The Store Local Gas Station

Dear Guest,  

 

The health and well-being of you, your family and our Associates are of utmost importance to The StoreIn the midst of the current uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, we want to assure you that we are taking recommended measures to prevent the spread of the virus and help preserve the health of our communities.  

 

The Store has been identified as an Essential Business under the ‘Safer At Home’ order issued by Governor Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. This means our locations will be open to serve you. Whether you need gas, food, beverages, or various household items, you can trust The Store will be doing its best to be stocked and ready to meet your needs. Our hours of operations may be reduced based on significantly lower traffic volumes.  

 

Because of continued operations, we are focusing on guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control and PreventionThe Store and all Associates are taking the following precautions: 

 

  • Increased frequency of heightened cleaning procedures, particularly surrounding hand washing and disinfecting of common areas 
  • Covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or crook of the arm 
  • Avoiding contact with eyes, nose, and mouth 
  • Any Associates experiencing symptoms or feeling unwell will be immediately asked to recover at home 
  • Use of refillable cups and mugs have been discontinued until further notice – please use disposable cups in the interest of all Associates and Guests 
  • Self-serve soda fountain and coffee centers are closed with full service available by Associates on duty 

 

You can help protect yourself and those around you by following these steps as well. For more information, please visit: 

 

 

We are thankful to be able to continue to provide necessary products to local communities. We take this responsibility very seriously with the addition of the above safety precautions. We will communicate any changes as quickly as possible. You can reach out with any questions or concerns by emailing thestore@teamschierl.com or by messaging us on Facebook. 

 

We will continue to monitor public health guidance as it is received. We appreciate your loyalty and want you to know we are committed to keeping our Guests and Associates safe during this challenging time! 

The Store Community Resources Gas Station

There is not a doubt that local communities need extra support during this difficult time. Fortunately, there are many great organizations offering help to those who need it. One of the heroes providing support right now (and frankly always!) is The United Way and their 2-1-1 program. 

 

The United Way strives to connect people with the resources they need, resulting in stronger and healthier communities. And the 2-1-1 program does just that! You can call the Helpline Center by dialing 2-1-1 anytime. There are people to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

 

But, how exactly can the Helpline Center help you and your family?  

 

By calling the Helpline Center, you can receive information about support groups, counseling for you and your family’s mental well-being, financial assistance, services for an aging parent, and much more. It’s not just for those in need, though. If you are looking to lend a hand, there are many volunteer opportunities this helpline can connect you with so you can put your own talent and expertise to work helping others! 

 

When you call the Helpline Center, you can rest assured your call is free, confidential, and will be answered by an Information Specialist who truly cares. If you’d rather not call, you can email, text, chat online, or download publications to learn more. For additional details on contacting the Helpline Center, visit United Way’s 2-1-1 Page on their Website. 

 

If you or someone you know needs such resources or would like to volunteer, please contact the Helpline Center today by dialing 2-1-1 

 

We’re all in this together, and great organizations like United Way are here to help support and strengthen our communities. 

 

Be safe and stay healthy! 

The Store Convenience Store Community Support

Our communities are in need of extra support right now. Local businesses, restaurants, and non-profits – along with families who are caring for elders or children – are feeling an impact from the COVID-19 restrictions. We know there are good people out there helping those in need. We want to amplify their efforts and support them when we can. So, we want to know…how are you and the businesses/organizations in your life serving your community? 

 

Organizations, restaurants and individuals have already begun to adapt to our new shared lifestyle of social distancing and location shut-downs. By organizing senior-only shopping hours, offering free food to children who cannot receive school lunch, and creating new delivery methods to help distribute needed items, our communities have truly banded together in this time of need and uncertainty. On behalf of The Store’s Associates, we would like to hear more about the good that people and organizations are doing locally so we can help support those who are so selflessly caring for the community. 

 

Do you know of an organization, business or individual going above and beyond to make our communities stronger? Please share their (and your!) stories with us! 

 

We want to recognize and celebrate the outstanding people in our communities and pitch in to help however possible. We, like so many others, are working to maintain a safe, healthy and happy place for you and your loved ones. We’re all in this together!  

 

Social Media Highlights:

Check out our post about Zoey, a 13-year-old from Central Wisconsin with a heart of gold. Zoey has spent many, many hours creating homemade face masks. She then donates the masks to healthcare workers, like those at Marshfield Clinic. By filling out our form, Zoey was featured on our social media channels where we were able to spread the word about her good deeds and need for supplies. Local community members donated, allowing Zoey to continue her production of homemade face masks. Way to go, Zoey!

 

Thank you for letting us continue to be a part of your community. As always, we’re here to serve. 

The Store Have Fun at Home

The Store is here for you, both when times are good and when times are a little less good. Looking for lunch or dinner for the family? We have you covered. Long drive and need a quick pick-me-up? We have you covered. Practicing social distancing due to COVID-19? We have you covered! 

 

The Store is a local Wisconsin-based business — our Associates are considered family and our Guests are our friends. Our communities mean everything to us. We understand firsthand the feeling of uncertainty right nowand we’re here to assure you that we’re all in this together! 

 

By taking the proper precautions, we can all work together to prevent the spread of this illness. For tips on sanitary behavior and to see how The Store and our Associates are addressing this situation, please read our recent Notice to Our Guests 

 

Along with staying safe, we have to find joy — and there really is joy to be had! So together, let’s take some time to focus on the great things in our lives. Here’s a helpful list of ideas to get you through all that social distancingsneezing or coughing into a tissue, and hand-washing…while maybe having a little fun! 

 

1. Have a Movie Night 

Pop some popcorn and dim the lights, because it’s time for a movie! Bring the theater to your living room by settling in for a cozy movie night with blankets and your softest pair of socks. Whether you opt for your all-time favorite film from your DVD collection (maybe rewatch them all!), or streaming the newest Netflix original, you’re sure to have a great time with your family. 

 

2. Connect with a Friend 

While everyone is laying low, now is the perfect time to reach out to a friend, whether they live near or far. Even if you can’t see each other face-to-face, a phone call or FaceTime can make it feel like they’re right there with you. Take this opportunity to catch up and share a few laughsYou could even plan to watch a TV show at the same time, and share commentary over text or FaceTime. We bet you’ll be feeling happier afterward! 

 

3. Catch Up on Some Reading! 

Life is busy and it sure can be hard to find the time to sit down and read, no matter how much you love it. With some extra time spent in the comfort of your home, it is easto enjoy the company of a good book. Go ahead and start that novel your cousin recommended and get readin’! Nothing helps to escape stress of daily life like a great story. Plus, you can give your cousin a ring and discuss the book when you’re done (see item #2). 

 

4. Tackle that Project you’ve been Putting Off 

Okay, let’s be honest…we all have that project that we just “haven’t gotten around to”. Well, what better time to bite the bullet and tackle the task? Whether it’s organizing drawers and cupboards, deep cleaning the fridge, sanitizing the entire bathroom, or touching up the trim on your house, roll up your sleeves and get ‘er done.  

 

5. Pets! 

You know who will be super excited that you’re spending more time at home? Your pets, of course! Take this opportunity to maximize your time spent cuddling, petting and playing with your furry friends. Unless you have a goldfish…you probably shouldn’t pet Mr. Bubbles. You can get some exercise by going for longer than usual walks, tooMight as well throw in an extra treat…who’s counting? 

 

6. Try a New Recipe 

Remember all those fun recipe videos you’ve seen on Facebook and Pinterest but never got around to trying? Now’s the time! Whip out your whisk and oven mitt and voilà…your cooking space is now a professional kitchen or bakery. Put your culinary skills to the test, learn a few things along the way, and make a delicious meal or tasty treat for you and your family. Oh yeah, and don’t forget to post about it on Instagram! 

 

7. Fun & Games 

Entertain the whole family by breaking out your favorite board game. Chutes & Ladders, Candy Land, Monopoly, Trouble…there’s no wrong answer! If trying new games is more your thing, there are many free print & play game options online.  

 

8. Find the Family Photo Album 

It’s always a good time when someone brings out the family photo album. Spend an hour or two reminiscing with your family (and pointing out the awful outfits and hairdos of the past). Just make sure you play fair and make a truce…no posting the photos on social media! After all, it’s the only way to protect everyone’s reputation.  

 

Have any other ideas for having fun at home? We’d love to hear them! Share them with us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.  

 

Stay healthy and safe. We’re all in this together! 

The Store logo - Gas, Food and More!

Dear Guest,  

 

The health and well-being of you, your family and our Associates is a top priority of The Store and our parent organization, Team Schierl Companies. With the current uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, we want to assure you that we are taking recommended measures to prevent the spread of the virus and help preserve the health of our communities.  

 

Following the information and recommendations provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, The Store and our Associates are taking the following precautions: 

 

  • Increasing the frequency of our standard cleaning procedures, particularly surrounding hand washing and disinfecting of common areas 
  • Covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or crook of the arm 
  • Avoiding contact with eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Any Associates experiencing symptoms or feeling unwell will be asked to recover at home 
  • Use of refillable cups and mugs will be discontinued for the time being – please use disposable cups in the interest of all Associates and Guests 
  • Self-serve soda fountain centers will be temporarily closed  

You can help protect yourself and those around you by following these steps as well. For more information, please visit: 

 

 

As of now, our operations will be “Business as Usual” with the addition of the above safety precautions. We will communicate any changes right away. You can reach out with any questions or concerns by emailing thestore@teamschierl.com or by messaging us on Facebook. 

 

We will continue to monitor public health guidance as it is received. We appreciate your loyalty and want you to know we are committed to keeping our Guests and Associates safe so you can enjoy gas, food and more at The Store! 

Girl Scouts The Store Walk Around Wednesday Local WIBlog

March 12th is National Girl Scout Day! We can all agree this is a day worth celebrating. But, before you put down your phone to grab that box of Thin Mints you just remembered you have stashed in the freezer from last year, you should know that there’s much more to Girl Scouts than matching uniforms and sweet treats.  

 

The Girl Scout program encourages and empowers girls to learn, grow, and do good in their communities (while selling delicious cookies along the way). We’ll support that any day! But the coolest part? Girl Scouts is celebrating its 108th year of shaping girls into the leaders and innovators of tomorrow. Now, that’s truly something to celebrate. 

 

In our latest Walk Around Wednesday Facebook Live video, Co-CEO Bill Schierl met with local Girl Scout Troop #6102 to learn more about the activitiesplans and community impact of these young ladiesAnd, of course, we couldn’t leave out a question about those famous and delicious cookies! 

 

This troop is part of the Riverbend Service Area, covering the Stevens Point, Rosholt, Amherst, and Plainfield regions. They are also part of the Northwestern Great Lakes Girl Scout Council, which includes over 20,000 Girl Scouts and 1,400 troops and volunteers in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan…talk about amazing impact! 

 

Troop #6012 is made up of six girls from the Stevens Point area. While they’re a small group, they have a huge influenceThey gather 2 times per month to discuss upcoming events, plan activities, and lend a helping hand within the community. We were welcomed into one of their meetings to get the inside scoop! 

 

Girl Scout Troops Hope, Hadley, Elizabeth, Anneliese, Abby, and Izzie are guided by Troop Leaders Jessie and KareyTogether, these girls performed 150 hours of community service over the past year. A few ways Troop #6102 gave back included building a Buddy Bench for St. Stephen’s Elementary and creating 80 cat scratchers from cookie boxes, which were then donated to the Humane Society of Portage County. The Troop has also organized many service area-wide efforts, such as collecting warm clothing for Operation Bootstrap. In addition, each Scout earned their Presidential Volunteer Service Award. They never hesitate to lend a helping hand and love to make their communities stronger! 

 

Ever wonder exactly WHY Girl Scouts sell cookies? Well, the money raised from cookie sales is used in many ways that promote selflessness as well as the importance of saving. Troop #6102 saves 1/3, donates 1/3, and puts 1/3 of the funds to different uses each yearSo cool! So, what will their 1/3 be used for this year? 

 

A trip to Savannah, Georgia 

That’s right, in late March Troop #6102 is hitting the road to travel to the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts organization. These girls worked hard to fund raise for this expedition. While there, they plan to learn more about Girl Scouts, dolphin watch, go on a kayak trip and visit Tybee Island. We wish them a safe, fun, and educational tripWhen they return, they’ll begin working toward earning the Bronze Award through community service. Great job, girls! 

 

Before saying goodbye, we just had to ask the Troops expert opinions on their favorite Girl Scout Cookie. The consensus: Peanut Butter Patties, S’mores, and Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies! YUM. 

 

Thanks for allowing us to visit and learn more about Girl Scouts, Troop #6102! 

 

“We’ll see you next time!”