P&CMA offers our members the following benefits:
Group Health Insurance Program
P&CMA is proud to offer a group health insurance program through Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama. This program offers competitive rates and coverages, and is available to employees both Active and Associate member companies.
State and Federal Representation
P&CMA is your voice in Montgomery and in Washington, DC. The petroleum marketing and convenience store industries are some of the most regulated industries 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 Energy Marketers of America (EMA) 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 Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC); Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries’ Weights and Measures Division; Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM); Alabama Department of Public Safety; Alabama Department of Revenue; Alabama Department of Transportation; 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 Alabama State Legislature as 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? Need assistance? Just call P&CMA!
The 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. P&CMA can respond to your company’s personal needs 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 each year in March, 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 recreational events. The P&CMA Annual Convention is a highly anticipated event held traditionally in the summer months.
The P&CMA General Membership Meeting
The P&CMA General Membership Meeting, 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. After our meeting, we host a wonderful silent auction. Once the silent auction is complete, we have a Hall of Fame Banquet where we honor our ‘Hall of Fame Recipients” in grand style.
P&CMA Educational Foundation Scholarship Program
The P&CMA Educational Foundation has awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships, since 1994, to children of P&CMA member-company employees. The foundation is funded through money collected at our annual Draw-Down 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 Heartland for your credit card processing needs. P&CMA also offers discounts to our members on other products and services such as: Verizon Wireless, Staples (office supplies), Expedia (travel), Best Buy (audio/video products) and many other programs.