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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

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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
Vistar




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 - tiffh602@aol.com 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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