48th Annual CASBA Convention (2017)

We will once again join together for the 48th Annual CASBA Convention at the Villas of Grand Cypress, Orlando, FL, February 19 – 21, 2017. The CASBA officers are busy making plans to make this year’s convention one of our best, yet. I certainly hope to see you there!

Room Reservations for Villas of Grand Cypress

We have room blocks for CASBA members to reserve in the Villas of Grand Cypress at some very good rates during the convention. You can choose from a Club Suite or, for a little more room, reserve a 1-BR, 2- BR, 3-BR or 4BR Villa!

The Villas of Grand Cypress has a toll-free telephone line for CASBA members to make reservations for our conference. Please call (877) 330-7370, mention “CASBA” or “Cookie & Snack Baker’s Association” and reserve your rooms now!

CASBA Member Room Rates for the convention period are as follows:


Sponsorship Opportunities

Download our Convention Sponsor form for the 48th Annual CASBA Convention. As an organization with relatively low annual dues and registration fees, we count on member company sponsorships to be able to bring better programs with exciting speakers and activities where you can interact with other members on a social level.

Please consider a level for which your company could be a sponsor for this year’s convention, mark it on the request form, and return it to Tom Lugar (see form for address). CASBA customarily applies sponsorships to general activities and events unless otherwise specified. If there is a particular activity or event that you or your company would be interested in being a dedicated sponsor, please contact me, Craig Parrish or Tom Lugar directly and we will be happy to discuss options and opportunities to do so.


Our Golf Chairman, Mark Bartles, is in the process of planning our golf tournaments at the Villas of Grand Cypress. We seem to always have a good turnout for the golf tournaments at CASBA, but with Mark’s leadership, the typically warm February weather of Orlando and the Grand Cypress Golf Academy being located onsite at the Villas of Grand Cypress, I have a feeling that this year will be better than most! If you are an ardent golfer, or just a duffer like me who enjoys being out on the course, please tighten your cleats, clean off your clubs, and get ready for an enjoyable time.

Non-Golfing Events

We are in the process of putting together some non-golf events for Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Sea Island has many options available and as soon as we can narrow it down to a couple, we will be posting the information here.


We are in the process of nailing down our speakers for the convention. As soon as we have everything confirmed, we will also be adding this information here.


We want your input

If you have any questions or ideas regarding the convention, please feel free to reach out to me, Craig Parrish, or any of the other officers or Executive Committee Members of CASBA. We want and need your input. Please email csparrish27@gmail.com