Saturday, July 15, 2017
10 interesting virtual halls of fame, 2017 edition
I’ve written about some unusual ones in previous articles. (See related articles below.) Today I’d like to spotlight a few more.
Barbecue Hall of Fame
Each year the American Royal Association in Kansas City, Mo., inducts new members into the Barbecue Hall of Fame. The ceremony takes place at the American Royal World Series of Barbecue at the Kansas Speedway. Individuals are awarded the honor “for their significant contributions to the barbecue community and demonstration of achievement in barbecue excellence.”
(See Barbecue Hall of Fame website.)
Arkansas Food Hall of Fame
In March, the Department of Arkansas Heritage announced the inaugural class of inductees in the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. The honorees are notable restaurants in the state of Arkansas. (See Arkansas Food Hall of Fame website.)
Meat Industry Hall of Fame
(See Meat Industry Hall of Fame website.)
Immigrant Entrepreneur Hall of Fame
The U.S. is world-renowned for its entrepreneurial business spirit, and that spirit is fueled in large part by immigrants. The Immigrant Entrepreneur Hall of Fame honors those foreign-born business leaders in the U.S. It was created by the Immigrant Learning Center in Malden, Mass.
Irish American Hall of Fame
(See Irish American Hall of Fame website.)
Advertising Hall of Fame
The Advertising Hall of Fame celebrates and honors the people and companies that have made extraordinary contributions to the advertising industry. The award is given by the American Advertising Federation.
(See Advertising Hall of Fame website.)
Texas Film Hall of Fame
STAT Baseball Stadium Hall of Fame
Kiosk Hall of Fame
The Kiosk Industry Association has been selecting industry professionals for its Kiosk Hall of Fame since 2003.
Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame
Cooperstown, N.Y., is best known of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. So it’s ironic that when the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce announced the first inductees into its hall of fame in February, it didn’t include the Baseball Hall of Fame. That museum put Cooperstown on the map for Chrissake. Instead the eight inaugural inductees included Fly Creek Cider Mill, the Otesaga Resort Hotel and the Inn at Cooperstown.
12 unusual virtual halls of fame (Feb. 20, 2016)
10 more unusual virtual halls of fame (Feb. 26, 2016)