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
1:30 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
4:15 Old Business
4:25 New Business