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Regional Meeting for the Lake Erie Shores & Islands Wine Trail

  • D & D Smith Winery 401 W Main St. Norwalk, OH 44857 (map)
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10:00 am Meet and Greet and Distribution of handouts on issues of importance and services to the industry 

  • New web site and event listings

  • Christmas trail  

  • Experiential experiment with OHLA

  • Strategic planning worksheet

10:40 am  Updates on Ohio Wine Producers legislative areas of interest

  • Farm Bureau - Township trustee concerns regarding zoning exemption regulation issues

  • Excise Tax Reform:  new Federal Tax Structure proposals to save everyone money - needs renewal

  • Music licensing update – ASCAP, BMI reform progress report -- discussion of consent decree

  • B and B wine sales legislation

  • Q and A for upcoming legislative needs and concerns

  • Who do you know sheet?

11:15   Dealing with negative social media posts  - powerpoint

11:45  Authenticity movement - Ohio grown wines -- fruit in the ground  -- Discussion with OSU

12:00 Informal lunch -- continue Authenticity discussions

1:00  Update re Ohio State's private wine label branding

1:15 Labor issue -- possible pilot project with vo-ed schools  

1:30 Ohio Division of Liquor Control  – A Q and A with our regulators 

2:45  Motorcoach issues -- building the business and controlling it

3:00 Succession planning handout

3:10    LTS Syracuse Tim Hanni financial planning -- March 19-21

           LTS MIDWEST  -- Tan Tara Resort - Feb 7-9

           WINE CONFERENCE - Preview Day -- Feb 17  plus 18-19

           LTS OHIO -- Gervasi - April -- date TBD

  $35 per person for the day includes lunch.  $30 for the second person

Earlier Event: December 1
Stuff the Stocking Wine Trail
Later Event: December 3
Yoga by Stephanie