South Carolina Convenience Stores Hall of Fame was established in 2016, the SC Convenience Stores Hall of Fame honors pioneers and leaders in the industry who have made a significant contribution to the development, advancement or promotion of the convenience stores industry and have close ties to the State of South Carolina.  


The candidate(s) should have accomplishments such as:

  • Long tenure in the industry. 
  • Creation or development of an innovative product or marketing introductions. 
  • Creation or development of a manufacturing process or marketing effort, which significantly improved (the success of) the process or product. 
  • Leadership and service of/to the industry 
  • An unimpeachable record of integrity and respect in the industry. 
  • A prominent role in:
    • Promoting the public’s awareness and appreciation of the importance of the industry in the lives of consumers, or 
    • Promoting the public’s awareness of the c-store industry as a significant and responsible member of the business community.
  • No current SCACS board member may be nominated for induction into the Hall of Fame during his/her board tenure.
  • The individual nominated must have been born in SC and made their contribution in this state or elsewhere; or have been a native of another state and made their contribution in South Carolina.  

SCACS Hall of Fall Inductees:

2016 – Eddie Buck Sr., Buck Management Inc.

Eddie Buck Sr.

SCACS President 1992-1993

“For his vision and contributions in strengthening SCACS”

2017 – Ken & Sarilla Cosgrove, Piedmont Petroleum Corp.

Ken & Sarilla Cosgrove

“For their commitment, determination, dedication and faithfulness to the SCACS”

2017 – Dean Cline, Cline & Associates

Dean Cline

“For his wisdom, passion and compassion for the SCACS”

2018 – Irvin Cauthen, Plez-U Food Stores, Inc.

Irvin Cauthen

“To one of the founding members of SC Association of Convenience Stores. His passion, dedication and vision built this great association”

2019 – Robert L. Jordan, R.L. Jordan Oil Company

Robert L. Jordan

“For his commitment, passion and contributions to the SCACS”

2019 – Rich Mione, GPM Investments

Rich Mione

“For his passion, dedication and vision to the SCACS”

Hall of Fame Nomination

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