The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) reminds members that The Krystal La Reese-Gaule NAC Annual Membership Award for 2014 is still up for grabs and there are only two months remaining in which to sponsor new members to be considered for the award. Current members are encouraged to actively participate in finding and fostering prospective members as the Association closes out what has been a tremendous growth year.
The Krystal La Reese-Gaule NAC Annual Membership Award is given annually to the member who sponsors the most new NAC memberships during the most recent fiscal year. The Award and a free registration to the annual NAC Concession & Hospitality Expo will be presented to the recipient at the Annual Membership Luncheon during the event. The Expo is slated for July 21-24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati.
Tish Hardric of Great Western Products and Adam Gottlieb, ACS of CCSI were named the co-recipients of the inaugural Award for the 2013 fiscal year. Both members have been active once again and are currently in the running this year.
The award was established in memory of former NAC Board Member and industry friend Krystal La Reese-Gaule, who passed away due to illness in early 2013. As an active NAC member since 1996 and a great advocate for the Association, Krystal had sponsored numerous new members for which she received the Ruby, Sapphire and Four-Point Diamond pin designation. At the time of her passing, she was on the verge of reaching Double Diamond status, a designation that only a few have achieved in the history of NAC. Following a career in concessions management with GKC Theatres, Krystal joined Kernel Season’s popcorn seasoning as its National Sales Manager in 2005. Known for her warmth, contagious smile and outgoing personality, she was a natural salesperson and quickly made a name for herself in the concession and movie theatre industries.
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.
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