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VAMA Legislative Conf/PAC Reception & Technician School

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VAMA Legislative Conference/PAC Reception
& Technician School
February 8-9th, 2019

VAMA invites YOU to our Conference/PAC Reception & Technician Training on February 8-9th at The Berkeley Hotel. Back by Popular Demand: Bud Burke and Davis Haines Jr. join us again to provide in-depth training to your technicians.

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Operators: No cost to attend - Thank you to our Supplier Sponsors!
Suppliers: $250 per company (4 attendees per company).
Sponsoring Suppliers: Your registration is included with sponsorship ($500 minimum sponsorship).
PAC Reception: $20 Donation to attend

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Friday – February 8th
11:00 am - VAMA Board Meeting - open to membership
Board Meeting AGENDA: General Business Meeting & Reports

  • Jeff Smith (VAMA Lobbyist): Sales Tax Issue & Legislative Update
  • VAMA Member Get Active and learn about industry issues

12:30 Lunch
1:00-5:00pm - Technician Training School
5:30 pm
- VAMA PAC Reception - Guest Speaker to be Announced Soon!

VAMA PAC Contributions are essential to the success of our industry in Virginia! VAMA PAC works hard for you & produces GREAT results to VA operators & suppliers. VAMA PAC - IS THERE A COST TO ATTEND? Of course!  We are raising VAMA PAC funds to help your business! $20.00 minimum donation helps our PAC grow for YOU! (Corporate or personal funds ARE accepted but NO Credit Cards can be accepted.  Check or cash donations only and are not tax deductible) Please RSVP for yourself and your employees. Your support is greatly appreciated and needed.

Saturday - February 9th
7:30 am - Light Breakfast & Social
8:00am-1:00pm - Technician Training School

Technician School Topics :

Education Topic: Principles of Electricity & Refrigeration
HANDS ON training of the two most critical aspects of a vending machine - Electricity and Refrigeration.
NO GUESSWORK: Understand WHY & HOW the vending machine works!

About the Technician School Presenters:

Bud Burke, VP, Operations, The Coffeematt Corporation. Bud has over 40 years experience in the vending industry as a mechanic, troubleshooter, maintenance supervisor, operations and branch manager, in sales and as a operating partner.

Davis J. Haines, Jr. - Midlantic Vending. Davis has experience in vending machine repair, remote monitoring, computers, networking, fabrication, troubleshooting & problem solving skills to teach this vending program that will enable attendees with industry standards for vending machine technicians.

If you can’t attend, you may still make a donation to VAMA!
Remit check to: VAMA PAC (for Reception): VAMA (for Conference)
Mail: VAMA, PO Box 4407, Cary, NC 27519-4407
 

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Thank You to the Following Sponsors: 
Southeastern Vending Services

 

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VAMA Leads Process for Variance
Request for Micromarkets with VDACS

Your VAMA Leadership has been hard at work on tasks to improve the business climate in the state of Virginia – this will help all operators both VAMA member and non-member companies. One of those tasks was to obtain a variance request for Micro-Markets which we define as unattended retail establishments.   In Virginia, the law states that there must be a person at any "food" establishment.  In order to operate a Micro-Market we need to obtain a variance to this and show processes that the operator has in place to insure food safety. Our desire here is to create uniformity with this new process and give you guidance as you obtain your own variance for your individual company.  A member of the VAMA Board has received final approval and we would like to share the process with you since we have a clear understanding what VDACS is looking for in this variance request.  Click here to view the letter sent to Senator McDougle from VADCS that clarified their position on the matter.

Below are the 3 steps required by VDACS to acquire approval:



1. Complete the variance request application. Simply fill out the information requested and in the box that asks for “list of processes or operations requiring a variance…”, insert your company name in this box.
2. List of each Micro-Market address: 
Please list all addresses where these Micro-Markets exists. There is no requirement to list the "business name" where the Micro-Market is located, just the address of the locations to be covered under the blanket variance.
3. Written Request to VDACS: Lastly, operators will need to file a written request for the variance application. As stated earlier, in order to operate a Micro-Market we need to obtain a variance to this and show processes that the operator has to insure food safety. Attached is a guidance for unattended food establishments and there are seven (7) categories that need to be addressed with subcategories for guidance. Each category does not need to have a separate paragraph but each category needs to be addressed.  (see attached Word document TEMPLATE for you to use…the first couple paragraphs are generic but the highlighted areas should be re-written for your company’s need in applying for this variance.)


TO FILE YOUR VARIANCE APPLICATION:
After completing these three (3) steps above, please email your variance application and your variance application request letter to Pam Miles (Office of Dairy and Foods) at  pamela.miles@vdacs.virginia.gov and wait for their reply with their ruling.
Our goal here is to continue to provide tools to our Operator members that enable your businesses to remain strong and in compliance of the laws set forth.  VAMA is at work FOR YOU! 

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VDACS Letter Re Micromarkets

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