The two awards are named for Albert F. “Al” Kessel, Jr.
who passed away in December 2012. When he served on the MGA
Board, Al Kessel owned and operated the Flint-based Kessel Food
Market chain and he remained an active MGA member with Kessel
Enterprises LLC, which operates Save-A-Lot and Pet Supplies PLUS
locations in eastern Michigan.
Award winners will be selected from nominations received by MGA
until May 31, 2013. Anyone can nominate a deserving MGA-member
company or individual using
the online form that solicits
information about the nominee’s achievements in business,
contributions to the grocery industry, and community support.
Wholesalers and other suppliers can nominate customers,
retailers can nominate suppliers and both can nominate peers
within their own segment of the grocery industry. Don't delay;
nominations can be submitted right away.
Following the May 31 deadline, nominations will be evaluated and
winners selected by an impartial committee of MGA members.
Recognition of the award winners will take place during the
opening night dinner at the Association’s 115th Fall
Conference at Crystal Mountain Resort. For further information
contact MGA’s Mike Hamelin at 800-947-6237 ext. 20 or email
Fall Conference & Show
Sponsors and Exhibitors:
HERE for further details about the Sept. 15-17
event; exhibits are open on Monday, Sept. 16 only, sandwiched
between great networking opportunities…social, recreational, and
educational. Spouse registration is FREE and new lower room
rates mean you may want to stay an extra night!
Retailer registration opens
soon -- check back often.
Now for June 13 Michigan Grocers Golf Outing
Held for the first time at beautiful Thornapple Pointe,
Association’s 26th annual golf
outing begins with a 9:30 a.m. shotgun
June 13. The course opened
in 1997 as the first championship-style facility in Grand
Rapids. It winds along more than a mile of the
Thornapple River and features multiple elevation
wide fairways and large undulating greens. Known for its
excellent playing conditions, Thornapple Pointe also
full-color GPS yardage system that provides exact yardage to
each hole and a real-time leaderboard feature for events
like MGA’s outing.
The annual outing
is a fundraiser and an important contributor to MGA’s government
relations efforts. After expenses, all proceeds including entry
fees and sponsorships support the Association’s legislative
education and advocacy on behalf of the Michigan food industry.
The outing format is a four-person scramble and the day includes
a continental breakfast, grilled lunch at the turn, and a 19th
hole gathering with awards and prizes. A field of more than 120
golfers is expected, so MGA members and industry friends are
encouraged to sign-up early. Outing sponsors earn VIP
status for themselves and their guests. Sponsorship
opportunities are many with an option for every budget,
including packages that include complimentary golf.
For more information, download our
Entry Form or call or
Hamelin at 800.947.6237 x 20.
N. Walnut Street • Lansing, Michigan 48933-1121
Phone: 517.372.6800 or 800.947.6237