2017 SageBrush Conference

Tune in to ACBRadio Live Event from February 13 through February 17, 2017 for the 2017 Sagebrush Conference.

The schedule of events is listed below.
Please note that all times listed are in the pacific time zone.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2017

2:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
RSVA® Board of Directors Meeting

4:30 P.M.
Memorial for Filo Tu (HI)

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017

9:00 A.M.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
“Welcome to Sagebrush”:
Scott Eggen (MN), SVS Vending, Sagebrush Chair
Dan Sippl (WI), RSVA® President, Sip N' Snack Vending
Moderator: John Albright (MN), Empire Vending, Sagebrush Committee Member.
“Welcome from Nevada”:
Rick Kuhlmey (NV), President
Nevada Council of the Blind
Drazen Elez (NV), Bureau Chief
Business Enterprises of Nevada
Introduction of Participants:
Dan Sippl (WI), RSVA® President, Sip N'Snack Vending

9:40 A.M.
“The Latest From American Council of the Blind”:
Jeff Thom (CA), American Council of the Blind 1st Vice President

10:00 A.M.
Questions and Answers

10:05 A.M. Break

10:20 A.M.
“Options with Southern Foodservice”:
Mike Barclay (AL), President
Southern Foodservice Management, Inc.

10:30 A.M.
"Current healthy vending practices":
Drazen Elez, MBA (NV), Chief Enterprise Officer, Business Enterprises of Nevada (BEN)
Allison Schnitzer
(NV), RD, LD, Health Educator I, Office of Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion, Southern Nevada Health District
William Merchant (MS), Mississippi Business Enterprise;
Lori Brady (AL), Director Business Enterprise Program of Alabama

11:05 A.M.
Questions and Answers

11:10 A.M.
"Exploring entrepreneurship Training including Randolph-Sheppard Program "
Sharon L. Giovinazzo (AR), President/CEO, World Services for the Blind
Rebecca Reid (AR), director of recruiting and retention, World Services for the Blind

11:55 A.M.
Questions and Answers

12:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M. LUNCH

1:30 P.M.
Announcements

1:35 P.M.
“Automated Merchandising Systems Update”:
Tim Paul (WV), Regional Manager/South
Automated Merchandising Systems

1:40 P.M.
"How to be an effective committee member":
Michael Talley (AL), Talley Vending Service
Randy Hauth (OR), Custom Concepts and Design, RSVA® Board Member
Linda Haseman (OR), Custom Concepts and Design
Michael Talley (AL), Talley Vending Service
Travis Beck (ID), Oasis Food Services
Jeff Thom (CA), First Vice President, American Council of the Blind Attorneys

2:05 P.M.
Questions and Answers

2:10 P.M.
"BEP budget Dynamics":
Michael Talley (AL), Talley Vending Service
Randy Hauth (OR), Custom Concepts and Design, RSVA® Board Member
Linda Haseman (OR), Custom Concepts and Design
Michael Talley (AL), Talley Vending Service
Travis Beck (ID), Oasis Food Services
Jeff Thom (CA), First Vice President, American Council of the Blind Attorneys

2:25 P.M.
Questions and Answers

2:30 P.M.
"Scenarios and resources for Vendor Committees":

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2017

9:00 A.M.
"Summer Work Programs for Students"
William Merchant (MS), Mississippi Business Enterprise;;
John Hulet (MN), Director Minnesota Business Enterprise Program
Eric Harms (MN), Eagle eye vending and gifts

9:15 A.M.
Questions and Answers

9:20 A.M.
"Blackstone Consulting Presentation"
Mike Robinson (CA), Senior Vice President of Operations, Blackstone Consulting, Inc.

9:25 A.M.
"Update National Council of State Agencies for the Blind
Randolph- Sheppard Report"
Catriona Macdonald (DC), President
Linchpin Strategies, LLC

9:40 A.M.
Questions and Answers

9:45 A.M.
"Accessible Accounting Solutions":
Theodore C. Drake (CA), Principal Engineer Accessibility
Intuit Inc.

9:55 A.M. Break

10:10 A.M.
"Experiences with cashless (machines accepting credit cards)":
Johnny Boshell (AL), J B Snacks, RSVA® Board Member
Michael Talley (AL), Talley Vending Service
Bunny Proof, Director, Inside Sales, USA Technologies, Inc.
Dave Severin (SC), Regional Product Support Manager, Crane Vending Solutions
Jason Loehman (TX), Regional Sales, Parlevel Systems; Tom Westerman, Crane Payment Innovations
Mark Kronenberg VP of Vending Management Systems, Cantaloupe Systems, Inc.

11:05 A.M.
Questions and Answers

11:10 A.M.
"Highlights from Pepsico FoodService"
Scott Stella, National Account Sales Manager, PepsiCo Foodservice
Doug Purdie, Director of Sales
Workplace Channel, PepsiCo Foodservice
Shelly Malecha, National Account Sales Manager, PepsiCo Foodservice

11:30 A.M.
"How Food Safety Knowledge and Certifications Help Grow Your Business"
Edward H. Manley (NV), President
E. H. Manley and Associates

11:55 A.M.
Questions and Answers

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017

9:00 A.M.
National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA), "Action and News”:
Sandy Larson, Senior Director Government Affairs, National Automatic Merchandising Association

9:20 A.M.
Questions and Answers

9:25 A.M.
"Meeting or Exceeding Your Customer's Expectations"
Edward H. Manley (NV), President
E. H. Manley and Associates

9:55 A.M.
Questions and Answers

10:00 A.M. Break

10:15 A.M.
"DOD Rule Making Process":
Jeff Thom (CA),

10:25 A.M.
Questions and Answers

10:30 A.M.
"Accessible Devices for Document Reading and Listening to online Recordings"
Brian Charlson (MA), Vice President Carroll Center for the Blind
Rick Morin (MA), ACB Radio

10:50 A.M.
Questions and Answers

10:55 A.M.
"iPhone and iPad Accessibility Tips"
unlock the potential of your iPad and iPhone - assistive features like Larger Dynamic Type in apps and Speak Selection and Speak Screen.
Apple, Fashion Show Representative

11:25 A.M.
Questions and Answers

11:30 A.M.
"Benefits for Employees Without Extra Cost":
Gregory Halloran (CA), Aflac Agent

11:55 A.M.
Questions and Answers

12:15 P.M.
ANNUAL SAGEBRUSH LUNCHEON
Moderator: Dan Sippl (WI), RSVA® President
Sip N' Snack Vending
Motivational Speaker: Ron Ameln, nationally-recognized entrepreneur, author, publisher and business coach. For the past 25 years, Ron has been helping inspire, educate and inform small business owners throughout the country. He's shared the tips and strategies passed on to him from some of the area's top performing entrepreneurs and business owners.
“George Arsnow and Charles Carroll Scholarship Awards":
Eddie Turner (MS), E Turner Services
RSVA® Awards Chair

2:15 P.M.
"Reports from BEP Administrators"

2:45 P.M.
Questions and Answers

2:50 P.M.
"Social Security and Medicare update with Focus on Retirement"
Barbara Duckett (NV), SSA Public Affairs Specialist

3:25 P.M.
Questions and Answers

3:30 P.M.
"Using the Add-on Rule for satellite vending Facilities":
William Merchant (MS), Mississippi Business Enterprises
Lori Brady (AL), Director Business Enterprise Program of Alabama

3:55 P.M.
Questions and Answers

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017

8:30 A.M.
"Accessibility of Apple and Android products for your Business"
Brian Charlson (MA), Vice President Carroll Center for the Blind
Rick Morin (MA) ACB Radio

9:15 A.M.
Questions and Answers

9:20 A.M.
"Tax Tips for Entrepreneurs"
Susan E. Honig, CFP®, EA, CTC (CA), Veritana Financial Planning, Inc.

10:00 A.M.
Questions and Answers

10:05 A.M.
"Stages of Social Media, Content Marketing, and Networking"
Debbie Harris MA, CEO Performance Intermedia, LLC

10:50 A.M.
Questions and Answers

10:55 A.M.
"How Does your State Complete Accessible ServSafe Testing?"

11:55 A.M.
Adjournment.

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