CAVC/AAMC ANNUAL MEETING – INDIAN WELLS, CA – 2013 MEETING RECAP

For the 5th successful year in a row, the California and Arizona state vending councils combined forces for a dynamic Annual Meeting in Indian Wells, CA, in September 2013. The shared site resulted in one of the highest attendance records for these meetings in many years.

The meeting started strong with a first day Education Session. The session consisted of presentations and table discussions on topics such as Micro Markets hosted by Brad Bachtelle. Quality educational sessions such as this one are now standard events at the Annual Meetings, and at least one other time of the year when CAVC members meet, to continue fulfilling the council’s goal of providing information to help vend and office coffee operators in their business operations.

CAVC and AAMC participants were greeted by key members of the NAMA association for the Saturday morning Business Session. Speakers included Carla Balakgie, NAMA President & CEO, Eric Dell, NAMA Senior VP, Government Affairs, and CAVC’s own Pete Tullio, current NAMA Chairman. All three gave informative updates as to the future of NAMA and the industry in general, as well as crucial information regarding the many aspects of government affairs and how it is now relating to and impacting all businesses. Legislative Consultants from both California and Arizona gave legislative updates for both states, followed by the Keynote Speaker, John Salley. Mr. Salley spoke about his successful basketball career and his current passion and activities as a Wellness Advocate.

CAVC and AAMC will continue the combined Annual Meeting strategy for next year at The Dana Resort in San Diego, CA, September 10-13, 2014.

CAVC Reelected Board Members:

David Baker
Stu Case
Tim Cleland
Larry Deagon
Dan Marchetti
Pat Mattingly
Kathy O’Brien
Suzanne Petik
Joe Saienni

 

New CAVC Directors:

Dave Bonsall
Chip English
Jennifer skidmore

2011-2012 CAVC Officers

President, David Yamauchi
1st Vice President,  Larry Atnip
2nd Vice President,  Dave Hart
Treasurer, Joe Palazzola
Secretary, Janette Carter


As always, meetings cannot be held without our generous sponsors. Attached is a listing of sponsors for the Annual Meeting and the Golf Classic. 

Annual Meeting Sponsors:

Diamond

CANTEEN VENDING
COCA-COLA REFRESHMENTS
MARS CHOCOLATE NORTH AMERICA
PEPSICO FOODSERVICE
THE HERSHEY COMPANY
VISTAR-SOUTHERN CA, NORTHERN CA & ARIZONA

Emerald

ATNIP CO., INC.
GAVINA GOURMET COFFEE       
J.M. SMUCKERS/FOLGERS

Sapphire

BURDETTE BECKMANN INC.
CONTINENTAL VENDING
G & J MARKETING & SALES
GENERAL MILLS
GOURMET COFFEE SERVICE
JACK LINK'S BEEF JERKY
MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL

Ruby

365 RETAIL MARKETS
BISCOMERICA CORPORATION
CRANE MERCHANDISING SYSTEMS
FOCUS 365
NESTLE PROFESSIONAL
TOMDRA VENDING & COFFEE SERVICE
U-SELECT IT
VEND CATERING SUPPLY

Amethyst

CANTALOUPE SYSTEMS, INC.     
VENDORS EXCHANGE/VE GLOBAL SOLUTIONS

CAVC Operator of the Year
Dan Marchetti

CAVC Supplier of the Year
Lisa Mattias

Arizona Operator of the Year
Ace Vending
Tomdra, Inc.

Arizona Supplier of the Year
Focus 365
Vistar/Vendsource