Live from the NABCA Convention

The theme of this year’s NABCA Annual Convention, held at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, was “Building Bridges.” Appropriately chosen by NABCA Chairman and Michigan LCC Commissioner Andy Deloney (hailing from a state with...

Spratt to Chair Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Commission

Christine Spratt, General Manager and Vice-President of Golden Eagle Distributing in Mount Pleasant, was elected Chairperson of the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Commission on June 23, 2020. She became...

Online Licensing and Training Programs

Keeping up with changing technology is a struggle for any industry. With numerous online resources, mobile applications and tablet computers at their disposal, many control states are looking to modernize their systems and streamline...

NABCA Launches Online Contacts Directory

The National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA) launched its new online Contacts Directory. Previously a printed booklet mailed to NABCA members annually, the popular member-only benefit is now available online at www.nabca.org. NABCA began curating...

A Public Health Partner

Public discussion about control states usually centers around money and efficiency – are taxes too high or too low, should stores be open more hours, is privatization an option? But agencies aren’t just merchants,...

Control State Profile: West Virginia

Pictured atop: Front: General Counsel Anoop Bhasin, IT Director Randy Haynes, Commissioner Wooton and Beer Division Admin Cindy Clark. Middle: Spirits and ine Division Admin Kim Hayes, Executive Secretary Lynn Patrick, Spokesman Gig Robinson,...

Best in Class: OLCC is Overall Best Practices Awards Winner

Despite the constantly changing landscape of control state agencies, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) always manages to stay several steps ahead of the game. By reevaluating its processes and developing innovative programming, the...

Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division seeks partner in governing promotional discount offers

The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD), in partnership with the Iowa Department of Administrative Services, has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit competitive proposals from eligible vendors capable of providing a promotional...

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...

A Culture of Collaboration

Collaboration creates opportunity. That’s the philosophy Stephen Larson has abided by during his five-year tenure as the Administrator of the Iowa Alcoholic Beverage Division (ABD). He’ll carry that same motto with him when he...

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