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TIPS Trainers

The Academy of Bartending - www.theacademyofbartending.com
Our course content includes over 200 drink and shooter recipes, the latest trends in party drinks and shooters as well as trends in night clubs, restaurants, catered affairs, and private parties, a history of liquors, beer, and wine, state laws, and TIPS certification. In addition, we supply bartenders for parties, weddings, company/corporate functions, catered affairs, banquets, etc, sell bartending supplies, and work with restaurants to help find full-time and part-time employment.

Arizona Business Council for Alcohol Education - www.bcae.com
In 1985, leaders of key hospitality industry associations recognized the need for a more directed and professional means of instructing retailers about the state's liquor laws and promoting the responsible sale and service of alcoholic beverages to the public. Thus was formed the non-profit organization known today as the Arizona Business Council for Alcohol Education (ABC), which continues into the 21st century as one of the nation's leaders in liquor law training. Since it was established, ABC has maintained an unblemished record for professionalism, has trained well over 200,000 servers, managers and owners across the state, and is endorsed by the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control (DLLC).

Cheryl Cowan - tips.cheffrankonline.com
Cheryl A. Cowan, an independent TIPS® trainer, is a twenty-year veteran of the hospitality industry, working in settings as varied as truck stops and diners, to highly-rated fine-dining establishments, to trendy night-clubs as a server, bartender and manager. Based in Woodbury, CT, she provides TIPS® Training throughout Litchfield County, as well as parts of Fairfield and New Haven counties. Check the availability of classes, sign up for a class, or get more information about TIPS® training at your establishment through her website.

John T. Windels, CSW - (800) 708-9550
In an effort to provide the hospitality industry with food and beverage safety training, Qapproved and John T. Windels, CSW, joined forces, in 2014, to promote allergy awareness and thoughtful service of alcohol. Windels, a seasoned hospitality manager, as well as a certified TIPS trainer, of 14 years, has instructed over a thousand individuals, in this program. Qapproved services the entire state of Arizona, with little resource requirements from the establishments. Our proven model has resulted in assertive trainees and confident customers.

Joshua Systems, Inc - www.joshuasystems.com
Joshua Systems assists both the restaurant and the individual by showing them how to "go one step beyond" in guest service, by teaching classes from the guest's perspective. From the time the guest drives into your parking lot until the time they exit, we show you ways to create a lifetime guest.

Paster Training, Inc. - www.pastertraining.com
Paster Training, Inc. serves the hospitality industry and is dedicated to reaching and educating food and beverage industry members worldwide when, where and how they need training, products and support. Paster Training, Inc. is a unique training resource because our trainers are highly skilled and have made food and alcohol safety training their career focus. Our trainers bring decades of real-world experience and passion to our programs. As the authority in food safety, HACCP, and responsible alcohol management training, we help food industry organizations and operations act smarter, quicker and safer. Paster Training, Inc has trained over 25,000 servers, bartenders, managers, and owners across the country and the world.

Insurance Companies

Alliance Insurance Agency - www.allinsgrp.com
Alliance Insurance Agency provides a broad range of Insurance and Financial Services for businesses and individuals. Our company was rated A+ (superior) by A.M. Best for Restaurants, Bars and Taverns. We insure more restaurants, sports bars and taverns than any other agency in Colorado.

Illinois Casualty Company - www.ilcasco.com
Specializing in Insurance Protection for the Food and Beverage Industry Since 1950.

The leading provider of liquor liability insurance in Illinois, Illinois Casualty Company also provides property, general liability, commercial umbrella liability and workers compensation insurance, all of which can be tailored to the specific needs of taverns, restaurants, package liquor stores, private clubs, banquet facilities, and more!

Serving Iowa, Illinois and Indiana, Illinois Casualty Company is exclusively endorsed by the Licensed Beverage Associations in both Illinois and Indiana as the preferred provider of insurance protection for their members.

Visit our website to learn more about us or to find an agent for a no obligation quote!

League of Minnesota Cities - www.lmnc.org
For over 20 years, Minnesota cities have relied upon the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust (LMCIT) for their property, liability, workers? compensation, and employee benefits needs. They are a member-driven organization that exists solely to meet the risk management and insurance needs of Minnesota cities. Alcohol Server Training is required for coverage. Both TIPS and CAST are approved curriculums. For more information, contact Mike Wozniak at (651) 215-4090.

Lupton & Luce Insurance - www.luptonandluce.com
Lupton & Luce, Inc. is a full-service, independent insurance agency. Since 1939, they've been protecting the value of our customers' personal and business assets in the Long Island area. As an independent agent, they do the shopping for you. They represent many different companies and therefore offer clients more options.

Philadelphia Insurance Companies - www.phly.com
Philadelphia Insurance Companies designs, markets, and underwrites Commercial Property & Casualty and Management & Professional Liability insurance products tailored for the unique exposures of niche markets, providing competitively priced policies, local service relationships, and differentiated coverage features. Our ever-expanding product line offers the most innovative coverage's for today's unique exposures. Whether your organization needs coverage for concerts, bowling alleys, camps, accountants E&O, human & social services, D&O liability or other niche coverages PHLY has you covered!

United Heartland Ins. Agencies - www.uhins.com
United Heartland Insurance has teamed up with the top rated insurance companies in the country to deliver custom tailored insurance programs for the hospitality industry. Whether you are a restaurant, winery, brewery, hotel, or catering operation, we have the right product for you at a fair price. We offer deep discounts on liquor liability for customers who are committed to keeping their employees TIPS certified. In fact, we have an in-house TIPS certified trainer that offers on site and off site training at your convenience. We are your one stop shop for all of your business insurance needs.

Sources of Funding

Chicago Community Trust Grants - www.cct.org
For more than 90 years, The Chicago Community Trust has worked hand in hand with thousands of local residents who see how good Chicago can be and who want to be part of a promising future. Their provide critical charitable resources in the arts, community and economic development, education, health and wellness, hunger and homeless alleviation, legal services, programs for youth, the elderly, people with disabilities, and to assure that basic human needs are met for all members of their community.

The Christopher D. Smithers Foundation, Inc. - www.smithersfoundation.org
For over 50 years the Christopher D. Smithers Foundation, Inc. has concentrated its efforts on educating the public that alcoholism is a respectable, treatable disease from which people can and do recover. Also, encouraging prevention programs and activities, with an emphasis on high-risk populations; and continually fighting to reduce and eliminate the stigma that is associated with the disease of alcoholism.

Department of Education - www.ed.gov/index.jhtml
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is providing nearly $38 billion this year to states and school districts, primarily through formula-based grant programs, to improve elementary and secondary schools and meet the special needs of students. ED is providing about $2.5 billion to help strengthen teaching and learning in colleges and other postsecondary institutions and over $4 billion to support rehabilitation, adult education, research and development, statistics, and assessment.

Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Models on College Campuses - www.ed.gov/programs/dvpcollege/index.html
The goals of this competition are to identify models of effective alcohol- and other drug-prevention programs at IHEs and disseminate information about these programs to other colleges and universities where similar efforts may be adopted.

Federal Business Opportunities - www.fedbizopps.gov
FedBizOpps.gov is the single government point-of-entry (GPE) for Federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. Government buyers are able to publicize their business opportunities by posting information directly to FedBizOpps via the Internet. Through one portal - FedBizOpps (FBO) - commercial vendors seeking Federal markets for their products and services can search, monitor and retrieve opportunities solicited by the entire Federal contracting community.

Firstgov.gov - www.firstgov.gov
Official U.S. government information and services about grants, money, loans, financial aid, funding, social services, etc.

Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky - www.healthyky.org
The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky seeks to address the unmet health care needs of the people of Kentucky. Their approach centers on developing and influencing health policy, to promote lasting change in the systems by which health care is provided in the Commonwealth. The health education and prevention programs focused on fitness and nutrition for children and families, youth smoking prevention, and youth substance abuse prevention.

Grants.gov - www.grants.gov
Grants.gov is THE single access point for over 1,000 grant programs offered by all Federal grant making agencies. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proud to be the managing partner for Grants.gov, an initiative that is having an unparalleled impact on the grant community. Grants.gov allows organizations to electronically find and apply for more than $400 billion in Federal grants.

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation - www.greatercincinnatifdn.org
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is the Tristate region's community foundation. We are a nonprofit organization created by and for the people of Greater Cincinnati to provide a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving. We offer a variety of giving tools to help people achieve their charitable goals - and create lasting good work in their communities.

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation - http://www.knightfoundation.org/
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation mission is to improve the quality of life in 26 US communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. Grants support six priority areas: education, community development to provide affordable, decent housing in safe, drug-free neighborhoods. The foundation will work with local advisory committees to craft customized strategies for each Knight community, based on the priority areas, and to identify appropriate nonprofit partners.

The Medina Foundation - www.medinafoundation.org
The Medina Foundation provides various types of funding including general operating support, capacity building, social enterprise and grants for start-ups, projects and programs. The Medina Foundation funds organizations serving targeted populations in innovative ways. We fund prevention, treatment and assistance programs that help people become self-reliant and realize their full potential.

The Quantum Foundation - www.quantumfnd.com
The Foundation is dedicated to advancing access to health care and education for the residents of Palm Beach County. Quantum concentrates its grant making in several areas: to assure that all Palm Beach County residents have access to quality health care at reasonable costs; to improve the quality of care and provide support for people with chronic health conditions; to promote healthy communities and life styles through educational programming.

Rockwell Collins Charitable Contributions - www.rockwellcollins.com/about/community/index.html
Rockwell Collins is known around the world for its quality, reliable aviation products. Also known the communities for the commitment and involvement in education, the arts & culture, and a variety of other organizations. Whether it's volunteering in the classroom, mentoring a disadvantaged student or donating computers, Rockwell Collins and its employees are making the communities better places to live and work. They believe the quality of life in our communities directly relates to the success of their business.

Sid W. Richardson Foundation - www.sidrichardson.org
Sid W. Richardson established the Sid W. Richardson Foundation in 1947. Although his interests reached beyond Texas and his personal contacts were worldwide, he retained his utmost concern for the people of his home state. For this reason, the Sid W. Richardson Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in Texas to help them fulfill their missions. Grants are made primarily in education, healthcare, human services, and the arts.

State and Local Government on the net - www.statelocalgov.net
The State and Local Government Internet directory provides convenient one-stop access to the websites of thousands of state agencies and city and county governments, from a state's home page or governor's site to the smallest counties or townships.

Other Resources

BeABartender.com - www.beabartender.com
BeABartender.com offers a online bartending course that enables students to receive their TIPS Certifications as well as take additional courses, including their very own Bartending 101 course. Complete with streaming drink videos, reading lessons and quizzes, BeABartender.com offers training that assists bartenders in prepping, getting behind, and cleaning up the bar.

Beer Institute - www.beerinstitute.org
Beer Institute is the trade association for the brewing industry, representing brewers, importers, and industry suppliers. Beer Institute is committed to the development of sound public policy and values of civic duty and personal responsibility.

The Century Council - - www.centurycouncil.org
The Century Council, launched in May 1991 and funded by distillers fighting drunk driving and underage drinking, is a national, independent not-for-profit organization dedicated to fighting drunk driving and underage drinking and to promoting responsible decision-making regarding beverage alcohol. Since 1991, The Council?s funding companies have invested more than $160 million in programs that fight against the misuse of their products.

Compliance Solutions - - www.compliancetracking.com
Compliance Solutions is a susidiary of HCI that provides of a variety of information services for managing regulated and certified training programs. This web-based Certification Manager tool is used by TIPS, HACCP, CAST, and other certification programs to provide personalized portals where instructors, students, employers, program providers and regulators can access and report on detailed historical training and personnel records, manage upcoming classes, provide or access self-service customer service, and disseminate information. In addition, Compliance Solutions offers eBevLaw, a unique database of regulatory issues related to the service, sale, consumption and promotion of alcohol beverages.

DISCUS - Distilled Spirits Council of the United States - - www.distilledspirits.org
The Distilled Spirits Council is a national trade association representing America?s leading distillers and nearly 80% of all distilled spirits brands sold in this country. The Council serves as the distillers? voice in federal and state capitals on legislative, policy and responsibility issues impacting the hospitality industry. Our strong commitment to responsibility is the foundation of everything we do as an organization and as an industry. The spirits industry has initiated and supported responsibility programs throughout the decades to encourage adults who choose to drink to do so responsibly and to fight all forms of alcohol abuse.

DRINKIQ.com - - www.drinkiq.com
Created buy DIAGEO, the world's leading premium drink business, DRINKiQ.com is a global resource that helps combat alcohol misuse and promote responsible drinking through the sharing of best practice tools, information and initiatives. Ultimately it will have over 20 specific country sites in 15 languages as well as a global site.

iMi - Incentive Marketing, Inc. - - www.imiagency.com
iMi is the Chain Hospitality segment leader in third-party consulting services in Building Better Beverage Business with beverage alcohol. As Marriott International's beverage agency, iMi created the industry's first supplier supported Beverage Program in 1990. Since then, iMi has continued to pioneer the development of custom Beverage Programs for other lodging, casual dining, fine dining and concession Chain Hospitality Operators. iMi?s complete Beverage Programs include operations tools, like - www.eBevLaw.com , (co-developed with Health Communications, Inc.) that provides guidance on the sales and service of beverage alcohol across all 50 states. For more information about iMi Agency, please visit - www.imiagency.com or call 770.928.1980.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. - - www.wiley.com
Founded in 1807, during the presidency of Thomas Jefferson, Wiley has been a vital source of information and understanding for generations of learners. Wiley is a global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, and medical books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and textbooks and other educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students as well as lifelong learners. Wiley publishes in a variety of formats.

NACS - National Association of Convenience Stores - - www.nacsonline.com
NACS, the association for convenience and petroleum retailing, was founded on August 14, 1961, as the National Association of Convenience Stores. An international trade association representing more than 2,200 retail and 1,800 supplier member companies, NACS is an advocate for the convenience and petroleum retailing industry by providing industry information, knowledge and connections to ensure the competitive viability of its members? businesses. The U.S. convenience store industry, with over 145,000 stores across the country, posted $569.4 billion in total sales in 2006, with $405.8 billion in motor fuels sales.

NHTSA - Impaired Driving Division - https://www.nhtsa.gov/Driving-Safety/Impaired-Driving
The Impaired Driving Division at National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) seeks to work cooperatively to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce traffic-related healthcare and economic costs resulting from impaired driving (alcohol and other drugs). NHTSA collaborates with many criminal justice and community organizations to sponsor impaired driving campaigns such as You Drink & Drive. You Lose., Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Drunk and Zero Tolerance Means Zero Chances.

National Registry of Food Safety Professionals - www.NRFSP.com
The National Registry of Food Safety Professionals develops and maintains certification examination programs in the food safety profession. National Registry is recognized internationally by the food service industry for its tests and service delivery standards and practices. The Certified Food Safety Manager examination is accredited by the American National Standards Institute under standards established by the Conference for Food Protection. That accreditation makes National Registry's exam acceptable in all states and jurisdictions that recognize those standards set by ANSI and CFP, and is an assurance of quality in the development and maintenance of the exams.

The Online Alcohol Resource Center - www.criminallawyer.com/resources/alcohol-resource-guide
At times, making the right choices about alcohol can be difficult, whether it's someone trying to change their lifestyle or heading off to school for the first time. Often, it feels like excessive drinking is impossible to avoid, but that doesn't need to be the case. There are people and communities ready to stand beside you. At CriminalLawyer.com, we are committed to providing you with the tools to make wise decisions without jeopardizing your social life!

OnSite Restaurant Consulting - www.onsiteconsulting.com
OnSite Consulting is a nationwide restaurant consulting company providing services for new, growth, redevelopment and turnaround projects. Implementing strong Restaurant Revenue Management Strategies to drive revenues, increase performance and create a turnkey and automated unit that delivers strong financial returns year after year. Our results show on the bottom line.

Responsible Bartenders of America (RBA) - www.rbanation.com
Responsible Bartenders of America, LLC (RBA) is an organization designed to offer benefits to service industry professionals who practice responsible alcohol service. RBA has teamed up with TIPS (Training for Intervention ProcedureS), the global leader in alcohol server training, so insurance carriers have the confidence to protect you, the responsible server. In addition, RBA members are eligible for many benefits, including personal liability insurance (an RBA exclusive service); health, legal, and auto coverage at affordable prices; access to a service industry-specific network; and the opportunity to share in a customized specialty drink list. Why have your own liability insurance? As a server, YOU are responsible for the individuals you serve and, potentially, for their actions. RBA is prepared to protect its members by offering individual liability insurance. This is valuable protection in the event that you are ever sued. It means that you would have the assistance of a lawyer to represent you and protect you personally against financial loss or jail time. Although bar and restaurant owners are typically required to have liability insurance, the establishment’s lawyer is primarily concerned with the establishment, not you, the server.

RunningRestaurants.com - www.RunningRestaurants.com
RunningRestaurants is a membership website that provides operational content to restaurant and bar owners, operators, and chefs. Our information covers all front of the house and back of the house subjects with 500+ articles, 20+ hours of audio/video content, interviews, Q & A sessions, downloads, and much more. The contributors and writers consist of the industries top experts in a variety of subjects including marketing, operations, people & staffing and more. We are here to help restaurants survive and thrive with the most relevant and up to date information available!

RestaurantReport.com- - www.restaurantreport.com
RestaurantReport is a free operational website for restaurant owners and operators. Operating for 12+ years RestaurantReport.com has been able to provide restaurants with the news and tools needed to maximize profits. We specialize in providing the independent restaurateur with the tips and insight on how to successfully operate restaurants. For more information from one of longest running and most respected independent restaurant publications please visit our website.

United States Indoor Sports Association - www.USIndoor.com
The United States Indoor Sports Association is dedicated to serving the interests of its core members, primarily consisting of indoor sports facilities. Members attain benefits through a variety of educational and affinity programs, publications, and affiliated business resources. Such resources run from building contractors, to flooring and dasherboard manufacturers, to scoreboards, business software, consulting, insurance and marketing services, youth programs, sports equipment, group buying programs, player cards, referee certification and much more. USIndoor?s marquee event is its annual conference and trade show, held each June. An estimated 25% of USIndoor members serve alcohol.

We Don't Serve Teens - - www.dontserveteens.gov
The We Don't Serve Teens program, developed by the Federal Trade Commission, provides parents and others with tools and information to reduce teen drinking and related harm. The program includes a website, - www.dontserveteens.gov as well as free point-of-sale and other campaign materials. Anyone concerned about teen alcohol use is welcome to use these materials.



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