(CHICAGO) June 1, 2015 –The Georgia Automatic Merchandising Council (GAMC) recently received an official resolution from the Georgia House of Representatives to commemorate its first annual GAMC Legislative Day on February 10, 2015 at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta.
During the event, GAMC members interfaced with the state’s legislators to educate and inform them about the industry and its contributions to the state’s economy, and provided product samples bags to more than 180 legislators and staff. Georgia Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle also met with the group during their visit.
The resolution was presented to GAMC Board members by its author, Rep. Randy Nix (R-Dist. 69), who acknowledged GAMC’s significant contribution to the state’s economy and its longstanding commitment to preserving consumer choice by providing customers with a variety of traditional snacks and beverages to suit their lifestyles, as well as participation in NAMA’s FitPick program.
“We are proud and honored to have GAMC be recognized by the legislature with this resolution,” said GAMC President Kimble Carter. “Going forward, we hope that this event will continue to serve the dual-purpose of showcasing our industry and providing a key opportunity to educate our elected officials on our efforts. Its success is a testament to the vision of the GAMC Board and members to ensure that our industry is on the radar of our key decision-makers,” he continued.
“As the faces of the industry in Georgia, the GAMC members demonstrated the positive impact that vending has on local economies throughout the state,” said Sheree Edwards, NAMA Legislative Director. “GAMC’s legislative day is an important part of the process to build relationships with our elected officials so that we can provide them the information they need to make the most informed decision regarding legislation that can impact our industry,” she concluded.
Founded in 1936, NAMA is the association representing the $42 billion U.S. vending and refreshment service industry. With more than 1500 member companies – including many of the world’s most recognized brands – NAMA provides advocacy, education and research for its membership. Visit NAMA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.