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 June 2017

Issue Number 3
June 21, 2017

In This Issue...

  1. NALCP Calendar (Important Dates & Events Coming Up!) 
  2. Welcome to Members & Associate Members
  3. Calling all Members...Want to join our team? 
  4. Highlights & Awards
  5. NALCP Membership Video - Check us out!
  6. Website Update

Important Dates & Events Coming Up !   

We thought it would be best to plan ahead and calendar NALCP’s most critical dates and events prior to our October conference.  We understand that we all are very busy and we are about to enter summer vacations and other prior committed activities, but please take note of these key dates:

Opportunities for Associate Members to Purchase Directory Ad   

June 22 

Publish Draft Agenda

July 1

Preview of Associate Member Conference Sponsorships

July 11

Launch Sponsorships to Associate Members

July 18 

Launch Members Only Conference Attendance Scholarship   

July 18

Conference / Hotel  Registration Opens for Members

July 25

Conference / Hotel Registration  Opens for Associate Members

August 1

Directory Ads Due (for anyone that purchased Ad Space)     

August 1 

Late Conference Registration - $100

September 1

(The Members Only Conference Scholarships is a benefit for our Members, who may not have the budgeted travel funds, and it gives them the opportunity to have them attend the annual NALCP conference for the first time and meet their entire counterpart Members, as well as the Associate Members, Consultants, and Regulators.) 

 As we determine more key dates, we will notify everyone accordingly.  

Welcome to Associate Members

Since our last E-newsletter, we’d like to welcome the newest Associate Members to NALCP! 

We are excited and pleased to have you in our organization and hope that you will take away as much from this group as some of us legacy folks have. Besides the annual conference, and resourceful NALCP website, this is one of the best licensing and compliance networking organizations for the retailer businesses.

This year will be the 12th annual NALCP conference and hope to see all of you in San Diego this coming October.      

Please welcome…

Associate Members:

1.    LaBarba Permit Service/ Dallas, TX

2.    Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP/ Nashville, TN

We invite you to navigate through the NALCP website, post blogs and articles, connect with other Members and Associate Members, and help us to make this organization even better than years before.  We thank you for your participation and looking forward to a fantastic year ahead.

Calling All Members....Want to join our team? 

Do you have any interest in running for one of our open Officer positions?  Here’s what is opening up for 2018:

  1. VP of Membership
  2. VP of Communication
  3. Secretary

These positions are only available to current NALCP Members as well as the current incumbents.   However, we know there are interested incumbents that would like to continue their current Officer positions with NALCP, but we would like to be fair and open this up to everyone who would be interested.

Also note, each of these officer positions listed above will serve a two-year term (i.e. January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019).

If you are interested in any of these positions, or have any questions, please contact NALCP President, Portia Bagby, at [email protected].




As of April 1, 2017, Will Higlin has been appointed Deputy Director of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.  Higlin joined the OLCC in May 2014 as the Liquor Licensing Director, and was quickly promoted to the Senior Director of Licensing and Compliance in 2015.  Higlin oversees OLCC operations for Distilled Spirits, Marijuana, and Public Safety programs. 

Congratulations Will Higlin!  We look forward to seeing you at the NALCP Conference.    


NALCP would like to congratulate Becky Smith and Justin Nordhorn, of the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, led by Licensing Director and Enforcement Chief of the WSLCB, Rick Garza.  On June 6, 2017, Smith and Nordhorn were each presented with one of the highest honorary awards in the state of Washington; the 2017 Governor’s Award for Leadership in Management. 

Congratulations again, on your success and achievements.  


NALCP Membership Video - For Your Viewing Pleasure

If you haven’t had the chance to check out our NALCP Membership video, please click on the link below!

The video was released in June 2016 with the purpose of developing a marketing tool to recruit more Members from other industries who also maintain retail liquor licenses.  

We also wanted to commemorate NALCP’s 10th Anniversary Conference, and document the events, interview key individuals, and preserve a "flashbak" video to remind us of how we first started this organization.  

Click HERE and enjoy!  

Please don't forget to share with your friends, colleagues, clients, bosses, etc.!  Like us on Facebook too!   


Website Update

You may have noticed some changes to the NALCP website.  We have just completed our software upgrade, so we ask each of you to please take 5-10 minutes, log on, update your profile, company info, and communication preferences

As always, if you have any questions, inquiries, or concerns related to our NALCP communications, please feel free to contact me at [email protected].




Cheers Everyone! 

NALCP is a 501(c)6 organization.  Contributions or gifts made to NALCP (including membership dues) are not deductible as charitable contributions.

It's June 21st..Happy First Day of Summer!


This day recognizes summer solstice, the longest day of daylight in the northern hemisphere.


June 21st is also National Peaches 'n' Cream Day, which is a great treat to start off the summer.  Peaches 'n' Cream is a simple, traditional and delicious summertime dessert.  The Georgia peach is in season during the month of June, as are those grown in Florida, California, and South Carolina.  Make some homemade vanilla ice cream (spike it with a little something, if you like) and sweeten the deal with your peaches 'n' cream.