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Slide 1:WHO WE ARE
STATEWIDE TRADE ASSOCIATION REPRESENTING THE INDUSTRY SINCE 1898 Retailers, Suppliers and Wholesalers working together, as a united industry. Over 600 companies, representing over 6,000 store locations Measurable Benefits and Value
Slide 2:HOW YOU BENEFIT
Government Relations Industry Updates Events/Networking Career Development Scholarships WFIE Industry Exposition Member Participation
Slide 3:What Members Say
“For over 100 years California Grocers Association has been there to represent the interests of the grocery industry. I believe they understand and represent our concerns very well. The benefits our company gains from membership are worth the investment. Without CGA you are managing your business without a valuable partner.” Jerry Scolari, Scolari’s Food & Drug Company
Slide 4:What Members Say
“Excellent networking opportunities. The interaction amongst small independent operators up to the large chains provides a diverse approach to solving industry issues. The CGA Board is dedicated to the principle that all members will have an equal voice regardless of size or volume. I encourage all retailers, suppliers and manufacturers to join CGA.” Andy Small, Sr. V.P. No. Calif. Supermarkets, Ralph’s Grocery.
Slide 5:Government Relations
Alcoholic Beverages Tobacco Issues Cough & Cold Medicines Employment Law ADA RFID Restrictions Taxation & Fees Workers Comp. Reform Gilbert Canizales, CGA and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger attended an event for State Assembly member Shirley Horton (R-Chula Vista).Gilbert Canizales, CGA and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger attended an event for State Assembly member Shirley Horton (R-Chula Vista).
Slide 6:Government Relations
“Congratulations CGA, and thank you so very much for your unrelenting pursuit of worker’s comp reform. I truly question whether this package would have been signed had it not been for you and your group. It takes passion and perseverance to prevail, and you have it all. On behalf of our organization, our sincerest thanks for your commitment.” Brenda McDaniel, Gelson’s Markets
Slide 7:Government Relations
“Whether it’s lobbying to defeat a shopping cart ordinance, new fees, or providing up-to-date information on WIC, CGA is always there to help.” Uka Solanki, Big Savor Foods
Slide 8:Local Government Relations
CGA is the only association with a state wide local government team working on your behalf. “As the owner of two grocery stores in Kern County, I would like to thank CGA for their proactive involvement in battling to stave off an unnecessary scanner ordinance in the County.” Scott Hair, Green Frog’s Market “Save Mart appreciates CGA’s work in advocating against unnecessary regulations at the local and state level. The work you do is truly appreciated.” Jerry Sauer, Save Mart Supermarkets When needed, CGA will be there to help with your local issues.
Information to keep you ahead in your business: California Grocer magazine News&Review www.cagrocers.com Industry Alerts Express CheckOut Media Relations
Grocer’s Day at the Capital Local Government Days Hall of Achievement Dinner Golf Tournaments – Northern & Southern California Western Food Industry Exposition
Slide 11:Career Development
Tuition Reimbursement for Your Employees who take Industry Related Classes & Seminars Provides up to $100 per class, $600 per year per employee Over $90,000 in tuition reimbursement this year
College Scholarships for your Employees Piggyback Partnership Program available for your company to provide a company-specific Scholarship Program Angela Wu Unified Western Grocers Yale University Political Science Major 2005 Don Beaver Memorial Scholarship Recipient 2005 Program Awarded over $200,000 in Scholarships!
Slide 13:Western Food Industry Exposition
Don’t Miss this years show: Capturing the California Customer! October 23-25, 2005 Meet with Industry Vendors who: Sell High Volumes Offer Unique Products Present Business Opportunities Great Networking Events Relevant General Sessions All this – and Las Vegas, too! Accomplish more business in 1˝ days than you thought possible!
Slide 14:CGA is your Business Partner
CGA is recognized as the industry leader in the areas of government and industry relations. While you are tending to your business’ day to day operations, CGA is watching & protecting your business interests. Helping with programs to assist you with training, insurance, bank fees, keeping the cost of doing business reasonable.
Slide 15:CGA is your Business Partner
Assisting with retailer/supplier business meetings. Protecting you by watching for things that can affect your ability to do business, before they are implemented.
Slide 16:CGA Membership
Partnering with you in the retail grocery industry with your best interests in mind. CGA an asset to your business. Join Now – everything to gain, nothing to lose!