Member Spotlight: Quality Inn & Suites at Olympic National Park

Employment for people with disabilities, shelter for the homeless during the snowstorm – Sequim’s Quality Inn & Suites at Olympic National Park is an important part of its community. Read more in the first of a new regular feature from Washington Hospitality Association.

Learn and Network at Upcoming Hospitality Summits

Registration is now open for this year’s hospitality summits. The summits will take place in Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia this year. The events will provide education and networking opportunities while showcasing incredible hospitality products and solutions. Visit to register and for more information.

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Seattle Restaurant Alliance March Meeting

Our March monthly membership meeting is from 10-11:30 a.m., March 6, at Ivar’s Salmon House, 401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle. We’ll have candidates who have announced they are running for city council in District 4. Come meet them and ask questions. Email Teddi McGuire if you would like to attend.

Spokane Chapter Quarterly Meeting

Save the date now for the Spokane Chapter’s quarterly membership meeting at 2 p.m., March 12 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center, 322 N. Spokane Falls Ct. Speakers include:

  • Spokane Mayor David Condon
  • Visit Spokane’s President and CEO Meg Winchester
  • Labor attorney Kim Kamel
  • Chef Alexa Wilson from FSA

Come and meet Washington Hospitality Association CEO Anthony Anton and Local Government Affairs Director John Lane. A no-host happy hour will follow the meeting. Email Tobby Hatley to reserve your seat.

Seattle: What’s Next Washington Needs You

Restaurant and hospitality employers in Seattle are invited to attend a meeting for What’s Next Washington, a nonprofit organization of formerly incarcerated individuals working to change the barriers to re-entry into society. The goals of this event are to create a safe space for participants to voice their concerns, examine data regarding the risks of hiring and more. The meeting will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., March 26 at Davis, Wright, Tremaine Seattle Office, 920 Fifth Ave., Suite 3300 Seattle. For more information and to register, click here.


Workforce Challenge: Reducing Payroll Errors

Even in this day of cloud-based software and automated employee management systems, many organizations still rely on manual time tracking and accounting. Or they’re using separate, non-integrated accounting systems for time tracking and payroll. Either way, the bottom line is this: There’s a much greater chance for costly errors of all sorts, from missing pay to penalties for inaccurate tax payments.

Did you know that …

  • Twenty-two percent of U.S. employees who are required to input their hours worked use a time card or time sheet.
  • Nearly one in five payroll professionals (18 percent) spend much of their time on day-to-day activities, such as data entry.
  • Manual data entry is also the payroll activity that results in the most errors (35 percent).
  • Twenty-five percent of payroll inquiries are about employees’ pay slips.

The second most common reason for payroll inquiries is related to missing pay, at 22 percent.

Learn more and reduce errors.


March 12, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Tacoma, Registration Deadline: Feb. 26

March 13, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Fife. Registration Deadline: Feb. 27

March 18, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Kent. Registration Deadline: March 4

March 28, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Spokane (Post Falls), Registration Deadline: March 14