Maximizing Your Networking at a Conference

By Thom Singer One of the most common reasons that business professionals attribute to their attending a conference, seminar or convention is the networking opportunities. However, few people take advantage of making the connections that they claim to be seeking. Those who attend meetings often come up short in their efforts to build meaningful relationships. Read more about Maximizing Your Networking at a Conference[…]

Biodiesel Expert Answers Questions at The NATSO Show

The production of biofuels in the United States is on the rise and a growing number of truckstop and travel plaza operators are using biofuels as a way to increase cost savings and improve margins, said Brian Wierson, biodiesel sales manager, REG Marketing and Logistics, LLC. While investing in biofuels often makes sense for travel Read more about Biodiesel Expert Answers Questions at The NATSO Show[…]

The NATSO Foundation to Award $500 for the Best Idea at The NATSO Show

While a great idea is a reward in and of itself, the NATSO Foundation is going to award $500 to the truckstop or travel plaza operator that shares the best great idea during the Great Ideas! for Independent Operators Session at The NATSO Show 2014. Tom Heinz, chairman of The NATSO Foundation and president of Read more about The NATSO Foundation to Award $500 for the Best Idea at The NATSO Show[…]

From Going Green to Building a Brand, Paragon Solutions is Full of Ideas

Paragon Solutions, Fort Worth, Texas, is more than a retail design firm. Sure, they can design and develop a travel plaza from a bare piece of ground all the way to completion, but they can also help operators re-make certain sections of their stores, renovate to boost energy efficiency and create a solid brand. “We Read more about From Going Green to Building a Brand, Paragon Solutions is Full of Ideas[…]

What Learning Looks Like at The NATSO Show

When attendees typically think of learning at conferences like The NATSO Show, they usually think of the learning provided during the structured educational sessions.  And it is true, a lot of great learning happens during these sessions. At The NATSO Show, we offer keynote sessions on the main stage in the exhibit hall. These sessions Read more about What Learning Looks Like at The NATSO Show[…]

Good People Equal Good Retail

During The NATSO Show 2013, human resources expert Michelle Fenton reminded operators that great organizations capitalize on their people. “The only thing that makes me stop with you instead of your competitor 20 miles down the road is because of the people who are inside of your business,” Fenton said. “People are going to stop Read more about Good People Equal Good Retail[…]