Convenience retailer Sheetz, Inc. went home with top honors Monday, January 16, as it received the Women’s Wear Daily/ExecTech Retail Community Service Award at Gotham Hall in New York City.
The awards are given annually by Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), a national apparel industry magazine, to five top companies across the country to celebrate and showcase retailers’ long history of involvement in, and support of, worthy causes such as; enhancing education, youth outreach and caring for the ill. Sheetz vice president of operations, Travis Sheetz, and director of brand development, Colleen Devorris, traveled to New York to accept the award.
Sheetz, Inc. was chosen from among dozens of companies in recognition of its leadership in community service. “We are certainly very proud to be acknowledged in this way on a national level,” said Stan Sheetz, president and CEO of the chain, which operates 320 stores across six states. “It’s nice to know our efforts are appreciated and we’ll continue to try and do good work for our communities.” Along with the award Sheetz, Inc. was featured in an article in the January 11, edition of WWD.
The award ceremony, which was attended by more than 200 retail executives in town for the National Retail Federation conference, was hosted by Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and Intel. The guest keynote speaker was Tom Brokaw, former news anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News. Fellow award winners included Mervyns, The Sac, QVC and LilyAnn’s Lingerie.