Support local firms, including package liquor stores

2013-06-19T00:00:00Z Support local firms, including package liquor stores nwitimes.com
June 19, 2013 12:00 am

National Small Business Week is June 17-21. We celebrate small businesses across the state that support our local community with taxes and local jobs.

Indiana's package liquor stores, by law, must be Hoosier-owned businesses. We employ local workers. In many cases, Indiana's package liquor stores are owned by second- and third-generation family-business men and women. They serve in their community as nonprofit volunteers and raise money for charities. They are invested in their local communities.

And because of their local investment, they have a greater commitment to not only beverage choice, but also to keeping alcohol out of the hands of those underage. Indiana's package liquor stores, by law, must employ store clerks who are at least 21, licensed and trained to serve alcohol.

Support locally owned businesses, including Indiana's package liquor stores. And remember to enjoy your favorite wine, beer or distilled spirits responsibly.

- Lori Schmitz, Godfathers Liquors, Valparaiso

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