What Clients Say about The Chwat Group, Inc.
“We could not have done this by ourselves…John Chwat knows how to get things done on Capitol Hill. He’s a real pro. I highly recommend him.”
– CEO of a military foundation
“I credit your relentless creativity, high-level networking capability, and energy with eventually enabling me to see business opportunity…to revolutionize and position us for a leadership role in years to come. My compliments to your staff, whose market research and analysis were so extremely thorough and timely that their inputs provided the path to eventual success.”
- one of the largest corporations in the United States
“Your knowledge and experience have enabled us to have an effect far in excess of what we anticipated our budget would allow…and assist us in tracking legislation and obtaining legislative information has so far eliminated the need for us to hire office staff.”
- a national association with over 20,000 members
“The Chwat Group always rises to the occasion, not only providing rock solid day-to-day support on Capitol Hill, but also offering strategic guidance that has led to success.”
- a national association with over 500,000 members
“I believe your talents, ‘people to people,’ in our meetings with Congressmen on Capitol Hill are a very effective asset to those of us who are working towards enriching America’s cultural legacy.”
- a non-profit cultural foundation
John Chwat and His a Long Record of Success for Beer Wholesalers in Selected Projects over Two Decades:
Serving NBWA and It’s State Association Members in Consulting and Lobbying at the Federal Level
- Instate Military Procurement Market
The Firm Coordinated a Coalition on Alcoholic Beverage Procurement that included, NBWA, WBAE, WSWA, individual beer and wine wholesale state associations and companies, the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators, National Alcoholic Beverage Control Association and the National Licensed Beverage Association, to require military installations in all fifty states to procure beer, wine and liquor from sources within the state where the installation was located. Congress passed, and the President signed into law, a series of DoD Authorization and Appropriation bill and report language opening up a new market for wholesalers(reported at that time to be in the $210-300M range) with the military. The Coalition reached out to over 30 Governors and other elected officials.
- Exempting Texas wholesaler vehicles from Federal Rules
During the 100th Congress, the Firm coordinated an in-state Texas coalition of intrastate, not-for-hire, service and delivery trucks and vehicles to exempt their operations from Federal Motor Carrier regulations. The leader of this coalition was the Wholesale Beer Distributors of Texas(WBDT) and included state associations and companies in the utility industry, and other wholesale operations. At the time the coalition estimated the legislation would save industries impacted over $408M in compliance costs for over 343,000 trucks in the state. The Firm successfully included language in Public Law 100-690 providing for this pre-emption.
- Reviewing Internal Trade Practices of the Wine Industry
Commissioned by NBWA to undertake a very special research project in support of the direct shipment position of NBWA, the Firm undertook a selected review of wine sales to retailers, direct shipment internal winery research, interviews with owners of key retail/restaurant establishments in selected states and cities on acquisition “problems” with wine products and a wine industry insiders perspective on the issue including preferred customer lists, limiting production, case allocations to selected retailers based on profitability and promotion and the impact on “club” rebates. The Report was presented to NBWA and WBAE.
- Assisted in Identifying and Securing Academic Support for NBWA Economic Impact Study
Utilizing his experience and connections, a series of action items were undertaken Identify, prepare and support academic expertise in analyzing and updating the economic impact that beer wholesalers have on the US economy. Experts were obtained and “counseled” and materials organized that assisted NBWA in presenting a major Economic Impact Study that assisted the National and State organizations in their interaction with public and private sectors.