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VAMA Conference/PAC Reception & Technician School

2/8/2019 to 2/9/2019
When: 02/08/2019
11:00 AM
Where: The Berkeley Hotel
1200 E Cary St
Richmond, Virginia  23219
United States
Contact: Beth Bowen

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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.

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: Welcome to all - donations appreciated

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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
1:30-5pm - Technician Training School
5:30 pm
- VAMA PAC Reception
Guest Speaker: Chris Saxman, Director, Virginia FREE
"Virginia Political Landscape, Legislation & Economy"
Details below

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

VAMA PAC Reception Details:
About Virginia FREE: 
They provide the best objective, non-partisan political information ever available to business. This information fosters a well-informed business community that will take the lead in electing legislators who advance free enterprise and responsible, pro-business government.

Political Coach and Speaker, Chris Saxman:

Chris Saxman is a businessman and retired politician. He helped lead his family business, Shenandoah Spring Water, through exceptional organic growth into a period of proactive acquisitions. In 2001, he ran for and won a seat in Virginia’s House of Delegates retiring in 2010. Co-chair of the McCain Virginia campaign, co-chair of Governor Bob McDonnell’s K-12 Transition, and chairman of Virginia’s Cost Cutting Caucus, Chris’ unique blend of business and political savvy has made him a key strategic consultant for numerous campaigns and candidates at the state, local and national level. He is an engaging and humorous speaker for a diverse group of businesses, organizations, and institutions.

Chris lives in Staunton, Virginia with his wife, Michele, and their four children, ages 18 to 10. After earning his B.A in History from Washington and Lee University in 1987, Chris worked in business and education in New York City, suburban Washington DC and Philadelphia before returning to Staunton. Chris is a member of St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and enjoys coaching, cooking and consulting.
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VAMA PAC Contributions are essential to the success of our industry. Donations help 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.

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 and Vistar Carolina