Georgia Association of Convenience Stores

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    IRS Issues Proposed Regs on Business Interest Expense Deductions

    ​December 6, 2018

    Courtesy of Moore Colson

    In April 2018, the IRS released temporary guidance on the amended limit on deductions for business interest expense for tax years beginning in 2018. Taxpayers were allowed to rely on that guidance while waiting for regulations. The IRS has now published proposed regulations that taxpayers can rely on until final regs are released. The proposed regs significantly expand on the temporary guidance. They include, among other notable provisions, a broader definition of interest than businesses have applied in the past.

    Read more.

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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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    Parker’s CEO Greg Parker Makes Landmark $5 Million Gift to Georgia Southern University’s College of

    ​November 23, 2018

    Parker’s CEO Greg Parker recently made a $5 million gift to the Georgia Southern University Foundation, Inc. – the single largest gift in University history – to support the College of Business. On Nov. 13, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved the naming of the Parker College of Business at Georgia Southern University, with campuses in Statesboro, Ga.; Savannah, Ga.; and Hinesville, Ga.

    Read the press release.

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    McDonald Oil Raised over $40,000 for MDA

    ​November 21, 2018

    At the 13th Annual McDonald Oil/Summit Stores Golf Classic raised more than $40,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

    The money raised helps provide services to patients with muscle diseases. It helps provide a summer camp for children ages 8-17, it supports MDA’s worldwide research program and national network of 150 medical care centers, including the MDA Care Centers at Emory and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in Atlanta, GA.

    Read the full press release.

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    GACS Announces New Partnership with Bridgital Advertising & Design

    ​November 20, 2018

    The Georgia Association of Convenience Stores (GACS) announces it will partner with Bridgital, an advertising and design company.  Bridgital will handle all publishing for GACS, including the quarterly magazine, GACSToday and the annual GACS Membership Directory, as well as advertising sales.

    “Bridgital will be a great asset to the GACS team,” Angela Holland, GACS President, said when making the partnership announcement. “We have worked with one of the founders, David Skinner, for years; our ongoing relationship makes the transition seamless for our members.”

    Association members who advertise in GACS publications will not see a rate increase in 2019 as a result of the new partnership. The new GACS Media Kit will be available in early November.

    Bridgital is an advertising and design company whose clients have included Home Depot, Target, Hanes, CitiBank, and Mercer and West Georgia Universities.  David Skinner and Jann Marthaler formed the company in 2005.

    GACS Contact:


    Magazine Information, Archives: 

    Phone: 770.736.9723

    Bridgital Advertising & Design Contact:


    GACSToday Advertising: Jann Marthaler; 770.289.3646;

    GACSToday Publishing: David Skinner; 404-840-7450;

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