Governor Kemp declared a State of Emergency at 3:09 PM declared for the following 12 counties - Brantley, Bryan, Camden, Charlton, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce & Wayne Counties.
August 23, 2019
Top Kevin Kirby to Join GACS After several weeks of searching for the perfect candidate - again we are a very fortunate association - we’ve found him!
We are thrilled to welcome Kevin Kirby, IOM as the new Manager, Events & Administration. He comes to us with a wealth of industry related experience. Having earned is Institute for Organization Management designation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 2013, Kevin served as Director of Member Services for the Paulding County Chamber of Commerce. Prior to that he spent nearly 20 years as the CFO of a family owned and operated business. He is a lifelong resident of Dallas, Georgia, and a graduate of Kennesaw State University
Kevin will be a great asset to our team. He has the nimbleness and skills it takes to work with members, while still orchestrating the details of this role to meet the GACS standard of excellence in meeting programming and administration. Kevin started his new role at GACS earlier this week and states, “It is an honor to join the great team at GACS to help facilitate the education and advocacy for the convenience store industry,” Kirby said. “I’m looking forward to working with all the members to ensure they get the most out of their membership.”
In the coming week, he will transition into the main contact for tradeshow exhibitors. Until then, rest assured Jennie & Kevin are working to make this transition as seamless as possible for all GACS members, exhibitors, advertisers and associates. Please welcome Kevin to the GACS Family!
July 26, 2019
The Georgia Association of Convenience Stores (GACS) earned a 2019 ASAE Power of A Summit Award for its Convenience Stores Against Trafficking (CSAT) program dedicated to eradicating human trafficking by training workers and providing tools and resources association members.
ASAE honored the program that encourages convenience stores to serve their communities by registering for CSAT, a no cost program focused on equipping convenience store employees with proper training and materials to safely recognize the signs and report human trafficking. Materials include Freedom stickers for restroom stalls, as well as an education video produced by their partner, IN OUR BACKYARD (IOB).