Last chance! Seattle Hospitality Summit is Monday
Four days remain until the first of our three Hospitality Summits. The first event is in Seattle. Prepare yourself for a half-day of business-boosting education and networking. Commuter benefits, international tourism, developing current and future employees, service charges and so much more. Register today.
Interested in mobile trends and saving time? Check out the Tacoma and Olympia Hospitality Summit agendas to register and for more information.
Winning ProStart teams raise $20,000
Bonney Lake High School Management and Mt. Spokane High School Culinary teams each raised $10,000 through their communities’ generosity and by showcasing their skills. Both teams can now attend and compete for scholarship money at the National ProStart Invitational in Washington, D.C., May 8-10. Learn more about the National ProStart Invitational here.
How to resolve your ‘no-match’ letter
The Social Security Administration will send ‘no-match’ letters to employers when information in an individual employee’s W-2 form, Wage and Tax Statement, does not match the administration’s records. To correct mismatches, click here to read official guidance from the National Restaurant Association.
Member Spotlight: Duvall Tavern, a picture of resilience
The Duvall Tavern embodies resilience – both in its long history and in its people. The tavern opened for business in 1934, the year after alcohol prohibition ended, and remains thriving today. Click here to read more.
Vancouver members: City property, B&O and head tax increases recommended
According to The Columbian, a city advisory task force has recommended raising taxes – including reinstating a B&O tax for the first time since 2002. The proposed B&O tax would be $0.55 per $1,000 tax on gross annual revenue and the proposal would raise the city’s head tax by $70 per employee. Read more here.
Inland Northwest Culinary Academy Scholarship Committee meeting, May 6
Are you looking for ways to help culinary students get their degrees? Spokane’s Inland Northwest Culinary Academy has scholarship funds to award to two candidates. To choose which two students will get the funds, the committee will need volunteers to meet, read through the applications and select the winners. The group will meet 10:30 a.m., May 6, in Orlando’s at Spokane Community College. If you are interested, email Julie Litzenberger.
Spokane Chapter Golf Tournament, June 11
It’s time to register for the annual Spokane Chapter Golf Tournament, June 11, at Downriver Golf Course, 3225 N. Columbia Circle, Spokane. Register or become a sponsor for the event. Proceeds benefit local ProStart programs, Feed Spokane and the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy.
8:30 A.M. – 2:30 P.M., May 07, Bargreen, Seattle (SODO), Registration Deadline: April 23
8:30 A.M. – 2:30 P.M., May 14, Bargreen, Tacoma, Registration Deadline: April 30
8:30 A.M. – 2:30 P.M., May 20, FSA, Kent, Registration Deadline: May 6
8:30 A.M. – 2:30 P.M., May 23, FSA, Spokane (North Spokane), Registration Deadline: May 9
8:30 A.M. – 2:30 P.M., May 27, St. Peter Hospital, Olympia, Registration Deadline: May 13
8:30 A.M. – 2:30 P.M., June 12, US Foods, Fife, Registration Deadline: May 29
8:30 A.M. – 2:30 P.M., June 24, FSA, Everett, Registration Deadline: June 10
Mandatory Alcohol Server Trainer (MAST)
A MAST permit is required for team members who serve alcohol, conduct tastings or manage an establishment that serves alcohol. Get yours through the education foundation by clicking on the buttons below.
- There’s a reason your Starbucks app looks different today: The new rewards program has arrived (Forbes)
- After tense negotiations, Marriott signs new multiyear deal with Expedia (CNBC)
- The relevance of personalization for the digital age (Luxury Hoteliers)
- Del Taco’s newest “meat” taco is 100 percent meatless (Vox)
- Why hotels should support their customers through communication channels (Hospitality Net)
- Tech trends driving changes in restaurants, report says (National Restaurant Association)
- Hotels and resorts ramp up sustainability efforts (New York Times)
- Pizza chains seek outside help as food-delivery market grows (Bloomberg)
- Hotels make wallcoverings a sticking trend (Hotel News Now)
- Curries, kebabs among hot trends in restaurant delivery (Restaurant Hospitality)