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Breakout Speaker Announced: Chip Creager, President of Creager Mercantile

Chip Creager headshotChip Creager is a third generation owner and President/CEO of Creager Mercantile Company in Denver, a company founded by Chip’s grandfather in 1958.  Creager Mercantile, a wholesale Colorado company with $11 million in sales, has been serving Denver metro and Colorado front range businesses since 1958.  They are proud to be a locally owned and operated family business who understands the needs of their customers because Creager faces the same issues they do.

Mr. Creager, earned his MBA from Denver University, formulated a competitive strategy to provide convenience stores, gift shops and other niche stores in Colorado with “The Best in Convenience.” Creager accomplishes this by stocking the products, including unique and niche products, needed to service their clientele, giving them outstanding customer services, providing shopping options, and benefiting from great pricing so their business can thrive.

Chip is a follower of Christ who is active in St. Dominic Catholic Parish and ministers to his customers by providing a complimentary copy of the Jesus Calling devotional by Sarah Young, to any customer who wants one and mentoring at risk youth.  Chip will share his compelling story of how Satan tried to destroy his life and business with his “schemes” and how God helped Chip overcome those schemes.

Creager’s customers say they like to shop at Creager Mercantile because of their high level of customer service and friendliness. The tagline “The Best in Convenience” is something they take seriously and they strive to build a team of employees that demonstrate their customer focus.

Chip has been actively involved in community service for 22 years. In addition to being active in his church, he is past president of the Kiwanis Club of Denver Tech Center, past president of the Western State Colorado University Foundation and past president of the Colorado Association of Distributors. In addition Creager Mercantile understands that giving back is important and feels fortunate to be in a position to be able to help with special projects in the schools and the community at large for such organizations as Goodwill Industries, Sweet Dreams in a Bag, I am Academy, Bonfils Blood Center, Western Colorado State University, Urban Peak Young Life, Quiet Water and Ministries Student Evangelists at CU and CSU.

Chip has been married to his wife Robin for 29 years and has two sons Andy an Max. Andy recently graduated from Western State Colorado University and joined Creager Mercantile as a sales associate, with aspirations of becoming a 4th generation owner.

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