November/December Responsible Vendor Training Course

The Tavern League of Colorado
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Since November’s training course is in the beginning of December, we will likely have two Responsible Vendor Training’s that month to accommodate all schedules. Please see below for details on the first training course.

Friday, December 1, 2017 | 9:30AM-12:00PM
Location: Mickey’s Top Sirloin – 6950 Broadway Denver, CO 80221

Initial certification is for those that are not eligible for re-certification or who have not previously attended a Colorado sanctioned responsible vendor training course. The initial certification class lasts about two and one half hours and requires the passing of a written test at the conclusion of the class.

This training course has been approved by the Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division and meets the requirements of Colorado’s Responsible Vendor Training regulations.

Training class fee is $40.00 per person for those business who want to explore membership in the Tavern League.  Class size is limited to 30 persons with current members having first priority to attend.

Please RSVP to:

Stephanie Fransen Hicks at stephanie@thetavernleague.com
                                 or
Rob Lanphier at rblanphier@gmail.com.
 DID YOU KNOW?
 
The on-premise alcohol industry:

Employs over 190,000 people in Colorado.
Accounts for over $6.2 Billion in sales annually
 Generates over $430 Million in local and state sales tax
70% of on-premise alcohol sales are from independent local owners 

Compliance Rates for Sale to Minor Compliance Checks

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Compliance Rates for Sale to Minor Compliance Checks

We recently visited the Liquor Enforcement Division’s web site to review its “Sale to Minor Compliance check results for calendar years 2013, 2014 and 2015.  The Division’s web site allows you to review compliance check results for the entire industry, a specific category of license, or for a specific licensed business.  Historically the Colorado Liquor Industry’s rate of compliance was in the range of 80% to 85%.  In the past several years that compliance rate has improved to a rate of around 90% industry wide.  Our Tavern League members typically hold either a Tavern or Hotel and Restaurant class of liquor license.  We thought our members would like to see the compliance rates for these classes of license in comparison with the results of the Colorado liquor industry as a whole.  As you can see from the results in these charts both Tavern and Hotel and restaurant class licensees have a compliance rate is about the same as the overall industry rate of compliance.

Of special note Taverns and Restaurants improved their compliance rates in 2014 by 5.5% and 6.6% respectively.  Compliance rates industry wide dropped slightly in 2015 by about 3%. We are not sure what factors may have been involved that caused this reduction in 2015, but we would urge our members to insure that they keep their staff trained and up to date with Colorado’s liquor laws.  We would like to remind our members that we have both initial and re-certification “Responsible Vendor” training programs available for our members.  Watch our web page and email announcements about upcoming classes.

 

2013 Results

License Class A. Total # of checks failed B. Total # of checks passed C. Total # of checks conducted Rate of compliance B/C
Tavern 37 252 289 87.2%
Hotel and Restaurant 161 893 1054 84.7%
All Industry Members 425 2931 3356 87.3%

 

2014 Results

License Class A. Total # of checks failed B. Total # of checks passed C. Total # of checks conducted Rate of compliance B/C
Tavern 24 306 330 92.7%
Hotel and Restaurant 106 1113 1219 91.3%
All Industry Members 300 3263 3563 91.6%

 

2015 Results

License Class A. Total # of checks failed B. Total # of checks passed C. Total # of checks conducted Rate of compliance B/C
Tavern 33 245 278 88.1%
Hotel and Restaurant 133 1140 1273 89.6%
All Industry Members 431 3238 3668 88.3%

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Our Mission

The Tavern League of Colorado is a non-profit trade association whose mission is to provide legislative and regulatory representation for on-premise liquor licensees; educate members on issues, policies and practices which affect their businesses; and promote the positive economic and community impacts of our industry.