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  • MINNESOTA GOVERNOR SIGNS BILL PROVIDING TAX PARITY FOR VENDING OPERATORS

    May 31, 2017 – Tuesday night, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed a budget bill that included tax parity for vending operators in the state. Members of the Minnesota Automatic Merchandising Council (MAMC) and NAMA have worked diligently over the last two years on this legislation. READ PRESS RELEASE . . .

     
  • U.S. REP. PETER ROSKAM (R-IL) AND U.S. REP. ROB WOODALL (R-GA) VISIT NAMA MEMBER COMPANY OPERATIONS

    May 24, 2017 – Building on NAMA’s expanded legislative and advocacy efforts, two NAMA member companies, A. H. Management, Inc. and Flowers Foods, recently hosted U.S. Congressional Members. READ PRESS RELEASE . . .

     
  • NAMA OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES DAN MATHEWS SCHOLARSHIP Industry Participation Welcomed

    May 18, 2017 -- To honor Dan Mathews and his longstanding commitment to the industry, NAMA officially announces the Dan Mathews Scholarship. READ PRESS RELEASE . . .

     
  • NAMA MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN GIVES NEW OPERATORS CHANCE TO WIN AIRFARE TO DC FLY-IN

    May 16, 2017 – NAMA launched a membership recruitment campaign today, giving new member operators the opportunity to win airfare to the D.C. Fly-In, July 25-26. READ PRESS RELEASE . . .

     
  • ONESHOW 2017: DELIVERING RECORD RESULTS

    May 4, 2017 – The 2017 NAMA OneShow delivered compelling, exciting and high-value business growth opportunities for exhibitors and attendees alike, according to LyNae Schleyer, NAMA’s Vice President of Events. READ PRESS RELEASE . . .

     
  • NAMA INVITES INDUSTRY OPERATORS TO PARTICIPATE IN 2016 INDUSTRY CENSUS

    May 1, 2017 -- Today, NAMA launched its 2016 Industry Census survey, inviting operators across the country to participate. READ PRESS RELEASE . . .

     
  • MEMBERS OF CONGRESS SUPPORT PROTECTION OF VENDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM AT A. PHILIP RANDOLPH CAREER ACADEMY

    April 12, 2017 – Last week, Members of Congress Robert A. Brady and Dwight Evans wrote a letter in support of the preservation of the Vending Technologies Program (VTP) at A. Philip Randolph Career Academy. READ PRESS RELEASE . . .

     
  • UP CLOSE: A LOOK AT 2017 OPERATOR OF THE YEAR LANCE WHORTON

    April 6, 2017 – Lance Whorton, President and CEO of Imperial, was recently announced as NAMA’s Operator of the Year as part of the association’s 2017 Industry Awards. Whorton will be presented with his award on April 19 at the 2017 NAMA OneShow in Las Vegas. READ PRESS RELEASE . . .

     
  • UP CLOSE: A LOOK AT 2017 ALLIED MEMBER OF THE YEAR MANDEEP ARORA

    March 31, 2017 – Mandeep Arora, Co-Founder and CEO of Cantaloupe Systems, was recently announced as NAMA’s Allied Member of the Year as part of the association’s 2017 Industry Awards. Arora will be presented with his award on April 19 at the 2017 NAMA OneShow in Las Vegas. READ PRESS RELEASE . . .

     
  • SUCCESSFUL LOBBY DAY FOR TEXAS MERCHANDISE VENDING ASSOCIATION

    March 30, 2017 – The Texas Merchandise Vending Association (TMVA) hosted its fourth biennial Lobby Day recently at the Texas State Capitol in Austin. READ PRESS RELEASE . . .

     
  • UP CLOSE: A LOOK AT 2017 INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR RANDY SMITH

    March 28, 2017 – Randy Smith, President and CEO of LightSpeed Automation, was recently announced as NAMA’s Industry Person of the Year as part of the association’s 2017 Industry Awards. Smith will be presented with his award on April 19 at the 2017 NAMA OneShow in Las Vegas. READ PRESS RELEASE . . .

     
  • IOWA AUTOMATIC MERCHANDISING ASSOCIATION HOSTS LEGISLATIVE DAY

    March 22, 2017 – The Iowa Automatic Merchandising Association (IAMA) recently hosted a legislative day at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. The event was held in conjunction with the IAMA annual meeting. READ PRESS RELEASE . . .

     
  • NAMA’s EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER DAN MATHEWS ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT

    March 23, 2017 -- Today, NAMA’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Dan Mathews officially announced his retirement, effective July 1, following 18 years of service. Dan’s experience at NAMA was the capstone of a 50-year career in the industry with leading corporations including Aramark and earlier, Chrysler. READ PRESS RELEASE . . .

     
  • NAMA ANNOUNCES 2017 INDUSTRY AWARD HONOREES: Industry Person, Operator and Allied Member of the Year

    March 6, 2017— The 2017 winners of the NAMA Industry Awards were announced today by the association. The awards, presented live at the NAMA OneShow in Chicago, Wednesday, April 19, will recognize the most widely respected leaders in the industry, as nominated by their peers. READ PRESS RELEASE . . .

     

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The Executive Development Program is designed for senior level leaders in vending, coffee service and foodservice, who are key decision-makers in areas of finance, marketing, operations and human resource management. The purpose of this program is to help leaders think like the CEO/Owner and to move a company to the next level in the competitive marketplace. The program will deliver techniques designed to help attendees learn to grow revenue, develop new marketing plans, think strategically and enhance your personal leadership.

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Scholarships are available through the NAMA Foundation!

Click here for more information and to apply for a scholarship. The application deadline is July 31st.


  • Enhance the skills enabling you to become a more dynamic leader.
  • Participate as an active team member as you examine the case study of a full line vending operation. Working with other department teams you will explore and develop a new strategic plan to help turn this company around creating a stronger and profitable organization.
  • Receive a comprehensive education in a dynamic, real-world setting created for busy professionals.
  • Learn new business modules and better ways of strategically positioning your business for growth.
  • Network and brainstorm with other industry leaders through classroom discussion and interactive case studies.
  • Develop a customized Personal Action Plan documenting new ideas and strategies for immediate application back home.
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This unique program provides a comprehensive look at current successful business practices in these industries, including the environment in which a vending, coffee service or foodservice management company operates, and the key functional areas of management. The NAMA Executive Development Program is taught by a group of MSU's most distinguished faculty, along with speakers with excellent knowledge of and backgrounds in the vending and refreshment service industries.

Contact the education department for further information or questions about this program.

 

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