For more than 10 years, Sheetz has been gathering its vendors together to establish goals for the coming year, have fun and raise money for the Sheetz Brother Charities.
The vendor event is one of the largest fundraisers for the charities that include the Make-A-Wish Foundation. While raising money through vendor support is an objective of the annual vendor meeting, another key objective of the meeting is to recognize vendors that provide exceptional service.
This year Tom Bandy and BandyWorks out of Chesterfield County received the Sheetz VIP IT Vendor award.
The 450-store chain, which was begun in 1952 remains committed to a strong growth strategy. Its brand is focused on being a gas station that offers outstanding quality, and tasty food for customers on the go. To help maintain its quality brand, Sheetz uses BandyWorks technology to keep accurate and timely information along with maintaining a strict cost control for operations.
“BandyWorks documented their work and provided timely solutions necessary to address the evolving information and insight needs that are key to keeping our business growing,” said Programming Services Manager Steve Winegardner.
BandyWorks, established in 2005 provides its clients with business intelligence solutions that make a measurable difference in the way their clients do business.
“BandyWorks offers world-class Big Data services that include data migration and analytics using Pentaho, SQL Server and all major report writing tools,” said Tom Bandy, owner and general manager of BandyWorks. “Those Big Data solutions are critical to organizations, particularly retailers with significant growth plans like Sheetz. We’re proud to be recognized by one of the top privately held companies in America, and I’m enormously proud of my team. We work hard to ensure that we have the right solution to the problem and are able to deliver the solution when it’s needed—to each of our clients, large and not so large.”