Healthy Community Coalition to host Alcohol Server and Seller Trainings
March 6, 2009
The Healthy Community Coalition, our region’s Healthy Maine Partnership, will be hosting four alcohol seller and server trainings beginning March 25 through early April. The trainings are intended for area retailers and their employees who sell liquor for consumption on- and off- premise.
The program will cover how to identify minors and visibly intoxicated persons, intervention to prevent a visibly intoxicated person from driving, false identification detection and good carding policy, and the importance of good written serving policies and the Liquor Liability Act.
“Quality training has proven to be an effective tool in preventing costly violations and may even reduce liquor liability insurance for some businesses,” according to Nicole Ditata, program coordinator for the Healthy Community Coalition. “Another added bonus is that training instills more confidence in alcohol servers.”
The first on-premise servers training, which is intended for managers, bouncers, bartenders, and wait staff will take place on Wednesday, March 25, from noon until 4 p.m. at the Herbert Grand Hotel in Kingfield. Lunch will be included. An alternate on-premise servers training will take place on Monday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to noon at LaFleurs Restaurant in Jay. Breakfast will be included.
Two off-premise seller trainings are being offered for owners, managers, and clerks. The first will take place on Wednesday, April 1, from noon to 4 p.m. at the University of Maine, North Dinning Hall B, in Farmington. Lunch will be included. An additional off-premise servers training will take place on Wednesday, April 8, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Loon Lodge in Rangeley. Breakfast will be included.
Those who successfully complete the program will be registered with the Maine Department of Public Safety, Liquor Licensing and will receive a certificate that is good for three years.
There is no fee for the training or the complimentary meal; and all who attend will be eligible for a chance to win $100 in Chamber Bucks.
For more information or to register contact Jessica Lawson at the Healthy Community Coalition at 779-2927 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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