Five NAMA State Councils Conducted Membership Conferences In June

Posted On: 7/8/2019

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CHICAGO -- The National Automatic Merchandising Association reports a busy annual meeting schedule for its affiliated state councils during June.

Leading was the Maryland-DC council, which convened on June 6 and 7 at Rocky Gap, MD. This was followed closely by the annual combined conference cosponsored by Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. New Hampshire was this year's host for the event, which took place from June 7 through 9 in North Conway, NH.

The Tri-State council, which represents Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, assembled on June 12 and 13 in Bedford Springs, PA, for its annual meeting. The following week, Illinois Automatic Merchandising Council members gathered in Naperville, IL for their annual meeting.

Last but not least, the New York State Automatic Vending Association held a membership meeting on June 25 in conjunction with its Herb Luckower Memorial Golf Outing in Eastchester, NY.

"State Council meetings prove to be an important opportunity for networking within the industry," said Pam Gilbert, NAMA's director of member communities. "Discussions regarding unattended retail, including definitions, licensing, health department inspections and fees, were a major focus throughout each of the meetings.

"The combination of structured issue updates and informal, fun outings are a value-add for all participants and serve as a great summary in advance of NAMA's Fly-In & Advocacy Summit," Gilbert pointed out. She emphasized that industry members who have not yet registered for the Fly-In, which is set for July 15 through 17 can do so online at

BUSINESS AND PLEASURE: The Maryland-DC Vending Association was one of five affiliated state councils of the National Automatic Merchandising Association that held membership conferences during the month of June. Here, from left, PepsiCo Foodservice executives Brian Korody, Lauren McCadden and Edward Crouse (Baltimore, MD) enjoy the arrival of summer during a networking event during the course of the meeting.