Highlights from NBWA’s 2019 Legislative Conference

Highlights from NBWA’s 2019 Legislative Conference

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We come to DC every year to advocate for our great industry and to explain the meaningful, local impact beer distributors have every
day in our communities. I don’t think the beer industry offers jobs, I think they offer careers. This is an industry that is great, because its people are good. I’m in Washington because
I won the Share Your Story contest. I’m taking in a whole new perspective on what happens behind the scenes in the beer industry. It’s not just drinking a beer on the weekend or drinking a beer during happy hour, it’s way bigger than that. We are going to continue to be a good partner with you, because you’re good partners with the communities where you do business. We are trying to come together in the community and promote beer as one thing and as a movement. And it needs to be exciting and not be so competitive. We are all trying to do the same thing. We are all advocates to try to improve the health of this industry. This is probably my 20th leg conference and I’ve got the third generation of our business here with me. The members of Congress really want to see folks from back home and it’s great to get to know them and invite them to our warehouses back home. The Founding Fathers set up this federal district here, and they defined it in the Constitution as 10 square miles surrounded by reality. You hear about what goes on in this town,
but until you actually see it and witness it and become a part of it,
you really don’t appreciate what it’s all about. Coming out here and actually getting in front of them and speaking to them about the issues that affect our beer industry today is extremely important. The NBWA brings in industry leading experts from all different facets of our business. We wouldn’t have access
to this kind of industry experts without coming here to
the annual Legislative Conference. We’ve had an absolutely fantastic
Legislative Conference. Lots of great meetings, lots of
great engagement with our members
and with members of Congress. We are looking forward to seeing you in Las Vegas for our 82nd Annual Convention and Trade Show. We’ll see you then.
Cheers!

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