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Issue Date: Vol. 50, No. 6, June 2010, Posted On: 5/20/2010

NY Vending Association Plans June 9 Dinner Meeting

Emily Jed
New York State Automatic Vending Association, NYSAVA, vending, vending machine business, vending machine, vending operator, vending machine owner, New York vending industry, vending machine tax exemption, Mike Esposito, Prestige Services, Carl Gerfo, Vendrite Vending, John Murn, Answer Vending

HAWTHORNE, NY -- The New York State Automatic Vending Association will hold a dinner meeting at Tramonto's Restaurant in Hawthorne, NY (Westchester County), on Wednesday June 9. A board meeting begins at 3:30 p.m. and will be followed by hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and dinner at 5 p.m. Present and prospective members are invited.

NYSAVA board members and lobbyists will update operators on the status proposed state legislation threatening the industry, including a nondiet soda tax and repeal of the current 75¢ tax exemption for vending, along with the new calorie-disclosure law. (Read more about the soft drink proposal and tax exemption.) Separately, a guest speaker will share loss-prevention strategies for vendors.

The cost for dinner is $60 a person. Registration, which must be submitted by June 1, is available at nysava.org. Tramonto's is located at 27 Saw Mill River Rd. A limited number of rooms are reserved at the Comfort Inn, located across the street from the restaurant, at a rate of $130. Rooms at this rate must be reserved by May 26 -- call (914) 592-8600 and mention NYSAVA.

More information on the meeting and New York issues is available from NYSAVA president Mike Esposito, Prestige Services (Clifton Park, NY), at (518) 265-0728; Carl Gerfo, Vendrite Vending (Whitestone, NY), at (718) 767-9292; and John Murn, Answer Vending (Bellerose, NY), at (718) 831-1305.

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