First Annual Dealer Family Appreciation Day

Chestnut Petroleum Distributors, one of the fastest growing wholesale marketing companies of petroleum products in the Tri-State area, hosted its first annual dealer family appreciation day and incentive awards picnic on the 27th day of September at the Hammonasset Beach State Park in Clinton, CT.

Over 50 dealers, guests, company employees, and friends braved a blustery old fashioned New England Noreaster at the shore to enjoy a Surf and Turf Picnic lunch, along with some football, kite flying and other fun activities and games.

As part of the conclusion of a year long contest kicked off in the fall of 2008 to reward CPD’s best in class operators for their commitment to customer satisfaction and business growth, three dealers from across the region won incentive trips to Cancun, Mexico for themselves and a guest.

Those honored for the 2008-09 contest period were John Demeo, from Saw Mill River Rd., Millwood, NY; Mohammed “Sammy” Olabi, from Brainard Rd. Hartford CT.; and Violet Baker, from Main St. in Ansonia CT.. Sal Jamal, VP of Operations recognized the winners and said “These 3 Shell Branded locations accurately represent the outstanding business performance and consistent daily execution of core practices that make for a successful convenience store and gasoline retailer.”

Special thanks to all those who helped in organizing this fun day, especially CPD employees MJ Tenney, and Mike Calabrese, for their outstanding efforts in organizing the event and in gathering all the goodies and prizes for all the young children in attendance to take home at days end. Congratulations to Oyon Amin, son of CPD Retail Accounting Manager, Ruhul Amin on his winning of a brand new bicycle!

Thank you to Pepsi Bottling Group, Catskill Granlola Co., Crystal Ice Co., Manhattan Beer, and Cadburry Adams Candy Co. for helping to host the event.