NAMA’s 2017 Fly-In Gives Platform for Vending Industry Advocates

Held on July 25th and 26th, the 2017 Fly-In drew some 300 members for a day of orientation and another of action. Last year’s Fly-In attracted 275 industry advocates.

Founded in 1936, NAMA is the association representing the $25 billion U.S. convenience services industry. With more than 1,100 member companies – including many of the world’s most recognized brands – NAMA provides advocacy, education and research for its membership.

NAMA senior director and counsel, government affairs Sandy Larson welcomed the group and introduced Amy Showalter, principal of the Showalter Group (Washington), an expert in legislative advocacy, to offer informed insights into speaking with lawmakers.

The goal for the 2017 NAMA Fly-In was to:

The first day’s activities culminated in a dinner keynoted by U.S. Chamber of Commerce senior vice president and national political director Rob Engstrom, who offered an informed perspective on the present political situation.

NAMA advocates and industry delegates expressed their concern about three issues which remain problematic not only for vending but for small businesses in general. They are:

Heidi Chico, Jerry Parle, and Ashley Huber, represented U-Select-It at the 2017 NAMA DC Fly-In.

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Posted on: Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at 1:30 pm

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