NCSA announces inductees into Candy Hall of Fame 2023

By Anthony Myers

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The Candy Hall of Fame class of 2023. Pic: NCSA
The Candy Hall of Fame class of 2023. Pic: NCSA

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Registration is open for the National Confectionery Sales Association (NCSA) 52nd Candy Hall of Fame weekend, honouring 11 industry leaders who have significantly impacted the confectionery industry.

Organisers confirmed that this year’s ceremony will be held at the Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza in Tampa, Florida, on Saturday, 21 October, during the NCSA’s Annual Meeting Weekend.

This year’s Candy Hall of Fame class is an exceptional group of leaders in the confection industry, each of them with a unique background that has helped advance the industry​,” said Shelly Clarey, NCSA President. “We’re looking forward to gathering together to celebrate their incredible achievements this fall in Tampa​.”

Eleven industry leaders will be inducted into the Candy Hall of Fame, receiving the industry’s most prestigious honour. The 2023 Candy Hall of Fame inductees are Brad Carlin​, C.A. Carlin; Tony Frankenberger​, McLane Co.; Adolph Goelitz​, Goelitz Confectionery Co. (now Jelly Belly Candy Co.); Mitchell Goetze​, Goetze’s Candy Co., Inc.; Susan Grassey​, Harris Teeter Supermarkets, LLC; Patrice Guy​, The Walt Disney Co.; Shawn Houser-Fedor,​ The Hershey Co.; Rose Potts​, Blommer Chocolate Co.; Arne Sandberg​, PPC Prototype Packaging LLC; David Shaffer,​ Just Born, Inc.; and Brian Sisitzky​, L.H. Sisitzky Sales, Inc.

Each member of this diverse group brings more than 20 years of dedicated service building and strengthening the confectionery industry​,” said Joe Melville, Chairman of the NCSA. “We’re pleased to welcome all 11 established individuals into the Candy Hall of Fame and join the ranks of likeminded industry leaders​.”

Each inductee will receive a Candy Hall of Fame plaque and pin at the ceremony to commemorate their induction. The weekend will include a welcome reception on Friday, 20 October, followed by the induction ceremony on Saturday, 21 October. The ceremony consists of a gala dinner and presentations highlighting the honourees’ professional and personal lives. The event will conclude on Sunday, 22 October, with a farewell breakfast.

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