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Press Releases| Aug. 26, 2015
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association ’s (NBWA) 78th Annual Convention and Trade Show will take place October 11 – 14, 2015, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. During the general session on Tuesday, October 13, President of Gretz Beer Company and NBWA Political Action Committee Chairman Mike Gretz will moderate a panel of leaders from five breweries and importers that partner with independent beer distributors across the country. Participants include: Ronald den Elzen, President and CEO, Heineken USA Ken Grossman, Founder, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Bill Hackett,...
Blog| Aug. 24, 2015
By: Craig Purser, NBWA President & CEO Across the country, there are brewers and importers, distributors and retailers who go to work each day and focus on what they do best in order to deliver great beers to American consumers. But, every now and then, it’s important to look at the full economic impact generated by the American beer industry. It is a great story to tell, and we should all take part in telling it. The National Beer Wholesalers Association and the Beer Institute recently released a new Beer Serves America economic impact study that details how the beer industry contributes...
Blog| Aug. 21, 2015
NBWA distributor members are invited to share success stories involving local agents of Northwestern Mutual , an NBWA Founders Club sponsor, to help fellow beer distributors learn more about the benefits of working with Northwestern Mutual advisors. Distributors who share their stories will be entered for a chance to win $250 in poker chips to use at Caesars Palace during NBWA’s 78 th Annual Convention and Trade Show , October 11-14! Simply describe how you or your business have benefitted from working with your local Northwestern Mutual agent and some of the great ways they have helped...
Press Releases| Aug. 20, 2015
ALEXANDRIA, VA – “White Hat Hacker” Jayson Street will take part in the general session program at the National Beer Wholesalers Association ’s (NBWA) 78 th Annual Convention and Trade Show to be held October 11 – 14, 2015, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. News stories involving data breaches, identify theft and hacking of sensitive information have become commonplace. And they all center around one common theme – computers and cyber security. As a professional hacker who works to protect people and businesses by identifying vulnerabilities and exposing risk, Street will reveal...
Blog| Aug. 14, 2015
By: Ginger Johnson, Women Enjoying Beer You want female buyers and female consumers. Females purchase the lion’s share of goods and services in America: solidly 75-85 percent across all categories. The buyer and the consumer are not one and the same. Women shop differently than men and neither is superior or “better.” Smart businesses recognize differences in purchasing habits and considerations for women and men. These differences have a big impact on what you sell and what you don’t sell and to whom. So what’s a distributor to do to earn more female market share and their dollars? Here are...
Blog| Aug. 14, 2015
Nearly 125 “next generation” beer distributors attended NBWA’s Third Annual Next Generation Success in Leadership Conference held August 3 – 4 in Denver, Colorado. The NBWA Next Generation Group brings together future leaders in the beer distribution industry and helps members learn more about the beer business, get more involved with the association and network with other distributors from all areas of the country representing all brands. Next Generation Group Chairman Adam Vitale welcomed the group and explained the value he finds in the educational programming offered at the annual...
Press Releases| Aug. 13, 2015
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association ’s (NBWA) 78th Annual Convention and Trade Show will take place October 11 – 14, 2015, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. Award-winning journalist Candy Crowley, former chief political correspondent for CNN, will speak during the General Session, where she will share insights on the current political environment. She also will discuss trends and issues that most likely will affect voters in the upcoming elections. As CNN’s chief political correspondent and the host of its Sunday morning talk show State of the Union with Candy...
Photos| Aug. 7, 2015
NBWA's Third Annual Next Generation Success in Leadership Conference took place August 3 - 4, 2015, at the Grand Hyatt Denver in Denver, Colorado. NBWA’s Next Generation Group brings together future leaders in the beer distribution industry. The group focuses on learning more about the beer business, getting more involved with the association and networking with other distributors from all areas of the country representing all brands.
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Press Releases| Jul. 30, 2015
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association ’s (NBWA) 78th Annual Convention and Trade Show will take place October 11 – 14, 2015, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. The general session will feature an exciting lineup of speakers, including Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger who is known for the “Miracle on the Hudson” on January 15, 2009. US Airways flight 1549 had just taken off from LaGuardia Airport with 155 people on board when a flock of Canada geese flew into both engines, leaving the plane without power. Descending at a rate of two floors per second, Capt...
Press Releases| Jul. 29, 2015
Winner to Receive Free Trip to NBWA’s 78 th Annual Convention & Trade Show ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is accepting entries until August 10 for the Share Your Story Contest for beer distribution employees who have never attended the NBWA Annual Convention & Trade Show . The contest is intended to highlight some of the 130,000 men and women who make up the beer distribution industry, from truck drivers, inventory specialists and graphic artists to sales representatives, warehouse workers and receptionists. “The American beer distribution industry...

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