VAMA: Virginia Automatic Merchandising Association


The Virginia Automatic Merchandising Association was created to promote the best interests of the vending industry.

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The Virginia Automatic Merchandising Association exists to promote the best interests of the vending industry, foster fair and free competition, provide a forum for exchanging ideas and suggestions for the benefit of the industry and that of the general public, enhance your professionalism and improve the performance of the company you represent.

VAMA Update Covid-19 Crisis

Our thoughts are with you as we face this crisis together. CLICK HERE to visit VAMA's Government Affairs page for up-to-date COVID-19 related information. Please contact Beth or Michelle with any questions.
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VAMA 2021 Membership

It's time to renew your 2021 VAMA membership. If you have not renewed your dues for 2021, your membership will expire on December 31, 2020.  Click on the links below for online or printable renewal invoices. We look forward to having you back!

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

Top Membership Benefits

  • Representation and visibility against legislative issues – stay informed on key issues.
  • Networking opportunities with industry leaders and VAMA social and educational events.
  • Links to Atlantic Coast Exposition for a large, regional vending show – Professional Development growth.
  • Strength and bonding relationships with suppliers.
  • Cutting edge educational opportunities.
  • Reliable and trustworthy industry business information (especially for new owners).
  • Equal voice no matter of business size.
  • Customer credibility as a legitimate operating business.
  • Learning and collaboration of a changing industry.
  • Working relationships with surrounding state associations.
  • Public Relations - Enjoy the benefits news and feature material, media response.

VAMA Announces 2020 Scholarship!

Do you have a graduate looking for scholarship funds? VAMA is giving back to our industry with TWO $1500 scholarships!
In an effort to contribute to the communities that have made the industry what it is, VAMA is excited to announce that it has formed a scholarship for the 2020/2021 academic year.
The Virginia Automatic Merchandising Association, represents the vending and food service industry in the state will be awarding TWO $1,500 scholarships! One scholarship will be primarily financially based while the other will be based on academics and character. These scholarships will be awarded to two deserving students (student must be directly involved with the vending industry or related to a person from the vending industry and a CURRENT Member of VAMA) from Virginia each year.
2020 applications are now available and will be announced by September 30, 2020. Applications MUST be fully completed and submitted by fax or email by September 15, 2020.

2020 Financially Based Scholarship Application
2020 Academic/Character Based Application

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Bowen or Michelle Thomsen. Phone: (919) 387-1221.

The 2020 ACE Show Cancelled
Due to Pandemic

October 8-10, 2020

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After careful consideration regarding the pandemic and the health and safety of everyone in our industry family, ACE has made the difficult decision to cancel ACE 2020 which was scheduled for October 8-10 in Myrtle Beach, SC. ACE will be offering Virtual Meetings - Information COMING SOON!

Atlantic Coast Exposition (ACE) shows new and innovative products and equipment available in the vending, food service and office coffee service industries.

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