October 21, 2020 | Vol. 70, No. 21
Dear PEI Member:
It’s almost here: the 2020 PEI Virtual Convention & Expo, the biggest, boldest and most important industry gathering of the year.
Here is what you need to know to get ready, plan your
schedule and make the most of the experience.
Register early for extra benefits. Registration is $125 per attendee. Register early to get helpful pre-event communications: a detailed exhibitor guide; a video platform walk-through; tips for connecting with attendees and exhibitors; a pre-show edition of the PEI Convention Daily; and log-in instructions.
Watch live ... or on demand. Registered attendees can participate in two ways:
by e-mail to the editor, Rick Long at email@example.com
Learn and grow. The virtual convention’s 20 educational sessions will help executives refine their strategies, managers build their teams and front-line technicians boost their skills. (Details on all sessions below are here.)
The State of the Industry
Economic Foresight in the COVID-19 Era
Beyond Liquid Fueling: Is EV Right for Your Business?
Forecourt Modernization: Taking EMV a Step Further
Safety: COVID Prevention from a Risk Management
Safety: Sanitizing Dispensers & Hanging Hardware
Data Standards & Compliance: Learning from the Numbers
Who Comes Next? Leadership Succession Planning Made Easy
Using Equipment Financing to Achieve EMV Compliance
10-Groups Keynote: Leadership Through Change
Keynote: Five Big Tech Trends Affecting Your Business, Gene Marks
Breakout Groups: Doing It All; YE Winter Conference 2021; Resume MVPs; What Are We Sipping?
Crisis, Opportunity and Improvement
Liquid Fuel Management: Inventory Control
The Future of Electronic Monitoring Systems
Visit the Expo. More than 60 exhibitors already have signed up to showcase their new products and solutions in the three-day Expo. To learn more about exhibiting, click here or contact Tom Leibrandt, firstname.lastname@example.org. The booth application deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 28.
Attend the annual membership meeting. All PEI members are invited to attend the annual membership meeting at 10:30 a.m. Central, Nov. 11. PEI President Bill Mascott will share his thoughts on 2020 and install newly elected directors. Official representatives also will vote on nominees for 2021 PEI president and vice president.
Education, technology, networking, ideas, games and prizes — you’ll find it all at the 2020 PEI Virtual Convention & Expo. We can’t wait to see you and your team there. Register today.
SIMPLIFIES SMALL BORROWER PPP LOAN FORGIVENESS
SBA began approving PPP forgiveness applications Oct. 2. About two-thirds of all PPP loans are $50,000 or less.
EMERGENCY GENERATOR RP COMMENTS CLOSE OCT. 26
EMA members operate 60,000 fueling stations and supply heating fuel to more than 5 million U.S. homes and businesses.
“[V]ehicle miles traveled (VMT) in the U.S. remain sharply lower than year-ago levels. … During August, total VMTs were down 12.3%, or 35.3 billion miles, when compared to August 2019. Total travel during the month based on FHA data was 251.3 billion miles. … There was a small silver lining as the FHA saw VMTs pointing higher in August when compared to July with a 0.8% increase, roughly 2 billion vehicle miles.” — Oil Express Alert, Oct. 19
“Warm weather, recommended outdoor gatherings, and a preference for car travel over air travel prompted summer road travel despite COVID concerns. In Q3, station visits were on average 17% higher than our index. … As of September 19, station visits are back in line with the first quarter before the coronavirus lockdowns.” — Gas Buddy Consumer Ratings and Foot Traffic Report, July – September, Q3 2020
Leighton O’Brien signed a 15-year, exclusive global licensing agreement to distribute and market ACCENT Environmental Services Inc.’s Dri-sump® containment tightness testing technology.
Turkish distributor. Tora Petrol Urunler Muh. Elek. San. Tic. Ltd. Sti., 15 Temmuz 1468 S. No.5, Bagcilar, Istanbul, Turkey, applied for distributor division membership. Ertum Tufekci is a director of the company, which was established in 1998. Tora Petrol Urunler Muh. Elek. San. Tic. Ltd. Sti. provides tank cleaning services and sells dispensers, piping and other fuel handling equipment. Sponsored for PEI membership by Andrew Knapp, Franklin Fueling Systems, Madison, Wisconsin. www.torapetrol.com
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