The past few months have been a whirlwind. Businesses all over the country — both large and small — have had to make difficult decisions, laying off employees, cutting advertising budgets and taking steps to prepare for an uncertain future. All of this has been stressful and challenging.
Although there’s no way to know what the coming weeks and months will hold, as the owner of a gas station, convenience store or fuel company, it’s important that you protect your business, employees and loved ones. Navigating the rollercoaster caused by the pandemic isn’t easy, but it’s even more difficult if you go it alone. That’s why you should consider joining the Western Petroleum Marketers Association.
A network of like-minded professionals. We represent dozens of oil and gas businesses in eight western states. Our member companies regularly connect with one another online and (before the pandemic) in person, sharing tips, tricks and insights for improving efficiency, saving money and boosting customer service. This camaraderie allows for lifelong friendships and professional partnerships that can withstand anything.
Standing with state and federal governments. As a small- or medium-sized petroleum business, it’s difficult to stand out from the crowd. Major corporations tend to benefit from tax cuts and legislative rules, while the little guy is usually an afterthought. Here at WPMA, we have a team of lobbyists at the state and federal levels. These professionals work with legislators to ensure your business is seen and heard.
Resources for your success. As an organization, we want to see our member companies thrive. To facilitate your success, we offer several free resources, including discounts with UPS shipping, Hertz rental cars and health and life insurance through Federated. Additionally, we work with The Coalition for Responsible Tobacco Retailing to provide all of our members with behind-the-counter online training, signage and more.
Are you interested in learning more about our great organization? If so, we invite you to visit our website to look around. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. Then, when you’re ready, download, print and fill out an application form.