september 2022

    September 12, 2022

    Mission Statement
    The Southeast Governmental Fleet Managers Association has been serving professional fleet managers since 1993. This organization has grown to over 950 members which include fleet and public works managers, supervisors, purchasing and support personnel. Our members represent cities, counties, state, public service and school districts, colleges and universities. In 2005 we realized there was a need for the expansion of this organization to include, not only South Carolina, but the entire Southeast.

    Our goals are to provide training sessions and networking opportunities to our members during the year. In addition, our annual meeting attracts over one hundred exhibitors who offer products and services directly related to your fleet’s operations and technical sessions which address both management and repair related issues.

    If you have any questions we encourage you to give any of us a call. Also, please visit our website at We look forward to your agency being a part of the SGFMA.

    The goal of the SGFMA is:

    To foster and promote the advancement of the fleet profession through membership, association, and assistance to fellow fleet managers.
    To provide an open forum for the exchange of ideas, experience, and information related to the fleet management profession.
    To develop and promote improved standards and methods for the good management of fleet operations and assets.
    To seek the improvement of laws and regulations pertaining to fleet administration.
    Provide the exchange of information on procurement, maintenance, operation, and disposition of fleet equipment.
    Promote the professional, social, and personal interaction between members of the fleet management profession.
    To promote improved intergovernmental profession.

    September 16, 2022 To September 18, 2022

    The Home Improvement & Outdoor Living Show is your source for everything you need for your home – inside and out.
    This is the place for you to come and talk to the best on the building industry. If you want to build a new home or remodel your existing home, you’ll find builders and remodelers with years of experience and knowledge to make your dream home a reality.
    If you need a new roof, HVAC system, countertops, window and doors. These professionals are here, too.
    Do you want to turn your yard into an outdoor living space? You’ll Also find landscape designers, landscapers, pools, spas, sunrooms, outdoor kitchens and much more.
    Plus, Special Events and Features:
    • Seminars and Workshops Culinary Demonstration and Food Tastings.
    • Specialty Market Place featuring gourmet foods and everyday essentials to please your palate.
    • Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild exhibit featuring local artists.
    • Dogs & Cats from St Frances Animal Center will be at the show looking for their forever home.

    The Home Improvement and Outdoor Living Show has something for everyone…

    September 17, 2022

    The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) is the world’s largest mixed grappling tournament circuit with over 750,000 competitors worldwide.

    NAGA promotes grappling tournaments throughout the world that are open to all grappling styles. Our events have both No-Gi and Gi (BJJ) divisions. We welcome all ages and skill levels. NAGA has a division for you.

    September 23, 2022 To September 24, 2022

    The Everything Embroidery Market is the largest event of it’s kind for the embroidery, applique, and vinyl application industry. The show has quickly become a must attend event for small businesses, home based businesses, and crafters in this industry. At the event you will enhance your skills, knowledge, and techniques through our classes, grow your supplier list and stay on top of trends by shopping our vendors on the show floor. You will find everything from blanks, embroidery, heat press and cutter equipment, fabric, supplies and much more! Everything Embroidery Market is your source for starting a business, boosting sales and growing in the ever-changing industry of embroidery and heat vinyl application.

    Join the fun!
    Entrepreneurs, crafters, and enthusiasts our shows are for you!
    There is nothing like the energy of a trade show: like-minded individuals to meet, the chance to know your suppliers, find new products, new trends, new techniques, see the latest equipment, – the fun! WE GIVE YOU A FEW OPPORTUNITIES EACH YEAR TO JOIN US. Come to market or join us at one of our educational retreats.

    Excellent organization of class size and great presentations. Good variety of vendors.
    – Brenda Swaggard

    It was a great show. Learned lots in the classes, found some new suppliers, and drooled over my dream machine.
    – Michelle Tinsley

    How many days is the event?
    The Everything Embroidery Market is a two-day event with pre-show workshops and early check-in. You can enter and leave the event as many times as you wish during the two days.

    May I purchase a one day ticket?
    You may attend the Market as much or as little as you would like with your paid registration.

    When do I check-in?
    Check in will be open from 4:00 pm until 6:00pm for early arrivers the night prior to opening event. Check-in will be open beginning at 8:00 am each day of the event.

    What do I need to bring to check-in?
    After registering as an attendee and class registration, you will receive an email with your tickets. Print your tickets out and a staff member will scan your tickets and present your badge at the Check in/Registration desk.

    What is the closest airport to the event?
    Myrtle Beach International Airport

    May I purchase a ticket at the door?
    Yes – you may purchase a ticket at the door. Tickets are $28.00 at the door.

    Will there be classes every day?
    Yes, there will be classes available every day of the Market.

    Do you accept credit cards?
    Yes, we accept all credit cards using our secured stripe credit card payment link upon checkout.

    Will vendors be selling machines and software at the conference?
    Yes – most vendors you may purchase items from at the event. There may also be vendors you may need to order items from after the event as they may only be exhibiting a display at the Market.

    May I request a refund?
    All ticket purchases are non-refundable. Tickets to the Everything Embroidery Market are sold on the same basis as those for cultural performances, football games and other one-time events. Mark your calendar carefully since all admission and class tickets are non-refundable. You may transfer your ticket to another attendee if you are unable to attend.

    Will there be on-site food options available?
    Yes, there will be food available for purchase at the Convention Center.

    Is there an age minimum to attend this event?
    Yes, you must be 13 years or older to attend the event and all attendees over 18 will need a ticket. There is an exception for nursing infants, however there are no strollers allowed in the exhibit area due to insurance policies. Infants can be in the exhibitor area in a body carrier.


    September 28, 2022 To September 30, 2022

    The NCCSA is a service organization that exists to provide member schools in North Carolina the opportunity to choose from the programs, services, or products that they feel will help improve the quality of their school, students, and staff.