MLBA Golf Outing is Nearly Full!

Don’t wait to sign up for this year’s 29th annual MLBA Golf Outing at beautiful Dahlgreen Golf Course, 4 miles west of Chaska on Highway 212. Registration begins at 10:30 am for the Noon shotgun start. Golfers will be treated to lunch either before the start or “at the turn” during play. Each of the 18… Read More

Sick & Safe Time Regulations for Minneapolis Retailers

Below is a letter from the City of Minneapolis describing the implementation and rules surrounding the Sick & Safe Time Ordinance that will go into effect on July 1st in Minneapolis. — Greetings, July 1, 2017 is right around the corner. Are you prepared for implementation of the Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance? Read… Read More

Former Mpls Mayor Ryback Supports Tip Credit

Former 3 term Mayor R.T. Ryback wrote an article in the Sunday, June 11, StarTribune supporting a tip credit to go with a $15 minimum wage hike in the city. The current city council and Mayor Betsy Hodges are poised to enact the wage increase without a minimum wage very soon now that Governor Dayton has… Read More

2017 Legislative Wrap Up

The 2017 legislative session is all but over. The MLBA saw many successes with only a few setbacks. Our Government Relations team of Joe Bagnoli, Doug Carnival and Tony Chesak have put together a nice comprehensive summary of the 2017 legislative session in which over 50 bills important to independent alcohol retailers in the State… Read More

Minneapolis City Council to draft $15 minimum wage

Days after Governor Dayton vetoed the bill that would have put major labor issues in the hands of a more fair and balanced state government, the Minneapolis City Council is moving quickly to implement $15 minimum wage in the city with no allowance for tip credit. The below article was posted on the city’s web… Read More

Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association

Since 1952, the Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association (MLBA) has been helping licensed beverage retailers in the state of Minnesota with information resources, educational programs and government affairs services designed to promote and protect their business. All our member retailers understand that: "With MLBA, You’re not alone!"