NCVA: North Carolina Vending Association


The North Carolina Vending Association, the organization representing the vending and food service industry in the state, was formed in 1955 and is the oldest independent vending association in the nation.

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The North Carolina Vending Association, founded in 1955, is the oldest independent vending association in the country. In that year, it was one of two trade organizations that launched the Carolinas Vending Convention. That event grew into the Atlantic Coast Exposition, which has been held annually for more than six decades.


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NCVA Membership Appreciation
July 14-15, 2023

Holiday Inn Resort - Lumina
1706 N Lumina Ave
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

Held at the Beautiful Holiday Inn Resort - Lumina at Wrightsville Beach

In appreciation of our 2023 members we're holding our annual NCVA Membership Meeting - we're back at the beach! NCVA operator members attend FREE (Use Code: Summer) and supplier registration/sponsorships begin at $600 (sponsoring suppliers can bring unlimited attendees). Please make sure your NCVA membership is current for 2023 so that you can participate!

Register to attend - Online Meeting Registration

Click here for PRINTABLE registration form

Holiday Inn Resort - Lumina:
1706 Lumina Ave
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
Phone: 910-256-2231
Rates: Oceanfront $289; Standard $269

Online Hotel Reservation Link

Reservation Cutoff Date: June 12, 2023
(Registering for the meeting does not automatically reserve your hotel room.  Click the link above to secure accommodations)


Friday, July 14th   
11:30 am NCVA Registration – Main Lobby – 3rd Floor
12:00 pm ACE 2023 Planning Committee Meeting
1:00 pm NCVA Board Meeting - open to NCVA membership

2:30 pm
 NCVA Education – Lumina Ballroom – 3rd Floor

“Operator Business Topics - Have you Covered All the Bases?” with Dick Carlton, J.D.

You are never too big or too small to take a look at these important topics in your business.  Which business organization type should you operator under? What are the liability issues?  Contracts - how and with whom? When should I hire direct employees or independent contractors? Handling Employee issues & Worker’s compensation?  Discuss wage and hour; What is the Sales tax for vending companies and how does NCVA Lobby protect and preserve?  How/when do I file Annual reports?  What business licenses do I need? Looking ahead to succession planning or Selling the business? Estate planning and your business, and more plus time for Q&A to follow with open roundtable discussions.

4:30 pm Networking time
6:30 pm Dinner & Music

NCVA PAC RAFFLE - 50/50 Raffle tickets will be sold at the Friday night reception to support the NCVA PAC Fund.    
One ticket = $20, 6 tickets = $100 Personal Checks to NCVA PAC
PAC RULES:  ANY donation $50 and over MUST BE BY  PERSONAL CHECK
Afterwards - Meet at the Hotel Bar 3rd Floor for more Networking

Saturday, July 15th   
7:30 am Breakfast in Solstice Restaurant

Lots of beach activities - Corn Hole Tournament, Horseshoes, Bocce Ball, Beach games.  Play golf on your own, enjoy beautiful downtown Wilmington or just CHILL on the gorgeous beach!

11:00 am Corn Hole Tournament (Tournament Prizes)
6:00 pm Dinner & Networking
Then Meet at the Hotel Bar on the 3rd Floor for more Networking

Congrats NCVA 2022 Scholarship Recipients!

The North Carolina Vending Association, the organization representing the vending and food service industry in the state, was formed in 1955 and is the oldest independent vending association in the nation. In an effort to contribute to the communities that have made the industry what it is, NCVA formed a scholarship.

TWO $1,500 scholarships, based on academics, character and financial need are awarded to two deserving students (student must be affiliated with or related to a person from the vending industry and a CURRENT Member of NCVA) from North Carolina each year.

A huge Congratulations to NCVA's 2022 Scholarship Recipients Emily Dills and Kadyn Anderson.

We wish you the best in your future endeavors!


NCVA Membership Event Supplier Sponsors

Exhibitor Registration

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ACE 2023 Is Underway!

October 12-14, 2023
Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation
Myrtle Beach, SC

ACE 2023 Booth sales are underway and with operator registration coming soon! Visit the ACE WEBSITE for more information! The ACE  education team is working to bring you yet another “can’t miss” program.  ACE 2023 will once again be held at the Embassy Suites Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, SC and the show dates are October 12-14, 2023.   

Survey results from the Operators and Exhibitors alike over the years continue to praise the ACE team for its yearly growth, hotel venue, superb education and popular networking opportunities.  ACE 2023 will continue to provide that high-quality exposition that ACE attendees continue to come back for year after year and this year will be much needed after we have been apart for so long. 

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