(CHICAGO) August 7, 2014 – NAMA senior team members Dan Mathews, Eric Dell and Sheree Edwards will attend the Michigan Distributors & Vendors Association (MDVA) 2014 Annual Convention August 8-10 at the historic Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls, Michigan.
MDVA, which hosts the event, represents two significant business segments in Michigan, including wholesale grocery and convenience distributors and vending machine operators.This year more than 220 attendees are expected, including MDVA members, their families and Michigan state legislators.
Legislators expected include: State Budget Director, John Roberts; Senators Jack Brandenburg (R-Harrison Township), Dave Hildenbrand (R – Lowell), Joe Hune (R – Hamburg), Roger Kahn (R – Saginaw Township), Tory Rocca (R – Sterling Heights) and Rebekah Warren (D – Ann Arbor); Speaker of the House Jase Bolger (R – Marshall) and Speaker Pro Tempore John Walsh (R – Livonia); Representatives Frank Foster (R – Petoskey), Robert Kosowski (D – Westland) and David Rutledge (D – Ypsilanti).
“NAMA is honored to participate in this convention once again,” said Eric Dell, NAMA SVP of Government Affairs. “It is a privilege to join NAMA’s Government Affairs Chair, Jeff Smith, at MDVA. Jeff, along with his MDVA colleagues, does a tremendous job of representing the vending industry and its members who work hard to operate their businesses and contribute to local economies.”
“MDVA’s outstanding reputation is reflected by the number of legislators who support this event year after year because they recognize the value MDVA’s members contribute to the state of Michigan in the form of jobs, industry, and growth,” Dell continued.
“The annual MDVA meeting is always exciting and provides an optimal atmosphere for relaxed, one-on-one discussions with elected officials,” said Jeff Smith. “These conversations expand our grassroots advocacy efforts and help elected official to understand how our industry works and the importance of our impact on the state’s economy.”
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