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Wisconsin Tavern League Foundation gave over $10 million to 25,000 charities in 2020

June 2, 2021

Charitable giving has long been a mainstay of American culture and trade associations have long been champions of giving back to others. The Tavern League of Wisconsin (TLW), however, is a particularly generous bunch. The association provides its members with an opportunity to help others – a chance to change the world – by giving…

Apply for Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grants through June 7

May 24, 2021

The application window for the Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grants runs through June 7. The program will award $420 million to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and is intended to support businesses who are hardest hit by the pandemic and are key to Wisconsin making a strong recovery. The program is administered…

Marklein and Vos introduce workforce recovery legislation

May 19, 2021

As the United States comes out of the pandemic, the economy has picked up steam and the hospitality industry is leading the charge to hire new workers and get back to pre-pandemic employment numbers. With over 40% of Wisconsinites vaccinated, we are beginning to see long-anticipated increases in business. The major problem facing most businesses…

TLW partners with Hogs For Heroes to purchase bike for Wisconsin Dells veteran

May 17, 2021

May 23, 2021, Marine Sergeant Rick Erickson, of Wisconsin Dells becomes the 18th Wisconsin veteran to receive a Harley-Davidson motorcycle as part of the Hogs for Heroes program. And for the first time, the Tavern League of Wisconsin has stepped up and raised funds to fully pay for the bike. Hogs For Heroes started in…

May is Tavern Month: Celebrating the social and economic impact of Wisconsin’s bars, taverns and restaurants

May 10, 2021

The Tavern League of Wisconsin (TLW), along with its 5,000 members, is proud to recognize May as National Tavern Month. The special Tavern Month designation has been an annual tradition since 1953 and provides an opportunity to create awareness about the history, charitable giving, and economic impact of the TLW and its members across the…

Apply for Restaurant Revitalization Funds beginning May 3

May 3, 2021

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that it would begin accepting applicationson Monday, May 3, 2021, at noon EDT for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. The online application will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted. As part of the American Rescue Plan, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund provides a total of $28.6 billion in direct relief funds…

Governor Evers announces $420 million in small business grants

April 25, 2021

Gov. Tony Evers has announced that the state will award up to $420 million to small businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic through the new Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grant program, a collaboration between the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the Department of Revenue (DOR). The effort, funded by the American Rescue Plan…

Federal and State Assistance for Small Business is On the Way

April 25, 2021

Passage of the American Rescue Plan included the $28 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund which will help thousands of small businesses across the country survive the devastating economic impact to the hospitality industry caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Small Business Administration is currently finalizing details for the application process and we will let you know…

ABL welcomes passage of COVID-19 package

January 21, 2021

After months of protracted debate, Congress finally delivered some – emphasis on “some” – aid to local bars and taverns struggling to keep their doors open ten months into the coronavirus pandemic with the passage of a long-overdue COVID-19 relief package at the end of December 2020. This is welcome news for Tavern League of…

American Beverage Institute (ABI) as “one of the biggest opponents of .05 legislation”

October 24, 2018

A Utah Jazz fan drinks a beer while watching a game at Legend Sports Grill in Salt Lake City last year. A new Utah law, which goes into effect Dec. 30, lowers the DUI blood alcohol threshold in the state from .08 to .05, a move that has been praised by traffic safety advocates and…


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