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Students are learning what it takes to “Step Up”

Students are learning what it takes to “Step Up”

On January 27, 2013, a total 26 students from ISU, IWU, Lincoln College-Normal and Heartland Community College underwent the Step UP! Bystander Intervention Facilitator training. The trainers represented three of the four schools. A small grant was received from MidAmerica College Health Association to assist with costs associated with the… [Read the Rest]


BN Parents Strengthens Partnership with Schools

BN Parents Strengthens Partnership with Schools

BN Parents continues to strengthen partnerships with District 87, Unit 5 and Central Catholic High School. Since the beginning of the school year, these partnerships have allowed key access to high school parents, the population being targeted with messages addressing concerns related to underage drinking and encouraging parents to talk… [Read the Rest]


Making a Difference in Our Community

Making a Difference in Our Community

The new report, Making a Difference in Our Community, details concerns regarding the alcohol environment in Bloomington-Normal, programming in place to address the issues, and a call-out to the community for support.  The  take-away message?  Take a look at how you can make a difference and join our team of… [Read the Rest]


The Future of STEPS

The Future of STEPS

We are pleased to announce the STEPS (Safety Training to Encourage Profitable Service) course will now be offered by Heartland Community College (HCC). This is excellent news for alcohol retailers, managers, servers, and restaurant or bar owners as it will ensure there is always a class available to meet your… [Read the Rest]


Free STEPS Training at HCC August 8

Free STEPS Training at HCC August 8

Owners and managers of area businesses that sell alcoholic beverages can learn how to detect a fake ID, determine when to refuse service to an intoxicated patron, and avoid serious lawsuits by attending a safety training program at Heartland Community College. The Beverage Alcohol Seller/Server Education & Training (BASSET) program… [Read the Rest]


Parents: The New Audience

Parents: The New Audience

Parents: The New Audience  The teen years present some of our greatest parenting challenges. As our children become more independent, they face temptations and dangers that can affect their health and safety, like alcohol and other drugs. For this reason, the BNCCC is reaching out to parents with a new… [Read the Rest]


STEPS (Safety Training to Encourage Profitable Service) Training Scheduled

STEPS (Safety Training to Encourage Profitable Service) Training Scheduled

A STEPS (Safety Training to Encourage Profitable Service) class has been scheduled for April 21, 2012. Please contact Liz Hamilton at 309-451-7816 or emhamilton@chestnut.org for registration and training details.


STEPS training scheduled

STEPS training scheduled

A STEPS (Safety Training to Encourage Profitable Service) class has been scheduled for February 26, 2011. Download the brochure for course information and registration


Living Well Together

Living Well Together

Living Well Together: A Guide for Students In Our Community The BNCCC is committed to the development of students as individuals and as members of the greater Bloomington-Normal community. To promote these ideas, the BNCCC created the Bloomington and Normal Community Standards for Social Hosts guide. It was created as a resource for students to codify… [Read the Rest]


Underage Youth Assisting with Alcohol Law Compliance

Underage Youth Assisting with Alcohol Law Compliance

Underage Youth Assisting with Alcohol Law Compliance The activity of selling to minors is one that happens in many communities and ours is not the exception. One of the most effective methods to reduce sales to minors is compliance checks. What is a Compliance Check? A compliance check is an enforcement based tool that is… [Read the Rest]