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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.


September 30: Flat Panel Antitrust Deadline Extended

The Washington Restaurant Association (WRA) and Washington Lodging Association (WLA) is working with Class Action Capital, a market leader in class action settlement claim management. Class Action Capital is already

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President’s Column: Facing a Fork in the Road

Every so often, leaders and communities arrive at a difficult fork in the road that will define the path forward for decades to come.

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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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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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Associations donate nearly 3000 items to help feed the community

This week the Washington Restaurant and Lodging Associations have collected nearly 3,000 items for the local Thurston County food bank. The food bank is a greatly needed community resource. According


Is Your Restaurant Successful?

How Does Your Restaurant Measure Up? By Kathy Chaffee Groff Successful restaurant operations are usually made up of a delicate balance of financial, staffing and operations. There are indicators in


Handing Down The Family Business

Making your Children Owners of your Restaurant Company By Gerry E. Adams, CPA, CHAE Making your children owners of your company is not only fraught with business and tax issues,


Easily Increase Profitability

Increase Productivity to Increase Profitability By Rick Braa, CHAE Numbers rule! Numbers tell the truth, they eliminate drama, they’re fascinating and most of all they can help you make more

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Weekly Update: WLA challenges ballot title of union-backed Seattle hotel initiative

The WLA filed a ballot title challenge to Initiative 124. We updated members about I-124 in last week’s Weekly (read it here.) We believe the ballot title fails to accurately

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Hospitality industry embraces virtual reality

At this year’s Boyd’s Coffee® ProStart Invitational in February, the Washington Restaurant Association (WRA) brought along a 360-degree camera to capture the action.


ERNWest – Workers’ Compensation

Washington Hospitality Association introduced the Retrospective Rating program (RETRO) to the Washington restaurant industry in 1986. Since then, Washington Hospitality Association’s RETRO has grown to be the third largest RETRO

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2016 Northwest Foodservice Show hosts thousands

Today is the final day of the Pacific Northwest’s largest food and beverage trade expo. The 2016 Northwest Foodservice Show (NWFSS) has provided days full of learning, networking opportunities, great

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Tip Pooling: A brief overview of the Ninth Circuit ruling

I am one of the attorneys of record in the WRA’s lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). I also spent several years as in-house counsel for a national restaurant company, and have a number of restaurant clients.

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Hospitality – It’s What Unites Us

I have spent the better part of the past year getting to know and bringing together the leaders of the hotel industry with the leaders of the restaurant industry. I have learned that hospitality, the service of others, unites us. On grand levels and local levels, our industry is about people. Lawmaking is the same; at its foundation it is about serving the public.