Thank you all for your continued support for myself and your board of directors.
We are over half way though another legislative session which so for Alba, and most of our industry, has proven to be relatively quite. The industry sponsored Liquor bill (HB2223) which is a consensus bill sponsored by the industry was passed and signed by our governor on April 6th.
A testament to our Lobbyist Don Isaacson who works the capitol every day protecting and promoting the ALBA agenda!
A lobbyist report was sent out last week and we will be sure to have another one out at the completion of this legislative session unless something unforeseen needs our attention.
We will continue to work with and have meetings with:
I will update you with any new information regarding these meetings.
I have met with newly appointed Director of the DLLC Ben Henry, and along with our Lobbyist Don Isaacson we will continue work with the department on issues that involve all licensees.
Thank you to Director Henry for speaking at our last board meeting and we look forward to assisting the department as it transitions.
Congratulations to newly elected ALBA Vice President Justin Hurd.
Justin is a 7 year ALBA director and current GM of State Farm Stadium with Craft Culinary concepts. Justin has been impactful in decisions and actions in the success of ALBA and our membership.
Also congratulations new board member:
Craig Miller ALIC (Arizona Liquor industry Consultants)
Former sergeant DLLC
Former trainer with ABC
I have worked with Craig for over 10 years for the betterment of our industry, and I look forward to all the things he can bring to ALBA.
Lastly, Our condolences to the Smith family.
Bob Smith was a 30 year Alba board member who passed this month after a long illness. Bob owned Empty Pockets Saloon in Holbrook. Bob was one of the last connections to the past generation of bar owners and he will be greatly missed. He was a true gentleman who Volunteered his time to make this industry better for all that followed.
NO ONE OF US IS AS STRONG AS ALL OF US WORKING TOGETHER!
Thank you for your continued support.
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