Call for Nomination


To identify outstanding members of the hospitality industry who have demonstrated professionalism in performing their jobs and have contributed to the positive image of the Hospitality Industry in Rhode Island.


  • Employees of the year awards: Any employee of a restaurant, caterer, lodging, vendor, or tourism property who is an active member of the RI Hospitality Association.
  • All other award categories: All of the above requirements, including nominees must be actively involved with RIHA.


The application must be completed either by the nominator or the nominee to assist in the evaluation of candidates for the Stars of the Industry awards. In addition to the application, nominees are required to submit a letter of recommendation from their employer or a professional colleague. The completed application and letter of recommendation must be postmarked by Monday, August 26, 2019 and returned to:

Stars of the Industry
c/o RIHA
94 Sabra Street
Cranston, RI 02910
Fax: 401-223-1123

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Award winners will be honored at the RI Hospitality Association and its Education Foundation Annual Meeting on December 4, 2019 at the Twin River Event Center.

Please be aware that winners will not receive complimentary tickets.