Second draw & reactivation of PPP loans: Application guidelines

The Small Business Administration (SBA) released guidance for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the second draw of PPP loans in the recently passed Economic Aid Act. The SBA has not yet announced when it will begin taking applications that you will submit through lenders. Click here to see what you should do to prepare in the meantime.

[Reminder] Minimum wage increase started Jan. 1 

The new year brings an increase of the minimum wage in Washington state to $13.69 per hour. Seattle and SeaTac also have their own minimum wage rates that increased for 2021. Get those rates and learn more here.

[You’re invited] Join our weekly Government Affairs Committee calls  

You won’t want to miss this weekly insider update on how new legislation is shaping up in Olympia and how it could impact your business. Calls are scheduled for 1 p.m. each Wednesday, beginning next week, Jan. 13. Click here to get the login details.

Sign up for our coronavirus text alert resource  

Get updated on the latest decisions and developments in the coronavirus situation within Washington state in real time from your mobile device by signing up for text alerts. There are two ways to sign up for our mobile text alert resource:

Text “COVID19” to 52886


Click here and sign up.

Hill Climb: Join us online Jan. 25  

Lend your voice to needed and immediate industry relief: Register today for Hill Climb 2021, coming Jan. 25.

This year’s session will also be virtual and your State Government Affairs Team will lay out this year’s legislative priorities, which include how our legislators can help our industry recover from this past year of restrictions and shutdowns.

This is your opportunity to learn how we are fighting for you and to add your voice to the call for relief. Register here today.


Declare independence from third-party delivery

In our webinar at 10 a.m. on Jan. 26 we’ll go over how easy it is to transition to self-delivery. The best part – our partner pays for delivery insurance so you don’t have to! Get the scoop on our newest member savings program and register for the webinar here.


ServSafe Manager Online is here to stay

Washington can’t have in-person ServSafe Manager classes, but your employees can still get certified online. Employees can take the course and exam with an online proctor, all from the safety of their own homes, at their own pace. Register here.

Industry Roundup

New reopening plan ignores a number of important topics (Newstalk)

One way to avoid other guests? Book the entire hotel (Puget Sound Business Journal)

Burlington pub owner told to close, with open garage door walls violating restrictions (KIRO)

‘Covid just helped cement a difficult decision’: Perry District restaurant closing for good (KXLY)

Why hotels are joining the in-housing trend in 2021 (AdWeek)