The clock is ticking on PPP forgiveness

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is no longer accepting applications, but recipients can still apply to have their loan forgiven. Make sure you’re in the know on how and when to apply. Need more info? Click here to read more.

[Webinar] The fundamentals of PPP forgiveness

Learn the fundamentals of PPP loan forgiveness from the Small Business Administration at 2 p.m. June 24. Get your questions answered and look at sample forms. Do you have a question you would like to ask in advance? Send it to podcast@wahospitality.org. Click here to register.

Restaurant Revitalization Fund update 

Last week the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) informed 2,965 small businesses owned by women, veterans and economically and socially disadvantaged people that they would not be receiving their approved Restaurant Revitalization Fund awards in compliance with recent court rulings.

The SBA’s 21-day priority period is the subject of several lawsuits arguing that prioritizing applicants on the basis of race and gender is unconstitutional. New legislation has been introduced to replenish the fund. Learn more here.

Watch a training video, get an entry to win a $500 gift card 

Each training video is 35 minutes or less.

When you watch a video by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 25, you have a chance to win a $500 gift card. You get multiple entries when you watch multiple videos.

Congress needs to hear from you 

Senators and representatives need to hear from you to pass these critical bills through Congress. A few seconds of your time will go a long way.

The Save Hotel Jobs Act will provide much-needed relief to the lodging industry through direct payroll grants and tax credits. On the restaurant side, a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a bill to add another $60 billion to the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF).

Click here to express your support for the Save Hotel Jobs Act, and click here to call on lawmakers to replenish the RRF.

Updated guidelines for bowling, golf 

Gov. Jay Inslee’s office officially rescinded guidance for bowling alleys and golf courses last week because the guidelines were similar to other documents on the Healthy Washington—Roadmap to Recovery website. Click here to read more.

Good news for Seattle/King County 

King County announced it has reached the 70% vaccination threshold for adults 16 and older and the local mask mandate will be lifted on June 29. This comes only a few days after Seattle announced it has hit the 70% vaccination threshold for Seattle residents. After June 29, the county will follow CDC and Washington state guidance. Make sure to check out our resources as you get ready to reopen.

Paid Family & Medical Leave survey 

Have you ever had to call Employment Security Department’s Customer Care Team regarding a Paid Family & Medical Leave issue? If so, they want to hear from you to improve their wait times and phone procedures.

Click here to take a short survey and provide your feedback to ESD.

Available ServSafe Manager classes

All classes are from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and member pricing is $150 per registrant. Price includes review, exam, book and answer sheet.

Seattle

  • July 8 at Opper Melang (Ballard), registration closes June 25
  • July 22 Bargreen Ellingson (Industrial District), registration closes July 8
  • Aug. 12 Bargreen Ellingson (Industrial District), registration closes July 29

Register here: wha.fyi/ssm-weekly

We are working hard to secure locations in different regions around the state. Class capacity is currently limited because of coronavirus phase restrictions.

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