Vending Industry’s John Murn To Be Honored At Geraldo Rivera Golf & Tennis Classic On Sept. 27

Posted On: 9/11/2018

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LOCUST VALLEY, NY -- Longtime vending industry leader John Murn, a Long Island native, will be the guest of honor at the 32nd Annual Geraldo Rivera Golf & Tennis Classic to be held at Long Island’s The Creek in Locust Valley on Thursday, Sept. 27.
 
Murn is president of the New York State Automatic Vending Association, a state council of the National Automatic Merchandising Association, and has led advocacy efforts to boost economic development for operators in the state.
 
Proceeds from the $750 per ticket event will benefit Life’s WORC/The Family Center for Autism, a 47-year-old non-profit organization based in Garden City, NY, which provides a variety of services in Queens and Long Island’s Nassau and Suffolk counties for more than 2,000 people with developmental disabilities and autism.

 
 

 
Victoria Schneps, publisher of the Long Island Press and other weekly newspapers in Queens and Brooklyn, launched the agency with help from broadcast journalist icon Geraldo Rivera, who will be hosting this occasion.
 
For 20-plus years, Murn and his brother Tom were principals of Answer Vending (East Farmingdale, NY), which was recently acquired by Canteen Vending, a division of Compass Group.
 
In 2013, Murn established RSA Management Group (Greenlawn, NY), a buying group for blind vendors that currently has more than 2,000 members. Murn, together with Nicky Gacos, president of the National Association of Blind Merchants (a division of the National Federation of the Blind), has been a catalyst for states adopting policies for concession contracts that parallel federal guidelines.
 
Murn is also founder and chief executive of Next Level Fitness Water, a premium Adirondack artesian well-sourced water from a Hartford, NY, region geological aquifer dating back over 450 million years that is more than 250-feet deep. It’s establishing its presence in sports clubs, athletic facilities, training centers, spas and health centers.
 
His latest venture is principal of M&J Commissary (Long Island City, NY), an operation dedicated to servicing, upgrading, improving and expanding food carts in the greater New York tri-state region.
 
Vending Times featured Murn in the April 2016 cover story. In April 2018, he was recognized by Long Island Business News for his corporate leadership in diversity.
 
Click here to register for the event or call (516) 741-9000.