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As industry leaders, BGJ Group principals and associates are active or past members of industry associations and boards, and have been honored for their service to various aspects of the retail industry (abbreviated list below).  A member of the BGJ Group can always  found at all major retail industry conferences for the following associations, and frequently at regional meetings as well

National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), Advisory Board
The Food Marketing Institute (FMI), Advisory Board
The Global Market Development Center (GMDC), Advisory Board
The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), Advisory Board
Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), Advisory Board
Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC)
Hudson News Distributors, Advisory Board
Excel Share Group, Chairman
The Red Cross of Columbiana County, Board member
TPI’s JDF campaign, Vice Chairman
The Youngstown State University Athletic Board
Park City Group, Board Director
Globalworx, Inc., Board Director
Directors Club
Direct Technology Group


MMR Seven People that made a Difference in 2013
MMR Seven Retailers that made a Difference in 2008
MMR Seven Retailers that made a Difference in 2006.
IPDA Frank Herrera Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008
PLMA Retailer of the Year (1997)