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Thank You For Attending the 2024 NICA Business Expo & Fare Foods Food Show

At the 2024 NICA Business Expo and Fare Foods Food Show, we were proud to celebrate the theme of "Tomorrow Starts Today!"  

The week kicked off with the Annual General Membership Meeting, which included the Passing of the GavelBoard InstallationCoca-Cola Membership Contest WinnersNICA Year in Review, and CCE Awards Presentation. Our Legacy Dinner and Celebration closed out the evening with a Cocktail ReceptionDinner, Industry SpeakersNICA Foundation SpotlightHall of Fame, and Winner's Hour Activities.

Throughout the NICA Business Expo, Educational Workshops were presented on a variety of subjects by Industry Professionals including:

  • Blue Ribbon Guest Service
  • DOT
  • Fiserv/Clover
  • Labor
  • The Next Generation
  • Reducing Chargebacks 
  • Safety and Security

We were also proud to feature our signature Heartsaver CPR and ServSafe Food Manager Classes and Roundtable Discussions on topics such as Hours / Days of Operation, Internet Infrastructure, Multi-Year Agreements, and Weather Protocols. In addition, the Fare Foods Food Show showcased over 50 Exhibitors who specialized in Food, Insurance, Manufacturing, Supplies, Technology, and more.

Congratulations to NICA Hall of Fame Recipient Dominic Palmieri, CCE and our many prize winners during the event. We would also like to thank our Attendees, Exhibitors, Speakers, Sponsors, and Panelists for your continued support. "Together We Can!"

Special Thanks to Our Event Sponsors:

Expo Educational Workshops

Brad Ribar, CCE, Hummel Group, Leimon’s Pizza, Meester Mikes of Coral Gables, Miller & Company, NICA Foundation, Super Dog, Sweet Cheeks, The Apple Cart, The Best Around, The Ringmaster, The Thomas Hodson Company, and Wells Concessions

Annual General Membership Meeting

Pacific Crest Concessions and R.E. Smith

Membership Contest

The Coca-Cola Company

Legacy Dinner & Celebration

Fare Foods, Pacific Crest Concessions, and R.E. Smith

Pick-A-Ticket / Silent Auction

Erie County Fair, Fare Foods, Fiserv, Galaxy Amusement Sales, NICA, NICA East Council, OABA, Poppie’s Concessions, Serve It Up Safe!, and The Big E

Winner's Hour Activities

Fluffy's Donuts and Jack's Fries

Food Show Ribbon Cutting

F&W Concessions

Food Show Windfall

Fare Foods and NICA

NICA Leadership Luncheon

Vinnie's Fine Foods


Stay tuned to upcoming NICA Now and NICA News publications for more coverage! We will be posting more about the event in the coming weeks, as well as an overview in the next issue of NICA News. Do you have any photos to share of the event? Make sure to send them to us by email or tag @NICAInc when you post on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter so we can see them!

How Was the Show? We Want to Hear From You!

Thank you for your attendance and participation at the 2024 NICA Business Expo & Fare Foods Food Show. Whether this was your first NICA event or you've been a longtime supporter, we were glad to see you! YOU helped to make the event as successful as it was. "Together We Can!"

We are always striving to provide you with the best educational and networking opportunities, and we need your help to make that happen. If you have a few minutes to spare, we encourage you to share your experience at the 2024 NICA Business Expo & Fare Foods Food Show by filling out the survey below. We look forward to hearing from you; with your feedback, we can help make next year's event even bigger and better.

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