Local Business Highlight: Sheetz

If you’re from the Mid-Atlantic region, it’s likely you’ve heard of Sheetz — the one-stop convenience store offering gas, made-to-order food, snacks and more.

With competitive pay and a hire-from-within strategy, this family-owned chain of gas stations is highly-ranked by customers and employees alike.

If you’re looking for a new job — or even a career — you may want to take a close look. The company aims to work directly with employees to develop skills that lead to a successful career within the company. In fact, over 90 percent of store managers have been hired from within.

Conveniently headquartered in nearby Altoona (about 45 minutes from State College), there are over 600 stores in six states across the U.S. 
In State College alone there are six Sheetz locations, with many more in the surrounding communities. You can count on a fresh facilities in their stores, with renovations occurring frequently. Just recently, the Shiloh Road store was renovated, the store on S Atherton, and the store on Valley Vista Drive.

State College also has the honor of being a “test location” for one of the brand's first stores without gasoline. Located downtown near Penn State University, this store was also one of the first in the state to offer a “Beer Cave.”

Founded in 1952, founder Bob Sheetz wanted to bring his childhood values into the workplace. He knew that by sharing his values with his employees, he could build a strong brand — one that employees could be proud of, and one that customers could trust. Management believes that the company’s employees are its most valuable asset.

Sheetz has won numerous accolades over the years. Notable recent awards include the Best Places to Work award (from the Best Companies Group® for North Carolina and Ohio in 2013-2015, and for Virginia and Pennsylvania in 2012-2015); Alternative Fuels Leader of the Year Award (from Convenience Store News in 2015 for installing flex fuel options in North Carolina); and the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials award (from Fortune® in 2016).
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