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Coming soon: Members-only site is moving➑️

We are excited to announce that our members-only site has moved to our main website –! This change was made to enhance your experience and provide easier access to our exclusive content and resources. You will receive an email from the association on Monday, April 1 with instructions on how to setup your new members-only site credentials.

We look forward to continuing to provide you with exceptional content, information and resources.

North Central, Bonney Lake high schools shine in ProStart competitionΒ 

On March 16, 15 teams from across Washington state competed in the annual ProStart competition, a management and culinary throw-down of high school students interested in pursuing careers in hospitality. In the end, the culinary team from NorthΒ 

Central High School in Spokane and the management team from Bonney Lake High School came out victorious.

Tell the Senate: Pass bipartisan tax package by tax day

The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan tax package earlier this winter. It’s time for the Senate to pass critical tax relief! Tell your senators to pass the Bipartisan Tax Package by Tax Day, April 15, to support hotel industry businesses and workers.

Do you feel handcuffed to your payment processing or equipment?

Many equipment and payment processing companies are proprietary, meaning to have one, you must have the other. With our processing, we've broken that link. We can connect with many options that free you to have more say. Find out if we can connect you with your dream equipment.

Also, register for our Payment Processing Priorities webinar at 10 a.m., April 24 to learn about the top three things to consider when you are ready to shop.

Members say our business insurance customer service is 10⭐

Three members, Krema & CO, LLC, Jean's Cottage Inn and Drop Anchor Seafood & Grill, all raved about our team's expertise, support and customer service. The business insurance market is tough as nails right now, so you need experts on your side to determine you're getting the best.

Testimonials used with permission.Β 

Check out our allied members at the Northwest Event Show

The Northwest Event Show, a conference for event professionals, is in Seattle April 3-4. Some of the association's allied members (industry vendors and suppliers) will also be present for the trade show, like Grand Event Rentals.

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Toolkit of the Month

It's officially spring: Celebrate by Going Green🍀

Spring has arrived which brings to mind the environment. This makes it a great time to turn our attention to our Going Green toolkit. This toolkit is a collection of pages designed to assist you in being compliant with sustainable initiatives.Β 

Within these pages you will find different resources to help you meet mandatory requirements as well as voluntary options if you are seeking to integrate environmentally friendly operations in your business.


Live webinar: The Hospitality Profit: P&L management for front and back managers

P&L management is critical at the manager level yet financial training is often little and far between.Β 

Please join Rick Braa, CEO of AMP, for a session focused on the most important financial report card in your restaurant at 10 a.m., Wednesday.

Live webinar! Certified Food Protection Manager and Person in Charge: What's the difference?

The Washington State Department of Health requires a Certified Food Protection Manager in every restaurant, as well as a Person in Charge.

Join Susan Shelton of the Department of Health to learn more about these positions. Our ServSafe instructor, James Grigsby, will join us to discuss how a ServSafe Manager class can help your employees earn this certification.

We’ll meet at 10 a.m., April 9.

[Ask a Lawyer] Salary transparency unveiled: Navigating new job posting policies

A recent Seattle Times article highlighted the increasing number of class action lawsuits filed against business owners alleging non-compliance with the state’s pay transparency requirements for job postings. We have heard from multiple members that this is happening to them.

Join Catherine Morisset, an employment attorney from Fisher Phillips to learn the rules of pay transparency in this members-only webinar at 10 a.m., April 10.

Payment Processing Priorities: The top 3 things to consider when you’re ready to shop

Payment processing is essential to running your business. In this educational session, the Washington Hospitality Association’s Payment Solutions manager and hospitality expert, Sean McHugh, will review the top three things members need to consider. Submit your questions to, and we’ll make sure they're answered.

Join us at 10 a.m. on April 24.

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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