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Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

Jessica Friesen named a 2020 Star Women in Convenience Winner

Jessica Friesen, CEO of Gales Gas Bars/Bob’s Fast & Fresh Convenience was named a winner of the 2020 Star Women in Convenience by Canada Convenience Store News.

“We are one of the last truly independent brands of petroleum in Canada,” says Friesen. “We are wholly family owned. We fly our own flag.” Friesen joined the company 11 years ago after working as a registered nurse. “I like a challenge,” she says. “I really enjoy being in the family business. It’s succeed or fail, and you do both from time to time.” One pillar on which Gales is founded and continues to operate is community support. “We take pride in giving back,” says Friesen. “That resonates with customers. They appreciate that we are invested.”

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