The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) announced that Rick McAmis of Premium Beverage Sales in Springfield, Mo., is the winner of the Second Annual Share Your Story Contest for beer distribution employees. McAmis was recognized on stage during the general session of NBWA’s 77th Annual Convention taking place in New Orleans.
“Rick submitted a video where he spoke from the heart about his passion for the beer industry, his professional development at Premium Beverage Sales and his respect for the company’s role in his community,” Spicer said. “His video testimonial exemplifies why we are all proud to be a part of this great industry.”
The McAmis family has a history of working in the beer distribution industry – Rick McAmis’ father also worked at Premium Beverage Sales. McAmis began working for the company as a delivery man when he turned 21 and now, 27 years later, he is still with Premium Beverage Sales as the area district manager.
“The camaraderie you develop with fellow employees is unmatched by any other industry,” McAmis said. “The beer business is fun. When you get off work, you go have a beer with fellow employees and no matter how the conversation starts, it always ends talking about the beer business.”
McAmis added, “Everything my family has and everything I have ever had since I was born has been provided as a direct result of the beer industry.”
NBWA’s Second Annual Share Your Story Contest invited beer distribution employees who have never attended the NBWA Annual Convention to submit a video entry for a chance to win a trip to NBWA’s 77th Annual Convention in New Orleans. The contest was launched to highlight many of the 130,000 men and women who make up the beer distribution industry – from truck drivers to inventory specialists, graphic artists and sales representatives.
Distribution employees were asked to submit a video explaining the work they do, why they love working in the beer distribution industry and their company’s role in their community.
“The American beer distribution industry is strong because of the amazing people who work in it and the passion they have for the work they do in communities across the country,” NBWA Sr. Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs Rebecca Spicer said.