Schedule of Events

Saturday, July 14

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm              Board of Directors Luncheon Meeting

5:30 pm – 11:00pm               Children and Teen Programs for Board Members and Titanium/Diamond/Emerald/Platinum Sponsors

9:00 pm – 11:00 pm              Board and Titanium/Diamond/Emerald/Platinum Sponsor Dessert & Coffee Reception (overlooking the ocean at the Beach Club)

Sunday, July 15

8:00 am – Noon                    Vendor/Sponsor Set-Up

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm                Registration/Vendor Showcase

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm                Family Photo Shoot

6:00 pm – 11:00 pm            Children and Teen Programs

6:15 pm – 7:00 pm                 Reception

6:15 pm – 8:30 pm                Live Auction Preview

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm               Dinner

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm              Awards Recognition

Store Manager of the Year Recognition

Retailer of the Year Recognition

Independent Retailer of the Year Recognition

Supplier of the Year Recognition

Hall of Fame Induction                         

9:00 pm – 11:00 pm              After Dinner Cocktail Reception


Monday, July 16

7:00 am- 8:30 am                  Breakfast and Late Registration

8:15 am – 5:00 pm                 Children and Teen Programs

8:30 am –10:30 am              Legislative Panel Presentation

11:30 am – 2:30 pm              Distillery Tour with a Mixology Class. (Limit to first 40)

11:00 am – until                     Golf: First Come First Serve. (Limit to first 36)

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm              Hospitality Suite Open

6:00 pm – 11:00 pm             Children and Teen Programs

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm               Attendees – Dinner on your own                                   

9:00 pm – 11:00 pm              Live Auction


Monday Morning: Legislative Program and Participants from 8:30 am – 10:30 am 

SCACS’s involvement in the legislative process is probably the most recognizable benefit for members – suppliers and retailers! After all, the legislative process regulates how, when, where, and sometime how much we are able to do business in this state.

This year, the association has invited some of the major players in the legislative arena in the state. As several hot topics continue to affect our industry, you don’t want to miss this popular panel discussion. Issues that directly affect SCACS members’ businesses will also be on the agenda. As always, we will ask our legislative guests to make themselves available to you for some one-on-one time as well as other group interactions throughout the SCACS convention.

Make plans to spend time with and hear from legislators including: Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Representative Brian White; Representative Gary Simrill; Senator Shane Martin; Senator Mike Gambrell and Senator Larry Grooms.

Brian WhiteChairman of House Ways and Means Committee, Representative Brian White 

Rep. White is a Republican who represents Anderson County.  He has served as Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee for the past six years.  Brian, his wife Courtney and their three daughters have been our guests for many years at the SCACS convention.

Representative Gary Simrill

Rep. Simrill is a Republican who represents York County.  Gary has been a guest at the SCACS convention previously.



Shane MartinSenator Shane Martin 

Sen. Martin is a Republican who represents Spartanburg, Greenville and Union counties.  He serves on the Senate Finance, General Medical Affairs and Rules Committees.  Shane, his wife Amy and their children, Ashlyn and Aidan, are familiar faces at the SCACS convention, having attended for many years.


Mike GambrellSen. Mike Gambrell

Sen. Gambrell is a Republican who represents Anderson, Abbeville and Greenwood counties.  Mike and his wife, Reene, have attended several SCACS conventions.


Sen. Larry Grooms

Sen. Grooms is a Republican who represents Berkeley & Charleston  counties.  Grooms and his wife, Carol and children, have attended several SCACS conventions. Senator Grooms is also a member of SCACS and has a convenience store in Bonneau, SC.




Monday Program: Distillery Tour with a Mixology Class from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm 

Come experience Hilton Head Island’s only Rum & Vodka distillery. Hilton Head Distillery was founded by two world class, small batch distilleries that came together to create something truly unique. On your guided tour of the distillery, you will explore the rich history of rum, learn the extensive process of crafting fine spirits first-hand, and conclude with a tasting flight of all products.

Following the tour and tasting, enjoy a 90-minute hands-on lesson focusing on the art of crafting modern spirits. Led by a professional mixologist, guests will walk away with the knowledge to concoct their own their very own delicious cocktail!

This program is perfect for both men and women alike. The only problem is . . . the program is limited to the first 40. So, sign up quickly.


Monday Program: Golf Tee-Times start at 11 am

summer golf classic

Once again this year, the SCACS staff will be making tee-time appointments for those interested in playing golf on Monday. For those who sign up, the tee-times will be arranged beginning at 11 am.

Golfers will be offered the opportunity to “stock the cooler” from the SCACS Hospitality Suite before leaving for golf. It will be on a first come, first served basis, so sign up early. The tournament is limited to the first 36 players.


Monday Evening: Live Auction from 9 pm – 11 pm

SCACS Live Auction is back!  Come join us on Monday evening after your dinner at 9 pm for some entertaining buys with Rich Mione, there will be some additional fun games for everyone, so come play and help SCACS raise money for the “Political Action Committee” (PAC) fund.




Tuesday, July 17

7:00 am – 9:00 am                    Breakfast

8:15 am – 5:00 am                      Children and Teen Programs

9:00 am – 10:00 am                  Keynote Speaker – Frank Martin, Head Coach for the University of South Carolina Men’s Basketball Team

10:00 am – 10:30 am                Coffee/Juice Break

10:30 am – 11:30 am                 SCACS General Membership Meeting and Committee Member Recognition

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm                    Family Picnic Lunch

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm                  Hospitality Suite Open

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm                   In-Shore/near-Shore Fishing: First Come First Serve. (Limit to first 16)

1:30 pm – 5:00 pm                    Reminiscing at the Pool

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm                  Corn Hole Tournament

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm                 Magical Family Fun Night and back by popular demand, “20 Ride Band”


Tuesday Educational Session: Coach Frank Martin from 9 am – 10 am 

Frank Martin was named the head men’s basketball coach at the University of South Carolina on March 27, 2012 becoming the 32nd head coach in the history of the South Carolina program. Martin was named the 2017 Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year after leading the Gamecocks to the Final Four and to the best season in school history for the 2016-2017 season.

Since his appointment as head coach in Columbia, Martin, 51, and his wife Anya, have become fixtures in the community. He has spoken at numerous events, including Gamecock Club chapter events, numerous community council and rotary club events, coaching clinics, the Fathers and Families Decades of Dads event and the Heroes in Blue Knight of Honor Gala, among others. Martin has also been honored with several community awards, including being named a 2016 Fatherhood Champion at the Palmetto State Fatherhood Awards Breakfast and Fundraiser. A native of Miami, Fla., Martin earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Florida International in 1993. He and his wife, Anya, have three children, Brandon, Amalia and Christian.

Make plans to come hear from our Keynote Speaker Coach Frank Martin on Tuesday, July 17 from 9 -10 am.



Tuesday Program: In-shore/near-shore Fishing start at 1 pm 

SCACS has many fishermen and women, so we will be providing you with an opportunity to get out on the water on Tuesday. SCACS has chartered boats to fish off the coast with as many as five people per boat. For those interested in fishing on Tuesday, the times will begin at 1 pm. It will be on a first come, first served basis, so sign up early. This opportunity is limited to the first 16 to register.



Tuesday Afternoon: Corn hole Tournament from 2 pm – 4 pm 


Have you signed up for the corn hole tournament on Tuesday afternoon?  Slots fill up fast so register your two-man team today!  You will be given a time slot at registration, at the time head over to behind the infinity pool and you will find SCACS’ corn hole tournament! Who will win this year?




Tuesday Night’s Family Fun Dinner and Music: Magical Evening with “20 Ride band” – back by popular demand. 

We are excited to once again feature the great music of the Zac Brown cover band “20 Ride.” If you didn’t get a chance to hear “20 Ride” last year; you don’t want to miss out this year. SCACS is also hosting a magical family fun night with magicians and balloon artists so bring everyone and let’s have fun!




Children/Teen Programs

More information coming soon.


Register for the 2018 Annual Convention here

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Refund requests must be made in writing by hannah@scacs.org by July 1, 2018.  No refunds are available after this time.


Please indicate if you have special meal requests or dietary restrictions. Dietary requests will be considered when available, however, it may not be possible to provide for all requests. Please notify conference staff if you require special foods by emailing hannah@scacs.org or calling 803-419-0804.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact SCACS Headquarters by phone at (803) 419-0804 or by email at hannah@scacs.org.  Also, please pass this information along to your friends, colleagues, and family who may not be members of SCACS, and encourage them to take part in this event.