From the desk of the Executive Director
By Cathy Berg, Executive Director
It’s hard to imagine the summer season has come and gone and fall has arrived. It was a hot and wet summer for most of us, and hopefully with that, it brought in a lot of thirsty tourists and the local community into your businesses.
We are already gearing up for the upcoming 2019 legislative session as our board meets next week to discuss potential legislation and what to expect in 2019. Our lobbyist continues to work on your behalf all year round in visiting with legislators and researching what measures, issues, and legislation may be out there that could affect our industries.
We also have an election of a new Governor for the state of South Dakota later this fall. This will be another huge impact on what we can expect down the road in legislation as well as how it will affect your business and communities. Your voice and vote counts so don’t let this time go by without doing your “homework” on who the next Governor should be and how they will impact your business and livelihood.
We have already set the date of the Annual Meeting/Hog Roast for 2019 – SAVE THE DATE – and MARK YOUR Calendars for Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at the Red Rossa Italian Grille in Pierre, SD. In the next few months we will be sending out information to you regarding the details of this very special event. We hope you will attend. It is very important that you attend so that you can make that personal contact with your legislator as well as others as to the issues that affect you on a daily and ongoing basis.
Thank you for your continued support of the South Dakota Licensed Beverage Dealers and Gaming Association.
Cathy Berg, Executive Director