Holiday Extravaganza - Georgia Food Industry Association

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What is The Georgia Food Industry
Association (GFIA)?
The Georgia Food Industry Association (GFIA) is an
organization that has represented the grocery industry
since 1912. The GFIA is the only Georgia association that is
solely dedicated to advocate legislative and regulatory
fairness for the food industry. GFIA works daily to limit
the adverse impacts of intrusive government regulations.
Our association is committed to promoting and
strengthening the food industry. With over 400 members
consisting of retailers, wholesalers and suppliers, the GFIA
is truly the voice of the industry.
The Georgia Food Industry Association (GFIA) is YOUR connection
to retailers and wholesalers doing business throughout Georgia. As
the only state association representing the legislative interest of
retail grocers in the state, our relationship with your customer is
critical to their business. Their active participation provides
valuable marketing opportunities for your business.
Why should a supplier join GFIA?
•Exclusive networking events with industry decision makers
•Sponsorship Opportunities / Brand Recognition / Trade Show
•Legislative Lobbying / Liaison to Government Agencies
•Advertising Opportunities / Access to the Industry Directory
What networking opportunities are
available to GFIA members?
GFIA hosts a number of events throughout the year as an avenue for you
to mix and mingle with decision makers in the industry. You won’t be
disappointed in your new contact list!
2012 GFIA Event Dates
GFIA Legislative Reception
January 24th, Atlanta, GA
Swingin’ for Scholarships
April 19th, Chateau Élan, Braselton, GA
Annual Convention
July 11th - July 15th, Orlando, FL
Fall Golf Classic
September 27th, Villa Rica, GA
GFIA Legislative Reception
Kroger Merchandiser, Mike Faulk (left) with
MillerCoors and Flowers Foods
Holiday Extravaganza
December 29th
GFIA Supplier Members Enjoy Networking with
Key Retailers in the State!
Legislative Reception
Bruce Lucia (left), President of Kroger Atlanta
and Pro-Form Group
Annual Convention
Tom Robinson (left), VP of Merchandising, Food Lion
And the Coca-Cola Refreshments Team
Holiday Extravaganza
GFIA Chairman Horace Hamilton (center),
VP of Merchandising, The Kroger Co.
and Mayfield Dairy Farms
Fall Golf Tournament
Verlin Reece (left), President of Quality Foods,
Sherwood Foods and SUPERVALU
Holiday Extravaganza
Joe DiBenedetto (left), VP of Publix- Atlanta Div.
and Pepsi Beverages Company
What sponsorship opportunities are
available through GFIA?
Looking for ways to showcase your latest product and gain brand
recognition? GFIA has numerous sponsorship opportunities for your
company to take advantage of!
What Sponsorships
Are Available?
Fall Golf
Spring Golf
Holiday Extravaganza
Convention
GFIA Sponsorship Examples
Top Left- Annual Convention
Bottom Left- Snack Shack, Convention
Top Right- Holiday Extravaganza
Bottom Right- Golf Hole Sponsor
Need Product / Brand Recognition??
Participate in GFIA’s Annual Tradeshow,
held during the annual Convention!
What is the Georgia Food Industry Education
Foundation?
The Georgia Food Industry Association
Education Foundation (GFIEF) is a charitable
corporation provided for and funded by GFIA
member companies to provide scholarships to
deserving students. Since its inception in 1995,
the Foundation has awarded over a million dollars
in scholarship funding.
GFIEF also funds many educational and training
programs for the food industry. As a branch of the
Georgia Food
Industry Association,
the
Foundation benefits students of retailers,
wholesalers and suppliers doing business in the
state of Georgia.
Scholarship Opportunities
The Georgia Food Industry Education Foundation gives students of the food
industry the opportunity to gain funding for higher education! Any student
that works in the industry or is the child of full time employee of a GFIA
member company are eligible to apply. With over 100 scholarships totaling
more than $100,000 in available funding, this is a member perk you don’t want
to miss!
As a member of GFIA, your company also has the opportunity to fund a
scholarship. If you would like to guarantee a scholarship winner from your
company, you can fund a “Piggyback” award, in which your employees will be
the only ones eligible. If you would like to gain company recognition and
“Sponsor” an award, you can do so by funding an award for your
retail/wholesale customers.
Fund a Scholarship for as little as $500!!
Eat at Home Georgia
Eat at Home Georgia is a program that was created to encourage and
educate consumers on how to:
Shop Smart. Save Big. Live Well.
Eat at Home Georgia is a program that benefits the entire food industry while
stimulating the local economy. The program encourages consumers to shop at
local grocery stores & enjoy meals at home. The website also benefits the
supplier community by providing cost-effective means to advertise and gain
recognition for new products.
Website Features
Savvy Savings
Healthy Recipes
Food Safety
Recalls
SPONSORSHIPS ALSO AVAILABLE!!
www.eatathomegeorgia.com
New Products
Advertising Opportunities
The Georgia Food Industry Association provides members with a
fantastic avenue to advertise throughout the year. Our publications,
the ExpressLine newsletter and our directory, The Georgia Food
Connection, are a great way to reach your target audience. With
distribution to every major retailer in the state, you won’t be
disappointed with the recognition and coverage you will receive
through our budget friendly marketing opportunities!
Who do I contact?
Legislative / Regulatory Issues
Kathy Kuzava
President
[email protected]
Membership / Communications
Mallie McCord
Membership / Communications Director
[email protected]
Accounts Payable / Accounts Receivable
Kim Peterson
Accounting Manager
[email protected]
Legislative / Scholarship Program
Jacqueline Newman
Government Affairs Manager
Education Foundation Director
[email protected]
Events / Sponsorships / Advertising
Michelle Boyer
Director of Meetings and Events
[email protected]
Office Contact Information
1260 Winchester Pkwy., Suite 110
Smyrna, GA 30080
www.gfia.org
(p) 770.438.7744 (f) 770.438.7761

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