Bill Spann

IPCPR Hires Mark Pursell as CEO

Multiple sources confirmed to halfwheel that Mark Pursell has been hired as the next chief executive officer of the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailer’s Association…

IPCPR Continues Search for CEO

More than six months after the announcement that Bill Spann would be leaving his role as CEO of the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers…

Weekly News (September 23, 2013)

Editor’s Note: This past week saw Inter-tabac, the European trade show. I would rank it as the third most important show of the calendar year…

Press Release: IPCPR CEO Bill Spann Resigns

September 19, 2013 (Columbus, GA.) — Citing a two-plus year separation from his family and the opportunity for employment in his new home town of…

IPCPR Restructuring to Better Address Legislative Efforts

The International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association is about to embark on a bit of restructuring as they seek to better address their legislative…

IPCPR Cancels Proposed Consumer Day, Raises Dues

In a letter sent out to its members this morning, the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association announced the proposed consumer day for the…

Press Release: Missouri Small Businesses Fear Tobacco Tax Hike

October 26, 2012 (Jefferson, MO) — Proposition B, a proposed 150% tax increase on cigars and pipe tobacco is causing Missouri tobacconists concern. Politicians claim…

Press Release: Tuscaloosa City Council Seeks to Ban Private Businesses

October 4, 2012 (Tuscaloosa, AL) — The Tuscaloosa City Council will soon be discussing a moratorium to ban some businesses from opening and operating within…

Press Release: Missouri Seeks to Dramatically Hike Tobacco Tax, IPCPR Opposes

September 27, 2012 (Jefferson, MO) — Proposition B, a proposed 150% tax increase on cigars and pipe tobacco, in addition to a 760% tax increase on…

Press Release: Premium Tobacconists Oppose Omaha City Council Tax Plan

September 25, 2012 (Omaha, NE) — A recently proposed occupation tax in Omaha, Nebraska threatens to levy a 7% tax on sales of all tobacco products. The International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) strongly opposes this “specialty…

Press Release: Atlanta City Council Seeks to Ban Smoking in Public Parks

July 11, 2012 (Atlanta, GA) — The Atlanta City Council will receive an ordinance to ban smoking in Atlanta public parks as soon as next…