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James M. Hamid Sr.

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Local Address:  New Jersey , United States
Hamid Circus Inc
3016 Tremont Ave.
Egg Harbor Township , New Jersey 08234
United States

Company Description: Hamid Circus, Inc. had its genesis in the tiny town of Broumana, Lebanon, where a small boy practiced the national pastime of tumbling through the dirt streets of...   more

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James Hamid Jr., owner and ..., 28 Mar 2015 [cached]
James Hamid Jr., owner and producer of Hamid Circus Inc., which puts on the circus for the Akron-based Tadmor Shriners, said Friday that elephants are in-demand with audiences, so he plans to keep them.
But James Hamid Jr., owner and producer of Hamid Circus, which puts on the Canton circus for the Akron-based Tadmor Shriners, said Friday that elephants are in demand with audiences, so he plans to keep them. Shriners prepping for the circus Friday referred questions to Hamid. It's getting harder to find elephants, however. Not as many people want to raise or train elephants because of stringent regulations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the backlash from animal-rights groups, Hamid said. Plus, elephants aren't a cheap investment. Buying an elephant - and supplying the veterinarian, the barn, the farm and the transportation - can cost about $1.5 million. Hamid Circus doesn't own or train the elephants. It gets them from an independent provider. "Eventually, it's going to come to an end," Hamid said.
About Us - Hamid Circus Inc. - The Circus Is Coming to Town..., 26 Feb 2015 [cached]
James M. Hamid Sr.
James M. Hamid, Sr., a third generation Circus Producer, began his career working summers carrying huge tin letters used to advertise the current attractions on the electrical billboards of the world famous Steel Pier in Atlantic City, NJ.
After a stint in the U.S. Army and his graduation from La Salle University in Philadelphia, Hamid returned to the family amusement businesses, this time as Director of Public Relations and Advertising for the various Hamid holdings, including the Steel Pier, New Jersey State Fair and the Greensboro Agricultural Fair.
When Hamid's grandfather, circus founder George A. Hamid, Sr., fell ill, James, Sr. was thrust into the role of Vice President and Production Manager of the big 3-ring extravaganza.
Just like his father and grandfather, James, Sr. grew to love the circus.
"The Circus has adapted over the years to take advantage of the latest technology in lighting and sound," says Hamid, "but the tried and true basics are still why people come to the show year after year. They want performing animals, clowns and spectacular aerial acts. The Circus is still bringing the same laughter, gasps and wonderment to the 21st Century as it did for the 19th and 20th Century patrons."
Hamid also serves the industry in another capacity. As President of Circus Producers Association, he works with the other U.S. Producers in helping to insure that quality and honesty are integral ingredients to today's circus productions. The Association also plays a key role in mediating disputes within the industry and is instrumental in maintaining insurance coverage for all performers.
James, Sr. is a member of Atlantic Lodge #221 F. & A.M., a member of Crescent and Murat Shrines, honorary member of Arab and Kalurah Shrines, a member of Circus Fans of America, the Circus Historical Society and the Outdoor Amusement Business Association.
James lives in Galloway, NJ with his wife Lorraine. He has five children and seven grandchildren.
James M. Hamid, Jr., has ..., 13 July 2009 [cached]
James M. Hamid, Jr., has been named New Jersey State Chairman for the Circus Fans Association of America. A fourth-generation member of the Hamid Circus family and a lifelong circus enthusiast, Jim has valuable perspectives on both sides of the circus world: as producer/performer and as patron, notes Maxine House, an active CFA member from New Jersey and President-Elect of the Circus Fans.
Jim has spoken at various regional and national functions of the CFA, providing updates on the modern operation of the Hamid Circus and the many issues impacting the circus industry today.
He was named to the post by District 3 Director David P. Orr. Hamid will succeed Frank Robie, who has held the post successfully for many years, served as a convention chair three times and as national CFA president.
Jim Hamid expects to remain very active in recruiting members to the CFA from the New Jersey area. Experienced in all phases of circus operation, from "roustabout" to floor manager to executive, he currently serves as Vice President and Production Manager of the Hamid Circus. When he was 24, he was named the youngest State Fair Manager in the history of the nation. He has been active in CFA for a number of years, serving as President of the George A. Hamid Tent No. 109, Southern New Jersey, and has served on the Board of the Outdoor Amusement Business Association (OABA) Circus Unit.
He lives in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, with his wife Shirley and children Belinda and James III.
About Us - Hamid Circus Inc. - The Circus Is Coming to Town..., 19 April 2006 [cached]
James M. Hamid Jr.
Even though HAMID CIRCUS, INC.'S Vice President and Production Manager James M. Hamid, Jr. is at home in front of a computer keyboard or behind the controls of a mixing board or laser light panel, he still fondly recalls the time as a boy when his Dad would take him to visit the family circus on tour.
"The clowns used to put make-up on me and allow me to walk with them in the opening spec or wave to the crowd during Finale. I recognized then, as I do today, there is something special about bringing smiles to audience's faces," Hamid, Jr. said.
During his high school vacations, James, Jr. worked in all phases of the family business from circus roustabout to floor manager to executive, to becoming the youngest State Fair manager in the history of the United States at 24. James, Jr., is now acutely aware of all the minute details that go into the production of the two-hour family oriented spectacular.
This fourth generation showman can be seen in the circus arenas everyday making sure there are plenty of circus smiles to go around. James served on the Board of Directors of the Outdoor Amusement Business Association's Circus Unit, has been President of the George A. Hamid Tent # 109, Southern New Jersey's chapter of the Circus Fans of America for the last seven years, a member of the Circus Historical Society, a member of Burlington Lodge #66 F. & A.M., a member of Arab Shrine Temple and is an honorary member of Kalurah Shrine Temple. He lives in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. with his wife, Shirley, and two children, Belinda and James, III.
Death of James Hamid, ..., 3 Feb 2014 [cached]
Death of James Hamid, Sr. CFA News
Death of James Hamid, Sr.
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