Tuesday, June 22, 2010

NRA's ProStart recognized by American Society of Association Executives

The National Restaurant Association's (NRA) ProStart career-building program received an Award of Excellence from the 2010 Associations Advance America (AAA) Awards program, a national competition sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

The 2010 AAA Awards program selected 21 winners out of more than 100 entries. The NRA received a total of two awards this year--the other was for its environmental initiative Conserve: Solutions for Sustainability.

"We are honored to receive the Awards of Excellence and proud to support America's nearly 1 million restaurants as they serve their guests, their communities and their employees,” said NRA president and CEO Dawn Sweeney in a statement. "Both the Conserve: Solutions for Sustainability initiative and ProStart program play big roles in assisting our industry in reaching new levels of excellence. Our vision as an organization is to enhance the quality of life for all we serve, and these programs help us realize that goal."

The ProStart program and Conserve initiative are now in the running to receive a Summit Award, ASAE & The Center's top recognition, to be presented in ceremonies at ASAE's 11th Annual Summit Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 29. For more information, visit www.asaecenter.org.