New study highlights how perfectionist drive is leading to burnout

A new study from York St John University and the University of Bath has revealed the extent to which perfectionist tendencies in employees are driving many to burnout and points to ways in which habits might be changed.

In the report, published today (Friday 31 July) in the journal Personality & Social Psychology Review, researchers looked at the impact perfectionism is having on extreme stress and burnout.
Psychologists have long been fascinated by the effects of perfectionism – a personality trait encompassing excessively high personal standards coupled with harsh self-criticism – however this is the first study to aggregate its full effects.

Through a detailed review of research, the researchers found that perfectionism is closely associated with burnout – a syndrome associated with chronic stress that manifests as extreme fatigue, perceived reduced accomplishment and eventual detachment.
And whilst their findings are relevant across education and in sports, the researchers found this relationship is particularly strong in employment settings – something they suggest is increasingly driven by a prevailing performance-outcomes focus in the modern workplace.
In such an environment, where poor performance carries significant costs, perfectionist tendencies are often exacerbated, which not only leads to increased stress for individuals but in fact poorer performance and a lack of innovation for organisations.
Dr Andrew Hill, Associate Professor and Head of Taught Postgraduate Programmes at York St John University, who was lead-author of the review and whose work focusses on the effects of perfectionism in achievement contexts said: “Too often people confuse perfectionism with more desirable features such as being conscientious. Rather than being more productive, perfectionists are likely to find the workplace quite difficult and stressful.
“Our research suggests that if perfectionists are unable to cope with demands and uncertainty in the workplace, they will experience a range of emotional difficulties.”
Dr Thomas Curran, Lecturer in Sport Psychology at the University of Bath, who co-authored the research, and whose work focuses on motivation and emotion added:
“As a society we tend to hold perfectionism as a sign of virtue or high-achievement. Yet our findings show that perfectionism is a largely destructive trait. We suggest its effects can be managed and organisations must be clear that perfection is not a criteria of success. Instead, diligence, flexibility and perseverance are far better qualities.”
Certain companies, including Google, have in recent years established bold initiatives to counter perfectionism and drive up quality by rewarding staff for failure. Such methods, as well as a greater focus on balanced working lives, depressurised working environments and a greater acceptance of failure could all go a long way to mitigating the negative effects associated with perfectionism, the authors suggest.

York St John University
Founded in 1841, York St John University has a long and proud tradition as a distinguished education provider. Professor David Fleming was installed as Vice Chancellor in 2010. 
The University has around 6,500 students studying on a range of courses in faculties of Arts, Health and Life Sciences, Education and Theology, and the York St John Business School.
Through its faculties, York St John has developed many partnerships with practitioners, business and representative bodies both within York and the wider region.

University of Bath
http://www.bath.ac.uk/  
The University of Bath one of the UK’s leading universities both in terms of research and our reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and graduate prospects.
In the REF 2014 research assessment 87 per cent of our research was defined as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. From making aircraft more fuel efficient, to identifying infectious diseases more quickly, or cutting carbon emissions through innovative building solutions, research from Bath is making a difference around the world.
Well established as a nurturing environment for enterprising minds, Bath is ranked highly in all national league tables. It was voted number one in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) for two years running, and is the UK’s top university in the Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey 2015.

Alexandria Nicole Cellars appears on HGTV Tiny House, Big Living

Monday, August 3 at 6pm or 9pm (depending on carrier & time zone)
Paterson, WA, July 30, 2015– Alexandria Nicole Cellars prides themselves on providing “cutting edge” experiences for their wine club members. This spring their cult style wine club following has been abuzz with excitement as the club will receive national coverage on HGTV Tiny House, Big Living. 

Next Monday evening, August 3, (6:00pm or 9:00pm depending on your carrier & time zone) HGTV will show the rest of the country a tiny taste of the award winning experience Alexandria Nicole Cellars has been serving up for years as viewers watch them parlay their previous glamping experience into a much more upscale “tiny house” experience for their wine club members to enjoy. 
In March, the former tent platforms were removed to make room for the building of two tiny houses as part of building competition between two construction companies, Elite Construction of Kennewick, Washington and Finishing Touches of Renton, Washington. 
They pitted builder against builder and let the nails fall where they may. With the only criteria being that, each house includes wine on tap, red roofs to match the winery, and a complete kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. “What they created far exceeded our expectations” Jarrod Boyle, Winemaker and CEO stated. “The motivation behind this project was to give our wine club members a world class wine experience and I’m confident that they will be thrilled at what the builders came up with” added Ali Boyle, Marketing Director, and Winemakers Wife the title she lovingly shows on her business card. 
Both tiny houses are unique, beautiful in their own right, and true to tiny house standards no more than 400 square feet.  With Terence L. Thornhill, Architect, helping to ensure that the Elite house was decked out in ultra modern design with high-end multimedia twists and turns while the Finishing Touches house actually boasts a twisting roofline. This small family business known for creating “stairs for the stars” in the Seattle area, took on the challenge having never built a house from start to finish. Along the way they  created one of the most unique rooflines ever to be seen in a tiny home, they also incorporated many repurposed materials which is in keeping with the tiny house mantra reduce, reuse, recycle.
As the two week long competition plays out viewers will get to experience the real life exhaustion of both builder and maker as they strive to create the very best for their members. 
Fans of Tiny House Giant Journey will see their favorite tiny house dwelling couple chose the winner of the competition. However, in the eyes of Alexandria Nicole Cellars, the winner has not yet been chosen until their wine club members vote on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ancwine) for their favorite and the winner will be announced at their Harvest Party on August 29.  
The Tiny Houses are available to rent by Alexandria Nicole Cellars wine club members on their website www.ancwines.com.  To learn more about becoming a wine club member visit the website or stop into one of their three tasting rooms in Prosser, Woodinville, and Paterson, Washington. The houses were built over a few short weeks this spring at Destiny Ridge Vineyard overlooking the Columbia River near Crowe Butte Park on Highway 14.
About Alexandria Nicole Cellars:

Award winning wines creates the foundation for Alexandria Nicole Cellars, with a lengthy list of 90-point wines starting in 2001.  Over the years, they have assembled a talented team of fun loving wine friends to create an amazing experience for their wine club members.  Named Best Wine Club Room this June in Seattle Magazine (2015) and Winery of the Year (2011) Northwest Wine Press shows that the word is getting out. 

Alexandria Nicole Cellars features exclusive wine clubrooms and banquet facilities in our tasting rooms located in Prosser, Woodinville, & Paterson, WA. Destiny Ridge Vineyard hosts The Estate at Destiny Ridge which includes three amazing private suites and is the perfect location for weddings, corporate retreats or a romantic getaway. Our Estate vineyard is also the location of our Tiny House Glamping.

Plug In America Names Joel Levin Executive Director

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 29, 2015—Joel Levin, former vice president of business development at the Climate Action Reserve, has been named executive director of Plug In America the nation’s leading nonprofit electric vehicle advocacy organization. Levin’s appointment is effective immediately.

An expert on U.S. and global carbon markets and California climate policy, Levin oversaw development of the Climate Action Reserve, the state-chartered nonprofit that runs North America’s largest carbon offset registry. During his 12-year tenure, he recruited and managed relationships with hundreds of companies that participate in the Los Angeles-based organization, which establishes standards and issues carbon offsets for projects across the country.

“Joel has just the kind of experience we need to help take Plug In America to the next stage as we continue to accelerate adoption of plug-in vehicles and shape policy nationwide,” said Plug In America board president Michael Thwaite. “This year, Plug In America marks the tenth anniversary of our efforts to electrify transportation, and we look forward to expanding our efforts with Joel at the helm.”

Levin will oversee Plug In America programs including:

  • National Drive Electric Week, the world’s largest grassroots EV outreach event
  • State and federal policy initiatives
  • Pioneering EV research
  • Corporate-campus test-drives
  • A national network of EV drivers and supporters helping to accelerate EV adoption
“I’m thrilled to join Plug In America at such an exciting moment,” Levin said. “It is now common to see plug-in vehicles in driveways and on the streets of our cities. What a revolution from just a few years ago when the cars were virtually nonexistent. Plug In America has played a central role over the past decade in enabling our country to reach this point. I am eager to see how we can achieve even more together.”

Levin has worked with the California Environmental Protection Agency, California Public Utilities Commission, California Air Resources Board and state legislature in helping to develop climate change policy while with the Reserve, and sought support for its programs from private foundations and government agencies.

Prior to joining the Reserve in 2003, he co-founded and led Feeva Wireless, a wireless software company; he marketed electricity demand-response programs for Automated Power Exchange; served as program director for Counterpart International, a nonprofit international development organization; and worked on the Capitol Hill staff of Senator Timothy E. Wirth (D-CO).

About Plug In America: Plug In America, a San Francisco-based national nonprofit organization, works to accelerate the shift to plug-in vehicles powered by clean, affordable, domestic electricity to reduce our nation’s dependence on petroleum and improve the global environment. The organization conceived National Drive Electric Week and has advanced workplace charging by pioneering regular ride-and-drive events at such leading corporations as Google, Mattel and Paramount Pictures. It developed the world’s largest, most dedicated network of plug-in vehicle owners and drivers, many of whom have driven EVs for well over a decade. We drive electric. You can, too. www.pluginamerica.org

Sean Riley Named Championship Director for 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

Sean Riley, a PGA golf professional who grew up in southern Washington, has been named Championship Director for the 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, to be played June 9-12 at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish.
Born and raised in the Tri-Cities area, Riley is responsible for the overall coordination and planning of the first women’s major championship in the Pacific Northwest in 70 years.

The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship is a collaboration among KPMG, the LPGA, and PGA of America that celebrates the development, advancement and empowerment of women on and off the golf course.

“I am proud to be chosen to head a dynamic team of talented individuals as we look forward to this important PGA of America event,” Riley said. “It’s a bonus that I get to go back to my home state to help put together a world-class Championship for the tremendous golf fans in Washington.”
Sahalee Country Club, site of the 1998 PGA Championship and the 2010 U.S. Senior Open, becomes the second Washington state site to host a U.S. women’s major, following the inaugural U.S. Women’s Open Championship in 1946, played in Spokane.
The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship is the second golf major in the Pacific Northwest in as many years, following this year’s hugely popular men’s U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay in Tacoma.
“The tremendous success of this year’s inaugural Championship at Westchester Country Club, as well as the intense interest in golf in the Pacific Northwest, makes this a very exciting opportunity,” Riley said. “The Pacific Northwest has always been a strong supporter of the LPGA. Sahalee Country Club is an excellent choice and again will be a spectacular setting for a major championship.”
Riley knows about Sahalee first-hand, having worked at the club in 2007 as a college intern. A graduate of the University of Idaho, Riley was a four-time varsity golfer at Southridge High in Kennewick, and then played golf at Columbia Basin College before transferring to Idaho, where he studied Professional Golf Management and Business Marketing.
A member of the PGA of America since 2009, Riley most recently has served as a senior account executive for the PGA of America. Prior to that Riley was Western Regional Director for the American Junior Golf Association, establishing several significant events in Washington, including the Ryan Moore Junior Championship at Oakbrook Golf Club in Lakewood.
The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship continues the rich tradition of the LPGA Championship, and celebrated its 2015 Championship this year at the Westchester Country Club in Harrison, N.Y.  The LPGA Championship began in 1955, five years after the birth of the Ladies Professional Golf Association. Past champions include legendary players Mickey Wright, Betsy Rawls, Kathy Whitworth, Nancy Lopez, Juli Inkster, Annika Sorenstam, Se Ri Pak and three-time winner Inbee Park, who will be the defending champion at Sahalee in 2016.
The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship brings together a world-class, annual major golf championship with a women’s leadership summit and an ongoing charitable initiative to inspire and develop new generations of female leaders.

PicsArt Partners with FiftyThree To Integrate Award Winning Stylus, Pencil, with The World’s Largest Creative Community

PicsArt’s latest iOS update also introduces new Lens Blur Effects, Animated .gifs, Filters, and Square Fit Tool updates features to help people around the world connect and create original, beautiful artwork.

San Francisco, Calif. — PicsArt, the company behind the world’s leading mobile creative community, today announces the integration of FiftyThree’s award winning stylus, Pencil. Available on all iOS devices, Pencil is a Bluetooth stylus modeled after the iconic carpenter’s pencil, and combines advanced technology with beautiful design. A built-in eraser means you simply flip Pencil over to erase, and the unique tapered tip allows for intuitive, settings-free control of line widths. Integration with Pencil by FiftyThree allows the PicsArt community to continue to master their digital painting skills and create beautiful, unique artwork to share globally with PicsArt.

PicsArt has grown to become one of the largest mobile creative communities in the world, with over 65M monthly active users. This latest update for iOS devices introduces several new features and tools along with Pencil integration, empowering people to beautify their world like never before. These features include:

–Surface Pressure with Pencil: Expressive from every angle, Pencil’s tapered tip allows you to create lines of all sizes without any settings. Use the point for fine details and the angled edge for broad strokes.

–Eraser with Pencil: Be bold and make mistakes. Pencil’s built-in eraser lets you precisely carve away to get at what’s essential. No need to switch tools, just flip Pencil around and erase.

–Lens Blur Effect: A feature exclusively available on PicsArt that works like a real camera to add lens-blur to images, creating more dramatic and expressive shots.

–Animated .gifs: Easily share your latest artwork to PicsArt and other social networks by exporting animated .gifs to deliver step-by-step processes showcasing showcasing your drawing process.

–New Filters: Use new trending filters, including Vibrant and Black & White LowCon to give artwork an interesting look.
Square Fit Tool Update: Users can create square photos and apply colors, blurred or patterned background effects directly to images before being shared to their Instagram followers.

“We want to be sure that we’re consistently providing users with innovative tools to help them generate beautiful artwork,” said PicsArt CEO, Hovhannes Avoyan. “With the FiftyThree Pencil integration and our latest features, we’re able to further empower people to create, discover and share their talents with the community.”

“We created Pencil to help people to think with their hands, to provide a tool that lets ideas flow freely from head to screen,” says Georg Petschnigg, CEO and Co-Founder of FiftyThree. “PicsArt is a company equally committed to removing creative barriers, and we’re excited to see what their community designs using our collective tools.”

PicsArt and FiftyThree will be debuting the latest integration of Pencil at an event on August 4th at FiftyThree’s New York City headquarters. RSVP to the event here – https://pencilpicsart.splashthat.com/. Start beautifying your world today by downloading the PicsArt app from the App Store, Google Play, Amazon or Windows. To learn more, go to www.PicsArt.com.

About PicsArt
PicsArt is the largest mobile community of creatives and creative images. The company’s U.S. office is based in San Francisco, California with a focus on enabling anyone to be creative, share, socialize, discover, learn, and be inspired. The app has been installed 220 million times and continues to expand and improve, so anyone can unleash their creativity and discover their inner artist. For more, please visit www.picsart.com

About FiftyThree
FiftyThree® is building a new generation of mobile tools for millions of creative thinkers around the world. They are the creators of the breakthrough iPad app Paper, Apple’s App of the Year; Pencil, a digital stylus and winner of two IDSA awards, and Mix, a collaboration service for working with others. FiftyThree is the space to create. www.fiftythree.com

Conifer Secured Self Storage Adds U-Haul Trucks, Trailers

DE FOREST, WIS. (July 29, 2015) – U-Haul International, Inc. is pleased to announce that Conifer Secured Self Storage LLC has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the De Forest community.
Conifer Secured Self Storage at 7652 Conifer Court will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pickup for boxes.

Hours of operation for U-Haul rentals are 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday. After-hours drop-off is available for customer convenience.
Reserve U-Haul products at this dealer location by calling (608) 846-0510 or visiting http://www.uhaul.com/Locations/Truck-Rentals-near-De-Forest-WI today.
Conifer Secured Self Storage owner William Kippley is proud to team with the industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage to better meet the demands of Dane County during the busy summer moving season.
U-Haul and Conifer Secured Self Storage are striving to benefit the environment through sustainability initiatives. Truck sharing is a core U-Haul sustainability business practice that allows individuals to access a fleet of trucks that is larger than what they could access on an individual basis.
Every U-Haul truck placed in a community helps keep 19 personally owned large-capacity vehicles, pickups, SUVs and vans off the road. Fewer vehicles means less traffic congestion, less pollution, less fuel burned and cleaner air.

Conifer Secured Self Storage is a great place to become U-Haul Famous. Take your picture in front of a U-Haul product, send it in and your face could land on the side of a U-Haul truck. Upload your photo through Instagram using #uhaulfamous, or go to www.uhaulfamous.com to submit photos and learn more.

Help teach about salmon and the Cedar River—become a volunteer naturalist!

Share your community treasure! Become a volunteer naturalist on the Cedar River and learn about one of the world’s amazing wildlife migrations, which runs through the heart of Seattle, Renton and on up into Maple Valley! Naturalists will receive 20 hours of training from fish and watershed experts in September.

Then they’ll spend three weekend days along the river, talking to the public about the spawning salmon and the natural and human history of the Cedar River Watershed.

Sponsors of the program, now entering its 18th year, include the Seattle Aquarium, Seattle Public Utilities, King County Flood Control District, City of Renton, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the WRIA8 Salmon Recovery Council.

Contact Dani Kendall at salmonjourney@seattleaquarium.org or call (206) 792-5851 to sign up. Training starts September 10, 2015.

HUNT Real Estate ERA Deploys Marketing Automation

Industry’s hottest innovation gives back agents “years” in lost productivity 

July 29, 2015 – Buffalo, NY  – One of America’s oldest and most prestigious real estate brands, HUNT Real Estate ERA, has launched the real estate industry’s hottest new technology – marketing automation – a move that will “shave years” off the total time its more than 1,000 agents typically spend marketing listings annually.
“Agents won’t lift a finger,” says Peter Hunt,

Chairman and CEO of HUNT Real Estate Corporation, which was established in 1911 and operates offices throughout New York State and Arizona, when describing how marketing materials will now be created for every listing. “Our job is to make it easy for agents to do what they need to do,” he adds.

Hunt explains that as his agents post new home listings, everything needed to market each property – a complete digital and print marketing package – is automatically created and delivered to the listing agent overnight.
HUNT Real Estate ERA, the largest family-owned and operated real estate firm in Western and Update New York, will be providing this as a new service for its agents.
“Marketing automation shaves years off the time our agents would typically spend creating marketing material,” says Hunt, whose firm last year closed nearly 10,000 transaction sides.
“Every seller who lists with HUNT Real Estate ERA knows that once their house hits the MLS, a complete marketing program is created, ensuring their home will be fully marketed to all channels, automatically,” adds Dan Mirsky, Marketing Director at HUNT. “And whenever key listing information is updated – such as a price change or the addition of a Open House – all of the marketing materials are updated, automatically, so consumers always have the most current information,” he notes. 
Mirsky points out two other major benefits the new marketing automation solution provides HUNT Real Estate ERA, both of which are major challenges in the real estate industry: First, the ability to maintain brand consistency and control in all markets; and second, a single-solution platform that eliminates the need for disparate apps and single-task marketing solutions that are stand alone solutions.
“We audited our current marketing tools and none of them talked to each other,” Mirsky says. “That means an agent has to sign in and out of different programs and platforms and that makes no sense. None of them fully integrated with our CRM, until we found Imprev. Agents love having a single sign-on and the fact that everything works in concert with one another,” he adds.
Keeping the company’s brand consistent can be a full time job, Mirsky notes. “I don’t want to be the advertising police,” he says, noting that without marketing automation, which delivers consistent branding for all the materials created and personalized for every agent, it is impossible to review every marketing piece produced by every agent in every market.
“With marketing automation, the HUNT name, which has a century of brand equity, is consistent across all marketing channels and that increases consumer recognition,” he says.
The marketing automation service was created by Imprev, which powers many of the largest automated marketing solutions for real estate brokerage firms in the U.S.
About HUNT Real Estate ERA

HUNT Real Estate Corporation is the parent company of HUNT Real Estate ERA and operates nearly 40 branches throughout western, central, and upstate New York, and Phoenix, Arizona. Founded in 1911, HUNT Real Estate ERA is the largest family-owned and operated real estate company in the area and is ranked the 45th largest real estate firm in the nation for closed transactions in 2014 by REALTrends. HUNT also operates a commercial brokerage, mortgage banking firm, two insurance agencies, title agency, an award-winning Relocation division, residential building company, and a fee-for-service brokerage. HUNT’s mission is to build its presence through successful sales associates, to grow profitably, and to provide the highest quality of real estate and homeownership services. For more information about HUNT Real Estate, visit http://www.huntrealestate.com.

Small Business Endorses Teri Hickel in Special Election

Entire state will be affected by two special elections on August 4

OLYMPIA, Wash., July 27, 2015—The voice of Washington state small business today announced its endorsement of Teri Hickel in a special primary election to be held August 4 for one of the two State House seats in the 30th Legislative District.

Last week, NFIB/Washington endorsed Mary Dye for a vacant House seat in 9th Legislative District.
 “These special elections might be at opposite ends of the state, but everyone in Washington has a stake in the outcomes, because the Legislature currently hinges by a couple of votes whether or not we raise taxes and increase regulations,” said Patrick Connor, Washington state director for the National Federation of Independent Business.
The seat Hickel is vying for is currently held by Rep. Carol Gregory, who was appointed following the death of her predecessor, Roger Freeman. The 30th district includes parts of King and Pierce counties. The endorsement of Hickel was made by the Washington SAFE Trust (Save America’s Free Enterprise), the political action committee of NFIB/Washington.
“We base our endorsements on an incumbent’s legislative voting record first, and then on a challenger’s response to a questionnaire or interview,” said Connor. “Teri Hickel knows our issues and has a fundamental appreciation of the fact that small businesses are not smaller versions of big businesses. Her knowledge of the needs of the people in her district combined with her get-it-done experience on a variety of issues is deeply impressive.”
NFIB has 350,000 members across the nation, including more than 8,000 members in Washington state. Click here to learn more about the power of the small-business vote, here for NFIB’s 2015 legislative victories and here for the challenges ahead in 2016.

For more than 70 years, the National Federation of Independent Business has been the Voice of Small Business, taking the message from Main Street to the halls of Congress and all 50 state legislatures. NFIB annually surveys its members on state and federal issues vital to their survival as America’s economic engine and biggest creator of jobs. NFIB’s educational mission is to remind policymakers that small businesses are not smaller versions of bigger businesses; they have very different challenges and priorities.

Hop Jack’s opened its 11th location in Kennewick on July 13th!

Seattle, WA…..July 26, 2015……..Hop Jack’s, “ A Neighborhood Gathering Place,”  recently opened its’ 11th location on July 13th in Kennewick, Washington.
“We are very excited about opening a Hop Jack’s in Kennewick,” said owner Mark Eggen.  “This site is a great space for a restaurant that is a true “neighborhood gathering place.“ We want to be the place where neighbors meet neighbors,” he added.

“We have hired approximately 80 employees for this new location,” said Kevin Eggen, Operations & Development Manager.  “The positions included bartenders, servers, cocktail servers, all sales support positions and kitchen positions.  We also have hired managers,” he added.  “With our company’s expansion plans, it’s a great opportunity to grow with us.”  We are currently in the process of interviewing and hiring for future locations as well.  Resume’s can be emailed to Director of Operations, Jeff Morgan at Jeff@Rocksolidrestaurants.com or apply online at www.hopjacks.net 
The new Kennewick site measures 4,500 square feet, including bar space.   The outdoor patio will offer seating for approximately 40. 
Hop Jack’s bar features 16 beers on tap, along with an array of specialty cocktails including the Hop Jack’s very popular icy drinks.  These playful drinks come in a variety of fresh fruit flavors and are served in a glass made of real ice.  A special device brought in from Italy produces the ice glass mold to fit inside of a real martini style glass.  Flavors include blueberry, pineapple, lemon and grapefruit.  Hop Jack’s is the only restaurant west of the Mississippi to serve drinks in this type of glass. 
Another highlight of Hop Jack’s brand are its’ beer taps. The taps extension from the bar top are covered in ice and beer is poured from the tap at 34’. “This system is called a double glycol system and this is what makes the taps freeze over,” added Eggen.  “This is also very unique, found only in a hand full of restaurants in the United States.”
Hop Jack’s is popular for being a neighborhood place to gather with family and friends.  The menu’s main features include high quality hand formed 100% Angus beef burgers along with sandwiches, macs, salads, fish tacos and a variety of other entrees.  To view the entire menu visit www.hopjacks.net
The newest Kennewick restaurant is located near the Southridge Athletic Complex. General Manager, Shari Ivey, oversees the hiring, opening and operations of the new restaurant. Ivey’s dynamic management team has many years of experience in the restaurant industry and includes Kitchen Manager, Andres Zunigo Arevalo and Bar Manager Joe Fasching, along with Hop Jack’s Regional Manager, Mark Eilinger. 
This newest Hop Jack’s is located at 4898 W. Hildebrand Blvd Suite A, in Kennewick, near the Southridge Athletic Complex.  The phone number is 509. 586.3777.
In August 2009 Hop Jack’s opened their first location in Bonney Lake, Washington.
Company wide, Hop Jack’s employs over 500 in the state of Washington with plans to add additional stores over the next several years.  Hop Jack’s current locations include Spokane at Northpointe, Spokane Valley Mall, Klahanie, Silverdale, Bonney Lake, Lacey, Lakeland Hills, Lynnwood, Maple Valley and Richland.  Further 2015 plans include additional expansion in western Washington north of Seattle near Smokey Point.
Hop Jack’s has won several awards including The National Restaurant Associations “Good Neighbor” award, “Best Burger’” by the Maple Valley Reporter and “Best Burger” by South Sound Magazine.  Most recently for 2015, Hop Jack’s was awarded the Washington State SBA Entrepreneurial Success Award. 
Hop Jack’s donates a percentage of sales from various promotions throughout the year to charity.  Primarily funds are for their own Hop Jack’s “Good Neighbor Fund,” which is a fund set aside for team members and guests who are in need.  In 2014, Hop Jack’s raised over $50,000.00 and donated it to worthy causes including Susan G. Komen Puget Sound and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance to benefit prostate cancer research.
Hop Jack’s is open weekdays 11 am to 11 pm. Friday and Saturday the restaurant closes at midnight.  Happy Hour is offered in the bar and dining room daily 2:00-6:00pm and 9:00pm to close.
On Saturday and Sunday the restaurant serves breakfast from 8:00 to 11:00 am.
History of the name Hop Jack’s, taken from the Hop Jack’s website:
Hop Jacks were people who worked to pick and produce dried hops to be used in the beer brewing process. They gathered in barns throughout farming regions around the world during the planting and harvest seasons. They were hard working folks, that according to our exhaustive research, (OK, we talked about it once over a cold beer!) had a strong sense of community and enjoyed a cold one from time to time.

Our restaurants’ design and menu were built to reflect an atmosphere for special hard-working people. It’s a place where friends and neighbors can gather to enjoy a really cold beer, unique beverages and some great food in a comfortable, fun, safe, and familiar environment.