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  • 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 . . .

     
  • 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 . . .

     

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