Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tip # 216: Submit a Nomination for the Candy Hall of Fame

Induction into the National Confectionery Sales Association’s Candy Hall of Fame is one of the highest honors in the confectionery industry, recognizing individuals who have served, over and above their personal careers, by giving back to the industry through active participation in trade associations, educational efforts and community involvement.

We’re proud to see RCI members honored by the Candy Hall of Fame, including those from the class of 2016.

Pictured above (clockwise from top right): James Day of Esther Price Candies with wife, Elaine, Vivian Farber of The Madelaine Chocolate Co. with husband Jorge, Bernard Garbusjuk of Boehm's Candies accepting award with family, Bernard with wife Hee Jeong Park and Thalia Hoenthal of Guittard Chocolate Co. with husband Michael. All inductees were recognized at a luncheon as well as a formal banquet.

RCI members inducted into The Candy Hall of Fame, class of 2016:
  • James Day, Esther Price Candies Corp.
  • Vivian Farber, The Madelaine Chocolate  Co.
  • Bernard Garbusjuk, Boehm’s Candies, Inc.
  • Thalia Hohenthal, Guittard Chocolate Co.
  • Patrick Murnane, Murnane Companies


Nominations for induction into the Candy Hall of Fame are welcomed from any source, but should include proof that the criteria below have been met. In addition, the Candy Hall of Fame Selection Committee accepts letters of support from individuals familiar with the nominee’s qualifications.

  • Twenty years of service in the candy industry (buyers must have at least 10 years of experience)
  • Nominees must have a demonstrated loyalty to building and supporting the candy industry through active participation over and above job requirements.
  • If nominee is retired or deceased, nomination must be within two years of either event.
  • Unless deceased, the nominee must attend the Candy Hall of Fame Induction event.
  • The nominee must agree to meet NCSA deadlines for materials and information.
  • The nominee must be at least 50 years of age.
  • The nominee must be a current NCSA member.
  • Nomination does not guarantee induction.

Nominate someone you know who is deserved of this honor and fits the criteria. Click here to download the 2017 call for nominations form. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, January 27, 2017.


NCSA CHoF Selection Committee
Spitfire House
3135 Berea Road
Cleveland, OH  44111

Nominations can also be emailed to info@candyhalloffame.org.

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