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Local NJLBA: 2013 Convention

Posted on  | September 4, 2013   Bookmark and Share
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As you know, our convention scheduled for November of 2012 had to be canceled due to Superstorm Sandy. We have rescheduled our convention for 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 will include Techniques of Alcoholic Management Training (TAMS) and 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 some of 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 questions.

One highlight of this year’s convention will be a Craft Beer Festival. 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 and NJ native Don Jamieson. 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 . Room reservations can be made by calling the Golden Nugget at 1-800-777-8477; select option #3 and use group code ABEV12. Please note: if you need to cancel your room reservation you must do so 48 hours in advance.

Conventions are an excellent opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with fellow licensees and old friends. I encourage you to take this opportunity to get away before the hectic holiday season and join us in Atlantic City. If you have any questions feel free to contact me at 609-394-6730 or email me at dianeweissnjlba@aol.com.


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