WASHINGTON — The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), the leading voice and advocate for the U.S. spirits industry, today announced 13 companies have joined the organization as Partner Members in the first half of 2020, bringing the total number of partner member companies to 30 since the program was established summer 2019.
“We created the Partner Membership Program to further enhance our advocacy efforts while creating a means to receive important input and technical expertise from our supply chain partners on key issues facing the industry,” said Chris Swonger, president and CEO of DISCUS and Responsibility.org. “We’re proud to have these new 13 partner members, each of which are engaged in shaping tomorrow’s distilled spirits marketplace.”
The new Partner Members are:
- American Beverage Marketers
- American Distilling Institute
- Gray Robinson
- INTL FCStone
- McDermott Will & Emery
- Park Street
- Rogers Trucking Company
The DISCUS Partner Membership Program features different membership package options and is offered to persons, firms, corporations and associations engaged in the distilled spirits supply chains and related businesses. Through the Partner Membership Program, the organization provides partner members with opportunities to connect with spirits industry leaders to exchange thoughts, resources and expertise, and provide support on critical issues that impact the industry at large.
Depending on the chosen membership level, benefits include access to DISCUS expertise and analysis; interaction with spirits industry leaders and access to exclusive industry events; thought leadership and business development opportunities; signage at DISCUS events and inclusion of partner member logos on the DISCUS website; real-time state and federal issue tracking and legislative updates; and unique sponsorship opportunities not available to nonmembers.
For more information, visit www.distilledspirits.org/partner-members/.