SavOn Wins Central New York BEST Award

ASTD recognizes N.Y. c-store chain for workplace learning, performance

ONEIDANATION HOMELANDS -- SavOn Stores has earned an American Society for Training & Development Central New York Chapter BEST Diamond Award for the second consecutive year. The honor recognizes SavOn's commitment to workplace learning and performance.

SavOn took the award for its "Managing the Legendary Guest Experience: Potential to be the BEST" program that focused on customer service in its convenience stores to significantly improve both customer experience and retail-business metrics.

The CNY BEST Awards recognize organizations, internship providers, consultants and individuals who link learning to strategic growth. National and local judges representing the profession and the community evaluate applications for demonstrations of excellence. This year marked the 6th anniversary of the CNY BEST Learning and Performance program.

The Oneida Indian Nation operates the chain of 13 SavOn Convenience Stores in Oneida and Madison counties in New York State. Stores in the chain offer fuel, including nonethanol gasoline and diesel, foodservice and essentials. Four of the stores feature drive-thru convenience and five stores offer full-service gasoline at regular prices.