The Business Review has been recognizing and celebrating the up and coming business leaders of the Capital Region since 2000.
We announced our 40 Under Forty class for 2013 this week.
The announcement generates a buzz of its own. The May luncheon at Hilton Albany generally attracts upwards of 800 people. This year we received some 500 nominations to consider.
This year’s class joins the 480 honorees the Business Review has identified over the life of the program. They are a special group and it has been a thrill over the years to watch the people who have been 40 Under Forty honorees rise up in their careers and make news. It’s an impressive group that includes bank presidents, CEOs, entrepreneurs, scientists, physicians, small business owners, attorneys; the whole spectrum of the Capital Region’s business community.
What we have seen is that the 40 Under Forty designation has become a brand, not just for the program, but for the individuals who carry that identity on through their careers.
In many ways, this is a leadership group for the up and coming generation of people who will be playing influential roles in shaping our communities. They are the people we will be doing business in the years to come.
This year’s group is an impressive addition to the roster.
Joseph Berman of the Golub Co./Price Chopper Supermarkets; Charles Brown of Hugh Johnson Advisors; Ben Cangeleri of Shrader and Co.; Christopher Conway, AMRI; Brian Crowley of Wells Fargo Advisors; Todd Curley of Prime Cos.; Leonard D’Arrigo of Whiteman Osterman & Hanna; Rhea Drysdale of Outspoken Media; Michael Durant of the National Federation of Independent Business;Shahrokh Falati of Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti; John Ferrari of Ferrari Funeral Home, Erin Glock of First Niagara Bank and Anthony Gucciardo of Gucciardo Real Estate.
Robert Hofmann of RBC Construction; Erick James of the Center for Economic Growth; Nathan Kelman of Nathan H. Kelman Inc.; George LaMarche III of LaMarche Safranko Law; Edward Larkinof The Chazen Cos.; Heather LaVine of The Charles F. Lucas Confectionery & Wine Bar; Christopher Litchfield of the Siena Fence Co.; Jessica Lustig of The Hot Yoga Spot; Julie Massry Knox of Tri City Rentals; Patrick McCarthy of the Rifenburg Contracting Corp.; Rutvik Mehta of ThermoAura; Kate Otis of BlueShield of Northeastern New York; Neerav Patel of Empire Broadcasting Corp. and Nick Pavoldi of Bodywork Professionals.
Adam Rosen of A.E. Rosen Electrical Co.; Molly Sawyer of tw telecom; Shelby Schneider of Saratoga Economic Development Corp.; Sinclair Schuller of Apprenda; Laura Schultz of College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering; Nathan Speanburg of M+W Group; Abraham Sultan of Apprenda; Chuck Tobin of Focused Technologies; Stacie Waters of Bilinski Sausage Co.; Denise Williams of The Harmony Group; Adam Wills of TurnKey Internet; Shannon Younkin of Keeler Motor Car Co.; andRoslyn Zecchini of DZ Restaurants.
This year’s luncheon will be May 9 at the Hilton Albany, the former Crowne Plaza.
Please join us in congratulating this year’s Class of 40 Under Forty honorees!