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ACE 2015 Registration Open!

Exhibitors are planning to celebrate this year’s themed trade show – ACE 2015 Oktoberfest, so make sure YOU are REGISTERED for ACE 2015!  The beer garden has been expanded to complement the theme and no doubt, the original Oktoberfest would be proud!

Register TODAY and be a part of the biggest ACE Show in recent years. The last three years have grown over 10% each and no reason to expect 2015 will be any different!  CHEERS to the NEW LOOK of ACE and CHEERS to our Operators. 

Continue to check the website's "Expo Info" button for up-to-date operator information, educational details, hotel details, and other news.

Click Here for ONLINE Operator Registration

Operator Registration Fees:
Operators - $99
Guests: - $50 per person
Minors (2-12 years) - $10 per person

If you are unable to register online, click Here For PRINTABLE Registration Form

Click here for ONLINE Exhibitor Registration

EXHIBITOR Booth Registration Fees:
Oxford Room: $825
6' deep x 10' wide

Required Association Fee $375
Ex: 6' x 10' = $1200, 6' x 20' = $2025

If you are unable to register online, click Here For PRINTABLE Registration Form

ACE Credit Card Authorization Form
Completed forms may be returned via fax 919-249-1394 or email


VAMA Vendor of the Year - Supplier of the Year
Award Nominations 

VAMA 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 VAMA and the vending industry during this past year. The recipient of each award must service the Virginia 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.

VOY/Soy Nomination Form - Click Here

VAMA Past Winners - Click Here

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

Don’t forget to register for ACE!

Operator ONLINE Registration - Click Here  

Exhibitor ONLINE Registration - Click Here    

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Operator 2015 Membership Reduced by 50%!

Operator Membership dues for 2015 have been reduced by 50% - we need you! See the benefits of membership below:

  • Representation and visibility against legislative issues – stay informed on key issues
  • Networking opportunities with industry leaders & 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 & collaboration of a changing industry
  • Working relationships with surrounding state associations
  • Public Relations - Enjoy the benefits news and feature material, media response

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Click here for PRINTABLE VAMA Operator Membership Application

Click here for PRINTABLE VAMA Association Membership Application 


VAMA VOY/SOY Winners Announced at ACE

 VAMA Supplier of the Year, Wayne Salmon

VAMA Vendor of the Year, Shane Spikes


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.


VAMA Legislative Report

The 2014 Session of the Virginia General Assembly adjourned March 8th having acted on better than 2,888 pieces of legislation during its sixty day regular session, with one exception-----the 2014-2016 biennial budget.
As the legislature approached adjournment weekend budget conferees had reached a compromise on most of the spending plan issues with the exception of Medicaid expansion as has been reported.  Governor McAuliffe, Senate and House Democrats contend that expansion would help those uninsured Virginians and create jobs.  House Republicans doubt that Washington can afford to keep that promise to pick up most of the cost, which in Virginia would amount to about $2 billion a year—an impasse not to be resolved during this Session...

To Read Full Report Click Here

Jeff, III  &  Jeff, IV
The Smith Group, Inc.
4907 Augusta Ave. Richmond, Virginia 23230
Ph: 804-353-2322
Fx: 804-355-8986