AMBEST Honors Chuck Bosselman With Lifetime Achievement Award
Nashville, TN. On September 11, 2012, the AMBEST Board of Directors presented the company’s first ever Lifetime Achievement Award honoring the late Chuck Bosselman in a ceremony held at the AMBEST 24th Annual Meeting in Nashville. Mr. Bosselman’s family was present to receive the award on his behalf.
Board Chairman, Mark Sykes, cited Mr. Bosselman’s inspirational passion and relentless determination to advance the mission of AMBEST. He also expressed heartfelt appreciation for Mr. Bosselman’s innovative contributions to AMBEST and the truck stop industry. Steve Allen, President of AMBEST, said of Mr. Bosselman, “He was long in vision, deep in character and wide in his sphere of influence.”
Chuck Bosselman served as the AMBEST Chairman of the Board from 1994 – 1995 and contributed to the success of AMBEST from its inception in 1988. His extraordinary entrepreneurial spirit made him a leader in the truck-stop industry for more than 45 years.
Founded in 1988, AMBEST is a Member-owned nationwide network of 188 individually owned and operated truck stops and service centers located in 39 states. AMBEST's driver rewards program "AMBUCK$" is the oldest loyalty card program in the industry. Mr. Bosselman was the driving force behind the AMBUCK$ driver rewards program.
Founded in 1948, Bosselman Companies, a privately held company headquartered in Grand Island, NE, own and operate: 47 Pump & Pantry convenience stores; 38 Boss Shops; the Bosselman Travel Center; a Hampton Inn, three Pump & Pantry Motels and six Motel 6 franchises; six Grandma Max’s and Max’s Highway Diner Restaurants, Sam Bass’ Saloon & Steakhouse, and Schmooter’s Bar & Casino; Food Courts including Subway, Little Caesars, and Caribou Coffee; the Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team and have expanded throughout 22 states with over 1,200 employees. A family company in its third generation, Bosselman's has been a leader in community service for 64 years and has supported the local communities through financial contributions, support of youth scholarships, community events, and volunteer efforts of employees. www.bosselman.com