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May 2017 Issue

Business Management

Five Students Win PEI Kemp Scholarships

Five outstanding students have won the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) Foundation’s Charles D. Kemp Scholarships for the 2017 – 2018 academic year, PEI announced.   Scholarship recipients are: Koral Tolifson, daughter of Chris Tolifson, Westmor Industries, Morris, Minnesota; Ashlyn Childs, daughter of Scott Childs, Oscar W. Larson,...

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RFA Congratulates Governor Branstad on Senate Approval to be U.S. Ambassador to China

May 25, 2017 • App Homepage, Business ManagementComments Off on RFA Congratulates Governor Branstad on Senate Approval to be U.S. Ambassador to China

The U.S. Senate gave final approval to the nomination of Iowa Governor Terry Branstad to be U.S. Ambassador to China. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen had the following comment:   “The RFA congratulates Governor Branstad...

AFPM Taps Edelman’s Zarraby to Head Communications

May 25, 2017 • App Homepage, Business ManagementComments Off on AFPM Taps Edelman’s Zarraby to Head Communications

The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) announced that Jaime Zarraby will join the organization as Senior Vice President, Communications.   “We are thrilled to add someone with Jaime’s talent and expertise to AFPM’s leadership...

Massachusetts Petroleum Council Hires David O’Donnell as Associate Director

May 25, 2017 • App Homepage, Business ManagementComments Off on Massachusetts Petroleum Council Hires David O’Donnell as Associate Director

Massachusetts Petroleum Council (MPC) announced David O’Donnell as the new Associate Director for the American Petroleum Institute’s (API’s) division in Massachusetts.   “O’Donnell has a strong background in promoting economic and job...

NRF: Retail CEOs Travel to Washington to Tell Lawmakers “Yes” on Tax Reform, “No” on BAT

May 25, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on NRF: Retail CEOs Travel to Washington to Tell Lawmakers “Yes” on Tax Reform, “No” on BAT

The National Retail Federation (NRF) is bringing 20 retail executives from businesses large and small to Washington to meet with key administration officials and congressional leaders to try to keep a proposed $1 trillion border adjustment tax (BAT) out...

NRF: “A Lot of Work Ahead” for Health Care Reform

May 24, 2017 • App Homepage, Business ManagementComments Off on NRF: “A Lot of Work Ahead” for Health Care Reform

The National Retail Federation (NRF) issued the following statement from Vice President for Health Care Policy Neil Trautwein, following the Congressional Budget Office’s release of its latest score for the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The score...

ExxonMobil Commemorates UTeach 20th Anniversary with Grant to Support Classroom Projects

May 24, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on ExxonMobil Commemorates UTeach 20th Anniversary with Grant to Support Classroom Projects

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the UTeach program, ExxonMobil has provided a grant of more than $275,000 to DonorsChoose.org, which will provide each public school UTeach alumnus with funding for classroom projects. The UTeach program is an...

Gulf Oil Becomes Official Partner of the Pittsburgh Penguins

May 24, 2017 • App Homepage, Business ManagementComments Off on Gulf Oil Becomes Official Partner of the Pittsburgh Penguins

Gulf Oil has announced a major sponsorship agreement with the National Hockey League’s (NHL’s) Pittsburgh Penguins.   Gulf Oil has a deep-rooted history of outstanding service and involvement in the Pittsburgh community, making this...

NACS: USDA Announces SNAP Final Rule Delay

May 19, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on NACS: USDA Announces SNAP Final Rule Delay

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food & Nutrition Service (FNS), which oversees the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formally posted an announcement on its website that “passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 has...

NACS: Consumers and Retailers Push to Protect Swipe Fee Reform

May 19, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on NACS: Consumers and Retailers Push to Protect Swipe Fee Reform

In a newly released TV spot, the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) has captured the nature of an effort to repeal swipe fee reform.    “The Big Banks, in their continual effort to avoid transparency and chase government bailouts,...