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Helping Employees Get Past Mask Abuse

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Help Employees Get Past Mask Abuse

Imagine we’ve all seen it by now: That one customer who just refuses to wear a protective mask in the store. That’s been one of the biggest surprises of the COVID-19 pandemic to me. It’s pretty straightforward: COVID-19 is mainly spread by airborne particles, people get sick by breathing them in, and wearing a mask […]

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Strange Times – More Voices: A Message from Perry Kilgo, our Chief Operating Officer

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Issue: Strange Times – More Voices: Perry Kilgo, July 27, 2020 Team, Today’s Strange Times is by our Chief Operations Officer, Perry Kilgo. I’ve worked with Perry for many years in different countries. I have always admired his commitment to the industry, his retail experience, and his willingness to share his outstanding knowledge. As COO, […]

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Strange Times – More Voices: Caleb Hill

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Issue: Strange Times – More Voices: Caleb Hill, Jul7 21, 2020 Team, Last week I told you that Caleb Hill had been named as one of the Future Leaders in Convenience for 2020. Caleb is our District Manager for North Texas and California. Here is Caleb’s contribution to our More Voices series. Caleb’s words: Hello […]

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Strange Times – Caleb Hill

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Issue: Strange Times – Caleb Hill, Jul7 17, 2020 Team, I am very pleased to announce that Caleb Hill has been named as one of Convenience Store News Future Leaders in Convenience for 2020! The CSNews FLIC award recognizes “young people (aged 35 and under) working for convenience store retailers who are already making significant […]

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Strange Times – More Voices

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Issue: Strange Times -More Voices, June 17, 2020 Team, I originally created Strange Times as a means for me to be able to communicate directly with you about how StrasGlobal is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. I felt it was important for you to hear from me about all the new health and safety initiatives […]

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Strange Times – We Are One

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Issue: Strange Times -We Are One, June 1, 2020 Team, I am sure that all of you are aware of the events that have been happening around the country over the last few days. The horrific death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and the circumstances surrounding it, has again highlighted the problem of racism in […]

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Strange Times – StrasGlobal Team Fund

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Issue: Strange Times -StrasGlobal Team Fund, May 22, 2020 Even though many places are starting to relax their stay-at-home mandates, times are still difficult for many members of our team. With this in mind, we have established a StrasGlobal Team Fund. The purpose of the Fund is to help our team members who are having […]

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Strange Times – We’re Famous!

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Issue: Strange Times -We’re Famous!, May 21, 2020 It is always a good feeling when your peers recognize the work that you are doing. On Wednesday, May 20th, StrasGlobal was featured in an article in the online daily newsletter of NACS (the National Association of Convenience Stores). Today, Thursday, May 21st, CSP magazine also carried […]

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Strange Times – KN95 Masks

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Issue: Strange Times -KN95 Masks, May 8, 2020 Dear Team, We are not finished with the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus is still out there. People are still getting sick. People are still dying.  To stay healthy we must continue to follow our safety precautions: wash your hands, maintain social distancing, don’t touch your face, and […]

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Strange Times – StrasGlobal Podcast

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Issue: Strange Times -StrasGlobal Podcast, May 6, 2020 Dear Team, NACS – the National Association of Convenience Stores – gave us the opportunity to tell the StrasGlobal story on their podcast. When I mention StrasGlobal I am referring to you and the work that you do every day. I am excited to share our story […]

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Strange Times – On to Phase Two

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Issue: Strange Times -On to Phase Two, April 28, 2020 Dear Team, I’m sure that you are hearing the news that some states and local governments are starting to relax their COVID-19 restrictions. I hope that their leaders are right and that the infection rate is on the decline and we won’t see another spike […]

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Strange Times – The GROCER Act

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Issue: Strange Times -The GROCER Act, April 23, 2020 Dear Team, The last few weeks have been a difficult financial time for everyone.  Family members have lost their jobs or have been furloughed due the COVID-19 pandemic.  Businesses have disappeared and the economy is in bad shape. StrasGlobal has been trying to help with the […]

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Where Were You During the Great Quarantine of 2020?

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Roy Strasburger is a frequent contributor to FMN (Fuels Marketer News), online publishers of news for the fuels and convenience store industry. As everyone is very well aware, the COVID-19 (“Corona”) virus has changed the way that we are living life. Public gathering spaces are closed, retail outlets are closed, and social interaction as we […]

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State Resources

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The following provides links to resources at the state level, alphabetically, for COVID-19. Links include COVID-19 News, State Resources, and State Departments of Health. Information is updated continuously. State Resources include state COVID-19 information, updates, FAQ’s and more. Also included for reference is each state’s Official Government Website. Alabama Official Government Website: Alabama State Government […]

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SBA Resources

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The following resources are available from the U.S. Small Business Administration: Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the SBA website: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources including Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loans & Loan Advance, SBA Debt Relief, SBA Express Bridge Loans, Guidance for Businesses and Employers, SBA Products & Resources Government Contracting, Local […]

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Louisiana Marathon Stations Help Local Shops

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GONZALES, La.—Two Marathon gas stations in Louisiana want to sell more local products in response to COVID-19. The c-stores are seeking out local businesses and restaurants to ask if they can sell their products at the Marathon locations, reports Brproud.com. While gas stations are considered an essential business during this time, StrasGlobal, which manages the Marathon […]

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Strange Times – Thank you to our teams

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Issue: Strange Times -Thank you to our teams, April 6, 2020 Dear Team, I don’t think we can tell you “thank you” often enough for the great work that you are doing. Please watch this short video message. Keep up the great work! Roy Roy Strasburger President, StrasGlobal Email: strangetimes@strasglobal.com          

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Strange Times – Community Outreach

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Issue: Strange Times – Community Outreach, April 2, 2020 Team, As you know, we have been working hard to put additional protections into our stores to slow down the COVID-19 virus.  You have already seen changes such as adding sneeze guards, installing social distancing signs on the floors in the stores, limiting the number of customers […]

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Strange Times – Healthcare Information

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Issue: Strange Times – Health Insurance Information, March 31, 2020 Dear Team, The COVID-19  pandemic has created anxiety and concern at many levels.  Probably the biggest concern for all of us is the cost of healthcare if we, or someone in our family, gets sick.  StrasGlobal has been in contact with our health insurance company, […]

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CDC Resources

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The following resources have been provided by the CDC: Up to the minute COVID-19 information including symptoms, how to prepare, along with business, travel and community resources and more: Coronavirus (COVID-19) CDC COVID-19 information at the State level: COVID-19 State Summary Tip: On the COVID-19 State Summary page, scroll down to the Map section on […]

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Teladoc Healthcare information

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The following healthcare information has been distributed by Teladoc, our health insurance provider: An update from Fringe Benefit Group (FBG), provider of The American Worker, on what they are doing to help their clients and employees to address COVID-19: Important Update: From the American Worker Special Enrollment Period for Individuals who Previously Declined Health Insurance […]

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Strange Times – Our COVID-19 Response

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Issue: Strange Times – Our COVID-19 Response, March 30, 2020 Dear Team, I know that you have seen the changes that we have been making at our stores as we confront the spread of the COVID-19 virus: placing sneeze guards at every POS position, enforcing social distancing, intensifying our cleaning procedures, removing self-service food items, […]

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Strange Times – Keep Clean

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Issue: Strange Times – Keep Clean, March 25, 2020 Our number one concern is about your health and the health of your family. Therefore, it is imperative that during this time of infection you follow the correct procedures for cleaning your hands and your work surfaces. It is one of the ways to slow down […]

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Strange Times – Thank You

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Issue: Strange Times – Thank You, March 23, 2020 Dear Team, Thank you. That’s really all that I can say at the moment. The work and dedication that you have put into your store over the last few weeks has been nothing short of heroic. These have been very difficult times. They are difficult for […]

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How We Are Addressing COVID-19

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Image: CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS As you are aware, there are confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and deaths in the United States and we are dedicated to educating our employees to help reduce the spread of infection in our stores and communities. We will be following the suggested guidelines put forth by […]