WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to
  join Texans across the state in celebrating January 30, 2013, as
  Texas Merchandise Vending Association Day; and
         WHEREAS, The Texas Merchandise Vending Association was
  founded in 1950 and is affiliated with the National Automatic
  Merchandising Association; its membership includes snack and
  beverage vending companies, office coffee services, brokers,
  distributors, and manufacturers; and
         WHEREAS, The association is dedicated to promoting the
  common business interests and general welfare of the automatic
  merchandising industry in Texas and to improving its service to
  the public; and
         WHEREAS, The vending industry in our state consists of more
  than 300 small businesses that employ more than 2,000 Texans,
  with more than 2,600 additional establishments operated by sole
  proprietors; these companies exemplify the Texas values of hard
  work, ingenuity, and good business practices; and
         WHEREAS, This vital industry provides the working men and
  women of our state with a wide variety of such products as hot and
  cold beverages, sandwiches, candy, and other food products; it is
  truly fitting that the members of this association be recognized
  for their many achievements and their contributions to our
  state's economy; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 83rd
  Legislature, hereby commend the Texas Merchandise Vending
  Association on its commitment to serving our state and extend to
  its members best wishes for a successful and memorable Texas
  Merchandise Vending Association Day; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared in
  honor of this special occasion.
  West, Eltife
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on January 30, 2013.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate
         Member, Texas Senate