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Local NJLBA: Atlantic City Show a Success

Posted on  | May 2, 2014   Bookmark and Share
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The New Jersey Licensed Beverage Association (NJLBA) would like to sincerely thank everyone who attended and supported our first Annual NJLBA/New Jersey Liquor Store Alliance (NJLSA) Trade Show. Held April 2nd, 2014, at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. This unique show was truly a great success, and we look forward to hosting this event again in 2015.

Many different organizations, businesses and agencies joined together to make this show possible. The NJLBA would like to personally thank our Platinum sponsors—Allied Beverage Group, Fedway Associates and R&R Marketing—for supporting this new effort. We also extend our gratitude to the many vendors, suppliers and wholesalers who participated in the event. It was wonderful to have this opportunity to highlight the latest products and developments in the hospitality industry, while also providing “one stop shopping” for our bar, restaurant and tavern owners.

We also want to thank Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Director Michael Halfacre and his staff for attending. Their continued support is greatly appreciated. A very special thank you is extended to Paul Santelle and Juan Negrin of the New Jersey Liquor Stores Alliance for their work and commitment to this show. The NJLBA looks forward to working with the NJ Liquor Stores Alliance Board of Directors and Trustees in the future.

Upcoming Events

Our Association has a robust calendar of activities in place for the next several months. Here are just a few of our upcoming events. We hope you can attend!

  • The 18th Annual Bar Anticipation/NJLBA Golf Outing is scheduled for June 23rd, 2014, at The Pine Barrens Golf Club in Jackson. We look forward to another successful outing this year, and we want to thank Reggie Hyde and Greg Hart in advance for all their hard work and dedication on putting on another great event. For more information on participating in this outing, please visit our website.
  • The Wellhofer Annual Scholarship Picnic will be held on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014, from 2pm to 7pm at the Oak Tree Lodge, located at 1412 Schoolhouse Road, in Wall Township. Awarded annually, these scholarships are available to the children and grandchildren of current dues-paying members of the Association, as well as the children and grandchildren of retired members who have paid their dues for at least five full years prior to their retirement. All applicants must follow the established guidelines. Applications are scored on a point system that includes the high school cumulative grade average, rank in class, activities and counselor’s recommendations. The winners, which must be matriculated, full-time undergraduate students attending any recognized degree granting university in the United States, are selected from an anonymous list presented to the Wellhofer/Wilinski Committee. Two $10,000 scholarships will be awarded this year, with the winners receiving $2,500 each year for four years. Scholarship applications and guidelines are available on the NJLBA website; completed applications must be submitted to the Association’s office in Trenton by April 30th. The winners will also be announced at the Wellhofer/Wilinski Scholarship Picnic on June 25th, 2014.

We hope to see you all there!


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