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Non-members Can Qualify for Special NAMA Rates

March 20, 2009


March 20, 2009 – The National Automatic Merchandising Association’s (NAMA) highly successful Supervisor Development Program is now available to non-members at the NAMA-member rates.

The National Automatic Merchandising Association’s (NAMA) highly successful Supervisor Development Program is now available to non-members at the NAMA-member rates, Senior Director, Education & Trade Shows LyNae Schleyer, NCE CMP announced today.  This special, one-time-only opportunity is authorized for the educational program offered in conjunction with the NAMA Spring Expo at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.

NAMA’s Supervisor Development Program is one of the organization’s most highly regarded education programs.  Attendees from past programs agree that the program is a wonderfully intense learning experience that teaches what you need to know to succeed in the vending, hospitality, and food service business.

Sponsored by PepsiCo Foodservice, the three-day program targets newly appointed and experienced supervisors and managers. “It’s a tremendous opportunity for leaders to develop essential skills to help their companies prosper during the current economic situation,” said Schleyer. “Even better, we’re particularly pleased to offer a discount to businesses that want to send more than one employee. Finally, everyone should know that we’ve kept the price at the 2007 rate to make the program as affordable as possible.”


The Supervisor Development Program will take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort, Wednesday, April 15 through noon Friday, April 17, which means attendees will have plenty of time to visit the trade show floor as well.  Topics covered by the program include Decision Making, Time Management, Communication, Personal Selling Skills, Leadership, Working with Customers, and Problem Solving.

Registrants will pay $1,250 for their first attendee and $950 – a savings of $300—for their second one.  The fee includes sessions led by industry leaders, several meals and breaks, learning materials and a graduation certificate. Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses, and hotel accommodations are available from $99 per night.

Contact the NAMA Education Department at or visit for more information. Registration deadline has been extended to March 31.

Concluded Schleyer, “We are excited to offer everyone the opportunity to attend this powerful program because we believe the information delivered will help attendees learn how to do things better, which can help us all succeed.”

NAMA is the national trade association of the food and refreshment vending, coffee service and food service 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.