Tallahassee Concerned Vendors Holds Free Underage Drinking Prevention and Vendor Responsibility Training
September 1, 2009
WHO: Tallahassee Concerned Vendors, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, Tallahassee Police Department, Leon County Sheriff’s Office, Tallahassee Fire Department, FSU Police, FAMU Police, and FSU Student Affairs
WHAT: 3rd Annual Educational Outreach Forum for Sellers and Servers of Alcohol
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, 2-5 p.m.
- 2-3:30 p.m.: Law Enforcement and Community Forum
- 3-5 p.m.: Safety, Security and Education Forum
WHERE: Floyds, 666-1 W. Tennessee St., Tallahassee, Fla. 32304-7934
Tallahassee Concerned Vendors, along with several local and state law enforcement agencies and university personnel, is holding the 3rd Annual Educational Outreach Forum for sellers and servers of alcoholic beverages. The free, educational forum is to help retailers and servers prepare for the upcoming college football season.
The forum will open with a question and answer session for retail owners, managers and key staff with Sheriff Larry Campbell (LCSO), Chief Dennis Jones (TPD), Mary Coburn, FSU VP of Student Affairs, Chief of Enforcement Ken Staab (ABT), Captain Tim McCown (TFD), Chief David Perry (FSUPD), and Chief Cavin Ross (FAMUPD).
Following the question and answer session, servers, bouncers and security staff can participate in a safety, security and education forum covering topics, such as first responder overview, safety and security, spotting false identification, and responsible sale and service of alcoholic beverages.
Hospitality industry professionals and staff are encouraged to attend this free event.
The 3rd Annual Educational Outreach Forum was coordinated by Tallahassee Concerned Vendors, an initiative formed to build better understanding among the community and businesses that serve alcohol through collaborative efforts between the food and beverage industry, law enforcement, government and the community. The goals are provided safe, hospitable places for adults to socialize by promoting, educating and heightening awareness of the responsible sale and service of alcohol.
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 MyFloridaLicense.com.