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provides a variety of services and programs for its members to help keep
them informed, maximize profitability, reduce costs, access industry contacts
and resources, and solve operational problems. Click on any of the following
to learn more about that service or proram.
Show & Convention
The annual Convention and Trade Show is the biggest NYACS event of the
year, attracting retail operators of all sizes and leading C-store suppliers
and service providers from throughout the region. The 2012 edition is
May 16-17 at the OnCenter in Syracuse.
The annual Fall Conference is an opportunity to examine future trends
in the C-store industry, make and renew contacts between retailers and
suppliers, and salute vendors for their ongoing support of the association.
It does not involve trade show exhibits. This year's Fall Conference -- which will also be a celebration of NYACS' 25th anniversary -- is
Tuesday and Wednesday, September 13-14, in Alexandria Bay NY, with the Chairman's Open Golf Tournament on the 13th.
NYACS members receive a free copy of, and free listing in, the annual Membership
Directory, published in the spring. They also receive a complimentary
subscription to the NYACS newsletter STOREfronts, which is printed six times a year, and
a free subscription to our weekly STOREfronts Online newsletter.
NYACS provides a variety of learning opportunities for store owners, managers,
and employees throughout the year. Presented as stand-alone seminars or
as part of the Trade Show or Fall Conference, they cover topics such as
technology, human resources, food service, motor fuel operations, customer
service, and compliance issues. In addition, NYACS and the Food Industry
Alliance of New York State have jointly formed "Responsible Retailers
of New York" to provide certified tobacco sales training and alcohol
sales training to retail personnel statewide.
are eligible for discount rates on credit card processing and equipment
through Payment Processing Consultants Inc. of Pittsford NY. In addition
to low transaction rates, the programs has no application fee, no reprogram
fee, no annual fee, and no charge for supplies. Both Retail and Associate
members are eligible.
Controlling insurance costs while ensuring adequate coverage when you
need it is a difficult balancing act for convenience store owners and
operators. Bailey Haskell & LaLonde specializes in insurance counseling
and risk management for the C-store industry. NYACS members can obtain
a free survey and proposal in the areas of general insurance, bonds, liquor
liability, underground storage tanks, alternative risk financing, and
NYACS members qualify for discounts of 10% to 20% on mystery shopper and
compliance check services provided by C-chex, The Compliance Company.
Specializing in internal alcohol and tobacco sale compliance checks, they
use a combination of an adult supervisor and minor as a shopping team
and work closely with you to customize a program to fit your needs.
The NYACS Scholarship Foundation provides financial assistance
to qualified undergraduate students who are employees or immediate family
members of employees of NYACS member retail, wholesale, or supplier companies.
The scholarships of $250 to $1,000 are payable directly to the accredited college,
university or technical school. Click here for scholarship application.
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