We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to RENEW or JOIN NYSLSA for the 2023-24 Membership Year. With the support of many of our Upstate retailers, we have become a strong voice for our industry.

Please contact Administrative Director Ali Bullis at [email protected] or call 518-694-0483.

Why Join NYSLSA?

  • We advocate for you in Albany and Washington D.C. through our lobbyist Todd Vandervort from The Vandervort Group.  He has represented NYSLSA for over fifteen years and is credited for his efforts on defeating the WIGS budget threat in 2009.  He has well-established relationships in the Legislature, Governor’s office as well as the State Liquor Authority.  He also works well with all the other lobbying firms representing the three-tier system. 
  • In Washington, NYSLSA has been an active member of American Beverage Licensees (ABL) and works closely with it’s Executive Director John Bodnovich.  ABL provides NYSLSA with a strong presence on all issues affecting retailers in the nation’s capital.  ABL also provides information and resources from other states on issues of importance to NYSLSA like Wine in Grocery Stores.
  • We have enjoyed a strong working relationship with the State Liquor Authority over the years and are positioned well to establish a strong working relationship with the new Chairwoman, Lily Fan.
  • Our grassroots efforts connecting retailers to members of the Legislature and Governor has been our strength over the years.  With so many new faces in the Legislature we will continue to make those grassroots connections a priority going forward.
  • You will become a member of the American Beverage Licensees
  • Direct access to NYSLSA Board of Directors via "Ask the Board!" 
  • NYSLSA upholds good communication through open meetings with distributors and industry leaders.
  • We offer comprehensive member benefits to help support your business. 
Our Members

Membership is extended to any individuals who hold a liquor license and all NYS Wineries. We also offer an Affiliate Membership category for organizations who support the industry, but do not fall into the general membership categories. 

What can NYSLSA offer you?

NEW! NYSLSA has partnered with The Heritage Group to provide NYSLSA members with A+ Rating insurance quotes for your business. They offer commercial insurance, risk management coverage, group health insurance, and more! Learn more HERE

Membership Meetings - Meetings will be held around the state. Each meeting allows members the opportunity to network with other store owners and discuss current issues they may be facing. Each meeting will be sponsored. Each sponsor will have an opportunity to speak at the meeting regarding their product or service. 

American Beverage Licensees (ABL) - Every NYSLSA member will also become a member of the ABL. As a member of the ABL you will receive many special offers and a quarterly newsletter.

Membership ProgramsMembers will be offered special promotions and discount from our sponsors.

Social Media - NYSLSA can help you boost your business through social media posts! 

In order to best serve our membership, we have partnered with various vendors to offer discounted rates on the following programs:

  • Property and Liability Insurance
  • Workers Compensation
  • Disability
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Retirement Planning/401 K
  • ID Scanner Program
  • Sexual Harassment Training 

What is the annual cost of membership to NYSLSA?

  • $200 Flat Rate!
Interested in Joining NYSLSA?
Complete the online form to become a member


Complete the Membership Form and send back to NYSLSA via email [email protected] or by mail:

230 Washington Ave Ext Suite 101
Albany, NY 12203

Contact [email protected] or 518-694-0483 with any questions.