Thank Our Sponsors

Make sure to visit our sponsor's web sites and thank them!

Apex Companies, LLC.

Armor Safe Technologies


Eagle Environmental Consulting, Inc.

Exxon Mobile

Federated Insurance

Gerald L. Lukton Company, Inc.

Growmark Energy

Kersten Trailer Sales, Inc.

KTK General Contracting

Krispy Krunchy Foods

Kubat Equipment & Service Company

Palmetto Environmental Group

Paragon Consulting Group

STTI - Storage Tank Technology, Inc. 

Valero Marketing and Supply Company

Wert's Welding & Tank Service, Inc.

Westmor Industries

2017 Conference and Trade Show

September 8-9, 2017


Mark your calendars!   September 8 – 9, 2017  

Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center, Breckenridge, CO


This is the perfect time to connect with friends and business associates, hear stimulating presentations, see the latest innovations from our loyal vendors, and taste the best of Colorado’s micro-brewery industry. We also have an evening of fun with good natured competition and lots of laughs.

Located 90 minutes from Denver, it is an easy drive to this charming town in the mountains.  We will be there during Octoberfest, one of the wonderful annual events in Colorado.  Lots of booths, music and of course great beer!

Join the group for the Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, September 9, 2017, again on the picturesque course at Breckenridge Golf Club Last year we sold out early, so be sure to register soon to ensure your spot.  We welcome foursomes as well as individual players.  We expect the same great weather, clear blue skies, and great camaraderie.

In response to our members, our keynote speaker will be Betsi Bixby, a popular presenter with a wealth of knowledge about industry concerns, business management, and leadership in family owned company structures  Did you know that the petroleum industry is poised to experience major shifts - like nothing in decades?  Bixby's company will share the startling research on industry trends and provide steps you can take to survive.

We welcome our vendor partners, old and new, at the Trade Show Saturday afternoon.  As always our conference is made more complete by their continuing support and desire to deliver high quality services and products to our members.  And don’t miss our drawings and a spin on the Colorado Lottery wheel – an ever popular part of our show. 

Last, but not least, come to dinner armed with a sense of humor and a spirit of participation.  Compete with your colleagues and win.  It's Family Feud time - with a Twist!  In our version, the audience competes and best of the best play the game on stage.  It’s your opportunity to be outrageous, audacious, entertaining and, hopefully, smart!



Friday, September 8, 2017

                     Golf Tournament - 9:30 am - 4:00 pm, Breckenridge Golf Course

                     Conference Registration - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Beaver Run Resort Main Lobby

                     President's Reception - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Coppertop Two

                     Dinner on Your Own - 7:00 pm - Reservations Strongly Recommended

Saturday, September 9, 2017

                     Breakfast and Speaker -  7:45 am 9:30 am, Breckenridge Ballroom

                     Association Update - 9:45 am to 10:30 am, Breckenridge Ballroom

                     Seminars - 10:45 am to 11:45 am, Peak 17

                     Trade Show - 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm, Colorado Ballroom

                     Exhibitor Appreciation Reception - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Colorado Ballroom

                     Networking and Free Time - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

                     Dinner and Entertainment - 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Breckenridge Ballroom



Beaver Run Resort features 515 slope-side guest accommodations including everything from hotel rooms, open layout studios, one and two bedroom condominiums, as well as large executive and specialty suites. All of the guests can experience the hotel amenities such as concierge services, on-site dining options, complimentary wireless internet, ski rentals and lift ticket office, spa and more.  

 Amenities include:                                                                                                           

             Full Service spa - offers massage and other treatments

             8 spa tubs and 2 heated swimming pools

             Exercise room with treadmills, bikes, elliptical machines, Stair Master

             Tennis courts

             Easy access to downtown, fishing, hiking, golf

Hotel Reservations can be made at Beaver Run Resort online by clicking below:

Room Reservations

You can also call hotel reservations at (970) 453 - 6000.  Use Group Code  50Q9E2.

Should you have any questions or like to give staff some suggestions, please contact Grier, Mark or Amanda at the Association offices, (303) 422-7805.

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Beaver Run Resort is situated at the base of Breckenridge Mountain and just three blocks from town. Breathtaking views are visible from the many decks surrounding the resort. Fall is a perfect time to take a hike on one of the trails within the acres of National Forest.


  • Hotel Room – microwave and mini-fridge
  • Studio – living area and efficiency kitchen
  • Breckenridge Studio – living area with open floorplan and enhanced efficiency kitchen
  • Colorado Suite – generous living area, efficiency kitchen, fireplace and private balcony
  • Summit Suite – generous living area with open floorplan, enhanced efficiency kitchen with extra seating, fireplace, and private balcony
  • Executive Suites – Generous living room, great for entertaining, full kitchen with extra seating, extra half bath on ground floor, wood burning fireplace and private balcony
  • 1 – 4 Bedroom Suites - living room, full kitchen, wood burning fireplace, private balcony



The hotel is also equipped with a spa offering a wide range of services from massages to facials, to waxing and body treatments. Perhaps you want to enjoy one of these:

  • Garden Patio Pool and Hot Tubs
  • Organic Peruvian Chocolate Wrap
  • Detoxifying Thai Body Wrap
  • Arabian Exotic Date and Wild Honey Polish
  • Cranberry Yuzu Sugar Scrub
  • Classic European Facial

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Breakfast buffet and à la carte menu
Lunch Buffet and à la carte menu
Colorado game and seafood inspired menu

Contemporary bar with tasting flights of Colorado craft beer
Savory appetizers with suggested beer pairing menu ,BR> Flat screen TVs
Free championship billiard tables

Colorado roasted coffee and espresso
Breakfast sandwiches and pastries
Soups and salads
Made-to-order sandwiches
Gifts and souvenirs

Click Here for Room Reservations

Phone: (970) 453-6000 Rates: Conference Code 50Q9E2

Friday, September 8, 2017

CWPMA Golf Tournament

9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Annual golf tournament to support CWPMA's legislative agenda.

Breakfast and coffee available

Breckenridge Golf Course

Conference Registration

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Beaver Run Resort

Main Hotel Lobby

President's Reception Honoring Mr. Brian Haldorsen

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Our first gathering of the Annual Conference, come meet Brian Haldorson, our 2017 President. Say hello to friends and meet new people.

Small appetizers and drinks

Coppertop Two

Dinner - On Your Own

7:00 pm

Join friends for a stroll in Breckenridge and dinner.


Saturday, September 9, 2017

Breakfast and Key Note Speaker

7:45 am to 9:30 am

The breakfast buffet will be open at 7:45 to 9:30 am. Our presenter this year is Betsi Bixbi of Meridian Associates, Inc. She will address being proactive in a fast changing world of petroleum marketing.

Breckenridge Ballroom

Association Update

9:45 am to 10:30 am

CWPMA Executive Director Grier Bailey and Executive Vice President Mark Larson will deliver a review of the 2017 year-to-date accomplishments in the Colorado and Wyoming legislatures as well as updates on ongoing efforts for the remainder of the year.

Peak 17

Federated Insurance Presentation

10:45 am to 11:15 am

Tanker Rollover - The Point of No Return

Peak 17

Legislative Update

11:15 am to 11:45 am

Update from state legislator on the current activities in the State.

Peak 17

Annual Trade Show

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Our trade show features products and services of long-standing and new vendors. It is also a great time to reconnect with business associates. VENDORS - REGISTER SOON TO ENSURE YOUR BOOTH.

Don't miss the chance to win our twice hourly drawings for cash or exhibitor giveaways.

Colorado Ballroom

Networking Time

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Visit Oktoberfest, the lovely shops in town, or meet with friends in the hotel bar. Or just take a walk to stretch your legs and enjoy the fresh air and beautiful mountain scenery.

Up to You!

Dinner and Entertainment

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Come for great food, drinks, and to enjoy each other's company. And plan to have a great time playing Family Feud!

Breckenridge Ballroom

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Key Note Speaker

8:30 am to 9:30 am

Betsi Bixby President Meridian Associates, Inc.

The Seven Dangers Facing the Petroleum Industry Today

By 2020, the entire landscape of the industry will shift. How do we know this? Meridian commissioned a Fortune 500 independent research firm to reveal what the future holds for the industry. What we discovered is shocking. Petroleum marketing businesses are poised to experience some of the biggest shifts in decades. These lurking dangers will critically impact marketers nationwide. What can marketers do to prepare for the coming storm? Bixby reveals this startling research on industry trends that are expected to change the industry forever plus provides practical steps marketers can take now to be sure they not only survive but thrive.

Betsi Bixby consults to privately held, family-led petroleum companies, helping them increase profits and grow. An expert in cash flow, she is a published author and popular speaker. Marketers may know her through the Money Matters column published by PMAA. Her company helps clients expand market share through coaching, education, valuations, advisory services, and more. She holds an MBA in Finance and served as VP of Commercial lending for a regional bank.

Breckenridge Ballroom

Association Update

9:45 am to 10:45 am

Grier Bailey and Mark Larson CWPMA Annual Update

CWPMA Executive Director Grier Bailey and Executive Vice President Mark Larson will deliver a review of the 2017 year-to-date accomplishments in the Colorado and Wyoming legislatures as well as updates on ongoing efforts for the remainder of the year.

Breckenridge Ballroom

Federated Insurance

10:45 am to 11:15 am

Cole Waddell Account Executive Federated Insurance

Tanker Rollover – The Point of No Return

When tanker rollover accidents happen, lives are often changed forever. Loss of stability, load shift, and driver error, are regular contributors to rollovers, making frequent safety reminders to company drivers important. This discussion will focus on the principles of S.A.F.E driving and includes support resources to help increase driver awareness of this problem. Be prepared to decide how to offer solutions for your drivers to help ensure they arrive at their destination safely each day.

Peak 17

Legislative Update

11:15 am to 11:45 am

Hear from a current state legislator on the state of Capital.