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.

Regards,

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.

Regards,

Kevin M. Boyle
President



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



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



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…)



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…