800-453-5232 / 602-285-1092
Our members in Arizona’s beautiful North Country had the opportunity recently to receive current legislative updates, and to exchange thoughts and ideas to benefit their individual businesses at Town Hall Meetings hosted by your Association.
“Around The State” with David Delos, ALBA President
What made these well-attended gatherings of licensees in Prescott and Flagstaff particularly successful was the presence of special guests John Cocca, Director of the Department of Liquor Licenses and Control (DLLC), and Don Isaacson, the veteran lobbyist for the Arizona Licensed Beverage Association.
At each city location, following pertinent comments from Director Cocca and attorney Isaacson, there was a question and answer session during which ALBA members could thoroughly air concerns, discuss specific elements of pending legislation, and receive authoritative responses to legal questions.
The informative Q-and-A format will be an integral part of all future ALBA regional meetings in Phoenix, Tucson, and numerous other communities throughout the state. The purpose of these scheduled meetings is to bring more of our members together, and to encourage non-member retail licensees to join our ranks.
Arizona’s liquor industry is constantly under attack from many sources. ALBA is the only strong organized force that protects licensees from harmful legislation—laws, that if enacted, could seriously infringe on your right to operate a legal business. This has been our primary purpose since 1936 as the state’s oldest trade association, and through all these 80 years has been largely successful.
In addition to our critical lobbying mission, membership in ALBA automatically earns such money-saving rewards as discounted Workmen’s Compensation insurance, reduced BMI and SESAC music licensing fees, special low rates on Title IV Liquor Law training through the Arizona Business Council for Alcohol Education (ABC), and scores of other benefits.
As your president, I look forward to seeing many new faces at our statewide meetings and other gatherings, and to continue to reinforce the power of ALBA as the protector of your licensed establishment against unfair legislation and other detrimental actions.
Please feel free to contact me with your questions, concerns, and comments at any time. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember no one is as Powerful as all of us!