Annual Convention and Trade Show
FREE entry to the 3-day Convention and 2-day Trade Show for owners, managers, and their employees (14 years and older).  This is the industry’s premier forum for products, services, and information catering to the ice cream and fast food business.

Educational Seminars
FREE admission to seminars at the Annual Convention, sessions are specific to timely issues regarding the ice cream and fast food business along with breakout sessions and hands on demonstrations.

ServSafe Certification
Food Managers need to know food safety and the critical importance of its role and how to share food safety knowledge with every employee.  Taught by a certified instructor at the Annual Convention at a discount for members.

Friends First Program
For first time convention members. Our goal is to have first-time members feel welcome and will match you with a volunteer to welcome you and provide general information about the convention.

Mentor Program
Matching emerging leaders within the ice cream and fast food industry with seasoned professionals to learn from one another and enjoy a stronger professional experience.

The Ward J. Anderson Scholarship
Established in 1990 and named in honor of our founder, scholarships are awarded annually to student employees of it’s members.

Constant Contact
Powerful marketing tool made easy to grow your business.  GLIC+FFA has partnered with Constant Contact to provide members up to a 25% discount and can try this for 60-days free.

Group Facebook
Members enjoy a closed “Members Only” Facebook page to ask questions, share ideas, and network with fellow members.

Published quarterly with informative articles on industry topics, recipe ideas, store promotions, and more.

Enables us to communicate with members on fast breaking information.

E-Membership Directory
Allows members to find and connect with store members and supplier members instantly.

E-Resource Directory
Valuable information to operate your business better, includes; Workplace Posters and Human Resource forms.

Networking Opportunities
Tap into some of the best minds in the industry – your peers!  Share ideas discuss trends, ask questions, and receive immediate answers.

Board of Directors
Membership of all types carry the right to vote and to hold office as a member of the Great Lakes Ice Cream + Fast Food Association, if elected by the membership at large.