President’s Corner – Fall is imminent
Dear CASBA Member:
The hint of fall is imminent and the holidays follow closely. Thus, the purpose of my letter is to ask you to please take special note of CASBA’s Forty-fifth Annual Convention which convenes at SADDLEBROOK RESORT near Tampa, Florida, February 16 – 19, 2014.
SADDLEBROOK’S toll-free number is 1-800-729-8383. Mention CASBA so you receive our special rates for the event. For those who drive, take Exit 279 and go east one mile to the entrance.
Please note two crucial invoices included in this mailing to cover dues and registrations.
Also, may I request you follow future announcements on CASBA’s Website (www.casba.us), as well as mailings.
Thanks and looking forward to seeing you at Saddlebrook.
More details on CASBA 2014 at Saddlebrook Resort
45th Annual CASBA Convention
February 16 – 19, 2014
Located 30 miles north of Tampa International Airport
Located 1 mile East of Interstate 75 – Exit 279
Saddlebrook Resort, just 30 minutes north of Tampa International Airport, offers an ideal award-winning Tampa, Florida resort setting with luxury accommodations, facilities for corporate events, meetings and conferences, junior camps, golf and tennis vacations, spa getaways, and family reunions.
Our facilities include year-round golf at one of our two 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature courses, 45 tennis courts in every Grand Slam surface, a European style Spa, and seven award-winning restaurants. As a world-renowned professional training center in both tennis and golf, we train aspiring players and PGA TOUR Professionals at the Saddlebrook Golf Academy. Tennis enthusiasts instantly join the ranks of such superstars as John Isner and James Blake, who call Saddlebrook Resort their preferred training center.
Call 1-800-729-8383 or 1-813-973-1111
Visit the Saddlebrook Webste
President’s Corner – Kevin Boyle
Dear CASBA Members,
I am honored to be President of our CASBA organization for the next two years.
Our 45th annual convention will be at the Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel, Florida on February 16-19, 2014. Saddlebrook is located 30 miles north of Tampa International Airport and is home to two Arnold Palmer signature 18-hole golf courses (www.saddlebrookresort.com).
Our meeting will begin Sunday evening with an opening reception outdoors on the Tropics Terrace. Look for more information on speakers and our agenda within the next few months.
We look forward to seeing you at this great event.
Lastly, I would like to thank Crocket Cobble, our immediate past President, and Executive Director, Craig Parrish, for all their help and counsel.
Kevin M. Boyle
McKee’s bid for Drake’s brand holds up
3/14/2013 - by Eric Schroeder
IRVING, TEXAS — The $27.5 million bid put forth by Collegedale, Tenn.-based McKee Foods Corp. in late January for the Drake’s snack cake brand of Hostess Brands, Inc. will be the bid presented for approval to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court on April 9 after no other qualified bids were received for the assets by the March 12 deadline. (more…)
CASBA 2014 at Saddlebrook Resort
CASBA will convene at Saddlebrook Resort, just north of Tampa on February 16-19, 2014.
2014 President, Kevin Boyle
Kevin M. Boyle is the President & CEO of Schulze and Burch Biscuit Co., a Chicago based manufacturer of baked goods, granola products and cereals. Established in 1923, Schulze & Burch is a pioneer in the baking industry. Major developments include the first “Saltine” cracker, the first granola bar for Nature Valley, the “soft on the inside & crunchy on the outside” chocolate chip cookies for Duncan Hines and the first toaster pastry (Toast’em) for General Foods. Read more…
3 Lifetime Awards Presented at Ponte Verda Inn
Crockett Cobble, back, CASBA 2013 President
Craig Parrish, left front, long-time VP of Finance at Bishop Baking, now retired from Kellogg.
Bud Cason, center front, Founder, Owner, CEO of Bud’s Best Cookies, Birmingham, AL;
Gene Veazey, right front, long-time President of Bishop Baking Company, Cleveland, TN and now retired from Keebler.
History and Background
In the summer of 1970, several Baker & Allied friends gathered in the Heart of Atlanta hotel to discuss re-forming the old “Southern Bakers’ Association”, which was, at that time, defunct.Those present were Johnny Murray, Murray Biscuit Company, Augusta; Bud Cason, owner of Greg’s Cookie Company in Birmingham; Gene Veazey, CEO of Bishop Baking Company in Cleveland, Tn; and Craig Parrish, Finance VP at Bishop.It was decided to re-name the organization The Cookie & Snack Bakers’ Association or CASBA for short. Bud Cason was the Founding President and CASBA met in Atlanta in the fall of 1970. Gene Veazey followed Bud Cason as President in 1971. Craig Parrish was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Bakers and Tom Lugar Treasusrer of the Allied. Since Incorporation, Craig was named Executive Director for CASBA, Inc. and Tom was named Treasurer. They have remained in those positions ever since.
Murray Biscuit was sold several times and is now owned by Kellogg. Johnny Murray retired. Bud Cason sold his business (including Bishop) to a Tiawanesefirm, President Enterprises and remained out of the industry for five years, before forming Bud’s Best Cookies in Birmingham. Gene and Craig were old-time school buddies, then served in the Army before linking up at Bishop and Dortch Baking Companies. Gene and Craig are retired but remain active in CASBA.
One special note of interest is that Bud Cason’s son, Al, Jr. was CASBA’s 40thPresident and is now President and Chief Operating Officer at Bud’s Best Cookies, Inc.
CASBA membership is open to any Baker in the South, MIdwest or Northeast. Many of our members are also members of The B&CMA, which is international in scope.
New Kit Murphy Memorial Scholarship Information added.
CASBA is proud to continue into the 20th anniversary of The Kit Murphy Memorial Scholarship.
Application and information packets can be downloaded on the sidebar to the right.
Please note: the deadline for postmark is Saturday, January 26, 2013.
AIB board names David Murphy chairman
The American Institute of Baking (AIB), Manhattan, Kan., elects David Murphy, president of Mother Murphy’s Laboratories, Inc., chairman of the AIB board of trustees. Murphy has been president of Mother Murphy’s for the past 16 years.
The privately-held company supplies flavoring ingredients and services to the baking, confectionary, beverage, nutraceutical, and other food-related industries worldwide.