Recently, Oil Express, ran an article advising that travel companies are contacting exhibitors that participate in several Southeast tradeshows. To date, GACS is not aware of any contact with our exhibitors. Should you be contacted by a travel service to secure your hotel in Macon, that service HAS NOT been endorsed by GACS.
Please note, that while NACS does use a housing company, GACS DOES NOT utilize a travel/housing company to secure hotel rooms for the Macon area. We suggest contacting the Macon Marriott directly at 478-621-5300 or using this link to secure a hotel room adjacent to the Macon Centreplex. Otherwise, we suggest contacting any other hotels directly.
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!
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
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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