WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Georgia Association of Convenience Stores (GACS) has been chosen as a 2019 Summit Award Recipient for its Convenience Stores Against Trafficking program. The award is the highest recognition under “The Power of A” Awards from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). Among the 114 entries, GACS received recognition in the Enriching Lives category.
The week before the 2019 Super Bowl, NACS, GACS and several convenience store chains participated in In Our Backyard’s Convenience Stores Against Trafficking (CSAT) Linking Freedom event in Atlanta. For more about the initiative see “C-Stores Combat Human Trafficking” in the March issue of NACS Magazine.
In October, ASAE will honor six associations with the 2019 Summit Award, which brings attention to the association community’s valuable contributions to society at the local, national and global levels. Through the Power of A Awards, ASAE honors the outstanding accomplishments of associations in the categories of Enriching Lives, Creating a Competitive Workforce, Preparing Society for the Future, Driving Innovation and Making a Better World.
“Harnessing the power of members to create change is at the heart of what associations do. This year’s winners are inspiring examples of the positive impact associations have throughout our communities. We look forward to celebrating these exceptional winners at the 20th Anniversary Power of A-Summit Awards Dinner in October,” said Sharon Swan, CEO of the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics and this year’s chair of the Power of A Awards Judging Committee.