[Radio-announce] Sagebrush to be streamed on ACB Radio

Larry Turnbull larry at acbradio.org
Mon Feb 12 13:01:24 EST 2018


Hello all:

 

The Randolph Sheppard Vendors of America will be holding its 2018 Sagebrush
Conference starting today (Monday February 12, 2018) and concluding on
Friday February 16, 2018.

 

Coverage of this conference will be live on ACB Radio Live Event starting
later today at 6:00 PM eastern, 3:00 PM pacific with the RSVA board meeting.

 

Below is the schedule of events which will also be posted to the Live Event
page at http://acbradio.org/live.

 

Please note the times listed are in the pacific time zone.

 

Monday February 12, 2018

3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

RSVAR Board of Directors Meeting

 

Tuesday February 13, 2018

 

9:00 AM: 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 

"Welcome to Sagebrush and overview of agenda": 

Scott Eggen (MN), SVS Vending, Sagebrush Chair, RSVAR Board Member 

"Welcome to Sagebrush and RSVA Highlights": 

Dan Sippl (WI), RSVAR President 

Sip N' Snack Vending 

Moderator: Scott Eggen (MN), SVS Vending, Sagebrush Chair, RSVAR Board
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), RSVAR President, Sip N'Snack Vending 

 

9:30 AM: 

Break (Refreshments at Back of Room) 

(Filo Tu Slot participants (paid in advance) will go during break to play) 

10:00 AM: 

"Las Vegas Transportation Access" 

Franchesca Soriano (NV), Transit Mobility Trainer, RTC of Southern Nevada 

 

10:10 AM: 

"National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA), News and Trends in the
Industry": 

Jason S. Eberstein (MD), Director, State and Federal Government Affairs,
National Automatic Merchandising Association 

 

10:25 AM: 

Questions and Answers 

 

10:30 AM: 

"Latest News From American Council of the Blind": 

Jeff Thom (CA), American Council of the Blind 1st Vice President 

 

10:40 AM: 

"Options with Southern Foodservice": 

Mike Barclay (AL), President 

Southern Foodservice Management, Inc. 

***DEALERS CHOICE SPONSOR*** 

 

10:50 AM: 

"Arbitration Do's and Don'ts" 

Jesse Hartl (DC), 

Rehabilitation Services Administration 

 

11:10 AM: 

Questions and Answers 

 

11:15 AM: 

"Exploring Training with Apple" 

Sharon L. Giovinazzo (AR), President/CEO, World Services for the Blind 

Rebecca Reid (AR), director of recruiting and retention, World Services for
the Blind 

 

11:30 AM: 

Questions and Answers 

 

11:35 AM: 

"Sharing Blind Abilities" 

Jeff Thompson (MN), Blind Abilities 

 

11:55 AM: 

Questions and Answers 

 

1:30 PM: 

Moderator: Johnny Boshell (AL), J B Snacks, RSVAR Board Member/Sagebrush
Committee Member 

 

1:30 PM: 

Announcements 

 

1:35 PM: 

"The latest innovations in equipment, technology, and training" 

Tim Paul (WV), Regional Manager/South 

Automated Merchandising Systems 

***CASINO STAR SPONSOR*** 

 

1:40 PM: 

"Learn from Past Arbitration Cases" 

James Cyrus (OH), J Cyrus Inc. 

Randy Hauth (OR), Custom Concepts and Design, RSVAR Board Member 

Jeff Thom (CA), RSVA Attorney 

 

2:00 PM: 

Questions and Answers 

 

2:05 PM: 

"Making your State Committee Meetings More Effective and Efficient" 

Randy Hauth (OR), Custom Concepts and Design, RSVAR Board Member 

Michael Talley (AL), Talley Vending Service, Sagebrush Committee Member 

Travis Beck (ID), Oasis Food Services 

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

 

2:25 PM: 

Questions and Answers 

 

2:30 PM: 

"Building progressive State Rules and Bylaws" 

Randy Hauth (OR), Custom Concepts and Design, RSVAR Board Member 

Michael Talley (AL), Talley Vending Service, Sagebrush Committee Member 

Travis Beck (ID), Oasis Food Services 

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

 

2:40 PM: 

Questions and Answers 

 

2:45 PM: 

Break (Refreshments at Back of Room) 

 

3:00 - 5:00 PM: Breakout Session 1: 

State Administrators Meeting 

Co-Moderators: 

Bill Findley, Bureau Chief, Business Enterprise Division of Blind Services,
Florida Department of Education 

Charlie Garrett (GA), Director, Georgia Business Enterprise Program 

Suggested Topic: " innovations to revitalize the Randolph Sheppard program" 

 

3:00 - 5:00 PM: Breakout Session 2: 

State Committee Chairperson Meeting: 

Co-Moderators: 

Eddie Turner (MS), ETURNER Services, RSVAR Awards Chair 

John Foulks (WI), Friendship vending, RSVA Board Member 

Suggested Topic: " innovations to revitalize the Randolph Sheppard programs"


 

3:00 - 5:00 PM: Breakout Session 3: 

Randolph-Sheppard Vendors of America 

"Get Involved " 

NOTE: This session is open to all attendees 

Co-Moderators: 

Ardis Bazyn (CA), Bazyn Communications, RSVAR Second Vice President 

Donna Seliger (IA), RSVAR Secretary 

We need you! Learn how to get involved in our advocacy work in this session
with experienced RSVA members.

 

Wednesday February 14, 2018

 

8:30 AM: 

"Focus on Exhibitors Most Relevant to you" 

(Exhibitors will have one minute to quickly tell about their booth) 

 

9:00 AM: 

"Using the Competitive Edge in cashless and telemetry" 

Tom Westerman, Crane Payment Innovations 

Tracy DeZarate, Sales Representative, USA Technology 

Dave Severin, Regional Product Support Manager, Crane Merchandising Systems 

Jason Loehman (NV), Regional Sales Representative, Parlevel Systems 

 

9:25 AM: 

Questions and Answers 

 

9:30 AM: 

Break (Refreshments at Back of Room) 

Filo Slot Tournament participants play their next round during break 

 

10:00 AM: 

"All about Crane" 

Dave Severin, Regional Product Support Manager, Crane Merchandising Systems 

***CASINO STAR SPONSOR*** 

 

10:05 AM: 

"Greetings and Updates from the National Council of State Agencies for the
Blind" 

Curtis Glisson (AL), Assistant Commissioner Alabama Department of
Rehabilitation Services and NCSAB Randolph-Sheppard co-chair 

 

10:20 AM: 

Questions and Answers 

 

10:25 AM: 

"The Policy Outlook for Randolph-Sheppard" 

Catriona Macdonald (DC), President Lynchpin Strategies, LLC. and NCSAB
Policy Advisor for Randolph Sheppard 

 

10:45 AM: 

Questions and Answers 

 

10:50 AM: 

"Quickbooks Online and You": 

Theodore C. Drake (CA), Principal Engineer Accessibility 

Intuit Inc. 

***CASINO STAR SPONSOR*** 

 

11:00 AM: 

"The Benefits of a Blackstone Partnership" 

Bruce Marquardt (CA), Vice President of Operations, Blackstone Consulting,
Inc. 

***CASINO STAR SPONSOR*** 

 

11:05 AM: 

"Using Pepsico FoodService Products to Boost your Sales" 

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 

***LAS VEGAS WHALE SPONSOR*** 

 

11:30 AM: 

"The Importance of Wills and Trusts as Business Owners" 

Brooke M. Borg, Esq. (NV), Borg Law Group 

 

11:55 AM: 

Questions and Answers

 

Thursday February 15, 2018

 

8:30 AM: 

"The Scoop on Jail Commissaries and Prison Vending" 

Roy Harmon (CA), Green Valley Bistro Station LLC . 

David Parker (CA), C and D Vending 

Ricardo Green (CA), CSPS Vending 

 

8:50 AM: 

Questions and Answers 

 

8:55 AM: 

"The Written Rules of Employment" 

Bob Cushman (NV), SCORE Counselor since 1998 

 

9:45 AM: 

Questions and Answers 

 

9:50: AM: 

Break 

 

10:05 AM: 

"Using Micromarkets to Expand Sales" 

Kurk Johnson, (WI), Vice President of Sales, 3 Square Market 

Jason Loehman (NV), Regional Sales Representative, Parlevel Systems 

 

10:25 AM: 

Questions and Answers 

 

10:30 AM: 

"Apple Accessibility Tips and Tricks" 

Don Marotta (NV), Apple, Fashion Show 

 

11:15 AM: 

Questions and Answers 

 

11:30 AM: 

"Giving Customers What They Demand - Managing Costs While Offering Healthy
Foods" 

Allison Schnitzer, (NV), RD, LD, Health Educator II, Office of Chronic
Disease Prevention & Health Promotion, Southern Nevada Health District 

 

11:55 AM: 

Questions and Answers 

 

12:15 PM: 

ANNUAL SAGEBRUSH LUNCHEON 

Moderator: Dan Sippl (WI), RSVAR President 

Sip N' Snack Vending 

Motivational Speaker: Gus Garcia (NV) 

"The importance of active involvement and bridging the gap between the
generations" 

Broken Spectacles Entertainment 

"George Arsnow and Charles Carroll Scholarship Awards": 

Eddie Turner (MS), E Turner Services 

RSVAR Awards Chair 

 

2:00 PM: 

Break 

 

2:15 PM: 

Committee Chair Roundtable Report Out: "Innovations to revitalize the
Randolph Sheppard program" 

Eddie Turner, moderator 

 

2:45 PM: 

SLA Roundtable Report Out: Innovations to revitalize the Randolph Sheppard
program 

Bill Findley, moderator 

"Sharing Innovations from State Randolph-Sheppard Programs" 

 

3:30 PM: 

Questions and Answers 

 

3:35 PM 

"Social Security and Medicare update with Focus on SSDI" 

Barbara Duckett (NV), SSA Public Affairs Specialist, Nevada 

 

4:15 PM 

Questions and Answers

 

Friday February 16, 2018

 

8:30 AM: 

"Mock Arbitration" 

Justice Paul Anderson (MN), MN Supreme Court Justice (Retired) 

Gary Goick (WI), Government Relations Consultant 

Jeff Thom (CA), RSVA Attorney 

 

9:30 AM: 

Questions and Answers 

 

9:35 AM: 

"ACB Resources and Advocacy Efforts" 

Eric Bridges (VA), American Council of the Blind Executive Director 

Tony Stephens (VA), American Council of the Blind Director of Advocacy and
Governmental Affairs 

 

9:50 AM: 

Questions and Answers 

 

9:55 AM: 

"Best Practices Training for Advocacy" 

Gary Goick (WI), Government Relations Consultant 

Jeff Thom (CA), American Council of the Blind 1st Vice President 

Eric Bridges (VA), American Council of the Blind Executive Director 

Tony Stephens (VA), American Council of the Blind Director of Advocacy and
Governmental Affairs 

 

10:55 AM: 

Questions and Answers 

 

11:00 AM: 

"Monitoring Business Ethics" 

Fion Chong (NV), Certified SCORE business Counselor, President of Hong Kong
Business Association of Nevada 

 

11:30 AM: 

Questions and Answers 

$$$$ CASH DRAWINGS $$$$ 

 

11:40 AM 

Adjournment.

 

 

You can listen to the coverage using one of the following methods:

 

Website http://acbradio.org/live

Phone 712-775-4808 and select option 6

ACB Link if you have an IOS device

Amazon Echo just say "Alexa play ACB Radio Live Event"

 

Happy listening!

 

Larry

 

   

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