Georgia Association of Convenience Stores

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    2019 Financial Planning Calendar

    ​January 7, 2019

    GACS hosts 5 annual events a year - mark your calendars now and join us! Our financial planning calendar outlines registration for each event to assist with budgeting. We hope to see you soon:

    January 28 - Legislative Reception - Atlanta, GA

    April 16 - Golf Tournament - Jekyll Island, GA

    June 23-25 - Annual Convention - Amelia Island, FL

    September 12 - Southern Convenience Store and Petroleum Show - Athens, GA

    November 7 - Sporting Clay Tournament - Gay, GA

    Registration for events can be found on our Events page.

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    2018 Southern Convenience Store and Petroleum Show Rewind

    ​November 29, 2018

    Thank you to everyone who participated in our 16th annual Southern Convenience Store and Petroleum Show. The Show was held November 15 in Macon, GA and featured a Convenience Store Against Trafficking seminar and an expo floor with over 170 exhibitors.

    We hope you’ll join us next year, September 12, at The Classic Center in Athens.

    View event photos

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    Two Weeks to 2018 Southern Show

    November 1, 2018

    Have you registered to attend the Southern Convenience Store and Petroleum Show? The show is November 15 in Macon, GA and is an ideal event for retailers to see new products and services industry partners have to offer.

    We are also excited to have In Our Backyard present on their Convenience Stores Against Trafficking program. Learn the red flags of human trafficking and how your reaction can impact and save lives. Their seminar will be 8-9am on the 15th.

    Retailers (store owners/operators/employees) can register online.

    Vendors can register to exhibit by downloading our booth contract.

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    2018 Sporting Clay Tournament Rewind

    ​September 24, 2018

    Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual sporting clay tournament, held at Old Hudson Plantation.

    View photos.

    A special thank you to our sponsors:

    Aden’s Minit Market * Altria Group Distribution Company * Anheuser-Busch, Inc. * BIC Consumer Product * Circle K South Atlantic * Clipper Petroleum, Inc. * Coca-Cola Bottling Company United * Core Mark International * Eagle Rock Distributing Company * Eby-Brown Company * Enmark Stations * Friendly Gus * Frito-Lay, Inc. * Golden Pantry Food Stores * H. T. Hackney Company * Jet Food Stores of Georgia, Inc. * MECO of Atlanta, Inc. * Moore Colson * National Tobacco Company * Partners Risk Services South, LLC * PepsiCo Beverages Company * PetroSouth, Inc. * Pit Stop Convenience Centers * Point to Point Environmental * R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company * RaceTrac * Royal Cup Coffee & Tea * Scandinavian Tobacco Group-Lane Limited * Spalding Amusement * Stealth Fuels and Trucking * Stewart Distribution * Susie Q’s Foods * Swedish Match North America * Swisher International, Inc. * Variety Amusement Services, LLC * W. L. Petrey Wholesale Co., Inc.

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    COAM 101 Seminar

    ​August 30, 2018

    GACS has worked with the Georgia Amusement & Music Operators Association (GAMOA) to offer COAM education for retailers around the state. The next educational session will be offered:

    Wednesday, October 3rd

    1:00 - 3:00 PM

    4864 Harrison Road

    Macon, Georgia

    VFW Post 31206

    Registration is free for retailers until Oct 1 - then a $20 onsite registration fee is required. Only retailers will be allowed to attend. Register now - login not required - choose “continue as a guest” to complete the registration process.

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