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Tavern League of Wisconsin

Founded in 1935, the Tavern League of Wisconsin is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization which also has a charitable arm, the Tavern League of Wisconsin Foundation which is a 501(c)(3). With over 5,000 members, the Tavern League of Wisconsin is the largest trade association in the United States to exclusively represent the interests of licensed beverage retailers. The TLW is comprised of 70 local leagues representing every county in the state of Wisconsin.

In 2016, the industry as a whole was responsible for as much as $14 billion in total economic activity in Wisconsin while creating over 120,000 jobs. Not only does the alcohol beverage retail industry create jobs, it also generates sizeable tax revenues. In Wisconsin, the industry and its employees pay over $910.03 million in taxes including property, income and sales taxes.


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  • The Kenosha Tavern League opposes the changes proposed to the city's cabaret license requirement. They made that opposition very clear at their meeting Tuesday at Coins Sports Bar, 1714 52nd St.

  • Bar and restaurant owners want you comfortable, happy and safe. When you are out enjoying your favorite local establishment, remember social distancing, hand washing, sanitizer, and ask for free complimentary mask courtesy of La Crosse County Health Department and the La Crosse County Tavern League.

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) are in the process of crafting the latest iteration of federal dietary guidelines—which seek to counsel Americans about healthy eating and drinking.

  • Right now, the federal government is currently updating guidance on healthy diets, called the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). For decades, the DGA have provided evidence-based, practical information about diet and health, including the definition of moderate alcohol consumption for adults who choose to drink and advising that some people should not drink at all.

  • American Beverage Licensees (ABL) elected officers to two-year terms at the association's 18th Annual Meeting in July. Officers elected were Mat Dinsmore of Wilbur's Total Beverage in Fort Collins, Colorado, Treasurer; Juan Negrin of Super Wine Warehouse in Paterson, New Jersey, Vice President Off-Premise; Jay Gesner of Souse's Lounge in Rockford, Illinois, Vice President On-Premise; and Terry Harvath of Wishing Well Bar & Grill in Appleton, Wisconsin, At-Large Representative.


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