Our Members Rebuilding Post Sandy:
Read the NJBIA Newsletter:
FEBRUARY 2013 Issue
Next Board Meeting/County Meeting:
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12/12/12 - Letter from Philip Kirschner, President of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association regarding progress six weeks after Hurricane Sandy
12/11/12 - New Employee List E-141 Form
11/8/12 - Christie Administration Announces Disaster Unemployment Assistance Expanded to All New Jersey Counties Due to Hurricane Sandy
EXTENSION of Filing Date for December Price Lists until Monday, November 19, 2012 pdf
ORDER TEMPORARILY EXTENDING 30 Day Limitation on Credit Terms pdf
ABC Temporary Storage Application pdf
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS and RESOURCES for those businesses impacted by hurricane sandy
Dear NJLBA Members:
Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who have been affected by the devastating hurricane Sandy. We hope that you and your families are safe and if there is anything the NJLBA can do for you during this difficult time please let us know. As members of the NJLBA we are here in Trenton ready to assist you in any way we can.
President Obama has issued a major disaster declaration for Atlantic, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union Counties. That means the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is accepting applications for disaster relief from those businesses and individuals affected in those counties.
You can register online at www.disasterassistance.gov, by web-enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 for the hearing or speech impaired. The toll free number will operate free 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. EDT seven days a week until further notice.
You can visit the NJBIA website at www.njbia.org/hurricanesandy.aspx for links for power outages, where to get gasoline, and which businesses are open.
To report life threatening infactstructure problems, call (609)963-6810
To volunteer time or resources, call 1-800-537-7397
For business questions, call the Business Action Center at (609)534-7789
Business Action Center Hotline for business concerns, 1-866-534-7789
For guidance for Emergency action planning for retail food establishments: http://nj.gov/health/foodanddrugsafety/fepd.shtml
As members of the NJLBA we have contacted BMI on your behalf. We will be providing them with a list of the counties and businesses that have been affected by the hurricane. They have graciously advised us that they will make necessary adjustments and credits for those businesses that have been impacted by the storm. If you want to contact BMI directly that number is 1-800-206-7671, identify yourself as an NJLBA member affected by the hurricane, BMI representatives are aware of the circumstances. We can handle these calls for you as well.
For those that need to store any alcoholic beverage inventory off there licensed premises for any period of time, we suggest you find a secure location to keep it in. You will need to apply for a Temporary Storage permit from the Division of ABC. You can find this permit on our website. If you need us to deliver this permit to the ABC in Trenton for you, please contact us at (609)394-6730 and fax the permit to (609)394-6732. We will deliver the application to the ABC.
The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission has issued Administrative Order 2012-03: Authorizes a 30 day extension for all driver’s licenses, vehicle registrations and inspection stickers that expired in October 2012. Individuals with these situations should not be cited by law enforcement in the next 30 days.
Count on Us one of our Allied Members that handles Liquor Inventory and Spotter Service has contacted us to offer there assistance. If you need a liquor audit done for insurance purposes they will do it at a reasonable rate for all of our members. You can contact them at (856)486-4400.
As we receive further information and updates we will post them on our website. Again, we are here for our members, feel free to contact the office at (609) 394-6730 at any time.
NEXT BOARD MEETING:
October 17, 2012
We have received a grant from the Department of Labor to conduct FREE TRAINING for our members. The programs that we have been approved for are Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM), ServSafe, ServSafe Recertification, Social Networking to Enhance your Retail Business and New Business/Compliance Training.
What you'll need to participate:
(1) Be a NJLBA member in good standing, (2) pay your employees for any classes they attend and (3) fill out the Grant Training Regsistration Form
For training dates and locations go to our Calendar of Events Page.
June 13, 2012
Licensed Beverage Association's Annual Picnic will Benefit Scholarship Foundation -
Trenton – The New Jersey Licensed Beverage Association (NJLBA) will host the annual
Wellhofer-Wilinski Scholarship Foundation Picnic on June 27, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Oak Tree Lodge, located on Schoolhouse Road in Wall Township, Monmouth County.
According to NJLBA Executive Director Diane Weiss, the picnic is a wonderful opportunity for members of the state's liquor industry to enjoy a fun-filled day with their colleagues
and friends, while helping to support young people who are pursuing higher education.
"The association, which represents on-premise licensed beverage retailers throughout the state, is honored to be able to provide these scholarships every year," Weiss said. "Not only is it an enjoyable day with food, music and activities, the proceeds directly benefit college-bound individuals. It's really a winwin for everyone."
What Happened to Main Street USA?
Several generations ago, The American dream could be realized by opening your own business. Operating a business required long hours and dedication but provided rewards… Main Street was filled with Mom and Pop operations that kept towns alive. Hardware stores, barbers, small grocery markets, restaurants and taverns were the rule.
Today, most if those small businesses have been driven out of business by competition from “big box” companies. Commerce has moved to the strip malls and highway mega-stores. The only part of the American dream left is the alcohol beverage retailer, the heart of the hospitality industry.
Over the years, the neo-prohibitionists have proposed more and more restrictions and legislation that are meant to curtail the ability of the individual entrepreneur to survive
For over 77 years the New Jersey Licensed Beverage Association has represented the on premise licensees in their fight to stay in business. Hundreds of legislative bills are introduced each Legislative session which must be fought. Devoted lobbyists in Trenton and Washington are working to protect your bottom line.
The annual dues of $250.00 are a small investment to insure your business from over-bearing regulations and over zealous legislation. Being in business is hard enough. Don’t try doing it alone.
Being an Association member allows you to receive superior products at competitive prices. Discounts from our Allied Members are available. Membership in NJLBA doesn’t cost, it pays handsome dividends.
The original Tavern, Bar and Restaurant Association of New Jersey, established in 1933.