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Written on: July 20, 2022

A group of retail propane marketers who have met each year since 2017 will gather again for a benchmarking meeting August 18-19 in St. Louis. Members typically discuss issues ranging from payment plans, fees, supply planning, marketing strategy, employee matters, company growth, software programs, trucks, assets, collections, building company value, banking relationship and much more. The meeting will take place all day Thursday, August 18 with an optional Top Golf outing in the evening and until Noon on Friday, August 19.

Participants represent states including New York, Florida, Mississippi, Michigan, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and Georgia. Participants must not be a competitor of another participant. In addition to plenty of discussion facilitated by Pat Thornton, Publisher of Trending in Propane, two presentations and discussions will be led by Chris Caywood, President of Caywood Propane Gas Inc. with offices in Albion Coldwater, and Hudson, Michigan and Michelle Bruno, who recently sold her retail propane company, Cleburne Propane in Texas.

If you have an interest in or questions about the Propane Peer Group, please call or email Pat Thornton at 913-909-7917 or thorntonpat@rocketmail.com.