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Press Releases| Aug 25, 2009
U.S. Has Most Brewers in 100 Years ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) – which represents the interests of America’s 2,850 licensed, independent beer distributors – commends America’s craft brewers for their entrepreneurial spirit and creative spirit, which adds excitement to the American beer industry. The U.S. now has 1,525 registered breweries – more breweries than any other country in the world – according to a new report issued by the Brewers Association (BA). “It’s amazing to think that the United States has more than 1,500 breweries today, when there were...
Press Releases| Aug 24, 2009
Baseball Hall of Famer Johnny Bench and Business Expert Jason Jennings Headline this Year’s General Session ALEXANDRIA, VA – Two extraordinary individuals who have achieved great success throughout their tremendous careers – Hall of Fame baseball player Johnny Bench and renowned business expert Jason Jennings – will speak during the General Session at the upcoming National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) 72nd Annual Convention & Trade Show September 22 -25 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in January 1989, Johnny Bench has been called “the greatest...
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...
Press Releases| Aug 13, 2009
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...
Press Releases| Aug 12, 2009
Don’t Miss This Year’s Event at its New Location, Caesars Palace ALEXANDRIA, VA – The beer industry’s premier event, the National Beer Wholesalers Association’s (NBWA) 72nd Annual Convention & Trade Show, will be held September 22-25 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas – the city recently named as the favorite convention city in the country by the Trade Show Exhibitors Association. Las Vegas was selected as the favorite convention city based on votes that about 5,100 industry professionals cast on the association’s Web site. “Not only will NBWA’s 72nd Annual Convention & Trade Show be held...
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...
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...

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