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NH Lodging & Restaurant Association announces 2023 ‘Stars of the Industry’


CONCORD, NH —The New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association (NHLRA) is delighted to announce the winners of its annual Stars of the Industry Awards.

Stars of the Industry is the NHLRA’s signature celebration of the outstanding businesses and individuals of New Hampshire’s hospitality industry. We are honored to celebrate the extraordinary individuals who were nominated and won these awards as they day in and day out exemplify the spirit of hospitality. New Hampshire’s hospitality industry is made up of so many incredibly passionate, driven, and altruistic individuals across the state. We are so proud to be able to celebrate the accomplishments of our award winners, and touched by the amazing outpouring of support received by all nominees this year.

The event will take place Monday, November 6, 2023, at the Grappone Conference Center, Concord. All are invited to celebrate the following award recipients.

Allied Member of the Year

Andrea Marquis, Martignetti Companies of Northern New England

Brewer of the Year

Jeremy Fitchett, Tuckerman Brewing Company

Catering/Venue of the Year
The Barn on The Pemi

Chef of the Year 
Gert-Jan “GJ” Overmars, Tinos Kitchen + Bar

Innkeeper of the Year
Margit Eder, Ash Street Inn

Lifetime Achievement Award 
Irene “Muffy” Copenhaver, Gordi’s Fish & Steak House

Live Free & Give Award
Patrick Mills, Bonfire Country Bar

Lodging Employee of the Year
John Chapman-Frauwirth, DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown

Restaurant Employee of the Year
Karen Campfield, Buckley’s Great Steaks

Restaurateur of the Year

Elena & Nick Gagliardi, Gusto Italian Café & Gusto Market

Rising Star Award
Matthew Berry, Deadproof Pizza Co.

Mike Somers, President & CEO, states, “Our annual Stars of the Industry Awards Dinner is a celebration of all the hard working people in our hospitality. We are thrilled to stand up and applaud these amazing eleven individuals who are ambassadors of New Hampshire hospitality.”

About New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association

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