Five reasons to make an ARA Industry Awards nomination

July 2020

The equipment and event rental industry is full of everyday heroes who quietly go about making the industry a better place. The ARA Industry Awards were created to celebrate these people who deserve recognition and appreciation. The awards include:

  • Rental Hall of Fame: ARA developed this prestigious award in 2000 to honor those individuals who have made a significant impact to the equipment and event rental industry at the national and/or international level with their vision and leadership. This is the highest industry honor and nominations should reflect exemplary service or contributions.
  • Industry Ambassador Award: Recognizes an individual who has demonstrated long-term leadership and service to the association at the national, state or local levels.
  • Exemplary Service Award: Recognizes an individual or group that has made a significant contribution in a defined area of association service (government affairs, education, technology, workforce development, etc.).
  • Industry Impact Award: Recognizes a manufacturer, supplier and/or independent manufacturer representative rental industry professional who made a significant impact on the association and/or industry during the past two years.

Here are five reasons to nominate someone for an ARA Industry Award:

  • Because they deserve it. Take this opportunity to recognize dedicated colleagues.
  • It’s not an ego thing. Knowing someone nominated them makes it truly meaningful.
  • It’s good to sing about the unsung heroes. ARA members often interact with each other in ways that others do not and see contributions that should be recognized. 
  • It’s motivational. Recognizing someone’s accomplishments inspires them to do even more and others to want to become more involved.
  • Let them shine. The ARA Industry Awards recipients provide shining examples of industry excellence across all ARA membership.

Click here to learn more about each award. Visit to nominate your colleagues, peers and partners.

Nominations are being accepted until Aug. 14. Award recipients will be recognized at The ARA Show™ 2021 in New Orleans.

If you have any questions regarding the nomination process, contact Joann Lay at 800.334.2177, ext. 265 or

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