On August 3, the United States Bartenders Guild Rhode Island (USBG RI) Chapter hosted a meeting in preparation for the USBG National Leadership conference held August 23-26, 2015 in Providence. Chapter President Chris Almeida lobbied the organization’s national chapter, winning the city’s selection for the conference location.
Held at The Avery, and sponsored by Lucas Bols, the meeting focused on member involvement and planning from local chapter members in preparation for the four-day event. 160 USBG members from across the country, as well as association trade professionals, are expected to attend. “The leadership conference is going to be educational, fun, a great networking experience. It’s a perfect opportunity for us to show our state off to influential beverage professional[s] from around the country,” said Almedia.