Call for Nomination

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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. Maximum of 2 nominations per company. Award winners may be limited due to capacity limitations.
  • All other award categories: All of the above requirements, including nominees must be actively involved with RIHA.
Stars of the Industry award trophies


This 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 nomination form, a biography for the nominee, of 250 words must be submitted.

Nominations will only be accepted via the online submission form.
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Award winners will be honored at the RI Hospitality Association and its Education Foundation Annual Meeting on December 1, 2021 at the Twin River Event Center.

Please be aware that winners will not receive complimentary tickets.