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Flexibility in Alcohol Licensing Provides Venues with More Opportunity

Kathie Durbin

COVID-19 has proven to be yet another obstacle for venues to overcome. One of the biggest challenges is creating public health guidelines to keep patrons safe while also balancing a venue’s viability. Outdoor consumption of alcohol is now the norm. With proper training and education, there is opportunity to diversify activities that include responsible alcohol beverage consumption. This leaves us wondering: will nightlife shift to a more active “daylife” setting?

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Kathie Durbin

Director

Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services

Kathie Durbin is the Director of Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services. She manages alcohol licensing, policy, education, legislative initiatives and business compliance. A long-time board member of the Responsible Hospitality Institute, Kathie is considered an expert in the field of alcohol regulation, education and policy.