The Northwest Automatic Vending Association will conduct its annual meeting on Aug. 21 and 22 (Thursday and Friday) at the Tulalip Resort Casino in Washington state.
The event will lead off with a golf tournament, registration for which opens at 12 noon on Aug. 21; tee time is 1 p.m. Meeting registration opens at 5 p.m., and will be followed by a welcome reception from 6:30 p.m.to 7:30 p.m.
Friday's activities get off to an early start with a continental breakfast at 7 a.m. Meeting registration reopens at 8 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m.
A timely and topical education session is scheduled for 9 p.m. to noon; it's designed to bring participants up to date on the latest developments in technology, social media and merchandising as they relate to vending and office refreshment services.
The annual membership meeting will be called to order at 1:30 p.m., following lunch. On the agenda are legislative overviews for the states of Washington and Oregon, presented respectively by Brad Boswell of Boswell Consulting and John Powell, Powell & Associates. Highlighting the membership meet will bean update on the work of the National Automatic Merchandising Association presented by NAMA chairman Peter A. Tullio, Gourmet Coffee Service/World Wide Vending (Van Nuys, CA). The meeting will adjourn at 3 p.m.
Climaxing Friday's educational program will be a presentation by noted radio host, author, political commentator and film critic Michael Medved from 4:30 p.m.to 5:30 p.m. He will discuss contemporary issues involving business and government. There will be a question-and-answer session following his address.
The 2014 NAVA annual meeting will conclude on a festive note with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner. A silent auction will take place during this function; bidding will close at 8 p.m., and a live auction will follow.
Registration for the event is $150 for members, $200 for nonmembers and $50 for children; this includes the Thursday evening welcome reception and Friday's breakfast, lunch, dinner and educational programming. Registration for the golf tournament is separate; the fee is $125 per golfer, which includes greens fees, a cart and prizes. Sponsorships are available for $250. The outing is set for the Kayak Point Golf Course (Stanwood, WA).
Information on the meeting and other activities of NAVA, an affiliated state council of NAMA, may be had from Sandra Larson, senior director and counsel of government affairs for NAMA, by calling her in Pasadena, CA, at (626) 229-0900 or emailing her at email@example.com.