SOURCE: Georgia Licensed Beverage Association

January 17, 2011 07:00 ET

Former Georgia Restaurant Association Founder & CEO Establishes New Georgia Licensed Beverage Association

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - January 17, 2011) -  Former GRA Founder & CEO, Ron Wolf, has launched Georgia's newest hospitality industry trade association, the Georgia Licensed Beverage Association (GLBA). The GLBA is a non-profit trade association whose members are on-premise alcohol beverage licensees, and industry vendors throughout the State of Georgia.

"The GLBA was formed to represent the interests of the on-premise alcohol beverage operator in legislative and executive matters in connection with the sale and distribution of beer, wine and liquor, and to promote friendly relations between members of this association and allied branches of the beer, wine and liquor industries," says Wolf.

The GLBA will work to encourage and promote the responsible sale of beverage alcohol through effective communications to all appropriate constituencies, provide innovative member services, create education and training opportunities and initiate and support laws that preserve and protect the rights of responsible alcohol beverage retailers to operate legitimate and lawful businesses.

GLBA Chairman of the Board, Warren Bruno, said, "Our industry needs a strong and active group to assure a vibrant and thriving industry, where patrons can enjoy their favorite food & beverages with friends without onerous government involvement. The GLBA will be our voice to help keep our industry strong as the responsible license beverage holders." A prominent Atlanta restaurateur, Bruno is perhaps best known as the founder of one of Atlanta's oldest eateries -- Atkins Park. Bruno is also founder of one of West Atlanta's newest and most talked about new restaurants, Ormsby's.

As the "architect" of the Georgia Restaurant Association, Wolf grew that organization from a handful of founding members, into an association representing more than 3000 members across Georgia. Wolf developed the GRA into a nationally known and well respected organization. Through his leadership, both at the helm of the GRA and in the Atlanta business community, Wolf established the GRA as a prominent political advocate for Georgia's growing restaurant industry.

"During my years at the GRA, I recognized the need for an association, similar to the GRA, but dedicated to the specific needs and challenges faced by Georgia's on-premise licensed beverage industry. Membership in the GLBA will give operators the necessary clout to make an impact on issues affecting your business and the industry," says Wolf.

Contact Information

  • For information regarding membership and sponsorship in the Georgia Licensed Beverage Association:


    Ron Wolf
    (770) 712-8832
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