Shamrock Farms Inc. presents its 2006 broker of the year award to Pacific Brokerage. First row at left are Bob Mattias (white shirt), Theresa Gee-Horn (purple shirt), Lisa Dezember (white dress). Second row at left are John Neidivier, Stu Case (orange shirt), Tom Scherrer (maroon shirt), Brad Leech (glasses and gray shirt) and Randy Collins (dark blue shirt). In the third row, last but not least, are Susie Ratner and Wendy Kildebeck.
Pat Rolfes of Aquabrew presents his new marketing materials.
John Dourson, left, and Mikell Whaley, right, honor Joe Lauer, Elite Associates Inc., Brea, Calif. as the 2007 Cloverhill broker challenge contest winner.
Gary Haas, left, and George Cunio, right, of Haas Baking Co. award Ken Cain of AVB Sales & Marketing LLC, Cincinnati, Ohio the 2007 Broker of the Year.
Daniella and Francesco Furnari of Rheavendors, left, chat with Mark Bentley of Multi-Max.
Gaulliame Borione of VE Global Solutions LLC, left, demonstrates a new coffee machine to Craig Hesch of A.H. Management Group Inc. in Rolling Meadows, Ill.
Nancy Todys presents the new Pierre Signatures sandwich line.
At left, Pat Caffarelli, Dean Gilland, Dan Mathews and Rich Geerdes of NAMA join Ed Cunningham of the Vendors Purchasing Council at the VPC Cocktail Party at Shark Reef in Mandalay Bay.
Ellen Marchi, left, Karen Kieca and Cathleen Chambers of Concession Services Inc., Chicago, Ill., walk the show floor.
David Stephens of Cool Treats Vending, Ashgrove, Australia and Terri Starnes-Bryant, Microtronic, discuss Microtronic’s new contactless credit card for vending.
Mark Budd, left, and Tom Richardson, far right, of Snyder’s of Hanover, award Co-Broker of the Year honors to Joe Walker, Mark Hawkins and Dave Smith of Pinnacle Brokers, Georgetown, Texas.
Ray Shoemaker, Jr., Carlin O’Brien, Inc., Elk Grove Village, Ill., center, accepts Snyder’s of Hanover Co-Broker of the Year award from Tom Fraley, left, and Mark Budd, right, Snyder’s of Hanover.
Drawing the winners for the California Automatic Vendors Association scholarship during the Spring Expo are, at left: Rich Geerdes of NAMA, Pete Tullio of Gourmet Coffee Service Inc., Van Nuys, Calif.; Sandy Larson, NAMA: and Pat Mattingly of Coin Acceptors Inc.
Maggie Carvajal of Crane Merchandising Systems welcomes Mike Ferraro of Downey Vendors Inc. in Bell Gardens, Calif.
Many exhibitors said that this year's Spring Expo was a better attended show than they’ve seen in the last couple years. NAMA changed locations this year, choosing the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
Focus was held by better-for-you products. Many flavored water, energy drink and other similar products were first time exhibitors, bringing more "healthy" options to vending.