Elizabeth Allen, a Behavioral Health Policy Coordinator with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, will be joining us to talk about helping your employees combat COVID fatigue. The stressors from COVID-19 trigger our fight-or-flight response, and then we use a variety of coping skills to calm ourselves down when the stressor is over. But COVID-19 is not giving us that break. We’re just not prepared to handle stress that goes on this long. Join us as we talk about solutions to coping, and Elizabeth will give our members and employees some helpful solutions.
Slide deck is available HERE.
On today's call, WFIA will have Sixtine Gurrey. She is an Epidemiologist with the Non-healthcare Congregate Settings COVID-19 Outbreak Team at the Washington State Department of Health. Sixtine will be providing our members clarity around industry outbreaks throughout the state. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Health has been a valuable asset to our members by assisting you in navigating the pandemic to minimize infections and outbreaks within the industry.
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As your business been hit by fraud? Washington State businesses are being hit hard by fraudulent activities during this pandemic! We want our members to be prepared and know how to identity theft and the cyber risks associated should your business be targeted.
WFIA is excited to partner with Carl Hammersburg, Manager of Government and Healthcare Fraud at SAS Integration Technologies. Carl is a 30 year anti-fraud veteran, and he will be covering an overview of fraud, identity theft and cyber risks in 2020 and during the COVID pandemic. He will walk through the state of risks today and how they are increasing, connect the dots on how those risks interact, and give a deeper dive into what is happening in Unemployment Insurance across the U.S. and in Washington.
10.01.2020 - NACS Age Verification Software Webinar
The Educational Foundation has partnered with the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) to bring you a free webinar about the NACS Age Verification Initiative and the FREE software that is available to all retailers. Our presenter for the hour will be Bill Deichler, the NACS Age Verification Program Coordinator. During this webinar you will learn everything you need to know to access this state of the art age verification system FREE from our national partner NACS.
September 22, 2020 Webinar - New Opportunities in the New Reality.
WFIA is excited to offer our members insight into 'New Opportunities in the New Reality'. For this webinar we partnered with Colin Stewart, EVP - Business Intelligence from ACOSTA and Pam Hietalati, Director of Territory Sales PNW from UNFI and we discussed some important and need-to-know information that is affecting our industry.
August 18, 2020 COVID-19 Weekly Update Webinar
08/11/2020 - WFIA Educational Foundation and our guest presenters, Officer Clark and Rebekah Ziesemer with the City of Olympia Police Department - Community Programs, take a look at how to resolve workplace violence before it starts.
During the first half of the webinar, learn from Rosie and two WIGA retailer owners on how their online platform has scaled their businesses, by acknowledging the needs of the ever-changing, digital-savvy shopper. The second half, John Ross, IGA President and CEO, will discuss eCommerce trends and key findings for independent grocers during COVID-19 and how those trends will impact retailers going forward.
June 17, 2020 Five Strategies for Ensuring Future Digital Commerce Growth
At WFIA, we are intimately involved and continuously engaged in the ongoing flow of decision making. Our Government Affairs Committee is actively involved in the political process of legislation, regulation, and politics affecting the grocery industry.