Jiffy Mart also takes home the 2012 Redevelopment Award at the 6th Annual Carroll County Business Awards.
Jiffy Mart & Tevis Motor Fuel, based in Westminster, Md., has been named the 2012 Small Business of the Year by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce.
The award was presented Nov. 8 at the 6th Annual Business Awards Program and marks the second year in a row the company has received this award. Jiffy Mart & Tevis Motor Fuel were nominated and selected based on performance and growth, innovation and creativity, competitiveness and community involvement.
Jiffy Mart also received the 2012 Redevelopment Award presented by the Carroll County Department of Economic Development. Jiffy Mart was nominated and selected for the remodel of its Finksburg, Md. location as part of the Gateway Improvement Program.
Tevis Oil was formed in 1932. Tevis Motor Fuel began servicing its first service station in 1935. In 1981, Tevis Oil diversified into the convenience-store industry. The first store, originally called Tevco, was primarily a self-service truck stop featuring less expensive, unbranded gasoline, along with hot food, drinks, and several convenience items. After the success of the first store, Tevis Oil continued to open new stores over the years with each one offering a little more than the last. In 1987, the Jiffy Mart brand was born, and in 2001, all Tevco convenience stores were branded Jiffy Mart.
In Carroll County, there are four Tevis Oil-owned and -operated convenience stores operating under the Jiffy Mart Brand. There are four leased convenience stores/service stations. There are three additional locations outside of the county.
As part of its ongoing community involvement programs, throughout 2012, Jiffy Mart has partnered with various local and national programs for fundraising events.
The store associates along with customers and vendors have helped to raise funds for these very worthy programs:
St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital: $9,000
American Breast Cancer Foundation: $6,600
Carroll County Food Sunday: $1,600
Shepherds Staff: $1,100
Westminster Police Department: $800
Total 2011 Fundraising Efforts (four Jiffy Mart Stores combined): $19,100