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Capital Headlines

  • Sheetz Named Fortune ‘Best Company’

    ALTOONA, Pa. — Sheetz was the only convenience store chain named to the 2020 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, recently announced by Fortune magazine. Sheetz was ranked 80th...Read More
  • Capital Headlines – March 3

    Samuel Adams Opens New Taproom BOSTON (PRNewswire) — Samuel Adams recently opened its newest innovation taproom in the heart of Boston’s Faneuil Hall.Read More
  • DISCUS Applauds USMCA

    WASHINGTON — The Distilled Spirits Councl of the United States is applauding the signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which replaced the North America Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA.Read More
  • Alcohol Trade Groups Lobby Against Tariffs

    WASHINGTON — A coalition of alcohol industry trade groups recently urged the United States Trade Representative to end tariffs on beverage alcohol products which are costing U.S. jobs. The tariffs,...Read More
  • Craft Beer Marketing Awards Deadline Nears

    NEW YORK — Jan. 31 is the deadline for submissions to the inaugural Craft Beer Marketing Awards.Read More

Legally Speaking

  • Compliance Checks Should Educate, Not Punish

    Wow! That was my reaction when I reviewed a recent order from the Liquor Control Commission for imposing either a fine in the amount of $6,000 or, in lieu of...
  • Certain Citations Require Permit Holder Knowledge

    The last column for Legally Speaking reviewed elements necessary for a violation of serving alcohol to an intoxicated patron. The column centered on the server having knowledge that the patron...
  • Spotting Signs of Intoxication Protects Permit

    All retail permit holders must train their servers of alcohol beverages to be aware of the signs of intoxication. Signs of intoxication include slurred speech, glazed and/or bloodshot eyes, stumbling...
  • Industry Loses A Friend In Jim Guthrie

    Last month, one of the alcohol industry’s friends, James “Jim” Guthrie, passed away. I met Jim as a young assistant attorney general fresh out of law school in 1992. Jim...
  • Transfer Of Ownership Is Closely Regulated

    I have written on this topic in the past, but it amazes me the number of people seeking a transfer of ownership of a liquor permit who begin operation without...
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