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Become A Blind Merchants Member

The National Association of Blind Merchants serves as an advocacy and support group for blind persons employed in either self-employment work or the Randolph-Sheppard Vending Program. We provide information regarding rehabilitation, social security, tax, and other issues, such as updates to the Randolph- Sheppard Act 

 

 
National Association of Blind Merchants
 
A Division of the National Federation of the Blind
 
Annual Meeting at the Convention of the
 
National Federation of the Blind,
 
Orlando, FL – Rosen Centre Hotel
 
Thursday, July 3, 2014
 
Salon 10, Level 2

 

 1:00  Registration

1:30  Call to Order and Introductions 

1:40  Social Security: What Blind Vendors and State Agencies Need to Know- Susan Gashel, Esq. 

2:00  Welcome to the Sunshine State- Bill Finley, Business Enterprises of Florida Director and Tom Spiliotis, Committee Chair Florida Business Enterprises 

2:25  What’s New in DC-Deanna Jones, RSA Randolph-Sheppard   Specialist 

2:40  Get a Piece of the Rock- Our leaders from Illinois discuss the successful growth of Business Enterprises of Illinois 

3:00  Hadley Partners with NABM/NFBEI- Colleen Wunderlich, Director, ForsytheCenter for Entrepreneurship, The HadleySchool for the Blind 

3:20  NFBEI Update- Terry Smith, Business Opportunity Specialist, National Federation of the Blind 

3:40  Presidential Report- Nicky Gacos, President, National Association of Blind Merchants 

3:55 Lone Star BLAST; Executive Director’s Report- Kevan Worley, Executive Director, National Association of Blind Merchants 

4:05  Treasurer’s Report- Pamela Schnurr, Treasurer, National Association of Blind Merchants; Kevan Worley, Executive Director, National Association of Blind Merchants 

4:10  Elections 

4:15  Old Business 

4:25  New Business 

4:30  Adjourn