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HONORS

HALL OF FAME

Twenty persons with BEMA connections
advance into the Baking Hall of Fame.

Recognizing Individual

by Laurie Gorton
aking is all about today, a fact of life for bakers and their
allied suppliers. However, the rush to handle today's needs
can blur the memory of past accomplishments. And where
would the industry be without those achievements?
That truth was on the mind of Gary Brodsky, the 2005 chairman of the American Society of Baking (ASB) and former vicepresident of operations for East Balt, Inc., Chicago. Inspired by
the examples set by bakers and allied tradesmen who came before him, Mr. Brodsky long desired to recognize the people who
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is our capacity to inspire and be inspired," he said. "Inspiration ignites the soul. It is the driving force of the entrepreneurial spirit."
ASB took care to include allied tradesmen in the hall, and from
its beginning, individuals from BEMA member companies have
been well represented among the inductees.
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outset, we were focused on outstanding contributors to our entire
industry including equipment and ingredient innovators, publishers, consultants and educators as well as bakers."
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A person nominated for the hall is evaluated on scope of recognition within the industry, professional achievement, impact
on industry, references to character, work history and baking
education. BEMA actively aids nominations to the hall, according
to Kerwin Brown, the association's president. BEMA has often
helped with letters of support, photos, details of the candidate's
service to the industry and the association.
"BEMA is proud that the Baking Hall of Fame has inducted so
many members who played big roles in who and what we are,"
Mr. Brown said. "They helped build BEMA as well as the baking
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Portraits and plaques honoring the Baking Hall of Fame inductees are housed at the American Institute of Baking, Manhattan,
KS, and at the Bundy Baking Museum, Urbana, OH.
To date, 80 people have been inducted into the hall, including
20 with BEMA connections, who are listed on the following pages.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BEMA - June 2018

BEMA - June 2018
BEMA Staff and Executive Commitee
Letters from BEMA
Sharing #BEMAsmarts
BEMA's 100th Anniversary Celebration
What Happens in Vegas
Founding Fathers
Signs of the Times
Family Ties
Recognizing Individual Honors
The Future is Now
Matchmaker, Matchmaker
In the Face of Consolidation
Modern Membership
A Forum for All
Leaving a Legacy
Guestbook
Who, When and Where
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