Ceremony for Candy Hall of Fame inductees to take place in October in Tampa, Fla.
National Confectionery Sales Association (NCSA) is recognizing 11 candy industry leaders with induction into the Candy Hall of Fame in Tampa, Fla. at an event on Saturday Oct. 15.
The Candy Hall of Fame is the industry’s most prestigious honor, recognizing individuals who have dedicated their careers to giving back for the overall benefit of the confectionery industry.
The inductees are Greg Cater, Sweet Candy Co.; Shelly Clarey, Adams & Brooks, Inc.; James Day, Esther Price Candies Corp.; Vivian Farber, The Madelaine Chocolate Co.; Bernard Garbusjuk, Boehm’s Candies, Inc.; Thalia Hohenthal, Guittard Chocolate Co.; Kevin Miller, Acosta Sales & Marketing; Dan Mueller, Mueller Yurgae Associates; Patrick Murnane, Murnane Companies; Debra Robins, Century Distributors, Inc.; and Hans Arthur Faerber (posthumous), NID Pty Ltd.
The Candy Hall of Fame weekend will take place during the National Confectionery Sales Association’s 117th Annual Meeting at the Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza, Oct.14-16.
The induction ceremony will be preceded by a gala dinner featuring audio/visual presentations highlighting the honorees’ professional and personal lives. The weekend also includes the announcement of the NCSA Scholarship winners during Friday’s Welcome Reception.
This year the Association will host the five participants in the 2016 NCA YPN Young Leaders program. As a sponsor of this worthy program, the NCSA will recognize the five individuals during the Friday evening reception.
The annual event draws more than 300 industry leaders, family members and friends from around the globe for a weekend to celebrate the candy category’s best and brightest.
To be eligible, nominees must be at least 50 years of age and have worked in the business for more than 20 years. Individuals from all disciplines are considered for this esteemed award, including scientists, manufacturers, salespeople, brokers, retail confectioners, suppliers to the category and wholesalers.