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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2024 Membership Appreciation Event

NCVA Membership Appreciation Meeting

July 19-20, 2024

Held at the Beautiful Embassy Suites - Asheville Downtown

NCVA appreciates our Members and we can't wait to gather again! Registration is free to all NCVA operator members so make sure your NCVA Membership is current for 2024 so you can participate.

*NCVA New Members - Get One Free Night at the Embassy Suites

Meeting Agenda - See full details on our Education and Meetings page

Don't Miss Our Keynote with Phil Gwoke Friday at 3pm!
"When Generations Connect: Navigating Generational Dynamics"

Four distinct generations collaborate side by side, each bringing a unique set of attitudes, values, and work styles to the table. Strengthening your team requires a deep understanding of these inherent generational dynamics. Identifying what motivates each generation and how they communicate is crucial for breaking down barriers and harnessing collective strengths.  Unlocking the power and perspective of each generation fosters an environment where everyone feels empowered, valued, and understood. But do you have the tools to transform this  diversity from a challenge into an opportunity?  This session delves into the identity of each generation, explores the reasons behind their differences, dispels stereotypes that may cloud judgement, and provides actionable solutions to effectively engage every generation.

Click Here to See Phil in Action!

Embassy Suites - Downtown Asheville
192 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: (800) 632-2779, Reservation Code: NCV
Rates: Weekday $175; Fri & Sat $299

Online Hotel Reservation Link - Click Here

Reservation Cutoff Date: June 26, 2024
(Registering for the meeting does not automatically reserve your hotel room.  Call the hotel directly or click the link above to secure accommodations)

Tubing Adventure Sign Up:

Saturday, 10:30am - Asheville Tubing Adventures - Float down the French Broad River, PAID FOR BY NCVA! Space is limited, sign up to attend. AGE LIMIT - 4 years old and up. Sign up Instructions: Sign up when you register or go back into an existing registration and select Saturday Tubing Adventure. If you have difficulty locating your existing registration, email Michelle Thomsen with the names of all of your attendees that would like to participate. Additional details can be found on the Education + Meetings page.

NCVA Membership

NCVA 2024 Membership!

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.


NCVA 2023 Scholarship Recipients

Congrats NCVA 2023 Scholarship Recipients!

A huge Congratulations to NCVA's 2023 Scholarship Recipients Ameerah Slade and Ava Trapp!

We wish you the best in your future endeavors!

NCVA 2024 Scholarship

NCVA 2024 Scholarship

Do you have a graduate looking for scholarship funds? NCVA gives back to our industry every year with TWO $1500 scholarships!

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 an annual 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.

NCVA's 2024 Scholarship application will be AVAILABLE SOON!

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Bowen or Michelle Thomsen. Phone: (919) 387-1221.


NCVA Membership Appreciation Sponsors

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October 10-12, 2024
Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation
Myrtle Beach, SC

ACE 2024 Booth sales are underway soon and operator registration will be available in Spring 2024!
Visit the ACE WEBSITE for more information!

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 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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