SOMONAUK, Ill., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Aug. 22 and 23, local CITGO Marketer Broadus Oil Corporation celebrated its loyal patrons with Customer Appreciation events at the Bud's CITGO location at 150 East Market Street in Somonauk, Ill. To celebrate, Miss Illinois, Marisa Buchheit, visited the station to sign autographs and pose for photos with customers who enjoyed special pricing on food and drinks along with giveaways.
"We love hosting these events to show our customers how much their business means to us," said Bob Honkala, owner of Bud's CITGO. "We are a family-owned business and we make strong connections to the community members who visit our stores daily. We hope they know how much we appreciate their loyalty and we will continue to give back with more exciting events in the future."
To kick off the celebration, the first 100 customers to arrive at the station starting at 10 a.m. on Aug. 23 received a free CITGO USB mobile phone charger. In addition, customers who made a purchase of $10 or more during the two-day event were automatically given the chance to spin the prize wheel to win rewards including free car washes, travel mugs and more.
"We are always excited to see the success of the customer appreciation events that our Marketers host in their local neighborhoods," added Rafael Gomez, vice president of government and public affairs for CITGO. "Giving back to the areas where we live and do business is a main focus for CITGO and we are proud to support such efforts."
Founded in 1955, Broadus Oil Corporation is an Illinois-based, family-owned and operated fuel distributor. The company offers complete wholesale fuel distribution services and specializes in other fuel distributors, large truck fleets, mining, industry and construction and convenience stores. Broadus Oil currently operates and supplies three gas stations across Illinois, all of which are CITGO locations. For more information, visit http://www.broadusoil.com/.
CITGO is committed to giving back to the local communities it serves through its network of locally owned locations. CITGO Marketers and Retailers in Illinois, like Broadus Oil Corporation, own and operate nearly 350 CITGO locations and are proud to support their communities. For more information on the positive impact of the locally owned CITGO stations, visit www.fuelinggood.com.
CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products. The company is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more information, visit www.CITGO.com.