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TLW Opposes Craft Retail Outlet Legislation

February 23, 2022

The Tavern League of Wisconsin opposes legislation that has been drafted that will allow craft brewers, wineries and distillers to open full-service retail outlets. Under the proposal, these producers would be allowed to open and operate up to three retail outlets per each permit they own, depending on the size of their operations. The full-service…

TLW Supports Restaurant Revitalization Grants – AB 717/SB 690

February 23, 2022

The Tavern League of Wisconsin supports Assembly Bill 717 and Senate Bill 690, authored by Senator Roger Roth and Representative Robert Wittke. Assembly Bill 717 and Senate Bill 690 create a tax exemption for income received in the form of a grant from the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, which was enacted at the federal level under…

TLW Supports AB 364 – Retailer Purchases of Beer from Class A

February 23, 2022

The Tavern League of Wisconsin supports Assembly Bill 364 authored by Representative Dan Knodl. Assembly Bill 364 was introduced to assist retailers who are having a difficult time receiving product from wholesalers. Under the bill, a retailer who purchases 15 cases of beer or less in one month, or 48 liters or more of intoxicating…

Website How-To’s

February 14, 2022

Quick video tutorials to help you make the most of your TLW membership. How to Pay an Invoice From Your TLW Profile Save time and postage by paying your membership invoices and registrations online. Here’s how. How to Mange Your Autopay and Billing for TLW An easy way to setup your ACH or credit card…

Lawmakers Advocate for Transparent System for Performance Music

December 23, 2021

As anyone who has run a tavern can attest, navigating the world of music copyright laws can be a daunting task. Music can help bring value to your business, though making sure you are complying with existing laws can be difficult. Failure to do so can bring legal and financial consequences. ASCAP (American Society of…

Tavern League of Wisconsin Publishes Annual SafeRide® Survey Report

December 9, 2021

Since 1994, the Tavern League of Wisconsin (TLW) has committed to eliminating drunk driving from Wisconsin’s roadways with the operation of its SafeRide® program, which provides free rides home to patrons of TLW member establishments. The program’s success is documented in results from a recent annual SafeRide® Survey of more than 60 counties in the…

TLW supports the restriction of credit card swipe fees

November 19, 2021

The TLW is a member of a Main Street Wisconsin business coalition in support of a bill sponsored by Sen. Dan Feyen (R-Fond du Lac) and Rep. Tyler Vorpagel (R-Plymouth) to restrict swipe fees to retailers on the state tax portion of a transaction. Assembly Bill 587 and Senate Bill 572 would: Prohibit a “swipe…

Milestones and celebrations at the 2021 Fall Convention

October 28, 2021

It was beyond wonderful to see everyone at the 2021 Fall Convention and Tradeshow in Appleton last month where we had a record 891 registrants! Check out all the photos on the TLW Facebook page, capturing special moments like Pete Madland’s retirement party, the trade show and overall fun. There wasn’t a dry eye in…

Keith Kern is new President of the Tavern League of Wisconsin

October 13, 2021

The Tavern League of Wisconsin (TLW), a non-profit trade association dedicated to serving the needs of the retail beverage alcohol segment of the hospitality industry in the State of Wisconsin, announces that Keith Kern, owner of Jimmy’s Saloon in Superior, Wis., has been elected to serve the TLW as President for a two-year term. Prior…

Dane County issues new mask mandate

August 17, 2021

Public Health Madison/Dane County has just issued a new indoor mask mandate, for all individuals age 2 and over. The order takes effect Thursday, August 19, and will remain in effect through September 16. Businesses are required to develop and implement a written policy and procedure that ensures employees are provided with and wear face…


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