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Mickey Warner Award nominations open
The Mickey Warner Award is bestowed upon an individual each year to recognize leadership and significant accomplishments in the non-theatre concession industry by NAC. The award honors the late Mickey Warner, the father of the NAC Concession Manager Certification Program and one of the greatest innovators and educators of the concessions industry. We are requesting the NAC membership to nominate candidates by March 7 for the 2014 award which will be presented at the NAC Concession & Hospitality EXPO July 17 in Denver.
Concessions Industry Data Initiative Survey
In response to repeated inquiries for deeper information about the Concessions and Hospitality industry by members, industry, press, regulators and legislators, The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) is undergoing an Industry Data Initiative and is asking for participants in the industry to take a very brief online survey.
In order to achieve maximum results and assure impartial and confidential credibility, Florida International University (FIU) is partnering with NAC to conduct the survey and analyze the data. Here is a link to the survey.
As an extra incentive, those who participate will receive the final results well in advance of general publication which is anticipated to be in July .
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2014 Concession Profession Advertising — reach the buyers in the concession industry!
Concession Profession, the member magazine of the National Association of Concessionaires (NAC), is a proven resource of news, photos and features for the leaders in the recreation and leisure-time concessions industry. Click here for advertising opportunities. Deadline is Feb. 21.
Welcome new member!
NAC is pleased to welcome new member:
of Foothills Entertainment
A special thank you
NAC wishes to thank George Raub, IV, CCM of Sportservice/Texas Rangers, for his recent contribution to the NAC Educational Fund!
This vending machine sells organic kale and lemon tofu
Chicago's Farmer's Fridge is the latest offering to the health food revolution. When it comes to preparing meals, "quick and easy" does not often translate to "cheap and healthy." But Chicagoland residents may enjoy the best of both worlds with a vending machine that distribute vegetables.
Lexington, Ky., officials unveil Rupp renovation plan
The Associated Press via The Washington Post
Rupp Arena will be modernized as a stand-alone facility with a glass-and-steel appearance that officials promise will improve accessibility and comfort for Kentucky basketball fans.
Food prices soar as incomes stand still
While the government says food prices are up 6.4 percent since 2011, chicken is up 18.4 percent, ground beef is up 16.8 percent and bacon has skyrocketed up 22.8 percent, making it a holiday when it's on sale.
Pizza that's edible for years and other foods that last a lifetime
Scientists have done it again and invented a new kind of pizza that never ages.
Well, it does, but very, very slowly.
For decades soldiers have been asking for pizza as an option for their Meals Ready to Eat or MRE, which are given to soldiers hitting the battlefield with few options for hot food.
Finally researchers at the military's Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, which is tasked with developing these meals, have figured out a way to send pizza out to the troops.
Sochi scene: Where's the beer?
The Associated Press via The Sacramento Bee
Hockey and beer. They go together like peanut butter and jelly, Valentine's Day and chocolate, Gretzky and 99.
Not in Sochi.
To abide by Russian law, beer is not sold inside any venue at the Sochi Games.
What it takes to be the boss
By Michael J. Berens
Who wouldn't want to be the boss? You get to call the shots and tell everyone what to do. You get a nice office, an even nicer paycheck and all those perks. What's not to like? It turns out, though, not as many employees as you might think aspire to being the boss. Fewer than 1 in 4, according to a Pew Research Center report. That figure is all the more surprising since bosses express higher levels of job satisfaction than do workers, are as likely to maintain work/life balance and are more satisfied with their home life as well. Are bosses just lucky, or is there something different that sets them apart from their co-workers?
Doritos Loaded warm nacho cheese snacks hit 7-Eleven
Los Angeles Times
There's a new Doritos mozzarella stick hybrid snack at a 7-Eleven location in Washington. And it looks like every snack lover's dream come true.
The Doritos Loaded, the official name for the snacks, were spotted by D.C. resident Kevin Cobb, or @ohmykevin on Twitter.
FDA publishes 9 warning letters to food manufacturers, processors
Food Safety News
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has published nine warning letters it issued to food manufacturers and processors at the end of January and the start of February.
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