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On January 25, more than 200 restaurant and hotel, owners and operators came to Olympia. This dedicated group arrived at

Tourism is a $16.4 billion dollar industry in Washington that annually generates $1.8 billion dollars in tax revenue and supports over 150,000 jobs.

The 2015 election cycle turned out to be very busy for the Washington Restaurant and Washington Lodging Associations. The hospitality

Spokane’s new Paid Leave Ordinance, adopted by the Spokane City Council in January 2016, will take effect January 1, 2017.


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One of the great benefits of WRA RETRO program participation is that when you are navigating a claim, The WRA


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It’s time again to meet with our legislators in Olympia. As a restaurateur, it’s an opportunity to use your strongest arguments to encourage our government officials to assist, rather than be a barrier we have to deal with on a daily basis.


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Restaurant operators rightly go to great lengths to stay compliant with federal, state and local rules in order to avoid government sanctions and lawsuits from customers. Increasingly, however, businesses are finding themselves in trouble for not providing accessibility to their websites for disabled users.

Restaurants have been among the strongest consumer sectors during 2015, with sales rising in eight of the last nine months.