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      Quality Operations with Personal Service

      Image of an Iowa Business Enterprises Program vending site that is clean, modern, and inviting.

      Are you seeking vending or cafeteria services for your business or location? The Iowa Department for the Blind’s Business Enterprises Program (BEP) operators deliver these services with:

      • A responsive, professional attitude
      • Experienced, personal, friendly service
      • Clean, modern, and well-maintained equipment
      • The entrepreneurial spirit of operators who are sole proprietors personally invested in their business success
      • The support of  other individual operators who provide backup when needed
      • A commitment to continuing education through ongoing training and attendance at professional conferences
      • A keen interest in current business trends
      • Awareness of their customers’ interest in improving nutritional choices and Iowa’ s Healthy Vending Initiative
      • The standard of quality shared by these hard-working, blind entrepreneurs

      Iowa’s BEP program has a proven track record and stability, providing quality food services since the federal  Randolph-Sheppard Act of 1936 gave blind individuals business opportunities in federal facilities. These businesses can now be found in federal, state, county, municipal, and private locations throughout Iowa.

      Take a look. Our BEP operators are ready to meet your needs!

      Iowa BEP Contact

      To learn more about how Iowa’s Business Enterprises Program can serve your facility contact:
      Please contact the BEP Administrator, Matt Nemmers, at 515-313-8516 or with questions about the program, how to get food services in your location, how to become a Randolph-Sheppard Licensed BEP Operator, or to express interest in spreading the word about how BEP educates and empowers Iowans by training blind entrepreneurs in communities across Iowa!