Ron Myers Employee of the Year

The Tribal Convenience Store Association recognizes three C-store employees each year at our Annual Membership Meeting in September. This award honors the late Ron Myers, founding member of TCSA and champion of tribes working to help other tribes.

Employees are recognized for exceptional performance, productivity, customer service, and other initiatives. Nominations are open from now through June 30, 2024.

 

Click here to nominate a deserving employee!

 

Who Can Nominate?
All Tribal Convenience Store Association members are eligible to make nominations, which will be evaluated by a committee.

Who is Eligible?
All full-time and part-time employees of a Tribal Convenience Store Association member

Criteria
The individual displays leadership within their organization, commitment to a good job, loyalty to their customers and employer, and superior customer service. This individual also contributes to the community outside their place of employment.

 

 

Past Winners

2023

  • Janice Joe, Grocery Clerk at Swinomish Markets
    Nominated by Riko Eveland
  • Leah Roberston, Store Manager at Tahoma Express #2
    Nominated by Jeny Roe
  • Triston Mesteth, Shift Supervisor for Nisqually Markets
    Nominated by Paul Kenned

2022

  • Britteny Grossglass, Samcor Fuel & Tobacco
    Nominated by: Marie Murray, General Manager, Samcor Fuel & Tobacco
     
  • Jenna Raffelson, Inventory Specialist, Cowlitz Crossing
    Nominated by: Sara Englehart, Store Manager, Cowlitz Crossing
     
  • Virene Keating, Assistant Store Manager, Marine View Ventures
    Nominated by: Michael Shamblin, General Manager, Marine View Ventures

2021

  • Ed Rosen, Store Manager, Nisqually Markets. 
    Nominated by: Tony Liberal, Director of Operations, Nisqually Markets
     
  • Josh Robinson, Store Supervisor, Cowlitz Crossing.
    Nominated by: Sara Englehart, Store Manager, Cowlitz Crossing
     
  • Trisha Munn, Assistant Store Manager, Marine View Ventures
    Nominated by: Michael Shamblin, General Manager, Marine View Ventures.

2020

  • Merton "Chief" Soloman, Associate with Colville Fuels - Tribal Trails
    Nominated by John MacClain, Tribal Employment Rights Office Director, The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.
     
  • Keesha Jefferson, Assistant Manager, Fisherman's Cove Store.
    Nominated by Shannon Horne, Director of Retail Operations, Lummi Commercial Company.
     
  • Denise Zunie, Assistant Manager, Cowlitz Tobacco Outlet.
    Nominated by Marie Murray, Manager, Cowlitz Tobacco Outlet, Cowlitz Tribe.

2019

  • Tim Busch, Cowlitz Crossing
  • Editha Laureta, Tahoma Market
  • David Gutenkauf, Quil Ceda Village

2018

  • Karen Solomon, Fisherman's Cove
  • Lisa Turner, End of the Trail #2
  • Barbie Weaver, Kamilche Trading Post

2017

  • Gene Wright, Nooksack Market Center
  • Linda Barron, Masi Shop - PME
  • Shawn Hartzog, Nisqually Markets

2016

  • Chanel Rutt, Marine View Ventures
  • Kathleen Inama, 206 Tobacco & Fine Spirits
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