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.


2023 VAMA Scholarship

Do you have a high school student looking for scholarship funds? VAMA is giving back to our industry 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 2023/2024 academic year.

The Virginia Automatic Merchandising Association, represents the vending and food service industry in the state will be awarding TWO $1,500 scholarships! One scholarship will be primarily financially based while the other will be based on academics and character. 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.

2023 winners will be announced at the ACE show on Oct. 14, 2023. Applications MUST be fully completed and submitted by fax or email by September 1, 2023.

2023 Scholarship Application - PRINTABLE FORM HERE

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

VAMA 2023 Membership

It's time to renew your VAMA membership...Renew now - memberships expired on December 31, 2022.  Click on the links below for online or printable renewal invoices. We look forward to having you back!

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

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.


Exhibitor Registration


ACE 2023 Is Open!

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

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 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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