The New England Convenience Store and Energy Marketers Association recently honored recipients of its Store Operator of the Year Awards at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel and Conference Center in Norwood, Massachusetts.
“Our members are vital to local communities as they provide essential items such as food, gas, beverages and household items,” said Peter Brennan, NECSEMA executive director.
“We’ve seen very clearly over the past couple years that convenience stores are essential businesses and provide invaluable services to local neighborhoods. I’m proud of all of this year’s winners for providing service excellence, jobs and essential services and being exemplary community partners.”
The winners include:
- Owner Operator of the Year – Carlos Gonzabay, Old Greenwich Service Station, Old Greenwich, Connecticut;
- Manager of the Year – Angelina Casey, Seasons Corner Market, Smithfield, Rhode Island;
- Community Service Award – Kathy Lavallee, Energy North #2323, West Bath, Maine;
- Merchandising – Kim Arel-Bordeleau, EG Cumberland Farms, Keene, New Hampshire;
- Food Service – Mike Potter, Alltown Fresh Select, Waterford, Connecticut; and
- Customer Service – Karen Timberlake, The Mill – Summit Stores, Gill, Massachusetts.
The NECSEMA represents and promotes the interests of the convenience store and transportation fuel industries across New England by providing its members with legislative and regulatory advocacy on key issues and valued services for all members, including resources, networking, training and educational programs.
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