Time is running out! Have you registered for Hill Climb?

Have you registered for Hill Climb? It’s coming up on Jan. 27. This is your opportunity to meet with lawmakers in Olympia and share your story. Don’t miss out, register today at hospitalityhillclimb.org.

New in the HUB: How going green can boost sales

The National Restaurant Association predicts that consumers are going to continue to place great value in sustainable practices in the businesses they frequent. Don’t let a perceived cost of admission dissuade you from seeking a sustainable future for your business – you can save money and expand your sales by making sustainability a priority. Click here and learn more.

Final rule revises joint-employer status

The federal Department of Labor issued a final rule on Jan. 12 updating what it means to be a joint employer. The National Restaurant Association staff members said this final rule is a win for members and “brings uniformity and needed certainty” for our industry. Click here to learn more.

Order your 2020 Labor Law Poster today

2020 Labor Law Posters will be available at the end of January. All members will receive one free copy automatically. Extra posters cost $5 each for members and $30 for non-members. Place your order now if you need more than one poster and we will ship to you when they are available.

Week 1 of the legislative session – will you get the email?

The week one legislative update goes out Friday. Are you on the list to get the exclusive information? Please email Nicole Vukonich, state communications manager, to get the information.

Government Affairs Committee legislative session update calls started Jan. 15

Each week during the legislative session, the State Government Affairs Team goes over the issues and gets member input on the hot topics of the legislative session. These calls shape the policy positions of the association. These calls are open to all interested members, ambassadors and Government Affairs Committee members. Please email Nicole Vukonich, state communications manager, if you would like to participate on these calls.

How do I get sexual harassment prevention training for my business?

The Education Foundation provides lodging and food service specific sexual harassment prevention training for both employees and managers. The course is available for $22 and $30 respectively and meets all requirements of the Isolated Workers Provision. Click here to purchase the course and get certified.


Upcoming ServSafe Manager Classes

All classes are 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Centralia: Feb. 12 at Providence Hospital
Registration Deadline: Jan. 29

Everett: Feb. 10 at US Foods
Registration Deadline: Jan. 27

Fife: March 4 at US Foods
Registration Deadline: Feb. 19

Kent: Feb. 18 at Kent Commons (Mill Creek room)
Registration Deadline: Feb. 4

Seattle (SODO): Feb. 4 at Bargreen Ellingson
Registration Deadline: Jan. 21

Tacoma: March 19 at Bargreen Ellingson
Registration Deadline: Feb. 19

Register your employees

Additional Training Available

MAST Permit
Food Allergies
Hotel & Lodging Certifications
Restaurant Certifications
First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens
Sexual Harassment Prevention


Dunkin’, Snoop Dogg release limited-time Beyond Meat breakfast sandwich (Nation’s Restaurant News)

Eldorado Resorts agrees to sell Louisiana casino for $230 million (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Plant-based proteins, eco-conscious packaging top 2020 industry trends (Restaurant business)

Cartoon Network Hotel opens in Pennsylvania (Fox Business)

Introducing the Seattle Beer Bar Coalition and Boop and Beep IPA (Washington Beer Blog)

More plant-based food, drive-thrus: here’s what Panera’s new CEO has in store (Forbes)

Wayfarer Points changes travel loyalty programs through gamification (PhocusWire)

Chicken, waffles and smashing the patriarchy (Mother Jones)

Hoteliers target growing demand for halal travel (Hotel News Now)