This past September, coffee, water and snack companies and industry leaders met for their first trade event since the beginning of the pandemic. While the show was different than in years past, the pandemic brought a variety of vendors both old and new, showcasing their innovation and products. From new water filtration systems to touchless capabilities to new snack and beverage items to immunity boosting teas and beverages, the NAMA One Show is an industry source for the latest innovation in office focused refreshment services. It’s one of the many ways Associated stays in the know with the lastest the industry has to offer.

This year, Charles Esten, the guest speaker from hit shows Nashville, Outer Banks and Whose Line is it Anyways, kicked off the event inspiring attendees with his gift of improv and lessons of facing fear the and unknown, a new part of life during the pandemic. Following his guest appearance, our very own Tom Steuber was awarded the NAMA’s 2021 Coffee Legend of the Year Award! Way to go, Tom!

Tom Steuber is NAMA's Coffee Legend of the Year

NAMA Industry Awards recognize exemplary leaders in the convenience services industry. We are so thrilled that our very own Tom Steuber has won such an incredible award. You can check out the article and additional details here, as well as this awesome presentation kindly crafted by the folks at NAMA that include some of the ways Tom has given back to his community.

What is NAMA?

The National Automatic Merchandising Association, or NAMA, is the American national trade association of the convenience services industry, including vending, micro markets, office coffee service, and foodservice management. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, NAMA represents more than 1,000 member companies, including hundreds of small businesses.