2018 Calendar of Events

January 9 -11, 2018
State of Maine Agricultural Trades Show
Augusta, ME – Civic Center

February 11 – 14, 2018
National Grocers Association Show
Best Bagger Championship
Vegas, NV

February 14 – 15, 2018
Imperial Distributors Winter Show
Worcester, MA – DCU Center

February 27 – 28, 2018
Chex Finer Foods CHEXPO
Lincoln, RI – Twin River Casino

March 6 – 7, 2018
Bozzuto’s Independent Retailer Spring Conference 2018 & Food Show
Connecticut, Foxwoods Resort Casino

March 13-14, 2018
C&S Wholesale Grocer Spring Show

March 17-19, 2018
New England Made Shows
Portland, ME

March 27, 2018
Core Mark New England Trade Show
Augusta, ME – Civic Center

March 27, 2018
Core Mark New England Trade Show
Worcester, MA  – DCU Center

March 29, 2018
Constellation Energy Lunch N’ Learn
Senator Inn
Augusta, ME

April 4, 2018
Associated Buyers Table Top Show 
Portland, ME- Brick South at Thompson’s Point

April 3-4, 2018
Governor’s Conference on Tourism
Portland, ME

April 5, 2018
Constellation Energy Lunch N’ Learn
LL Bean
Lewiston, ME

April 10, 2018
Constellation Energy Lunch N’ Learn
Portland Water District
Portland, ME

April 11, 2018
MGFPA’s Food for Thought Forum
Augusta, ME – Bangor Savings Bank

April 24, 2018
2018 Dennis Spring Food Show!
Cross Insurance Center
Bangor, ME

May 3, 2018
Agricultural Labor Field Day
9:30AM to 12:30PM
Alfond Rec Center, KVCC Hinckley Campus,
Hinckley, Maine

May 17, 2018
MITC Trade Day 2018
Samoset, Rockport, Maine

May 22 – May 23, 2018
Sweets & Snacks Expo, National Confections Association
Chicago, IL

May 24
MGFPA Meet & Greet
Bow Street Beverage
Portland, ME

June 1, 2018
2018 Manufacturing Summit
Lost Valley
Auburn, ME

June 12
MGFPA Meet & Greet
State of Maine Cheese Co.
Rockport, ME

June 30 – July 2, 2018
Summer Fancy Food Show
Javits Center, NY

July 31 – August 1, 2018
C&S Wholesale Grocer Fall Show

August 4 – 5, 2018
Bozutto’s Dream Ride Experience & Dream Show 2018
Farmington, CT – The Farmington Polo Club

August 7, 2018
C&S Charity Golf Outing
100th Anniversary Celebration
Details to come!

August 22 – 23, 2018
Imperial Distributors Spring & Summer Show
Worcester, MA – DCU Center

August 21, 2018
MGFPA Golf Tournament
Martindale Country Club

Auburn, ME

September 2018
Hunger Action Month & WeCard Awareness Month

September 9 – 10, 2018
New England Made Shows
Sturbridge, MA

September 11 – 12, 2018
Bozzuto’s Independent Retailer Fall Conference 2018 & Food Show
Connecticut, Foxwoods Resort Casino

September 17, 2018
Adam J Bozzuto Memorial Charity Golf Classic
Wallingford, CT -The Farms Country Club & The Wallingford Country Club

September 2018
AG of NE Fall Food Show

September 2018
Maine’s 5th Annual Best Bagger Championship

October 2018
The Maine Food Means Business Summit

November 17-18, 2018
8th Annual Maine Harvest Festival

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Unified Tax Reform proposal

Last week, Republicans in Congress and the White House officials released their plan to overhaul the current tax code the Unified Tax Reform proposal.

On Sept. 27, the GOP unveiled a tax reform framework that was negotiated behind closed door by key players from the House, Senate, and White House, or the “Big Six.”

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Proposed Amendment to MGFPA Bylaws

To the MGFPA Membership:

In accordance with the MGFPA bylaws for an Amendment to the Bylaws:

Proposed amendments of these Bylaws must be submitted to Members in writing (by either paper or electronic means) and filed in the office of the Association at least fourteen (14) days prior to an Annual Meeting or Convention or Special Meeting unless unanimous written consent waiving said notice and filing requirements is given by Members.  Proposed amendments must be submitted at the annual meeting or convention or special meeting as the regular course of the business, and may only be adopted by a two-thirds vote of the Members present and voting.

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Congratulations to Maine’s 2017 Best Bagger Champion!

September 27th, Auburn, ME –  MGFPA in partnership with the Good Shepherd Food Bank, hosted Maine’s Fourth Annual Best Bagger Championship to honor our state’s “best” grocery checkout bagger. Bagging is a critically important step for many grocery stores as it is the last impression of the store’s attention to detail, emphasizes the employee and store’s dedication to exceptional customer service and helps ensure customers’ food gets home in perfect condition.

Congratulations to our Champion Best Bagger, Alexzandria “Alex” Matos of Shaw’s in Scarborough!

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