Petrogram - Summer 2015 - (Page 7)
New Beginnings for FPMA
Noel D. Hardy
t's going to be a busy summer as the FPMA team continues their preparations for the upcoming Sunshine
EXPO taking place August 28-31 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista. This EXPO is
one of the biggest industry events in the entire Southeastern United States, featuring more than 400 booths
and 3,000 attendees, as well as highlighting the latest features, technology and product updates. Basically,
the EXPO is THE place to be for petroleum marketers and convenience store owners and retailers. And this
year's event is going to be bigger and better with the inclusion of the state's Retail Beverage Council and the
enhanced partnership with AASOA. I encourage everyone to join us for a great weekend filled with opportunities
to grow your business and a lot of fun.
The EXPO also signals the end of my tenure as FPMA Chairman, as Charlie Roberts with ELI Roberts & Son,
Inc. takes over the gavel. It has been a rewarding and productive year for me as Chairman. We seamlessly and
successfully united FPMA into the Florida Retail Federation family; we expanded the Sunshine EXPO by welcoming
in new partnerships, and we worked hard on behalf of our members with our state legislators and the Governor's
Office on issues that impacted our industry.
I want to thank FPMA Executive Director Ned Bowman, Director of Events Joanna Wolff and the entire FPMA
and FRF teams for their support, dedication and hard work. It has truly been an honor to serve each of you and
to work toward improving our industry. This organization is in great hands with Charlie taking over and I wish him
nothing but the best as he takes our organization and industry to even greater heights.
I will miss serving as Chairman, but I plan on remaining actively involved with FPMA and I thank each of you for
your help and support during the past year.
It has truly been an honor to serve each of you and
to work toward improving our industry.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Petrogram - Summer 2015
Introducing the All New Sunshine EXPO
More Than Just a Little Off the Top: The Financial Fallout of Credit Card Skimming at Fuel Pumps By Deri Ross
When Your Team Isn’t Playing Nice with Each Other
Calendar of Events
Index of Advertisers/Advertiser.com
Petrogram - Summer 2015