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Local NJLBA: Annual Convention Shaping Up to Be Best Ever

Posted on  | March 2, 2013   Bookmark and Share
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The 80th Annual Convention of the New Jersey Licensed Beverage Association is being held this year on November 19th-20th at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. Open to all members of the alcoholic beverage industry, this year’s convention promises to be packed with new information and tools to assist you with your on-premise retail license.

Highlights of the convention will include Techniques of Alcoholic Management Training (TAMS) and a full day ServSafe Training which is mandatory for all “Risk type 3 food establishments.” Our legislative agent, Jeffrey Warsh, Esq., will update you on current legislative issues, while Division of ABC Director Michael Halfacre and his staff will offer a seminar on ABC matters. In addition, we will have a presentation by Meryl Clement, licensing executive for BMI, who will provide information to you on music licenses.

A new seminar this year taught by New Jersey’s top ABC lawyers will discuss, among other things, tips on handling ABC investigations, enforcement and licensing issues. They will also be available to answer any questions you might have.

One of the highlights of this year’s convention will be the NJLBA’s First Annual Craft Beer Festival with the Garden State Brewers Guild. Scheduled for the afternoon of November 20th, the festival will offer a variety of craft beers from local breweries served on the Deck at the Golden Nugget.

The convention will kick off with a welcome reception featuring Emmy award-winning comedian Don Jamieson. A NJ native who hosts his own show on VH1, Mr. Jamieson will also perform at the dinner that evening.

Closing dinner speakers will include Senator Jeff Van Drew, Assemblyman David Rible, Assemblyman Joseph Cryan, as well as other members of the Legislature.

A complete agenda can be found on the NJLBA website at njlba.org. Room reservations can be made by calling the Golden Nugget at 1-800-777-8477, select option #3 and use group code ABEV13. Please note if you need to cancel your room reservation you can do so 48 hours in advance.

As you know, conventions are an excellent opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with fellow licensees and old friends. I encourage you to take this opportunity look forward to getting away before the hectic 2013 holiday season and join us in Atlantic City to meet with legislative leaders, members of the NJLBA and ABC Industry leaders. If you have any questions feel free to contact me at 609-394-6730 or email me at dianeweissnjlba@aol.com. We look forward to seeing everyone there.


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