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Paycheck Protection Program Application & Resources

The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application portal officially reopens Jan. 11, when the SBA will accept “first-draw” loans from small businesses yet to receive a PPP loan and only from lenders SBA has identified as “community financial institutions.” SBA has defined those as community financial institutions as: · community development financial […]

Applications Open for $2.17 Million in Cash Assistance for Hospitality Workers Impacted by COVID-19

The City of Seattle has opened applications for direct cash assistance for hospitality workers living and working in Seattle who’ve lost jobs or income due top the COVID-19 pandemic.  Mayor Jenny Durkan’s office says $2.17 million in direct cash assistance is available.  This funding is part of the Mayor and City Council’s announcement last month […]

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King County Council Approves $8 million for Tourism Recovery Campaign

In a unanimous vote, the King County Council has approved $8 million in CARES funding to support a county-wide tourism recovery campaign.  The goal is to drive more business, foot traffic and overnight visitors to the region.  The fall campaign will launch in the early October in partnership with the Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority. […]

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Keeping Hotel Employees and Guests Safe

The American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) has released an updated version of the AHLA Safe Stay Guidelines, an industry-wide, enhanced set of health and safety protocols designed to provide a safe and clean environment for all hotel employees and guests. The health and safety of all employees and guests remains the top priority for […]

Seattle Hotel Association Evening of Hope Gala raises over $579,000 benefiting StolenYouth

MEDIA CONTACT: Allan Aquila, Allan Aquila & Associates, 206-948-1997, SEATTLE, Washington (Feb. 5, 2019) — More than 300 community leaders came together for The Seattle Hotel Association’s 22nd Annual Evening of Hope gala, raising over $579,000 for StolenYouth, a local nonprofit committed to ending child sex trafficking in Washington state. The Seattle Hotel Association […]

Families, Education Preschool and Promise levy passed by Seattle voters

The Seattle Hotel Association endorsed the Families, Education, Preschool and Promises Levy (Prop. 1), which appeared on the Nov. 6 ballot in Seattle. Thanks to Seattle voters, this levy will bridge the opportunity gap for Seattle students, from preschool through college. We believe that investing in the young people in our community today prepares the […]