Iowa Grocery Industry Association Announces Hall of Fame Dinner – Thursday, Sept. 2


Iowa Grocery Industry Association Announces Hall of Fame Dinner – Thursday, Sept. 2

Honoring the Heroic Efforts of an Entire Industry 

The Iowa Grocery Industry Association announces its 2021 Hall of Fame Dinner event to be held at the Iowa Events Center located at 730 3rd Street in Des Moines, Iowa.

“This past year has been a time of unprecedented challenges that tested our industry as never before,” says IGIA President Michelle Hurd. “All of our members met every challenge in a way that makes me so proud. It doesn't feel right to recognize just a few people so this year’s Hall of Fame Dinner will be held as a tribute to our entire industry.”

Hurd goes on to explain that the pandemic changed overnight the way retailers source products and the way they operate to supply Iowa communities with essential goods and services in a time of need.

“We worked around the clock and we had to look to one another for help and support. We came together as an industry to keep our employees and our customers safe,” Hurd says.

“Doing the extraordinary became an everyday event, and the efforts of all our members were nothing less than heroic.”

Given the outstanding performance of so many during this time of national emergency, the IGIA Board of Directors recommended an industrywide tribute rather than recognizing only a few individuals or companies during the 2021 Hall of Fame Dinner. 

IGIA staff members are currently planning an outstanding lineup of state, national and industry dignitaries and recognition activities to honor our industry’s efforts over the past 18 months.

Also, new this year, the event will be held immediately following the end of the IGIA Get Connected Convention, which starts September 1 and ends at 3 p.m. September 2.

Get Registered

Download, complete and return the form. Online registration is now open.

The two events require separate registrations. Register for the Convention by clicking here. Register for Hall of Fame Dinner, click here.


Submit your stories and photos

The Association is asking for your help with a special recognition video. Please consider submitting your photos and stories of your teams' efforts to keep shelves stocked, find new sources for scarce products, ramp up production in your facilities to meet the changing needs of communities, and all the ways you went above and beyond to serve your customers during the pandemic.

Submit your photos and stories by Wednesday, June 30, 2021, to: Ann Seuferer
2540 106th Street, Suite 102 | Urbandale, Iowa 50322
Phone: 515-490-2720 | Email:

Your stories and photos may be selected for use in an Industry Tribute Video and/or in the Hall of Fame edition of the Iowa Grocer magazine.


Event Policies

NOTICE OF FILMING AND PHOTOGRAPHY: When you enter an Iowa Grocery Industry Association (IGIA) event or program, you enter an area where photography, audio and video recording may occur. (IGIA will follow whatever COVID-19 safety precautions are required at the time of this event.)

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