Weekly Update: The PPP loan has changed–are you aware? Register for our webinar; official guidance on masks

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CEO: Industry’s future is in your hands

President and CEO Anthony Anton says, “We must not only ensure the safety of our guests and employees in this moment, but also to take actions today that ensure the complete reopening of our businesses in the future.” Read his message to you here.

[Webinar] Q&A with the Small Business Administration 

There are several changes in the Paycheck Protection Program since our last U.S. Small Business Administration webinar and deadlines are approaching. With new rules in place this is a chance to get clarity from the agency writing the rules itself and to learn more about this and other programs it offers. Click here to register.

Congratulations to our ProStart teacher and mentor of the year 

Congratulations to Kim Stewart, the 2019-20 ProStart Teacher of the Year, and Caleb Hansen, this year’s Mentor of the Year. Read about these two leaders from Spokane here.

Check out L&I’s official mask guidance

This graphic, found on the official department website, details exactly what you need to know about protective masks for your staff. Make sure you have the most accurate information and click here.

Got more questions? Check out this video on employee mask use

Click here.

Tacoma launches Curbside Café and Market Pilot Program 

The city of Tacoma has launched an extension of the Sidewalks Café program so local restaurants can use the right-of-way to expand their ability to serve customers. A permit for the Curbside Café and Market Pilot Program allows temporary structures like tables, chairs, planters and shade coverings. It also waives application fees, street-use fees and the cost of on-street parking related to the pilot program. Apply here.

Seattle City Council passes hazard pay fees for third-party delivery drivers

A hazard pay bill for app-based meal and grocery third-party delivery drivers during the pandemic has passed the Seattle City Council. Food delivery network companies who hire gig workers or third-party delivery drivers for foodservice deliveries must pay drivers at least $2.50 in premium pay per order during the coronavirus crisis. To read the details, click here.

Spokane County small businesses will soon have access to free PPE  

The Spokane County Commissioners have authorized spending $1 million of federal coronavirus relief money to purchase the personal protective equipment, which will be free to businesses with fewer than 49 employees. Read more here.

Low-cost marketing solutions webinar, July 1

In the newest addition to our association webinar series, experts go over low-cost marketing solutions and techniques. Guest speakers include Deba Wegner who specializes in technology and local store marketing, Susie Bauer who specializes in local community outreach, and Rob Hill who specializes in customer satisfaction. Submit your questions ahead of time by clicking here. You can register here.


ServSafe Manager course available online

In-person classes may be canceled, but your employees can still take the ServSafe Manager course online. Employees have 90 days from the date of purchase to complete the course and take the exam with a proctor. Purchase the course on the Washington Hospitality Association Education Foundation website here.

Additional Training Available