The Arkansas Vending Council annual membership meeting and convention will be May 17 and 18, 2012 at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in North Little Rock, Ark. Registration is $75 per person and $20 covers an outing to Dickey Stephens Park on Thursday evening. AVC has reserved the baggage room area for the event and will provide a “ballgame” meal for all attendees. Two drink tickets are provided to each person registered to attend the convention.
The outdoor picnic area is unique as it is located beside the pathway the Travelers and their opponents take out of the clubhouse building on the way to the field.
Highlights include a legislative report by lobbyist Camie Boggess.
Phil Elson, director of broadcasting and media relations for the Travelers, will speak on leadership skills. He was voted the 2009 Arkansas Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportswriters Association. In addition to the Travelers, he calls radio play-by-play for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
A legislative update will be given by Sheree Edwards, the National Automatic Merchandising Association legislative director.
Registration is due by April 26, 2012.
To make hotel reservations, call 866-657-3345 or call 501-371-9000. Mention the council to get a negotiated rate of $89.95 for single or double occupancy for an additional $10 per person.
For information, contact the council at 678-916-3852.