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CASBA Program Schedule

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16th

4:00 PM Registration
Pegasus Foyer
6:00 PM Reception
Tropics Terrace
7:00 PM Dinner
Tropics Restaurant

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH

7:30 AM Executive Board Meeting Breakfast
Boardroom C
8:30 AM Registration-continued
Pegasus FoyerContinental Breakfast
Pegasus South Patio
9:00 AM Welcome & Announcements
Kevin Boyle
Pegasus South
9:15 AM Speaker
Matt Beeson
“Managing Commodity Markets Strategy & Outlook”
Pegasus South
10:00 AM Break – Coffee & Beverages
Pegasus South Patio
11:28 AM Golf
Saddlebrook Golf Course
Kit Murphy Memorial
6:00 PM Activity / Reception
Serenity Pool Deck
7:00 PM Dinner-on-your-own
Reservations may be made in one of Saddlebrook’s fine restaurants

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH

8:15 AM Registration – continued
Pegasus Foyer
8:30 AM Continental Breakfast
Pegasus South Patio
9:00 AM Announcements
Kevin Boyle

Speaker
Nick Hall, Ph.D
“Winning the stress challenge with a knife & fork”
10:00 AM Break – Coffee & Beverages
11:00 AM Box Lunches for Golfers
11:28 AM Golf – Arnold Palmer Course
Captains Choice
6:00 PM Cocktail Reception
Pegasus South Patio
7:00 PM CASBA AWARDS BANQUET
Pegasus South

Kit Murphy Scholarship Awards
CASBA Person-of-the-Year
CASBA Golf Prizes

CASBA EVENT SPONSORS

ADM Cocoa
Bud’s Best Cookies
Franz Haas Machinery
Jennings Cobble, LLC
McKee Foods
Mother Murphys Laboratories
Packaging Products
PlusPoint Group
Reading Bakery Systems / TL Green, LLC
Richmond Baking
Schulze & Burch Biscuit, Inc.
Weidenmiller Company



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.

Regards,

Kevin M. Boyle
President



CASBA Hotel Reservation Deadline – EXTENDED Again!

casba-deadlineFebruary 16 – 19, 2014

Located 30 miles north of Tampa International Airport
Located 1 mile East of Interstate 75 – Exit 279

SADDLEBROOK RESORT

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.

RESERVATIONS

Call 1-800-729-8383 or 1-813-973-1111

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Visit the Saddlebrook Website

As we approach our 45th Annual Convention at SADDLEBROOK RESORT, let me urge you to consider the following critical items:

All monies for these invoices should be mailed to:

Mr. Thomas R. Lugar, CASBA Treasurer
Thomas L. Green, LLC
7517 Winton Drive
Indianapolis, IN, USA 46268

 



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.

Kevin



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

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.

RESERVATIONS

Call 1-800-729-8383 or 1-813-973-1111

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Visit the Saddlebrook Website

As we approach our 45th Annual Convention at SADDLEBROOK RESORT, let me urge you to consider the following critical items:

All monies for these invoices should be mailed to:

Mr. Thomas R. Lugar, CASBA Treasurer
Thomas L. Green, LLC
7517 Winton Drive
Indianapolis, IN, USA 46268

EVENT SPONSOR

CASBA wishes to thank member companies who have generously sponsored Convention Events in years past. In order to continue to provide quality Speakers, Receptions, Banquets, Coffee Breaks, Special Ladies’ Events, Special Guests, Non-Golfers, Golf Hole Sponsorships, and Golf Prizes, we again solicit your sponsorship at our 45th Annual Convention, convening at SADDLEBROOK RESORT, February 16-19, 2014.

Ranges for Event Sponsorships

Coffee Breaks $400 – $600
Receptions $1,500 – $2,500
Banquets $2,500 – $5,000
Speaker $1,500 – $3,000
Golf Prizes $800 – $1,000
Spouses, Non-Golfer Event $1,000 – $2,000

We invite you to team up with another company to co-sponsor an event.

Please sponsor an amount you are willing to SPONSOR or CO-SPONSOR in February 2014 and mail to:

Mr. Thomas R. Lugar, CASBA Treasurer
Thomas L. Green, LLC
7517 Winton Drive
Indianapolis, IN, USA 46268



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.

Regards,

Kevin M. Boyle



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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…