The Hartford Business Journal—with the help of a panel of independent judges—has selected its annual 40 Under Forty Winners.
The 40 Under Forty Awards recognize exceptional young professionals in the Greater Hartford area who are exceeding in their industries through their leadership roles. These forerunners, entrepreneurs and innovators are driven by success, motivated by challenges, and act as role models for their peers.
40 Under Forty award winners are part of an impressive class of upcoming business leaders. They share a commitment to business success, personal growth, and community involvement.
The 40 Under Forty Awards Ceremony will take place Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Connecticut Convention Center. Join the Hartford Business Journal in celebrating 21 years of the 40 Under Forty awards. The event includes networking and a learning experience for aspiring business leaders.
IDH FEATURED BUSINESS LEADERS
Innovation Destination Hartford would like to offer a special congratulations to the following 40 Under Forty winners:
Anthony Cherolis, Program Manager at the Center for Latino Progress
“I left an engineering career in 2015 to focus on youth and young adult programs that support our future leaders at the Center for Latino Progress on Park Street in Hartford,” he says.
Learn more about Anthony in our interview: BiCi CO. — Connecting Hartford’s Community
Jamie Daniel, Director of Programming at The Connecticut Forum
Jamie says her goal is "to envision new programming that adds cultural vitality and a spirit of curiosity and learning to the Greater Hartford community.”
Interested in learning more about the Connecticut Forum? Read one of our event recaps:
Connecticut Forum: The Next Big Thing
Also learn how The Connecticut Forum supports the community through the Connecticut YOUTH Forum
Brenda Mierzejewski, Founder Mizzi Cosmetics
“I would really like to prepare for the next company we might venture into or help a young entrepreneur get started," says Brenda. "Building a business is challenging work, but I absolutely love every aspect of it.”
Learn more about Brenda in our interview: Cosmetics Entrepreneur Creates Startup Success
Ojala Naeem, Managing Director at reSET
“I work with entrepreneurs of all backgrounds and ages to develop viable and scalable business models, many of which have a positive social or environmental impact" Ojala explains. "As part of the Greater Hartford business community, I'm helping build an impact ecosystem by ensuring there are competitive resources available to startups.”
Find out more about Ojala’s role at reSET in our interview: Making An Impact On Greater Hartford’s Entrepreneur Community