Council for Retail and Sales to hold check-signing ceremony

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. (August 30, 2021) – The Council for Retail and Sales (CRS), housed at DeSales University, will host a check-signing ceremony to recognize and celebrate two key partners.  On September 16, 2021, the CRS team, as well as key DeSales staff and faculty, will be joined by representatives from Walmart and The Giant Company at the conclusion of its board meeting. During the past two years, Walmart donated $20,750 to support general programs.  The Giant  Company donated $3,000, specifically earmarked to support the fall 2021 CRS Collegiate Case Challenge.

“We at the Council have been blessed with incredibly loyal sponsors and a wonderful board,” said Doc Ogden, Chair, Board of Directors for CRS. “The organization relies on donations to run and we value the partnerships we’ve made since CRS’ inception in 2009.”

Programs produced by CRS include a bi-annual student competition; Meet the Experts, a speaker series featuring a panel of experts from specific industries; a bi-annual video essay competition alternately sponsored by Sherwin-Williams and Walmart; industry symposiums and more. This fall’s collegiate competition, sponsored by Giant, will be held on the DeSales campus on October 29, 2021.  The top team will receive $1,200 to be divided by team members and a trophy.  The second place team will be awarded $400 to be divided by the team. Interested teams are invited to register to participate on the CRS website.

For more information about the CRS, membership and its upcoming events, visit the CRS website, contact Doc Ogden at, or Elaine Thode at