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Weekly Update: Washington Hospitality Association Partners with DSHS for Hiring Event

When the Washington Hospitality Association did its biennial membership survey, we heard over and over about the difficulty of finding the right people to hire. We invest in people more than any other part of our business.

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State’s Hoteliers and Restaurateurs Launch New Washington Hospitality Association

Washington restaurant, lodging groups merge into unified association representing the united hospitality industry.

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Weekly Update: U.S. House of Representatives Passes Overtime Delay Bill on Bipartisan Vote

The House of Representatives has passed a bill by Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Mich., to delay the Department of Labor’s overtime regulation by six months. The measure passed by a bipartisan vote of 246-177, and would move the overtime rule’s implementation date from Dec. 1, 2016, to June 1, 2017.

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Weekly Update: Seattle City Council Will Consider Restrictive Scheduling

The Seattle City Council will consider the proposed employee scheduling legislation for the first time at the Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development and Arts Committee special meeting at 12 p.m. on Sept. 7.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Restaurants and Hotels Stronger Together

Today, in 2016, the Washington Restaurant Association (WRA) and Washington Lodging Association (WLA) have realized they, too, as a united hospitality association, will be much stronger together than apart.

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Weekly Update: WRA and WLA Finalize Partnership to Become One Hospitality Association

This week, the Washington Restaurant Association (WRA) and the Washington Lodging Association (WLA) finalized a partnership that will lead to the creation of one of the state’s largest trade associations.

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State’s Top Hospitality Associations Become One

Today, the Washington Restaurant Association (WRA) and the Washington Lodging Association (WLA) finalized a partnership that will lead to the creation of one of the state’s largest trade associations. On

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Washington Restaurant, Lodging Associations announce joint operating agreement

“By joining forces, we now have an expanded government affairs team that is increasing our influence and effectively addressing the challenges facing our industry at both the state and local level,” said Anton.

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Weekly Update: WLA board unanimously approves joint operating agreement with the WRA

Late last week, the Washington Lodging Association board unanimously and enthusiastically authorized its Executive Committee to sign the Master Services Agreement and Joint Operating Agreement with the Washington Restaurant Association.

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Weekly Update: WRA-WLA merger update: Discussions move ahead on branding for new “post-merger” hospitality association

Taking two separate organizations that individually carry nearly 100 years of history and creating a new identity is the challenge now facing the Washington Restaurant Association and Washington Lodging Association as they plan to fully merge in 2016.

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Washington Restaurant Weekly: WRA/WLA merger update: joining forces to provide greater value for members

The executive committees of the Washington Restaurant Association and the Washington Lodging Association have approved transition plans for communications, membership and business development in preparation for combining operations by Oct. 1, 2015.