Grand Rapids, Michigan
President of R.A. Yarling & Company, located in Portage, MI, recently
received the coveted Chairmans Award at the Michigan Hotel, Motel
& Resort Associations 100th Anniversary event.
Stars of the Industry dinner, hosted by the Amway Grand Plaza, was
the culmination of a two-day industry exhibit and seminar series
aimed at celebrating the hospitality industrys contribution to
tourism in the state of Michigan.
For over 30
years, the Chairmans Award has been presented to an individual
member, committee chairperson or board member of the Association
who has made a significant contribution that positively impacts
countless hours putting together an expansive list of industry vendors,
which allowed us to contact an increased number of potential exhibitors,
many of whom had never heard of the Association or the convention.
As a result, this year we doubled the number of exhibitors, and
that is largely due to Ricks involvement as an Allied Board Member,"
said Steve Yencich, President and CEO of the Michigan Hotel, Motel
& Resort Association.
veteran of the hospitality industry, Rick owns and operates R.A.
Yarling and Company, a single-source project management and owners
representative company specializing in hotel renovations and new
hotel designs for the resort industry. Since the companys inception
in 1996, the firm has completed over 400 projects in 20 states.
believe in serving as a contributing member and volunteering for
various civic and professional organizations, as it allows me an
opportunity to give back. Also, my professional experience and past
history of service to other organizations makes me a valuable asset
to the MHMRA," said Yarling.
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