Industry Updates

Industry Updates

GSA NABM Healthy Guidelines

Public Comments Solicitation Number:  FY15WellnessAmenityProgram These comments are being submitted jointly by the National Association of Blind Merchants (NABM) and the National Federation of the Blind’s Entrepreneurs Initiative (NFBEI).  NABM is the largest membership organization in the country representing the interests of Randolph-Sheppard blind vendors.  The NFBEI is a special initiative of the NFB that advocates on behalf of blind entrepreneurs and provides training and technical assistance to state licensing agencies. Blind entrepr

NABM President Gacos Named to NAMA Board

Nicky Gacos Elected to NAMA Board – Congratulations to Nicky Gacos, President of the National Association of Blind Merchants, who was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA).  NAMA is the trade organization that represents the interests of the nation’s vending industry.

NABM and Vendengine Partner

The National Association of Blind Merchants (NABM) and VendEngine, an inmate commissary software solutions and payment processing company, have joined forces to try to create opportunities for blind entrepreneurs to manage and operate inmate commissaries in county jails and state prisons. The program is based in part on the model utilized by the Tennessee Business Enterprises Program, which currently operates 38 inmate commissaries in county jails providing entrepreneurial opportunities for over 20 blind persons, employing over 100 individuals.

NABM and NATSO Call on Vendors

Posted on February 15, 2013


NABM and NATSO Call on Vendors to Oppose Proposed Toll Legislation


Renee Nevius
Manager of Special Projects
National Association of Blind Merchants
(866) 543-6808, extension 10


NAMA Announces a Full-Day Seminar

Full-Day Seminar All About Micro Markets

The OneShow will feature NAMA’s first-ever, full-day micro market seminar. Attendees will get a summary of where the industry is within this exciting new market channel. Then, the seminar will cover a wide variety of topics on differences between micro markets and vending as well as the associated operating challenges and opportunities. New data will be offered on micro market installations and their operation, along with examples of best practices from operators with existing micro market placements.