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Responsible Vendor Program for Beer Program

We would like to provide you with the following information regarding the Responsible Vendor Program for Beer Program.

The Responsible Vendor Program for Beer in Tennessee presently is strictly voluntary FOR VENDORS THAT SELL BEER ONLY. Those vendors who sell beer and ADD the sale of wine will be required to certify their clerks through the Responsible Wine Vendor Program.

Vendors who are NOT Responsible Vendor certified face stringent civil penalties if a clerk is guilty of a sale to a minor:
• Suspension or revocation of license
• A fine of up to $2,500.00

There are advantages to having your employees Responsible Vendor certified sooner rather than later. Vendors who ARE Responsible Vendor Certified will not be subject to the stringent penalties that would otherwise apply:
• Participating vendors will not have their beer permit revoked for the initial (first) offence
• A reduced fine ($1,000.00 based on jurisdiction)

A SPIRITS Responsible Vendor trained staff will be a boon to your business and community. By certifying your clerks and employees:
• You will help assure that your business will have less lost time and money due to fines.
• An educated staff will reduce the chance that beer will be sold to a minor or intoxicated person.
• In the event that you have a infraction, the resulting fine will be less
• Your license will not be revoked.
The SPIRITS Responsible Vendor Program is cost effective. We offer classroom instruction and an on-line version is coming soon. We offer a full service class—we make it easy for you to certify your employees. We don’t just teach the class; we assist you in completing the state paperwork. Be proactive. Certify your employees today. Please contact our office at 615-890-9107 for information regarding our Responsible Vendor For Beer Classes.
Class fee: $35.00

Sincerely,

Dr. John and Mrs. Nancy Zamora, Owners and Trainers
The SPIRITS Program
615-890-9107- Office
jzamora6@bellsouth.net
www.thespiritsprogram.com



Responsible Wine Vendor Program

Please contact our office at 615-890-9107 for information regarding Responsible Wine Vendor Program.
Sincerely,

Dr. John and Mrs. Nancy Zamora, Owners and Trainers
The SPIRITS Program
615-890-9107- Office
jzamora6@bellsouth.net
www.thespiritsprogram.com
Class fee: $35.00