History of NAG
The National Advisory Group (NAG) was conceived by Hugh Howton (a former Retailer) because he felt other associations and conference opportunities for retailers were oriented towards larger chains. Hugh felt the strong need for informational exchanges that catered to medium to smaller size chains. Eventually the association was acquired by Penton Media and it was renamed the National Convenience Store Association Group (NCSAG). Harbor Communications along with some engaged retailers is restoring NAG to its original glory. This year marks the fourth conference since it's rebirth.
There is a void in the channel for this type of passionate organization, composed of executive level retailers from small to mid-sized chains. NAG remains an organization that promotes relationships, networking, intimacy and, most importantly, executable ideas and takeaways.
NAG Board of Directors
Nice N Easy
O’Connor Petroleum Company
Hales Corners, WI
Dion’s Quik Marts
Key West, FL
*denotes returning board member
Mission of the National Advisory Group
As we wrestled with a mission statement, it was difficult to encapsulate the spirit of what made NAG. The group agreed the essence of NAG is: "An organization committed to building relationships and profits." NAG's mission is to provide industry retail leaders a peer-to-peer forum for the exchange of ideas to improve their business performance. The 2013 Conference will do just that in an EXTREMELY educational and social environment.
One other element of NAG that we are excited about is the NAG Scholarship Fund which helps defer the cost of higher education for children of convenience store employees who's operations are active members of NAG. We have continued to award these scholarships annually and we have ensured that the endowment is well funded so that we can continue to make these awards moving forward. The deadline for this year's scholarship submission is May 28, 2013. Join us in Nashville to find out who won this year.
Active members in the National Advisory Group (NAG) are those companies that are actively engaged in the convenience industry with retail operations. Membership requires more than one store and an executive title within the organization.
Cost is $300 per company for one year (multiple listed members per company allowed).
Click here to download a faxable company registration form.