October 18, 2012
NRA seeks examples of service for 2013 Restaurant Neighbor Award
Restaurants, patrons can nominate outstanding philanthropic contributors online
The National Restaurant Association's (NRA) annual recognition program highlighting outstanding restaurants community service efforts is seeking nominations. The application deadline for the 2013 Restaurant Neighbor Award is Jan. 7, 2013. Application and nomination forms can be submitted at restaurant.org/community. The NRA also will accept nominations through Facebook and Twitter.
“Restaurateurs and their employees are heroes in local communities from coast to coast, but often don’t get the recognition they deserve – we are trying to change that,” National Restaurant Association President and CEO Dawn Sweeney said in a statement . “For the 15th year, we are recognizing their tremendous efforts and celebrating the ways in which they support their communities with our Restaurant Neighbor Award. We look forward to continue learning about all the great things our industry is doing, both from restaurants themselves and from the people they support.”
The annual Restaurant Neighbor Award is presented to restaurants that exemplify the industry’s community support and philanthropic spirit. Four national winners will each receive a $5,000 contribution to their charitable projects. National winners will be presented the awards in Washington, D.C., in April 2013, and be recognized on the NRA’s website.
The Restaurant Neighbor Award honors charitable contributions in four categories: small business, mid-size business, large business/national chain and Cornerstone Humanitarian. The California Restaurant Association will select state winners that will vie for the national award. The state winners will also be recognized on the NRA’s website.
For more information, go online at restaurant.org/community.
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