Welcome to week two of National Food Safety Month.
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Part two: Unveiling scam tactics

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In the second of this two-part series, explore the dangerous world of scam tactics that are causing businesses to lose significant sums of money and suffer reputational damage. From credit card scams to phishing emails, the threat is real and often devastating. In part two, discover practical steps to shield your business and employees from these threats.

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National Food Safety Month week two: Personal hygiene and food safety

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Welcome to week two of National Food Safety Month. This week look at the role personal hygiene plays in food safety and share proper practices to ensure your staff isn’t putting the health of your guests at risk by neglecting their cleanliness.

Government Affairs meet & greet

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Every fall the Government Affairs team sets out across the state to meet in-person with members to learn about things impacting hospitality businesses. This year, the Government Affairs team will be available to hear from you and answer any questions you may have before your local lawmakers arrive for a 

casual meet-and-greet format. This is a great opportunity to meet the folks who make decisions that impact you in Olympia and for those lawmakers to meet the businesses that serve their communities.

Please join us and your lawmaker at one of our meet-and-greets.


2024 legislative session survey

2024 legislative session survey

The Government Affairs team is preparing for the 2024 legislative session and needs to hear from you! Please take our survey relating to workforce, business operation and regulatory activity. The team is already hearing from lawmakers on possible policies in which they’d like to engage, and we need to hear from you to prepare to represent the industry.

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Fisher Phillips: New I-9 Form compliance tips for employers

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Federal officials updated and modernized the I-9 Form for employment verification. Be sure to check out these eight compliance tips for employers from Fisher Phillips. The new form is available now and employers must begin using the new form by Nov. 1.

Small Business Administration: Cyber Summit

Cyber summit

Cyberattacks are a growing threat to small businesses and the U.S. economy. The cost of cyber crimes against the small business community reached $3.31 billion in 2022. 

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Summit where you'll learn about these formidable challenges with turnkey solutions.


Independent Hotel Show 2023


Register now for the first U.S. edition of Independent Hotel Show. This is a dedicated event for the luxury, boutique and independent hotel sector to focus on industry trends, emerging opportunities and business growth. Use code AHLA23 to receive a free registration.

Sept. 20-21

Miami Beach Convention Center

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Webinars and Podcasts

Buy & sell market report
10 a.m., Tomorrow

Considering selling your hospitality business? Find out what kinds of businesses have been selling in Washington and where. Tune in for the 2023 market activity update and outlook for 2024.

Live webinar:  Improving COGS management

10 a.m., Sept. 20

Daniel Kezner of Kezner Consulting Group will share tools and strategies to respond faster to cost of goods sold challenges, enabling you to

maintain profitability.

Live webinar:  Unlocking your business’s full value

10 a.m., Sept. 27

Join Tom O'Brien of Pacific Commercial Brokers as he discusses preparing and valuing your business for a

successful sale.

New episode! CEO Podcast

This month, Anthony sits down with John Meier, CEO of ERNwest. The two discuss the Stay at Work program and safety in the hospitality workplace. Sponsored by Hospitality Health Insurance and ERNwest.

Hospitality Solutions

Include us in your benefit package review

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As healthcare season approaches, make sure you or your broker includes quotes from our Healthcare Solutions in your review. The association works with providers to get lower rates and better coverage exclusively for members. Our packages are affordable for all business sizes and locations across the state.

Save up to 40% on payroll and HR software

HR Solutions

When you’re ready to evaluate payroll and HR software, include our HR Solutions in your quotes and RFPs. Our solutions have significant savings for members and include a number of modules including onboarding and timekeeping.

Our comprehensive course covers all the basics of First Aid, CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED). This course meets OSHA & WISHA requirements for CPR/First-Aid/AED in the workplace.
This course is two hours online and two hours in-person skills session in Olympia at Washington Hospitality Association. Read more here.


OCT. 25 
Registration deadline OCT. 11

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ServSafe Manager is ANSI certified and satisfies the new Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) requirement in the state food code that went info effect MARCH 1.

Read more about this requirement here.


NOV. 3 
Registration deadline 
OCT. 20


OCT. 7
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OCT. 9

Registration deadline
SEPT. 25


OCT. 9
Registration deadline 
SEPT. 25


OCT. 13

Registration deadline
SEPT. 29

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