(CHICAGO) June 11, 2014 – The Mid-America Automatic Merchandising Association (MAMA) hosted Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Kansas) at their annual meeting in Lake Ozark, Missouri, last Saturday, June 7.
Rep. Yoder commended the group for their hard work and dedication to their businesses. He also spoke about how government can help businesses grow and prosper, and how important that is to the nation’s economy.
“We’re honored that Rep. Yoder joined us at our annual meeting,” said MAMA President Patrick Murphy. “It was a great opportunity to meet Rep. Yoder and share with him how we provide vital products to our consumers through vending and office coffee service.”
“Congressman Yoder’s visit is part of an enhanced effort by the NAMA Government Affairs Division to educate elected officials on the industry,” said Eric Dell, NAMA’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs. “We must take advantage of every opportunity to educate legislators about our industry. It is very important to have lawmakers who are familiar with our industry and realize the impact that this legislation has on our members,” he concluded.
Founded in 1936, NAMA is the association representing the $42 billion U.S. vending and refreshment services industry. With 1800 member companies – including many of the world’s most recognized brands – NAMA provides advocacy, education and research to its membership.