Midwest Expo is Set for Sunday, October 8th

We are pleased to announce that this year’s MLBA Fall Convention and Trade Show “The Midwest Expo” will be held on Sunday, October 8, 2017, at the Marriot Northwest in Brooklyn Park (the former Northland Inn). Trade Show Starts at 2 PM Learn About New Products and Services! Sample Wines, Spirits & Beers and More! Free… Read More

Mpls City Council Approves $15 Minimum Wage

(June 30, 2017) The Minneapolis City Council approved a final minimum wage ordinance (by a vote of 11-1) that raises the city’s wage to $15 for large businesses in five years and small businesses in seven years. Unfortunately, tips recognition was not included. “The city council has failed tipped restaurant workers in Minneapolis. We took the… 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

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!"