NAC to Offer CCM Classes On-Line

| August 8, 2016

DSC01955 (800x600)The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) announced that it will partner with the University of Memphis to conduct a Concession Manager Certification (CCM) On-Line course for the 2017 Spring Semester. Larry Etter, CCM, NAC’s Director of Education and Senior Vice President of Malco Theatres will once again be the instructor. Etter also serves as adjunct professor at the University’s Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management.

The announcement is based on a recommendation from the NAC Education and Outreach Committees and was approved by the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. Due to the success of the CCM program, which has been offered in a live classroom for over 20 years, the on-line option is designed to make the course more accessible to industry professionals who perhaps don’t have the time or travel budget, or simply prefer an on-line learning experience.

Early thoughts are to have on-line students join a class that is already being conducted for students on the University of Memphis campus, which will be recorded and broadcasted in a webinar format. Successive sessions will then be made available for review and study purposes. The tentative schedule is to hold the class every Friday during the semester from 12:00 to 3:00 PM Central. More details about the CCM On-Line Class will be announced as they develop.

About the CCM Program
Education is at the core of NAC’s mission, and no program more effectively meets that mission than the CCM program. For 20 years this program has offered targeted, concessions-specific training that provides the tools and skills needed to manage a concessions program efficiently and profitably. Over 1,500 graduates from all types of venues and facilities have been certified through this program, which presents instruction that can be traced directly to the profit margin. The course is open to both concession operators and suppliers. Suppliers who have taken the course find it helpful in determining their customers’ concerns and issues. Those passing the exam may use the designation CCM (Certified Concession Manager) or, for suppliers, ACE (Allied Concession Executive).

About NAC
The National Association of Concessionaires, founded in 1944, is the trade association for the recreation and leisure-time food and beverage concessions industry. Members are comprised of the owners and operators of facilities such as: Movie Theatres, Stadiums & Arenas, Zoos & Aquariums, Colleges & Universities, Foodservice Contractors, Park & Recreation Departments, Amusement Parks & Family Entertainment Centers, Ice and Roller Skating Rinks, Racetracks, Bowling Centers, Outdoor facilities, Convention centers and Performing Arts Centers. Our members also are the companies that provide products and services to these facilities, including: Suppliers, Equipment Manufacturers, Popcorn Processors, Jobber Distributors, Consultants and Brokers.

For more information:
Chris Dammann, Director of Communications
612-849-8418
cdammann@naconline.org

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