February 3, 2015
If you missed GACS’ Legislative Reception & Day on the Hill, you missed a very impactful & big event!
This year, GACS hosted nearly 20 retailer and supplier members at the Capitol during the morning hours before the legislative reception. Each member took time to introduce themselves to their elected officials and invite them to the reception. Those of us who spoke to officials that were not able to be at the reception, we able to ask for them to keep our industry and the jobs we provide in mind as they vote for or against legislation this year.
After lunch, we had the privilege to sit in on the House Regulated Industries Committee Meeting as well as the House Ways & Means Committee Meeting. Both were organizational meetings, but gave us insight as to where events take place on the Capitol Grounds & how our lobbyist spend their days on the hill.
We encourage ALL members to join us for a full day next year!
February 2, 2015
GACS would like to thank Commissioner Black and his team for their efforts in keeping Georgia consumers safe. In order to provide members with information quickly, we are adding a product recall section to the website that will include both state and federal recall information. View the recall page.
January 1, 2015
We are pleased to announce that the GACS Educational Foundation is now accepting applications for the upcoming academic year. Once again, the Foundation will be awarding more than 20 scholarships to GACS members and their families. Please note that the application period closes on April 1, 2015. Click here for more information and to apply online.
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