Cranston Business Leaders are "Stars of the Industry"

The business leaders were awarded at the RI Hospitality Association's 23rd Annual Awards Ceremony.

From a release:

The RI Hospitality Association (RIHA) recently honored several Cranston hospitality professionals at its “Stars of the Industry” Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

The Stars of the Industry Awards recognize the outstanding achievements of members of the hospitality, foodservice and tourism industries.  Award recipients were chosen not only for their dedication and contributions to their careers, but for their involvement in their local communities.

“It is with great honor that I congratulate this year’s Stars of the Industry winners for all their incredible accomplishments,” said Dale J. Venturini, President and CEO of RIHA. “With more than 63,000 Rhode Islanders working in the hospitality industry, it is important to take the time to recognize all of their hard work. It is with their dedication that the hospitality industry continues to be a cornerstone of the state’s economy.” 

 Cranston Stars of the Industry Award recipients include:

  • John Bachner, Area Rental Manager at Enterprise Holdings, was recognized with Allied Employee of the Year

  • David DePetrillo was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • Flagship Trailways was recognized as Vendor of the Year.

  • Elaine Wilcox, VP of Membership at the RI Hospitality Association, was recognized as Woman of the Year.

Photos provided by Kizirian Photography.

With more than 600 foodservice and hospitality members in Rhode Island, the RI Hospitality Association has been the voice of the hospitality industry in the state more than for 30 years.  For more information, please call (401) 223-1120, or write to: RI Hospitality Association, 94 Sabra Street, Cranston, RI, 02910, or visit www.rihospitality.org.


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