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Washington Hospitality and Anthony Anton receive prestigious recognition from Latino chambers

The Seattle and Tacoma Latino Metropolitan Chambers of Commerce awarded the Washington Hospitality Association and its President & CEO Anthony Anton the 2023 Corporate Excellence Award for Diversity and Inclusion of the Latino Community.Β 

β€œWinter Gala 2024 was more than an event; it was a powerful expression of community, culture and shared aspirations.”

Take action🚨: Unemployment benefits and natural gas ban

The Senate is considering a proposal to extend unemployment benefits to workers who choose to go on strike. Contact your lawmaker TODAY and ask them to vote no on HB 1893.

The proposed ban on natural gas is back! The hospitality industry will be severely impacted if utilities have the right to decide who, where and when to serve their customers. Tell your lawmaker to OPPOSE a natural gas ban, HB 1589.

Top rated lawyer joins the association's Advisory Network!

One of Seattle's top rated lawyers, Greg Duff, has joined the association's Advisory Network to assist lodging members. For more than 25 years, he has dedicated himself to helping clients solve the range of legal issues associated with operating a modern hospitality operation.

The Advisory Network provides the highest level of professional consulting services and members receive 30 minutes of complimentary consulting from each of the areas of expertise annually.

Reach out to your territory manager to get connected!

Is your business insured with the right hospitality carrier?

Out of the hundreds of carriers, you need a broker familiar with the changing hospitality market. With our hospitality insurance experts, you can save money and time with a carrier that will insure your business into the future.Β 

Get more tax credits with FICA Gratuity Tax Credit

Check with your CPA to make sure you're getting tax credits for the federal FICA Gratuity Tax Credit. Any business that receives tips from customers, documents them as wages and pays the appropriate FICA taxes on them is eligible.

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Toolkit of the Month

Prepare, prevent and protect: Find out how in our Public Safety toolkit

In the last several years, we’ve been hearing from members that public safety is an issue that is on the rise. There have been increased incidents of vandalism, workplace violence and vagrancy.

We've put together this toolkit to help you navigate this issue and feel more comfortable in your place of business.

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Webinars and Podcasts

If a cyber attack can affect a multi-billion dollar hotel group, it can happen to you.

A ransomware group compromised MGM Resorts by logging into LinkedIn, finding an employee and calling the help desk. After that, everything from hotel room digital keys to slot machines were affected. Even websites for its many properties went offline. Guests found themselves waiting in hours-long lines to check in and get physical room keys and handwritten receipts.

Our upcoming webinar at 10 a.m. Feb. 28 will focus on specific cybersecurity challenges for the hospitality industry. We will cover several growing threats, practical solutions and the tools available.

ServSafe Manager is ANSI certified and satisfies the new Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) requirement in the state food code that went into effect in 2023.

Read more about this requirement here.

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