Marketers Convene in Newport

More than 250 energy marketers and industry participants gathered in Newport, R.I., in September for the Southern New England Energy Conference, which brought together members of three New England state associations for two event-filled days.

Co-hosted by the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association (CEMA), the Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association (MEMA), and the Oil Heat Institute of Rhode Island (OHIRI), the conference featured seminars, association meetings, a tradeshow, and an awards dinner. The keynote address was delivered by Eric Slifka, CEO of Global Partners LP.

During the Awards Dinner, CEMA honored three association members with Marketers of the Year awards: Julie Roman and Kevin Roman, of Roman Oil, and Kate Childs of Tuxis-Ohrs. The Association also honored Joyce Porto, President of Inland Fuel Terminals Inc., as Associate of the Year. Meanwhile, OHIRI honored Louise Giguere LeBlanc, of Giguere & Marchand Oil Service Inc., with a Hall of Fame award, and MEMA presented Leadership Awards to Scott D. MacFarlane, President of MacFarlane Energy, and Howard Peterson, Owner of Peterson Oil Service.

The crowd at the Awards Dinner also enjoyed lots of laughs courtesy of Boston comedian Paul D’Angelo, who performed after the meal.

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Joyce Porto, President of Inland Fuel Terminals Inc., accepts the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association’s Associate of the Year Award from Chairman Peter Aziz.

 

 

 

 

 

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Peter Aziz, Chairman of the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association, presents Marketer of the Year awards to Julie Roman and Kevin Roman, of Roman Oil.

 

 

 

 

 

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Peter Aziz, Chairman of the Connecticut EnergyMarketers Association, presents a Marketer of the Year award to Kate Childs of Tuxis-Ohrs.

 

 

 

 

 

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Louise Giguere LeBlanc, of Giguere & Marchand Oil Service Inc., offers her thanks after receiving the Oil Heat Institute of Rhode Island’s Hall of Fame Award. Also on stage are Roberta Fagan and Julie Gill of the Oil Heat Institute.

 

 

 

 

 

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Todd Kipperman, of Blue Cow Software, speaks to attendees on the tradeshow floor at the Southern New England Energy Conference.

 

 

 

 

 

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Michael Ferrante, President of the Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association, presents a Leadership Award to Scott D. MacFarlane, President of MacFarlane Energy.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ted Noonan, Chairman, left, and Michael Ferrante, President, right, present a Leadership Award from the Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association to Howard Peterson, Owner of Peterson Oil Service.

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