic buttons

Panic buttons and the law: How to comply by 2020 We’ve heard from members that you’re receiving sales calls for panic button systems. Don’t panic…you have until Jan. 1, 2020,

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Member Spotlight: Community-centered restaurant helps transform White Center

By Paul Schlienz   Sam Jo has two passions: Korean cuisine and White Center. His year-old Korean-inspired Anju Bar and Eatery is a welcome addition in White Center, a neighborhood

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Weekly Update: New grant trains job seekers before they reach employers

WIN: Pierce County program to deliver trained workforce A $1.75 million poverty reduction grant has been awarded to the Workforce Development Council in Pierce County. The Washington Hospitality Association Education

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Member Spotlight: Azteca and Aqua by El Gaucho partner with Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission to feed the homeless

By Paul Schlienz   The hospitality industry is working hard to better the lives of Seattle’s vulnerable homeless population. In partnership with Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, Azteca Mexican Restaurants and

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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