Jeffrey L. Painter Voted Incoming Chair-Elect To NABCA Board

Jeffrey L. Painter, chairman of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (Virginia ABC), was today voted chair-elect to the NABCA Board of Directors. He will assume responsibilities of this position in May 2017, when...

Steve Larson Re-Confirmed as Iowa ABD Administrator

By a vote of 47-1, Stephen Larson was confirmed by the Iowa Senate to a third term as the administrator of the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division. His four-year term will begin on May 1,...

MLCC Approves eTIPS Online Training and Certification

Health Communications, Inc. (HCI) today announced that eTIPS Concessions – Michigan and eTIPS Gaming – Michigan, both online responsible alcohol training and certification programs, were approved by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC). Since 2001, the MLCC...

Iowa ABD Increases Trade Practices Enforcement

The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (Division) announced the hiring of a new investigator whose duties will focus solely on trade practices enforcement. “Strong trade practice regulations are the cornerstone of the three-tier system,” said Division...

September is Virginia Spirits Month

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has declared September as Virginia Spirits Month, marking the third annual celebration designed to educate consumers and travelers about Virginia distilled spirits. “Virginia is the birthplace of American spirits, and our...

Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division Releases Annual Report

The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) has released its fiscal year 2019 annual report. Overall, total liquor sales increased 6.1% over the previous fiscal year to $339 million, and $126 million was transferred to the...

Painter Steps Down As Chairman of VABC Board of Directors

After more than a decade of service to the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC), Chairman Jeff Painter last week announced his departure from the organization, effective Dec. 1. “Jeff’s steady leadership and deliberate decision...

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