Heads Up Lottery Agents…New Signed Agreement Required

The NYS Lottery has sent notices to all agents of a change in their regulations limiting the prizes agents can pay to under $600. Previously the regulations allowed agents to…

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A Good Time Was Had By All

We had 104 golfers tee it up at our Annual “Open for Hospitality” Golf Outing on June 3rd at Cronin’s Golf Course located in beautiful Warrensburg, New York. Playing on…

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SLA Posts Renewal Advisories

Experienced licensees know to expect the State Liquor Authority to send out a “Renewal Advisory” to your business about 90 days before your license expires. But recently some licensees have…

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Safety Group 554 Dividend Announced for 2022-2023 Policy Year

The Empire State Restaurant & Tavern Association (ESRTA) Safety Group 554 and the New York State Insurance Fund announced a 37.5 percent dividend for the policy year September 30, 2022…

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Liquor License Backlog Improving

State Liquor Authority Chair Lily Fan reported at a Board meeting this month that the Authority has made progress with the long delays in reviewing licenses, permits, and renewals. While…

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Bill Authorizing Liquor Store Purchases Advances

The Senate Investigations and Government Operations Committee approved our bill to allow restaurants and taverns to make limited purchases from liquor stores earlier this month. The bill has advanced to…

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Employer Changes Part of State Budget

The final budget also includes some items of importance to all employers in New York State: Sunsetting COVID-19 Sick Leave – the Governor proposed ending the COVID-19 Sick Leave requirements…

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New Member Referral Program

Current Empire State Restaurant & Tavern Association members can receive a $50 credit on their dues invoice for each new member they refer to the Association. If the amount of…

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