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Best Practices 2017 Best Trade/Licensee Education Program: Iowa ABD

The Register’s Annual Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) is the oldest, largest and longest week-long bicycle touring event in the world, but over the years it has developed a reputation for partying and revelry. Over...

2nd Annual Best Practices Awards Overall Winner: Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has won our second annual Control State Best Practices Awards. StateWays honors the PLCB for leading the industry in innovation, education and enforcement. All beverage control agencies in the U.S. and Canada were eligible...

Best Practices 2017 Best Consumer Tasting Program: Windom, Minnesota

River Bend Liquor wanted to bring something different to the town of Windom, Minnesota. The municipal store’s manager, Joe Audette, had plans to organize the city’s first large craft beer tasting event on October...

A Public-Private Partnership

2016 Control State Best Practices Winner: Best Warehouse Innovation New Hampshire Liquor Commission   The New Hampshire Liquor Commission and its warehouse partner, Exel, placed big bets on each other by signing a 20-year contract in 2013....

Local Outreach Builds Relationships

2016 Control State Best Practices Winner: Best Enforcement Program Virginia ABC   In February, the Virginia ABC launched a training program aimed at empowering local law enforcement agencies to better respond to alcohol-related problems in their jurisdictions....

Embracing Maine’s Distillery Growth

2016 Control State Best Practices Winner: Best On-Premise Innovation Maine BABLO   Small distilleries across the country are experiencing a “boom” of sorts. In fact, Maine’s small distilleries are experiencing such significant growth in recent years that...

Simplified Workflow

2016 Control State Best Practices Winner: Best Technology Innovation (TIE) Brooklyn Center Municipal Liquor   A new system has streamlined invoice tracking and improved payment speed at Brooklyn Center Municipal Liquor. Tom Agnes, its operations manager since...

Best Practices 2017 Best Retail Innovation: Pennsylvania LCB

Big changes arrived in the state of Pennsylvania on June 8, 2016. That’s when Governor Tom Wolf signed a new bill into law known as Act 39, which expanded many of the responsibilities given...

Best Practices 2017 Best Consumer Education Program: Virginia ABC

The Virginia ABC achieved success in the past year through collaboration, with two campaigns that promoted aspects of the state’s vibrant wine industry. For Virginia Wine Month in October of 2016, the Virginia ABC partnered...

Best Practices 2017 Best Warehouse Innovation: Oregon LCC

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) had a major problem: it was outgrowing its conveyor system. The agency’s Milwaukie-based warehouse was struggling to keep up with increased demand. So rather than move to a...

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