Kansas Association
of Beverage Retailers

 

 

 

 

Events

The Kansas Association of Beverage Retailers sponsors a number of events each year.  The Annual Business Meeting and Board Meetings are open to all members in good standing.  We encourage member participation in all events.

Conferences have become even more important as KABR establishes policies and sets strategies for fighting for Kansas small businesses against the Big Box Liquor proposals and many other proposed changes to Kansas liquor laws.  We also provide updates relating to State laws and regulations regarding retail sales, tastings, and other regulatory issues.

Education seminars are very important to keep you and your employees abreast of current laws and regulations pertaining to operating a Kansas licensed retail liquor store.  KABR recommends that all licensed retailers attend training every two years and be certain that their employees have earned their certificates of training. 

For information about any of the events listed below, feel free to contact us.



Upcoming events

    • 06 Oct 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • 07 Oct 2017
    • 1:30 PM
    • Friday: Reception at Larkspur Restaurant and Saturday Lunch at Hotel at Old Town Conference Center

    Kansas Association of Beverage Retailers: Wichita Legislative Events



    These events are hosted in conjunction with the
    KABR Annual Conference: Planning for a New Retail Market 


    Retailers from across Kansas will attend these events, with most coming from the Wichita area.  Please RSVP at the Register Button online.

     

    Friday and Saturday 

    October 6-7, 2017

      

    Friday – October 6

    5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.     Opening Night Reception with Legislators and Retailers  - Informal Mixer

    Dress is casual.

    Larkspur Restaurant, 904 E Douglas, Wichita, KS  67202  Map It

    7:00 p.m.    Dinner - immediately following reception - (Legislators welcome if you would like to stay - there is no dinner program.)

    Saturday – October 7    


    12:00 - 1:30 p.m.  Legislators Luncheon - An Informal Roundtable with State Legislators and the owners of the locally owned retail liquor store and other industry representatives. 

    Dress is casual or business casual.  We will have a buffet, so guests are welcome to come late or leave early as their schedule requires.

    Hotel at Old Town Conference Center, 210 N Mosley, Wichita, KS    Map It


    Contact:  Amy Campbell - 785-969-1617 


    • 06 Oct 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • 08 Oct 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Hotel at Old Town, 830 East First, Wichita, KS 67202 - 1-316-267-4800


    KABR Annual Conference: Planning for a New Retail Market


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


    Friday, Saturday and Sunday,

    October 6-8, 2017 -  Wichita, KS


    Call for Reservations at Hotel at Old Town - 316-267-4800


    SCHEDULE


    Friday – October 6

    5 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.     Opening Night Reception with Legislators and Retailers  - Larkspur Restaurant

    Network with state policymakers and industry members.  Dress is business casual or casual.  904 E Douglas, Wichita, KS  67202

    7:00 p.m.    Dinner - immediately following reception - please RSVP - separate checks 

    9:00 p.m.   Hospitality Suite  -  Hotel 1st Floor


    Saturday – October 7   

    Hotel at Old Town, First & Mosley, 830 East First, Wichita, KS 67202   

    8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Registration & Morning Coffee -  Lobby  - Old Town Conference Center

                                                       

    9:00 a.m. - 10:45 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 teaches you to find answers to your day to day questions. 

    11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.   ABC Forum:   -  Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control - current rules and practices and a report on development for new rules and regulations for the rollout of the Beer Law (SB 13) in 2019.  Will include Q & A.

    11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.   Vendor Exhibits and Silent Auction   (Setup 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

    12:00 - 1:30 p.m.  Legislators Luncheon - Issues from the State Legislature - An Informal Roundtable with State Legislators 

    1:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Retailers RoundTable: GOLD Mtg and Educational Seminars  

    1:45 p.m.  GOLD Meeting - Goals of Liquor Dealers member roundtable.  Be a part of the discussion regarding changes to liquor laws and rules and regulations that KABR will support and the strategies to pass them. Votes will be held at the Sunday Business Meeting.


    Seminars Include:    Retail Tobacco: What You Need to Know - An overview and Q & A with current tobacco industry members.


    What to Do if Your Store is Cited - Professional advice from the Law Office of Joseph Hollander & Craft


    Success in the New Marketplace - sponsored by the Kansas Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Association


    Times and order of seminars may change.



    5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Hospitality Suite  -  Hotel 1st Floor


    6:30 p.m. KABR Kansas Industry Dinner  

    We can't be successful without our industry partners!  Join industry partners and fellow retailers to celebrate  with our annual dinner and awards presentations. 

    9:00 p.m. Hospitality Suite  -  Hotel 1st Floor


    Sunday – October 8

    Hotel Guests Breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m.   KABR will have coffee, fruit and breakfast breads.  

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

    Brian Davis, President - Members Only          

    - Report on the Kansas Legislature

    - Policy positions on Legislation

    - Strategies and Next Steps

    - KABR Budget & Website

    - Elections for Officers and Board of Directors

    - 2018 Schedule

      12:00 noon - Adjourn


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    Special thanks to our industry partners – IMA Processing, LLC, Kansas Wine and Spirits Wholesalers Association, Kansas Beer Wholesalers Association, Joseph Hollander & Craft, LLC.  We appreciate your support! 

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Past events

12 Aug 2017 KABR GOLD and Board Meetings With Social at Defiance Brewery & Dinner at Al's Chickenette
07 Jun 2017 Liquor Store Tastings Discussion for Industry Members
21 Apr 2017 Kansas City Retailers Conference and Legislative Luncheon
21 Apr 2017 Legislators RSVP for KABR Events in Kansas City
13 Feb 2017 Public Hearing on HB 2282 & Legislative Luncheon
11 Feb 2017 KABR Board Meeting and GOLD Meeting
07 Oct 2016 KABR Annual Conference & Elections featuring Legislative Luncheon - Wichita
07 Oct 2016 Legislators RSVP for KABR Events in Wichita
12 Aug 2016 Kansas City Retailers Conference and Legislative Events
12 Aug 2016 Legislators RSVP for KABR Events in Kansas City
23 Apr 2016 KABR Board Meeting and GOLD Meeting
27 Feb 2016 KABR Board Meeting and GOLD Meeting
16 Oct 2015 KABR Annual Conference & Elections featuring Legislative Luncheon - Wichita
21 Aug 2015 Kansas City Retailers Conference and Legislative Luncheon
25 Apr 2015 KABR Board Meeting and GOLD Meeting
31 Mar 2015 Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee Hearing on SB 298
15 Mar 2015 KABR Board Meeting and GOLD Meeting - DATE TENTATIVE
23 Feb 2015 Commerce Committee vote on HB 2200
18 Feb 2015 House Tax Committee Hearing on HB 2306
11 Feb 2015 Public Hearing on HB 2200 & Legislative Luncheon
10 Oct 2014 2014 KABR Annual Conference & Elections featuring Legislative Luncheon - Wichita
15 Aug 2014 Kansas City Retailers Conference and Legislative Luncheon
26 Apr 2014 KABR Board Meeting and GOLD Meeting
19 Feb 2014 Public Hearing on HB 2556 & Legislative Luncheon
12 Oct 2013 2013 KABR Annual Meeting & Elections featuring Legislative Luncheon - Wichita
24 Aug 2013 Kansas City Retailers Conference and Legislative Luncheon
20 Apr 2013 KABR Board Meeting and GOLD Meeting
07 Mar 2013 Public Hearing on HB 2206
04 Feb 2013 KABR Presentation to KLEAR
28 Jan 2013 KABR Board of Directors Meeting
28 Jan 2013 KABR Legislative Breakfast Reception
27 Jan 2013 KABR GOLD Strategy Meeting
13 Oct 2012 2012 KABR Annual Meeting & Elections featuring Legislative Luncheon - Wichita
25 Aug 2012 Kansas City Retailers Conference
06 Mar 2011 KABR Board Meeting and GOLD Meeting
16 Oct 2010 2010 KABR Annual Meeting & Elections featuring Legislative Luncheon - Wichita
21 Aug 2010 KABR Overland Park Meeting
10 Oct 2009 KABR Annual Meeting & Elections - Wichita at Old Town
08 Aug 2009 KABR Overland Park Meeting

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

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