NAMA Debuts Fly-In Advocacy Video

Sept. 22, 2015

CHICAGO – September 22, 2015 – NAMA announced today that a new advocacy video featuring interviews and coverage from the association’s inaugural fly-in this summer is now available on

“The fly-in was a tremendous example of advocacy in action, and this video brings that idea to life” said Eric Dell, NAMA SVP of Government Affairs. “It helps demonstrate the importance of making our industry’s presence known in Washington and of forging relationships with legislators and helping them to understand how their votes in Congress directly affect the businesses in their home states,” he continued.

“I encourage all of our members to take a few moments to watch the video and hear from this year’s participants about their experiences. You just might be inspired to join us in D.C. next year!”

More than 200 NAMA members and industry leaders convened in Washington D.C. in July for the association’s inaugural industry fly-in, NAMA Takes the Hill. Attendees representing 35 states and the District of Columbia took part in more than 180 meetings with elected officials and their staffs from both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. Discussions focused on three major issues - Calorie Disclosure/Health and Wellness, the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act and Coin and Currency. Some of the largest state delegations included Georgia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and California.

“The fly-in was an energizing event and this video captures the excitement! I can’t wait to attend next year and I urge you to watch this video and plan to attend this important event next July in Washington, D.C.,” said Jeff Smith, NAMA’s Government Affairs Committee Chair.

To view the video directly, please visit:

Founded in 1936, NAMA is the association representing the $25 billion U.S. vending and refreshment service industry.  With more than 1250 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.


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