MMBA / MLBA Spring Conference

The MLBA is pleased to announce that we are teaming up with our friends at the Municipal Beverage Association to attend their highly successful and educational Spring Conference.

This is a 4 day educational event starting on Saturday, April 29 going through Tuesday, May 2. It will be held at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria, MN. There will be several guest speakers and seminars each day as well as meals including pairing dinners and fun events. Please see below for a complete schedule of events.

You can choose a package to come for the whole event which includes 3 nights lodging (starting Sat. night) or start on Sunday with 2 night’s lodging. You can even choose to come for just one day or two days. Please click here for the registration for package prices and “a la cart” costs. If you have a spouse or staff that would like to come, but not attend the seminars, you can bring them along and pay for their meals and rooms (if separate) on the A La Carte menu on the registration form.


2017 MMBA/MLBA Spring Conference Schedule of Events
(Subject to Change, more info on each seminar will be added)
Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center, Alexandria, MN

Saturday, April 29

  • Noon – 6:00 PM :: Registration Hosted by Anheuser Busch
  • 11:45 PM– 12:45 PM :: Beer Tasting Lunch Hosted by Anheuser-Busch
  • 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM :: Succeeding in the 2017 Competitive Environment
  • 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM :: Microsoft Office Training by Linda Muchow, Alexandria Technical and Community College
  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM :: Cocktail Hour featuring Jim Beam Classic Cocktails
  • 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM :: Paustis Wine Company Gourmet Wine Dinner

Sunday, April 30

  • 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM :: Registration Hosted by Anheuser Busch
  • 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM :: Beverage Alcohol Training, by Gary Buysse
  • 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM :: Brunch & Vendor Showcase
  • 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM :: “Millennials: How to Work with Them & Keep Them as Customers”, by Author Bob Filipczak
  • 2:30 PM – 3:45 PM :: “You Can Hire an Employee, But You Can’t Hire a Manager By Tom Shay”, Profits Plus Solutions
  • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM :: “Achieving Digital Excellence” – Diageo
  • 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM :: Cocktails
  • 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM :: Trinchero Around the World Buffet Wine Pairing Dinner
  • 9:00 PM – 11:30 PM :: Casino Night hosted by Pabst

Monday, May, 1

  • 7:00 AM – 8:15 AM :: Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM :: “Your Customer Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” By Tom Shay, Profits Plus Solutions
  • 10:00 AM – Noon :: “Becoming a Successful Change Leader” By Maple Lake Mayor Lynn Kissock Training and Change Management Consultant
  • Noon – 1:00 PM :: Schell’s Beer & Sliders Lunch
  • 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM :: Improving Creativity by Brave New Workshop
  • 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM :: Relationship Building Hosted by MillerCoors (Trivia, Corn Hole, Scavenger Hunt)
  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM :: Cocktails
    7:00 PM – 8:30 PM :: Ste. Michelle Wine Estates 50th Anniversary Celebration
  • 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM :: Awards

Tuesday, May, 2

  • 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM :: Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM :: MMBA Annual Meeting, Elections, Awards & Industry Discussions
  • 11:00 AM :: Home

Click here for a registration form

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