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Hospitality grant portal is live!

The Washington Hospitality Association State Government Affairs team secured a HUGE WIN for the hospitality industry during the 2022 legislative session. The Legislature allocated $100 million in grants for hospitality operators that did not receive RRF relief, with $15 million set aside for lodging operators who incurred losses as a result of the eviction moratorium. 

More information about the hospitality grants including eligibility, documentation requirements and more are available on our website.

You can also watch this webinar replay that covers the program details, eligibility criteria, what you will need to apply for this grant and a walk-through of the application process.

Urge your Senator to VOTE NO on natural gas ban

The Washington State Senate is seriously considering a bill that would ban natural gas in new construction starting June 30 of this year. While this will only impact customers and small businesses in Puget Sound Energy’s service area, this WILL increase costs for natural gas utility rate payers and is the start to a state-wide ban.

Click this button to sign in “CON” for Wednesday’s public hearing.  

Click here to tell your lawmaker to vote no.

New speakers announced for the 2023 State of the Industry!

Join us at 10 a.m. on March 22 for our special virtual hospitality event, the State of the Industry. The event is hosted by the Washington Hospitality Association's own President & CEO, Anthony Anton. Special guests include Jenn Pickett of Wenspok Companies and Patrick Yearout of Ivar’s & Kidd Valley Restaurants. We'll take a deep dive into labor trends and the Clean Buildings Act. 

Hospitality scholarship application window closes tomorrow

Each year, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation awards more than $1 million in scholarships to deserving college students.  

If you know someone pursuing a degree in a restaurant, foodservice or hospitality program, they could receive up to $10,000 to use toward tuition, room and board, books and other school-related expenses. 

Don't delay! The application window closes on March 15 - tomorrow.

Live Webinars

Cybersecurity: Are You Secure? Three tools to protect your business

Cybercrime and breaches are constantly evolving and are steadily on the rise. Eva Novick from Foster Garvey and Lynsee Wiegand from Parker, Smith & Feek will discuss tools to protect and prepare your hospitality business from cyber threats. They will also cover the most common cyberattacks the hospitality industry faces and how to respond. Join us at 10 a.m. on March 29.

Sponsored by My Hospitality Insurance.


Hospitality Solutions

Classes filling quickly - Get your team CFPM certified

The Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) requirement went into effect on March 1 and our ServSafe Manager classes are filling rapidly. If you have 10 or more employees, you can book a private class at your location. 

Contact to book a date or register employees for a class on our website.

Payment processing: True freedom means no contracts

Picture this: You just signed with a new payment processor and signed a contract locking you in for the next two years. After a few months, they raise your processing rates but since you’re locked in, you can’t leave. 😭 

With our payment processing solutions, there are no contracts and we guarantee the rate for the life of the program. Freedom! 

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.

Mill Creek, Lombardi's:

MAY 27
Registration deadline MAY 12

Seattle, Bargreen Ellingson:

Registration deadline APRIL 20

Registration deadline MAY 18

Spokane, Mt. Spokane High School:

Registration deadline MARCH 31

Registration deadline APRIL 21

Tacoma, Bargreen Ellingson:

Registration deadline APRIL 24

Registration deadline MAY 29

Vancouver, Bleu Door Bakery:

Registration deadline MARCH 20

Register your employees here

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