As you may have heard, a massive fire recently destroyed the TAM office. Beginning Monday, August 5th, TAM® of Nevada will be moving to our new office. Don’t worry, we aren’t going far! You can find us less than half a mile from our old office on Paradise Road, between Flamingo and Twain.
Our new address is 3993 Howard Hughes Parkway, Suite 320, Las Vegas, NV 89169.
Convenient parking is available in front of the building. There is additional parking available in the parking garage structure that is to the right of our buildings at 3883 Howard Hughes. To find our office, take the elevator to 3rd floor, and you’ll see our suite on the right side of Robert Half.
We will be returning to our regular business hours beginning Monday, August 5th. You may visit us for final exams and TAM Cards between 8:30am-5:00pm Monday through Friday and 9:00am-12:30pm Saturday.
Classroom training with our expert instructors will resume at a later date. Stay tuned for an updated classroom training schedule in the next few weeks.
The online alcohol awareness course is still available 24/7 at www.tamnevada.com.
We look forward to seeing you in person at our new office. Visit us on Facebook and Instagram to see photos of our new space!
Imagine this: you are serving beverages to customers, just like any other day. A younger couple visits your establishment and orders two pints of beer. You size them up and they seem sober and confident, but they look like they might be a little young. Think fast – what do you do? Ask to see I.D., or make the sale and send them on their way? If you chose option number two, you would have failed the test.
This past Saturday marked Reno’s Beer Crawl event, and five businesses were cited for serving minors. The Reno area’s Regional Street Enforcement Team conducts regular alcohol compliance and TAM Card checks. On Saturday, the Team sent four 18-20-year-old volunteers out to attempt alcohol purchases at 19 area businesses. This time around, five of those businesses made sales to the minors. These volunteers were given instructions to show their actual state-issued I.D. if they were asked for it, clearly identifying them as underage, according to authorities.
The penalties can be severe. In Nevada, serving alcohol to a minor and allowing a minor into a bar are misdemeanors, with a pre-designated fine of $500. Now, think about your training. Would you pass an alcohol compliance check? Here are some tips for keeping things safe and legal:
- Get your mandatory TAM® Card and alcohol awareness training. TAM® will train you on how to correctly check identification and how to spot fake, borrowed, or altered ID. Police officers may ask to see your alcohol awareness card during an alcohol compliance check, so it is important to be prepared.
- Check ID very carefully, and look for any inconsistencies. Watch for anyone who seems either nervous, or over confident. When checking the birth date of a customer, don’t rely only on the birth year alone to confirm someone is of legal drinking age. Minors may try to pull a fast one on busy or distracted workers by purchasing alcohol just a few months or weeks shy of their 21st birthdays. As evidenced by this recent operation, doing the math correctly is very important.
Every establishment needs policies to prevent alcohol sales to minors, and to protect themselves from liability, and the public from harm. Tell us in the Comments below – how else do you think service workers can help curb teen drinking?
Congratulations to Priscilla L. of Las Vegas, winner of our most recent quarterly gift card giveaway!
Have you recently finished an alcohol awareness class with TAM® of Nevada? If so, we’d like to hear from you! Here at the TAM® office, we look to our customers their feedback on our business – from start to finish. As a token of thanks for participation, we enter survey respondents into a quarterly drawing for a $25 Amazon.com gift card prize.
If you’ve recently completed your TAM® course, we invite you to access the survey and submit your response before our next drawing. Let us know your favorite part of the training, what you’ve learned, your experiences with staff, or ask us any questions you might have.
Our customer satisfaction survey is available to both online and classroom students. Thank you again for choosing TAM for your alcohol awareness training. Remember to visit us on TAM of Nevada on Facebook and keep the conversation going.