49th Annual CASBA Convention Forms

Click here to download 2018 Convention Notice Letter

Click here to find all of the downloadable information regarding the 49th Annual CASBA Convention.


During the 49th Annual CASBA Convention in February 2018, we have scheduled two afternoons of golf and invite you to join us for some fun and networking at two beautiful, world class golf courses.

The Kit Murphy Memorial Tournament will be played on Monday, February 19, at the Seaside Course.

The Captain’s Choice Scramble will be played on Tuesday, February 20, at the Plantation Course.

Note: All golfers will be responsible for your greens/cart fees for both days. You can charge them directly to your room at the Sea Island Resort. A Box Lunch will be provided to each golfer each day.

Coming to Sea Island early? Set up a tee time on Sunday by calling (912) 638-5118 (the Sea Island Pro Shop) and mention that you are with CASBA. You will receive a rate of $170.00 at Seaside (normally $240.00) and a rate of $120.00 at Plantation (normally $190.00).

We will again be offering Hole Sponsorships at $150.00 for both days and Mulligans are available for purchase for $10.00 each (Max. 1 per day). Please remember that the Hole Sponsorship proceeds go directly to the Kit Murphy Scholarship Fund, which has provided thousands of dollars in scholarships to CASBA member employee families over the years. Please consider sponsoring a hole for this great cause.

  • Monday, Feb. 19, 2017: Kit Murphy Memorial Tournament – 12:00PM EST Tee Times Begin – Seaside Course
  • Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2017: CASBA Captain’s Choice Scramble – 11:45AM EST Tee Times Begin – Plantation Course

The way I hear it, the Kit Murphy Tournament Trophy may be up for grabs . . . the word out of Chattanooga is that Crockett Cobble is very down and upset over the play of his VOLS!

I’ll see you at Sea Island in February!

Mark Bartles
CASBA Golf Chairman

2018 CASBA Convention – Room Reservation Information

It’s time to Book your Rooms for the
49th Annual CASBA Convention at Sea Island, GA, February 18 – 20, 2018

Room Rate details are listed below for the block of rooms that are available for CASBA Convention attendees.

To make your reservation, call the dedicated Toll Free

CASBA Room Reservations Number: (844) 445-2186

  • The Cloister at Sea Island (Riverview Rooms and available Beach Club Rooms) at a daily rate of   $345.00/night *
  • The Cloister at Sea Island (Gardenview Rooms) at a daily rate of   $305.00/night *
  • The Inn at Sea Island at a daily rate of   $140.00/night **
*  (plus Resort Fee & Applicable Taxes
** (plus ApplicableTaxes)

49th Annual CASBA Convention at The Cloister at Sea Island!

Dear CASBA Member:

We have been busy making plans for the upcoming 49th Annual CASBA Convention at the Cloister in Sea Island, Georgia, February 18 – 20, 2018. Please take a moment now to mark your 2018 Calendar for these dates and get ready to make your plans to join us for a wonderful time!

Get a head start and download the 2018 Convention Registration Form link on this page, complete it and send it in with your payment.  Then, go ahead and call The Cloister at Sea Island on the Dedicated Toll Free Line (1-844-445-2186) and reserve your room(s) for the convention.  Come a day or two early and stay later to make the most of the beautiful Sea Island area!

We have room blocks for CASBA member registration at The Cloister main building, which include Riverview Rooms and the new Gardenview Rooms. We also have negotiated very competitive rates at the Inn at Sea Island, which is about two (2) miles from The Cloister and allows access to all CASBA functions.

For the most updated information on the 49th Annual CASBA Convention, check in often, as we will be adding updated information and details for the annual meeting on this page as they become available. We will also continue the mailing out information and forms.

Remember to submit your 2018 CASBA MEMBERSHIP DUES INVOICE and PAYMENT! If you don’t have your mailed copy, go to the “News & Events” tab on the website and download a copy. We encourage you to send your membership renewal by 12/31/17.  Just a reminder that paid up company members at the time of the Annual Convention will be eligible for the Kit Murphy Memorial Scholarship Fund Awards for their employees.

I look forward to seeing you at the 2018 convention and ask that if you have any ideas or suggestions for our upcoming meeting, please share them with me or one of the other CASBA officers.

Best regards,

William Bennett
CASBA President

49th Annual CASBA Convention at The Cloister at Sea Island, GA, February 18 – 20, 2018

Mark your calendar NOW for the 49th Annual CASBA Convention, which will be held Feb. 18 – 20, 2018, at the Forbes 5-Star rated resort The Cloister at Sea Island in Sea Island, GA.

Be sure to check back on this website often as we add new and updated information.

For more information, check out the links below for some general information about Sea Island.

Sea Island General Information:


2018 CASBA Membership Dues Invoice

If you have not received a copy of the 2018 CASBA Membership Dues Form in the mail, please download and print of a copy from the following link:


Thank you for your membership and prompt payment of the your CASBA membership dues. Please submit your 2018 membership dues no later than 12/31/17 to make sure you continue to receive updated information on CASBA activities and news.

Reminder: Membership dues are per company, not per person. With your company membership, you can invite as many employees as you want to join in any CASBA activities and events, including registration for the annual convention.

“Book of Memories” Reminder

I want to refresh members’ minds about our CASBA “Book of Memories”.  You can either send memorials to me (see email address below) or bring them to our February 2017 Convention in Orlando, Florida!

-Craig Parrish ( csparrish27@gmail.com )


Buttermann Awarded CASBA Lifetime Achievement

At CASBA’s 48th Annual Convention at The Villas of Grand Cypress, Garry G. Buttermann III was awarded the CASBA Lifetime Achievement, upon his retirement from The Kit Murphy Memorial Scholarship Fund, following twenty-five years as Committee Chairman.  The award was presented by the incoming KMMSF Committee Chairman, Rob Quigg, from Richmond Baking Company.


Garry was a bakery owner for many years and served as President of CASBA, Inc., in 1993.

On behalf of CASBA’s Board of Directors and The Executive Committee, Garry’s loyal and sterling service is greatly appreciated.

Albert “Bud” Cason Selected For A.S.B Hall of Fame

CONGRATULATIONS to Albert “Bud” Cason for his selection to be inducted into the American Society of Baking’s Hall of Fame in 2017!

Bud is a co-founder and very active member of CASBA.  We salute you, Bud, for your many years in the bakery business and your service in CASBA and other industry organizations.  The Press Release from the American Society of Baker’s (A.S.B.) is as follows:

KANSAS CITY, MO., Nov. 4, 2016 — The American Society of Baking (A.S.B.) will induct four industry leaders into the Baking Hall of Fame on Feb. 27 with special ceremonies during BakingTech 2017 to be held in Chicago. They and their affiliated organizations are:

  • Albert L. (Bud) Cason, Bud’s Best Cookies, Birmingham, AL
  • Murray and Marvin Lender, Lender’s Bagel Bakery, New Haven, CT
  • Joseph (Joe) Schwebel, Schwebel’s Baking Co., Youngstown, OH

“This year, as in previous ones, the selection committee gathered an impressive list of nominees,” said John Del Campo, chair of the A.S.B. Baking Hall of Fame Evaluation Committee and general manager of Repco – Bakery Division, Salina, KS. “All were extraordinary candidates. It’s rewarding to know that so many outstanding individuals have served or continue to be active in our industry.”

Albert L. (Bud) Cason, founder and chairman of Bud’s Best Cookies, Birmingham, Ala., was one of the first cookie producers to recognize the potential of contract manufacturing. In the 1970s, he saw that large consumer products goods companies were moving out of manufacturing activities to concentrate their resources on marketing. He reinvigorated a modest bakery concern in the Southeast to serve that need. In the course of doing so, he practically invented the category of mini-cookie by being the first to master mass production of these bite-size treats, now found at convenience stores all around the country. Later, he added full-size cookies and, most recently, wafer products to the product line of his lively business. Mr. Cason is also very active in his community and church and generously supports their causes, charities and initiatives. He is a co-founder of the Cookie and Snack Cracker Bakers Association. He served on the board of the Biscuit & Cracker Manufacturer’s Association (B&CMA), and he is currently involved in the merger of B&CMA and the America Bakers Association (A.B.A.).

Murray and Marvin Lender, owners, Lender’s Bagel Bakery, New Haven, Conn., brothers and first-generation Americans, took a small family bakery to national standing. They paved the way for other bakers to add ethnic specialties to the broad diversity of products offered by the commercial baking industry. Bagels would never have become an American breakfast and sandwich staple without the Lenders. Murray was Mr. Outside and led the company to launch the frozen baked goods category. Marvin was Mr. Inside and ran the operations and finances. Both guided progress in bagel-making technology, and their engineers invented much of it themselves. They were pivotal in leading the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association for many years. After selling the business, Marvin went on to become a national figure as president of the United Jewish Appeal, and he continues his charity work with a focus on international projects. Murray concentrated his efforts on charities in his hometown of New Haven, CT, enriching the lives of those residents until his death in 2012. Lenders Bagel Bakery is now part of Pinnacle Foods.

Joseph (Joe) Schwebel, president, Schwebel’s Baking Co., Youngstown, Ohio, was schooled in baking from the day he was born and led his family’s bakery for more than 25 years. A graduate of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Schwebel combined his education in business management techniques with baking’s daily disciplines by riding bread routes and working directly with customers and shoppers. A shrewd and competitive businessman, he turned Schwebel’s into the regional power it is today and served his community and industry to their betterment. He believed in action-based solutions, and many of these became industry-accepted courses of action. For example, when the low-carb craze nearly broke the back of the commercial baking industry, he helped establish and fund the Grain Foods Foundation in 2004. Mr. Schwebel served on the boards of A.B.A., Quality Bakers of America and AIB International. He had high faith in people, strongly supporting A.S.B. and mentoring many on his staff to serve as speakers and officers of the society and leaders in the industry. His grandmother Dora Schwebel, the company’s founder, was inducted into the Baking Hall of Fame in 2009. Mr. Schwebel passed away in 2012.

“The lives and careers of these individuals provide wonderful examples of excellence and leadership,” Mr. Del Campo said. “They represent the best qualities of compassion, forward thinking and personal judgment. The committee feels honored to have looked at their accomplishments. They inspire our future by their experience.”

Since its launch in 2006, the Baking Hall of Fame will have enshrined 76 individuals with the 2017 class. They come from all walks of life in the baking industry — from bakeries, allied equipment and ingredient suppliers, schools, service organizations and publishers. Their accomplishments can be read at www.asbe.org/hall-of-fame/baking-hall-fame-inductees-year.

To start a nomination for future honors, please visit www.asbe.org/about-us/nomination.

The American Society of Baking is a community of baking professionals who are dedicated to improving the industry, their companies and themselves through education, leadership development and networking.  Visit www.asbe.org today and become a member.


CASBA Honors Jim Quigg and Richmond Baking with Lifetime Achievement Award

CASBA honors Mr. Jim Quigg and the Quigg Family from Richmond Baking with a Lifetime Achievement Award

at the 47th Annual CASBA Convention in February 2016 at the Cloister at Sea Island, GA.











Click below to view the tribute video to Mr. Jim Quigg and the Richmond Baking family that was presented at the 47th Annual CASBA Convention at The Cloister at Sea Island: