A Message from the IAICDV Board of Directors

The International Association of Ice Cream Distributors and Vendors (IAICDV) was shocked and disappointed to learn that some common ice cream truck melodies that we have all heard our entire lives have a history connected to racism, hate and prejudice. Songs like “Turkey in the Straw” were common in 19th-century blackface minstrel shows and lyrics were altered into offensive jargon. 

On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, Good Humor made a public statement denouncing the use of these chimes and the IAICDV fully supports Good Humor’s position. The IAICDV will work with Good Humor and all of the Association’s members to terminate the use of chimes that may be offensive.  

In order to work towards a better future sometimes we must confront the past. The IAICDV stands firmly for social justice and against any form of racism, prejudice and hatred. There is work to be done and we are committed to making ongoing, everlasting changes.

- The IAICDV Board of Directors

It is important for all of our members to have a voice and to be heard. That is why we created a brand new live forum for IAICDV members to share what is happening in their companies and communities, as well as thoughtfully share their ideas and opinions. Check back often, as members will be posting regularly.

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2020 Employee Recognition Award

As the IAICDV continues to grow in membership and influence, it is important to encourage and promote key principles of goodwill, professionalism, excellence, safety and dedication to customer service within our organizations. The goal of the Employee Recognition Award is to recognize employees who live up to these principles and reflect a positive image of our industry through exceptional customer service and/or safety habits. If you have an employee worthy of this award, please consider nominating this individual today!

Nominations are open through August 1, 2020. 

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