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Retailers and Legislators will meet in Wichita in October - Stand Up for Small Business

25 Sep 2016 11:02 AM | Anonymous

KABR expects to face our toughest battle against Uncork during the next legislative session.  This means that what retailers do between now and the General Election in November will be key to our success or failure next year.  Many of our loyal friends in the Legislature are retiring - so, we can't sit back to "see what happens"!  Legislators (especially new ones) are not likely to ignore the Big Box offer to add $40 million to the state budget - in spite of its falsehood - unless they have been educated by their local businesses.

The KABR Annual Conference and Legislative Events has been organized to support our fight for small businesses - we will meet with legislators at the Friday Reception and the Saturday Legislative Luncheon.  Please RSVP today!

Get more out of these events by bringing your checkbook, and it will be an informal fundraiser for those who attend the Reception from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Friday at Blarney Stone Pub.  We must support the legislators who support us, so please plan to participate by attending or sending a contribution through KABR.  Senate contributions are limited to $1000.  House of Representatives contributions are limited to $500.  Any level is appreciated by the candidates.  

The KABR Conference and Legislative Luncheon is an effective opportunity to educate legislators and show them the importance of their locally owned retail businesses.  You will also learn which legislators have supported our Kansas owned liquor stores.  Our annual luncheons have created wonderful partnerships with many legislators.  In order for these efforts to continue to be successful, retailers must show up.  (This is also a good opportunity to give a contribution to key legislators.)

We will also present first hand information about the efforts in neighboring states Oklahoma and Colorado to expand liquor sales to the grocery and convenience stores  and how that may impact the issue in Kansas.

Other important weekend events include the Retailers/Employees Training, Awards Dinner, and Annual Business Meeting.

Please register now to attend:   Register Online

Kansas Association of Beverage Retailers       P.O. Box 3842, Topeka, KS  66604      Email KABR  

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