Archie Manning addresses 111th GMA Annual DInner

Archie Manning, GMA, Bourbon Street Bash

“We have been very blessed,” Archie Manning said many times, as he answered questions at the 111th Annual GMA Dinner.  More than 775 people enjoyed the Bourbon Street Bash themed dinner at the Koury Convention Center.  Manning was the featured speaker and encouraged the group of business leaders to set goals, respect others, and work hard.

Aesthetic Images Photography was on hand to document the event.

GMA 111th Annual Dinner Gallery

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Archie Manning is a former College All America (Ole Miss), NFL All Pro Quarterback (New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers, Minnesota Vikings), successful businessman, author, and father of Peyton and Eli Manning (NFL quarterback greats).  Learn More Here.

During the Dinner on February 23, Manning told stories of his days as a player, of his family, and the lessons of the game of football.  He gave inspiration for future success, no matter what what one does.  He stressed hard work and sense of humor.

The Manning family has enjoyed a life of success and love based on faith, family and football. Archie and Olivia Manning raised their sons with the philosophy that “it’s the right thing to do, so do the right thing.” The result, which Archie and Peyton capture so clearly, is a tribute to the values Americans hold in high regard: work hard, stand up for what you believe in, treat each person with respect and be grateful for what you have and for what you have achieved.

The Guilford Merchants Association is a business membership organization focused on supporting member companies with educational programming, lead generation activities, marketing opportunities, and overall enrichment while serving as a catalyst for community growth and prosperity.

GMA is comprised of approximately 1000 members throughout the Triad.  Although the name suggests that most members are in the retail business, we are actually comprised of 74% Business to Business/Consumer Services, with the remaining 26% including Restaurants/Hospitality, Retail, Non-Profits, and Universities/Colleges/Government.