Company: 36 Lyn Refuel Station is a Minneapolis-based independent retailer specializing in locally sourced foods and quality products. The convenience store is passionate about being an important member of its local community by organizing various neighborhood events and actively supporting community organizations.
Over the past 13 years, 36 Lyn Refuel Station grew from a small, neighborhood convenience store into a mid-sized retailer without compromising the quality of products or customer service it provides.
The store believes that its personalized approach is key to its success and is constantly on the lookout for newer and better ways to make its customers’ shopping experience more positive, pleasant and rewarding.
Industry Activities/Interests: Lonnie has worked at 36 Lyn Refuel Station since June 2005 with key responsibilities being long-term strategy and ensuring a high level of performance within the organization. Lonnie has been a member of NACS since 2008 and served as the 2018 Chairman of the Minnesota Retailer's Association. 36 Lyn Refuel Station is a member of the National Retail Federation and also is a three-time Inc. 5000 honoree and a one time MSPBJ Fast50 honoree. Lonnie also serves on the Southwest Business (Minneapolis) Association Board and was honored as the Volunteer of the Year for the Lyndale Neighborhood Association.
Personal: Lonnie graduated from Western Governors University with a degree in accounting. Lonnie is also a NACS Financial Leadership Program graduate.