Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco Educates Vendors on Underage Drinking Prevention and Vendor Responsibility
September 16, 2008
WHO: Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco
WHAT: Educational Forum for Sellers and Servers of Alcohol
WHEN & WHERE:
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 3:30 p.m. at The Moon, 1105 E. Lafayette St.
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 6:30 p.m. at The Edge, S. Monroe St.
Thursday, Nov.13, 6:30 p.m. at Club Rayn, 1660 N. Monroe St.
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 5 p.m. at Baja's Beach Club, 2020 W. Pensacola St.
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, 4 p.m. at Floyd's Music Store, 666-1 W. Tennessee St.
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco will hold a free, monthly educational forum for sellers and servers of alcoholic beverages. This program is part of the Division’s three-tiered approach to combating underage drinking— education, prevention, and enforcement—and coincides with the start of school and football season.
“We believe that by educating vendors who sell or serve alcoholic beverages, together, we can combat underage drinking. Working with licensees is one of the best ways of protecting consumers,” stated Secretary Charles W. Drago.
ABT agents will review spotting false identification, conduct a discussion on reasonable sales and service of alcoholic beverages, and field questions from attendees. The program is open to all and is highly recommended for sellers or servers of alcohol and any level of employee who deals with alcohol sales. No reservations are necessary. Hospitality industry professionals and staff are encouraged to attend and to invite other industry-related personnel.
The mission of ABT is to keep alcohol and tobacco out of the hands of underage persons, to ensure that licensed establishments are in compliance with the laws and rules regulating the industry in Florida, and to collect taxes and fees related to these industries.
The Department’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. The Department licenses more than one million businesses and professionals ranging from real estate agents, veterinarians, and accountants to contractors and cosmetologists. For more information, please visit www.MyFloridaLicense.com.