Archive of: Hospitality

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Washington restaurant and lodging associations combining forces

The Washington Restaurant Association and the Washington Lodging Association are joining forces to become one of the state's largest trade associations. They will rebrand in 2016.

November 2015

Chipotle outlines its E. coli response

The Chipotle Mexican Grill chain today outlined the steps being taken to address health concerns after at least eight cases of E. coli were traced to its restaurants in Washington and Oregon.

November 2015

Severe storm heads our way

An approaching storm is threatening to shut down tourism in the Mt. Rainier area for this weekend. Here are the links you can use to watch as you stay dry.

October 2015

Cheney Stadium hosts near-record crowds

More summer baseball fans attended games at Tacoma's Cheney Stadium than in all but one prior year. And they bought more Rainiers baseball merchandise, too.

September 2015

40 Under Forty: Healthy & Active, Play Ball!

Lizz Lewis is bringing an emphasis on healthy fitness to employees of her family's extensive restaurant chain. And Matthew Simon is using Little League baseball to teach life skills. Both are 40 Under Forty honorees in the 2015 class.

July 2015

Telling local stories & helping business grow

A Gig Harbor native and another who grew up in Olympia are each applying their professional skill sets to further advance the South Sound. Tourism promotion and financing local business ventures are their focus.

July 2015

40 Under Forty: Building structures, a new life

The first two members of South Sound's "40 Under Forty" class of 2015 are a builder based in Gig Harbor and a mid-level manager at the region's only full-service water park resort hotel in Centralia.

July 2015

U.S. Open: Now, the clean up begins

A successful U.S. Open golf tournament wrapped up yesterday at Chambers Bay. Today, it's bargain shopping and the start of work to return the site to a public golf course and park.

June 2015

Spring comes to east Mt. Rainier

Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent Randy King announced today that visitors can drive to the Sunrise area on the east side of the mountain starting this Friday morning. Seasonal snow-clearing has been finished and flowers are blooming.

June 2015

Pierce, Thurston see lower unemployment rate

Pierce County added 2,700 jobs from March to April, lowering the unemployment rate to 6.2 percent. The U.S. Open could be the culprit.

May 2015
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