Illinois Announces $175 Million in Back to Business Grants for Restaurants, Hotels, and Creative Arts Industry

March 23, 2023   SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – This week, Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity announced $175 million in Back to Business Grants available for sectors hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically, restaurants, hotels, and creative arts organizations. Applications are open for eligible businesses from April 5, 2023 –…

WSWA Celebrates the Life of Industry Leader Ed Callison Jr.

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America announces Ed Callison Jr. as the 2023 Lifetime Leadership Award (Posthumous) Source: WSWA February 23, 2023 Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) today announced that Ed Callison, Jr. will posthumously receive the 2023 Lifetime Leadership Award at Access LIVE in April. The WSWA Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes industry…

Legislative Lobby Day March, 22 2023

legislative lobby day doc   Wednesday, March 22nd, is the Illinois Licensed Beverage Association (ILBA) Annual Legislative Day. The ILBA Legislative Lobby Day allows our members to stay updated on legislative matters that are important to the hospitality industry and provide a chance to meet their legislators. We are expecting members from around the state…