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August 13, 2018

Local Prevention Provider and Community Partners to Host FREE Alcohol Seller/Server Trainings in WNC Next Week

Local Prevention Provider and Community Partners to Host FREE Alcohol Seller/Server Trainings in WNC Next Week
Education critical to preventing underage drinking and illegal sales, especially during tourism season.

ANDREWS, BRYSON CITY, HIGHLANDS/CASHIERS & SYLVA, NC—September 13- 14, 2017: As the fall tourism season begins in North Carolina, Mountain Projects Prevention Services Department and local partners are increasing their focus on preventing underage drinking and the sales of alcohol to intoxicated customers—both of which are high-liability issues for local businesses.

Mountain Projects Prevention Services is partnering with the Coalition for a Safe and Drug Free Cherokee County, Coalition for a Safe and Drug Free Swain County, Healthy Carolinians of Jackson County, and Mountainwise of Macon County, to provide free training for ABC permit holders in Western North Carolina. These high-liability training seminars are provided to ensure that permitted businesses in popular tourist destinations fully understand and comply with the law.

The following special trainings will be held on Wednesday and Thursday:

Wednesday, September 13
Bryson City
9:30-11:30 am

Mountain Layers Brewing Company
90 Everett Street, Bryson City



2:00 – 4:00 pm

Highlands Community Center

71 Poplar Street, Highlands

Thursday, September 14

9:30 – 11:30 am
Hoppy Trout Brewing Company
911 Main Street, Andrews

2:00 – 4:00 pm
The Sneak E Squirrel
1315 West Main Street, Sylva

Topics will include:

  • Eliminating Sales to Underage: acceptable IDs, checking IDs, fake IDs, server discretion, criminal consequences, civil liability, employee disqualification
  • Eliminating Sale to Intoxicated Persons: server discretion, criminal consequences, civil liability, employee disqualification
  • Other laws, rules, and regulations

REGISTER ONLINE: www.surveymonkey.com/r/RCHJ3K5 

“The training helps local businesses understand regulations that help to support their profitability and compliance with the law,” said Patti Tiberi, Prevention Coordinator for Mountain Projects. “We want to partner with our area businesses to prevent underage drinking and sales to intoxicated individuals. We want to be proactive in helping them to do their jobs correctly, especially when it comes to preventing underage drinking.” Tiberi also will inform the retailers about the new Mountain Strong Communication Campaign that recently started. The ultimate goal is to help keep our youth and our communities safe.


Our mission is to increase resilience in our youth, families, and communities through targeted efforts at reducing substance abuse and other risky behaviors.  We provide various prevention services including classes, presentations, alternative activities, resources, networking and more. Check us out at: www.wnctips.org

Media and Event Contact:

Patti Tiberi

Prevention Coordinator

Mountain Projects Prevention Services


828 452-1447 ext. 133

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