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SB 414 Introduced – Contact Your Legislator TODAY!

Dear VAMA member:
Things are moving VERY FAST and your association is hard a work for you!  Please read below for some Legislative work we are doing to protect your businesses!
VAMA has been working with our lobbyists on legislation to define micro markets and it was introduced by Senator McDougal, now called SB 414:  Micro Market Act that will establish minimum standards for the operation of a micro market and provide that any person who operates a micro market without the required permit or violates a condition of such permit is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
Find the Full text of the bill here:  01/09/18  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104431D
SB 414 is on the Senate Agriculture Committee docket for tomorrow afternoon and given the number of bills not sure if it will come up but anything on the docket is fair game to be heard.  Our lobbyists will be on hand but we wanted to alert you to the good news.  See the attached information sheet that you can send when you contact any committee members that you know (or live in their districts).  Encourage them to support this legislation and if they have any questions, to reach out to the VAMA office. 

Please see phone and email addresses for each committee member below:
Chairman Stuart:  (804) 698-7528,
Hanger:  (804) 698-7524.
Ruff:   (804) 698-7571,
Obenshain:    (804) 698-7526,
Petersen:  (804) 698-7534,
Marsden:  (804) 698-7537,
Stanley:  (804) 698-7520,
Black:  (804) 698-7513,
Ebbin:  (804) 698-7530,
Lewis:  (804) 698-7506,
Chafin:  (804) 698-7538,
Dance:  (804) 698-7516,
Suetterlein (804) 698-7519,
Mason:  (804) 698-7501,
McClellan:  (804) 698-7509,


VAMA YES! Seminar
Transforming Leaders CoachShop with
Ty Bello at Team@Work

January 26th & 27th, 2018

Hilton Richmond Downtown
501 E Broad St
Richmond, VA 23219
Ph: 804-344-4300
Reservation Cutoff Date: Jan 10, 2018

VAMA invites YOU to a revamped 2-day YES! Seminar on Transforming Leaders with Ty Bello at Team@Work and Board Meeting on January 26 & 27th, 2018 at the Hilton Richmond Downtown. Click here for a note from Ty Bello.

The Team@Work Transforming Leaders CoachShop SM is built on three guiding principles. First, we believe that understanding who we are as leaders is the first step in becoming a True Leader. However, we strongly believe that understanding who you are as a leader is just a step and unless you develop Application of Leadership, you will do little to improve you’re your team and your business. Second, there is a difference between Leading, Managing, and Coaching and to be most effective we must have a clear understanding of all three and know their personal style. Third, we believe that Leaders can be developed and change their behavior. Click here for a detailed description of Ty's seminar.

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Friday, January 26th
12-2pm Board Meeting/Lunch
2-6pm Ty Bello - part 1
6:30 Reception/Dinner

Saturday, January 27th
8am-12pm Ty Bello - part 2
Members: $99 per person
Non-Members: $199 per person

Hilton Richmond Downtown
501 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Ph: 804-344-4300
Reservation Cutoff Date: Jan 10, 2018

More Than 1000 Attendees Kicked Up Their Spurs
at ACE 2017!

MYRTLE BEACH, SC - The Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation was the chosen venue for the 64th edition of the Atlantic Coast Exposition (ACE) where operators and suppliers from all across the US gathered to take part in educational sessions, see and show new products and equipment. The theme: “Kick Up Your Spurs at ACE 2017” produced many country and western looks across the venue. The exhibit halls were packed – each room filled with booths and exhibitors spoke of the increased operator traffic and excitement about the show. Participants from 32 states and Canada took part in this three-day convention that is the largest show of its kind on the East Coast and for the second year in a row, attendance has topped the 1000 mark!  Click Here For ACE 2017 Press Release

ACE 2018 SAVE THE DATE:  Oct 11-13, 2018

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  • 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
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  • Equal voice no matter of business size
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