[Webinar] CEO Podcast with Anthony Anton
February has been a busy month in Washington for restaurants. This month, expect:
- unemployment insurance relief—new rates are coming to you soon
- $240 million in grants are expected soon for small businesses
- all regions in Washington have moved into Phase 2, so restaurants can open at 25% occupancy
What should you expect in March? Join Washington Hospitality CEO Anthony Anton at 10 a.m., March 3. Bring your questions. Brought to you by IBA. We’ll start at 10 a.m., March 3.
[Webinar] Make HR easy: Automate onboarding, scheduling and payroll
Today our industry spends too much time and money addressing employer-related responsibilities. It’s vital to reassess labor management and take some notes from the flourishing gig economy. Hospitality has changed and it’s time to take a new approach by providing the benefits and flexibility your workforce desires, reducing turnover and redirecting your focus to running a successful business. How can this be done effectively?
In this webinar, we’ll go over how:
- To separate your business from employer-related responsibilities and liabilities.
- You can leverage technology to ease the burden of HR administration
- Your employees and candidates can access opportunities available in the growing gig economy
[Webinar] Hospitality Profit: Ask Rick Braa your questions
This month, Washington Hospitality Consultant Rick Braa gave us an update on government relief efforts available to business owners. He also answered your questions about the Employee Retention Credit and the PPP. Download his slideshow presentation here: Economic Stimulus February 2021. Sponsored by IBA.
[Webinar replay] Coronavirus Economic Aid Programs with the SBA
- Shuttered Venue Operators Grant
- First Draw PPP Loans
- Second Draw PPP Loans
- Forgiveness Updates
- Additional Aid and Other Resources
[Webinar replay] Getting started on workplace vaccine policies with Catharine Morisset
Washington Hospitality Association Board Member Catharine Morisset of Fisher Philips discussed what to look for regarding workplace vaccine policies. She provides a number of free helpful resources and answers questions from the hospitality industry members. Follow along with Catharine’s slides here: COVID-19 Vaccine Considerations
[Webinar] Open-air dining guidance
We know you have questions about Washington state’s new open-air dining guidelines.
Josh McDonald of the Washington Wine Institute, Anne McGrath of the Washington Brewers Guild, Samantha Louderback from the Washington Hospitality Association and representatives from the Liquor & Cannabis Board and the Department of Health discussed the latest open-air guidance for restaurants, wineries and breweries and answered your questions. You can watch a replay here.
[Webinar] Declare independence from third-party delivery
Jan. 26, 10 a.m. on Zoom
Topics we will touch on:
- Native Delivery will enable you to survive and thrive in and beyond this pandemic
- How 3rd party apps are damaging to your restaurant brand
- There is a greenfield of opportunity for those that have a native delivery strategy.
[Webinar] Conversation and Q&A with Rick Braa
In our monthly conversation with Washington Hospitality Advisory Network Consultant Rick Braa, we discussed the PPP, the employee retention credit and more. Brought to you by US Bank Elavon Credit Card Processing. Find his presentation slides here: Download Rick Braa’s Presentation PDF 1/27/21
[Webinar] Ready for Winter: Return to indoor dining and delivery tips
oin us at 10 a.m. Jan. 7 for this webinar that will discuss what you’ll need to know as we return to indoor dining. We’ll also discuss delivery tips if you are thinking about expanding or going on your own. Speakers include Andy Cook of Harbor Foods and Tami Kennedy from Bargreen Ellingson. Sponsored by ShiftPixy.
[Webinar Replay] NOT FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED: Working Washington Small Business Grants with Rick Braa
The Washington Hospitality Advisory Network’s Rick Braa discussed the Working Washington Small Business Grants last week. This quick, 30-minute webinar answers many of your questions. Watch the replay here.
Spokane Chapter: State grant funding and sharing ideas
The Spokane Chapter will present a very important meeting at 3 p.m., Dec. 3 to discuss state grant funding and sharing your ideas during this difficult time.
Gov. Jay Inslee announced $70 million in CARES Act funding, specifically $50 million to industries that have been hardest hit by the pandemic. We’ll discuss how to get funding from these grants.
We’ll also break out into small groups for discussion.
Webinar: Take back control from third-party delivery
In this webinar, we’ll dive into how you can bring delivery into your business without relying on third-party delivery. This new technology solution includes employee driver liability insurance and helps you:
- Decrease cost
- Increase profit
- Protect your brand
- Track delivery drivers
- Respond to customer feedback in real time
Spokane Chapter meeting
Join us at 9 a.m. Nov. 18 for the next Spokane Chapter meeting. Chapter chair Derek Baziotis and Washington Hospitality Association CEO Anthony Anton will lead the discussion. More details coming soon. If you have registered for our previous meetings, please be sure to register again.
Brought to you by Sysco.
[Watch now] Ready for Winter: Extending outdoor dining in autumn
With cooler temperatures fast approaching, some restaurants may look to utilize street cafes, parklets and tents to extend the outdoor dining season in order to stay in the black. This webinar covers the factors to weigh in deciding whether to tent or not, the state’s current guidance on tents for outdoor dining in the pandemic, what permits are needed, what you need to know about tents, types, heating options, as well as how to keep employees and guests safe and comfortable.
Katie Doyle from our Government Affairs team discussed the latest in state guidelines. Phil Heidt, area manager for CORT Party Rental talked about the resources they have, including tents and heaters.
Brought to you by ERNwest.
[Replay] Spokane Chapter: Learn about CARES Act grants for your business
Spokane County created a relief fund for local hospitality businesses funded from federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act dollars. The county authorized $10.8 million in federal coronavirus relief money to fund a program targeted to local restaurants, hotels and event venues. Local lodging, restaurant and food services, arts, entertainment and recreation businesses with 249 employees or fewer will be eligible for up to $20,000 in grants to pay for safety measures, rent, utilities and other operating costs.
Learn how your hospitality business can access these funds in this webinar.
Sponsored by Sysco.
[WEBINAR REPLAY] CEO Podcast: CEO Anthony Anton in a conversation with Chad Mackay
Chad Mackay, the Washington Hospitality Association’s outgoing board president, joined CEO Anthony Anton in this month’s podcast. After Anton gave us a monthly update on the industry and the latest news, the two spoke about Mackay’s two years as board president, a time that included the all-time highs and lows of the industry.
[Webinar Replay] Ready for Winter–Cold, flu or coronavirus: What’s the difference and why?
When is a simple cough actually a cold, flu or coronavirus? What’s the difference in symptoms, when should you send an employee home, and/or ask they get tested? Flu shots; should they be standard for all members of your team? Temperature checks—forehead, wrist or elsewhere; what’s most accurate? This webinar primer for the upcoming flu season will help you set clear health and communications guidelines to ensure your team is healthy and safe. Hear from epidemiologist Mark Springer from Spokane Regional Health District and King County Health and Environmental Investigator Doug Dyer in this informative webinar.
Webinar: Be well, take care, support the health of your team
UnitedHealth Group is hosting a webinar at 9 a.m. Oct. 8, for the hospitality industry about what you can do to help your teams stay healthy. A variety of resources for both physical and mental health are available, just for the hospitality industry.
Special Hospitality Event: Exploring Unconscious Bias
Unconscious bias affects our everyday life, from how we treat clients and customers, to how we interact with and create expectations for our teams. We all have our own biases, as this helps our brain organize and categorize the world. When does that bias subtly change how we treat other people? How can we recognize and correct it when that happens?
Pierce Count Washington town hall III
The third Pierce Town hall hosted by the Washington Hospitality Association within the Town hall pilot. Association CEO Anthony Anton will provide an update on the state of the industry and we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with the latest changes from state government as well as providing opportunity for you to ask questions of your local government officials.
This time around, we’ll hear from Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier. He and Washington Hospitality Association CEO Anthony Anton will discuss the latest changes from the state government. Attendees will get a chance to ask questions.
Note – This town hall event is intended for members of the Washington state hospitality industry and their guests. Please email email@example.com with further questions.
Provided to you by Washington Hospitality Association in partners with:
[CEO Podcast] Surviving and Succeeding During Crisis
September 2 at 10am: CEO Podcast with Special Guest Olga Sagan of Piroshky Piroshky
Provided to you by Washington Hospitality Association.
Webinar Replay: Top financial strategies to survive in times of crisis
Join the Advisory Network’s Rick Braa of AMP Services as he shares valuable insights on the top financial strategies to survive in times of crisis.
Provided to you by Washington Hospitality Association in partners with: US Bank
[Ask a lawyer] Current employment law FAQ with Catharine Morisset
Northwest Washington town hall
Association CEO Anthony Anton will provide an update on the state of the industry and we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with the latest changes from state government as well as providing opportunity to let your questions be heard by your local elected officials.
This town hall event is intended for members of the Washington state hospitality industry and their guests. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with further questions.
Provided to you by Washington Hospitality Association in partners with:
[CEO Podcast] Let’s talk about the new restrictions –
Aug 5, 2020 – Association President and CEO Anthony Anton monthly chat with members – and to talk about the latest legal challenges, state of the industry and virus spread. Register here.
Southeastern Washington Hospitality Townhall on Thurs, July 30 at 10 am
Washington Hospitality Association is holding a virtual town hall in the Southeastern Washington area. We will be bringing together hospitality members and local lawmakers to speak to the issues impacting our state and industry. Association President and CEO Anthony Anton will present a state of the industry speech and we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with the latest changes from state government as well as providing opportunity to let your questions be heard by your local elected officials.
Use the link below to register today.
Webinar Replay: New restrictions for the hospitality industry
The association is kicking off a webinar series featuring members of the Advisory Network, one of the most highly sought after member resources from the Washington Hospitality Association.
The first webinar of the series aired on July 29 and included Advisory Network members Rick Braa and Sandip Soli and Anthony Anton.
Webinar Replay: How group purchasing can positively impact your bottom line
The association is soft launching a group purchasing program this month. Group purchasing leverages the purchasing power of an entire group (for us this is our membership) to get cash back manufacture rebates on products they are already buying. There’s also a Beyond Prime Savings Programs for employee perks designed for foodservice operator staff with non-food related programs
Learn more about how our group purchasing can work for members and how they can participate. We were by Joseph Schlesman and David Vargus from Dining Alliance, a group purchasing organization with a history of helping independent businesses succeed.
Our First CEO Podcast with Anthony Anton
This is our very first podcast, featuring member questions and answers with President and CEO Anthony Anton. Anthony will also be discussing all the changes and challenges that have been facing our industry.
Questions answered during this webinar
What are you hearing from restaurant members on the topic of compliance? What specifically urged you to issue this message?
Building a foundation of trust is a key theme in your message. Why?
Talk about the six-foot distancing challenges. Why are they, specifically, a hot topic?
How does social media help or hinder Washington hospitality businesses at this time?
What is the one thing you hope Washington hospitality businesses remember at this time?
PLUS several great questions from our attendees!
Updates from the Small Business Administration
There are several changes in the PPP since our last SBA webinar and several deadlines are approaching. With new rules, this is a chance for our members to get clarity from the agency who is writing the rules themselves. In addition, we are getting more questions EIDL and this is an opportunity to learn more about this and other programs they offer.
Bringing employees back to work using the Shared Work program, how employees may continue to receive unemployment insurance benefits when coming back to work at reduced hours.
Top 10 Return to Work Q&As for restaurants
For the slide show: click here
For a Post-Pandemic FAQs for Employers: read it here
For a wide variety of COVID templates and forms: click here
For all 50 State Restaurant Reopening Guide: click here
For the Association’s Reopening Guide: click here
For the news straight out of the Governor’s office: click here
For Phase II Guidelines right from the Governor: click here
For a DOL QA on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act: click here
For relevant Fisher Phillips Blog posts look below;
Pre-Opening Webinar: Are you ready to reopen?
Webinar Happened on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 10:00 AM
Webinar Replay: Restaurant Re-opening Guidelines: WA Liquor and Cannabis Board Q&A
The Washington Hospitality Association goes over key points from the official reopening guidelines released by the state with the WA State Liquor and Cannabis Board. Presenters from the Liquor and Cannabis Board, Washington Wine Institute, and the Brewers Guild.
Webinar Happened On Tuesday, May 19 2020, 10:00 AM
Ready to Serve Video: Restaurant Business Challenges During COVID-19
Webinar Replay! Review of Official Reopening Guidelines – Washington Hospitality Association
The Washington Hospitality Association team will go over key points from the official reopening guidelines released by the state.
Webinar Happened On Thursday, May 14 2020, 10:00 AM
Webinar Replay! Washington Hospitality Association – Re-Engineering your Menu
Wondering what you can do to make your restaurant more efficient when you re-open? One thing we are recommending is re-engineering your menu.
Learn how to use your inventory effectively from established restaurant consultants in Washington, including Arnold Shain, of the Restaurant Group, Chris Patterson, Independent consultant in menu development and Mark Linden, of Culinary SOS.
Webinar Happened On Wednesday, May 13 2020, 10:00 AM
Webinar Replay: Washington Hospitality Association – Preparing for Reopening: Supply Chain Management Concerns
Learn about the challenges our supply chain purveyors are having and what operators can do to prepare and how to mitigate those challenges.
Webinar Replay: Washington Hospitality Association – Reopening and L&I
Learn some best practices for preparing your workplace for reopening in a COVID 19 environment?
If you have questions about:
- Infectious disease preparedness & response plans
- Cleaning and disinfecting your facility and industry best practices
- Accident Prevention Plans and what they look like?
Webinar Replay: Washington Hospitality Association – Healthcare Webinar
Health Insurance Questions?
Learn all about coverage options during the pandemic, medical coverage relief changes and how to navigate.
Webinar Replay: Washington Hospitality Association – Business Insurance
Learn all you need to know regarding business interruption coverages, food delivery coverage, mid term policy adjustments and the OIC emergency order 2020-03.
Webinar Replay: Small Business Administration
The federal coronavirus relief bill called the CARES Act was signed March 27. Details and specifics are trickling out and many of you have questions about how to best leverage the relief to help your business. Join us for a live, one-hour webinar with Anthony Anton, president and CEO of the Washington Hospitality Association, as well as experts from the U.S. Small Business Administration and the National Restaurant Association to ask your questions and get the answers you need.
Webinar Replay: CARES Act (COVID 3)
The National Restaurant Association Public Affairs team hosted a webinar to discuss the CARES Act (i.e. COVID 3). This webinar focused on the contents of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Click here to view the replay.
Webinar Replay: Coronavirus Business Impact Webinar
An information-packed webinar specifically for businesses impacted by coronavirus. Speakers from U.S. Small Business Administration, state Department of Health, Labor & Industries, Employment Security, Department of Commerce, UW School of Public Health and Washington Emergency Management Division. Webinar hosted by Association of Washington Business.
You can also read: [Webinar recap] Small business relief loans, survival strategies and more
Webinar Replay: Questions and Answers with the Employment Security Department (ESD)
What you need to know about unemployment benefits during the coronavirus outbreak in Washington state.
Washington Hospitality Association CEO Anthony Anton moderates a question and answers session with Employment Security Department’s Kris Bowen and Scott Micheal.