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.


We're Giving Away Money!
NCVA 2021 Scholarship

Do you have a graduate looking for scholarship funds? NCVA is giving back to our industry 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 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.

Click Here For Scholarship Application

Applications MUST be fully completed and submitted by fax or email by September 1, 2021. The award will be announced on October 16, 2021, at the Atlantic Coast Exposition in Myrtle Beach, SC.

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

Congrats to our 2020 NCVA Scholarship recipient,
Elizabeth Browning!


It’s time to Celebrate the NCVA Family -
Nominate our Special Vendors or Suppliers!

The NCVA 2021 Nominees should be individuals who have contributed over and beyond to promote, serve and proudly represent NCVA and the vending industry during this past year.  The recipient of each award must service the North Carolina market and should be an individual who has excelled in promoting the industry in our state.

Please find the 2021 Nomination forms below. Nominations are due Friday, October 1st – email/scan to Beth Bowen (With the Subject Line:  “NCVA VOY SOY Nomination” or fax back to 919-249-1394)

VOY/SOY Nomination Form

NCVA SOY Past Winners

NCVA VOY Past Winners

NCVA Membership Meeting

July 23-25, 2021
Restart - Reconnect - Refresh

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

NCVA Summer Meeting
July 23-25, 2021

Holiday Inn Resort
1706 Lumina Ave
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

Our members are saying Hiring and Retaining Employees is a HUGE challenge in our current environment. In the past, NCVA and ACE has shared resources from Catapult (formerly CAI) and we were excited to have  Linda Hunter and Summa Thompson of Catapult lead NCVA's educational session at this year's meeting to discuss hiring trends and pitfalls post-Covid. The session focused on how we got here, different ways of thinking about recruiting and how to retain employees. Catapult’s team of seasoned HR and business professionals help member companies address both immediate and long-term challenges through a library of resources, data-driven insights and expertise, and a dynamic member community. (more on Catapult HERE)


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NCVA 2021 Membership
Renew Your Membership TODAY!

Stay tuned in and support our industry, renew your NCVA 2021 Membership today! Don't miss out - memberships expire December 31, 2021.

Click the link below to Join or Renew Your Dues ONLINE.

If you are unable to join or renew your dues online please click the link 'MORE INFO' for more information on membership, as well as printable membership materials.

The 2021 ACE Show Is Back
And the Theme Lives On:
Rock of ACEs

October 14-16, 2021
Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation
Myrtle Beach, SC

The 2021 ACE Planning Committee has picked up where last year’s cancellation left off to prepare for a much anticipated in-person ACE 2021.  The group has decided to keep the original theme of  “Rock of ACEs”.

Patrick Shaw, ACE 2021 Chair states, “Our ACE team really missed having the opportunity to reconnect with everyone in 2020. As such, we are especially THRILLED to be moving forward with the plan to host ACE 2021 in October. Our theme this year will be, Rock of ACEs. We hope you’ll join us as we Turn the Page and get Back in the Saddle again! Please know that everyone’s safety will be our top priority for this event and that we plan to follow whatever guidance is applicable to our event, come October. We can’t wait to ROCK OUT with you in person!”

Booth sales are underway and operator registration has opened. Visit the ACE WEBSITE for more information! The ACE  education team is working to bring you yet another “can’t miss” program.  ACE 2021 will once again be held at the Embassy Suites Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, SC and the show dates are October 14-16, 2021.   

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 2021 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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