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WPMA 2019 Scholarships

$4,000 Scholarship Offered to High School Seniors   Do you have a graduating high school senior who is interested in pursuing more education? If you are a full-time employee of a WPMA member company, your son or daughter may be eligible to apply for the WPMA scholarship, which is available to the children of association …

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Millennials Outspending Other Generations on Food

In this piece, NACS explains how and why millennials are spending more money on food and beverage items, which includes convenience store purchases. It explains the findings of the study that it uses, which explains other things that both the younger and older generations are going with their purchasing power, such as moving away from …

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How Phillips 66 Is Leveraging the 5 Fundamentals That Drive Loyalty

In today’s world, it seems hard to be able to reliably cultivate loyalty from an ever-changing market. However, Phillips 66 has seemed to figure it out, so read here how they have retained loyal customers: https://www.cspdailynews.com/fuels/how-phillips-66-leveraging-5-fundamentals-drive-loyalty
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FDA Restricts Sales of Flavored E-Cigarettes, Cigars at Retail

The FDA has made changes to vape policy specifically to attempt to combat underage usage of tobacco, read full story below: https://www.convenience.org/Media/Daily/2019/Mar/14/1-FDA-Restricts-ECigarettes-Cigars-Sale_Operations  
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Webinar on Marijuana in the Workplace

The Federated Employment Practices Network is putting on a free webinar regarding how to handle medicinal marijuana in the workplace, as this territory is brand-new and ever-changing. Please click on the link below for more information:   FEPN Complimentary Webinar_Marijuana in the Workplace_March 19_2019
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Secret Service Warns of New Skimmers

The Philadelphia field office of the Secret Service has warned of a new way that people have been skimming without touching the dispensers. Please see below:   https://www.convenience.org/Media/Daily/2019/Feb/20/1-Contactless-Skimmers-Alerts_RiskManagement?utm_content=NACS%20Daily%20022019:%20newsarticle1%20(Secret%20Service%20Alerts%20Retailers%20About%20Contactless)&utm_source=NACS%20Daily&utm_campaign=NACS%20Daily%20022019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=234767  
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Are Your Drivers and Vehicles Ready For Winter?

Winter is here with a vengeance in some parts of the U.S., our recommended insurance carrier “FEDERATED” has some great driver and vehicles tips for you. Winter is tough on drivers and vehicles alike, making accidents more likely which increases your liability exposure. Please read and heed this great advice:     While it’s true …

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U.S. Convenience Retailing Industry Unites to Combat Trafficking

For Immediate Release January 7, 2018     U.S. Convenience Retailing Industry Unites to Combat Trafficking   ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Three leading convenience retailing media groups, Convenience Store Decisions, Convenience Store News and CSP, have teamed up with NACS to help combat human trafficking during Human Trafficking Awareness Month.   Together, the groups will help …

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Our team at Capitol Partners is excited and looking forward to 2019, as we are uniquely positioned to make an impact for our friends, clients, and the great citizens across Nevada.  We know that this next year has already made history for Nevada, with a supermajority of women in the Legislature and …

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Legislative Fun Facts

Capitol Partners, LLC – 2019 Nevada Legislature Fun  Facts Governor Steve Sisolak (D) Las Vegas Senate Majority Floor Leader:  Kelvin Atkinson (D) Las Vegas Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson (D) Las Vegas Governor Sisolak State of the State:    January 16, 2019 The 80th (2019) Session of the Nevada Legislature will begin on February 4, 2019. Legislature …

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80th Legislative Session Committee Assignments

Senate Committee Assignments:   Commerce and Labor Pat Spearman [Dem] (Chair), Kelvin Atkinson [Dem] (Vice Chair) Nicole Cannizzaro [Dem], James Ohrenschall [Dem], Chris Brooks [Dem], Joe Hardy [Rep], James Settelmeyer [Rep], Heidi Gansert [Rep] Breakdown: 5 Dem – 3 Rep   Education Mo Denis [Dem] (Chair), Joyce Woodhouse [Dem] (Vice Chair) Pat Spearman [Dem], Marilyn …

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Nevada Marketer Paul Anderson is Appointed to Sparks City Council

Nevada Petroleum Marketer Paul Anderson, of Pilot Thomas Logistics, was appointed today to the Sparks City Council. Paul was selected by newly elected Mayor Ron Smith to fill Mayor Smith’s unexpired term as the Ward 3 councilman. As manager of the Pilot Thomas Logistics government and overseas national contracts, Paul is based in Sparks, Nevada. …

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Oregon U.S. Representative to Propose VMT Pilot Program

Incoming House Transportation Committee Chairman Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) said on Dec. 5 that he plans to propose a National Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) pilot program. Congressman DeFazio’s home state of Oregon became the first state to establish a voluntary per-mile vehicle tax as an alternative method for infrastructure funding. Since the program’s launch in …

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Jerry Herbst of the Terrible Herbsts dies at age 80

Capitol Partners regrets to inform our friends and clients that Jerry Herbst passed away yesterday at age 80. “Jerry was a pioneer in petroleum marketing in Nevada for more than 60 years, having created the Terrible brand throughout Nevada,” said Jeremy Bautista, president of the Nevada Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association. Jerry was much …

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80th Legislative Session Committee Chairs and Leadership

Below you will find a list of the leadership of both the Democrats and Republicans in the 80th session of the Nevada State Legislature. This pertains to the Nevada Petroleum Marketers, as it is necessary to know the people that make decisions that affect the industry. While most of the committee chairs and partisan leadership …

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Blue, Blue, and Blue

Nevada Elections Update Provided by Capitol Partners NOVEMBER 8, 2018
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Nevada Petroleum Gives Away $4,000

Nevada Gives Away $4,000   Nevada Petroleum Marketers & C-Store Association and the WPMA Scholarship Foundation are proud to announce their Four Thousand Dollar scholarship that will be awarded to a Nevada high school senior in May, 2019.   Please promote this scholarship to an eligible son or daughter from your company.  But, the student must …

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Gas Prices Plunge Ahead of Midterms Except in Nevada

The Oil Price Information Service calls it a “colossal collapse” as gas prices head toward $2 per gallon. November 06, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – USA Today reports that gas prices are sliding down quickly ahead of the midterm elections today, falling from a national average of $2.78 per gallon to as low as $2.50 by …

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The Nevada Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act

The Nevada Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act The Nevada Equal Rights Commission has published its official notice for the new Nevada Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act.  Nevada employers with at least 15 employees full and or part-time employees including state and local governments MUST immediately post this notice in the workplace in a conspicuous place (e.g., where other legal …

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The 81st session of the Nevada State Legislature will begin in: