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JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Convenience store retailers have less than a week left to enter the Convenience Store News 2014 Spirit Awards for Community Outreach, which honor those that go the extra mile to improve the lives of the people in their local markets. Entries will be accepted through Sept. 15.
The annual awards include one Grand Award and three awards based on c-store chain size: one to 99 stores, 100 to 499 stores and 500-plus stores.
Winners will be selected based on the scope of giving, personal involvement of company management and associates, innovation and creativity of programs, and more.
Submissions must include detailed descriptions of the community service programs that took place during 2013-2014, along with a handling fee of $125.
Click here to view the contest rules and submit an entry.
The 2013 Grand Spirit Award winner was VERC Enterprises for its efforts to reach out to those in the community with physical or mental disabilities and associated challenges. Category winners were St. Romain Oil Co. (one to 99 stores), Alon Brands Inc. (100 to 499 stores) and CST Brands Inc./Corner Store (500-plus stores).