Nominations Now Open
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2014 40 Under Forty Business Achievement
Awards a success!
Business Link Media Group celebrated the accomplishments of Niagara’s next generation of business leaders.
More than 300 attendees joined the Business Link Media Group in celebrating the achievements of Niagara’s 40 Under Forty Business Achievement Award recipients on May 15, 2014 at the Holiday Inn & Suites in St. Catharines. Jack Peets, Host of the 105.7 EZ Rock Morning Show, was the MC for the evening and highlighted the achievements of these 40 incredible business leaders.
The 40 Under Forty Business Achievement Awards recognize Niagara’s next generation of business leaders. The 40 recipients are under 40 years of age and consistently make their mark in business and contribute regularly to their respective communities.
This year's event was buzzing with excitement as recipients and attendees took social media by storm and landed the #40u40Niag in the number three spot on Trends Map Canada's Local Trends list.
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View event video: http://vimeo.com/96085786
A sincere thank you to all who took the time to nominate and support these trailblazers, without your efforts these people may not have received the recognition they deserve.To all the winners, all the best in your continuing efforts and once again, CONGRATULATIONS!
These awards are made possible with the help of many generous businesses and volunteers. Thank you to Jack Peets for presenting 40 bios of 40 incredible people and keeping the night on track, Sandra Ozkur of Ozkur Photography for photographing the evening’s excitement, Jason Lupish and Open Concept Films for producing a video that captures the event’s mood perfectly, Niagara AV for the incredible music, lighting and sound and Wade Stayzer, Dave Shaw and Adrian Nitsopoulos for presenting the recipients with their awards.
To our sponsors and donors, thank you for seeing the value in these awards and for your continued support.
Presenting Sponsor – Meridian Credit Union
Corporate Sponsors – Holiday Inn & Suites, AOS Advanced Office Solutions
Special Award Sponsor – Leadership Niagara
Gold Sponsor – Niagara College
Silver Sponsor – Goodman School of Business, Brock University
Bronze Sponsors – BEC, Reuter & Reilly Insurance, Brock Office Automation, Sundawn Integrated Solutions, Mountainview Homes
Wine Partners – Konzelmann Estate Winery
Favours donated by – Della Terra and D’Lish
Stephanie Babin – The Burke Group
Sam Bellhouse – Evolution Window Films Ltd.
Xhandre Beukes – The Lunch Lady
Cassie Bissonnette – Durward Jones and Barkwell & Company
Bryan Boles – Brock University
Dan Bowman – Niagara/Hamilton Fitness Solutions
Kylie Boyd – exp. Services Inc.
Dr. Shira Brown – Niagara Health System
Rachel Crane – Leadership Niagara
Kim Currah – Henry Schein Canada, Inc.
Chris Dabrowski – High Impact PR
Joanne Doyley – Gillian’s Place
Scott Duff – Aura Landscaping
Ben Ellens – Just Junk Franchising Corporation
Rachel Epp – Miss’es Clean
Carlos Fernandez – On Demand Staffing
Phil Gourlay – Wellspring Niagara
Jordan Hambleton – FeedbackLIVE
Mark Hardwick – Grassroots Online
Stephanie Harper – Goodman School of Business, Brock University
Dr. Jillian Hartman-Grelowski – Fort Erie Family Health and Wellness
Darren Hendriks – Homes by Hendriks
Jim Hooper – State Farm
Tiffany Howes – Electric Jam Design
Allie Hughes – Hughes & Co.
Sean Keays – Foyer Richelieu Welland
Katrina Kroeze – Niagara Sustainability Initiative
Jason Lupish – Open Concept Films
Tom Madej – Furi Enterprises
Mark A. Melloni – Urge to Purge Inc.
Erin O’Hoski – Niagara Region
Sam Parlatore – Graves Richard Harris
Kelly Provost – St. Catharines’ Enterprise Centre
Jessica Smith – Tigers Cheerleading
Jim Spitali – Meridian Credit Union
Kris Sweet – Niagara Grape and Wine Festival
Robert Taylor – PenFinancial Credit Union
Ryan Treanor – Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce
Jennifer Wallace – Jennifer Wallace Insurance and Financial Solutions
Jonathan Whyte – Mountainview Home