Alcohol Use and Teen Thinking

Alcohol Use and Teen Thinking

According to the 2012 Illinois Youth Survey, 63% of our local 12th grade students self-report they drank alcohol in the last year. To some this number might seem high. To others, it may seem low. What we all know is that alcohol use among high school students is not something new…. [Read the Rest]


STEPS (Safety Training to Encourage Profitable Service) scheduled for Summer 2013

STEPS (Safety Training to Encourage Profitable Service) scheduled for Summer 2013

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]


Talking Prom… Conversations to Have

Talking Prom… Conversations to Have

As excitement enters the air, parents and teens have so many things to consider as they prepare for the night: hair, clothes, flowers…  With all of this to think about, BN Parents wants to make sure parents remember to have conversations with their teens about alcohol and discuss ways to… [Read the Rest]


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.