ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE SEPT. 17, 2020

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 The Illinois Licensed Beverage Association (ILBA) continues to work to keep our member’s businesses open. STATE LEVEL: The Governor announced the opening of the second round of the Business Interruption Grant (BIG) Program.  These grants will be available to all small businesses statewide that experienced losses due to the COVID-19…

Bar Rescue: Pandemic Edition

Source: https://fortune.com/ JON TAFFER September 15, 2020 The first public building in America was a church. The second was a pub. Bars and restaurants are ingrained in our national culture and history. In many cases, the local pub or eatery is still truly a public house, a pillar of the community. Sadly, thanks to COVID-19’s…

Restaurant, bar owners’ petition seeks re-opening by Oct. 1

Lee Provost | lprovost@daily-journal.com | 815-937-3364 Sep 9, 2020 PLAINFIELD — A petition seeking the re-opening of restaurants and bars in Kankakee and Will counties is being circulated online and the author is proclaiming the shutdown has gone on far too long. “Enough is enough,” said Christina Kollintzas-Pavlis, of Plainfield, who began circulating the online petition…

Kristi Brown Joins Distilled Spirits Council as Senior Director for State Government Relations Central Region

Source: DISCUS September 9, 2020 The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) today announced the appointment of Kristi Brown as Senior Director for State Government Relations. Kristi will take over lobbying activity in the central region states previously managed by DISCUS Vice President of State Government Relations Dale Szyndrowski, who has announced his…

Mask & Video Gaming Announcement

August 25, 2020   ILBA Member, Governor J.B. Pritker issued the below information today. We have underlined and put asterisks next to the paragraphs that specifically impact our members.  Please feel free to contact the ILBA with any questions. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 25, 2020 STATE OF ILLINOIS UDPATES SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR RESTAURANTS AND BAR…

America’s Dive Bars Face an Uncertain Future

Crowded, cramped, and a little wild, dive bars are at odds with social distancing-and struggling to reopen. Source: https://www.cntraveler.com/ BY LALE ARIKOGLU August 24, 2020 When Jimmy’s Corner temporarily closed its doors on March 13, it symbolized as much to New Yorkers as the shuttering of the Broadway theaters it shares a block with. The…

COVID19 – ADVOCATING FOR OUR MEMBERS

ILBA Members:   2020’s COVID19 has created a terrible hardship to the Illinois Licensed Beverage Association (ILBA) members and our industry.  The various virus numbers continue to climb in Illinois and across the USA. Some states have revoked liquor licenses while other states have completely halted all sales of on-premise adult beverages.  In Illinois, we…

NY Liquor Authority has pulled almost 150 licenses to date

Source: https://nypost.com/ By Bernadette Hogan August 17, 2020 Nearly 150 businesses in the state have lost their liquor licenses to date amidst a COVID-19 generated crackdown on bars and restaurants found in violation of social distancing guidance, the State Liquor Authority announced Monday. That includes 16 bars and restaurants in New York City and on…

Waste Managment & ILBA Preferred Vendor Program

The ILBA and Waste Management is excited to announce our new Preferred Vendor Program! We have had our national account program in place for several years with corporate owned businesses across the U.S., and now we are extending this fantastic offer to members of ILBA! You will have access to the same great services that…