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2010 KABR Annual Meeting & Elections featuring Legislative Luncheon - Wichita

  • Saturday, October 16, 2010
  • 9:00 AM
  • Sunday, October 17, 2010
  • 4:00 PM
  • Hotel at Old Town, 830 East First, Wichita, KS 67202


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • This price is available to members of KABR and Industry Event Sponsors.
  • Individual tickets available for those who will not be attending other conference activities.
  • This Training is for liquor licensees and employees of ABC licensed businesses. Improve compliance with State and local laws and regulations. Meets ABC requirements for diversion.
    - promote the safe and legal sale of adult beverages,
    -prevent harmful and expensive illegal sales,
    - earn mitigation for future violations.
    A fee of $20 will be charged to cover costs. Pay at the door. Members attend at no charge.

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2010 KABR Annual Meeting & Elections –

and Legislative Luncheon - Wichita

Saturday and Sunday, October 16-17

Hotel at Old Town

First & Mosley, 830 East First, Wichita, KS 67202


Request the KABR GROUP RATE $119 Suite - Make your reservations by October 7.


Choose one or all of these sessions designed just for you

- the Kansas licensed retail liquor store owner.




Meetings will be held at the Conference Center across the street from the Hotel at 210 N. Mosley.

Saturday – October 16

9 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

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 p.m.  

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!


1:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Education & Product Seminars

  • •§  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. 
  • •§  True Surveillance, Dave Essman shares strategies for security video and I.D. scanning.
  • •§  ABC Report From Sarah Byrne, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control - changes to rules and regs, penalties, and licensing.  New Policy on Product Tastings.
  • •§  The Changing Wine Market: The New Generation of Wine Drinkers – Rick Heschmeyer, Glazers
  • •§  Credit Processing – We will hear detailed proposals for Retailer Credit Card Processing services from:  Joseph Kottas,  Payment Alliance International; Patrick Schreiner, Heartland Payment Systems;  Jerry Sutherland, NPC; and Brian Compton, First National Merchant Solutions.

6:30 p.m. KABR Annual Awards Dinner

9:00 p.m. Hospitality

Sunday – October 11   Hotel at Old Town Conference Center

9:30 a.m. KABR Annual Meeting and Elections

12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Holiday Retailer Product Showcase w/ Standard Beverage

Special thanks to our participating industry partners – Kansas Wine and Spirits Wholesalers Association, Standard Beverage Corporation, Glazer’s of Kansas, and Worldwide Wine and Spirits.

Kansas Association of Beverage Retailers       P.O. Box 3842, Topeka, KS  66604      Email KABR  

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