The Illinois Fuel & Retail Association (IFRA) has announced the WJF Annual Summer Golf Outing and Clay Shoot that will be held Monday, September 12, 2022 at the Panther Creek Country Club and the Jacksonville Sportsman Club. More than 300 business professionals enjoy a day in a casual environment and utilize the opportunity to interact with business leaders.
Registration and Sponsorships will be available soon!
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|Raleigh Kean, Jr.||1st Vice President||
Kean Bros., LLC
|John McGovern||2nd Vice President||
|Tony Spuzello||3rd Vice President||
Casey’s General Stores
|Josh Sharp||Chief Executive Officer||
Baron-Huot Oil Company
HWRT Oil Company
Huels Oil Company
Saunders Oil co., Inc.
Prairie State Energy, LLC
|John C. Graham||PMAA Director||
Graham Enterprises, Inc.
Associate Member Representative
|Jeff Dzierzanowski||Director/Associate Member Representative||
Source North America Corporation
|John Graham||President 2018-2020||
|Mark Ivers||President 2016-2018||
Pilot Flying J
|Curt Adams||President 2015-2016||
IL Ayers Oil Company
|Matt Schrimpf||President 2012-2014||
HWRT Oil Company
|Mike Mikuska||President 2010-2012||
Mickey Oil Company
|Mark Bayley||President 2008-2010||
Martin & Bayley, Inc.
|Jon Stewart||President 2006-2008||
Tri Star Marketing, Inc.
|Mike Meier||President 2004-2006||
Meier Oil Service
|Paul Torstrick||President 2002-2004||PetroTech Hauling, Inc.|
|Frank Low (Deceased)||President 2000-2002||Molo Quint, LLC|
|Jerry Huot||President 1998- 2000||Baron Huot Oil Company|
|Gene Wright||President 1996-1998||J & L Oil, Inc.|
|Carl Adams||President 1994-1996||IL Ayers Oil Company|
|Charles Beeler||President 1992-1994||Retired / Shirley Oil Co|
WHO WE ARE
We are the voice of the petroleum distribution industry. Our slogan is “Neighbors Serving Neighbors,” and it’s more than a slogan: it’s at the core of everything we do.
The Association is a trade association of 500 small business companies, representing primarily petroleum marketers and convenience stores but having much broader reach, as this graphic shows. We fuel Illinois’ economy:
Our members drive it all forward, by providing refined petroleum fuel and other products from the pipeline terminal to the motoring public, government and business. We collect, administer and turn in more than $2 billion in Illinois state motor fuel taxes each year.
Some users purchase gas from our members, but it’s not taxes. All gallonage must be accounted for to the Illinois Department of Revenue by our distributors.
• $6.5 billion gallons of taxable fuel a year
• $5.4 billion gallons of non-taxable fuel a year – 12,000 government and business customers
• 99.9 percent compliance – higher than any other Illinois tax!
WHAT WE DO
Since 1920, our Association has served as the voice in Springfield for petroleum and convenience store businesses. We’re here to make our businesses stronger, to give them the insight they need and influence they deserve with state government. When we do our jobs right, our businesses make more profits.
We are on the frontlines working with the Governor, state agencies such as the Lottery, Department of Revenue and Office of the State Fire Marshal, the Legislature and all of their counterparts in Washington to support and oppose legislation that affects our member businesses.
Our services provide real value to our members, from coupon redemption and employee background checks to DOT drug testing. We keep members updated on ever-changing state laws and rules and help with required postings on canopies and inside stores. Our publications, educational seminars and meetings all come with one goal: keep you informed and engaged, to protect and promote your business!
WHY YOUR MEMBERSHIP MATTERS
We’ve heard all the reasons why the Association is not for some industry businesses. I don’t have time for that. I can’t afford it. I don’t want to give my competitors any help. The dog ate my application form.
OK, so that last one is an easy fix – just use the online form here.
Joining the Association isn’t about time or money, or competition. It’s about investing in your future success. Here is why we think you should join today:
• Get involved – There is power in numbers, and the more industry voices we have driving our decisions, the more effective we can be for everyone.
• Get engaged – You don’t need to testify in Springfield or make every board meeting to make a difference. Your Association members earns you a seat at the table, and provides us the valuable insight you bring to better advocate for you and all of our members. Every little bit you can offer helps.
• Get educated – Learn about the issues state legislators and agencies are considering and share your perspective. Join our seminars to learn from experts and your colleagues. Know what you need to have on site to follow the law.
• Get ahead – Association members get their state and federal violations and discrepancies resolved. They save time and money through hire for profit, coupon redemption, and DOT certified drug testing and police background check programs we offer. They get quick answers to everyday problems.
Best of all? As much as 60 percent of your annual Association dues are tax deductible. Invest in a stronger future by joining our Association today!
Want to learn more about our programs and services? Download our membership brochure here (link).
And hear directly from Association members here (link) about why their membership is the best investment they could make in their own success.