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

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.

“We are honored to be a part of the NACS In Store program and are thrilled to welcome Congressman Stutzman to our Coldwater store,” said company founder and Chairman, Jay Ricker. “We hope that he is able to leave with a new found appreciation of the convenience and fueling retailing industry and that, in general, this program will better connect our industry and Congress.”

During his time there, Stutzman will receive a tour of the store and undergo employee training where he will be stationed at the front counter and interact with customers as they check out.

“We are excited this program gives our staff an opportunity to meet their Congressman in person,” said Ricker. “He will also be able to interact with many of his constituents in a retail setting with whom he may not otherwise meet.”

According to NACS, 2.2 million Americans work in the convenience store industry and 160 million more pay a visit to convenience stores every day.

“The NACS In Store program gives elected officials the perfect opportunity to experience how these stores serve the public in their home districts,” said Henry Armour, NACS President and CEO.

NACS In Store program, returning for its second year, will take place in 20 convenience stores throughout the U.S.

Press availability and a photo opportunity will follow the event.


Posted on: May 18, 2015 @ 12:28 pm