National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA)

Chicago, IL 606060-310

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20 N Wacker Drive
Suite 3500
Chicago, IL 606060-310
United States of America
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312-346-0370
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Executive Staff

Carla Balakgie, FASAE, CAE, President & CEO

Dan Mathews, NCE5, CCS, Executive Vice President & COO

Eric Dell, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs

Dean Gilland, NCE5, CCS, Vice President, Sales & Service

Roni Moore, Vice President, Marketing and Public Relations

Chip Potter, Vice President of Communications and Information Services

Sandy Larson, Senior Director & Counsel, Government Affairs

LyNae Schleyer, NCE, CMP, Vice President, Events

Jo Bradshaw, Senior Coordinator, Association & Member Services

Marilyn Dent, Manager/Executive Assistant, Association Services

Kelly Doherty, Manager, Marketing and Communications

Sheree Edwards, Regional Legislative Director

Pam Gilbert, Director of Association Services 

Erika Charleston, Education Coordinator

Gloria Gordils, Controller

Deborah Lara, Association Services Manager

Lindsey K. Nelson, CAE, Executive Director, Development

Melissa Villegas, Assistant to the President - Office Services Manager

Dr. Michael Kasavana, NCE5, Industry Technology/NAMA’s Endowed Professor

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NAMA Announces The NAMA Show and Coffee Tea & Water – Together in 2021

Dec. 1, 2020
Registration is open for The NAMA Show and Coffee Tea & Water – Together in 2021, a co-located experience featuring both of NAMA’s flagship events. The co-located show will take...
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NAMA Secures Marketability of Eco-Friendly Vending Machines

Nov. 19, 2020
In this key win for the convenience services industry, NAMA has completed a two-work effort to update national safety standards around placement of vending machines with eco-friendly...
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NAMA Offering Three Webinars This Week

Nov. 17, 2020
As part of the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) Fall Festival of Knowledge, three webinars are available to members this week:The Essence of Coffee Module 1...
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NAMA Webinar: Driving Growth

Nov. 3, 2020
Continuing its Fall Festival of Knowledge, the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) will offer a webinar, Driving Growth: Macro Trends Changing the Way Consumers...
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NAMA's WIN Group Partners with WFF

Oct. 28, 2020
The National Automatic Merchandising Association's (NAMA) Women in the Industry (WIN) group has partnered with the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) to offer additional educational...
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NAMA Webinar: A Look at the Economic Landscape of the Nation

Oct. 27, 2020
The National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) will host a webinar examining the state of the economy across the U.S. as both the federal government and state governments...
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NAMA Webinar: Essence of Coffee Module 1: Coffee Concepts

Oct. 23, 2020
The National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) continues its Fall Festival of Knowledge with an upcoming webinar series, Essence of Coffee Module 1: Coffee Concepts.The...
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Healthy Convenience

U-Select-It Announces Healthy Product Promotion

Oct. 14, 2020
U-Select-It introduces a product rebate program focused on introducing healthy products to vending operators. This initiative supports the National Automatic Merchandising Association...
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Webinar Schedule Announced in NAMA's Fall Festival of Knowledge

Sept. 24, 2020
NAMA has announced the schedule for its new virtual education series, the Fall Festival of Knowledge. Through this series, NAMA will offer weekly webcasts covering relevant and...
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NAMA Webinar: Reinventing for a Touchless Operation

Sept. 18, 2020
Convenience services operations have changed immensely in the last few months, thanks to COVID-19 and the many challenges it has created for our industry. Join the 365 Retail ...

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On My Mind At NAMA, Part 2

May 2, 2018
Industry veteran turned consultant Bob Tullio asks vending, micro market and office coffee service operators to share what they saw and learned during the 2018 NAMA Show.
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This is Convenience Services

April 23, 2018
In Las Vegas, NAMA debuted This is Convenience Services, a video designed to illustrate fundamental shifts in our newly rebranded industry. This video will help tell our story...
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On My Mind At NAMA

April 19, 2018
Industry veteran turned consultant Bob Tullio asks vending, micro market and office coffee service operators to share what they saw and learned during the 2018 NAMA Show.
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Register Now For NAMA's Coffee, Tea & Water Show

Aug. 2, 2016
Registration is open for NAMA’s Coffee, Tea & Water (CTW) show, the largest event dedicated to the $4 billion U.S. coffee services industry. This year, NAMA has created a custom...
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Video: Come to the NAMA Fly In! An Update With Eric Dell

July 8, 2016
VendingMarketWatch Editor Emily Refermat sits down with NAMA's SVP of Government Affairs, Eric Dell, to discuss the upcoming NAMA Fly In taking place next week in Washington, ...
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NAMA Takes Part In White House Meetings At 2015 Public Policy Conference

Oct. 9, 2015
(CHICAGO) October 9, 2015 – NAMA’s Board of Directors met with multiple White House offices Wednesday, October 7 during Advocacy in Action 2015, the association’s Public Policy...
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New NAMA Chair Talks Big Ideas

June 29, 2015
Longtime industry member Howard Chapman, vice president/division manager of Royal Cup Coffee and new NAMA Chair, talks big ideas with VMW Editor Emily Refermat. Click here to ...
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Mark Dieffenbach Discusses His Motivations, The Industry's Strengths

March 30, 2015
NAMA recently awarded Mark Dieffenbach of The Hershey Company with the prestigious Industry Person of the Year Award 2015. Dieffenbach sits down with VMW Editor Emily Refermat...
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What You Need To Know About The Final Calorie Disclosure Rule

Dec. 19, 2014
Emily Refermat, editor of Automatic Merchandiser and VendingMarketWatch.com, asks NAMA’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Eric Dell to explain some key points of the...

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Q&A With Greg Sidwell, NAMA Board Chair And President Of G&J

April 28, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic disrupts everyday business, professionals in convenience services are using creative strategies to run operations and provide food and beverages to...
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The NAMA Show 2020 Preview

March 23, 2020
Editor's Note: This was written before NAMA announced the cancellation of The NAMA Show 2020.After years of rotating between Chicago and Las Vegas, The NAMA Show 2020 will be ...
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Four Trends In Workplace Beverages

March 23, 2020
Like most things in life, an ideal product mix is never truly finished. New products are continually offered in workplace beverages, incorporating the many trends driving consumer...
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NAMA Gears Up For National Vending Day

March 3, 2020
As part of the second annual National Vending Day, March 5, NAMA’s team is collaborating to deliver new values for prospective members, according to a press release. Available...
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Rise And Shine

Nov. 14, 2019
For years, consumers have been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s also a meal that people skip eating at home if they’re running late. This gives ...
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What’s Trending In Micro Markets?

Oct. 28, 2019
We asked industry leaders and members of the Automatic Merchandiser Editorial Advisory Board to weigh in on which trends impacted micro markets in 2019 and what operators need...
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Changing Seasons, Changing Trends

Oct. 28, 2019
It’s 99 degrees outside as I write this — a record-breaking October temperature for Nashville — which feels really unfair since it’s technically supposed to be autumn, the season...
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NAMA Coffee, Tea And Water (CTW): Much More Than What’s In Your Cup

Aug. 5, 2019
What new products are available in the office coffee service (OCS) segment? Which consumer trends are truly driving change in OCS? What emerging technologies do OCS operators ...
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The 2019 NAMA show attracted 4,600 attendees to the Las Vegas, NV, Las Vegas Convention Center from April 24 to 26, 2019.
The 2019 NAMA show attracted 4,600 attendees to the Las Vegas, NV, Las Vegas Convention Center from April 24 to 26, 2019.
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Positive Outlook Drove NAMA Show Success

June 17, 2019
The annual convenience services show produced by NAMA brought 4,600 attendees to the Las Vegas Convention Center from April 24 to 26, 2019. With a tagline about endless possibilities...