Phase 3 rules for catering & events

The Governor’s Office this week provided the new rules for Phase 3 in regard to weddings, funerals, events and business meetings. Read here about capacity restrictions, dance floor rules, catering rules and more.

So much has happened this month in hospitality–restaurants are open at 50% capacity and we have Phase 3 guidance for restaurants, fitness centers, bowling alleys and more. If you would like to hear Washington Hospitality Association President and CEO Anthony Anton’s perspective and his forecast for what is coming next, attend the CEO Podcast at 10 a.m. April 7. Click here to register.

[Action alert] Oppose HB 1076 again via email, sign in as “con”

URGENT! We need your assistance once again. House Bill 1076, also known as Qui Tam, will be heard on Tuesday in the Senate Ways and Means Committee at 1:30pm. We need your assistance in killing this very concerning piece of Legislation. Even if you have participated in our action alert before, please click here to sign in “con” in Ways and Means AND send a message to your lawmaker here.

Apply March 29 for WA’s largest round of business grants yet 

The Washington State Department of Commerce has announced the details of round four of the Working Washington Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. The first day to apply is March 29 and applications close 12 days later. Learn how to apply.

No payments until 2022 for EIDL – and it’s not too late to apply

The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced the deferment period for the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan program will now extend until March 2022. The loans offered under the program are designed to give economic relief to small businesses that are experiencing a temporary loss of revenue, and most U.S. small businesses with 500 or fewer employees are eligible. Read more here.

It’s time to rethink delivery and the customer experience

In hospitality, we take care of the customer and ensure a good experience. With self-delivery, you own that relationship from the time the order is placed to when your driver delivers to their door. Third-party delivery doesn’t afford you the same opportunity. Learn more here. (Sponsored content)

Reopening guides by sector 

We heard you wanted a specialized reopening toolkit just for your business – bowling alleys, card rooms, casinos or lodging best practices in these pandemic times. Check out the new reopening guides tailored to your needs at our Coronavirus Resource Guide–now updated with Phase 3 guidance.

Dental insurance plans can cover preventive care

Most dental plans cover preventive care or wellness benefits at 100% when you see a network dentist. For information on health and wellness options, click here.

How long does it take you to detect a payment breach?

On average, it takes a business 280 days to detect and contain a payment breach event. According to a report from IBM and the Ponemon Institute, the average cost of a data breach is $8.64 million. Read more about what you can do.

[Webinar Replay] Unemployment insurance Q&A session

On Tuesday, representatives from the Employment Security Department talked about SharedWork, voluntary contributions, relief of benefits, when employees decline hours and more.

[Webinar] Has the coronavirus impacted your business insurance premiums?

We can help you navigate the changing business insurance market while managing your risk and policy. Join us for our webinar at 10 a.m. April 14 to learn more about what you can do. Register here.

[Webinar] New beginnings: Reopen with a new menu 

We’ve reopened at 50% capacity and now, get ready to re-evaluate your menu to boost sales and cut costs. Join Olga Sagan of Piroshky Piroshky, Chef Adam Hegsted of Eat Good Group, Andy Cook of Harbor Foodservice and hospitality consultant Arnold Shain in this roundtable discussion about streamlining your menu. We’ll meet on our members’ only Facebook page at 10 a.m., March 31.

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