Representing Local Businesses


The Washington Association of Neighborhood Stores represents the interests of local businesses. We work to consolidate the resources of our members so that our efforts positively affect policy issues concerning our industry.

We are tried and true experts at navigating the regulatory arena and leverage this experience for our members.


Services

Government Relations

Our government relations team works to find solutions to problems affecting our industry before the legislature and regulatory bodies. We have a full-time registered lobbyist in Olympia to advocate on our behalf.

We have a large, well established network in the realm of public policy. Our government relations team works to find solutions to problems affecting our industry before the legislature and regulatory bodies. We have a full-time registered lobbyist in Olympia to advocate on our behalf.

Retrospective Rating Program

The Washington Association of Neighborhood Stores offers a Retrospective Rating program that helps members maintain a safe workplace and save money. This worker’s compensation program can save a business thousands of dollars each year.

Solid protection from elected risk: WANS’ enrollment criteria ensures maximum group performance.

Expert, in-house claims staff who act as your advocates: Our professional claims specialists watchdog each injury claim, working to close claims quickly and efficiently. The WANS Claims staff also offers Claims Corner articles which provide tips and suggestions on ways to save on your L&I workers’ compensation premiums.

Membership

If you want to be informed on the issues that directly effect your bottom line you can join the group of local business owners and policy associates that make up WANS. The intricacies of public policy reach far and wide, which is why it is very important for you to have a well represented voice concerning the legislation that effects your business. To join simply contact us and give us information regarding your business and your position in the market. We will get back to you shortly letting you know how your interests align with WANS.

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Retail Members

Quick Shop Minit Marts Vancouver, WA
Wilson Oil Longview, WA
Yorkston Oil Bellingham, WA
Emanuel Inc. Des Moines, WA
Plaid Pantry Portland, OR
RH Smith Grandview, WA
St George’s 7-11 Stores Abderdeen, WA
Jackson’s Food Stores Meridian, ID
Blue Goose Markets Hillsboro, OR
Trimark Pacific, WA
Baker’s Corner Longview, WA
Barney’s Sooper Markets Spokane, WA
Milltown Grocery Eatonville, WA
Kalama Chevron Kalama, WA
Valley Market & Deli Bellingham, WA
Barney’s Corner Eatonville, WA.
S&S Petroleum Kirkland, WA.
Desert Food Mart Benton City, WA.
Blanton’s Mini Market Packwood, WA.
Partners Mini Market Winthrop, WA
TMS Country Store Eastsound, WA
B&B Food Mart Vancouver, WA.
B&B Country Store Vancouver, WA.
Washington 7-Eleven Franchise Owners Association (FOA)
Village Pantry NE 99th. Vancouver, WA.
Village Pantry NE 119th. Vancouver, WA.
Cenex Zip Trip Spokane, WA.
Astro Express Mart Portland, OR.
Village Pantry NE 119th. Vancouver, WA.

Distributors

McLane Grocery Co Lakewood, WA
Harbor Wholesale Foods Lacey, WA
B&R Distributors Burlington, WA
Rich & Rhine Portland, OR.
Doyles Wholesale Hayden, ID.
Inderbitzen Distributors Puyallup, WA.

Associate Members

Altria Group
RJ Reynolds
Smokey Mountain Chew
Swedish Match
Republic Tobacco
CSN Sales
Navajo Manufacturing
Nestle Waters
National Tobacco
Santa Fe Tobacco
Lorillard Tobacco
Swisher International
Nestle Ice Cream
NJoy
TSN

Retro Members

Quick Shop Minit Marts Vancouver, WA
Blue Goose Markets Hillsboro, OR
RH Smith Grandview, WA
Wilson Oil Longview, WA
Yorkson Oil Bellingham, WA
Blanton’s Mini Market Packwood, WA
Carlsborg Store Sequim, WA
TMS Country Store Eastsound, WA.
Village Pantry Vancouver, WA
B&B Food Mart Vancouver, WA
B&B Country Store Vancouver, WA

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About

WANS has been representing local businesses for many years. We have proven our ability to produce results where it matters. Or value added has been so clear that members that join WANS stay with WANS.

President

Rick Smith R.H. Smith Distributing Company, Inc. contact

Vice President

Jim Hendrickson Hendrickson, Inc. contact

Secretary Treasurer

Matt Yorkston Yorkston Oil

Legislative Counsel

T.K. Bentler contact

Executive Director

Larry Stewart contact

Directors

Mark Sullivan RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company contact
Justin Erickson Harbor Wholesale Foods contact
Roger St. George Pacific Northwest 7-Eleven Franchise Owners Association contact
Mike Leake Emanuel, Inc. contact
Jason Mellema Wilson Oil, Inc. contact
Don Rhoads The Convenience Group, LLC.
Suzann Benesch McLane Company
Joe Vandehay Altria Group Distributing Company
Brandon Kelley RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company
Peter Schulte Republic Tobacco

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