Register for the virtual RSVA BEP Training conference in October


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The RSVA® Mini BEP Training Conference is now being held virtually Wednesday, October 20 and Thursday, October 21, 2021 with a special RS Vendor check-in call on Tuesday night.  All times are Eastern time.



October 19-21, 2021


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

8:00 PM:

Meet and greet with a SURPRISE guest!!!



Wednesday, October 20, 2021

2:00 PM:

Welcome and introductions

Scott Eggen, RSVA® President


2:05 PM:

“How to present to legislators and others about the        Randolph-Sheppard Program”

Part I: “Getting advocates involved in Reaching    Legislators and others”

       Wes Fisher (VA), Director, Federal and State Affairs,        National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA)


2:30 PM:

Part II: “Telling Your Story”

       Jerry Saldana (MN), Minnesota vendor

       Donna Seliger (IA), Long-time IA advocate

       Jeff Thom (CA), CCB Governmental Affairs Director

       Advocates will share Examples of telling your own story     to lawmakers.


2:55 PM:



3:00 PM:



3:15 PM:

“The importance of Necessary Business Insurance”

       Ryan Petrie (NY), Independent Insurance Broker

This session will explain the need for the following:      Product liability, Employee Non-owner Driver vehicle Insurance (ENOD), and Workmen's Compensation.  It   will also mention the benefits of an Umbrella policy and   when to Bond Employees.


3:40 PM:



3:45 PM:

“When to Use a Broker or get a 401K policy or Self-       Employed (SEP) insurance plan?”

       Mark L. Simon (CA), LUTCF, Diversified Benefits Insurance        Services

4:10 PM:



4:15 PM:

“Navigating the Trends in Employee Compensation”

       Malena Otero (CA), Strategic HR Alliance

This session will focus on managing increasing wages        and other compensation and how to adapt to trends in       the industry: Minimum wage, Implementing Benefits: Holiday Pay and Sick Leave, and Flexible Hours.


4:50 PM:



Thursday, October 21, 2021

2:00 PM:

“Why NAYAX Is A Better Solution?”

       Harry Kozlovsky, Senior Director of Solution Sales,     Nayax


2:35 PM:



2:45 PM:

“Why not use Temp Agencies?”

       Tania Marler (FL), Business Development Manager,        Graham Inc.

Participants will learn why using temp agencies might help        when facilities are short-staffed.


3:00 PM:



3:05 PM:



3:20 PM:

“RSA June circular- What does it Mean?”

Jesse Hartle (DC),

Rehabilitation Services Administration


3:50 PM:



4:00 PM:

“HR Compliance: Steps in Hiring and Firing Staff”

       Malena Otero (CA), Strategic HR Alliance

This session will focus on Applications, interviews,    employee handbook and expectations, and knowing how    and when to fire an employee.


4:25 PM:



4:30 PM:

“Discovering new products and services to enhance your        sales”

       Scott Schwingler, Vistar; Robinson representative also        Invited.

This session will highlight advantages of adding new types        of products and services as well as new food products.

Please register by sending an email to


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Participant type:       Vendor  BEP      Staff      Guest




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Make your $25 registration payment by going to:

This conference will be streamed on ACB radio. Registrants will be able to participate on Zoom, are eligible for door prizes, and will receive recordings within two weeks of the conference.


If you have questions, contact Scott Eggen 218-329-1179 or Ardis Bazyn 818-238-9321.  If you wish to register by phone, call 818-238-9321 or reply to this message with your phone number.

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