Join the Washington Hospitality Association

The Washington Hospitality Association is a member-driven organization dedicated to delivering wins for the industry. We believe in people, service, advocacy and community. Our team strives to offer the highest quality training programs, information, cost-saving opportunities and political representation.

Cost Saving Programs

Association programs offer members ROI on their annual membership investment to improve their profitability and protocols. Strength of Collective Buying Power: Our focus is to ensure Association members leverage the association size and purchasing power to lower individual participant cost while providing association backed service.

  • WorkSafe- Workers’ Compensation Program
  • Payment Processing – credit, debit, online, ecommerce
  • Healthcare Solutions – medical HMO’s & PPO’s, dental, vision, telemedicine, EAP, FSA’s
  • Business Insurance – property, causality, liability, all business line coverages.
  • Human Resource Administration Services – HRMS, payroll, on-boarding, scheduling
  • Workforce Solutions - unemployment cost management, WTOC, I-9 services,
  • Commuter Benefits – and pretax spending
  • Employee Discounts – travel, entertainment, dining, local and online merchants
  • Music Licensing Discounts
  • Group Purchasing – food and beverage manufacture rebates, prime discounts, hotel amenities, etc.
  • Business Supplies & Printing

Industry News, Information and Resources

We provide timely, accurate industry information in clear, concise formats so you can make the best decisions for your organization. Interface with your peers at local meetings, summits and our annual convention. We work side-by-side to build your community in all corners of the state.

  • Washington Hospitality Buyer’s Guide
  • HERO Manual (state laws, forms & more)
  • Employment Law Compliance Guide
  • Advisory Network: 30 minutes annually in 20 subject areas including, Finance & Accounting, Legal and HR
  • Regional Hospitality Summits
  • Webinars & Podcasts

Proactive, Responsible, Political Advocacy

We advocate at the state and local levels intersecting with decision-makers who have a direct impact on your operation. Civic-minded members can participate directly with elected officials at their desired level of engagement.

  • Political Action Committee (PAC)
  • Legislative News
  • Grassroots Network/Ambassadors
  • Hill Climb & Taste Our Best reception
  • Regional Meetings

Education and Training

Our suite of training programs is designed to complement workforce development and career connected learning. We provide opportunities for your workforce to prepare, advance and succeed in the hospitality industry.

  • ServSuccess
  • ServSafe Alcohol
  • ServSafe Allergen
  • ServSafe Manager
  • Workplace Safety
  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Harassment Prevention
  • ProStart — School to Career Program/Mentorships

Meet our team

Contact your membership team to schedule a benefit analysis.

Cathy Fox

Seattle – Neighborhoods & East King County

360-246-4521

cathyf@wahospitality.org

Tamorro Farrell

Pierce County Thurston, Kitsap, Peninsula

360-246-4520

tamorrof@wahospitality.org

Marla Fruit

Spokane & Northeast WA

360-246-4522

marlaf@wahospitality.org

Michele Schaub

Seattle – Downtown & South King County

360-246-4525

micheles@wahospitality.org

Gretchen Fritz

Southwest Washington

360-246-4519

gretchenf@wahospitality.org

Amy Spain

Snohomish, Northwest WA

360-246-4524

amys@wahospitality.org

Robbin Stafford

Southeast WA Cowlitz & Clark Counties

360-246-4526

robbins@wahospitality.org

CONTACT US

Let's Connect!

510 Plum Street S.E.
Olympia, Washington 98501-1587
800.225.7166 | Fax: 360.357.9232