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!” 

The Store Impact Rewards+ Loyalty Program

The Store is your one-stop-shop for gasfood and more…So. Much. More! 

 

 When you’re out and about, save yourself a couple stops by shopping at The Store. You can pick up snacks, drinks, meals, milk, bread, and top off your tank all at one location. And that’s just scratching the surface! 

 

Convenient, quick, and friendly…that’s us!  

 

But what if we told you that you could be getting even more out of your visits to The Store? 

 

Intrigued? Read on! 

 

Did you know that The Store offers our Impact Rewards+ loyalty program to all Guests?! By becoming an Impact Rewards+ member, you’ll earn points on the purchases you’re already making every day. You can then use these points to claim rewards for fuel savings, discounted purchases, and TONS of free productsOh, AND exclusive deals on gas…yeah, you’ll get those, too. 

 

Seem too good to be true? Don’t bother pinching yourself, because Impact Rewards+ is as good as it sounds.  

 

So, how do you sign up? Just ask an Associate for a free Impact Rewards+ card, and then sign up for an account using either the Impact Rewards+ phone app or the in-store kiosk conveniently located within each location. Once your account has been created, use the app or kiosk to navigate to Card Management in Settings to link your Impact Rewards+ card by entering the 18-digit code on the back. Once your card is linked, you’re ready to start earning points and claiming rewards! 

 

For more information, visit impactrewardsplus.com. 

 

Don’t wait, start saving today! 

 

The Store Impact Rewards+ card Loyalty Program

The Store Gas Station Take Time Be Kind Sticker Rolls

It’s that time of year…our annual Take Time, Be Kind Campaign is underway at The Store!  

 

Sure, we’ve got great coffee and muffin deals going on right now, but that’s not really what this campaign is all about. We’re talking about something much more meaningful than a creamy cappuccino or a fresh blueberry muffinkindness! 

 

We all know how busy life can be. Most of the time, it feels like were rushing from one thing to the nextbarely finding enough time to breathe. Some days, taking time to be kind is just not a priority 

 

Well, we’re here to help change that! 

 

Read on for 8 quick and easy ways to Take Time Be Kind this month: 

 

  1. Connect with a Friend 

Think of someone you haven’t had a chance to catch up with in a while. Maybe that person is a childhood friend who moved to a new city, a previous coworker you used to see every day, or even sweet old Granny or Grandpa. 

Have someone in mind? Great! 

Take a few minutes to pick up the phonegive them a call and let them know you care! 

 

  1. Pay Someone a Compliment  

Remember how great you felt when you were complimented on your new shoes? (And if you weren’t, hey! Nice shoes!) Well, you can pass that amazing feeling along with just a few simple words. 

Make a point to pay someone a compliment or two everyday this month. Whether you say a few kind words to a friend, family member, colleague, or even a stranger, your praise might just make their whole day! 

 

  1. Open a Door 

This one is super easy. Walking into the office? Out of the grocery store? Wherever you are, be sure to take an extra second to hold the door for the person behind you. Simple, considerate gestures can really go a long way! 

 

  1. Say Hello 

It feels great to be acknowledged by others. So, be sure to acknowledge those around you! Lend a friendly greeting to all you come acrossnot only are you spreading kindness, we’re pretty sure it will also make your day better!

 

  1. Help Someone 

Next time you see someone struggling with their grocery bags or awkwardly shuffling on an icy patch of ground, offer a helping hand. That person (and their unsquished tomatoes) will thank you! 

 

  1. Give a Hug 

Is one of your friends going through a rough patch or having an off day? There’s nothing quite like a hug from a loved one to help someone feel cared for. Go ahead, hold ‘em close. After all, what are friends for? 

 

  1. Say Thank You 

Okay, this one is also super easy. Make sure to thank your mailman, hairdresser, co-workers, waitress…everyone! There’s no better way to show someone you appreciate them and what they do. Maybe even leave a note and an Aromas coffee on someone’s desk or front door. Make it a habit to say thank you to everyone with a smile on your face! 

 

  1. Smile 

That reminds us, we almost forgot to mention the best one: smile! Smiles can light up a room, brighten someone’s day, and send positive vibes to everyone around. P.S. – They’re also contagious. Give a smile, we bet you’ll get one back! 

 

The truth is, none of us are ever too busy for these simple ways to be kind to others. Give out positivity and happiness, and that’s what you’ll get back. 

 

Take Time, Be Kind…It only takes a moment! 

Take Time, Be Kind at The Store

 

Here in the Midwest, we have some cold winters…but we don’t need to tell you that! By the time February rolls around, most of us — no matter how much we love ice fishing or skiing — are wishing for longer days and dreaming of summertime.  

 

So, how can you make the most of the chilly weeks ahead? Join us at The Store as we warm up with our annual Take Time, Be Kind campaign! 

 

By taking part in this campaign, you’ll warm up literally and figuratively. How, you ask? With muffins, coffee, cappuccinos and kindness! 

 

 This month, we challenge you to take a few extra moments to spread kindness to othersMake a point to hold the door, smile at everyone you meet, and give out compliments left and right. It will make you (and everyone you come across) feel great! 

 

The Store Take Time Be Kind

Need some additional inspiration? Consider spreading kindness by paying it forward. Grab a couple muffins for your family, friends, teacher, or lighten up a stranger’s day with a sweet surprise. Maybe leave a cappuccino on your co-workers’ desk, bring a muffin to your hairdresser, or give someone a smiling “Take Time, Be Kind” sticker. Little gestures here and there can sure go a long way. Extra perk: we have Jamaican Me Crazy Coffee and Cappuccino flavors at The Store all month long to help melt away the winter blues! 

 

Remember to treat everyone you come across with courtesy, respect, and a smile. Kindness is free…so give it to everyone! You never know who you’ll positively impact in our communities.  

 

So, go ahead: lend a hand, hold a door, share a smile; we promise you’ll feel warmer on the inside (and not just because of the coffee)! 

The Store Convenience Store Healthy Snacks

We hope 2020 has been treating you well so far! What is your resolution for the new year?  

 

Did you know that the most popular resolutions — every year — are to lose weight and exercise more? Clearly, people care about their health. But we all know it’s not always easy to eat right and exercise regularly. Life gets in the way…schedules are busy, time is short, and we are always trying to do more than possible. Because of this, we crave convenience. After a long day at work, it’s easy to skip the gym and indulge in some of your favorite comfort foods.  

 

Because The Store is first and foremost a convenience store, we know all about convenienceand we’re proud of it, too! But, the fast food industry has instilled the notion that quick, convenient food has to be bad for you. What if we told you that’s not actually true? 

 

Intrigued 

 

We thought you might be.  

 

So, what’s this awesome news all about? We’re here to let you in on a secret: there are plenty of quick, convenient, and tasty snack options at The Store that are actually very healthy. That’s right, we said healthy! 

 

Thirsty? Let’s explore your beverage options. Instead of beelining it to the soda section, check out all of our delicious water and juice options. If you like carbonation, try a Bubly Sparkling water. There’s also Detox water, Vitamin Water Zero, and of course, plain water! Nothing wrong with the original, right?  

 

If you’re in the mood for fruity flavors, give Orchard Pure 100% Orange Juice a try. Tea is another healthy choice, and we’ve got lots of it! Whether you opt to sip on Pure Life Unsweetened Tea, Kombucha, or Lipton Green Tea, we think your taste buds will love it as much as your body does! 

 

And that’s still not all! When you skip the cream and sugar, coffee is actually a low calorie drink. If you’re a coffee-holic (you know we are!), try to slowly cut back on the sweeteners in your daily cup of joe. Try adding skim milk in place of creamer. By doing this, you’re avoiding a whole lot of extra sugars and calories, which, as we all know, add up over time!  

 

Alright, you’ve got your beverage picked out. Now we’ll head over to the snacks!  

 

Let’s start with the fruity side of things. In the mood for a cup of Dole Peaches or Mandarin Oranges? We’ve got you covered! You’ll also find Bare Apple, Banana, and Coconut Chips at The Store. These are packed full of vitamins and natural, healthy carbs and sugars…the kind your body needs to function! We’ve got many awesome granola options too, like Bear Naked Granola Bites, Nature Valley Bars, Kind Bars and Belvita Biscuits. Granola and grain are great sources of long-lasting energy for busy days on the go. 

 

If you’re in the mood for a salty snack, trade regular chips for a bag of Lay’s Baked Chips. Because they’re baked instead of fried, there is much less oil and fat in these tasty crisps as opposed to traditional chips. Plain Ritz Crackers, Skinny Pop Popcorn and Snyder’s Mini Pretzels are also healthier snack options available at The Store! 

 

If protein is what you’re after, we’ve got no shortage of that! Protein promotes muscle growth and repair and helps keep you feeling full longer…a win-win! Nuts are a great source of protein and healthy fats. Pick up a bag of Pistachios or unsweetened/unsalted Planter’s nuts. Chobani Greek Yogurt, Hard Boiled Eggs, and P3 Portable Protein Packs are additional protein-filled foods at The Store. And of course, meat is high in protein! Snack on Country Fresh Meats Smoked Chicken or pick up a Turkey Deli Sandwich for lunch.  

 

You may have noticed we’re skipping the candy aisle for now…sorry! While candy isn’t the most healthy snack offered at The Store, there can be treats every once in a while! 😊  

 

No matter what your taste in snacks – salty, sweet, savory, or otherwise – you’ll find healthy options you’ll love at The Store. We care about our local communities. The health of our Guests and their families is important. Making sure good-for-you options are quick and convenient is just one of the ways we ‘re helping to promote stronger communities. Eat healthier, feel better, be happier…we’ll help you achieve your new year goal every step of the way!