August 30, 2013 | NAPICS Registration is Open!
February 20, 2013 | Thank You for Making NAPICS 2013 A Success!
With the insights you provided us through last year’s attendee survey, we were able to pack even more dynamic programming designed into this year’s program. Demonstrations and seminars Sunday and Monday attracted nearly 900 attendees to learn more about marketing and managing their businesses and maximizing revenue.
Another powerhouse Pizza Pizzazz competition
Garnering first place in the gourmet competition was Brad Corbin, Sloopy’s Sports Café, located in Lakeside, Ohio who delighted judges with his submission of the Page’s Delight. Lisa Earley, of Enzo’s Pizza Company in Durham, North Carolina, secured second place with her submission of Tres Amigos pizza. Third place honors went to Ontario, Ohio’s Ron Erich of Warrior Pizza and Ice Cream, who submitted the Zesty Chicken Strip pizza.
In the traditional competition, this year’s winner was Craig Jenkins, Romeo’s Pizza, located in Brunswick, Ohio, with his submission of the Butcher Shop pizza. Michael LaMarca of Master Pizza, in Mayfield Hts., Ohio, captured second place for his Pepperoni Passion pizza. Taking home third place honors was Frank Baird, of Chardon Ohio’s Franco’s Pizza, who won over judges with his submission of the Sausage Supreme pizza.
On to next year …
January 17, 2013 | Saturday Morn’s Alright for Learning, Get a Little Knowledge In!
On February 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., pizza and ice cream operators can spend “in the classroom” learning from highly successful operators who are still in the business. On tap are two classes:
For $79, you’ll get four hours of intensive instruction, as well as lunch with the class and instructors during which you can discuss particular issues. Expect lots of question and answer time in between, too.
You’ll also get free admission to both days of NAPICS ’13, Feb. 17-18.
Want to give your business a shot of operational adrenaline this year? Consider attending one of these classes.
January 10, 2013 | We're Blending Fun with Business at NAPICS '13
Unless you attend NAPICS ’13.
Over the show’s two days (Feb. 17-18), we’ll award attendees two $1,000 cash prizes, and three iPads—just for coming to the nation’s largest pizza and ice cream tradeshow. And just for fun.
How cool is that? Big cash for just for showing up. And is there anyone alive who wouldn’t want a free iPad? We’re even maximizing your Sunday night social schedule by giving away an iPad Mini during our first-ever NAPICS Happy Hour.
Visit the prize booth at the front of the show hall at the top of the “600 aisle” to register for your chance to win super prizes. Somebody’s gotta win, and it won’t be you if you don’t attend NAPICS ’13.
January 3, 2013 | Operators Want to Have Fun, Too, at NAPICS '13
This year NAPICS wants to provide an impetus for that relaxed exchange, a “mixer,” if you will.
The NAPICS Happy Hour begins at 5 p.m., immediately after the show floor closes on Sunday, Feb. 17, in a room directly outside the show floor.
Look forward to free admission, some good appetizers (also free) and a cash bar. Also expect some cool prize giveaways during the event.
December 13, 2012 | You Can't Register too Early for Pizza Pizzazz
If you’re not, you should be. Because you can bet last year’s champions and nearly every champion before them are thinking about the contest … the $15,000 in cash … the prestige of telling the world their pizza’s the Best of the Midwest … the pride that comes with it all. They know the stakes, and they know they must be prepared.
Again, if you’re not thinking about it, you should be. Because you might have the winning idea, something already on your menu, a proven pizza your customers like—one our judges may like.
And you can bet they’ll be back. In 2013.
Click here to learn more. Register for Pizza Pizzazz, and you’re automatically registered for NAPICS ’13. See that? Just registering saves you money and puts you ahead.
December 6, 2012 | School is in Session at NAPICS '13
The real deal: In 2013, expect more operator-led workshops than ever, seminars and hands-on sessions led by people still in business and running their shops successfully. They may even be your competitors, but at NAPICS ’13, they’re sharing their tricks of the trade with you.
Big on facts: For the first time, NAPICS will host Darren Tristano, executive vice president at the world’s foremost restaurant industry research firm, Technomic. You want to know what the pizza and ice cream industries look like from 35,000 feet? He’ll deliver that big-picture view in a Sunday keynote address.
Here’s the big idea! Want valuable face-to-face help from other operators? There’s no better place to get it than the Idea Exchange, an exclusive at NAPICS ’13. Don’t expect an operator gripe session, plan on enlightened discussions about marketing, social media, HR, training and maximizing your menu offerings.
Trust us, these are just a few glimpses of what to expect come February 17-18, 2013. Past attendees told us in our extensive annual post-show survey that they wanted more learning opportunities—and we’ve got ‘em!
November 15, 2012 | Expect a Full Reboot for NAPICS '13