Weekly update: Plastic bag ban goes into effect next week

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Plastic bag ban goes into effect next week

Most single-use plastic bags will be prohibited starting Oct. 1. If you missed last week’s webinar, you can watch a replay here and download a helpful PowerPoint presentation from Shannon Jones, material management coordinator for Western Washington at the Department of Ecology.

[CEO Podcast] Industry news with the government affairs team

Washington Hospitality Association President & CEO Anthony Anton will discuss hospitality industry news from the past month. Since we last chatted with Anthony, Jefferson, Clallam and King counties have issued vaccine mandates and there is a statewide mask mandate in effect. Anthony will speak with Julia Gorton, director of state government affairs, and John Lane, director of local government affairs. We’ll meet at 10 a.m. Oct. 6. Brought to you by U.S. Bank. Register here.

LCB stepping up alcohol delivery compliance checks

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) announced this week they are stepping up compliance checks for alcohol delivery service. Hospitality businesses currently offering alcohol delivery service, or considering it, must ensure they have the right systems in place first. Learn more here.

National Food Safety Month: Cleaning and sanitizing

In the fourth week of National Food Safety Month, we encourage operators to learn more about proper sanitization methods. You can find additional resources from ServSafe like activity sheets, informational posters, and industry-specific information here.

Labor and supply shortages: communication is key

Most hospitality businesses know a thing or two about dealing with labor and supply shortages by now. One of the basic–but underrated–things to remember is that it is important to have a trusted point of contact across your supply chain. Learn more about the most important actions you can take to help your business eliminate uncertainty in this article.

New mask and vaccine signs available

Having a clear and transparent policy regarding masks and vaccines can be an effective tool in de-escalating potentially difficult conversations with guests. The Washington Hospitality Association’s communications team created several downloadable PDFs you can print and put on display. New options were added this week, so click here to download your signs from our Coronavirus Resource Guide today.

More processing partners = more ways to integrate

With not just one but two processing partners, we’re able to integrate with more point-of-sale systems than ever before. Get a statement audit to keep your current POS and get the lowest rate in the industry.

[Webinar] Use industry research to develop new staffing strategies

Join us for a conversation about the impacts of staffing on the hospitality industry. Gain inside knowledge on how to leverage industry research and mobile technology to develop resilient business and recruiting strategies that engage today’s “always-connected” workforce. The webinar is at 10 a.m. on Oct. 7. Register here.

Telemedicine: Quality, convenient and affordable employee health care plans

A typical in-person health care office visit costs around $125. Through our Healthcare Solutions program, we have telemedicine plans between $2.33 to $9 per month per employee. You and your employees can save more. Click here to learn more.

[Virtual training] Cracking the code on lower back pain

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics states one in five on-the-job injuries involves the lower back. Dr. Kevin Rindal will present innovative strategies for preventing lower back injuries before they occur while concurrently building a more resilient workforce. The webinar is at 10 a.m. on Sept. 28. Register here.

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