Kansas Association of Beverage Retailers
P.O. Box 3842, Topeka, KS 66604
For more information, call 785-969-1617 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Overland Park Retailers Conference
Saturday and Sunday - August 21-22 - Embassy Suites Hotel
10601 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66212
FEES: $50.00 per person for all events
$20.00 for Training only / $35 for Legislative Luncheon & Strategy Meeting only
Please RSVP for all events. Registration Form Attached.
9:00 - 11:15 am Retailer Education Seminar: Earn your certificate for completing certified retailer education. Seminar educates licensees and clerks to prevent underage and other illegal sales - and teach you to find answers to your day to day questions. An ABC Enforcement Agent will provide the direction you need to prevent expensive fines and preserve your valuable business license. You will receive handouts to use in your business operation, including the retailer operational handbook. This seminar qualifies for licensee diversions as required by the Division of ABC. Participants will pass a test to earn their certificate of completion. Pro-active training by licensees and their employees earns licensees positive mitigation in future administrative hearings.
12:00 - 1:30 pm Legislators Luncheon - Fighting Strong Beer in Convenience Stores and Liquor Sales by Grocery Stores... and other issues from the State Legislature - An Informal Roundtable with State Legislators. Key to the KABR's efforts to represent Kansas liquor stores at the Kansas State Capitol are one to one conversations with current legislators. We will discuss the Legislature's view of preserving the role of state licensed retail liquor stores as the safest place for the legal sale of adult beverages in Kansas. Perhaps the most important role of KABR each year - our Association continues to keep harmful legislation at bay - such as bills introduced almost every year to allow Strong Beer Sales for Convenience Stores and Liquor Sales by Grocery Stores. This is a critical opportunity - don't miss it!
2:00 - 5:30 p.m. Strategy Session – GOLD: KABR members roundtable for discussing pending issues of interest for KABR and plan for the upcoming elections and fighting threats to our businesses from the grocery and convenience stores. This meeting will include a discussion of the new ABC policy relating to Retailer Sampling or Tastings. We will investigate: (1) ABC Policy and what is allowed under current law and (2) Potential changes to current law and what other states do.
6:30 - 10:00 p.m. Party on the Deck with the Jacobson’s
hors d'oeuvre & casual dining and interaction with retailers from across Kansas. 10115 Switzer Circle, Overland Park, 66212 - (if you get lost, call Tom on his cell 816-804-7037)
9:00 - 12:00 pm KABR Official Meeting of the Board of Directors
The Agenda includes discussion of new dues proposals and reports on current association activities and programs.
All Members are Encouraged to Attend the Official Business Meeting of the Kansas Association of Beverage Retailers.
SAVE THE DATE: KABR ANNUAL MEETING & ELECTIONS – October 16-17, 2010 – Wichita, KS