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Welcome to the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s media room. The material on this page is developed by ABC’s Communications Division. The agency’s Communications staff (listed at right) serve as liaisons to news media and are also available for inquires from the public. We strive to respond to all requests in a timely manner, with up-to-date information.

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Virginia ABC Earns $801 Million in Gross Sales in Fiscal Year 2014

September 16, 2014 - Fiscal year 2014 marked ABC’s 16th consecutive record-setting year for sales. More >>


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Virginia ABC and Sailor Jerry Partnership Benefits Wounded Veterans for Third Year

September 19, 2014 – Third annual partnership between Virginia ABC and Sailor Jerry Program supports the Aleethia Foundation.

Alcohol and Aging Awareness Group (AAAG) Marks Healthy Aging Month with Call for Awareness of Alcohol Misuse Among Older Adults

September 17, 2014 – September is Healthy Aging Month, and the Virginia ABC is proud to facilitate the Alcohol and Aging Awareness Group (AAAG), which has been promoting a healthy lifestyle for older Virginians since its formation in 2007.

State Agencies Team Up to Provide Services, Outreach to Students; DMV and ABC Mobile Offices Partner at Virginia Colleges and Universities

September 15, 2014 – DMV and ABC are teaming up to offer services and educational information at Virginia’s colleges and universities.

Virginia ABC Opens 350th Store Tysons Corner Location Features Top-Shelf Spirits

September 11, 2014 – Virginia ABC hosted a grand opening celebration for its newest store located in the Tysons Corner area of Vienna at 8150 Leesburg Pike.

Virginia Beach ABC Store Closing for Renovation; Location to Become ABC’s Newest Premier Store

August 28, 2014 – The Virginia ABC store located in the Hilltop North Shopping Center at 1612 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, will close Sunday, Aug. 31, at 6 p.m. for remodeling. Plans call for the location to reopen in mid-November as Virginia ABC’s newest premier store.

Virginia ABC Awards Grants to 11 Organizations Across Virginia, Funds Will Support Alcohol Education and Prevention Initiatives

August 27, 2014 – Virginia ABC awards more than $81,000 in grant money to 11 organizations across the commonwealth.

ABC Awarded National Grant for Impaired Driving Initiative; Increased Operations Kick Off Now through Labor Day

August 20, 2014 –The Virginia ABC Bureau of Law Enforcement has been awarded a grant from the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association (NLLEA) to implement “Operation: Prevent Impaired Driving,” an initiative focused on reducing alcohol-related crashes in Roanoke and Virginia Beach.

Rebecca Gettings
Director of Communications

Media Contacts

Kathleen Shaw
Public Relations Manager
(804) 213-4640

Carol Mawyer
Public Relations Manager
(804) 219-2022

Jennifer Guild
Public Relations Specialist
(804) 325-8468

Valerie Hubbard
Public Relations Specialist
(804) 204-2327

General Information

(804) 213-4418


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