From the desk of the Executive Director
Hello everyone! It’s been a hot, wet and humid summer for most of us around the country. Although the moisture has been good for fire dangers, it’s been a tough season with lots of flooding, hail and tornados. Hopefully you are all surviving these ever changing weather patterns and it has brought many tourists and people into the local establishments to support the industry.
The 79th Sturgis Rally is just around the corner which is scheduled for August 2 – 11th, 2019. It’s not too late to be thinking about TAM training for those that will be hired to serve during this event. We have instructors that can come to you or online classes are also offered which is also convenient for those that need to be certified. The certification is good for 4 years. There is also the option of having someone trained as an instructor within your organization that can take the course and take on that responsibility of training all your employees. This certification is good for 3 years. Please call our office at any time to get further details of how you can accomplish this in a very short timeframe. It is not only good for the people that you hire but for your establishments to have well trained people on staff to take care of your customers in a responsible manner.
It won’t be long before fall which means the preparation of the 2020 legislative session will soon be upon us. Our association works all year round for you in order to insure that you have good representation during the session and throughout the year to protect your interests. We had 20 bills this past legislative session, and it seems it never gets any better with the ever changing regulations you all experience as owners of local establishments. We host an annual meeting and hog roast in Pierre each January where we get the opportunity to visit one-on-one with legislators about the issues at hand. Have you ever been to Pierre to our hog roast? Do you know what you as a member can do to help impact some of the decisions that are made in Pierre during the session? If you aren’t comfortable in visiting with the legislators, do you have issues that our lobbyist and/or board members can address on your behalf? This is the reason our association exists, to fight the fight and to make sure all those years you have worked to be successful has paid off.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW FOR THE 2020 Annual meeting and Hog Roast – which is scheduled for: TUESDAY, JANUARY 21ST, 2020 – RED ROSSA ITALIAN GRILLE, PIERRE, SD
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Contact our office today at #800-721-1789 or #605-343-1844 to find out more details regarding the hog roast event, and if you are not already a member, in becoming a member and the many benefits associated with the South Dakota Licensed Beverage Dealers and Gaming Association.
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I WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH DAKOTA LICENSED BEVERAGE DEALERS AND GAMING ASSOCIATION. YOUR LOYALTY AND SUPPORT HAS GIVEN US THE ABILITY TO DO WHAT IS NECESSARY IN THIS VERY HIGHLY REGULATED INDUSTRY. IT IS YOUR MEMBERSHIP THAT KEEPS US MOVING FORWARD ON YOUR BEHALF TO PROTECT YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS. YOU ARE HIGHLY VALUED, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU IN THE FUTURE.
Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Cathy Berg, Executive Director