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TCSA Summer Newsletter - The Latest News & Events!

August 28, 2020


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NEWSLETTER Summer 2020


COVID-19 has highlighted a need for innovating our c-store food offerings while improving food security in Native communities. Hear from other tribes and industry experts how to improve the food selection at your tribal c-store.

Virtual meeting: September 17
Our September Member Meeting is going virtual. Join us on September 17, 2020. Presenters will discuss healthy food service, franchising, grab-and-go programs, and ways to embrace change.

Who can join this FREE virtual event?
Paid membership to our trade association is open to all tribes and tribal c-store operators at an incredible value. In light of the challenges we're all facing with COVID-19, we're making this virtual event available for FREE to all tribes and tribal c-store operators.

Register Online

Click here to learn more

Indian Country Class A/B Course

September 16, 2020

Since October of 2018, all Indian Country UST sites must have a trained, certified Class A/B operator to be in compliance with EPA UST rules. Plus we know from experience trained operators tend to have fewer leaks, spills and violations. Ben Thomas of UST Training is excited to offer a live webinar on September 16, 2020 on Indian Country Class A/B UST Operator Training. The course open to any and all Indian Country UST operators with Federally regulated USTs.

Register for UST Training

Board Elections

The Tribal Convenience Store Association is pleased to present this list of candidates for the elective positions on the Board of Directors. We are grateful to all of these candidates for their open willingness to serve:

Vice Chairperson - Tony Liberal
Secretary - David Long, Joel John and Bob Solomon
At-Large Director - Marie Murray, Skye McMichael, Kathy Frazier, Scott Allen and Renee Mathur

Please join your fellow members in support of the election of these candidates and in your ongoing participation in TCSA meetings and mission of the Association. 
Only designated voting representatives of member tribes can vote. If you received the ballot please submit your vote by September 15, 2020.

Your New Way to Connect with TCSA Members Video Opportunity!

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 September 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.

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.

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
Paul Boyer
(253) 779-5800

Welcome to our Newest Members!

Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians  - California
Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians  - California
Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town  - Oklahoma
Shivwits Band of Paiutes  - Utah
Pilot Point Native Corporation - Alaska      

TCSA Represents 49 Native American Tribes in 9 States!

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Questions? Contact the Tribal Convenience Store Association at Toll Free:

253-525-5139 or by email.

Board of Directors: 


Chris Richardson

Chehalis Tribal Enterprises


Tony Liberal

Nisqually Tribe


David Long

Puyallup Tribe


 Charie Coulliette

Nisqually Tribe


Marie Murray
Cowlitz Tribe


James Whitebear

Tulalip Tribe


Taylor Morelli

Cowlitz Tribe

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