P&CMA offers our members the following benefits:
State and Federal Representation
P&CMA is your voice in Montgomery and in Washington, DC. The petroleum and convenience marketing industry is the most regulated industry and P&CMA lobbies year-round to protect your interest. In addition to in-house lobbyist, P&CMA retains legislative counsel who has more than 25 years experience with P&CMA and our industry. P&CMA also works closely with Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA) and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) on national issues affecting our industry.
Regulatory and Legislative Alerts
These are sent to our members immediately to provide important information on laws and regulations that affect your business. P&CMA serves as your representative with key state regulatory agencies such as the ABC Board; the Alabama Weights and Measures Division; ADEM; Department of Public Health; the Revenue Department; and the Transportation Department; and P&CMA provides you with Regulatory Alerts as rules and regulations are implemented. Legislative Alerts are sent to our members when important legislation is before Congress or the State Legislature and communication with your legislator is critical.
Fulltime Staff and Legal Counsel
The most valuable P&CMA member benefit and resource is readily available by phone, email or fax to provide immediate answers to your questions on any issue. Got a question? Just call P&CMA!
P&CMA Annual Membership Directory and Buyer’s Guide
A comprehensive listing of petroleum marketers, retailers, vendors and suppliers, who are all P&CMA members. This publication is widely-used among our members as an excellent resource for locating peers and finding products and services that will help you run your business better.
Weekly Newsletter and Quarterly Magazine
P&CMA’s newsletter, Fuel For Thought is emailed weekly to our members, bringing you the latest and most up-to-date information on regulatory and legislative matters, industry news and trends, association activities and events, and more. P&CMA’s quarterly magazine, Oil Prophets, provides readers with additional news you can use – including articles on legal issues, insurance issues, federal regulatory issues, human resources and business management.
Educational Seminars and Workshops
Educational seminars and workshops are conducted regularly throughout the year for P&CMA members as issues develop and regulations are imposed, such as motor fuel driver safety training, UST Operator Training and more. In addition, P&CMA can respond to your company’s personal need for additional education in all areas.
Gulf Coast Food & Fuel Expo
P&CMA partners with the Louisiana Oil Marketers & Convenience Store Association (LOMCSA) and the Mississippi Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores Association (MPMCSA) to sponsor the only 3-state petroleum and convenience store show held annually in the Deep South. This showcase provides exhibitors with an even greater opportunity to showcase their products and services to retailers and jobbers in the southeastern states. Held yearly in the early Spring, the Gulf Coast Food & Fuel Expo is sure to bring a “full house”….you can bet on it!
P&CMA Annual Convention
Our summer convention features educational sessions, brand meetings, networking events and more. The P&CMA Annual Convention is highly anticipated by marketers and families alike!
The P&CMA General Membership Meeting
The P&CMA General Membership Meeting, generally held in December, is the association’s annual business meeting to elect the association’s officers and directors and combines an opportunity for fellowship and networking, with association officers, directors and to honor our ‘Hall of Fame Recipients” in grand style.
P&CMA Educational Foundation Scholarship Program
The P&CMA Educational Foundation has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships, since 1994, to children of P&CMA membercompany employees. The foundation is funded through money collected at our annual DrawDown sponsored by the P&CMA Associate Board.
P&CMA Endorsed Programs
P&CMA evaluates and endorses various programs and services for our members, including Federated Insurance for your property and general liability insurance needs; AlaCOMP for your workers’ compensation needs; and WorldPay for your credit card processing needs. P&CMA offers discounts to our members on other products and services such as cell phone service, office supplies, employee screening, calendars and almanacs, electronic check processing system, nationwide drug testing and many other programs.
WorldPay–Preferred Credit Card Processing Program
WorldPay is the United States 5th largest credit, debit and fleet card processor and offers integrated solutions for the Petroleum Industry’s most popular POS terminals as well as stand-alone terminals. P&CMA members receive a special rate while processing with WorldPay’s PMAA program. Learn more at www.worldpay.us/partners/nbu-petro