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Strategic Partners

W. Capra Consulting Group

The W. Capra Consulting Group is a professional services firm focused on identifying, leading, integrating and delivering technology, payment, and loyalty solutions to retail and emerging businesses. The experiences and contacts we have established provide our clients unique relationships, technology implementation best practices and innovation opportunities. We look forward to continuing to help our clients evolve, lead and succeed as new business models, technology, and solutions continue to appear at an ever increasing speed.
Visit www.wcapra.com for more information.
W. Capra Consulting Group


IMST specializes in comprehensive retail site studies with accurate three-year store sales and fuel forecasts. Studies include detailed development and marketing strategies designed to help maximize volume performance and site potential. Other studies include Existing Facility Evaluations, Impact (Condemnation) Analysis, and "Best Use" of land parcels. Industries include c-stores, truck stops, foodservice operations, car washes, hotels, liquor stores and washaterias.
Visit www.imstcorp.com for more information.


Paragon Solutions, Inc. is a petroleum retail design, consulting and branding company with 26 years of experience in the industry. Using creative and sales-generating design solutions, Paragon helps clients maximize returns on investment and build a loyal customer base. Services include master planning and site design, innovative store layouts, award winning interior design, energy efficient design, restaurant design, foodservice programs, creative branding and wow factor graphics design solutions. Visit for more information.
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Paragon Solutions, Inc

Convenience Store Coaches

A training and consulting firm with over thirty years' experience in the convenience/petroleum industry, specializing in human capital optimization.  Convenience Store Coaches helps c-store organizations achieve greater financial results by optimizing employee job performance. Training services are targeted to store personnel: CSR's, store managers, and store supervisors, and incorporate all state of the art training mediums and platforms, including implementation tools and support programs. Consulting services consists of organizational design (OD), brand differentiation, marketing development, and operations study groups.
Visit www.cstorecoaches.com for more information.

Executive Leadership Solution

Executive Leadership Solution's entire staff are "Certified Personnel Consultants" (CPC) awarded by the National Association of Personnel Services. Managing Partner Brian Wright is a Board Member of the Pinnacle Society, a consortium of the 75 Highest Volume Recruiters in the USA. Most of the staff at ELS previously served as executives within the industry for which they now recruit. ELS has also been awarded membership in the prestigious National Association of Executive Recruiters. Professionalism, Integrity and a commitment to the highest standards of executive search are hallmarks of the business practices at ELS. Call Brian at 800-485-9726 ext. 200 or email: brianw@team-els.com
Visit www.team-els.com for more information

Executive Leadership Solution

Dirks & Associates

Dirks & Associates assists retailers determine if foodservice fits their operation and/or improve the profitability of an existing foodservice offer.  Start up services include site review, profit and lost forecast, and financial return projections. Services for existing foodservice operations include identifying sales and margin opportunities, reduction of food cost and overhead, best practices implementation. Dean has first hand experience working with Marriott Propriety Concepts, Taco Bell, Subway, Arby's, A&W, Godfather's Pizza, Dominoes Pizza, Winchell's Donuts, Starbucks, and Seattle's Best Coffee.
Visit www.deandirks.com for more information.

Kurtz Associates Architects

The design of your facility is one of the most important aspects of your business. For over 50 years, Kurtz Associates Architects has been a leader in taking your vision and turning it into a reality. With our strategic partners, we analyze your needs, how you position yourself in the marketplace, your target customer and, of course, your budget. We then work with you to create an environment that reflects those factors, reinforcing your brand identity.
Visit www.kurtzarch.com for more information.  

CSP Information Group

CSP Information Group, publisher of CSP Magazine, CSP Independent magazine and Fare magazine, is a business-to-business communication company specializing in the convenience retail and on-the-go food industries. In addition to its print products, CSP Information Group's other business units include CSP Daily News daily e-mail newsletter, CSPNetwork CyberConferences, CSPTV, CSP Leadership Conferences and Events, 24-7 Connect Virtual Expo and CSP Consulting.
Visit www.cspnet.com for more information.