WHERE HOSPITALITY MINDS MEET
MAY 6, 2019
Worthington Center at
Saint Martin's University
5000 Abbey Way SE, Lacey, WA 98503
ABOUT THE EVENT /
Join fellow members of the hospitality industry as we explore topics to help improve how you run your business and increase your bottom line. With keynote speakers who understand your challenges and resources to overcome any obstacle, this event is a must for the industry.
SCHEDULE / AGENDA
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Place Branding for your Business
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Place Branding is an important element to our growing businesses. We strive to keep up on the trends, costs and processes that we rely on as business owners. Come and take a deeper dive into Place Branding with Experience Olympia’s, Shauna Stewart.
2:45 PM - 3:05 PM
Express Talk: Leveraging No Cost Resources to Optimize Employee Performance
3:05 PM - 3:20 PM
The Society For Financial Awareness (SOFA), a 501(c)(3) organization whose sole mission is to increase financial literacy by providing free, provides on-site workshops on over 30 financial topics. They’ll introduce you to a way to help your employees thrive – and help your company’s bottom line at the same time – all at no cost. You’ll learn why this free employee benefit can and should be leveraged as a cornerstone for optimizing employee performance.
Express Talk: Resources, Retirement and You
3:20 PM - 3:40 PM
There is a new resource for businesses, a Retirement Marketplace website created through the Department of Commerce. Through this website people are able to shop for state-verified, low-cost retirement savings plans. Each retirement plan listed on the Retirement Marketplace:
Is verified and approved annually by Washington State officials at the Department of Financial Institutions and/or the Office of the Insurance Commissioner
Cannot charge administrative fees to employers
Cannot charge enrollees more than 1% in total annual administrative fees
Participation in the Retirement Marketplace is entirely voluntary for both employers and employees. The Washington State Department of Commerce administers the Retirement Marketplace, but enrollment takes place with the private retirement plan provider.
Express Talk: Workforce Development Strategies: This Little Light of Mine
3:40 PM - 4:00 PM
You are your own best strategy when it comes to workforce development. Using personal stories, you can immediately be a light that illuminates successful pathways for employees. Highlighting your journey will navigate the right people to your business. It will connect your hospitality story with a network of services aimed at bringing people and jobs together.
4:20 PM - 5:00 PM
Express Talk: Taking Charge of Your Utilities
4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
Come and learn all of the different ways to save big on your utilities through rebates, energy efficient appliance and more!
Agenda is subject to change without notice