Selling salon customers a glass of wine or a beer might be permitted soon in Clark County. The County is considering a plan that would allow salons and barber shops to apply for an ‘ancillary drink permit’ that would allow for the sale of two servings at a time of beer or wine.
Many visitors to Nevada are looking for this service, which they are more familiar with in their hometowns. At least seven states have approved alcohol service at salons, barbershops and spas, according to the National Conference of State Legislators (Las Vegas Sun). Many business owners see the value in creating a full-service relaxing experience for their salon guests. They see the chance to add another source of revenue to their businesses, and to offer something fun and unique to their customers.
If the measure passes, what would that mean for employees who sell or serve alcohol in these salons and barbershops? In Clark County, anyone who works in a position where they serve alcoholic beverages to customers is required to take an alcohol awareness course and obtain a TAM® Card. County Commissioners will next meet on March 6th to continue discussing the proposal. If approved, you can be sure that we will be happy to provide alcohol awareness training for all of your employees.
To learn more about safe beverage service, you can take our online Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM)® course.
What do you think? Would you like to see salons and barbershops in the Las Vegas area begin offering beer and wine?
County considers beer, wine sales at hair salons – Las Vegas Sun
Good news for TAM Students in Las Vegas. Starting on Saturday, February 17th, we’re offering in-person alcohol awareness card classes every Saturday at 10:00am. Our students requested a convenient start-time on Saturdays, and we’re happy to oblige. Join us for the only instructor-led alcohol awareness class offered on Saturdays in Las Vegas. Students will be able to take their mandatory training and get their TAM Card right at the end of the class. As always, students can sign up for a class on our website, or register right at the door before class starts.
Saturday mornings aren’t convenient for you? No worries! For your convenience, we’re open six days a week, with classes and final exams to meet your busy schedule. We also offer online training, available 24/7 at the TAM of Nevada website. Stop in to pick up your TAM Card and say hello!
Summer is winding down to a close in Las Vegas. What better way to usher in the Fall than with a celebration of all things bacon and beer? As one of the fastest growing food and beverage festivals across the country, Las Vegas will host the Bacon and Beer Classic on October 14. With dozens of bacon-based dishes, 100+ craft beers, and fun and games for all, this event promises to be a great time. Volunteers and employees will be on site at the festival to help serve and sell alcoholic beverages to festival attendees. If you’re planning to work this event, make sure you are prepared. Alcohol awareness cards are required for anyone selling or serving alcoholic beverages for any length of time, including special one-time events and festivals… and the TAM® Card is the number one choice of employers in Las Vegas.
We’re offering a special discount code for anyone who needs to get their TAM Card for the Bacon and Beer Classic Festival. Use promo code BACON17 for 10% off your alcohol awareness training and TAM Card when you register at www.tamnevada.com. Whether you prefer to complete your course online or in our classroom, we’ve got you covered.
To register for a class and get your TAM Card, visit our website today.
Discount expires: 10/31/17
Imagine this: you are serving beverages to customers, just like any other day. A younger couple visits your establishment and orders two glasses of chardonnay. 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 Wine Walk event, and twelve businesses were cited for serving minors. The Reno area’s Regional Street Enforcement Team, comprised of area police departments, 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 51 area businesses. This time around, twelve 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?