Hecht Awarded the 2018 Joe Chabot Memorial Expo ScholarshipThe National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) is pleased to announce that Ryan Hecht; Owner, Hecht Cinemas LLC in Cloverdale, CA; has been awarded the 2018 Joe Chabot Memorial Expo Scholarship. The 2018 Concession & Hospitality Expo will be held on August 7-10, 2018 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.
Hecht and his wife reopened the Clover Theatre in June 2013. They find industry conventions like the NAC Expo to be a great resource, “We have only heard great things about NAC and the Expo. With some of the trade organizations we belong to, we tend to get a little lost in the shuffle among the big chains. The warm and personal reception we got from NAC was so nice…we’re constantly refining our concessions to give our customers the best possible experience while staying as profitable as we can.”
The scholarship was founded in the honor and memory of NAC Board member Joe Chabot, of Moore Theatres, who passed away unexpectedly in 2015. The fund was created by a very generous initial grant from the Moore Family and will continue through donations and proceeds from the NAC Joe Chabot Memorial Silent Auction and the NAC Run/Walk. The auction was also renamed in Joe’s honor.
Past recipients of the scholarship include Patrick Griffin of Five Star Cinemas and Jacquilyn Davis of Cinemark USA. The scholarship package includes full registration to the NAC Expo, three nights’ hotel accommodations and a travel stipend.
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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Chris Dammann, Director of Communications
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