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November 11, 2020

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Fall 2020 Newsletter

Save the Date for our January 21st Virtual Conference!
More details and registration coming!

You Will Be Missed.

On Friday October 9, 2020 we lost a very important part of our Tribal Convenience Store Association family, Ron Ollie Myers. Ron was one of the building blocks of this organization. Ron was our first elected Vice Chairperson for the Tribal Summit Group and held that position until he retired in September of 2016.

Back before we had our first Tribal Summit Group meeting in January 2009, Ron had already started to build the network that would become the Tribal Convenience Store Association. The Tribal Convenience Store Association’s first meeting had the following tribes attending: Squaxin Island Tribe, Puyallup Tribe, Suquamish Tribe, Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, Jamestown S’Kallam Tribe, Swinomish Tribe, Nooksack Tribe, and Lummi Nation.  

Ron was a great mentor to many of us and would often call and check in with many of us. He liked to just throw ideas around and keep us all engaged. Whether it was regarding store operators or vendors, Ron always found a way to keep us all working towards improving business for our Tribal stores. Over the years Ron worked as an employee and/or a consultant for many of our Northwest Tribes.

Ron will be dearly missed by all of us at the Tribal Convenience Store Association.  

November 18th Webinar

"How to Manage Stress in the New Normal"

You wake up to a seemingly endless battle every day: a battle to stay safe and healthy, a battle to balance work with life, a battle to work remote or to work in a socially distant office. You work long hours and your list of things to get done keeps getting longer and longer.

Most work hard to stay the course, but it is almost impossible not to focus on the uncertain future. This has left many scared, frustrated, and more stressed than ever before.

Stress takes a toll on individuals. It impacts mental health, physical health and working capacity, which ultimately diminishes corporate performance. With an ever-changing climate, the "new normal" has emerged and adapting is pivotal.

At times it might seem impossible, but in fact it is very realistic for people to learn the resilience needed to navigate the current environment. When handled correctly, stress can have a positive impact in reaching full potential.

How You Will Benefit

  • Know the level of your stress and its source
  • Better cope with typical stress situations at work
  • Reduce stress factors which you can control
  • Avoid loss of energy resulting from conflicts
  • Increase productivity
  • Cope more effectively with your workload
  • Gain self-knowledge by understanding what creates stress in your work life

Analyzing your situation and identifying your sources of stress

  • Identifying the level of stress and its source
  • Understanding the role of emotions
  • Determining your personal and professional priorities
  • Discovering how stress is tied to wasting time

Applying techniques for reducing stress

  • Controlling your emotions
  • Managing interruptions and difficult people

When: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 10:30am - 12:00pm. 
Add to your Calendar!

Presented by: Carl Flowers, KSA Dynamics
Carl Flowers has been educating and entertaining audiences for over 40 years, and he has a proven history of helping organizations and individuals grow. Click here for Carl's full bio.

Cost: FREE to all tribes! Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, TCSA is offering this webinar to all tribes (members or non-members) at no charge. 

Limit: Registration is open to the first 50 attendees. It is almost full!

Register: Click here to register!

Welcome to our Newest Members!

Klamath Tribe - Oregon

Elk Valley Rancheria - California

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe - Nevada

TCSA Represents 52 Native American Tribes in 10 States!

Sponsors -Video Opportunity to Connect with TCSA Members

We value your support of TCSA. And we know that, as a sponsor, you want facetime with our members, a challenge in this time of social distancing. So, we want to invite you to participate in a new opportunity for connecting. At our January meeting, we're giving our vendor partners the opportunity to share a video. These videos will be shared during member meetings and on enhanced sponsor pages.

Video guidelines
We're looking for high-definition videos no longer than 1 minute. They can be a webcam video, cell phone video, or a professionally produced video.  We will follow up with you individually about any other video specs.

Please stick to one of these three video themes. 

1.     Tell a story - Share how you're supporting Indian Country during the COVID crisis.
2.     Highlight a product - Tell us about a new product or service you're excited about.
3.     Share a commercial - Give our members the high-level view of your company.

All videos must be submitted by Dec. 31 to be eligible for inclusion in the January meeting.

Submit your video
To get started, connect with Hemisphere Design & Marketing, our marketing firm, to share your videos and ask any questions you may have about this opportunity. If you need help creating a video, Hemisphere may also be able to assist you.

Video contact
Adam Welch
(253) 779-5800

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Your New Board of Directors

Chairperson - Chris Richardson, Chehalis Tribe

Vice-Chairperson - Tony Liberal, Nisqually Tribe

Secretary - Bob Solomon, Nooksack Tribe

Treasurer - Charie Coulliette, Nisqually Tribe


At-Large Directors -

Marie Murray, Cowlitz Tribe

Taylor Morelli, Cowlitz Tribe

´╗┐James Whitebear, Tulalip Tribe

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Our Founding Sponsors

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Our Gold Sponsors

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Our Benefactors

Tribal Convenience Store Association

5727 Baker Way NW, Suite 200

Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Phone: (253) 525-5139

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