May 23, 2019
IN OUR BACKYARD (IOB), a non profit organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking, was awarded a Telly Award this week for a short film it helped produce earlier this year. The film, which is titled Human Trafficking: A Lifeline, focuses on the organization’s Freedom Stickers campaign, its ensuant success and stories of victims who are helped. The award is a testament to the contributions IOB has made to combating human trafficking as well as the need to continue raising awareness about an issue that is often overlooked by the media and the public.
Stay tuned for the next edition of GACS Today, which will include an IOB Super Bowl Update—29 of the 34 children in the Missing Children Booklet have been recovered!
May 1, 2019
On April 25, 2019 GACS co-sponsored Small Business Day with the National Federation of Independent Business and Georgia Craft Brewers Guild at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. We were proud to welcome Senator David Perdue and Governor Brian Kemp, along with state legislators and members of the Georgia’s First Commission. It was a great opportunity for members to discuss industry issues with elected officials.
April 29, 2019
Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual golf tournament, April 16 at Jekyll Island Golf Club! We appreciate your support with the tournament and our first “booze toss” benefiting the Education Foundation!
Special thank you to The H.T. Hackney Co for donating food, Scott Greene, Meco of Augusta and his team for grilling, and Terry Murray, Coca-Cola for donating his grill!
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Aden’s Minit Market * Altria Group Distribution Company * Anheuser-Busch * Atlanta Petroleum Equipment Company * Bagwell & Spears, Inc. * BIC Consumer Product * Blue Bell * Central Industries Equipment * Circle K * Clipper Petroleum, Inc. * Coca-Cola Bottling Company United * Core Mark International * Eagle Rock Distributing Company * Eby-Brown Company * Enmark Stations, Inc. * Florida Rock & Tank Lines * Fresh Start Convenience * Friendly Express, Inc. * Friendly Gus * Frito-Lay, Inc. * General Mills * Golden Pantry Food Stores * Guardian Fueling Technologies * HFW Distributors * Hunt Brothers Pizza * Jet Food Stores of Georgia, Inc. * Jones Petroleum Company * McLane Company * MECO of Atlanta, Inc. * Moore Colson * Mrs. Freshley’s Snacks * National Tobacco Company * North American Money Order Company, Inc. * Old Clinton Gas * Parker Companies * Partners Risk Services South * Pepsi Beverages Company * PetroSouth, Inc. * Phoenix Research Industries * Pit Stop Convenience Centers * Point to Point Environmental * R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company * Royal Cup Coffee & Tea * S & D Coffee & Tea * Savannah Distributing * South Ga. Beverage * Spalding Amusement Company * SPATCO Energy Solutions * Sprint Foods, Inc. * SRP Companies * Susie Q’s Foods * Swedish Match North America * Swisher International, Inc. * Tash Communications * The H.T. Hackney Co. * Utz/Golden Flake Snack Foods * Variety Amusement Services, LLC