New NAMA Members!

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 , 9:40 am

New Member List:
Welcome our new members for March and April 2015:

Andrea Schafer
Dan Kuchma
Jack Meli
James  Robson
Usman Khalid

Claire Haupt
Dean Potratz
Janay Wittek
Mark Halton
Melanie Fitzpatrick
Mike Frederick
Patrick Smith
Ryan  Blasiak

Ashley Collins
Ashley Holland
Brady Spangenberg
Deborah Hamlin
Hector Badillo
Kim Tart
Kristin Hessler
Lenise Phillips
Sabina Christensen

Jasmine Shanti
Richard Rateau

Daniel Frohnen
Erin Skly
Grant Cassiday
Hyaat Chaudhary
James Arnold
Sara Fritz
Scott Lemke

Bridget Bear
Erika Hill
Greg Chapek
Philip Hohman
Reed Nelsen
Shala Graeve

John Ecke
Kelly Hoogeveen
Kristie Schmitt
Kristin Davie

Bob Guerriere
Donna Watson
Sabrina Hill

Brian Deverman
Jennifer Brickler
Kielly Jewell
Laura Rustmann

Jackie Weldon
Tom Brush

Hailey Fishel
Laurie Underwood
Michelle Peuster
Stacey Cole

Abby Bottenfield
Caitlin Beedle
Joe Boswell
Katie Lovan
Lindsay Black
Matt Snyder
Sarah Hemann
Traci Rodemeyer
Zach Quick

Alanna Bouhl
Anjuli Doyle
Darren Foster
Janet DeLaney
Lauri Rush
Mark Drexelius
Nancy Stephen
Sarah Aubrey
Susan Ellis
Timothy Kerstein
Whitney Vredenburgh
Will Cauthen

Andy Bolton
Caroline Huffines
Dian McGuire
Stephanie Bowen

Adrienne  Todd
Andrew Posch
Brandi Hamilton
Brooke Kisker
Cheryl Cook
Jena Mealy
Jenna Butler
Lara Sheeley
Raven Hubbard
Sean  O’Hare

Adriane Marten
Amanda Renneke
Anthony  Robinson
Ashley Cooper
Brian Nosan
Heather Johnson
Jake Gibbs
Jenny Kay
Josh Nelson
Karen Brown
Kendra Joseph
Mike Dobies
Randy Gunderson

Kari Spaan
Mindy Johnson
Shawna Aakre

Alison Rauchwarter
Bill Beaver
Morgan Niedermier
Sal Settecase
Stuart Yensel

Brittany Schaneman

Kelley Mundrick
Mitzi McCormack

Jason Franken
Kelli  Fulkerson

Bill Hume
Bruce Freeby
Dan Speakman
David Baker
Jonathan Koenig
Ray Speakman

Mid-America NAMA Chapter Event

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 , 9:39 am

Mid-America Chapter Planning Meeting

Are you a new NAMA member or a seasoned veteran? Would you like to see the Mid-America NAMA Chapter become active again? If you answered yes to both questions, then you are invited to join the Mid-America Chapter leaders for a planning meeting.

When: Thursday, May 14, 2015
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Beck’s Hybrids
6767 E. 276th Street
Atlanta, IN  46031

It’s time to put the Mid-America NAMA Chapter back on the map.

Directions and Parking Update:

Due to construction, a section of the road Beck’s is located on (276th Street) is closed. If you’re coming from the west, please use the detour route listed below. Traffic coming from the east, is not affected by the construction.

Coming from the south on St. Rd. 31 (Indianapolis)

  • Turn right (east) on 266th Go about 5 miles.
  • Turn left (north) on Gwinn Rd. Go 1 mile.
  • Turn left (west) on 276th
  • Follow Event Traffic parking signs.

Coming from the north on St. Rd. 31 (Kokomo)

  • Turn left (east) on 266th Go about 5 miles.
  • Turn left (north) on Gwinn Rd. Go 1 mile.
  • Turn left (west) on 276th
  • Follow Event Traffic parking signs.


  • Follow Event Traffic parking signs.
  • The main office is on the south side of 276th.
  • Once you come into the office, we will have people to direct you.

If you have any questions about the meeting, contact:

Ashley Fischer, Chapter President
(317) 984-1134

Midsouth NAMA Event

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 , 9:38 am

MidsouthNAMABBQ Fest!

USA Today named the beloved Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest as America’s number-one barbecue competition. This May, the Midsouth NAMA chapter is invited for a behind the scenes look at what it takes to compete at this prestigious event.

Midsouth member Kelli Polatty has been a part of the Swine & Dine team for the last 17 years, and she has agreed to play hostess for the May meeting.  They will have some award winning BBQ with trimmings and hear from the team cooks about the steps they take to compete, from the category itself down to how they select their meat.

When: Thursday, May 14th @ 11:30 a.m.

Where: The Swine & Dine Team Booth, Tom Lee Park

Click here to register!

More details about parking and logistics will be mailed out closer to the event.

Cornhusker NAMA Chapter Event

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 , 9:37 am

New Rules for a Winning Brand Launch

Whether launching a new brand or rebranding an existing one, creating a new brand is an expensive and difficult task. Speakers Brenda Lerouge and Erin Pickett explain the importance of managing the brand implementation process, understanding costs and setting expectations inside your organization before launching the brand outside your organization.

Date: May 19, 2015

Time: 3-5 PM

Location: CLAAS   |   8401 S. 132nd St.   |   Omaha, NE | Map

 RSVP by Friday, May 15, 2015.

Cost is $15/person for Cornhusker NAMA members; $20/person for non-members.


MoKan NAMA Chapter Event

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 , 9:36 am
Make Results Happen and Become a True Growth LeaderJim Welch, President and Founder of “The Growth Leader, Inc.” will show you how. MoKan NAMA invites you to a lunch and learn Wednesday, May 20th from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 pm.

Jim Welch, the President and Founder of “The Growth Leader, Inc.”, will speak about “Becoming a True Growth Leader”. Mr. Welch is a member of the National Speakers Association and has consulted for many Fortune 500 global clients, independent retailers and business owners, as well as organizations across several industries. He brings over 25 years of marketing leadership passion working for Hallmark and Procter & Gamble. His hands-on leadership experience and consistent track record of utilizing proven techniques effectively has consistently produced winning top line and bottom line results. Mr. Welch will discuss the five major steps you must take to successfully leverage “what matters” and become a true growth leader in your organization.  He will help you identify key characteristics of successful leaders that consistently win and design an effective growth leader blueprint, which can be directly applied to your business. You will learn the key characteristics of successful growth leaders to make results happen.

Date:               Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Time:               11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location:         Google Fiber Space Lounge
1814 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111

Parking:           Limited guest parking in their lot, but additional parking on streets nearby.

All is on a first come-first serve basis.

Parking is prohibited in the nearby church and bank parking lot.

Cost:                $50/person (members and guests)

Click here to RSVP for this event by Friday, May 15th. Register early as this event is limited to the first 70 registrations. All registrations must be paid in advance. For questions, please contact Klaire Madden at

Badger NAMA Chapter Event

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 , 9:35 am

On Wednesday, May 20, join the Badger NAMA Chapter as they learn about marketing in the grocery industry AND prepare a savory Mexican-Spanish meal with a professional chef.

Fresh Madison Market

703 University Ave, Madison, WI 53715 | Garage parking is available

3:30 p.m. | Registration

4 p.m. | Store Director Kristie Maurer will share the store’s strategy for appealing to diverse downtown consumers and competing with other area grocery chains.

4:30 p.m. | Executive Chef Cory Richardson will share helpful cooking tips as she prepares a Mexican-Spanish meal for the group, including beer pairings for each dish.

Cost | $25 for Badger NAMA members, $60 for non-members and $15 for students

RSVP | Click here to register for this Badger NAMA event.

Questions | Email Andrea Bloom with any questions.

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