IGIA “Get Connected” Convention

Double Tree by Hilton Cedar Rapids | 350 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

 

Tentative Schedule

(All activities will take place in the Grand Ballroom unless indicated otherwise.)

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

4 – 6 p.m.                                 

Registration (Second Floor Pre-function); Hotel Check-in Available at 3 p.m.)

5 – 6 p.m.   Ribbon Sponsor VIP Reception (By Invitation)
6 – 9 p.m.

Convention Kickoff Event—IGIA Trivia Night, benefitting the Iowa Grocers Education Foundation, Sponsored by Mueller Yurgae Associates

Featuring: Trivia Fun (Hint: Brush up on your IGIA history), live music, 120th Anniversary Video, Food Stations, Welcome Program to greet attendees and recognize new members, committee members and special guests

 


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

6:30 – 7:30 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet (Second Floor Pre-function) 
6:30 – 8 a.m. Registration (Second Floor Pre-function)
7:30 – 8:45 a.m. “Workforce Retention” by Celina Peerman
8:45 – 9:30 a.m.    "You Are Destined for Greatness" Panel Discussion
9:30 – 9:45 a.m.    Refreshment Break
9:45 – 10:15 a.m.    Legislative Update
10:15 – 11 a.m.   “Successful Iowa Business: Johnson Brothers” by Lyle Stutzman, president, Johnson Brothers speaker 
11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Afternoon in Amana hosted by Jamie Sump

12 – 5 p.m. IGIA Golf Tournament: Lunch available at the course—Amana Colonies Golf Club, Amana, Iowa
6:30 p.m. Reception
7 – 9 p.m.

Dinner Buffet

8 p.m.

Silent Auction Closes 

8 – 8:30 p.m.

Live Auction 

8:30 – 9 p.m. Auction Checkout 
9 p.m. After-hours IGIA Birthday Bash (350 First Lounge, 16th Foor, following auction checkout) 
9:30 p.m. Fireworks Display

 

Thursday, July 11, 2019

7 – 8 a.m.

Chairman’s Breakfast: Recognizing IGIA Board Chairman, Dana Sump, Casey’s General Stores

(From 7:30 – 8 a.m.)

  • IGIA Board Member Recognition
  • IGIA Chairman Recognition and Gift Presentation
  • IGIA Outgoing Chairman’s Remarks by Dana Sump
7 – 9 a.m. Registration (Second Floor Pre-function)
8 – 9:15 a.m.

“Silent Impact” by Joe Schmit

9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Refreshment break — IGEF Fundraising Announcements 

9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

“Heart of a Champion” by Mitch Holthus
10:45  – 11:30 a.m. IGIA Awards Ceremony
  • IGIA Leadership Institute Graduate Recognition
  • Annual Meeting: IGIA Highlights, Financial Report and IGIA Board and Officer Elections
  • IGIA Incoming Chairman’s Remarks by Steve Grolmus, North Scott Foods
  • Convention Slide Show