Georgia Association of Convenience Stores

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    Sine Die for Jim Tudor

    ​April 3, 2015

    Yesterday marked the final day the Georgia General Assembly was in session, also known as Sine Die. It was also Jim Tudor’s last day in session. Jim has been dedicated to serving the c-store industry as GACS President for 29 years and is set to retire at the end of this year.

    Charlie Harper, editor of the Peach Pundit, shared his memories of Jim in an article:

    “Today’s Jim Tudor Day. Actually, that was a couple of weeks ago when he was honored for his years of service as a lobbyist at the Capitol. Jim is the capitol face for the association that represents Georgia’s gas stations and convenience stores. At least, that’s his official role. Jim is also the embodiment of the Southern Gentleman.”

    Read the full article.

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    Thank You to GACSPAC Golf Tournament Sponsors

    April 2, 2015

    On April 28, GACS will host its annual GACSPAC Golf Tournament at Canongate 1 in Sharpsburg, GA. Thank you to our sponsors for their support!

    Altria Group Distribution Company * AmeriGas * Anheuser-Busch, Inc. * Associated Distributors * BIC Consumer Product * Clipper Petroleum, Inc. * Clyde’s Market * Coca-Cola Refreshments USA * Core Mark International * CSP, Inc/Slush Puppie of Chattanooga * Eagle Rock Distributing Company * Eby-Brown Company * Flash Foods Stores, Inc. * Friendly Express, Inc. * Frito-Lay, Inc. * H. T. Hackney Company * HFW Distributors * Hunt Brothers Pizza * Ideal Amusements, Inc. * Jarett Heath, Inc. * Johnsonville * Jones & Frank * Mayfield Dairy Farms, Inc. * McLane Company * MECO * MillerCoors * Mrs. Freshley’s Snacks * PepsiCo Beverages Company * PetroSouth, Inc. * R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company * Royal Cup Coffee * S & D Coffee * Snyders-Lance, Inc. * Solaray LLC * SPATCO Energy Solutions (Southern Pump & Tank) * Swedish Match North America * World Pay

    Interested in adding your name to the list? Learn more and register now.


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    Education Foundation Scholarship Deadline April 1

    March 30, 2015

    The deadline to apply for the GACS Educational Foundation Scholarships is 11:59 pm on Wednesday, April 1. The Foundation awards 20 scholarships to GACS members and their families.

    Applications are accepted online only. For more information and to apply, click here.

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    House of Representatives Recognizes Jim Tudor

    ​March 19, 2015

    Yesterday, the Georgia House of Representatives recognized Jim Tudor with HR 287 for his accomplishments and years of service. For 29 years, Jim has been committed to advocating for the c-store industry as President of GACS.

    View HR 287.

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    GACS Members Lobby Congress

    March 10, 2015

    March 3-5 in Washington, DC was a very successful week thanks to the NACS Government Relations Team!  Starting early on Tuesday morning, NACS members spent the day in conference learning how currently proposed or soon to be proposed bills effect retail convenience store owners & operators.  Among the topics were tax reform, data security and menu labeling. 

    Of the 14 Georgia Representatives, your Georgia delegation was able to spend a few minutes of quality time with 12 of them!  We encourage you to join us in 2016.  It is truly our duty to represent our industry’s issues on both a state and federal level and we guarantee this will be an event you will never forget!

    View photos from the event.

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