NCVA 2014 Membership Meeting
May 2-4th, 2014
Registration for NCVA's annual Membership Meeting - May 2-4th, 2014 - is NOW OPEN! We're excited to announce a NEW LOCATION this year that can accommodate our growing membership! The meeting will be held at the Grandover Inn in Greensboro, NC.
The Grandover Inn Resort
One Thousand Club Road
Reservations: 800-472-6301 or 336-294-1800
**To receive group rate, please let reservations know that you are with the NC Vending Association
Click Here to Register ONLINE
Click here for Draft Agenda and PRINTABLE Registration Form
Thank You Event Sponsors!
Pepsi Bottling Ventures
NCVA 2014 Membership Renewal
Thank you for your support of our industry! If your NCVA 2014
Membership renewal has not yet been paid, it is now due (it expires
December 31, 2013).
Top Membership Benefits:
- Represent your interests with the North Carolina
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
- Conduct research on the industry, as directed by your board of
- Provide education through seminars and an annual
- Inform members on changes in the industry as they
- 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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If you are unable to join or renew your dues online, please choose from the following printable membership materials.
Operator Membership Application
Associate Membership Application
NCVA Credit Card Authorization Form
NCVA VOY/SOY Awards Announced at ACE
NCVA Supplier of the Year, Lisa Kelley
The Saturday MVP breakfast at this year's ACE show gave us an inspirational keynote by Ty Bello who spoke to a packed house on how, "Technology Causes a VOID in Customer Service: Avoid the GAP.” Beforehand, awards were given to the following: NCVA Vendor of the Year: Chris Taylor, Canteen; NCVA Supplier of the Year: Lisa Kelley, Mondelez; VAMA Vendor of the Year: Mark Matthews, HL Toms; and VAMA Supplier of the Year: Frank Weatherly of G&J Marketing. A plaque presented to Gaye Tankersley of Food Service, Inc. was given to honor her year-long commitment and passionate service as the 2013 ACE Planning Committee Chair. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented posthumously to Bob McTaggart and received by Gordon Vermillion.
NCVA Vendor of the Year, Chris Taylor
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org 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