Archie Manning addresses the gathering.
Ben Ginsberg, left, retired journalist and publisher, joins Craig Hesch of A.H. Management Group, Rolling Meadows, Ill., current chairman of the National Automatic Merchandising Association.
Tracy Belyeu of Lance Inc., left, chats with Tom Richardson of Snyders of Hanover Inc.
Greg Breland, left, of Gulf Coast Canteen in Ocean Springs, Miss., greets Bob Holmes of Refreshments Inc. in Corinth, Miss.
Avery Thompson, left, of Stacy Williams Co. in Birmingham, Ala. shares notes with Dan Holt, Jr. of Lincoln County Vending in Fayetteville, Tenn.
Mike Bocelli of MEI, right, greets Paul Houston of Refreshment Solutions in Norco, La. and his wife, Sandy.
Zed Bradley, left, of Piedmont Vending Inc. in Hickory, N.C. chats with Mike Weeks, Mike Weeks & Associates, Montgomery, Ala., the lobbyist for the Alabama Vending Association.
Randy Smith, left, of LightSpeed Automation LLC, welcomes Chuck McMath of M&M Sales in Lafayette, La., current president of the Vending Machine Operators of Louisiana.
Southeastern Vending Association draws enthusiastic gathering to Destin, Fla.
About 250 refreshment service operators and suppliers gathered in August at the Sandestin Resort in Destin, Fla. for the annual Southeastern Vending Association (SEVA) meeting for two days of education and relaxation. Attendees were updated on state and national legislative initiatives and were uplifted by a keynote talk on leadership by former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning.
The meeting was the last industry event attended by longtime journalist and publisher Ben Ginsberg, who passed away shortly after.
For in-depth coverage of the event, go to VendingMarketWatchcom, Aug. 6 to 12.