Tourism returns, offices stay empty

Americans are traveling more in 2022, but they might be visiting your business during their vacation instead of their lunch. Learn how to optimize your business to take advantage of the trends that are bringing tourists back while many workers stay home.

Save the date: Next GAC meeting

Please join us for our first in-person GAC meeting in more than two years! We’ll meet at Cortina Restaurant in Seattle from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on June 21. Register today for either in-person or virtual attendance.

SRA: In case you missed it

If you missed this week’s Seattle Restaurant Alliance meeting, check out our recap here. Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrel spoke about the voices of small businesses, public safety and the importance of being part of the solution in the business community.

Look in your mailbox next week!

Our annual Buyer’s Guide will arrive in mailboxes next week! You’ll also have access to a digital copy on our website.

Save the date: Spokane Chapter meeting

Please join us for our next Spokane Chapter meeting from 1:30-3 p.m. on June 22 at The Onion in downtown Spokane.

Thank you to our sponsors, Adesso.

CEO Podcast: The workforce

Listen to the replay of June’s CEO Podcast. Anthony Anton presented an overview of the workforce–where we are and where we are going. Brought to you by ServSafe.

Northwest Hospitality Leadership Podcast

Washington Hospitality Association President & CEO Anthony Anton sat down with Tina Patel, managing director of Alko Hotels in Eugene and Beaverton, Ore., and Carla Barajas, owner-operator of Azteca Restaurants in Spokane. With them is Chris Jenson, a consultant with The Table Group.

Sponsored by U.S. Bank.

Hospitality Solutions

So easy you can forget about it

Our group purchasing solution is so simple, all you have to do is sign up, connect your distributor accounts and then forget about it.

Applicable rebates are automatically applied to your normal purchases.

Retain employees with modern payroll solutions

Modernizing your payroll makes it easy for employees to:

  • Access wages early
  • Access pay immediately with direct deposit
  • Request changes to status, position or compensation

In case you missed it

Download your copy of the HERO today

Your copy of the 2022 HERO is waiting for you on our members-only site. Don’t wait to download it today.

New: Alcohol to-go toolkit

Are you working with a third-party company to deliver alcohol to your customers? Are you thinking about offering alcohol to-go sales? If so, you won’t want to miss this new toolkit that answers your questions about alcohol-to-go laws and regulations.

Quick Bites: Series overview

Several changes to the Washington State Food Code went into effect on March 1 with enforcement of these new changes starting on Sept. 1. Are you prepared?