Ricker’s Donates $500K to New Anderson Ivy Tech Campus

Posted on August 18th, 2015

On Thursday, August 6, Ivy Tech Community College, the country’s largest community college, hosted a ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new Anderson campus. The event took place at the new campus located at 815 E 60th St in Anderson, Indiana.

Ricker’s announced that it will donate a total of $500,000 to Ivy Tech, and its new Anderson campus, as a way to give back to the community in which it found its start. This gift marks Ricker’s largest single philanthropic contribution to date.

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Ricker’s Convenience Stores Increase Entry Wage to $9- Wage to Increase to $10 After One Year of Employment

Posted on June 25th, 2015

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.

Jay Ricker Featured on Inside Indiana Business Panel

Posted on June 2nd, 2015

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.”

 

Congressman Marlin Stutzman as “Clerk for a Day” at Ricker’s

Posted on May 18th, 2015

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.

Congresswoman Susan Brooks Serves As “Clerk for a Day” at Ricker’s

Posted on May 18th, 2015

CARMEL, In. – On Friday, May 22, Congresswoman Susan Brooks 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 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Ricker’s Carey Road store located at 3334 E 146th Street in Carmel.

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.

Ricker’s and Nissan Team Up to Fuel Electric Cars

Posted on April 1st, 2015
​INDIANAPOLIS – Ricker’s announced a new partnership with Nissan to help bring the auto manufacturers “No Charge to Charge” program to Indianapolis, providing two years of no-cost, public charging to Indianapolis-area Nissan LEAF buyers. The Indianapolis-based convenience store operator will install fast-charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) at nine Ricker fueling stations across Central Indiana, the largest city-wide deployment of EV chargers at a chain of fueling stations in the U.S.
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Jay Ricker Featured on Inside Indiana Business Panel

Posted on February 17th, 2015

 Founder and Chairman, Jay Ricker- along with Erin Albert and Peter Dunn- comments on the Hoosier Hot 50 Jobs List and other timely topics on INsiders with Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick.

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Indianapolis Business Journal Notes the Exciting Direction of Ricker’s New Stores

Posted on January 21st, 2015

Reporter Andrea Muirragui Davis of the Indianapolis Business Journal noted the upscale direction in which Ricker’s brand is headed in her article, “Convenience chain going upscale as it plots new stores.” The article discusses Ricker’s new locations in Hamilton County and its features that help the company break the convenience store mold including made-to-order burritos, self-serve frozen yogurt and premium brewed-by-the-cup coffee.

Read IBJ’s full article here.

Jay Ricker Named Chairman of The Fuels Institute

Posted on November 25th, 2014

Jay Ricker, chairman and founder of Ricker Oil Co. was elected chairman of the Fuels Institute. The election took place November 20 during the Fuels Institute’s Annual Meeting and Fuels Summit in Newport Beach, CA.  Andy Viens, president of global marketing for Phillips 66 Co. (Houston, TX), was elected treasurer and Fuels Institute Executive Director John Eichberger was re-elected secretary.

The Fuels Institute, founded by NACS in 2013, is a non-profit research-oriented think tank dedicated to evaluating market issues related to vehicles and the fuels that power them. Since its founding in early 2013, it has commissioned and published feasibility studies related to several alternative fuels and examined the vehicle market and consumers perceptions of key fuels and vehicle types.

Ricker succeeds Bill Douglass, managing partner of Douglass Distributing Co. (Sherman, TX), who served as the Institute’s first chairman during its inaugural and formative first 21 months. Douglass will continue to serve on the Institute’s 11-member board of directors.

You can read the full article via NACSonline.com here.

Jay Ricker Featured on Inside Indiana Business Panel

Posted on September 23rd, 2014

Founder and Chairman, Jay Ricker- along with other Indianapolis business leaders and entrepreneurs- comments on the state of the Indiana economy and other timely topics on Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick.

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