NASWA Recognizes Love's Travel Stops as National Business of the Year



(Washington, DC) - Recently the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) presented Love's Travel Stops with the prestigious National Business of the Year award at their 80th Annual National Conference in Oklahoma City.

The NASWA National Business of the Year award is conferred upon businesses that consistently strive to positively impact their workforce, industry and community. Recipients of this award are also recognized for their support and use of the state and/or local workforce system.

"Love's is an outstanding example of all that can be achieved when employers take an active role in communities to provide successful workforce and economic development opportunities," said Scott Sanders, Executive Director of NASWA. "Love's has not only improved the lives of their employees, but has also enriched the economic vitality of many communities."

"Being selected for this award is truly an honor," said Jenny Love Meyer, vice president of communications for Love's Travel Stops. "With the addition of more than 40 travel stops so far in 2016, opening hotels under the Love's Hospitality flag and the acquisition of Trillium CNG, we've experienced tremendous growth this year. We've expanded because we're passionate about serving more Customers, and it's humbling to be recognized for our contributions to the workforce."

Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, Love's Travel Stops has more than 390 locations in 40 states, providing professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), travel items, electronics, snacks and more, as well as a wide variety of restaurant offerings. With nine hotels, two self-storage units and a growing network of compressed natural gas locations and tire care offerings, the Love's Family of Companies offers more services and options to customers than ever before.

NASWA also recognized several other individuals and entities who have provided vital community workforce and economic development opportunities as a part of their Salute to Leadership awards ceremony at their 80th Annual National Conference. More information about award recipients and categories can be found at Salute to Leadership Awards.

NASWA is a national organization of state administrators of the publicly-funded state workforce system, including the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), employment services, training programs, unemployment insurance, employment statistics and labor market and workforce information. NASWA delivers policy expertise on workforce development, including unemployment insurance and other transitional support, as the voice of state workforce agencies.

 

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About the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (www.naswa.org): NASWA is the national organization representing all 50 state workforce agencies, D.C. and U.S. territories. These agencies deliver training, employment, career, and business services, in addition to administering the unemployment insurance, veteran reemployment, and labor market information programs. NASWA provides policy expertise, shares promising state practices, and promotes state innovation and leadership in workforce development.