NAG: Your Association. Your Advocate. Your Partner For Industry Education. Programs Designed Exclusively For You.
This is your association; we are a community. NAG is made up of savvy businesses – just like yours – that come together to build profits and relationships, share ideas, cut costs and become smarter operators. We have been connecting retailers, suppliers and promoting industry education for more than 35 years with the goal of providing strength and stability for businesses in the convenience store and petroleum industry. We are your advocate and your partner, and your provider of programs exclusive to association membership.
Why NAG Membership Matters
There are many advantages from a relationship with an association like NAG. First, you will become a better operator. Association membership not only provides security in vested interests, but also empowers the members of the association to advance their own work while knowing that other members are also working to protect their interests. As part of the association, members can then leverage those connections with like-minded partners. Finding a dependable association may seem difficult, but best relationships are found in some key features of dependable business associations.
Hear what NAG members have to say:
“One of the most beneficial benefits of being involved with NAG is the networking. Not just while attending the conference, but throughout the year, being able to reach out to colleagues across the industry to ask questions and to share ideas of what is and is not working. In my mind it is the best value of any of the many conferences I have attended over the years.”
– Doug Galli, Vice President, General Manager, Crosby’s Reid Stores Inc., NAG Board Chairman
“NAG provides the opportunity for me to share and learn from other retailers as well as interact with key vendors on a one to one basis. The seminars are informative and on target with relevant industry issues. I can bring ideas or items back to my organization for consideration or use. The networking helps build relationships in a more relaxed format.”
– Brad Chivington, Senior Vice President, High’s of Baltimore
“There are many opportunities to attend conferences in the convenience store industry, but NAG is an invaluable industry resource for anyone looking for information and networking. NAG is the closest thing to a share group filled with savvy merchants that help each other raise the collective bar for the convenience retail industry.”
– Derek Gaskins, Chief Marketing Officer, Yesway
“As a smaller chain marketer, NAG has been a great outlet to connect with companies similar to Clipper. We have developed new relationships at NAG events that will last forever as we support one other through the various challenges in our industry. Beyond the networking opportunities, NAG develops very thoughtful programming at all of its events to make our industry better.”
– Ed Hong, Vice President, Wholesale Fuels, Clipper Petroleum
“NAG creates intimacy by controlling the size of its gatherings which allows retailers the type of engagement that is unmatched by larger industry gatherings. If one of your objectives is to build Trusting Relationships, NAG can deliver.”
– Gus Olympidis, Founder and CEO, Family Express, 2019 Recipient of the NAG Lifetime Award for Convenience Retailing
“NAG is a great place to network and share ideas. I feel like I’m part of a large share group and always leave the conference or a NAG event with new opportunities and ideas.”
– Peter Tamburro, General Manager, Clifford Fuel
“There are so many opportunities to attend conference in the convenience store industry. NAG is the one organization that is by far the most educational and informative for our business. I look forward to the networking and open exchange of ideas.”
– Brent Mouton, President and CEO, Hit-n-Run Food Stores
“All the knowledge that was present at the NAG Conference combined with a willingness to share both successes and failures was astonishing! From one simple conversation, we have implemented changes within our organization that will net us an additional $19,500 in bottom line profits annually. That is a great return on a small investment, and it stemmed from one meeting!”
– Larry Hogue, Vice President, Shop Rite Food Stores