[Radio-announce] RSVA Sagebrush will be streamed on ACB Radio Live Event

Larry Turnbull larry at acbradio.org
Tue Feb 4 23:41:08 EST 2014

Hello everybody:

We at ACB Radio are excited to announce that Brian Charlson and Rick Morin
will stream live coverage from the 33rd Sagebrush national BEP training
conference. The conference takes place in Las Vegas Nevada, beginning
Monday February 10, 2014.  The conference lasts all week, and we will be
there to bring it all to you.  From coverage of general sessions to
interviews with exhibitors, you will find it all available to you on our
Live Events Stream.

Below is a schedule of events that will be streamed, and the times they will
initially air.  All times are given in Pacific Standard time.  Further, the
schedule will be posted at http://acbradio.org/live.


1:00 PM - 3:00 PM:

RSVAR Board of Directors Meeting


8:45 AM:

"Welcome to Sagebrush":

Filo Tu (HI), RSVAR Board Member/Sagebrush Conference Chair

"Opening Remarks":

              Dan Sippl (WI), RSVAR President

Moderator: Ken Jessup (VA), RSVAR Board Member & Sagebrush
Committee/Ways/Means Chair

"Welcome from Nevada":

Kae Pohe (NV), President, Randolph-Sheppard Vendors of 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), RSVAR President

9:15 AM:

"Report from RSA":

Janet LaBreck (DC), Commissioner Rehabilitation Services Administration

9:45 AM:

"Vendor Report Card":

Vendors from all the states attending report on their ServeSafe training
programs and healthy product initiatives

10:30 AM: Break

10:45 AM:

"National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA), Action and News":

Eric Dell (VA), Senior Vice President Government Affairs National Automatic
Merchandising Association

11:05 AM: 

"Options with Southern Foodservice":

              Mike Barclay (AL), President,

Southern Foodservice Management, Inc.



11:15 AM: 

"Bookkeeping Tips To Prevent an       Unnecessary Audit":

              Robert A Wagner (NV), Enrolled Agent,

              Wagner & Associates Tax Solutions

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM: Exhibiter Interviews

Join Rick Morin and Brian Charlson as they interview exhibiters at the
conference and convention.

1:30 PM:

"BEP Training- How Can it Work?"

Kathleen Fujimoto (HI), Hawaii Business Enterprise Manager

Don Ward (NE), Nebraska BEP Program Coordinator

Bill Schley (NV), Nevada Committee on Training

Gloria Walling, (WA), Oasis Cafe and Co-chair WA BEP Vendors Committee

Colleen Wunderlich (IL), Director, Forsythe Center for Entrepreneurship,
Hadley School for the Blind

Brian Charlson (MA), Vice President, Carroll Center for the Blind

3:00 PM: Break

3:15 PM:

"Automated Merchandising Systems Presentation":

Tim Paul (WV), Regional Manager/South, Automated Merchandising Systems


3:20 PM:

"The Randolph-Sheppard Program - The Big Bang!":

Gary R. Goyke (WI), Legislative Director for Wisconsin Council of the Blind
and Visually Impaired and Principal in Goyke and Associates

3:55 PM:

Announcements and Adjournment


9:00 AM:

"Benefits of the Oasis24/7":

Bob Carmichael, Oasis24/7

9:20 AM:

"Blackstone Consulting News":

Jim Brown (CA), Chief Operating Officer, Blackstone Consulting, Inc.


9:25 AM:

"The Latest from ACB":

Jeff Thom (CA), First Vice President of the    Association of American
Council of the Blind    Attorneys, First Vice President, American
Council of the Blind

9:45 AM:

              " Forecast from Sodexo":

              Joe Majka (MD), Director of Business Development,


9:55 AM:

"Monthly Monetary Support and Life Memberships":

Ken Jessup (VA), RSVAR Board Member/Sagebrush Committee

10:10 AM: Break

10:25 AM:

"Integrating Healthy Products":

Eric Dell (VA), Senior Vice President Government Affairs National Automatic
Merchandising Association (NAMA)

Aurora Buffington (NV), MS, RDN, LD Nutrition/Health Educator II, Office of
Chronic Disease Prevention

Jessica Lamb (NV), Obesity Prevention Coordinator, Bureau of Child, Family,
& Community Wellness

Roy Harmon (CA), RSVA Board Member

Jeff Thom (CA), ACB First Vice President, Retired Attorney

11:25 AM:

"News about Bulk Purchasing":

John Murn, President,

RSA Buying Group

***High Roller Sponsor***

11:40 AM:

"Trends at PepsiCo Foodservice":

Rick Grounds (WA), Foodservice Senior Sales Manager - Workplace,

PepsiCo Foodservice

***Las Vegas Whale***

12:00 PM: Exhibiter Interviews

Once again Rick Morin and Brian Charlson will be conducting interviews with
several exhibiters attending the conference and convention.

Thursday February 13, 2014

9:00 AM:

"Accessible Technology for Business Management":

Zach Snow (GA), RSVAR Board Member/Sagebrush Committee Member

9:15 AM:

"Randolph-Sheppard Initiatives at Mississippi State University":

Jacqui Bybee (MS), Research Associate II Mississippi State University

9:40 AM:

"How Could the R-S Program Include Micromarts?":

Stuart Wise, Account Executive, 365 Retail Markets

Patrick McMullan (MN), Vice President, TurnKey Corrections Three Square

Joe Majka (MD), Director of Business Development, Sodexo

10:15 AM: Break

10:30 AM:

"National Council of State Agencies for the Blind (NCSAB) Randolph-Sheppard

              Catriona Macdonald (DC), President,

              Linchpin Strategies, LLC

10:55 AM:

"Customer Service Tips":

Vivian U. Rivera, SCORE Representative

11:25 AM:

"Update from National Council of State Agencies for the Blind (NCSAB):

Susan Schaffer (MA), Director, Office for Blindness and Vision Services,
Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Rehabilitation Services

11:45 AM:

"What's Happening at Cantu Services":

Robert Welch (TX), Chief of Staff, Cantu       Services, Inc.;

Vanessa Liston (TX), Vice President of   Administration,

Cantu Services, Inc.

***Las Vegas Whale***

12:15 PM:

Annual Sagebrush Luncheon:

                     Moderator: Dan Sippl (WI), RSVAR President


Keynote Speaker:

Mr. Blake Lindsay, Communications Manager     at the Dallas    Lighthouse
for the Blind and      manages Blazin' Blake Productions.  Besides authoring
two books he is voice talent on Texas    radio stations such as


"George Arsnow Scholarship Awards":

Eddie Turner, RSVAR Board Member/Awards Chair/Sagebrush Committee

2:00 PM:

"Exploring Franchising?":

Robert M. Cushman (NV), SCORE Counselor

William Merchant (MS), Interim Director Mississippi Business Enterprise

Rajaunnda "Raj" Gandy (GA), Director, Georgia Business Enterprise Program

3:00 PM:

"State Administrator Update":

All State Administrators Attending Sagebrush are Encouraged to Participate

4:00 PM: 



8:30 AM:

"Half-Day Training":

Robert Welch (TX), Chief of Staff Cantu Services, Inc.

Vanessa Liston (TX), Vice President of   Administration, Cantu     Services,


.       Dining Facility Operations

.       Insurance

              Work compensation


.       Working with Unions/Benefits

.       Different contract programs under the     Small Business



              Small Disadvantaged

              Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned

Women Owned

Please note that conference agendas and events can change with little to no
advanced notice.

To listen to the ACB Radio Live Event stream, go to
http://acbradio.org/live.  No computer?  No problem!  Use your phone and
dial 1-231-460-1047 and choose option 6 for Live Event.  Long distance
charges may apply.

Thank you for listening to ACB Radio, where your listening is our business.

Larry Turnbull

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