Georgia Association of Convenience Stores

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    Core-Mark Open House August 29

    ​August 16, 2018

    On Wednesday, August 29 Core-Mark will host an open house at their Atlanta warehouse for existing and potential customers.


    When: August 29, 10am-3pm

    Where: Core-Mark Atlanta Warehouse 4820 North Church Lane Atlanta, GA 30339

    RSVP (encouraged, but not required): Phone: 404-792-2000 E-Mail:

    More information.

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    GACS Press Conference Recap

    ​August 14, 2018

    On Friday, August 10 GACS held a press conference at the Georgia State Capitol announcing a partnership with nonprofit In Our Backyard for their Convenience Stores Against Trafficking (CSAT) program. Speaking at the press conference were:

    Angela Holland, GACS

    Nita Belles, In Our Backyard

    State Representative Chuck Efstration (R-104)

    Director Vernon Keenan, GBI 

    Deborah Richardson, International Human Trafficking Institute

    Chairman Robb Pitts, Fulton County Board of Commissioners

    Haley Bower, Clipper Petroleum

    Mary Frances Bowley, Wellspring Living

    Cecilia Roberts, trafficking survivor

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    GACS Supports the Fight Against Human Trafficking

    ​August 10, 2018

    ​Convenience store clerks across Georgia are being trained to recognize and safely report human trafficking as a part of a program announced today. The Georgia Association of Convenience Stores (GACS) will partner with national advocacy group IN OUR BACKYARD for their Convenience Stores Against Trafficking (CSAT) program.

    “Convenience stores serve half the U.S. population every day, and as community hubs, we have the opportunity to be a part of the solution to end human trafficking by learning to recognize the red flags, especially as Atlanta will host the 2019 Super Bowl,” shared Angela Holland, president of GACS.

    Joining Holland at the morning press conference at the Capitol were State Representative Chuck Efstration, Director Vernon Keenan of Georgia Bureau of Investigations, Nita Belles, executive director and founder of IN OUR BACKYARD, Mary Frances Bowley, executive director, Wellspring Living, Matt Clements of Savannah-based Enmarket, and Haley Bower of Flowery Branch-based Clipper Petroleum.


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    GACS to Fuel Fight Against Human Trafficking

    ​August 6, 2018

    On Friday, August 10, GACS will host a press conference announcing a partnership with In Our Backyard’s Convenience Stores Against Trafficking (CSAT) program to combat human trafficking.


    August 10, 2018

    10:00 AM

    North Wing, Georgia State Capitol

    Featured Speakers

    State Representative Chuck Efstration (R-104)

    Director Vernon Keenan, GBI

    Mrs. Angela Holland, president, Georgia Association of Convenience Stores

    Ms. Nita Belles, founder and executive director, IN OUR BACKYARD

    Ms. Deborah J. Richardson, executive director, International Human Trafficking Institute

    Mr. Matt Clements, Enmarket

    Ms. Haley Bower, Clipper Petroleum

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    GEMA/HS Dispatch Magazine - June 2018

    ​July 30, 2018

    The Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) has published their latest edition of Dispatch magazine. Included are articles on hurricane preparation and the new state re-entry plan.

    Read the magazine

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