Stars of the Industry

2016 Stars of the Industry

TO ATTEND CALL: Amy Moorehead at 501-376-2323 or email at

Let’s honor our STARS! Nominate them here: 2016-Stars-Nomination-Form!

Click here for the 2015 press release.

Sponsored by

The Official Bank of the Arkansas Hospitality Association: Simmons Bank

Ben E. Keith

Clinton Presidential Center

Floral Express

Glazer’s Distributors

Heartland Payment Systems

Jason Burt Photography

Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Stars of the Industry Awards Gala honors employees and managers in the hospitality industry that go above and beyond their job descriptions to make their coworkers and customers feel privileged to know them. Some of them are on the front line, and some are behind the scenes, but they all help to make the industry in Arkansas the best in the nation. They are why the hospitality industry is the second largest industry in the state that provides over 100,000 jobs and brings over $5.6 billion to the state. Also honored at the Stars of the Industry are region of the year, hotelier of the year, restaurateur of the year and travel person of the year. A scholarship is also awarded to a hospitality student.