- GEORGIA AUTOMATIC MERCHANDISING COUNCIL HOSTS THIRD ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE EVENT AT GEORGIA STATE CAPITOL
- MARYLAND/DC VENDING COUNCIL REINSTITUTES LEGISLATIVE DAY AT MARYLAND CAPTIOL
- REGISTER FOR ONESHOW BEFORE RATES GO UP EARLY BIRD PRICING THROUGH FEBRUARY 3
- Sweetened Beverage Tax Fight Continues In Chicago, IL
- FORMER FIRST LADY LAURA BUSH TO KEYNOTE NAMA’S ONESHOW 2017
- NAMA CHAIR EMERITUS CRAIG HESCH, LINDA FURLANO, DONNIE ANDERSON and ALEX MUNOZ REPRESENT THE INDUSTRY AT COOK COUNTY HEARING ON SWEETENED BEVERAGE TAX
- NOMINATE THE BEST OF THE BEST: NAMA 2017 INDUSTRY AWARDS
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NAMA Announces 2017 Washington, DC Fly-In July 25-26, 2017
February 24, 2017 – NAMA's Government Affairs Division is excited to announce the third annual industry-wide Washington, DC advocacy event, NAMA Takes the Hill 2017, to take place July 25-26, 2017. READ PRESS RELEASE . . .
GEORGIA AUTOMATIC MERCHANDISING COUNCIL HOSTS THIRD ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE EVENT AT GEORGIA STATE CAPITOL
February 13, 2017 – The Georgia Automatic Merchandising Council (GAMC) hosted its third annual Legislative Day on January 31 at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta. READ PRESS RELEASE . . .
MARYLAND/DC VENDING COUNCIL REINSTITUTES LEGISLATIVE DAY AT MARYLAND CAPTIOL
February 7, 2017 – The Maryland/DC Vending Council hosted its newly-revived legislative day Thursday, February 2nd at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Maryland. READ PRESS RELEASE . . .
REGISTER FOR ONESHOW BEFORE RATES GO UP EARLY BIRD PRICING THROUGH FEBRUARY 3
January 26, 2017— The February 3 early bird registration deadline is quickly approaching for NAMA’s OneShow in Las Vegas, April 18-21. Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of registration savings for the convenience service industry’s premier event. READ PRESS RELEASE . . .
Sweetened Beverage Tax Fight Continues In Chicago, IL
January 23, 2017— In response to Cook County's recent passage of the "Penny per Ounce" Sweetened Beverage Tax, NAMA has reached out to the County officials to request consideration for flexibility in the implementation and administration of the tax when it is scheduled to take effect on July 1. READ PRESS RELEASE . . .
FORMER FIRST LADY LAURA BUSH TO KEYNOTE NAMA’S ONESHOW 2017
January 19, 2017— Announcing an industry first: NAMA will welcome former First Lady Laura Bush as the keynote speaker for the OneShow held April 19-21 in Las Vegas at the Venetian Resort. READ PRESS RELEASE . . .
NAMA CHAIR EMERITUS CRAIG HESCH, LINDA FURLANO, DONNIE ANDERSON and ALEX MUNOZ REPRESENT THE INDUSTRY AT COOK COUNTY HEARING ON SWEETENED BEVERAGE TAX
January 12, 2017 – Craig Hesch, NAMA Chair Emeritus and President of AH Management; Linda Furlano, Treasurer/Vice President of Illinois Automatic Merchandising Council and Vice President of READ PRESS RELEASE . . .
NOMINATE THE BEST OF THE BEST: NAMA 2017 INDUSTRY AWARDS
January 10, 2017 – NAMA announced the opening of the nomination period for the 2017 Industry Awards, to be presented live at OneShow in Las Vegas on April 19th. READ PRESS RELEASE . . .
MARYLAND STATE DELEGATE ANTONIO HAYES VISITS NAMA MEMBER BLACK-TIE SERVICES
January 9, 2017 – Scott Meskin, Black Tie Services President and NAMA Board Member, hosted Maryland State Delegate Antonio Hayes (D-Baltimore) for a site visit at the company’s headquarters Friday, January 6. READ PRESS RELEASE . . .
Tri-State President Jeff West, Jr. To Appear On Food Network Show 'Worst Cooks In America'
January 3, 2017 - Jeff West, Jr., the current Tri-State president and president of his family’s vending business, West Dairy in Berks County, PA, is a contestant on this season’s Food Network show, ‘Worst Cooks in America’ READ PRESS RELEASE . . .
NAMA Opens Registration for OneShow 2017 Early Bird Savings through February 3rd
December 15, 2016 - Registration is now open for the 2017 NAMA OneShow, the convenience service industry’s premier event. The annual trade show will take place April 19-21 at the Venetian in Las Vegas. READ PRESS RELEASE . . .
Lucille Beseler, President of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Named to NAMA Nutrition Advisory Council
CHICAGO – December 15, 2016 – Lucille Beseler, president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is formally announced as a member of NAMA’s Nutrition Advisory Council (NAC). READ PRESS RELEASE . . .
ERIC DELL RECOGNIZED AS TOP ASSOCATION LOBBYIST
December 12, 2016 –– NAMA announced that Eric Dell, NAMA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, has been recognized as one of Association TRENDS’ 2016 Leading Association Lobbyists. Dell will be honored at the group’s Salute to Association Excellence event, February 23, 2017 in Washington, D.C. READ PRESS RELEASE . . .
FORMER NAMA CHAIR KENNETH NOWAK PASSES AWAY
December 8, 2016 –– NAMA announced the December 3, 2016 passing of NAMA Chair Emeritus Kenneth J. Nowak. Nowak, who was president of Variety Food Services in Warren, Michigan, served as NAMA chair in 1984 and was a longtime member of the association. READ PRESS RELEASE . . .
Re-purposed vending machine dispenses insta-artArt collecting is an expansive hobby to get into but the Downriver Council for the Arts and a worldwide collective of artists is making it a little more accessible for broke ass art lovers such as ourselves. READ ARTICLE . . .
Paris gets first meat vending machineSteaks, sausages and ham are now available 24 hours a day from a dispenser installed outside a butcher’s shop. Parisians seized with a sudden hunger for red meat READ ARTICLE . . .
How a City in France Got the World’s First Short-Story Vending Machines
The city of Grenoble, France, is testing the first models of a local startup’s short-story vending machine. READ ARTICLE . . .
Blind student developing plan for accessible vending machines
University of Waikato law student Jayne Sankey-O'Dwyer is blind, and that experience gave her the idea of creating machines that were easy for people with disabilities to use. READ ARTICLE . . .
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