Broome County Launches Public/Private Partnership To Educate Community On Alcohol Awareness

(Binghamton, NY) -- Broome County Deputy Executive Bijoy Datta and Little Venice partner Piero Lisio today announced a public/private partnership between the Broome County STOP-DWI Program and the Binghamton Restaurant Week Association to host Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS) education and training seminar for the responsible service, sale, and consumption of alcohol. They were joined by STOP-DWI Coordinator Chris Marion and TIPS Program Representative Lindsay Finch.

TIPS is a skills-based training program that is designed to prevent intoxication, underage drinking, and drunk driving.
“This important public/private partnership will give Broome County additional resources to assist our many bars and restaurants in the sale and serving of alcohol,” said Deputy County Executive Bijoy Datta. “We are proud to partner with Binghamton Restaurant Week and the TIPS Program to bring additional educational resources to Broome County.”
“As a certified TIPS instructor, there is no better program for organizations that deal with the sale or consumption of alcohol than TIPS,” said STOP-DWI Coordinator Chris Marion. “I strongly encourage our restaurants, bars, community centers and high schools and universities to take advantage of this local training.”
TIPS offers unique programs for a variety of venues where alcohol is served, sold, or consumed and TIPS certified instructors are licenses to teach each of the programs including On-Premise, Off-Premise, Concessions, Gaming locations, Universities, and Seniors.
Wherever alcohol is sold, served, or consumed TIPS offers concrete benefits for establishments, staff and our community. Minimizing property damage caused by intoxicated patrons, discounted insurance, legal protection in liability lawsuits, increased professionalism and community protection from underage drinking are just a few of the benefits of a TIPS trained staff.
Becoming certified as a TIPS trainer offers many advantages including the flexibility to conduct training sessions where and when they are needed, with a substantial savings over online or classroom instruction. Can TIPS Program can also result in a supplemental revenue stream if training is offered to neighboring organizations.
Class information is as follows:
            DATE: January 9-10, 2013
            TIME: 8.45am to 5.00pm
            LOCATION: Little Venice Restaurant, Binghamton, NY
            COST: $499
To register for the class, students should contact Broome County STOP-DWI at 778-2056 or
For more information on the TIPS program visit
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