The Atlantic Coast Expo committee officially opened the 2012 ACE show on Friday, Oct. 5. The show drew 700 attendees and exhibitors.
The Atlantic Coast Expo (ACE) drew a crowd of 700, up almost 10 percent over the previous year.
The educational sessions were well attended, especially the micro market panel on Friday morning. Awards were presented on Saturday morning.
The 2012 Award Winners
North Carolina Vendors Association Vendor of the Year: Alvin Huffman, Northwest Food Service
North Carolina Vendors Association Supplier of the Year: Mike Frye, Southeastern Vending Services
Virginia Automatic Merchandising Association Vendor of the Year: Rick Matthews, HL Toms
Chairman's Award: Wayne Seagraves, Canteen Vending (ACE 2012 Chair)
The 2012 Booth Awards
MegaBooth – first place: Pepsi Bottling Ventures/PepsiCo Foodservice
MegaBooth - second place: Brokers Unlimited
Multi Booth – first place: Coca-Cola Bottling
Multi Booth – second place: Newco
Single Booth – first place: Flowers/Mrs Freshley's
Single Booth – second place: Kellogg's