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2012 KABR Annual Meeting & Elections featuring Legislative Luncheon - Wichita

  • Saturday, October 13, 2012
  • 8:00 AM
  • Sunday, October 14, 2012
  • 12:00 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.


2012 KABR Annual Meeting & Elections –

and Legislative Luncheon - Wichita

Saturday and Sunday, October 13-14

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 13

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 settlement agreements 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.  Retailers RoundTable and Strategy Session – GOLD:  KABR members roundtable for discussing issues of interest and strategic planning – Includes a discussion of upcoming issues expected to arise in 2013.   GOLD stands for Goals of Liquor Dealers.  All Members Welcome.

  • 1:45 p.m. - New Kansas Tax Law Bradley E Hammel, CPA, PA
  • Be sure your business is in position to benefit from tax changes passed in 2012. 
  • 2:20 p.m. – Break
  • 2:40 p.m. – Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control – Director Dean Reynoldson
  • 3:15 p.m. - 2012 Legislation and Rules and Regs – ABC Update - includes information about liquor store tastings and pending changes to the Rules and Regulations that regulate Kansas liquor stores.
  • 3:45 p.m. - Where We Stand Today and What is Next  - the fight to preserve Kansas Businesses and Jobs against the Big Box Liquor coalition.  Important information from KABR and Keep Kansans in Business.  Discussion of the elections.
  • 4:15 p.m. - Wine Seminar – Daniel Roman, LDF Sales & Distributing 

6:30 p.m. KABR Annual Awards Dinner                                            

  • Please notify KABR in advance of the products to be donated for the Silent Auction.  Items should be brought to the convention center on Saturday morning or left with the front desk on Friday.


    Please submit nominations for elections or awards before October 1.  Nominations will be accepted from the floor at the annual meeting.


    Hotel at Old Town

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


    REQUEST KABR GROUP RATE $119 Queen studio, $129 King

    Make your reservations NOW. Rate will expire October 7.

    Wireless internet service available.  Overnight rate includes suite w kitchen amenities.  Free breakfast for overnight guests.

    President’s comments
  • Retailer of the Year Award

Featured Wine by Lyle Rolofson, Worldwide Wine and Spirits

9:00 p.m. Hospitality – Hotel at Old Town 

Sunday – October 14   Hotel at Old Town Conference Center

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

•-      Elections for Board of Directors

•-      Policy position on Wine, Beer and Liquor in Grocery Stores

•-       Policy position on 2013 Legislation

•-       General Election information – November 6

•-       Membership and Endorsed Vendor Policies

12:00 noon - adjourn

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

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