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Blog| Aug 16, 2009
Blue Ridge Beverage Company, Inc., based in Salem, Virginia, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Although the company began business in 1938, the Archer family has led Blue Ridge since 1959, working with Blue Ridge’s hardworking employees to deliver choice and value to consumers throughout its Virginia territory. “Over the years, no matter how large we were, we have been blessed with good people who have shared in our vision and worked very, very hard to make it a reality,” reflected Blue Ridge Beverage President and CEO Robert "Bob" Archer. Blue Ridge started with just ten employees and...
Blog| Aug 5, 2009
For many years, beer distributors and their advocates have spoken about the important role distributors play in the collection of state and local excise taxes and how distributors are the most efficient way for states to collect these taxes. Unfortunately, as more economic interests have litigated to try and bypass distributors in the supply chain, simply explaining the vital role distributors play in tax collection is not enough to satisfy the courts. To legitimize and quantify distributors’ important role in tax collection, NBWA contracted KMPG’s Washington National Tax Office to conduct a...
Blog| Aug 4, 2009
NBWA will be presenting a Memorial Scroll as a part of the General Session program at the 72nd Annual Convention & Trade Show to honor individuals in the beer distribution industry who have passed away since we last convened in September 2008. NBWA needs your help to make sure all those who have served the beer distirbution industry and passed away over the past year are honored. Please provide us with the name, year of birth, year of death, name of company, and photo of anyone to be honored. Example: John Doe, XYZ Distributing Co., 1920-2009 NBWA needs to receive this information along...
Blog| Aug 3, 2009
Get ready for NBWA's 72nd Annual Convention & Trade Show! The official brochure for NBWA's 72nd Annual Convention & Trade Show is now available! The brochure includes full convention details including a schedule of events, speaker and seminar details and registration information. America's Beer Distributors, along with other members, suppliers and vendors of the beer industry will come together for the Convention & Trade Show September 22 - 25 at its new location, Caesars Palace! You do not want to miss it. Consider the Convention, Trade Show and Las Vegas as a reward or incentive...
Blog| Jul 28, 2009
At this year’s Convention & Trade Show, you will hear from an outstanding line-up of industry experts, a Hall of Fame sports icon and a best-selling business author. Download the Convention & Trade Show brochure for all the details! Here’s what you need to know: Distributor Only Meeting Insightful Speaker Line-Up Brand New Trade Show Floor Space Early Bird Specials and Accommodation Information Registration Information Distributor Only Meeting When making your travel plans for Las Vegas, be sure to arrive by 3:30 p.m. on September 22 for the Distributor Only Meeting. This meeting...
Blog| Jul 28, 2009
This week, state legislators from around the country are gathered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Annual Legislative Summit. NBWA Senior Vice President and General Counsel Paul Pisano; Director, State & Industry Affairs Dave Christman; and Industry Affairs Assistant Amy Foster are in attendance as the group meets to discuss the important role of states in the current troubled economy. “Regulation is top of the agenda this year because of the challenging economy and the regulatory failures the U.S. has experienced over the past year...
Blog| Jul 28, 2009
NBWA Chairman of the Board Phil Terry and President Craig Purser addressed the Kentucky Malt Beverage Council (KMBC) Annual Conference held in French Lick, Indiana, this week. The two NBWA leaders discussed today’s economic challenges; the new political environment; the legal challenges that the beer distribution industry is facing; and what these changes and challenges mean for beer distributors and their businesses. “Because of the recent Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in TWFS v. Franchot and the Costco decision in the Ninth Circuit, two circuit courts are in conflict, giving the...

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