Industry Pays Tribute To Jelly Belly’s Bill Kelley

The who’s who of the candy industry turned out en masse early this summer to celebrate the presentation of the 61st annual Kettle Award. This year’s award — which recognizes career contributions to the confectionery industry — was presented to William H. Kelley, vice chairman of Jelly Belly Candy Company.  
The award is sponsored by Confectioner’s sister publication, Candy Industry, and was presented at a reception sponsored by the two magazine at Chicago’s Intercontinental Hotel.
Also honored at the festive and elegant event were Kettle Award nominees, Thomas S. Ward, co-president of Russell Stover Candies, and James R. Sconza, president of Sconza Candy Co.