We support and protect the interest of the Vending and OCS Industry in Texas

Grow your business

Your membership in the Council is vitally important, not only to support TMVA activities, but for the preservation and future growth of your own business.

Be part of the solution

No one of us is as strong as all of us, and only together can the vending industry have a truly effective voice in the state and local government in Texas.


TMVA Supports Vending, OCS & Micro Market Operators as Well as Vending Manufacturers, Suppliers, Distributors and Brokers.

What is TMVA

The mission of the Texas Merchandising Vending Association is to promote and protect the common business interests of the vending, foodservice and office coffee service industries, and to improve our service to the public. We believe that vending should be responsive to and meet the needs of today’s lifestyles. Our members are dedicated to providing the best possible products at convenience locations and at reasonable prices. The TMVA s proud of its members and their record of service to the Industry and to the people of Texas.

Posted with permission from the October/November 2017 issue of Automatic Merchandiser

Posted with permission from the October/November 2017 issue of Automatic Merchandiser

Did you know?

Despite the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey, the Texas Merchandise Vending Association (TMVA) held it’s 66th annual meeting at the Omni Corpus Christi from Sept 28 to 30. The well-attended three day event was full of robust education sessions and networking events, including two powerful key note speakers. Texas State Representative Todd Hunter told the group about staying in Corpus Christi when the hurricane hit and how it is and will impact legislation in the future. In the evening, retired NBA professional Derek Anderson talked about how hard work and stamina pay off, especially when done in a positive way, which inspired his Acts of Kindness (AOK) organization.

While the event took place as planned, the hurricane did change the event into one focused on giving back. The traditional first day golf tournament was canceled, and instead all participants went out to volunteer in cleanup efforts. “Our TMVA Relief Volunteers were made up of 50 of our attendees, benefiting the Coastal Bend cities of Corpus Christi, Portland, Rockport, Fulton and Port Aransas, TX. The five hurricane relief centers told our conventioneers that the donated time and muscle too, really benefited,” said TMVA president Charley Nelms. The effort, coined “Texans Helping Texans” was a high point, referenced throughout the convention. TMVA is now the largest NAMA State Council, with 72 paid 2017 memberships.

Partnership is Power

Membership benefits

  • An existing and ongoing relationship with our local decision makers is of the utmost importance to help ensure the growth and prosperity of our industry.
  • At TMVA meetings you’ll gain knowledge to better help you focus on the growth of your business and our industry. In addition to networking opportunities, meetings provide legislative updates and educational seminars on a variety of topics affecting your business today.
  • Build relationships and gain valuable industry insight at annual meetings, lobby days, golf tournaments, holiday parties and national conventions.
  • The TMVA provides the opportunity to meet with other industry professionals in Texas to exchange best practices and procedures.