By Chrissy Blasinsky
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—There’s a saying that big things come in small packages, and the same rings true for our industry’s smaller operators—operators like Jared Scheeler, current NACS chairman and CEO of The Hub Convenience Stores in Dickinson, North Dakota.
When we visited Scheeler to film Ideas 2 Go in 2018, it was obvious how he has been absorbing and implementing the ideas he’s captured at the NACS Show, industry events and the learnings from industry colleagues. This year he’s serving at the chairman of NACS and he has a message for other small operators:
“When you have small operators, I think anybody who acknowledges the fact that a healthy industry is good for all of us and being part of that process is super important. Whether it’s in a big way or a small way, we all have a responsibility to elevate this industry and accelerate our industry’s growth,” said Scheeler.
“And that was my way of doing it. And maybe that’s not for everybody, but I think for those people out there who look at that as a long-time dream or a goal or something that’s maybe achievable or not, it really comes down to engagement. How much do you want to get involved? How much difference do you want make? If I can do it, anybody can do it.”
We don’t want to give away too much because the conversation is too good to miss! To listen online, visit conveniencematters.com or download on your preferred podcast player.
There’s another great conversation with Scheeler in the current issue of NACS Magazine, including how a trip to Shanghai changed how he approaches his business. From China to North Dakota…check it out.
Chrissy Blasinsky is the NACS content communications strategist. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.