RALEIGH & CHARLOTTE
It’s no secret that North Carolina’s booze industry is continually changing in North Carolina, and it’s hard to keep up with. Each year, North Carolina lawmakers introduce legislation relating to alcohol, and the state’s alcohol system is highly complex, with complicated compliance and regulations. Beer and wine shop owners will have the opportunity to join industry experts from the NC Retail Merchants Association (NCRMA) in Raleigh (August 14) or Charlotte (August 21) for an in-depth review of compliance and regulatory issues surrounding marketing, promoting, and advertising beer and wine, worker safety and worker’s comp issues, possible tax or other general business issues, and more. Among numerous initiatives, NCRMA wrote the Growler Bill and worked the bill through the Legislature and the ABC Commission, and worked on the sanitation rules with the Division of Public Health (2013); passed the wine tasting bill (2001 & 2005); passed the malt beverage tasting bill (2009); assisted in the passage of the wine shop permit; prevented split case fees from being charged by wholesalers to retailers (2005); and ensured that beer and wine wholesalers had to continue to service all retailers to whom they distributed alcohol to (2013). For details and to register, email Jeanne Eury at firstname.lastname@example.org.