Ricker’s Director of Human Resources, Karen Mitchener has just been named one of the 2016 Top Women in Convenience in the Senior Leaders category by CSNews.
Mitchener has served as Ricker’s Director of Human Resources for more than 18 years and has played a central role in establishing Ricker’s HR department and the successful development and implementation of employee training and recognition programs.
The Top Women in Convenience program recognizes a diverse array of women in the convenience retail industry, including leaders, mentors and role models. Honorees are chosen based on nominations from their peers that illustrate a candidate’s innovative corporate initiatives, extraordinary financial and strategic accomplishments, astute-problem solving acumen, exceptional performance and selfless charitable participation, among other attributes that go above and beyond the call of duty.
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Ricker’s Convenience Stores is investing $150,000 in anti-skimming technology at its pumps company-wide to help protect its customers from credit card skimmers.
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Ricker’s convenience stores across central Indiana raised $30,000 for Salvation Army programs and services during the Christmas season. By collecting donations through counter kettles, Ricker’s was able to make a significant contribution to Indiana’s Division of The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign.
Founder and Chairman, Jay Ricker- along with Peter Dunn and Abdul-Hakim Shabazz- comments on the Governor’s State of the State, Indy Eleven’s New President and other timely topics on INsiders of Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick.
Watch the full segment here under the title “The INsiders: Governor’s State of the State, Indy Eleven’s New President, New Nonstop at Indy Airport.
The chairman of Ricker’s said he’s looking out for customer safety after a failed skimming attempt at one of his gas stations.
Last week, Ricker’s employees said they found an illegal credit card reading device, also known as a skimmer, inside one of their pumps near 71st and Zionsville Road.
To prevent this from reoccurring, Ricker said the company is doubling the work load on a nearly $600 thousand dollar security plan that was already being established.
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INDIANAPOLIS – Following its successful launches in Atlanta with BP and New Mexico with Alon 7-Eleven, GreenPrint LLC will expand to the Midwest through a partnership with Ricker’s. The companies have teamed up to introduce a Reduced Emissions Fuel Program across 32 Ricker’s convenience stores in the Indianapolis area.
The sustainability program reduces consumers’ tailpipe emissions through GreenPrint’s proprietary platform. The program does not require new software, hardware, or new tanks or equipment that would require capital expense and installation.
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Starting today (October 21), all Hamilton County Ricker’s Convenience Stores will offer anyone in an abusive situation a safe refuge and place to call for help. Alternatives Incorporated, a nonprofit specializing in the prevention of domestic violence, and United Way of Central Indiana are partners to extend the service throughout Hamilton County.
Ricker’s Convenience Stores are scheduled to raise its entry wage to $9 an hour on July 1, 2015. The wage will increase to $10 after one year of employment with the company.
Founder and Chairman, Jay Ricker- along with Mike Hicks and Bryan Brenner- comments on GM’s recent investment in Fort Wayne and other timely topics on INsiders of Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick.
Watch the full segment here under the title “INsiders: GM’s Big Investment, Indy 500 Reaction.”
CARMEL, In. – On Friday, May 22, Congressman Marlin Stutzman will serve as “Clerk for a Day” at Ricker’s Convenience Stores as part of the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) In Store program. The special event will take place from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Ricker’s Coldwater store located at 5823 Coldwater Road in Fort Wayne.
The nationwide program affords U.S. legislators the opportunity to gain knowledge and first-hand experience of the convenience and fuel retailing industry by allowing them to work at the front counter alongside employees. The goal is for the elected officials to return to Congress with a better understanding of the industry and, consequently, be more equipped to make decisions about the legislation that greatly affects it.