Category Archives: President’s Letters

President’s Letter

Dear SEBWA Members: Our 2016 SEBWA Fall Education Seminar & Plant Tour will take place October 13-14 in Blue Ridge, GA. The Seminar will take place at the Comfort Inn & Suites and the Plant Tour will take place at The Water House. Our program for this event is a “Leadership & Business Vision” seminar…
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President Letter

Dear SEBWA Members: Let me start out by saying WOW! What an awesome Plant tour and seminar we had at Highbridge Spring in Wilmore Kentucky. Let me say thanks to Linda Slagel and her team for opening their plant and hospitality. Thanks to all our speakers for taking the time to put a great presentation…
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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear SEBWA Members: Our upcoming SEBWA Fall Education Seminar & Plant Tour is all set and will take place at Highbridge Spring Water in Wilmore, Kentucky on October 22-23, 2015. The SEBWA Programs & Forums Committee, under the leadership of Clay Bell, has put together a quite informative program including an opportunity to visit one…
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Letter From The President

Dear SEBWA Members: SEBWA’s Fall Education Seminar was held on October 23rd & 24th in Orlando, Florida. It started off with a great meal at Charley’s Steakhouse where stories about the industry were shared. It was certainly good to break bread (and have a drink) with old friends! The seminar was hosted at Crystal Springs,…
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Letter From The President

Dear SEBWA Members, It is that time of year that we set our annual convention program. Our 2014 SEBWA Convention program is stacking up to be great and one you will not want to miss! This year we will return to Panama City to what is now the Wyndham Panama City Beach Resort. This convention…
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Letter from the President

Dear SEBWA Members, In October 2012, our last meeting, Clay Bell of Melwood Springs really went out of his way in providing an outstanding fall plant tour. If you haven’t eaten his home cooked barbecue and stew, you don’t know what you’ve missed. We ha a real good group in attendance. Our next meeting will…
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President’s Letter – February 2012

Right now, every state legislature within SEBWA’s membership jurisdiction is in session. Every legislative body, except Mississippi, has multiple bills proposed that affect the bottled water industry. As a quick overview, Florida has bills filed regarding a five cent per gallon tax on bottled water, a six percent surcharge on packages less than one gallon,…
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President’s Letter – November 2011

Looking Forward... It may seem early for bottlers, suppliers, and others in our industry to be thinking about next summer, but NOW is the time to start planning your attendance at the joint 2012 SEBWA & MABWA Convention and Trade Show. This fun-filled, training-filled, and grand time will be held in Orlando, FL starting June…
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President’s Letter 2011

Dear SEBWA Members: EXCITING PLANS!  Early in May, the SEBWA Board of Directors met electronically for a planning session for the upcoming year. Friday, October 14 will be a big day especially for Florida members, and anyone else who would love to spend the weekend in tropical Fort Lauderdale (Southwest Airlines serves Fort Lauderdale with…
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President’s Letter 2010

The Southeast Bottled Water Association is continuing an extremely positive path, with an actual year-over-year gain in membership, and aggressive plans for 2011. The SEBWA Board of Directors met late in September in Orlando, as part of the InterBev Convention (IBWA). Watch this website for the announcement, from committee chair Charles Waterloo, of a membership…
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