Weekly Update — Reopening paused; virtual hospitality town hall meetings to begin

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Pause on county reopenings extended through July 28

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that all county reopenings will remain on pause until July 28. The reason for the pause was reported as the spike in Washington state coronavirus cases. Click here to learn more.

Register for our upcoming town hall meetings in your area

Starting July 23 the Washington Hospitality Association will be holding its first ever virtual town hall, bringing together hospitality members and local lawmakers to speak to the issues impacting our state and industry. Association President and CEO Anthony Anton will present a state of the industry speech and we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with the latest changes from state government as well as providing opportunity to let your questions be heard by your local elected officials.

Pierce County (July 23) Click here to register
Southeastern Washington (July 30) Click here to register
Northwestern Washington (Aug. 6) Click here to register
Snohomish County (Aug. 13) Click here to register

You’re invited: Decide which state legislative candidates to endorse

On July 21, the Government Affairs Committee (GAC) will decide on which state legislative candidates to endorse and support and you’re invited to attend. Click the button below to register. Your input is critical to the endorsement process. If you have feedback about any of the state legislative candidates, email Julia Gorton. If you have any questions about the GAC Candidate Endorsement Meeting, contact Katie Doyle.

Register here

How to add supply receiving and other back-of-house coronavirus protocols

Learn how to track and manage the flow of people — kitchen staff, waitstaff, guests, suppliers, delivery drivers — to minimize coronavirus exposure and keep everyone healthy. Click here.

Show your support for the Blueprint for Restaurant Revival

Later this month, Congress will consider its final coronavirus response bill for 2020. The National Restaurant Association is asking you to contact your lawmaker and tell them to support the Blueprint For Restaurant Revival, including a $120 billion recovery fund and a second round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding. Click here to act.


How to navigate mask enforcement + working with landlords

Join expert restaurant consultant Rick Braa and property law authority Sandip Soli for a webinar on navigating the legal challenges of enforcing the statewide mask mandate in your business and working with your landlord in an uncertain economy. This do-not-miss event is at 10 a.m. on July 29. Register here.

How group purchasing can positively impact your bottom line

The association is soft launching a group purchasing program (GPP) this month. Group purchasing leverages the purchasing power of our membership to get cash back manufacture rebates on products you’re already buying. Attend our webinar on July 22 at 10 a.m. to learn more about how our GPP can work for your business and how you can participate. Register here.


Get your employees ServSafe Manager certified online

ServSafe Manager exams can now be taken online with an online proctor. We have an amazing deal for members to get the entire package, course, exam and proctor, for $134. This is a $45 savings and will only be available through July 31.


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