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Press Releases| Oct 3, 2010
Day One Focuses on Industry Changes, Challenges and Opportunities CHICAGO, IL – Today the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) kicked off the first full day of its 73 rd Annual Convention in Chicago, Illinois. NBWA Chairman of the Board Mitch Watkins addressed the goals he laid out for 2010 including increasing the Association’s communications efforts, distributor participation in Association events as well as distributor education and outreach. He explained how education and outreach is vital to making sure that members of Congress, state regulators, attorneys general and the public...
Press Releases| Sep 28, 2010
Hearing Demonstrates Congressional Interest in Maintaining Effective State Alcohol Regulation ALEXANDRIA, VA – NBWA is pleased that the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing today on H.R. 5034, the Comprehensive Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness (CARE) Act of 2010, which was introduced on April 15, 2010, by Reps. Bill Delahunt (D-MA), Howard Coble (R-NC), Mike Quigley (D-IL) and Jason Chaffetz (R-UT). The CARE Act would clarify congressional intent that states have primary authority to regulate alcohol and assist the states in defending their alcohol laws from deregulatory litigation...
Press Releases| Sep 21, 2010
Alexandria, VA – After a successful debut in 2008 at NBWA’s 71 st Annual Convention in San Francisco, the Product Demonstration Showcase is making a return appearance at NBWA’s 73 rd Annual Convention taking place at the Hyatt Regency Chicago October 3 – 6 in Chicago, Illinois. “The Product Demonstration Showcase is back by popular demand,” said NBWA President Craig Purser. “This networking and educational opportunity offers the opportunity to learn about exciting new services and products from a variety of exhibitors. You can discover new resources to help improve your business in a relaxed...
Press Releases| Sep 19, 2010
Panel Discussions Will Examine “The Great Masquerade: Deregulation Disguised as Privatization” and “What Does the Consumer Want?” ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is pleased to announce its exciting lineup for two panel discussions that will take place during NBWA’s 73 rd Annual Convention October 3-6 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Visit www.nbwa.org to register today! The panel “The Great Masquerade: Deregulation Disguised as Privatization” will be moderated by James Hellman, President of Preferred Distributors, LLC, in Sparta, Wisconsin...
Press Releases| Sep 17, 2010
Andrews Distributing and L. Knife & Son also Recognized for Exceptional Efforts to Market, Promote and Sell Craft Beer DENVER, CO – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and the Brewers Association (BA) are proud to announce that Imperial Beverage of Kalamazoo, Michigan, has been selected as the 2010 Craft Beer Distributor of the Year . The 2010 Craft Beer Distributor of the Year Award , which is in its fourth year, recognizes a beer distributor who does the most to market, promote and sell craft beer. NBWA and BA presented the award jointly today at the Great American Beer...
Press Releases| Aug 30, 2010
Don’t Miss the Beer Industry’s Premier Event Featuring an Insightful Speaker Lineup, Product Demonstration Showcase and Distributor Member Meeting ALEXANDRIA, VA – Registration is now available for the National Beer Wholesalers Association’s (NBWA) 73 rd Annual Convention to be held October 3-6 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Visit www.nbwa.org to register today! “It’s certainly been an eventful year since we last met for the 2009 NBWA Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas,” said NBWA President Craig Purser. “With all of the dynamics in the beer industry, industry...
Press Releases| Aug 24, 2010
Texas Alcohol Law Stands as Valid ALEXANDRIA, VA – For the third time this year, the 5 th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against the Specialty Wine Retailers Association (SWRA) in Siesta Village Market v. Steen , sending a strong message that the Court’s original ruling validating Texas’ alcohol law stands. In its most recent appeal filed earlier this month, the SWRA requested that the full 5 th Circuit rehear the case and reconsider the Court’s previous two rulings. In January, a 5 th Circuit panel of judges ruled in favor of the state of Texas and its law that allows in-state retailers...
Press Releases| Aug 18, 2010
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) was sad to learn that Harry Wiles, longtime industry advocate and Executive Director of the American Beverage Licensees (ABL) – the trade group representing beverage retailers – passed away yesterday morning. NBWA President Craig Purser issued the following statement remembering Harry’s life and contributions: “Our thoughts and prayers are with Harry’s wife Cindy, the Wiles family, the American Beverage Licensees board members and ABL staff during this difficult time. While Harry was a tireless advocate for the licensed...
Press Releases| Aug 18, 2010
ALEXANDRIA, VA – It is with a very heavy heart that NBWA remembers Board Member Judd Sondreal, President of McKinnon Company in Grand Forks, North Dakota, who passed away suddenly on Tuesday, August 17. Judd stood out everywhere he went because of his radiant smile and his infectious love of life. He always was thinking of others, especially his family. He beamed when talking about his wife, Lisa, and their daughters – they were the light of his life. NBWA is fortunate to call Judd our friend, and we are all better for knowing such a great person. Judd would have been 46 years old this Friday...
Press Releases| Aug 14, 2010
Stresses Transparency, Accountably, Responsibility Provided by State-Based System ALEXANDRIA, VA – National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) Senior Vice President & General Counsel Paul Pisano spoke to alcohol law enforcement personnel about the importance of supporting state alcohol regulation to protect public health as well as recent challenges to state alcohol regulation at the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association’s (NLLEA) 23rd Annual Conference August 14 in Dallas, Texas. NLLEA is an association of law enforcement personnel involved in enforcing liquor laws in the United...

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