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

    • 12 Aug 2017
    • 2:30 PM
    • 13 Aug 2017
    • 12:30 PM
    • Hays, KS

    Schedule and Locations

    ALL MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.

    PLEASE RSVP FOR ALL EVENTS.

    Location   Best Western Butterfield Inn, 1010 E. 41st Street, Hays, KS  67601  785-621-4337  Ask for the KABR group at $125 + tax

    Saturday GOLD Committee - 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Hotel - Goals of Liquor Dealers committee is open to all members and proposes action items for KABR Board consideration.

    Please send your ideas or discussion items to Monica Tieben at blackjacksbooze@hotmail.com, regarding legislative advocacy, rules and regs, policy development, training and member services, or other topics of interest to retailers for consideration at the GOLD meeting.    

    5:00 p.m. Saturday Social at Defiance Brewery
    2050 Old Hwy 40, Hays, KS 67601

    7:00 p.m. Saturday Dinner at Al's Chickenette
    700 Vine St, Hays, KS 67601

    Sunday Board of Directors Meeting - 9:30 a.m. - 12 noon, Best Western Butterfield Inn

    9:30 a.m.         Meeting Call to Order                                                Brian Davis, President

                Roll Call                                                         

                Introductions

                Minutes of the Previous Meeting  

                Financial Statement

               

    9:50 a.m.         Regional Vice Presidents Reports 

                     Janet Wise, Dave Dvorak, Monica Tieben

                                       

    10:15 a.m.       Reports

                            Membership Report – Nomination of New Members

                            Member Credit Processing Program update

                            Retailer Education Program 

                                GOLD Committee –    

    10:45 a.m.       Legislative & Regulatory Report   

    Upcoming Elections & Candidates

    Potential Rules and Regs or Statute Changes   


    11:30 a.m.       Old Business

    Annual Convention and Elections  Wichita, October 6-8, 2017

      

    11:45 a.m.       New Business             

                    Association Strategies and Activities

    October Board of Directors Elections



    12:00 p.m. Adjourn

                

     

    • 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 and Legislative Events - Wichita

    schedule 

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


    Friday, Saturday and Sunday,

    October 6-8, 2017


    TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

    Registration will open in August

    Friday – October 6

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

    Dress is casual.  Location TBA. This is a good opportunity to bring a contribution for supportive legislators.

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

    Saturday – October 7   

    Hotel at Old Town

    First & Mosley, 830 East First, Wichita, KS 67202   1-316-267-4800

    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 Product  Seminars  

    1:45 p.m.  GOLD Meeting - Goals of Liquor Dealers member group discussion, breakdown of legislative issues and strategy. Changes to Kansas Liquor Laws.


    2:30 p.m.    Industry Seminar:  Selling non-liquor products in 2019


    3:00 p.m.    Break 


    3:10 p.m.    Product Seminar:   



    4:00 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 9

    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 

    - Elections for 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, Standard Beverage Corporation, Glazer’s of Kansas, Worldwide Wine and Spirits, Kansas Beer Wholesalers Association.  We appreciate your support! 

            http://KansasRetailer.org

                                                                      

                  

     

Past events

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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