Dear Members of Our Vibrant Community:
March flew by with more energy and excitement than any one month in the history of ACSA. Our epic convention attracted attendees from near and far to help celebrate ACSA’s 5th Anniversary. The upbeat vibe, especially since the passage of the reduction in the FET, enveloped the Pittsburgh scene.
From the opening, to the live polling and videos capturing how FET savings are being reinvested, to The Pennsylvania Toast at the Heinz History Museum, to the stellar educational programs, to the launching of the ACSA PAC, to the packed trade show floor, to the distribution of the inaugural Annual Report, the mood was clearly optimistic for a bright future ahead. In addition, more than 75 distillers signed a letter to the 360 sponsors/cosponsors of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act in thanks for the Congressional support of our industry. That letter was hand delivered to members of Congress this past week.
The future will be determined by what we do today . For voting DSPs (regular members), your action items include voting for five members of ACSA Board of Directors [polls close at midnight on April 1st] and completing the Craft Spirits Data Project survey [PLEASE complete this study—it is the information we need to continue our battle to make the FET reduction permanent]. For ALL members of our community, make your plane reservations now to attend the Public Policy Conference, cosponsored by the Distilled Spirits Council, May 14th-16th in Washington DC.
Take advantage of our continued educational offerings. See two solid webinars that will make a difference to your distillery operations.
See what seven members of our ACSA distilling family are doing in Brooklyn this summer.
And, get some insight on label design trends and sustainability in this month’s Q&A.
Thank you for engaging with ACSA. Let’s continue to work smart and hard together. Together we will succeed.