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 8-9 - Embassy Suites Hotel
10601 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66212
Members can make reservations by calling
The hotel at 913-649-7060 or 1-800-EMBASSY or online www.embassysuites.com. They should ask for the Kansas Association Of Beverage Retailers room block or group code, “KSB.”
$35.00 per person for all events
$20.00 for Training only.
RSVP for all events. Please Pay at the Door.
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 Fighting Strong Beer in Convenience 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 Grocery Stores. This is a critical opportunity - don't miss it!
3:00 - 5:30 p.m. Goals of Liquor Dealers – GOLD: KABR members roundtable for discussing pending issues of interest for KABR and plan for future Association goals. This meeting will include a variety of input 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. Other agenda items include Strategies for Fighting Grocery and Convenience Stores legislation and the October Annual Meeting.
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 - 12:00 pm KABR Official Meeting of the Board of Directors
The Agenda includes discussion of new dues proposals and new insurance information for KABR members.
All Members are Encouraged to Attend the Official Business Meeting of the Kansas Association of Beverage Retailers.
Kansas Association of Beverage Retailers P.O. Box 3842, Topeka, KS 66604 Email KABR