Webinars and Videos

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.

ESD: SharedWork

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

This webinar goes over the top 10 return to work Q&As facing restaurants.

Resources discussed in presentation:

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;

  1. CDC Guidance
  2. Employee Temperature Checks – Optional
  3. 6 – 15 – 48, Steps you need to take to identify risk if an employee tests positive
  4. Alternative Work for High – Risk Employees.

Pre-Opening Webinar: Are you ready to reopen?

Tune in to ensure that you meet guidelines to open.  We will discuss requirements, best practices for social distancing, sanitation and cleanliness, PPE, and hygiene.

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: Your largest fixed cost: Rent. What do you do?

The Washington Hospitality Association worked in cooperation with the California Restaurant Association to host a webinar to discuss options operators have to address rent during the coronavirus pandemic. Topics included:

  • General overview of commercial tenant obligations and remedies during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Temporary closures during the pandemic
  • Abatement or non-payment of rent during closures related to the pandemic
  • Overview of common commercial lease provisions including force majeure, abatement of rent due to damage or casualty, and permitted use
  • Common law contract principles such as frustration of purpose and impossibility
  • Other potential sources of tenant relief including insurance and eviction moratoria

 

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.

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: Your largest fixed cost: Rent. What do you do?

The Washington Hospitality Association worked in cooperation with the California Restaurant Association to host a webinar to discuss options operators have to address rent during the coronavirus pandemic. Topics included:

  • General overview of commercial tenant obligations and remedies during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Temporary closures during the pandemic
  • Abatement or non-payment of rent during closures related to the pandemic
  • Overview of common commercial lease provisions including force majeure, abatement of rent due to damage or casualty, and permitted use
  • Common law contract principles such as frustration of purpose and impossibility
  • Other potential sources of tenant relief including insurance and eviction moratoria

 

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.