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The 2022 NAC Concession and Hospitality Expo

The 2022 NAC Concession and Hospitality Expo

Join the top food and beverage leaders at THE International Concessions and Hospitality Marketplace. The 2022 Concession and Hospitality Expo will be at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista on July 26-29, 2022. Visit often for information on an evolving Agenda, Sponsorships and Trade Show. Registration is now open! You may register for the Expo […]

| May 9, 2022
NAC @ CinemaCon 2022

NAC @ CinemaCon 2022

NAC at CinemaCon, the official convention of NATO April 25-28, 2022 Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV NAC Members receive $500 off non-NATO member booth rate! Contact Matt Shapiro to reserve a booth at CinemaCon 2022. matt.shapiro@natodc.com NAC will have a full slate of activities at CinemaCon 2022: Sunday, April 24 NAC Board and Committee Meetings: […]

| February 21, 2022
NAC Charity Golf Outing – 2022

NAC Charity Golf Outing – 2022

The NAC Charity Golf Outing – CinemaCon- April 25, 2022. Support Variety, the Children’s Charity, The Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation, The Variety Boys and Girls Club of Los Angeles and NAC Educational Programs at the Snow Mountain Course of the Paiute Golf Resort in Las Vegas on the first day of CinemaCon. Snow […]

| January 17, 2022
Supreme Court blocks Covid vaccine mandate for businesses

Supreme Court blocks Covid vaccine mandate for businesses

The Supreme Court today blocked the Biden administration from enforcing its sweeping vaccine-or-test requirements for large private companies. But the court allowed similar requirements to stand for medical facilities that take Medicare or Medicaid payments. The OSHA mandate required that workers at businesses with 100 or more employees must get vaccinated or submit a negative […]

| January 13, 2022
Happy Holidays from the National Association of Concessionaires (NAC)!

Happy Holidays from the National Association of Concessionaires (NAC)!

Happy Holidays from the National Association of Concessionaires (NAC)! As we spend time with family, friends and colleagues, let’s take a few steps back and review 2021 and look forward to what we hope is a more normalized 2022. We started the year with our businesses opening up and capacities increasing. The Spring Season brought […]

| December 22, 2021

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Member News

Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park Goes to Auction…

Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park Goes to Auction…

…after 41 years of serving the Chicagoland Area. The Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, Illinois, has been celebrating their Farewell Season during 2022, which will culminate on May 31, 2022. Since its beginning in 1981, owned and operated by the Elmhurst-based Greco family, the Odeum Expo Center has hosted a variety of special events […]

| May 6, 2022
Terminator in the Kitchen? – Food Service Automation from an Industrial Perspective

Terminator in the Kitchen? – Food Service Automation from an Industrial Perspective

Have you seen the movie The Founder? It’s an in-depth account of how McDonalds pioneered their market by focusing on efficient processes. From kitchen layout to flow of workers, each step was dissected for optimal efficiency. Even though I have a career long background in manufacturing, I can’t help but draw similarities between F&B operations […]

| February 15, 2022
XcooBee Offers Free Mobile Menu Manager for NAC Members

XcooBee Offers Free Mobile Menu Manager for NAC Members

New NAC member XcooBee, is introducing an app-less mobile solution, designed to create additional revenue through lead-generating sponsorship/advertising campaigns. From a fan experience standpoint, XcooBee also has the capability to act as an extension of a venue’s POS system through in-seat mobile ordering, driving more sales to both concessions and merchandise within a facility. All […]

| November 12, 2021
NAC Member Virtual Dining Concepts Introduces Delivery-Only Restaurant Brands

NAC Member Virtual Dining Concepts Introduces Delivery-Only Restaurant Brands

The Easiest Way to Drive Revenue for Your Venue This Month! No matter the industry, all business owners have been affected by the Covid19 pandemic -especially the hospitality industry. There are various companies out there that are experimenting with different solutions on how to increase their profits during this time. Delivery-only restaurant brands have been […]

| October 7, 2021
Vienna Beef Hot Dog Stand Challenge

Vienna Beef Hot Dog Stand Challenge

Chicago Hot Dog icon seeks to support local Hot Dog vendors and Illinois hospitality workers with fun, prize-packed challenge. Vienna Beef will make a donation to Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Employee Relief Fund as commitment to aid the food industry’s recovery. Vienna Beef, the legendary Chicago company synonymous with the city’s iconic Hot Dog, […]

| August 30, 2021

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Association News

Rob Novak Named 2022 Bert Nathan Award Honoree

Rob Novak Named 2022 Bert Nathan Award Honoree

The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) has announced that Rob Novak, Vice President of Concessions and Food and Beverage, Marcus Theatres and Movie Tavern by Marcus, has been selected as the 2022 Bert Nathan Memorial Award Honoree. Presented by NAC each year to recognize leadership and significant accomplishment in the Theatre Concessions Industry, the award […]

| April 22, 2022
NAC Bert Nathan Award Nominations Open for 2022

NAC Bert Nathan Award Nominations Open for 2022

LAST DAY TO SUBMIT, TUESDAY, APRIL 12! The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) is calling upon the NAC membership to submit candidates for the 2022 NAC Bert Nathan Memorial Award by Tuesday, April 12 2022. The presentation will take place on July 27, 2022 at the Awards Luncheon during the 2022 Concession & Hospitality Expo […]

| March 16, 2022
NAC Names New Directors at Expo 2021

NAC Names New Directors at Expo 2021

The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) has announced changes to its Board of Directors as a result of the Annual Membership Meeting held on October 28, 2021. The meeting took place as part of the NAC Concession and Hospitality Expo at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. After recommendations were made by a Nominating Committee; headed by […]

| November 15, 2021
NAC Names 2021 Expo CCM Graduates

NAC Names 2021 Expo CCM Graduates

The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC), has announced the graduating class of the most recent Concession Manager Certification (CCM) course. The class was held in conjunction with The 2021 Concession & Hospitality Expo that took place at the Hyatt Regency Dallas on October 27-28, 2021. The instructor for the class was Larry Etter, CCM, Malco […]

| November 8, 2021
NAC Names Jeff Scudillo as 2021 Mickey Warner Recipient

NAC Names Jeff Scudillo as 2021 Mickey Warner Recipient

The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) announced that Jeff Scudillo, Vice President of Special Markets at PIM Brands, Inc. has been named the 2021 Mickey Warner Award Recipient. The Mickey Warner Award is bestowed upon an individual each year by NAC to recognize leadership and significant accomplishments in the non-theatre concession industry. The award honors […]

| October 12, 2021

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