The Heart of Danville, working with Senator Tom Buford, has assisted the local catering market with modifying catering laws.
HB 466, which passed both the State House and Senate Wednesday, will enable Danville caterers to compete in the local market for catering jobs that include the serving of alcoholic beverages.
In a letter written last summer, the Heart of Danville asked Sen. Tom Buford to assist with revising the legislation to include local caterers who already have a license to sell distilled spirits and malt beverages under the limited restaurant sales.
"We thank Senator Buford for his help. Through his leadership, we are giving the community a choice on whether they select a local caterer or an out of town caterer when planning events. It never made sense that Danvillians were forced to go out of town for a caterer because of an anomaly in the ABC laws. Our involvement in this project started because we wanted to make the climate competitive for our hometown businesses," said Heart of Danville Executive Director Julie Wagner.