Put a Face on the Convenience Store Industry

Congress listens when retailers share their personal stories about how legislation impacts them.

December 20, 2019

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Your stories matter. Congress needs to know how legislation hurts or helps your business, and the 2020 NACS Day on the Hill gives you the perfect chance to share your story. This year’s event will be held on March 10-11 in Washington, D.C.

“As a small business owner/single store operator, issues like swipe fees and flavor bans keep me up at night. But if you want things to change, you have to be politically engaged. Day on the Hill has provided me the opportunity to join other retailers and advocate on behalf of our industry,” said Anthony Perrine, president of Lou Perrine’s Gas & Grocery in Kenosha, Wisc. “We talk face-to-face with the legislators who are making the decisions that affect our bottom line. It is critically important for us to speak up and tell our story so that we can make a difference.”

“This year, NACS is putting extra emphasis on sharing these stories because it’s the best way to establish and foster relationships with lawmakers,” said Julie Jackowski, NACS chairman of the Board and Casey’s General Stores senior vice president, corporate general counsel and secretary. “Sharing personal examples of how regulations affect their bottom line, their customers, stores and staff makes a huge impact on Capitol Hill.”

NACS will help retailers polish their stories for maximum impact, plus will give briefing materials and training for successful interactions. The conference prepares retailers to confidently discuss the issues that matter most to our industry.

Registration for the 2020 NACS Day on the Hill is open now until Feb. 17, 2020.