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NCSA Assumes Guardianship of Kettle Awards

77th annual awards presentation set for Tuesday, May 14, in Indianapolis CLEVELAND, Ohio (Feb. 14, 2024) – The NCSA, an organization of individuals across all disciplines who proudly represent the confectionery category, announced today they will now administer the Kettle Awards, an annual recognition for a deserving individual working within the U.S. confectionery industry. The 77th […]

NCSA Welcomes Two New Members to Board of Directors

Mike Gilroy and Scott Miller elected to sit on the national board for three-year term CLEVELAND, Ohio (Dec. 11, 2023) – The NCSA, set to celebrate its remarkable 125th anniversary in 2024, has appointed two distinguished industry leaders to its Board of Directors. Mike Gilroy, Vice-President of Trade Development & Sponsorship at Mars Wrigley, and […]

NCSA Opens Nominations for 2024 Candy Hall of Fame

Nominations for industry leaders to be accepted through January 9, 2024 CLEVELAND, Ohio (Nov. 6, 2023) – The NCSA, which will be celebrating its 125th anniversary next year, is accepting nominations for the Candy Hall of Fame Class of 2024, the highest honor in the confectionery industry. Individuals across all disciplines may be nominated for […]

NCSA Inducts Class of 2022 into the Candy Hall of Fame

The 51st anniversary of the event took place October 14-16 in Tampa, Florida TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 18, 2022) – This past weekend, the NCSA honored 12 industry leaders who have significantly impacted the confectionery industry during its 51st Candy Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The event honored the Candy Hall of Fame Class of 2022 […]

Special Announcement Regarding The 2020 Candy Hall of Fame

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We hope this message finds you and your families in good health. To everyone looking forward to the 2020 Candy Hall of Fame, we appreciate your patience as we took the time to evaluate the health & safety situation that the COVID-19 pandemic has put upon us all — specifically in relation to hosting a […]

Record Crowd On Hand As 10 Inducted Into Candy Hall Of Fame

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Tampa, FL — The Candy Hall of Fame, administered by the NCSA, welcomed 10 members during its annual induction ceremony, which saw the highest turnout since the event’s inception in 1971. More than 370 family members, friends and colleagues were on hand to celebrate the induction of Frank Amato, Just Born, Inc.; Katherine Clark, formerly […]

NCSA Welcomes New Board, Council Members

Cleveland — The NCSA welcomed five individuals onto its board during the Association’s 118th Annual Meeting, held October 13 to 15 as part of the 2017 Candy Hall of Fame weekend, in Tampa, FL. John Leipold, a 2009 Candy Hall of Fame inductee, retains his seat as Association President & CEO, while Mark Lozano, Group Sales […]

NCSA Awards Five $2,500 Scholarships

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Tampa, FL — Continuing its mission to support the educational endeavors of its members’ children and grandchildren, the NCSA awarded five $2,500 scholarships during its Annual General Meeting and Candy Hall of Fame Induction weekend, October 18 to 20, 2019, in Tampa, FL. The 2019 recipients are: Brittany Doyle, daughter of Barbara Doyle, of Premier […]

NCSA Elects Two To Board, Recognizes Departing Director

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Cleveland — Mike Mosto, of Impact Berg LLC, and Carol Ghelarducci, of First Source LLC, have been elected to the NCSA Board of Directors, while Nick DiRenzo and Mike Koch, of Sanders, A Division of Kar’s Nuts, were re-elected to the board, the Association reports. The NCSA also acknowledges Maryann Walburn, of Rovema North America; […]

NCSA Inducts 11 Into Candy Hall of Fame

Tampa, FL — A crowd of nearly 300 gathered in Florida to celebrate the 11 individuals being inducted into the Candy Hall of Fame, during a black-tie banquet held October 14. The 2017 Candy Hall of Fame inductees were: Peter Blommer, Blommer Chocolate Co.; Rick Brindle, Mondelez International, Inc.; Sara Clair, Brown & Haley; Ray […]