Seattle Small Business Stabilization Fund grant applications now open

The City of Seattle has announced the next wave of grant funding for the Small Business Stabilization Fund. Fueled by an additional $4 million, the fund provides $10,000 grants to Seattle small businesses and economic opportunity nonprofits impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Applications close Nov. 30. For details, click here.

AHLA’s Stars of The Industry submissions are open

Lodging members, the time has come to recognize the heroes among your staff. The American Hotel and Lodging Association has opened submissions for their Stars of the Industry awards. Nominate your hotel star today in one of the following categories:

  • North Star Award: Lodging Employee of the Year
  • General Manger of the Year – Large Property
  • General Manager of the Year – Small Property
  • Stevan Porter Emerging Hospitality Leaders of the Year
  • Paving the Way Award
  • AHLA’s Weekly Hotel Hero

For more information, click here.

Spokane Chapter meeting

Join us at 9 a.m. Nov. 18 for the next Spokane Chapter meeting. Chapter chair Derek Baziotis and Washington Hospitality Association CEO Anthony Anton will lead the discussion. More details are coming soon—register here. If you have registered for our previous meetings, please be sure to register again.

Spokane Co. offering hospitality grants, deadline approaching

Hospitality businesses in Spokane County may be eligible for up to $20,000 in CARES Act funding. You can apply for a Spokane County Hospitality Relief Grant until 5 p.m. Nov. 16 here. Learn more about the program here.

Watch a replay of Wednesday’s Spokane Chapter meeting discussing these grants here.

Help determine industry policy

The state legislature is back in session in January and our Government Affairs team is putting together our agenda. We need your input, so join the GAC meeting at 10 a.m. Nov. 17. Click here to register.

Subscribe for the latest in Legislative News

Stay up-to-date on the issues that affect our industry. Sign up today for the Government Affairs newsletter. Email Katie Doyle at

Are you paying too much for business insurance?

Both the Baymont Inn/Super 8 and The Margent Corp reported receiving much lower rates on their business insurance after switching to the association’s business insurance program. The Margent Corp told us they saved as much as 20% off their previous company. Compare against your current program here.

Provide flexibility with telemedicine

Telemedicine healthcare plans are often less expensive, more cost effective and flexible than most. The association offers three different telemedicine options through our Healthcare Solutions program. Shop telemedicine here.

Pierce County Restaurant Rally participants—reimbursement webinar

Restaurants participating in the Pierce County Restaurant Rally must provide certain documentation for reimbursement—by specific deadlines. Join us November 19th at 10:00 am to hear what you need to submit, when and how to receive the reimbursement funds you need for your business. Click here to register for the webinar.

Solve high turnover and labor costs with ShiftPixy 

The association just inked a new partnership with ShiftPixy, to provide HR and native delivery solutions to members. Their HR solutions include:

  • Recruiting and retention
  • Compliance and scheduling
  • Using the gig economy
  • Mobile technology
  • Predicting labor costs

Dive deeper into how ShiftPixy can help you by attending our Dec. 1 and Dec. 15 webinar.