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NAMA Calls for Nominations for the 2021 Industry Awards  

Recipients to be Recognized In-Person at The NAMA Show and Coffee Tea & Water

ARLINGTON, Va. – This week, the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) opened nominations for the 2021 Industry Awards and Coffee Legend Award. NAMA members are encouraged to nominate peers and colleagues with a demonstrated history of leadership and excellence for Industry Person, Operator, Allied Member and Coffee Legend of the year, respectively.

Created to recognize and commend exemplary leaders in the convenience services industry, all four awards will be presented at The NAMA Show and Coffee Tea & Water in New Orleans this August.

“Convenience services industry leaders have been essential in navigating the challenges the industry has faced this year,” said Executive Vice President, Eric Dell. “We’re thrilled to begin the process of recognizing how these individuals have contributed to the advancement of the industry.”

Candidates must be a current member of NAMA in good standing and exhibit active participation with NAMA, state councils and their communities. Nominees should be innovative, possess a willingness to expand conventional practices and follow consistent ethical business standards in accordance with the NAMA code of ethics.

Visit to submit nominations and get more information about qualifications.

Visit NAMA’s Member Spotlight at to learn about past winners.


NAMA represents the $34.9 billion U.S. Convenience Services Industry. By providing advocacy, education, and research, NAMA works to promote and protect the industry’s over 160,000 hardworking employees. Through traditional vending and micro markets, office coffee and pantry services, product manufacturing, and small-drop distribution, convenience services meets the needs of over 40 million American consumers daily at work, home, school, and play.

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