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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...
Press Releases| Aug 2, 2009
Notable Public Relations Industry Publication Recognizes her Outstanding Career Success ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is pleased to announce that Vice President, Public Affairs Rebecca Spicer has been named as one of PR Week Magazine’s ’40 Under 40,’ which recognizes public relations professionals who have made tremendous achievements in the industry before the age of 40. Recognized for her diverse background, advocacy abilities and volunteerism, she joins other PR leaders from a wide array of industries in receiving this prestigious designation. “During...
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...
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
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...
Press Releases| Jul 20, 2009
Don’t Miss the Beer Industry’s Premier Event Featuring an Insightful Speaker Line-up, New Trade Show Floor and Distributor Only Meeting ALEXANDRIA, VA – Registration is now available for the National Beer Wholesalers Association’s (NBWA) 72nd Annual Convention & Trade Show to be held September 22-25 at an exciting new location – Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Register online now! “It’s certainly been an active year since we last met for the NBWA Convention in San Francisco,” said NBWA President Craig Purser. “With all the changes and developments in the beer industry, you do not want to...
Press Releases| Jul 15, 2009
ALEXANDRIA, VA – On July 15, the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in TFWS v. Franchot, ruling against the state of Maryland. "We are disappointed, but not surprised, about this ruling given the tortured ten-year history of this case,” said Craig Purser, president of the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA). “Obviously, the challenges to state-based alcohol regulation remain as intense as they have been, and NBWA, the states and others continue to fight for sound, state-based alcohol regulation as required by the 21st Amendment." ### The National Beer Wholesalers...
Press Releases| Jul 8, 2009
Congress asks for Alcohol Regulation to Remain Strong and Effective ALEXANDRIA, VA – Today, 113 members of Congress sent a powerful message to U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner urging for him to “maintain and safeguard the current federal and state regulatory systems that have been effective at protecting Americans for over 75 years.” The letter asks for the Treasury Department – whose Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) regulates alcohol – “to reinforce the primary role of the states’ authority in the regulation of beer and other alcoholic beverages,” in accordance with the Federal Alcohol...
Press Releases| Jun 30, 2009
America’s Beer Distributors Applaud Second District Court of Appeals’ Decision ALEXANDRIA, VA – In a clear and convincing win for the 21st Amendment and for state-based alcohol regulation, the Second District Court of Appeals today ruled in favor of the existing, effective laws of New York State in Buy Rite, Inc. v. Boyle. Buy Rite is an Indiana-based retailer seeking to ship alcohol direct to residents of New York. The Court ruled that New York’s laws “do not discriminate against out-of-state producers in violation of the Commerce Clause." “The Second Circuit’s decision upholds the current...
Press Releases| Jun 18, 2009
“Mr. Beer Guy” Now Posting Updates About and News Affecting America’s Beer Distributors ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is sharing the latest developments about and news affecting the beer distribution industry and America’s beer distributors through a newly launched Facebook page and Twitter screen name. “ Mr. Beer Guy ,” the name of NBWA’s Facebook page and Twitter account, exemplifies the 95,000 hardworking men and women of the beer distribution industry who start the engines on beer trucks long before the sun comes up and work to safely and responsibly...

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