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August 11-13, 2021

Tri-State Tobacco and Candy Distributors Convention

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The Tri-State Tobacco and Candy Distributors Convention is one of the industry's favorite regional events for CEO's, buyers and top management of retail/c-store wholesalers who operate in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and the Midwest region. A must attend event for wholesalers, manufacturers, brokers and others engaged in the industry. 

Networking  •  Golf Tournament  •  Cigar Dinner  •  Industry and Business Sessions

Registration Form                 Hotel Reservations


Don’t miss the Welcome News & Brews Session!
Wednesday, August 11th ι 3:00pm
Snacks + Drinks + News You Will Use  
• Looking Around the Corner: Category and Industry Insights from Nik Modi of RBS Capital Markets •
• Protecting your Business from Cybercrime •
• Industry Issues Panel and Discussion •

Schedule at a Glance

Please note that Wednesday dinner is 'on your own' and Jack Binion's Steakhouse at Caesars is currently closed due to staffing and covid impacts.  Please check out these downtown New Albany options: 

The Exchange Pub & Kitchen Dragon Kings Daughter
Brooklyn and the Butcher Floyd County Brewing Company
Habana Blues Bella Roma
Boomtown Kitchen  

 


OWMA Annual Membership Meeting
Thursday, August 12th ι 4:00pm 
Updates and discussion about politics, policy and association programs.


Garry Adams Tri-State Memorial Award
Thursday, August 12th 
The award will be presented at the Tri-State Cigar Dinner

The Garry Adams Tri-State Memorial Award was established in 2010 to recognize an individual for their commitment to the industry and community. Garry was President of the Dittman Adams Company, past officer and member of the OWMA Board, and part of the team that took the Tri-State Convention from a vision to reality. He never stopped believing in the opportunities that the future holds for the Tri-State Convention, the tobacco industry and the c-store distribution channel.

Any employee of a distributor member of the Tri-State Tobacco and Candy Distributor Convention states and any employee of a manufacturer or broker in the industry who exhibits the traits of industry, political and community/charitable involvement is eligible for nomination.

Nominations will be accepted until July 30th and will be reviewed by a panel of Tri-State representatives.

Award Nomination Form

•• AWARD RECIPIENTS ••

2010  Charlie Casper ι Hardec's ι Kentucky 2015  Steve Kottak ι RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company ι North Carolina
2011  Albert Guarnieri, III ι Albert Guarnieri & Co ι Ohio 2016  David Tritsch ι Columbus Candy & Tobacco ι Ohio
2012  Rick Gummer ι Gummer Wholesale ι Ohio 2017  Kent Mills ι ITG Brands LLC ι Indiana
2013  Pat Carrico ι Richmond Master Distributors ι Indiana 2018  Jerry Ray ι Modern Distributors ι Kentucky
2014  Bob Weimuth ι Weimuth & Son Co ι Indiana 2019  Jim Perry ι Xcaliber International ι Ohio

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Add to Calendar aCLuDhaqizCaPxAftmqF167204 08/11/2021 08/13/2021 true America/New York Tri-State Tobacco and Candy Distributors Convention The Tri-State Tobacco and Candy Distributors Convention is one of the industry's favorite regional events for CEO's, buyers and top management of retail/c-store wholesalers who operate in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and the Midwest region. A must attend event for wholesalers, manufacturers, brokers and others engaged in the industry.  Networking  •  Golf Tournament  •  Cigar Dinner  •  Industry and Business Sessions Registration Form                 Hotel Reservations Don’t miss the Welcome News & Brews Session!Wednesday, August 11th ι 3:00pmSnacks + Drinks + News You Will Use  • Looking Around the Corner: Category and Industry Insights from Nik Modi of RBS Capital Markets •• Protecting your Business from Cybercrime •• Industry Issues Panel and Discussion • Schedule at a Glance Please note that Wednesday dinner is 'on your own' and Jack Binion's Steakhouse at Caesars is currently closed due to staffing and covid impacts.  Please check out these downtown New Albany options:  The Exchange Pub & Kitchen Dragon Kings Daughter Brooklyn and the Butcher Floyd County Brewing Company Habana Blues Bella Roma Boomtown Kitchen     OWMA Annual Membership MeetingThursday, August 12th ι 4:00pm Updates and discussion about politics, policy and association programs. Garry Adams Tri-State Memorial AwardThursday, August 12th The award will be presented at the Tri-State Cigar Dinner The Garry Adams Tri-State Memorial Award was established in 2010 to recognize an individual for their commitment to the industry and community. Garry was President of the Dittman Adams Company, past officer and member of the OWMA Board, and part of the team that took the Tri-State Convention from a vision to reality. He never stopped believing in the opportunities that the future holds for the Tri-State Convention, the tobacco industry and the c-store distribution channel. Any employee of a distributor member of the Tri-State Tobacco and Candy Distributor Convention states and any employee of a manufacturer or broker in the industry who exhibits the traits of industry, political and community/charitable involvement is eligible for nomination. Nominations will be accepted until July 30th and will be reviewed by a panel of Tri-State representatives. Award Nomination Form•• AWARD RECIPIENTS •• 2010  Charlie Casper ι Hardec's ι Kentucky 2015  Steve Kottak ι RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company ι North Carolina 2011  Albert Guarnieri, III ι Albert Guarnieri & Co ι Ohio 2016  David Tritsch ι Columbus Candy & Tobacco ι Ohio 2012  Rick Gummer ι Gummer Wholesale ι Ohio 2017  Kent Mills ι ITG Brands LLC ι Indiana 2013  Pat Carrico ι Richmond Master Distributors ι Indiana 2018  Jerry Ray ι Modern Distributors ι Kentucky 2014  Bob Weimuth ι Weimuth & Son Co ι Indiana 2019  Jim Perry ι Xcaliber International ι Ohio More Information - Updates Caesars Southern Indiana Hotel & Casino

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