We are thankful for your membership and support. We wish you a very pleasant Thanksgiving.
Potential members: If you join now and pay your 2016 annual membership dues, WFIA will waive November/December 2015 fees so you can enjoy all the WFIA benefits at no cost for those two months. Joining is quick and easy - click here.
Read the stories behind the headlines by accessing the member-only Industry Insider Newsletter here.
WFIA 2016 Day at the Capitol - Registration Open
Minimum Wage Debate Heats Up in Washington State
Economists Say $15 Hurts Jobs
Tell Us What You Think About Minimum Wage
Record Low Voter Turnout
Stay at Work Changes
Governor's Climate Change Rule Developing
WFIA Seeking Stories About How You are Voluntarily Reducing Emissions and Energy Consumption
Pharmacists Asked to Take Suicide Prevention Training
FDA Releases Rules on Food Safety Modernization Act
Menu Labeling Passes Committee
DOL Takes Surpise Step Away from Overtime Pay Rule
Ambush Unionization Rule Impacts
OSHA Penalties to Increase Under Budget Agreement
Transportation Bill Passes Without Truck Length Increase
Snohomish and Pierce Counties Adopt Vaping Regulations
Store Equipment for Sale Immediately
Unfied Grocers & CART Partner
WFIA Seeks Communications & Events Manager
What Can I Do About Pets in My Store?
Best Bagger Battle - Thanks for Making It Great
A Letter from a WFIA Member
Best Bagger Battle Results
WFIA Thanks Our Event Sponsors
Educational Opportunities - Training & Scholarships
The Industry Insider newsletter is generally published every other week except when the State Legislature is in session and then it is generally published each week. If you have questions about any of the articles, please email WFIA President/CEO Jan Gee at email@example.com or call 360 753 5177.
Members: Visit the updated Retro Safety Kit, including Safety Tools for Trucking and Warehousing - it's located on the WFIA website under the Worker's Comp/Retro - Retro Safety Training tab or click here.
WFIA Day at the State Capitol January 26, 2016 - 8:00 am to 2:00 pm Columbia Room, Washington State Capitol
This is an excellent opportunity to hear from outstanding speakers, learn more about your government and the legislative process, represent our industry and have your voice be heard! Our annual Day at the State Capitol is open to all members.
Once you have registered, WFIA's staff will make appointments for you with local legislators for both your home and your business district(s). We will also prepare you for these one-to-one meetings by providing an in-depth and comprehensive briefing by one of our skilled lobbyists. The $25 registration fee covers morning refreshments, lunch, and all legislative materials and online briefing.
Please join us on January 26 as we visit with key leadership on business and food industry issues. Register here.
Tuition & Supporting Scholarships The Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) is offering full scholarships to the upcoming Food Industry Management Program offered at USC Marshall School of Business located in Los Angeles, CA. The scholarship covers the cost of the 16 week semester ($25,000 value) plus the WFIA Educational Foundation will award up to $1,000 to help cover a portion of books, travel and lodging expenses. Learn more and apply here.
Bright Ideas from your Local Grocer
This is a WFIA Industry Insider newsletter category. It provides the opportunity for members to share ideas about anything connected to the independent grocery industry.
WFIA members participating in the WFIA Workers' Comp Retro Program paid $554,162 for Stay At Work (SAW) premiums and recouped $771,139. That's a 139% return! Congratulations WFIA Retro Members. Great job! Are you maximizing your ability to lower your Workers' Comp costs? For information, call Jan Gee at WFIA 360-753-5177.
Rosauers Supermarkets acknowledged for efforts in energy efficiency and cost savings. 4/24/2015
Stay at Work Program (SAW): Get Paid to keep your injured workers working and receive Retro wage reimbursement on work claims. 4/10/2015
The Markets, Bellingham, add a little humor to Fighting Teen Liquor Theft.3/20/2015