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Rick Berman -
American Beverage Institute

 Richard “Rick” Berman is President of  Berman and Company, a Washington, DC-based public affairs firm specializing in research, communications, and creative advertising.

Berman has founded several leading nonprofit organizations known for their fact-based research and their aggressive communications campaigns.

A long-time consumer advocate, Rick champions individual responsibility and common sense policy. He believes that democracies require an informed public on all sides.

Berman was previously employed as Executive Vice President of Public Affairs at the Pillsbury Restaurant Group, where he was responsible for the government relations programs of all restaurant operations. He was also a labor lawyer at the United States Chamber of Commerce, the Dana Corporation, and the Bethlehem Steel Corporation.

Richard “Rick” Berman has testified on numerous occasions before committees of the various state legislatures, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. The Hill, a popular Washington, DC newspaper has named him a “Star Rainmaker” on Capitol Hill. Rick has appeared on all the major broadcast and cable television networks, and has organized national coalitions to address a wide variety of issues.

Seminar 1: 

Wisconsin’s Wage and Hour Laws: Basics and Beyond
Presented by Jim Chiolino

Labor laws can be confusing at best, especially in our industry.  You may think you know all you need to know; I guarantee you do not.  Jim Chiolino of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development will be on hand to update you and answer any questions you may have.
This presentation will focus on issues related to the payment of overtime, hours of work, wage payment requirements, minimum wage (including tip issues) and the employment of minors.  We will also discuss the employment relationship, generally: When must someone be treated as an employee and when can you use “independent contractors?”  learn what you are allowed to do and not to do concerning your employees at your business.

Jim Chiolino has worked for the Department of Workforce Development since 1991 and in the Equal Rights Division since 1993. Mid-career, Jim took a 3-year hiatus form state service and practiced in the area of Employment Law representing employers. He currently serves as Deputy Equal Rights Division Administrator and Director of the Labor Standards Bureau. Jim has a Master of Public Administration degree from UW-Milwaukee and a JD from UW-Madison.  He is author of the State Bar of Wisconsin / Pinnacle publication Wisconsin Wages and Hours Handbook, and grew up working in his parent's supper club in Northern Wisconsin.

Seminar 2: 

Taxes and Audits: What’s Changed?
Presented by Arthur Lee, CPA

As Benjamin Franklin said “…nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”  This seminar will discuss one of those certainties: taxes.  With a new federal tax bill being passed and an unprecedented number of our members getting audited, this seminar is definitely timely.
CPA Arthur Lee will discuss several topics including how the new tax law will affect your business and you as an individual.  He will also be presenting tax saving tips to attendees.  Along with new tax law implications, Arthur will also discuss audits.  Who, why and what to do if you get that visit from the Department of Revenue.  Be prepared, don’t be a victim if you should get audited.  This seminar will benefit all who attend.

Arthur Lee is a Certified Public Accountant with over twenty years of experience working closely with small and emerging businesses. He specializes in personal, corporate and partnership taxes, accounting, financial planning and payroll.   Arthur is a member of the AICPA, WICPA, WAA and the BBB.
Arthur has  been in business in Wisconsin since 2007.  Prior to that, they owned a tax and accounting franchise in Austin, TX.  In addition to Liberty Accounting, Arthur and Karen also owned two Liberty Tax offices in Round Rock, TX preparing tax returns for individuals and small businesses.  The Lees have participated in numerous civic activities including the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce.  Through their company, they support charitable causes in Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties.

For more information contact:
Tavern League of Wisconsin
2817 Fish Hatchery Rd
Fitchburg, WI 53713
Phone: (608) 270-8591
Phone: (800) 445-9221
Program Schedule subject to change.


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Location & Directions

Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport Hotel - Milwaukee  

6401 South 13th St       HOTEL IS FULL
Milwaukee, WI 53221

Host Hotel
$109 Single/Double Occupancy- Additional Person $20 - plus taxes
Credit Card will be required to guarantee your room.Cancellation of 24 hours prior to arrival with no penalty. After 24 hours the credit card will be charged for one night stay.
Cut-off is March 9, 2018
Call for reservations at 414-
764-5300 and ask for Tavern League of WI room block.
Guests can also book online using the following link:
Tavern League of Wisconsin, -Select the check-in and check-out date.  -Leave the group code TLW in the box, -Click on ‘Book’.  It will pull up the booking screen with the special group rates.

Restaurant & Bar, Pool, Free Parking

Alternate Hotel

GrandStay Hotel - (Next Door, location for General Session and Cocktail Party)
6331 S 13th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53221

Rooms $109 plus taxes
Credit Card will be required to guarantee your room. Cancellation of 24 hours prior to arrival with no penalty. After 24 hours the credit card will be charged for one night stay.
Cut-off is March 9, 2018

Call for reservations at (414) 764-1500
and ask for Tavern League of WI room block and mention the dates.
Free Starter Breakfast , Free Parking, Indoor Pool, Bar/Lounge

Comfort Suites Hotel (Across the street from Host Hotel)
6362 S. 13th Street,
Milwaukee, WI, 53154

Two queen or king rooms. All rooms have a sofa sleeper $109 plus taxes
Credit Card will be required to guarantee your room. Cancellation of 24 hours prior to arrival with no penalty. After 24 hours the credit card will be charged for one night stay.
Cut-off is March 9, 2018

Call for reservations at (414) 570-1111 and ask for Tavern League of WI room block.
Continental Breakfast, Bar/Lounge, Indoor Pool, Free Parking,
PLUS two free drink tickets in our bar to each guest that stays


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