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National Independent Concessionaires Foundation



In order to enhance the quality of concessionaires serving the fair and festival industry, the NICF will provide outreach information, educational programs and scholarship opportunities to concession management and their employees and families to enhance their knowledge of safe food management and other regulatory requirements and good business practices.


The NICF will work to sponsor an annual college scholarship program which will be open to all members of the foundation, their family members and employees.  The goal of the scholarship program is to enhance the professional knowledge base of individuals working in the industry.  Also often small business owners lack sufficient resources to assist family members or employees in their educational goals.


The NICF will provide continuing educational opportunities to our members through workshops presented at state industry conventions, at the annual NICA Business Expo and through a regular series of educational articles in the NICA News.  The foundation board will also seek other opportunities to work with the industry to increase the knowledge of sound business practices, regulatory compliance, and ensure food handling safeguards are in place to protect the general public.


2015 NICF Board / 501 3c

Russ Harrison, CCE • Chair
SanDee O’Brien, CCE • Acting Secretary







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