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Convenient wins: Two Rutter’s employees recognized as ‘Top Women’ at national ceremony

Cheri Booth, left, fresh and local category manager and Ranata Smiley, restaurant manager at the Tyrone Township, Adams County, were recognized at the Top Women in Convenience Awards ceremony in Las Vegas. - (Photo / Submitted)

Manchester Township-based Rutter’s has two ‘Top Women’ in its rank.

Earlier this month, Cheri Booth, fresh and local category manager and Ranata Smiley, restaurant manager at the Tyrone Township, Adams County location, were recognized at the Top Women in Convenience Awards ceremony in Las Vegas.

For the past five years, Convenience Store News’ Top Women In Convenience recognizes women making outstanding contributions to their companies and the industry overall.

Booth, who has been with the convenience-store chain for more than a decade, was named a Top Women In Convenience Mentor. The award recognizes women who have made an extraordinary impact on the careers of their colleagues. In 2010, Booth was awarded Rutter’s annual No Guts, No Glory Award for her performance as a restaurant manager. Last year, she received the company’s corporate Making a Difference award.

In 2009, Booth was promoted to restaurant manager and was promoted again in 2015, to a corporate role as foodservice quality assurance supervisor. She was named to her current position this year.

Smiley received the Top Women In Convenience Rising Star award, which recognizes women who are making their mark in the industry during the early stages of their career.

Smiley was hired at Rutter’s eight years ago as a retail team member. Now, she’s the restaurant manager at the Tyrone Township, Adams County location, which according to a press release is one of the retailer’s largest sites and top producer of food.

Smiley was also a Restaurant Manager of the Year finalist in 2014 and 2017.

Candidates are nominated by their peers and are selected based on their proven abilities to demonstrate exceptional performance and selfless charitable participation, among other attributes that go above and beyond the call of duty.

Scott Hartman, president and CEO of Rutter’s, lauded Smiley’s and Booth’s accomplishments. “I am quite proud that these impressive women are part of the Rutter’s team.

“This award recognizes women who are shaping the convenience store industry and both Cheri and Ranata are more than deserving of the award,” said Hartman. “Their hard work, dedication and innovative thinking are impacting not only our business but the industry as whole.”

 

Emily Thurlow
​Emily Thurlow covers York County​ for the Central Penn Business Journal. Have a tip? Drop her a line at ethurlow@cpbj.com.

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