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NCVA Vendor of the Year & Supplier of the Year
VOY-SOY Award Nominations 

NCVA Members and ACE Suppliers will receive information on VOY/SOY this week because it's time to nominate the individuals who have contributed over and beyond to promote, serve and proudly represent NCVA and the vending industry during this past year. The recipient of each award must service the NC market and should be an individual who has excelled in promoting the industry in this state. You may submit anonymously or leave your email address so that we can contact you for more information.  A list of past winners is attached along with a form to use to make your nomination so please fax or scan to us by September 10th.

Winners will be announced at the annual ACE meeting October 10th, 2015. Deadline for submission is September 10th! 

VOY/SOY Nomination Form

NCVA VOY Past Winners

NCVA SOY Past Winners

Don’t forget to register for ACE!
Operator ONLINE Registration - Click Here 
Exhibitor ONLINE Registration - Click Here 

NCVA Annual Membership Meeting 2015

NCVA invited ALL vending industry professionals from NCVA, VAMA, and SCVA to theAnnual Membership Meeting May 15-16th, 2015 at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro. This location back by popular demand to accommodated our growing crowds. Our membership worked hard and played hard with education, networking and “play” time! An Educational Session with Patrick McMullan from Three Square Markets, “You Don’t have to be Big to Run Markets”, rounded out the weekend and changed how members view their markets for positive business changes!


Thank You Event Sponsors!

Brokers Unlimited
Burdette Beckman
Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Crane Merchandising Systems
Pepsi Bottling Ventures
Vendors Supply


Supplier Partners:

MassMutual Piedmont Triad
Southeastern Vending Services

NCVA 2015 Membership Renewal

Thank you for your support of our industry!  If your NCVA 2015 Membership renewal has not yet been paid, it is now due (it expires December 31, 2014).

Top Membership Benefits:

  • Represent your interests with the North Carolina General Assembly. Monitor activity of federal law-making bodies for the interests of vending and food service
  • Engage in offensive and defensive public relations activities
  • Activities to improve the image of the industry
  • Conduct research on the industry, as directed by your board of directors
  • Provide education through seminars and an annual convention.
  • Inform members on changes in the industry as they develop
  • Host meetings for fellowship and interchange with others who share similar professional interests
  • Host a large, regional vending show – Atlantic Coast Exposition

Click Here to Renew Your Dues ONLINE

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If you are unable to join or renew your dues online, please choose from the following printable membership materials.

Operator Membership Application
Operator Dues Invoice

Associate Membership Application
Associate Dues Invoice

NCVA Credit Card Authorization Form

NCVA VOY-SOY Winners Announced at ACE

Vendor of the Year - Supplier of the Year


NCVA Supplier of the Year: Karen Foster, Vistar

The Saturday All-Star breakfast (sponsored by Vistar) gave us a Keynote by Tommy John who spoke to the packed house about how competitiveness and commitment can lead to the top. Beforehand, awards were given to the following: NCVA Vendor of the Year: Rick Parker, Northwest Food Service; NCVA Supplier of the Year: Karen Foster, Vistar; VAMA Vendor of the Year: Shane Spikes, DeliMatic; and VAMA Supplier of the Year: Wayne Salmon of Vendors Supply. A plaque presented to Carl Moser of Cardinal Canteen was given to honor his year-long commitment and valued leadership as the 2014 ACE Planning Committee Chair. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Alvin Huffman of Northwest Food Service. First Place Booth awards were given to companies in three different categories that embraced the baseball diamond show theme. Prizes went to: Single Booth – The Hershey Company; Multi-Booth – Coca-Cola Consolidated; Mega-Booth – Pepsi Bottling Ventures and PepsiCo Food Service. In addition, the committee presented plaques to the highest corporate sponsor level, “Grand Slam” whose generous contributions helped ACE 2014 “hit the ball out of the park!” Thank you to Grand Slams sponsors: Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated, Pepsi Bottling Ventures, PepsiCo Food Service, VendScreen, and Vistar.


NCVA Vendor of the Year: Rick Parker, Northwest Food Service

NCVA 2014 Membership Meeting
May 2-4th, 2014

NCVA's annual Membership Meeting was held May 2-4th, 2014. The meeting will be held at the Grandover Inn in Greensboro, NC to accommodate our ever growing crowds!


Thank You Event Sponsors!

Brokers Unlimited
Burdette Beckman
Coca-Cola Consolidated
Pepsi Bottling Ventures
PepsiCo Foodservice
Vendors Supply

NC General Assembly Report

Please find the legislative update that Richard Carlton, our lobbyist, sent to NCVA. There is great concern about the sales tax issue and we need to be prepared to do some work regarding this issue during this long NCGA legislative session. If you have any questions, NCVA President, Tiff Hopkins, asked that you contact him directly - or 919-414-1598.

"Governor Pat McCrory made his first State of the State Address Monday night before a joint session of the House and Senate. He stated that his focus would be on the economy, education and efficiency in state government. He specifically mentioned the need to modernized the State's tax code. The Senate leadership has already stated that it plans to introduce a tax reform package. It is doubtful that they will be able to pass a new law that will provide for sales tax on a variety of services. This was originally their stated goal. They do want to lower state income tax for individuals and corporations.

The Governor and the Senate both are saying, however, that we should do away with all tax loop holes and tax preferences. This is where our vending tax law may come into jeopardy. I am monitoring this situation on a daily basis and will keep our board informed on this issue. I have also been in contact with the N.C. Beverage Association, and we are going to continue to work together on this issue.

During this week and last, the legislature has been holding joint appropriation committee meetings covering all aspects of the State budget. The Senate will be the first chamber to pass a budget this session, and they will then send it over to the House. The early word is that there is going to be no new revenues available for any new programs. At least there does not appear to be any less revenue. I do not anticipate the legislature trying to raise revenue by raising fees.

There have not been many substantive business bills introduced thus far, but that should change shortly. The bill deadline in the House is March 28 to bill drafting and a filing date of April 10; and March 15 to bill drafting and a filing date of March 28 in the Senate. The cross over deadline is May 16."

~ Richard H. Carlton, Attorney at Law


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