WASHINGTON, DC — The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) is launching a Washington, DC educational event series aimed at providing quality in-person learning experiences for legislators, regulators, and staff. The series will kick off on September 5th with two subsequent events.
The first event, Diversity in Entrepreneurship & Small Business, will take place at the US Capitol Visitors Center as a lunch and learn on the topic of retail and manufacturer interests in the premium cigar industry. Later that evening, PCA will host the second event, Coffee & Cigars, a Q&A session with Yvette and Yvonne Rodriguez of Tres Lindas Cubanas Cigars and complete with Cuban coffee and cuisine. Both events are open to the public, are free to attend, and are intended for those in the premium tobacco industry. Registration is required and is available through the PCA Eventbrite page.
Later in September, the PCA will continue its educational series with a private film screening of Hand Rolled, featuring executive producer and owner of Tatuaje Cigars, Pete Johnson, who will also be in attendance to further discuss the film and the industry at large.
PCA plans to continue hosting monthly events at their headquarters (located near Union Station) to cover important issues facing the premium cigar industry.
“Our greatest resource as an association is our membership and one of our most effective tools is our office being located at Capitol Hill,” says Scott Pearce, Executive Director. “It is imperative that we leverage our people and our space so that we may continue to tell our story and build more meaningful relationships between PCA members and lawmakers.” You can find a regularly updated list of events on our Events Calendar, cigaraction.org or the PCA Eventbrite page. If you’re interested in having your cigars featured at an upcoming event or want to submit a proposal to present on a particular topic, please contact PCA’s Director of Federal Affairs Joshua Habursky at email@example.com.
ABOUT THE PCA
Founded in 1933 as the Retail Tobacco Dealers of America, the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) is the oldest, largest and most active trade association representing retailers of premium tobacco products and assisting their suppliers.
The PCA represents nearly 3,000 retail stores who employ 30,000+ retail workers. As the only full-service premium tobacconist organization, the PCA fights for their members against onerous, business-killing regulations and taxes, provides business-enhancing professional development, and helps strengthen business relationships through their best-in-class trade show and other B2B offerings.
Erin R Holland