"There are many great beer selling occasions during the course of the year, and Super Bowl week is definitely one of them," said NBWA
Chief Economist Lester Jones.
's lobbying is the result of concerns that large retailers and global brewers are preparing to crowd beer wholesalers out of the U.S.
One of the themes of the convention, "America's Beer Distributors: Delivering Choice and Value One Beer at a Time," underlined the focus of the NBWA
's message, which is to emphasize the viability of the middle tier in the beverage alcohol system.
Also at the meeting, Bob Lachky, executive vice president, global industry development at Anheuser-Busch, was presented with the NBWA
Industry Service Award.
And once the decision was made to build a new bridge next to the existing one, we knew the NBWA
building, the association's largest asset, was history; we would need new quarters for our staff of 23.
said James Carville and Mary Matalin are expected to give attendees an "enlightening and entertaining look at today's most important political issues and a preview of what to expect from this year's midterm elections."
"Lester is a solid addition to the NBWA
team and will bring significant contributions to the beer distribution industry," Mr.
members are also advocating full funding for TTB to increase its effective ness regulating the industry, in conjunction with the states.
Knight worked previously for NBWA
from 1999 through 2005, serving as NBWA
's Washington Representative and Director of Government Affairs from 1999 through 2005.
and BA representatives presented the award jointly at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado.
"In addition to decades of participation in the New York and New Jersey state beer distributor associations, Joe has devoted years of service to the NBWA
Board of Directors," Mr.