NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The talented content and media and exhibitions arms of the Specialty Food Association continue to receive recognition from their industry peers in their respective platforms.
On October 31, Specialty Food News won a 2016 Folio: Eddie Award in the Digital News Coverage, Association/Non-Profit (B-to-B) category, for its extensive news coverage of "Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream's Listeria Outbreak and Recall Recovery". The honor goes to the Association's content development team, Denise Purcell, head of content, Maria San Andres, art director, and freelance contributor Eva Meszaros. Folio: is a media and event company serving magazine media professionals; the Eddie and Ozzie Awards competition, for editorial and design, respectively, is considered a top honor in the magazine industry.
On September 22, Trade Show Executive's Gold 100 Awards & Summit, where the focus was the evolution of the trade show industry, revealed the rankings of the Gold 100 Honorees, a list of the largest shows of 2015. The Summer Fancy Food Show was ranked 48, and the Winter Fancy Food Show came in at 98. Chris Nemchek, senior vice president, business development and member relations, was the featured guest at the Power Lunch, where he was interviewed onstage by Phil McKay, founder, president and CEO of nGage Events LLC. Nemchek, a key leader in the continual expansion of the Summer and Winter Fancy Food Shows, shared his experiences and fielded questions from members of the audience. Nemchek also appeared on the October cover of Trade Show Executive, where his feature article was titled "Fancy Food Phenom."
"Recognition for the success of our business platforms in media, and events/exhibitions, is always an honor," says Becky Renfro Borbolla, chair of the Specialty Food Association's Board of Directors. "We have strong, adept teams in the editorial, creative, and business sides. Their efforts have resulted in the steady growth of the Summer and Winter Fancy Food Shows, and in the consistent notice received for exceptional news coverage."
The Summer and Winter Fancy Food Shows, Specialty Food News, andSpecialty Food Magazine, are produced by the Specialty Food Association, an internationally recognized member-based organization fostering and supporting small and medium-size businesses in the $120.5 billion specialty food industry.
About the Specialty Food Association
Established in 1952, the Specialty Food Association is a leading source of information about the $120.5 billion specialty food industry, whether for benchmark statistics, product trends, or stories about food artisans and entrepreneurs. The Association is known worldwide for its Fancy Food Shows, the sofi™ Awards for outstanding products of the year, strong education programs, and one-to-one business building opportunities. Today, the not-for-profit Association has more than 3,200 members, including manufacturers, distributors, exporters, retailers, brokers, importers, and allied professionals in the U.S and abroad.
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