VAMA: Virginia Automatic Merchandising Association


The Virginia Automatic Merchandising Association was created to promote the best interests of the vending industry.

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The Virginia Automatic Merchandising Association exists to promote the best interests of the vending industry, foster fair and free competition, provide a forum for exchanging ideas and suggestions for the benefit of the industry and that of the general public, enhance your professionalism and improve the performance of the company you represent.


If you are unable to join or renew your dues online, please choose from the following printable membership materials.

VAMA 2024 Membership

It's time to renew your VAMA membership...Renew now - memberships expired on December 31, 2023.  Click on the links below for online or printable renewal invoices. We look forward to having you back!

2024 VAMA Scholarship

Do you have student looking for scholarship funds? VAMA gives back to our industry every year with TWO $1500 scholarships!
In an effort to contribute to the communities that have made the industry what it is, VAMA is excited to announce that it has formed a scholarship for the 2024/2025 academic year. These scholarships will be awarded to two deserving students (student must be directly involved with the vending industry or related to a person from the vending industry and a CURRENT Member of VAMA) from Virginia each year.

2024 winners will be announced at the ACE show on Oct. 12, 2024. Applications MUST be fully completed and submitted by fax or email by August 1, 2024.

2024/25 Scholarship Application

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Bowen or Michelle Thomsen.

2023/24 Scholarship Recipients

Congrats to the 2023/24 VAMA scholarship recipients Isabella Russo and Lindsey Freeman!

We wish you both the best in your future endeavors!


2023 VOY and SOY Award

Congrats to Rick Rayburn, 2023 VAMA Supplier of the Year and Chant Connock, VAMA's Vendor of the Year! Both winners were nominated by their peers in the VA vending industry for their distinguished service to the industry.

2023 Route Driver of the Year

Kathy Stertz was selected by the VA industry to receive VAMA's 2023 Route Driver of the Year award - Congrats, Kathy!

Top Membership Benefits

  • Representation and visibility against legislative issues – stay informed on key issues.
  • Networking opportunities with industry leaders and VAMA social and educational events.
  • Links to Atlantic Coast Exposition for a large, regional vending show – Professional Development growth.
  • Strength and bonding relationships with suppliers.
  • Cutting edge educational opportunities.
  • Reliable and trustworthy industry business information (especially for new owners).
  • Equal voice no matter of business size.
  • Customer credibility as a legitimate operating business.
  • Learning and collaboration of a changing industry.
  • Working relationships with surrounding state associations.
  • Public Relations - Enjoy the benefits news and feature material, media response.


Join Us at the ACE Show!

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

ACE 2024 booths are selling out quickly and operator registration will open in the spring of 2024! Visit the ACE WEBSITE for more information! The ACE  education team is working to bring you yet another can’t miss program.    

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 2024 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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