Hartford, CT (PRWEB) April 28, 2014
They may be part of the economic future of our region, but Wednesday night was their time to enjoy this moment.
Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs (HYPE), an initiative of the MetroHartford Alliance, held its 2014 Entrepreneurship Awards April 23 at The Mark Twain House in Hartford. With 50 percent more nominations this year over 2013, there was a tremendous group of recipients from various industries. This year’s awardees included:
“I was quite surprised and honored to receive this award considering all of the bustling economic activity going on in this region,” said Rick Stevens, contract accounts manager at Pan de Oro. “I’m very excited to see how quickly our Pan De Oro brand gains broader recognition throughout Connecticut and New England in the coming year. HYPE is certainly helping us get there sooner than expected.”
This year’s awards sponsors included the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT), Goodwin College and Filomeno & Company, P.C. Judges included: Paul Striebel, procurement manager and small business incubator program administrator, CCAT; Mark Piatowski, CPA, Filomeno & Company, P.C.; Cliff Thermer, assistant vice president, strategy and business development, Goodwin College; Suzi Craig, director of community development, Independent Software; Wayne I. Benjamin, director, economic development, for the City of Hartford.
In addition to the Entrepreneur Awards, HYPE hosts a variety of professional development and networking events for entrepreneurs throughout the year. To learn more, visit http://www.HYPEHartford.com.
About Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs (HYPE)
Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs (HYPE) is an initiative of the MetroHartford Alliance. HYPE’s mission is to help young professionals become better engaged in community life, expand professional and social opportunities and become ambassadors for the Hartford Region. To learn more, visit http://www.HYPEHartford.com.