Weekly Update: Reminder! Paid Family and Medical Leave reporting deadline moved to July 31

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Reminder! Paid Family and Medical Leave reporting deadline moved to July 31

The Employment Security Department has delayed the Paid Family and Medical Leave Q1 reporting deadline from April 30 to July 31. Beginning July 1, employers may report Q1 and Q2 premiums to the department. To refresh your memory on this topic, click here.

Last chance: Tacoma Hospitality Summit features business-boosting speakers

Wish your business was more efficient? Attend the Tacoma Hospitality Summit on Monday to learn how to improve the efficiency of your business. Plus, meet with vendors that can streamline your operation. Register today!

2019 Legislative session ends Sunday

With a few days left before the state’s prescribed end to the 2019 legislative session, lawmakers still need to adopt the next two-year state operating budget. Read Friday’s Legislative News to get the scoop. Email Nicole Vukonich to get on the list if you’re not already a subscriber.

Eye on Hospitality: Making great customer service a reality

You can’t have hospitality without customer service. Learn strategies from top professionals in hotels and restaurants to maximize customer satisfaction at your business. Read more.

Two Minute Video: Short-term rental bill passes, closed captioning in Seattle, association team wins PR award

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Member Spotlight: Resort at Port Ludlow, making its community a better place

People know the Resort at Port Ludlow for its amenities and beautiful setting. What they may not know is the depth of its ties to its community. Read more.

Spokane Chapter Golf Tournament, June 11

Join us for the annual Spokane Chapter Golf Tournament, June 11, 1 p.m., at Downriver Golf Course, 3225 N. Columbia Circle, Spokane. Proceeds benefit local ProStart programs, Feed Spokane and the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy.



Correction: ProStart teams raise more than $35,000

Last week we reported Mt. Spokane and Bonney Lake high schools each raised $10,000 to help the students travel across the country and represent Washington at the National ProStart Invitational. Both communities rallied behind their students and raised more than $35,000 total. To support our ProStart teams and the Washington Hospitality Association Education Foundation, please visit our website or contact the foundation Director David Faro.


Emergency planning and response webinar, May 1

Emergency situations can happen anywhere, anytime. Larry Sigler, director of food safety for Waffle House, Inc., will lead a webinar at 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, hosted by the National Restaurant Association. The webinar will take you inside the Waffle House Emergency Response Plan, the storm playbook the company uses to stay open and operating when an emergency strikes. Register here. Questions? Contact Jill Rymarz at 312-715-6785.

Mason County hiring event, May 31

Hospitality job seekers will be at the upcoming Spring Hiring & Resource Fair from 10 a.m.–2 p.m., May 31, at the Mason Transit Authority Transit-Community Center. Vendor registration is for regional employers, post-secondary education, training providers and supportive agencies to offer jobs, resources and insight regarding career options and pathways to employment. The free registration closes May 24.


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 Training (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 below.


Set up a group class.

Additional training available

Hotel and lodging certifications.

Food allegens.

Sexual harassment prevention.


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