IGIA Hall of Fame Dinner – Tuesday, November 7

Prairie Meadows (Bishop Ballroom)
1 Prairie Meadows Dr., Altoona, IA 50009
Reception: 5 p.m.
Dinner: 6:15 p.m. 

Registration deadline: 4:30 p.m., Friday, October 27. No refunds will be issued after 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 27.

Register now and join us in honoring the 2017 Iowa Grocery Industry Association Hall of Fame Award winners at a recognition ceremony and dinner, Tuesday, November 7. The dinner will be held at Prairie Meadows. The evening will begin with a reception at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:15 and awards ceremony following dinner. 

This year, the Association will honor independent grocer Brian Burnam, owner of Keith’s Foods in Bloomfield, Iowa, with its Retailer of the Year Award. The organization will also honor Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling’s executive chairman of the board and former CEO James R. Tyler with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Wells Enterprises has been named the 2017 Supplier of the Year while Craig Clasen, vice president, industry relations, Hy-Vee Inc. is receiving the Volunteer of the Year Award. 

All award recipients will be inducted into the Iowa Grocery Industry Hall of Fame at the IGIA Hall of Fame Dinner, Tues. Nov. 7.

Ribbon Sponsors will be sent FREE admission registration codes via email prior to registration. Please call Peggy Sellner at the IGIA office with questions regarding your Ribbon Sponsor codes and the list of individuals attending from your company.

2017 award recipients:

  • Retailer of the Year: Brian Burnam | owner of Keith’s Foods in Bloomfield, Iowa
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: James R. Tyler | Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling’s executive chairman of the board and former CEO 
  • Supplier of the Year: Wells Enterprises
  • Volunteer of the Year: Craig Clasen | vice president, industry relations, Hy-Vee Inc. 

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Last year's award recipients

(Pictured above from top to bottom)

  • Retailer of the Year: Reynolds W. Cramer | Fareway Stores Inc.
  • Supplier of the Year: Cylinder Express | Battle Creek, Iowa
  • Volunteer of the Year: Jeremy Thompson | Sazerac
  • Legislative Leader (Former IGIA Lobbyist) | Scott Sundstrom, Wellmark