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BMI Helps Fete Longtime Restaurant Association Head

Posted in News on October 22, 2013
Pictured after Barker’s performance (l to r): Maine Restaurant Association COO Chris Jones, MRA President/CEO Dick Grotton, Aaron Barker, BMI’s Dan Spears, Maine Innkeepers Association Executive Director and MRA incoming CEO Greg Dugal.
Pictured after Barker’s performance (l to r): Maine Restaurant Association COO Chris Jones, MRA President/CEO Dick Grotton, Aaron Barker, BMI’s Dan Spears, Maine Innkeepers Association Executive Director and MRA incoming CEO Greg Dugal. Photo: Ted Axelrod

BMI was on hand to help the Maine Restaurant Association celebrate the career of their President & CEO Dick Grotton, who is retiring in January after nearly 20 years on the job, at a special banquet held recently (10/15/13) at the Harrasekett Inn in Freeport, ME.

BMI paid tribute to the restaurant association executive by bringing in award-winning BMI songwriter Aaron Barker to honor Grotton with a special acoustic performance of the many hits he has written for such country artists as George Strait, Lonestar and Clay Walker.  Grotton has been a longtime friend to BMI, helping the company forge stronger relationships with the restaurant associations over the last two decades.