Georgia Association of Convenience Stores

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    Gubernatorial Forum Recap

    ​April 19, 2018

    On April 17, GACS, NFIB, GFIA, and GRMCA hosted a forum with six candidates for governor.

    Stacey Abrams, Casey Cagle, Stacey Evans, Hunter Hill, and Clay Tippins spoke one-on-one with Jim Galloway, a political writer for the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Brian Kemp could not attend, but addressed the audience via video. Discussion points included taxes, transportation, and workers’ compensation.

    Read more and watch closing remarks for each candidate (courtesy of NFIB).

    View photos.

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    Get Ready to Tee It Up

    ​April 29, 2018

    Prepare to tee it up at the GACSPAC Annual Golf Tournament on April 26. GACSPAC funds are solely used to support state legislators who support the convenience store industry. With elections for a new Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Commissioner of Insurance, at least three new State Senators, and at least 17 new State Representatives, it is important that we have your PAC support in creating strong relationships and seeking proactive legislation.

    Register Today. Can’t Attend - send a colleague or sponsor a hole.

    Thank you to our Sponsors!

    Aden’s Minit Market * Altria Group Distribution Company * AmeriGas * Associated Distributors * Bagwell & Spears * BIC Consumer Product * Central Industries * Circle K * Clipper Petroleum, Inc. * Coca-Cola Bottling Company United * Core Mark International * Eagle Rock Distributing Company * Eby-Brown Co * Enmark Stations * Florida Rock & Tank Lines * Friendly Express * Frito-Lay * Gate Marketing * General Mills * Geo H. Green Oil * Gilbarco * Golden Flake Snack Foods * Golden Pantry Food Stores * Guardian Fueling Technologies * H. T. Hackney Company * HFW Distributors * Home City Ice * Hunt Brothers Pizza * Jarett Heath * McLane Company * MECO * MillerCoors * Money Tree ATM * Moore Colson * Mrs. Freshley’s * Partners Risk Services South, LLC * PepsiCo Beverages * PetroSouth * Pit Stop Convenience Centers * Point to Point Environmental * R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company * RaceTrac Petroleum * Royal Cup Coffee & Tea * S&D Coffee & Tea * S&ME * Scandinavian Tobacco Group-Lane Limited * South GA Beverage * SPATCO * SRP Companies * Susie Q’s Foods * Swedish Match North America * Swisher International

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    Register Today For 2018 Gubernatorial Debate

    ​April 12, 2018

    On Tuesday, April 17, GACS is co-sponsoring a Gubernatorial Debate in conjunction with National Federation of Independent Business, Georgia Food Industry Association and Georgia Ready Mixed Concrete Association.

    Get to know the candidates, as each candidate will have one-on-one time with moderator Jim Galloway (AJC).

    Cost: None - free registration, free valet parking, free lunch, free networking.While there is no cost to register, we do require pre-registration. Register Now

    Candidates attending:

    Democrat Stacey Abrams

    Democrat Stacey Evans

    Republican Casey Cagle

    Republican Hunter Hill

    Republican Clay Tippins

    (via recording) Republican Brian Kemp

    Agenda:
    11:00 AM - Registration & Meet-n-Greet

    11:30 AM - Seating Begins (Open seating)

    11:45 AM - Pledge & Invocation

    Lunch

    12:15 PM - Welcome & Announcements

    12:30 PM - Gubernatorial Candidate Q & A

    1:55 PM - Closing Remarks

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    Join Your Peers at 2018 Golf Tournament

    ​April 2, 2018

    Hit the course with your peers while support the convenience store industry at the annual GACSPAC Golf Tournament on April 26 in Newnan, GA. Registration is at 9am with shotgun start at 11am.

    Thank you to our sponsors!

    Aden’s Minit Market * Altria Group Distribution Company * AmeriGas * BIC Consumer Product * Clipper Petroleum, Inc. * Coca-Cola Bottling Company United * Core Mark International * Eagle Rock Distributing Company * Florida Rock & Tank Lines * Friendly Express * Frito-Lay * Gate Marketing * Geo H. Green Oil * Gilbarco * Golden Pantry Food Stores * H. T. Hackney Company * Home City Ice * Hunt Brothers Pizza * McLane Company * MECO * MillerCoors * Moore Colson * Mrs. Freshley’s * Partners Risk Services South, LLC * PepsiCo Beverages* PetroSouth * Pit Stop Convenience Centers * Point to Point Environmental * R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company * S&D Coffee & Tea * S&ME * Scandinavian Tobacco Group-Lane Limited * SPATCO * Swedish Match North America * Swisher International

    Add your company’s name to the list by registering today!

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    2018 Scholarship Deadline Approaching

    ​March 15, 2018

    This year, GACS will award $26,000 to GACS members and their families. We are excited to announce the addition of 2 piggyback scholarships this year, sponsored by Circle K. 

    Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for any scholarship:

    *Must be a high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior

    *You must be an employee of a GACS member company or a dependent son or daughter of a GACS member company employee.

    *The eligible employee must have at least one year of continuous service as of January 1 of the year in which the scholarships are awarded.

    *You must be employed or have a parent/guardian that is employed at a GACS member company at the time awards are announced.

    Additional requirements may be applicable, depending on the scholarship. Eligibility details for all scholarships can be found here.

    Applications are accepted online until April 1, 2018. We encourage members to start their applications early to ensure all necessary documents are received before the deadline.

    Apply today!

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