October 22, 2020
In-Store Gift Card Displays Added to RGCA Discussion Boards

We've added a page on the RGCA discussion boards to post and review displays from across the country. Be sure to follow the topic to receive notificaitons of new images.

MEET A MEMBER
RGCA is a group of talented, passionate, and fun gift card professionals who all work to advance the retail gift card industry. Let's meet one of our members!
Steve Kane is Senior Vice President, Client Development at SVS.

How long have you been in the gift card industry? 14 years.

What’s one fun non-gift card related fact about you? I was the marketing agent for a group of about 30 NBA players for a short time in the 90’s.

What is something you think our members should know about gift cards? I think it’s super important to remember the branding value and product marketing we provide with gift cards….sometimes more valuable than the financial transaction aspect we and our companies focus on.

LEGAL AND LEGISLATIVE UPDATES - INCLUDING MEMO ON GIFT CARD TAX ISSUES
As a benefit for RGCA members, our legal consultants have prepared this memo addressing several tax issues related to gift cards.

The October legislative update has also been posted to the website.

Remember that one of your member benefits is 2.5 hours per year with Elish Meyers (lmeyers@rousepc.com) on any gift card legal matter.

NATIONAL USE YOUR GIFT CARD DAY JAN 16
Thank you to Tracy and Jackie for joining us at today's coffee break to talk about National Use Your Gift Card Day, scheduled for January 16, 2021.

If you'd like to learn more, contact info@useyourgiftcard.com.

HELP SHAPE OUR 2021 FORUM
Are you interested in helping to shape the 2021 RGCA Forum?

We are looking for volunteers to help plan our key annual event. The committee will have two groups - one focusing on the content and eduction, and the other on the overall conference experience.

If you are interested in sharing your talents and vision, or would like more information, please contact Quincy Gottwig at qgottwig@thergca.org.

COFFEE BREAKS CONTINUE ON THURSDAYS
Our virtual coffee breaks have been excellent opportunities to share knowledge and connections between RGCA members. Remember to join us every Thursday at 10:30am CT/11:30am ET for casual conversations on a variety of topics.

If you have requests for discussion topics and/or would like to lead a discussion, please contact Megan Flanagan at mflanagan@thergca.org.

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GIFT CARD ROUND-UP

QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, IDEAS?
Megan Flanagan, Executive Director
RGCA
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