Nomination Criteria and Categories

A highlight of the Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association Convention (October 9-10, 2016) will be the annual presentation of the Hospitality Industry Awards. These awards recognize the outstanding performance, achievements and commitment of Oregon’s hospitality industry members, as well as the qualities that set the high standards for the entire industry to achieve. We depend on members like you to submit nominations of industry peers or your own staff members – as you know best who’s deserving of this recognition. 

Nomination Process

Please complete this nomination form no later than July 15, 2016.

Award Categories

Restaurateur of the Year
This award honors an individual who has distinguished himself or herself as a successful operator, demonstrated exceptional contributions to growing Oregon’s foodservice industry, and taken a leadership role by actively participating in the association, community, and industry programs.

Lodging Operator of the Year
This award honors an individual who has achieved continued success in operating a lodging property, demonstrated exceptional contributions to growing Oregon’s lodging industry, and taken a leadership role by actively participating in the association, community, and industry programs.

Associate Member of the Year

This award honors a company or organization that has demonstrated exemplary service and professionalism, made innovative contributions to Oregon’s hospitality industry, and taken a leadership role by actively participating in the association, community, and industry programs.

Recognition and Awards

There will be one recipient in each category; a selection committee of industry members will review all nominations.
Each award recipient will receive the following:

  • Recognition for outstanding leadership and accomplishments by industry peers
  • Mention in ORLA communications
  • Statewide media recognition

Tips for Submitting a Nomination

  • Answer all questions based on the award category’s criteria

  • Provide specifics and examples to support your statements
  • List any industry certifications or awards the nominee has earned that might be pertinent in illustrating his or her leadership
  • The nominee’s property / business must be a member in good standing with ORLA
Nomination form here

Questions? Contact Lori Little, 503.682.4422 
or LLittle@OregonRLA.org