Industry Membership is comprised of representatives of food and equipment manufacturers, distributors, brokers, foodservice support companies, councils, boards, trade associations, advisory commissions, and other related professional groups who wish to affiliate with NACUFS.
Today, more than 500 industry members belong to the association, joining the nearly 600 colleges and universities that represent more than 7 million students and over $2 billion in purchasing power.
NACUFS is the only association that caters exclusively to foodservice professional at colleges and universities.
Membership in NACUFS puts you in front of an ever-growing market and provides you with the opportunity for new or increased sales.
Working with NACUFS members in an effective testing ground for your products, programs, and services which can help you spot cutting-edge trends early.
As a NACUFS member, you can network with thousands of college and university foodservice decision-makers in a $5 billion market segment. Whether in our online community or at an onsite professional development event, there is a wealth of opportunities to connect with foodservice professional from across North America.
Your membership includes access to key demographic and contact information for the NACUFS membership, allowing you to learn more about the foodservice operations of your current and potential customers in critical market segments.
- Product Research and Development
Working with NACUFS members is an effective testing ground for your products, programs, and services. Gain insight into the challenges faced by your customers; leverage the expertise of institutional members; and spot cutting-edge trends early through member feedback and participation.
- Stay Informed
Through various other association media, you can keep track of the latest issues and trends that will affect your company.
You can see your ad published in the association's annual membership directory, the national conference guide, and Campus Dining Today. Digital advertising opportunities are available on the NACUFS website and the association's e-newsletter.
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- Membership Contacts
Industry membership comes with one free, one-time-use list of current member school contacts per year, either as physical mailing addresses or e-mail addresses. (Both can be acquired for a small additional fee.) Download Request/Agreement here.
Demonstrating and talking about your products or services directly to users is no doubt one of the best ways to get your message across. Each year, NACUFS hosts regional conferences and a national conference, and an exhibitor showcase is an integral part of these programs.
Sponsors are critical to the success of the association's many professional development programs, and are recognized as such. Sponsorship opportunities exist at all levels—from large networking events such as the national and regional conferences to focused educational programs such as webinars and professional development institutes. If you are interested in sponsoring an event please call the NACUFS office at (517) 332-2494.
Annual membership dues for industry members are $525.
Download the 2017 membership application.
To add subscriptions to your basic membership, use this form.
Our membership team, would be happy to chat with you about your company, and what your goals in this market are. We can be reached at 517.332.2494 or email.