September 24, 2020
Starting this month, the Inside the Loop email will be sent out every other Thursday.

In between issues, you can remain connected to RGCA through our LinkedIn page, discussion boards, and weekly virtual coffee breaks.

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!
Jeff Hood (pictured with SNL's Kenan Thompson) is Director of Financial Projects, Zaxby's.

How long have you been in the gift card industry? I became fully engaged in the industry in 2018.

What’s one fun non-gift card related fact about you? I'm a fifth-year high school football official on Friday nights during the fall.

What is something you think our members should know about gift cards? If you think you know everything there is to know about the gift card industry, you’re lagging behind. This is an ever-changing business. Be willing to have dialogue with colleagues, volunteer, network, read news about the industry on a regular basis, study analytics and data, listen, watch, learn and be a mentor.

NEXT MEMBER ORIENTATION OCTOBER 19 at 2PM CT
Want to learn more about RGCA?

This online session provides an overview of the RGCA, its initiatives, and how to make the most of your membership. Designed for new member brands, new staff at existing member brands, and anyone who would benefit from a refresher on RGCA member benefits.

Topics covered include navigating the member-only website content, details on legal and PR benefits, upcoming events (virtual and in-person), and how to get involved. There will also be time for questions from participants.

NEXT WEEK'S COFFEE BREAK:
LOOKING AT GIFT CARDS' FUTURE
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.

On October 1, Krista Lee of Fiserv will host a discussion on future gift card trends. And the on October 8, Michelle Brasfield of TIGTA will join us for a discussion on how the Treasury and DOJ are approaching fraud this holiday season.

Here's how to join!

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GIFT CARD ROUND-UP

QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, IDEAS?
Megan Flanagan, Executive Director
RGCA
mflanagan@thergca.org