Restaurant group seeks nominations for top women to watch in industry
The Iowa Restaurant Association is seeking nominations for its second annual 40 Women to Watch in Iowa’s Hospitality Industry Award. The award recognizes the creativity, leadership and contributions of women across all hospitality industry sectors. The first class included honorees from restaurants, bars, caterers, hospitality venues, purveyors, educational institutions, advocacy and tourism groups, and care facilities. Nominations will be accepted online at restaurantiowa.com until 5 p.m. Sept. 18. A committee assembled from the inaugural 40 Women to Watch list will select the 2020 honorees. The restaurant association is also taking nominations for the 2020 Celebrating Excellence Awards honoring the state’s Restaurateur, Philanthropist, Employee, Chef and Purveyor of the Year. Those award nominations will also be taken through Sept. 18. For more information on the awards and nomination process, visit restaurantiowa.com.