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Weekly Update: Top priority short-term rental bill passes Senate, closer to governor’s desk

Top priority short-term rental bill passes Senate, closer to governor’s desk This afternoon, Substitute House Bill 1798, our top-priority short-term rental bill passed in the Senate, 35-6! Because the bill

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Weekly Update: Hospitality Win – Short-Term Rental Bill Survives Cut-Off

Federal Overtime Proposal Released The Department of Labor (DOL) released its rewrite of the Obama administration’s overtime rule, which more than doubled the salary threshold from the current level of

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Weekly Update: ProStart is Coming – Support Students, Support Hospitality

ProStart is Coming – Support Students, Support Hospitality   The 2019 ProStart Invitationals will take place on March 2 in Spokane and on March 9 in Seattle. ProStart is a nationwide program

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Weekly Update: Restrictive Scheduling Bill Will be Heard on Feb. 5

Restrictive Scheduling Bill Will be Heard on Feb. 5 A restrictive scheduling bill, House Bill 1491, will be heard on Tuesday, Feb. 5. We are opposed to this bill because it limits

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Weekly Update: This is It: Hill Climb is Monday

This Is It: Hill Climb Is Monday Are you ready for Hill Climb 2019 on Monday, Jan. 28?! We are – and we look forward to hearing all of your

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Former ProStart student shares lessons learned

Ashley Owens is one of many students returning to school this fall. A student at the University of Houston, the 19-year-old has big career plans, including owning and operating her own restaurant company. (National Restaurant Association)

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Golf FORE! Education

Restaurants are the cornerstone of career opportunities in America. Every dollar spent in restaurants generates another $2.05 for our economy. And, it’s likely that you or your business has seen gain as a result. Golf FORE! Education, our annual golf tournament, and Toasting the Finest, the party after the tournament are opportunities to give back. You can feed dreams and build futures by supporting

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Dawn Sweeney: Restaurants Are Open for Business

Few things in this world compare to seeing young adults passionate about their futures. So when I had the honor to attend the recent National ProStart Invitational, the country’s premier secondary school competition focusing on restaurant management and culinary arts in Providence, RI, I was once again overwhelmed by the excitement I saw in the faces of America’s future restaurant leaders. (Newsmax)

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Missouri, Connecticut take top honors at ProStart 2018

Following months of practice and participation in state competitions, the team members from Herndon Career Center in Raytown, Mo., and Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven, Conn., won top honors at the National ProStart Invitational in Providence, R.I. The two teams outscored all others to win the competition, hosted by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. (National Restaurant Association)

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Weekly Update: Tip Pooling – Supervisors, Managers, Owners are Not to Benefit

Tip Pooling – Supervisors, Managers, Owners are Not to Benefit Reminder: A congressional bill passed March 23 includes a provision that ensures workers will receive all of their tips. Supervisors,

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How Gen Z is preparing for restaurant, hospitality careers

A growing number of Gen Z members are opting for jobs in restaurants, hospitality and tourism that don’t require four-year college degrees to forge a career. The National Restaurant Association’s National ProStart Invitational gives students a chance to win scholarships for culinary and restaurant management programs. (Washington Examiner)

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Rogers student Derek Tran goes from cooking class to top prize

Derek Tran’s rise to the top was astonishingly fast. The Rogers High School senior starting cooking only last year. Earlier this month, he was named the top culinary student in Washington as the winner of the Student of Excellence Award. The prize, which includes a $1,000 scholarship, was announced at the annual ProStart Invitational culinary competition held this year in Spokane. (Spokesman-Review)

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Heritage High School students ditch electricity, running water for cooking competition

Heritage — Students from Heritage High School traveled to Spokane on March 10 for a cooking competition with a twist: they couldn’t use running water or electricity. The students had to cook a three-course meal in 60 minutes using butane burners as part of the ProStart Invitational, which was hosted by the Washington Hospitality Association. (The Columbian)

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Bellevue’s Newport High School Sweeps Culinary and Management ProStart Competition

SPOKANE, Wash.—Aspiring high-school chefs and restaurateurs assembled in Spokane, Wash., March 10 to slice and dice their way to culinary glory, scholarships and a chance to compete in the national

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Bellevue’s Newport High School Sweeps Culinary and Management ProStart Competition

SPOKANE, Wash.—Aspiring high-school chefs and restaurateurs assembled in Spokane, Wash., March 10 to slice and dice their way to culinary glory, scholarships and a chance to compete in the national