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Blog| Jun 19, 2017
By: HDA Architects Entrusting a project to an architect-led, proven process limits the time and effort required of the client. It allows busy owners to focus on their core activities and to rest assured that the project is being handled in the most professional way possible, while reducing their risk and exposure. With an architect-led team of professionals to monitor the construction process, tighter controls over all aspects of the project are possible, from the preservation of the design intention to a close adherence to a budget and construction schedule. Some of the main advantages of an...
Blog| Jun 15, 2017
As the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) prepares to present the Third Annual NBWA Brewer Partner of the Year Award , the association recently checked in with KettleHouse Brewing Co. , the recipient of the 2016 Brewer Partner Sales Execution Award. KettleHouse Brewing Co. was founded in 1995 in Missoula, Montana, by Tim O’Leary and Suzy Rizza. NBWA touched base with Tim O’Leary to learn what’s new with the brewery since it was honored at NBWA’s 79 th Annual Convention in Chicago last fall. Q: At the NBWA Annual Convention last year, your brewery was recognized for its ability to...
Blog| Jun 12, 2017
By: Craig Purser, National Beer Wholesalers Association President and CEO Disruption. It defines everything from the political environment to how we consume news, how we ride to the airport, the way we shop… and yes, disruption defines the alcohol industry, too. Disruption was top of mind at NBWA’s Annual Legislative Conference this spring when 750 beer distributors, representing all 50 states, gathered in the nation’s capital. In the days and weeks prior to the conference, Amazon – the $460 billion online retailer – had been making news. Headlines read: “More Than Half of the Internet’s...
Blog| Jun 2, 2017
As the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) prepares to present the Third Annual NBWA Brewer Partner of the Year Award , the association recently checked in with Port City Brewing Company , the recipient of the 2016 Brewer Partner Marketing Innovation Award. Port City Brewing Company was founded in 2011 in Alexandria, Virginia, by Bill Butcher. NBWA talked to Butcher to learn what’s new with the brewery since it was honored at NBWA’s 79 th Annual Convention in Chicago last fall. Q: At the NBWA Annual Convention last year, your brewery was recognized for its ability to work closely...
Blog| May 22, 2017
By: Craig Powell, Motus President and CEO Having worked with dozens of beverage companies over the years, I’ve learned that a mixture of different vehicle programs is common. Some provide company-owned/leased fleet vehicles, and others reimburse employees for the use of their personal automobiles. One of the most common approaches to reimbursing employees is using a car allowance – generally, a monthly flat amount (e.g. $500) intended to cover the employee’s operating costs. While easy to administer, car allowances are wrought with disadvantages, most notably, the tax obligations to both the...
Blog| Apr 27, 2017
By: Laurie Knight, NBWA Executive Vice President, Government Affairs Thank you for taking the time to attend the 2017 NBWA Legislative Conference to advocate for the independent beer distribution industry. The 115 th Congress is off to a fast start, with Republicans in control of the House, Senate and White House for only the third time in history. It is extremely timely for you to be on Capitol Hill. Comprehensive tax reform is a key priority for both the Administration and Congress, and the House and Senate have begun work on what is anticipated to be the most comprehensive business and...
Blog| Mar 9, 2017
By: Craig Purser, National Beer Wholesalers Association President and CEO America’s independent beer distributors love their independent retailer customers. In many markets, small and independent retailers and beer distributors are some of the last family-owned and local businesses operating on Main Street. When independent retailers and local beer distributors are united on building brands, delivering consumer choice or advocating before the state legislature, great things happen. Independent beer distributors are dedicated to the brewers of the beers they distribute. This includes brewers...
Blog| Feb 27, 2017
A Blueprint to Manage SKU Proliferation for Beer Distributors By: Robert Grace VII, Vice President, Operations Development, enVista The U.S. beverage market has changed significantly over the past 30 years, transitioning into a $354 billion industry segmented into alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Specifically, the beer industry, comprised of more than 4,500 brewers, 3,000 distributors and 600,000 alcohol retailers, generates more than $100 billion annually. There has been a dramatic rise of SKU proliferation, in part because of the rapid growth of the craft beer industry, which is...
Blog| Jan 3, 2017
By: Craig Purser, National Beer Wholesalers Association President and CEO If the closing months of 2016 provided any hint at what 2017 has in store, it showed us that change is going to continue in a major way. Of course the largest example of change came in the presidential election. Very few polls predicted a win for Donald Trump, yet in just a couple weeks he will take the oath of office and become the nation’s 45th president. As the Trump administration begins to take shape, there are still many questions. With a Republican-controlled House and Senate, will he be able to get his agenda...
Blog| Dec 5, 2016
By: Craig Powell , President & CEO of Motus A new IRS Safe Harbor Rate is announced every year in mid-December, establishing a standard business mileage rate for the coming year. Many beverage companies think this rate should be used to reimburse field employees for their driving expenses; however, that’s not true. In fact, the IRS Safe Harbor Rate is actually not a recommended reimbursement rate, and using it as the basis for reimbursing your employees could cost you money in the long run. So what is the IRS Safe Harbor Rate? Set once per year, the IRS Safe Harbor Rate is calculated...

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