CHICAGO, Ill – NAMA’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Eric Dell, together with NAMA members who focus on office coffee service, will meet with Members of Congress at NAMA’s Public Policy Conference next week.
“We’re planning to educate legislators on the importance of office coffee service in their communities,” Dell said.
“We believe that members of Congress may not have full understanding regarding the office coffee service channel and filling this information gap is a great opportunity for us.”
Specifically, the group plans to talk with legislators about the regulatory flexibility act, which protects small businesses from overly-burdensome federal regulations.
Dell also wants to discuss the impact the Affordable Care Act will have on office coffee service operators.
NAMA members who will participate in these discussions include NAMA Chair Pete Tullio of Gourmet Coffee Service, Howard Chapman of Royal Cup Inc., Howard Fisher of US Roasterie, Steve Hyde of BrewTek, Butch Winkler of Holiday House Distributing, Paul Tullio of Gourmet Coffee Service and Mickal McMath of Moore Haus Coffee.
“This group is a mix of industry veterans and emerging leaders,” Dell said. “I know members of Congress will be impressed with their knowledge and the important work they do.” Dell said he did not expect the meeting to be affected by the government shutdown.
Founded in 1936, NAMA is the association representing the $42 billion U.S. vending and refreshment service industry. With more than 1800 member companies – including many of the world’s most recognized brands –
NAMA provides advocacy, education and research for its membership.
Source: NAMA – National Automatic Merchandising Association