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Blog| Jan 27, 2010
NBWA Director, State and Industry Affairs David Christman was recently elected to serve a second year as Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Responsible Hospitality Institute (RHI), a non-profit organization that assists businesses and communities in creating safe and vibrant places for people to socialize. As a member of the RHI Board of Directors, NBWA is able to give beer distributors a voice in the discussion surrounding the best ways to facilitate a balance between residential areas, business, dining and entertainment. “The 95,000 men and women of the American beer...
Blog| Jan 27, 2010
Just like local beer distributors across the country, the staff of the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is committed to involvement in their community. In the spirit of holiday giving, the NBWA staff in Alexandria, Virginia, continued the tradition of participating in the “Adopt-a-Family” program sponsored by Alexandria Head Start and The Campagna Center. The Campagna Center has operated in Alexandria for more than 60 years. Today, it operates seven programs that support children in Alexandria by providing services that allow them to arrive at school ready to learn and ensure they...
Blog| Jan 27, 2010
Photo courtesy of Bisnow During a recent panel discussion hosted by Washington, D.C., business publication Bisnow, National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) President Craig Purser highlighted community and communication as the key ingredients for planning successful events and engaging membership. The panel featured association CEO’s discussing their best event strategies. As a speaker on the panel, Purser was invited to share with a group of association and non-profit professionals the secret to the success of NBWA’s most recent Annual Convention and Trade Show, which featured record...
Blog| Jan 27, 2010
Calling all beer distributors! It is time to make the annual trip to Washington, D.C. for the 2010 Legislative Conference. Mark your calendars to be on Capitol Hill Sunday, April 18, through Wednesday, April 21. The Conference provides a great opportunity to personally tell your elected leaders what’s on your mind, to hear from industry leaders and to educate members of Congress about the importance of state-based alcohol regulation and the vital role of beer distributors. This year, you are encouraged to bring people from your business who have never been to Washington, D.C. – perhaps a...
Press Releases| Jan 25, 2010
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Today, the 5 th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the state of Texas and its alcohol laws and rejected challenges brought by out of state retailers. National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) President Craig Purser issued the following statement: “NBWA is pleased to see that the Court recognizes the broad authority of the 21 st Amendment and acknowledges that alcohol is different than other products. It is unfortunate, however, that there are numerous other cases in the courts where plaintiffs are trying to break down state alcohol laws including those designed to...
Blog| Jan 25, 2010
Joe Sr. and Guy Guiffre in front of the shoe store where the business first started in the garage behind the store Guiffre Distributing Company in Springfield, Virginia, recently celebrated its 75 th anniversary as a continuously family-owned and operated business. The company dates back to 1933, when Prohibition had just been repealed and Tony Guiffre, the great-grandfather of current Guiffre President Mike Guiffre, saw an opportunity to start a new business by becoming a beer distributor to the rural Alexandria area. Tony and his wife Theresa started their new business out of a garage with...
Press Releases| Jan 14, 2010
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Yesterday a decision by the 1 st Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that a Massachusetts law restricting out-of-state winemakers from shipping their products directly to consumers in the state violates the Commerce Clause and is therefore unconstitutional. The law, approved by the Massachusetts Legislature in 2006, created a multi-tiered system in which wineries that produce more than 30,000 gallons per year must decide whether to either sell retail in Massachusetts through a licensed in-state distributor, or apply for a license to ship wines directly to...
Blog| Jan 6, 2010
Since 2004, Georgia beer distributor Eagle Rock Distributing Company, which serves retail customers in east Atlanta and the northwest quarter of Georgia, has set a shining example of how one company and its employees can make a tremendous difference to a charitable organization and remember fallen heroes. In the past several years, Eagle Rock Distributing Co. has adopted Operation One Voice (OOV) as its primary charity. The not-for-profit organization was founded after the attacks of September 11, 2001, by Bill Stevens, a police officer and firefighter in Georgia. The charity helps support...
Blog| Jan 5, 2010
The Farmer family settled in the Athens, Georgia, area more than 200 years ago. For generations they lived off the land as farmers who used just what they needed to sustain their families. Today, Leon Farmer & Co. continues that same tradition of respect for the environment and the communities where it does business. In 2008 Leon Farmer III launched “Green Pastures,” an initiative that honors his forefathers’ love of the countryside and understanding that “we reap what we sow.” The goal is to minimize the company’s energy costs while maximizing sustainability by cutting its carbon...
Press Releases| Jan 4, 2010
Notable Graphic Design Publication Recognizes “Distributor 101” Member Resource ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) has been recognized among nationally-known companies such as Starbucks, Mattel, Ocean Spray, Snapple and Dell for outstanding design in the packaging category of the 2009 American Graphic Design Awards competition for “Distributor 101.” The national contest, sponsored by the editors of Graphic Design USA magazine, is a four-decade-old competition honoring outstanding work in 23 categories – from print and packaging to internet and interactive design...

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