Spring Conference – May 6, 2012

The 2012 MLBA Spring Conference is Sunday May 6th at Cragun’s
Click here for a registration: Spring_Conf_Signup.
Vendors, please call MLBA at 651-772-0910.

  • Golf the Legacy Courses at Reduced Rates 8am – 3:00pm
    Play Cragun’s award winning courses for a reduced rate of just $55.
  • Registration Begins at 2pm in the lobby (Rooms are not guaranteed until 4pm, but most are available before then.)
  • Alcohol Server Training 3pm – 4:30pm Serving Alcohol Legally Effectively and Safely alcohol awareness course is free to all conference attendees.
  • Informative Seminars 3pm – 4pm
    ON-SALE Seminar: Point of Sale Mobility in Restaurants  – Have you ever felt uncomfortable leaving your restaurant because you could not continue to manage and control your business in Real Time? With the capabilities of Aloha Pulse you can view every aspect of what is happening in your business exactly when it happens no matter where in the world you are.  With the features of uCheck, your customers can view their bill right on their smart phone to see what’s been ordered, order another round of drinks, page their server, and share their experience on a number of social media sites. Please stop by our presentation to learn about the power and capabilities of mobility in your restaurant or bar. Presented by Foremost Business Systems, Jason Johnson.OFF-SALE Seminar: The internet is a powerful tool, is your beer/wine/liquor store using it to your advantage?  RITE’s POS systems have the power of the internet built in. RITE works with mom and pop stores to some of the largest liquor retailers in the country, allowing them to harness the power of the internet for their business.  We have tools that allow you to download invoices over the internet from your suppliers (no more hand keying), connect you’re POS system to your website, allow you access to your stores sales information from your mobile phone, and more.  Please stop by our presentation to learn more.
  • Meet & Greet 4pm – 6pm with wine, spirits, and beer vendors along with several other vendors like point of sale, insurance, ice, energy drinks and drink mixes. All vendors will be located  around Cragun’s huge indoor pool area. Appetizers will be served. See list of vendors below.
  • Dinner  6pm – 7pm A fabulous sit down dinner will be served in Cragun’s dining room overlooking beautiful Gull Lake. Sponsored by Illinois Casualty Company with wine provided by Vinocopia.
  • Live Comedy Show 7pm featuring comedians from the Scott Hansen Comedy Gallery  Nationally know comedians have been entertaining MLBA members for over ten years. Past entertainers have included Scott Hansen, Jeff Gerbino, Dave Mordahl, Jeff Bergs, Fancy Ray McClooney,  and Dwight York.
  • Live Music  Featuring The Ashley Buchart Band from 8pm – Midnight.
  • MLBA Children’s Fund Spring Raffle Drawing at 9:00pm If you would like to buy a $20 ticket or help sell tickets call Colin at 651-289-5603 or email mlbacf@mlba.com.
  • Monday Breakfast 9am – 11am Sponsored by Cornell Insurance Services MLBA Basic Life Plan – Includes guest speaker David Cornell of CIS, Inc. with an “Update on Health Care Reform and it’s Effect on MLBA Members” at approximately 10am.

All this for just $140 per person single occupancy. or $99 per person double occupacy.

List of Vendors as of April 13th (More to Come!!)

  • 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Arctic Glacier Ice
  • ATM Network
  • August Schell Brewing
  • Brown-Forman
  • Cold Spring Brewing
  • Cornell Insurance Services
  • Crosby Lake Spirits
  • Diageo
  • Dynamic Products Midwest
  • Foremost Business Systems
  • HSC Brokers
  • Illinois Casualty Company
  • Innovative Marketing Consultants
  • KLB Insurance
  • Luxco Spirited Brands
  • Mike’s Hard Lemonade
  • MillerCoors
  • Pabst Brewing
  • Prestige Wine Group
  • Reco Store Equipment
  • R.I.T.E.
  • Shamrock Group / Ace Ice
  • Southern Wine & Spirits
  • Summit Brewing
  • Vinocopia


Photos from the 2011 MLBA Spring Conference at Craguns

Click here for a registration 2012: Spring_Conf_Signup.
Vendors, please call MLBA at 651-772-0910.