In Memory – Michael Bates

| December 1, 2020

It is with great sorrow that the National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) reports the passing of long-time member and friend Michael Bates, ACS. The entire industry extends its thoughts to Mike’s family, former co-workers and friends at this difficult time. Mike passed away on Wednesday, November 25 at CHI Lakeside Hospital in Omaha, NE.

Mike’s NAC career began in 1991 as a long-time member of Vistar. He moved to Ventura Foods in 2004 and retired in 2016. During this time, Mike earned his Accredited Concession Supplier (ACS) Certification. He also played an important role in promoting and planning the 2013 NAC Convention and Tradeshow in New Orleans

Memorial services are currently pending with the Minnick Funeral Home in West Point, NE. Please visit the obituary page for more information and arrangements:

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

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