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CAVC awards three members scholarships for NAMA’s SDP

February 10, 2009



CAVC awards three members scholarships
for NAMA's SDP

The California Automatic Vending Council (CAVC) has awarded three of its members scholarships to attend the Supervisor Development Program (SDP) at the April Expo.

The California Automatic Vending Council (CAVC) has awarded three of its members scholarships to attend the Supervisor Development Program (SDP) at the April Expo, National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) Senior Director, Education and Trade Shows LyNae Schleyer, NCE, CMP, announced today.

Each CAVC company had the opportunity to submit the name of one employee for the scholarships according to Sandy Larson, NAMA Senior Director and  Counsel Western Region A drawing was held at the January board meeting and  Lisa Dezember-Mattias, BBI, Yorba Linda; Thomas Bosman, Roosevelt Milk Vending, Paramount; and Norman Stanley King, Coffee to You, Santa Clara; were selected. An alternate was also chosen in case the others were not available.


“The Council recognizes the program’s value in providing great learning experiences and excellent networking opportunities and understands that SDP is an excellent way to help members during the current economic times,” said Schleyer.

Sponsored by PepsiCo Foodservices, the three-day program targets newly appointed and experienced supervisors and managers and is similar to the highly successful Executive Development Program currently offered at Michigan State University. The teachers are outside professors and internal industry experts.

The program will take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort, Wednesday, April 15, through noon Friday, April 17; allowing time for attendees to visit the trade show floor as well. Topics covered include Decision Making, Time Management, Communication, Personal Selling Skills, Leadership, Working with Customers and Problem Solving.

NAMA members will pay $1,250 for their first attendee and $950 – a savings of $300—for their second.  The fee includes sessions led by industry leaders, several meals and breaks, learning materials and a graduation certificate. Early registrants also receive a complementary pass to the Spring Expo. Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses; hotel accommodations are available from $99 per night. Contact the NAMA Education Department at or visit for more information.

Concluded Schleyer, “The March 3 deadline for registration is fast approaching. We encourage NAMA members to take advantage of the special savings opportunity to receive a wealth of knowledge and lots of ideas and strategies to prosper in the vending business.”

NAMA is the national trade association of the food and refreshment vending, coffee service and foodservice management industries including on-site, commissary, catering, & mobile. Its membership is comprised of service companies, equipment manufacturers and suppliers of products and services to operating service companies.  The basic mission of the association, to collectively advance and promote the automatic merchandising and coffee service industries, still guides NAMA today as it did in 1936, the year of the organization’s founding.