Source has been involved with and has been a member of IFRA since we got started about forty years ago. We have grown a lot since then and IFRA has been there every step of the way. And we have fond, and perhaps exaggerated, memories of hospitality suites after shows in the Chicago area. The annual gathering is always great fun, and we have several folks that have sore shoulders after the clay shoots. From Stage II vapor recovery and the 98 tank regs and regional legislation to EMV and E15 and today’s revised UST regulations, and even pandemic response, IFRA is a critical resource and a model for state petroleum marketer associations. And the M-PACT show popularity over the years, and how the show is being handled this year, both demonstrate that the IFRA is looking out for the interest of its members.
Vice President of Marketing
Source North America Corporation
As COO for our 13 store chain of stores called Rmart, I am a proud member of the IFRA. This organization has been extremely helpful over the last year, as our organization has had to handle a variety of obstacles and issue. Their timely and helpful support has helped us to navigate over some difficult obstacles such as the following.
• Overcoming the State of Illinois proposal to ban all menthol tobacco products
• Advice as to how to properly handle the recent PPP loan process.
• Helping to fight the recent home rule fuel tax proposals by the legislative branch.
• Working with the Governor’s office to propose effective Phase 2 Covid 19 guidelines at the retail level.
This organization is now effectively keeping pace with the rapid evolution that is occurring in the fuel and convenience stores in Illinois over the last few years. We appreciate their support and look forward to their continued improvement.
Why be involved with IFRA? It is the right thing to do!