Georgia Association of Convenience Stores

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    Sporting Clay Tournament 2014 Rewind

    ​GACS recently held it’s 3rd annual GACSPAC Sporting Clay Tournament at Big Red Oak Plantation in Gay, GA. Thank you to all those who participated!

    View photos.

    Thank you to our sponsors:

    Aden’s Minit Markets, Altria Group Distribution Company, Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Atlanta Beverage Company, Clipper Petroleum, Inc., Clyde’s Market, Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Core Mark International, Eagle Rock Distributing Company, Easy CO2, Eby-Brown Company, Frito-Lay, Inc., Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Golden Pantry Food Stores, H. T. Hackney Company, HFW Distributors, Ideal Amusements, Inc., Information on Demand, Inc., Jones Petroleum Company, Kellogg’s Company, Kill Cliff, LLC, McLane Company, MECO of Atlanta, Inc., MillerCoors, PepsiCo Beverages Company, Petroleum Services Group, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc., Royal Cup Coffee, S&ME, Inc., Snyders-Lance, Inc., Stewart Distribution, Swedish Match North America, and Valero Marketing and Supply

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    Need new lighting, refrigeration or HVAC in your store?

    GACS can help provide retailers that qualify up to $10,000 per location. 

    In 2010, GACS received grand funds provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 in cooperation with the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority.  Those funds were quickly distributed to more than 25 locations across the state.  Owners applied for and were eligible to receive funds to upgrade antiquated lighting, refrigeration and HVAC units.

    Over a period of less than 5 years, a portion of the retrofit savings must be paid back to the fund.  Therefore, over the course of the past 4 years, the fund has replenished.  As of today (9/22/14), there is roughly $200,000 available.  That’s enough funds to update 20 more GACS member stores!

    These funds will only be available to GACS members who complete the application, qualify and get approved. Once approved, you must follow the application instructions in order to receive the rebate.  Recently Matt McGhee, Neighbors Express, applied for and received a rebate to improve the energy efficiency, lighting and appearance of three of his Georgia locations.  According to McGhee, “this grant made it possible for me, a small operator, to decrease my electric bill & increase our foot traffic by installing better lighting & refrigeration.  Outlaw did a great job of helping me implement the whole process.  I would encourage anyone in need of new more efficient lighting & equipment to apply for the grant.  It is a great program for GACS members.”

    Still concerned as to whether or not it is worth it to apply?  Check out this Atlanta Case Study of 3 locations.  Does your usage compare?  While funds are still available, apply now and Outlaw Consulting can help answer the rest of your questions. 

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    Tangible Property Regulations

    What You Need To Know About Tangible Property Regulations:

    • Significant Benefits for C-Store Owners

    • Time Sensitive Action Required

    • Consult your tax advisor to make sure they are well-versed in these new regulations

    ​Written by GACS member Moore Colson & Co.


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    Welcome New Members

    GACS is excited to welcome the following new members. We look forward to their involvement.

    Antique Coffee Service, Scott Unter

    Copa Di Vino, Jaime Guisto

    Jumbo Foods, Roger Phillips

    Kerry Americas, Sean Hidalgo

    Mr. Nice Guy, Maya LaHue

    Never Hungover, Liza Lank

    RTT Digital Signage, Andrew Mariathasan

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    GACSPAC Silent Auction

    ​Thank you to all those who donated to the GACSPAC silent auction. We had a wonderful and diverse group of items that were auctioned during our annual convention. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to exceed our fundraising goal!

    Thank you to our donors!

    Acosta Sales & Marketing Company, Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Associated Distributors, Atlanta Beverage Company, Big Red Oak Plantation, Blue Bell Creameries, Canongate CBE, Inc., Clipper Petroleum, Inc., Clyde’s Market, Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Core Mark International, Eagle Rock Distributing Company, Easy CO2, Eby-Brown Company, Federal Heath Sign Company, Frito-Lay, Inc., Gateway Printing, Georgia Lottery Corporation, Georgia Power Company - Lighting Services, Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Golden Pantry Food Stores, H. T. Hackney Company, Hammock Beach Resort, HFW Distributors, Hilton Head Marriott, Hilton Sandestin Beach, Ideal Amusements, Inc, Kellogg’s Company, Kroger Company, McLane Company, MECO of Atlanta, Inc., MillerCoors, National Tobacco Company, Oberto, Omni Hotels, PepsiCo Beverages Company, Royal Cup Coffee, S & D Coffee, Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa, Snyders-Lance, Inc., Swisher International, Inc., The Lodge at Callaway Gardens, The Westin Hilton Head, Triple E-Cig

    Congratulations to our winners!

    Bill Jesperger, Bill Whatley, Bo Bebeau, Bobby Jackson, Brian Griffith, Chesley Pye, Chris Fortson, Chuck Brooks, Cindy Skinner, Clint Hancock, David Cason, David Dill, Debbie Phillips, Dwayne Rogers, Ed Hong, Glen Thomas, Greg Woolard, Jeff Blalock, Jill Peabody, Jim Tudor, Jimmy Cain, Johnny Hardin, Josh Smith, Karen Price, Katherine Palmer, Ken Breen, Kevin Johnson, Lori Burnam, Lynn Cleveland, Mark Bommelje, Mark Davis, Marla Currie, Natalie Jones, Neal Anderson, Patrick Parker, Peyton Jones, Rhonda Bass, Richie D’Aquino, Roy Allen, Sheila Humberstone, Steve Bell, Steve Jones, Tony Clanton, Tony Gregory, Wade Batten, Wayne Barnes

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