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Hamden-based Trade Publication Honored by Hospitality Association

By December 27, 2015Connecticut, Rhode Island, Top News

Media Partner of the Year Recipient, The Rhode Island Beverage Journal. Staff from the family-owned company includes Laurie Buick, Director of Wholesaler Services; Dana Slone, Editor and Associate Publisher; and Brian Slone, Subscriptions and Retail Services Manager. The Slone siblings are part of the third generation of publishing.

The Rhode Island Beverage Journal, sister publication of The Connecticut Beverage Journal, both based in Hamden, Connecticut, was recognized by the RI Hospitality Association as “Media Partner of the Year” at their annual “Stars of the Industry” awards ceremony held on Dec. 2 at Twin River Casino.

More than 595 guests attended the industry celebration that was created more than 25 years ago to honor a range of professions and personalities within the restaurant and hospitality industries. A cocktail reception and exhibition hour preceded the main awards dinner event. Rhode Island native and Billboard “Top Country Album” chart topper, singer Billy Gillman was a special award recipient, feted guests with two songs as part of the event’s highlights.

The Rhode Island Beverage Journal received the award for its reporting on issues that impact the industry and association, as well its coverage of the local market beverage business.


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