STANDISH, Mich. (May 4, 2020) – Forward Corporation today announced continuation of its one dollar per hour appreciation pay increase for hourly Forward convenience store and Subway® associates through Tuesday, May 19. Recognizing the realities facing essential workers during this unprecedented time, Forward Corporation initiated additional appreciation pay beginning April 1 through the end of the month for employees who work directly with the public. Following the extension of Michigan’s stay-at-home order until May 15, Forward Corporation is continuing this vital effort. 

“We greatly appreciate the commitment our frontline employees have demonstrated in providing essential services to their communities,” said Abby Moniz, fifth-generation president of Forward Corporation. “And we continue to identify ways to support our Forward family in the field.” 

Additionally, Forward Corporation will continue the $100 per pay period appreciation increase for salaried convenience store and Subway managers. 

Known primarily for its convenience stores, Forward Corporation owns and operates 26 Shell and three Marathon convenience stores across Central and Northern Michigan and the Thumb. Additionally, Forward Corporation is Michigan’s largest owner and operator of 56 Subway restaurants in 16 counties throughout Michigan. For more information on Forward Corporation, visit

About Forward Corporation

Forward Corporation, a fifth-generation, family-owned and operated Michigan company, has been in business over 90 years. With 29 Shell and Marathon convenience stores, Forward Corporation’s brand portfolio has grown to include Subway restaurants, Super 8 Motels, a Quality Inn, and The LumberJack Restaurant in West Branch. Forward Corporation also owns and operates Forward Energy, a heating fuels business, and T.R. McTaggart, a custom screen print and embroidery business. Headquartered in Standish, Mich., Forward Corporation proudly employs 1,000 Michigan residents across the state.