Special Thanks to All Vendors at the 2016 MLBA Spring Conference

The 17th annual MLBA Spring Conference was held on Sunday, May 1st on a sunny and beautiful spring day at Cragun’s Lodge on Gull Lake near Brainerd in central Minnesota. Attendees were treated to an industry trade show featuring beer, wine and spirits vendors plus many related industries like ice, insurance, gaming, brokers and food vendors…. Read More

MLBA Newsletter is Now Online

Since the beginning of the year the MLBA Newsletter, “The Rough Draught” is now online and is emailed to all members of the MLBA. If you have not been getting your semi-monthly newsletter as well as updates from MLBA, make sure you have provided us with the correct email address and your membership dues are… Read More

MLBA Has New Membership Director

The MLBA is pleased to announce that Tom Klauda has joined the MLBA staff as our new Membership Director.  Tom’s initial focus will be to compile our all-new Allied Member Buyers Guide for members of MLBA. This guide will give great value to members of MLBA and should help strengthen our membership levels. Tom will also… Read More

Final Overtime Regulations Announced

The Department of Labor (DOL) announced its final rule raising the bar for exemption from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Most notably, the rule raises the salary threshold for the white-collar exemptions from $23,660 annually ($455/week) to $47,476 annually ($913/week). Thus, any employee paid a salary of less than $47,476 will… Read More

Update: Mpls Sick & Safe Leave Public Hearing

Update, May 19, 2016. 72 weighed in on Minneapolis sick and safe ordinance during public hearing yesterday (May 18th). At yesterday’s Minneapolis hearing on the proposed sick and safe leave ordinance, 50 supporters and 22 with concerns addressed the Council. The Council heard a fairly comprehensive list of concerns, including several from Coalition members. Special thanks… 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!"