New members were inducted into the New York Convenience Store Hall of Fame during the recent Chairman’s Banquet.
The New York Association of Convenience Stores recently announced, at the company’s 30th anniversary Trade Show and Convention, that retiring NYACS vice president, Amy Baldovin, has been inducted into the New York Convenience Store Hall of Fame.
She was honored during the Chairman’s Banquet along with previously announced inductees Peter Tamburro of Clifford Fuel Co. Inc., Marcy, N.Y.; Kevin Kenyon of Kenyon’s Variety, Lockport, N.Y.; and Josh Altman of Mountain/Service Distributors, South Fallsburg, N.Y.
The Hall of Fame honors individuals for exceptional achievement in and service to New York’s convenience store industry. Baldovin is the second NYACS staff person to be inducted. The first was the late Dick Warrender, co-founder and first president of NYACS.
Andrea Baker of Taylor’s Mini Marts, Cooperstown, N.Y., made the presentation to Baldovin, who has served as NYACS’ event planner, office manager, membership coordinator and bookkeeper for the past 15 years. Terry Pier of Swisher International presented her with a framed, autographed photo of baseball Hall of Famer Goose Gossage, whom she got a hit off of when he did a pitching demonstration at the 2008 NYACS Trade Show.
The two-day convention consisted of a golf tournament, welcome reception, workshops on six different retail topics, an opening session featuring comedian Mike Speirs and a five-hour expo showcasing 100 of the Northeast’s leading C-store suppliers, equipment dealers and service providers.