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After 87 years and four generations, the Crete family is stepping back from Ideal Party Store and handing the keys over to another local, family-owned company with an eye on helping the historic Bay City store take its business to the next level.
Forward Corp. President Abby Moniz presented Arenac Community Center Director Shara Klenk with a check for $20K Friday as part of a match program with the center’s “Project Fitness” campaign. In total the campaign collected nearly $56,000 in donations.
Forward Corp. announced today it will partner with YMCA Camp Timbers of West Branch for the company’s 35th annual charity golf outing.
Forward Corp. Subways recently donated gift cards to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Great Lakes Bay Region in support of its Members of the Month honorees and other initiatives.
Forward Corp. will donate a portion of fuel sales at its Shell locations in August and September to the American Cancer Society (ACS) and its fight to end childhood cancer as part of Shell’s “The Giving Pump” program.
Forward Corp.’s creative agency partner, SOLV Marketing, won five awards for ads and photography used in campaigns for the LumberJack Food and Spirits and Forward C-Stores last week at the Great Lakes Bay chapter of the American Advertising Federation awards.
Forward Corp. announced it will match up to $20,000 in donations to the Arenac Community Center during the center’s “Project Fitness” fundraising campaign, which will fund the construction of a park on-site at the center.
Forward Corp. announced today that it is acquiring Ideal Party Store’s two locations in Bay City, Mi. The transaction is expected to close in the coming weeks and will boost Forward’s convenience division to 31 locations, including 26 Shell and 3 Marathon convenience stores.
Forward Corp. unveiled its “Give Thanks Employee Recognition Campaign” today, announcing a week-long focus on employees recognizing other employees. From Nov. 13-19, Forward employees are able to go to the company’s communications platform, WorkJam, and post messages about why they are thankful for their fellow Forward team members. Each employee who recognizes another – as well as the employee who is recognized – get entered into a drawing to win one of 50 prizes.
Forward Corp. Subway employee Emaris Gonser recently parlayed her drawing skills into a unique opportunity that took her from making sandwiches to designing a sweatshirt for T.R. McTaggart.
Popular Northern Michigan restaurant awarded Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice 2020 honor
Forward Corp’s annual charity golf tournament raised over $8,000 for Special Olympics Michigan this month despite the fact the event never took place.
Forward Corp. announced today that its LumberJack restaurant in West Branch will re-open Wed., June 10.
Forward Convenience Stores Bring Michigan Communities Together to Thank Frontline Healthcare Workers
Team members and customers donate close to 600 pounds of chocolate and other comfort snacks to area hospitals.
Forward Corporation, owner and operator of the Quality Inn of West Branch, today announced the hotel will re-open on Wednesday, May 13 with enhanced safety measures to ensure the health and safety of guests and employees.
Recognizing all healthcare heroes are working long hours and continuing to serve Michiganders in need, Forward Corporation today announced it will serve up free coffee for frontline health care workers from May 11 through May 31.
Forward Corporation today announced continuation of its one dollar per hour appreciation pay increase for hourly Forward convenience store and Subway® associates through Tuesday, May 19. Recognizing the realities facing essential workers during this unprecedented time, Forward Corporation initiated additional appreciation pay beginning April 1 through the end of the month for employees who work directly with the public.
Forward Corporation announced today a partnership between Subway and Feeding America that will provide up to 15 million meals to feed people in need in communities across the country. One meal will be donated for every Footlong sub purchased through Thursday, April 30.
Forward Corp. highlights measures it is taking to keep employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Forward Corporation announced today that it has donated supplies to a local mask-making volunteer group in its continued efforts to protect people during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The supplies will be used to make masks which will be distributed to Forward essential employees with the remainder being donated across organizations in the community that are in need.
A Standish Forward Shell convenience customer hit it big recently, winning $105K playing Fantasy 5.
Outdoor expert Mike Avery will broadcast his weekly “Wednesday Night Live” show from the LumberJack Restaurant in West Branch on Wednesday, Feb. 26.
Some of the world’s most popular donuts are now available at Forward’s Country Corners location in Midland
A Gladwin Forward Shell convenience customer kicked off 2020 in grand fashion recently, winning over $155K playing Fantasy 5.
Forward Corp announced it will end its proprietary Forward Rewards program at the company’s 29 convenience stores in favor of fully-adopting Shell and Marathon’s national rewards platforms.
Forward Energy, a subsidiary of Forward Corp., announced today that it has acquired the propane division of Hirschman Oil and Propane, an 85-year-old energy company located in Reese, Mi.