Summer Sounds Bring in Crowds

Warm weather, cool drinks, good food and great music. There’s nothing like it and now that summer’s here, people want to get out more and have fun. What will help entice them to come to your restaurant or bar? Try music. Studies repeatedly show music can draw a crowd and make customers stay longer and…

ABL Weekly – Issue 389 | July 5, 2019

ABL Weekly – Issue 389 | July 5, 2019 ​MEETINGS & EVENTS July 9-10 – ABL Summer Board Meeting | Madison, WI July 29-31 – ECRS Ignite 19 Retail Success Conference | Nashville, TN August 9-11 – TWSRA 2019 Annual Meeting | Gatlinburg, TN August 25-27 – Center for Alcohol Policy 12th Annual Conference | Boston, MA September 9-11 –…

ABL Weekly – Issue 388 | June 28, 2019

ABL Weekly – Issue 388 | June 28, 2019 Friday, June 28, 2019                 Issue 388 ​MEETINGS & EVENTS July 9-10 – ABL Summer Board Meeting | Madison, WI July 29-31 – ECRS Ignite 19 Retail Success Conference | Nashville, TN August 9-11 – TWSRA 2019 Annual Meeting | Gatlinburg, TN August…

Police ‘unprepared’ for pot-impaired drivers in Illinois, law enforcement leaders say

Source: https://herald-review.com/ June 19, 2019 Illinois law-enforcement officials are “incredibly unprepared” for the potential upswing in impaired driving that could result from legalization of recreational use of marijuana. That view of the impact of House Bill 1438 came from a Chicago-area police officer spearheading a pilot program to develop a roadside chemical test for marijuana.…

For those with liquor licenses, everything’s in the cards

Sun, 06/09/2019 – 7:00am | The News-Gazette Photo by: Robin Scholz illustration/The News-Gazette Bartender Chrissy Tucker checks an ID on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the Esquire Lounge in downtown Champaign. By JOSE ZEPEDA jzepeda@news-gazette.com SAVOY — With businesses facing strict penalties for serving minors, local bars appear to be in agreement with each other when it…