THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO JOINED US IN KENTUCKY FOR THIS YEAR'S CONFERENCE!
News & Brews was on point with session topics to help members better understand and navigate industry and general business issues.
Leaders from our tobacco manufacturer partners shared their expertise on a range of tobacco issues that challenge your businesses every day, and Hershey presented business insights and pillars for category growth. On the general business side, interactive sessions focused on how to meet hiring and employee retention needs and how to protect your business and personal technology from cyber risks.
Read more about the sessions and presenters in the 2022 conference program.
Congratulations to John Kaiser recipient of the 2022 Garry Adams Memorial Award. Established in 2010, the award recognizes an individual for their commitment to the industry and community.
John's entire career has been with the family business, Kaiser Wholesale based in New Albany, Indiana. The only exception to his time in the business is when he was on active duty with the Unites States Air Force.
John is a tireless and giving advocate for the industry, a committed leader to the family business, community giver and proud retiree of Air Force Reserves. He is also a longtime leader and director on both the Kentucky Wholesale Distributors Association and the Indiana Wholesale Distributors Association boards of trustees, a volunteer with Boy Scouts of America, lifetime member of Holy Family Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus in New Albany for over 25 years.
Some of John's favorite hobbies and interests include golfing, classic cars and bourbon tasting.
Much thanks to the donors and team of volunteers who supported the Midwest Wholesale Distributors Conference community giving project, Blessings in a Backpack. The donations and hands on work from our early arriving members resulted in more than 200 blessings bags being assembled to provide children in need with weekend meals and snacks. Very thankful!
|Blessings in a Backpack Donors
|Altria Group Distribution Company||Reynolds American|
|Core-Mark/Eby-Brown||S. Abraham & Sons|
|HT Hackney Company / Indianapolis||Shankman & Associates|
|Ohio Wholesale Marketers Association||Team Modern|
|PDQ Sales & Service|