Where the Vending Industry Meets on the East Coast
Atlantic Coast Exposition (ACE) shows new and innovative products and equipment available in the vending, food service and office coffee service industries.
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The Atlantic Coast Exposition is dedicated to providing professional growth by sponsoring a comprehensive trade show exhibit and timely educational programs, offering opportunities to develop a network of industry resources, maintaining an established tradition of gracious hospitality and promoting the goals of the three sponsoring state associations (NCVA, SCVA and VAMA) as defined by each association's representatives to the ACE planning committee.
Lunch and Learn With ACE
Introducing a change? Having one forced on you that you don't like? How do you keep everyone aligned on what's important to communicate? Join us for an interactive session with The Change Decision on how to get you and your leadership team clear on the change ahead and how to communicate it. The session will show you how to use The Change Story, a simple and highly effective communications tool designed for changes large and small. At the end of the session, you'll receive a copy of The Change Story along with instructions to help guide you through using it. Don't have all the answers? That's OK. The Change Story will help you find them.
Join us for an interactive session with The Change Decision on how to get you and your leadership team clear on the change ahead of you and how to communicate it. The session will show you how to use the change Story, a tool designed for changes large and small, that can help you handle any change that you are facing. At the end of the session, you'll receive a copy of The Change Story along with instructions to help guide you through using it.
Register online using the link below. Login details will be sent to all participants as we near the event. Each attendee must register individually with their email address to receive the meeting login details.Make plans to see some familiar faces of those vending industry friends you have missed these last few months AND have a chance to WIN PRIZES.
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If you weren't able to attend the event in person, we recorded the session for you.
Click here for the recording of ACE Lunch & Learn - Session 1
Our business landscape is changing – workplace benefits and competition
for talent, the marketplace and methods of doing business are all
changing. We must look at relationships as operators and with our
clients as well. Thanks to the support of our generous sponsors ACE's
virtual meetings will be FREE to operators AND suppliers.
SESSION ONE"s representatives from CAI, an employer’s association focused on Human Resources Support, brought us up-to-date on the intricacies of recruiting and employment law in the age of Covid-19.
The first segment of this session focused on employment law related to COVID-19 and covers: the two types of paid leave required under FFCRA, when and how to quarantine employees and return them to work safely, as well as updates on furloughs, safety plans, unemployment and more.
The second segment covered the recruiting issues that many companies are facing, and how to navigate hiring and recruitment as we enter 2021. This portion was hosted by one of CAI’s professionals in the recruitment field.
Our expert presenters are eager to answer your questions and bring you up-to-date on current and future impacts of COVID-19 on your business.
Thank you for your hard work to keep your businesses going as an essential part of daily life during this COVID-19 crisis. We are faced with unprecedented challenges, but please remain positive as we stay the course and look forward to success on the other side of this pandemic.
ACE would like to share some valuable resources for you to bookmark while we stay the course and push through. Let's look forward to a brighter future as plans for ACE 2020 remain active.
CLICK HERE to find a letter that NAMA sent to all 50 Governors encouraging them to consider social distancing protocols for office breakrooms that allow them to safely operate when re-opening their states for business. The letter includes proposed language that Governors can easily include in re-opening orders and/or guidance. This is part of our continued effort to support the convenience services industry while it provides valuable services in a safe manner during these unprecedented times.
Vending Times has daily coverage of how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting businesses in the vending industry and what they're doing to overcome the challenges. Click here to read Vending Time's latest stories.
As you may know, NAMA was successful in working with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to have them list “Workers supporting groceries, pharmacies, convenience stores, and other retail (including unattended and vending) that sells human food, animal/pet food and pet supply, and beverage products, including retail customer support service and information technology support staff necessary for online orders, pickup and delivery” as essential in its Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response.
For detailed links for our vendors and suppliers in NC, SC, and VA, please visit the association websites.
ACE Chair, Karen Harlow, would like to share a quote that has given her strength through these challenging times:
Every Situation in life is temporary. So, when life is good, make sure you enjoy and receive it fully. And when life is not so good, remember that it will not last forever and better days are on the way.
The ACE Planning Committee works tirelessly to offer a terrific show for
operators and suppliers alike and we are proud of the show’s success in
recent years. After careful consideration regarding the pandemic and
the health and safety of everyone in our industry family, we have made the difficult decision to cancel ACE 2020 which was scheduled for October 8-10 in Myrtle Beach, SC. Please read through the details below regarding payments, refund options, and hotel rooms.
The GOOD NEWS!
ACE is working on details for a 2020 Virtual Edition: Education with Networking & Sales opportunities – all are important benefits of our Expo! Keep an eye out for detailed information - COMING SOON!
2020 Payments, Booth Sales & Hotel Rooms
Our team will be reaching out with more information and is available to answer any questions.
Committee regrets that we are unable to hold ACE 2020 this year, but we
are happy to reserve the ACE 2020 theme for next year! Rock of ACEs
for 2021 – October 14-16.
We look forward to keeping you connected to ACE until we meet again in 2021. Take care of yourselves - stay safe, informed, and reach out to us anytime.
ACE would like to thank all 2019 operators and exhibitors for making our show a great success! The 2020 ACE Planning Committee is hard at work planning the 2020 exposition.