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National Ice Cream Retailers Association – Steve Christensen, Executive Director, Episode 14

National Ice Cream Retailers Association – Steve Christensen, Executive Director

Just last week, I caught up with my good friend Steve Christensen and we talked about the retail ice cream industry.  He talked about his life journey and business experiences that have helped him prepare for his new job as the ( August 2018) Executive Director of the National Ice Cream Retailers Association (NICRA).  Steve talks about the history and people that have made NICRA a wonderful group to be part of.

Steve and I talked about how  NICRA is the best resource for new operators just getting started in our industry.  Where else can you sit down with a Carl Chaney of Chaney’s Dairy Barn or David Deadman of Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream and talk about how to get started in the ice cream industry.  As Steve said, Carl and David are just 2 examples of the wonderfully successful operators in NICRA that are available to help new shop owners.

Show Notes:



ICE Cream Alliance of UK

Brian Smith w/Ample Hills Creamery, Keynote Speaker @ 2018 NICRA Convention



Chaney’s Dairy Barn – Carl Chaney talks about the journey – Episode 12

I had the pleasure to meet Debra & Carl Chaney, the summer of 2003, before they opened their shop, I had the pleasure to work with the Chaney’s on their recipes and flavorings for their great tasting homemade ice creams.

This is the story as told by Carl Chaney,  “if you are welling to get up early and stay up late you too can enjoy the fruits of your hard work”.

This is a story about an American dream by a hard working family from Bowling Green, KY.

May I introduce to you Carl Chaney.

The Solar Eclipse at Chaney’s Dairy Barn


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