Atlantic Coast Expo Spotlight

Hundreds of operators descended on the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C. for the 51st annual Atlantic Coast Exposition this spring for three days of networking, educational seminars, recreation, awards, door prizes, and a look at what’s new and exciting.

During the Saturday buffet breakfast, several awards were presented:

The Barbara W. Short Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Jon P. Brady, who is retired from Brady Distributing Inc., Charlotte, N.C.; The North Carolina Vending Association (NCVA) Supplier of the Year Award -- Joe Hollar, former owner of Southeastern Vending Services Inc., Charlotte, N.C.; NCVA Vendor of the Year -- John Fourqurean, Gallins Venidng Co., Winston Salem, N.C.; Virginia Automatic Merchandising Association (VAMA) Supplier of the Year--Lou Pace, Quality Brokerage, Turnersville, N.J.; VAMA Vendor of the Year -- Jo Dee Jolley, Canteen Vending Services Inc., Verona, Va.