NBWA Announces Winners of ‘Share Your Story Contest’

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is excited to announce Kristin Jones and Cristie Tiwari of J. J. Taylor Companies, Inc., in Jupiter, Florida, as the winners of the first ever Share Your Story Contest.

Beer distribution employees who have never attended the NBWA Annual Convention & Trade Show were invited to submit written or video entries. The contest highlights many of the 130,000 men and women who make up the beer distribution industry, from truck drivers, inventory specialists and graphic artists to sales representatives, fork lift drivers and receptionists.

“Kristin and Cristie submitted a creative and compelling video in which they discuss why they love working in the beer distribution industry, what they do and how J.J. Taylor provides value to the community,” said NBWA President & CEO Craig Purser.

“The American beer distribution industry is strong because of the amazing people who work in it and the passion they have for the work they do in communities across the country,” Purser continued. “This video exemplifies why we are all proud to be a part of this great industry.”

“I’ve been working for the beer industry for about a year and I love it. The beer industry is just so fun and exciting and it’s always evolving,” said Jones, who is a supplier accounts payable clerk.

Tiwari is an accounting assistant who has been with the company for nearly four years. “I started in HR and dabbled in IT and eventually in accounting, which is another great thing about this industry. There are a variety of job opportunities,” she said.

“It’s not all just fun and beer though. J. J. Taylor and other companies do a lot for their communities,” Tiwari added.

The employees discussed J. J. Taylor’s work with the Ronald McDonald House, where a group of employees served lunch to the children and families, and their work collecting more than 1,000 toys for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Drive.

Jones also praised the company’s tuition reimbursement program, as she is considering going back to school to further her education.

Jones and Tiwari will receive a complimentary trip to NBWA’s 76th Annual Convention & Trade Show to be held September 29 – October 2 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, and they will be recognized during the General Session on Monday, September 30.

About The National Beer Wholesalers Association

The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) represents the interests of America’s 3,300 licensed, independent beer distributor operations in every state, congressional district and media market across the country. Beer distributors are committed to ensuring alcohol is provided safely and responsibly to consumers of legal drinking age through the three-tier, state-based system of alcohol regulation and distribution. To learn more about America’s beer distributors, visitwww.AmericasBeerDistributors.com. For additional updates from NBWA, follow @NBWABeeron Twitter and visit NBWA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NBWABeer.