Letter to Members

Our latest letter to CASBA members includes exciting information; most notably about our upcoming, 46th CASBA Annual Convention!

Download the letter here!

2015 CASBA Dues Invoice Now Available

Download the 2015 CASBA Dues Invoice here!

Our 46th Annual Convention – A World of History

Our 46th Annual Convention to be held at Renaissance World Golf Village Resort will be one to remember.

This venue sets apart every other venue we have ever attended with a world of history; Golf History and the Oldest City in the USA history.

In addition to the exquisite and elegant hotel venue, this convention will be held on Golf’s Holy Ground, featuring courses designed by Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Nancy Lopez and Jack Nicklaus..

Then on the campus is the World Golf Hall of Fame Museum and and I-Max Theater.

New email address

Please update your contact information for CASBA: the new dedicated email address is csparrish27@gmail.com

Attention Saddlebrook attendees

We’d love to share your photos of the event and all the excitement! Please contact us if you have any photos you would like us to see.

President’s Corner – Kevin Boyle

Dear CASBA Members,

I am honored to be once again serving as your CASBA chairman for our 2015 conference.  After much due-diligence, we will be at the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine, FL on February 15 through 17, 2015.

The 45th conference this past February at Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa was a great success filled with warm weather, lots of golf, good company and interesting speakers.  We learned all about commodity markets from Matt Beeson of Beeson & Associates.  We heard from Saddlebrook’s founder, T.D. Dempsey, about family business and estate planning.  Dr. Nick Hall concluded with “Wining the Stress Challenge with Knife and Fork.”  Our Tuesday night banquet was topped off with Craig Parrish auctioning a tie presented to him from Kermit Murphy 25 years ago.  Bud Cason topped the bidding at $2,500 for the Kit Murphy Scholarship fund. Thank you, gentlemen!  The Murphy family (Kermit, Kit and David) were honored with a lifetime achievement award for the years of service and support of CASBA.


Kevin M. Boyle

Please welcome William H. Bennett as President-elect

At our 45th Annual Convention at SADDLEBROOK, William H. Bennett, President of PlusPoint Group, LLC, was elected Vice-President; Pres.-Elect for 2016-17!

William is a veteran, loyal member and officer of CASBA, Inc. and will be an amazing CASBA President when he takes the reins from Kevin Boyle in 2016.

Also, please note, there was a serious omission to our printed program. CASBA regrets this error and wishes to thank Ronnie Smith of Compass Industrial Group for their support over many years.

Annual Convention closed on a very high note

CASBA’s 45th Annual Convention closed on a very high note, despite airline cancellations and power outages further north. (more…)

Letter from the President

I hope the holidays and New Year were great for you and your family.  I am writing to encourage you to join us at the 45th Annual Cookie and Snack Bakers Association (CASBA) conference at the Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, Florida on February 16-18, 2014.

We have a great slate for speakers this year.  Matt Beeson, a commodity guru, will share his insight into the commodity futures market.  Nick Hall, Ph.D., is a medical scientist and professional speaker who for over 20 years has conducted groundbreaking studies linking mind and body.  He will speak on “Winning the Stress Challenge with a Knife and Fork.”  Of course, great golf, networking and camaraderie go without saying.

Below are information and links to CASBA and the Saddlebrook Resort.

I hope you are able to make this year’s meeting.  Look forward to seeing you there.


Kevin M. Boyle

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.