Golbon 2017 Fall Member Conference And Annual Awards
by Golbon
Posted: 2017-10-18 15:53:23 EST

Boise, Idaho - Golbon hosted the 2017 Fall Member Conference, October 3 and 4, in their hometown of Boise, Idaho.   More than 500 Golbon distributor members and supplier partners came together to engage in networking and business-building opportunities.

The kickoff event welcomed Dave Meltzer as the featured Keynote Speaker.  Dave Meltzer is the CEO of Sports 1 Marketing, one of the world’s leading sports and entertainment marketing agencies, which he co-founded with Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon.  Meltzer, named “Sports Humanitarian of the Year” by Variety, speaks passionately to his audiences about achieving success and living a good, meaningful life. 

The first evening together distributors and suppliers gathered at the Welcome to Boise Happy Hour to enjoy appetizers sponsored by Golbon supplier partners.   The room was full of energy as guests reconnected and savored all the delicious offerings. 

The following day and a half of scheduled appointments on the show floor was active as suppliers and distributors came together ready to discuss new business opportunities.  Golbon Convenience Store Services kept the show floor humming with their Pit Stop area.  Here you could find all of your favorite c-store treats: hot and iced coffee, frozen beverages, irresistible donuts, prepared sandwiches, pizza, roller grill favorites and the introduction of healthy grab-and-go items.

The annual awards event honored suppliers and distributors for their support and partnership in Golbon programs. 

Congratulations to the following awards recipients:

 

Distributor of the Year – Atlas Wholesale Food Co.

New Distributor of the Year – Four Star Meat Company

CSS Distributor of the Year – Capitol Distributing

IPAP Distributor of the Year – Get Fresh Produce, Inc.

Golbon Protein Advantage Distributor of the Year – Imler’s Poultry

Golden Carrot Award – Individual FoodService

Golbon Logistics Distributor of the Year – Four Star Meat Company

Along with these prestigious awards many members were recognized for growth and Golbon partnership with Distributor Achievement Awards.

 

Supplier of the Year – McCain Foods, Inc.

Frozen Foods Supplier of the Year – McCain Foods, Inc.

Protein Supplier of the Year – Indiana Packers

Non-Foods Supplier of the Year – Joshen Paper & Packaging

New Supplier of the Year – Pasta Montana

Dry Grocery Supplier of the Year – Ventura Foods

Golbon will host the 2018 Spring Member Conference March 26-29 in Las Vegas, NV.

Golbon is a leading national foodservice buying group for independent distributors, headquartered in Boise, Idaho.  Initially formed in 1963, Golbon is made up of over 210 independent foodservice distributor members across the country, as well as Mexico and the Caribbean. Golbon members enjoy access to Golbon’s family of brands, aggregated purchasing opportunities, marketing support, educational tracks, and relationship-building opportunities with other independent distributors. Golbon offers hundreds of Golbon-branded items in multiple categories to meet both broadline and specialty distributors’ needs. Visit www.golbon.com for more information. 

Source: Golbon