Weekly Update: Spokane Hospitality Summit Coming on May 22

Weekly Update: Spokane Hospitality Summit Coming on May 22

Spokane Hospitality Summit Coming on May 22 – Don’t Miss It!

The Washington Hospitality Summit presented by Food Services of America is coming soon to Spokane on May 22. Don’t miss this unique event where you can engage with an information packed afternoon filled with a keynote speaker, breakout sessions and a one-stop-shop trade show for all your business’ needs. Attendee cost is $30. Get your tickets now. The Hospitality Summit will be held at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Spokane City Center, 322 North Spokane Falls Court, Spokane, May 22, 12:30-5:30 p.m. And be sure to check out our great new app that will help you navigate this event


Washington Hospitality Association Tackles Human Trafficking

The Washington Hospitality Association Education Foundation has kickstarted an ongoing initiative to disrupt crimes of human trafficking, and create a framework to eliminate its presence entirely. We hope to foster lasting change in the way that the hospitality industry functions, with an emphasis on the thoughtful engagement of human trafficking, an issue which has too long been considered an untouchable subject. Hotels that actively confront trafficking under their watch should not only be commended, they should serve as the model for compassionate, safety-oriented business management and the gold standard for our industry. For more information, contact Sandra Miller.


Reminder: Seattle Secure Scheduling Ordinance Takes Effect July 1

It’s almost here! Seattle’s Secure Scheduling Ordinance takes effect on July 1. It will have major impacts on restaurants. Go to the Washington Hospitality Association’s Secure Scheduling Toolkit for the information you’ll need. For more information, contact Jillian Henze.


Register for Seattle Hotel Association’s Golf Tourney

The Seattle Hotel Association’s annual golf tournament is at 12 p.m. on June 6 at The Golf Club at Newcastle. Proceeds will benefit Chief Sealth International High School’s Academy of Hospitality & Tourism. This year, the Association is partnering with Visit Seattle to support this great cause. Register today and come play and network June 6. For more information, contact Jillian Henze.


Spokane Chapter Golf Tournament, June 6

You won’t want to miss the Spokane Chapter Golf Tournament on June 6, at Wandermere Golf Course. Afternoon Shotgun starts 1 p.m. Registration opens at 11 a.m. Registration is $105 per person. Register here for players and sponsorships. Questions? Contact Robyn@RedLetterEventPlanning.com or 208.244.0601.


Tacoma-Pierce County Hospitality Summit, June 12 – Register Now!

Come join us on June 12, from 12:30 to 5 p.m., at the Hotel Murano, for our first ever Tacoma-Pierce County Hospitality Summit. Here you will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts, talk shop with the Health Department, explore ideas on how to reinvent your business model, get an industry update from the Hospitality Association’s own CEO, Anthony Anton, and last, but not least, you will have the opportunity to network with your peers over cocktails and appetizers. For more information, visit http://www.hospitalitysummit.org/tacoma


Let Us Know What Training Your Organization Needs

The Washington Hospitality Education Foundation is partnering with the Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council on a hospitality training project for Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, and Thurston counties. For us to do the best work possible, we have created a survey to get your region’s input regarding the training programs you currently use for your team members as well as any needs for potential programs. The information we receive will be shared with the Pacific Mountain Council. Your participation is greatly appreciated. For more information on the survey, contact Naja Hogander.



Two Minute Video: News You Need to Know

Don’t miss this great video recap of the news you need to know from the past week, including the latest on the special legislative session where issues like tourism, paid leave, minimum wage, taxes, and more are being discussed. The consequences of short-term rental companies like AirBNB and VRBO are also discussed.


Aslan Brewing Company and ProStart on DineNW Radio Show – Listen Online!

Don’t miss this week’s DineNW radio show, now online. Andy Cook and Paul Schlienz interview Jack Lamb, owner of Bellingham’s Aslan Brewing Company. Andy and Paul then chat with Genevieve Boushey, 2016 ProStart Scholarship winner.


Eye on Hospitality: Beware of Ransomware

Don’t ever say “It can’t happen to me.” Whether you want to believe it or not, your business is susceptible to cyberattacks. Currently, the focus is on a particularly vicious variety of malware called “ransomware.” Read more…