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Webinars and Videos

[CEO Podcast] The vaccine mandate: What’s up and what’s next?

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Join Washington Hospitality Association President & CEO Anthony Anton as he discusses the latest about the federal vaccine requirements and what is coming next. Bring your questions at 10 a.m. Dec. 1.

 

[Ask a Lawyer] What new vaccine requirements mean for you

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New state and federal vaccine and testing mandates are upon for companies with 100 or more employees. Employment lawyer Catharine Morisset discusses what this means for your business.

 

[Replay] The Hospitality Profit: Finish 2021 strong with financial consultant Rick Braa

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Financial consultant Rick Braa covered what you need to know to finish out 2021. Brought to you by U.S. Bank. Look at the slideshow: Finish 2021 Strong October 2021

 

[Replay] CEO Podcast: Did workers come back?

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The extra $300 a week in pandemic assistance ran out on Sept. 4. Did workers come back to the industry? Watch the latest episode of the CEO Podcast, when Washington Hospitality Association President & CEO Anthony Anton discussed the latest in the workforce shortage. Anthony was also joined by Cassie Sauer of the Washington Hospital Association. The two discuss the impacts the pandemic has had on our local hospitals. Brought to you by Office Depot.

 

[Podcast Premiere] The Northwest Hospitality Leadership Podcast

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The hospitality workforce is changing rapidly, which means the industry is looking for its next generation of leaders.

The Washington Hospitality Association, in partnership with the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association, is welcoming special guest Chris Jenson of the Table Group for a podcast series dedicated to teaching people how to lead a team with the Northwest Hospitality Leadership Podcast.

Our inaugural episode is available where you download your podcasts. This month, President & CEO Anthony Anton will discuss the book, “The Ideal Team Player: How to recognize and cultivate the three essential virtues,” by Patrick Lencioni. Anthony will be joined by Taran Patel, vice president of A1 Hospitality Management in the Tri-Cities and an officer in AAHOA, plus Lane Hoss, vice president of operations at Anthony’s Restaurants. Brought to you by U.S. Bank.

 

[Webinar] State of the Industry with Anthony Anton and your local lawmakers

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Please join your state government affairs team, Washington Hospitality Association President & CEO Anthony Anton and local lawmakers from around the state for our annual State of the Industry presentation.

These webinars will provide opportunities to share the challenges facing the hospitality industry and potential solutions directly with lawmakers. Anthony will present the latest news from the hospitality industry, pandemic relief measures and what to expect going forward before an open discussion with lawmakers. Association members will have opportunities to ask questions.

Please note that we will be presenting the same information to lawmakers at both meetings. Therefore, you only need to register for one of the webinars below. We look forward to seeing you there! Brought to you by HIHIT.

 

[Webinar series] Intelligent exit strategy:  Selling a hospitality business in 2022 and beyond

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In part one, we reviewed how you can increase the value of your business and how to decide if you need a real estate broker. Watch the replay here.

In part two on Nov. 10, we’ll cover every step you need to close the sale, from marketing to transitioning ownership. Register here.

[Webinar] How to develop crisis-proof labor strategies in a transformed restaurant industry

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The coronavirus pandemic accelerated the arrival of a new labor era. Hospitality businesses are now competing for employees more than ever before, especially with the likes of Snagajob, Uber, and DoorDash. Join us for a conversation about the impacts of staffing on the hospitality industry. Gain inside knowledge on how to leverage industry research and mobile technology to develop resilient business and recruiting strategies that engage today’s “always-connected” workforce.

[Replay] CEO Podcast: Industry news with the government affairs team

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Washington Hospitality Association President & CEO Anthony Anton discussed hospitality industry news from the past month. Since we last chatted with Anthony, Jefferson, Clallam and King counties have issued vaccine mandates and there is a statewide mask mandate in effect. Anthony talked about these issues with Julia Gorton, director of state government affairs, and John Lane, director of local government affairs. Brought to you by U.S. Bank.

 

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What you need to know about the plastic bag ban

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Shannon Jones, material management coordinator for Western Washington at the Department of Ecology, discussed the single-use plastic bag ban with Samantha Louderback, state government affairs senior manager at the Washington Hospitality Association. Plastic Bag Ban Presentation for Stakeholder Groups.


[Replay] CEO Podcast – The delta variant: What it means for hospitality

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Washington Hospitality Association President & CEO Anthony Anton will discuss the delta variant and what it means for the hospitality industry at 10 a.m. Sept. 1. With new case numbers on the rise, the possibility of booster shots and a statewide indoor mask mandate, the delta variant is redefining what we think of as normal. Brought to you by ERNWest.

[Ask a Lawyer–replay] Mandatory vaccine policies–Member only access

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This discussion with Washington Hospitality Association Board Member Catharine Morisset of Fisher Phillips was a follow-up discussion on best practices for mandatory or vaccine policies and mask rules. There have been several new developments since our last conversation with Catharine on this topic, including a rule from Labor & Industries and the governor’s recent vaccine requirement for state employees and all health care workers. With the spread of the delta variant, several businesses, including hospitality employers, have decided to adopt mandatory vaccine policies. Many businesses in Washington now require guests to be vaccinated.

[Webinar Replay – Member Only Access]
Tips, service charges and class action

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As we move towards business as usual, employers need to keep in mind the complex Washington and federal rules regarding tips, tip pooling and service charges. Errors with these rules can cost employers millions of dollars – even before their legal fees – as these issues are a hot topic for class action attorneys. Presented by employment law attorney Catharine Morisset of Fisher Phillips, this webinar will give attendees a refresher on the rules and offer some tips to avoid common mistakes. Replay available via member-only access.

[Replay] CEO Podcast: 3 things you can do right now to change the culture of your workplace

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Washington Hospitality Association President and CEO Anthony Anton discussed three things you can do today to change the culture of your workplace with Chris Jenson, principal consultant for Table Group. He also talked about this month’s state of the industry. You can watch either video here.

[Replay] Learn about 7(a) loans through the Small Business Association

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The U.S. Small Business Administration offers 7(a) loans to small businesses even when there isn’t a national emergency. Learn how these loans can help you with short- and long-term working capital, refinancing current business debt, purchasing furniture, fixtures and supplies and more. You can find the slide presentation here: WHA SBA Loan Presentation 07.20.21

[Replay] CEO Podcast: Anthony Anton talks ideas to hire new employees

Take back control from third party delivery, Nov. 18 and 23

Washington Hospitality Association President and CEO Anthony Anton discussed the latest challenge in the hospitality industry: the labor shortage. Anton heard suggestions from the audience and shared those ideas with the group.

[Replay] The fundamentals of PPP forgiveness

Take back control from third party delivery, Nov. 18 and 23

Learn the fundamentals of PPP loan forgiveness from the Small Business Administration. See the slide presentation here: PPP Forgiveness Presentation

[Ask a Lawyer] Recovery: Policies regarding masks, vaccines, employees, and guests–Replay

Take back control from third party delivery, Nov. 18 and 23

As the CDC and Washington’s rules regarding masks, vaccines, and reopening change, we know you have questions. Washington hospitality employment law attorney Catharine Morisset discusses:

  • Mask and vaccine legal requirements for your employees
  • Lawful vaccine incentive programs
  • Mask policies for guests
  • Whether and how to ask guests for proof of vaccinations
  • Your questions

Brought to you by IBA.

[Replay] CEO Podcast: Dissecting the workforce shortage

Take back control from third party delivery, Nov. 18 and 23

Join Washington Hospitality Association President and CEO Anthony Anton as he discusses the workforce challenges facing the industry.

[Webinar replay] Understanding and Applying for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Take back control from third party delivery, Nov. 18 and 23

We took a deep dive into the specifics of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Learned about eligibility requirements, allowed expenses, the application, documentation and much more. John Morosco, hospitality expert and business counselor with the Wenatchee Small Business Development Center and Julie Eisenhauer, CPA and Clark Nuber shareholder, and others presented the latest available information on this important source of funding. 

Presented by the Washington Hospitality Association and the Seattle Restaurant Alliance.

[CEO Podcast replay] Washington Hospitality Association President & CEO Anthony Anton on the 2021 Legislative session

Take back control from third party delivery, Nov. 18 and 23

Washington Hospitality Association President and CEO Anthony Anton discussed the end of the 2021 Legislative Session in this recent webinar. State Government Affairs Director Julia Gorton joined Anthony to chat. Sponsored by IBA.

[Webinar replay] The Hospitality Profit: Economic stimulus packages

Take back control from third party delivery, Nov. 18 and 23

Hospitality financial consultant Rick Braa of AMP Services discussed tips for applying for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund in this webinar. You can take a look at his presentation here: Economic Stimulus April 2021

Brought to you by IBA.

[Replay] National State of the Industry for restaurants and entertainment

Take back control from third party delivery, Nov. 18 and 23

Join us for this update on what the future holds for restaurants and entertainment, legislative wins in our state and what relief is available for the industry.

Agenda includes:

  • National State of the Industry with National Restaurant Association CEO, Tom Bené and Washington Hospitality Association President & CEO, Anthony Anton
  • State session update with Washington Hospitality Association State Government Affairs Manager, Katie Doyle

[Replay] National State of the Industry for lodging and events

Take back control from third party delivery, Nov. 18 and 23

Join us for a 90-minute update on what the future holds for lodging and events, legislative wins in our state, industry stats/indicators and what relief is available for the industry.

Agenda includes:

  • National State of the Industry with American Hotel & Lodging Association CEO, Chip Rogers
  • State session update with Washington Hospitality Association State Government Affairs Manager, Katie Doyle
  • STR presentation with STR Sr. Business Development Executive, Chase Oeser

[Webinar] Open-air dining guidance

Take back control from third party delivery, Nov. 18 and 23

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. 

[Podcast replay] Hear the latest in hospitality news with Anthony Anton

If you missed Washington Hospitality Association President and CEO Anthony Anton in his monthly CEO Podcast yesterday, don’t worry. You can hear him chat with Katie Doyle, state government affairs director. The two discuss Liquor and Cannabis Board legislation.