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NAMA expands ethics campaign at the expo


September 30, 2008
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Sept. 20, 2008, Chicago – The
National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) is expanding its
Ethics Campaign to help operators who conduct business honestly and
ethically with a series of new tools that will be discussed at the NAMA
National Expo October.

Sept. 20, 2008, Chicago – The National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) is expanding its Ethics Campaign to help operators who conduct business honestly and ethically with a series of new tools that will be discussed at the NAMA National Expo in St. Louis October 15-17, NAMA President and CEO Richard M. Geerdes, NCE announced today.  The program will be discussed at the Opening General Session and will include a special session in the Buyer’s Corner where operators can learn more about the newest tools available through the campaign.

In discussing the Ethics program Geerdes said, “For several years our industry has been working to help support operators conducting business honestly and ethically, and this campaign is designed to support them even further.  The newest component in the campaign will provide a host of tools that operators can share with accounts to demonstrate they are conducting business honestly and ethically.  Eventually the campaign will also help educate account decision makers how to determine if their own vending operator is operating honestly to help shut out dishonest operators and end these practice that are so harmful to our industry.” 

Specifically, the materials to be reviewed at the “Hot Topics” session include:

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•    How to Show Your Account You Are Honest and Ethical
•    How Technology Can Help You
•    What to Include in Your Bid
•    Ten Tips for Working With Your Operator:  How To Tell if Your Operator is Honest and Ethical (to share with accounts)
•    What to Include In Your Company’s RFP (to share with accounts)
•    Accounting Best Practices
•    Talking Points


Concluded Geerdes, “Companies that cheat drag us all down and the time has come for that to stop. A coordinated campaign that includes tools for our members to use locally, combined with a national education campaign from NAMA, will go a long way toward helping our effort to end unethical and non-professional business practices. The effort to do so is no small task but bringing back true competition will only benefit our clients, our customers and NAMA members everywhere.”


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