The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) has announced an exciting development in conjunction with its upcoming Concession Manager Certification (CCM). This class will be held on April 15-18 in Memphis, Tennessee. In addition to the course, NAC Board member George Raub, IV, CCM of Delaware North Sportservice has graciously offered to host the class to a game and tour of AutoZone Park and show the recently completed renovations to the ballpark. Course instructor Larry Etter, CCM, Senior Vice President of Theatre Services with Malco Theatres and Director of Education for NAC, will also give the class a tour of a recently opened Malco Theatre.
This combination of classroom, facility tours and practical experience will make this CCM session a class to remember. Details on how these special tours will fit into the schedule will be released at a later date. CLICK HERE for More information and on-line registration for this course.
The course itself is scheduled for:
Wolfchase Galleria 8
Wolfchase Galleria Mall
2766 N. Germantown Pkwy.
Education is at the core of NAC’s mission, and no program more effectively meets that mission than the Concession Manager Certification 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 900 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.
The 4-day course includes 25 hours of instruction in a participative classroom environment. Each class is different, with students not only learning from the instructor, but from the experience and knowledge of the other students in the class. At the end of the course an exam is given. Those passing the exam may use the designation CCM (Certified Concession Manager) or, for suppliers, ACE (Allied Concession Executive).
CCM and Executive Concession Manager Certification (ECM) are also offered just prior to the NAC Concession and Hospitality Expo on July 18-21, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Expo will run July 21-24.
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