SYRACUSE, N.Y. — More than 420 people attended the 40 under FORTY awards luncheon on Wednesday at the Oncenter in Syracuse, spotlighting 40 young professionals in the Central New York region for excelling in the workplace and giving back to their community.
BizEventz, a company in the Business Journal News Network, produced the event, which is in its 19th year.
Attendance was up from last year’s crowd of about 400 and was among the highest in the event’s history.
“We keep growing in attendance,” says Joyl Clance, manager of BizEventz.
The 40 under FORTY winners were chosen by a panel of four judges, who evaluated more than 100 entries, a record for the competition.
For the second year, the 40 under FORTY honorees will be charged with participating in an upcoming nonprofit community volunteer program.
BizEventz will be conducting a communitywide vote on its website, allowing people to vote for their favorite area nonprofit that needs support.
Steve Gorczynski, administrative VP of commercial banking with the Central New York Division of M&T Bank, the event’s presenting sponsor, helped hand out this year’s awards. JoDee Kenney, news anchor at Time Warner Cable News, was the event emcee.
This year’s 40 under FORTY honorees were:
Food Bank of Central New York
Servomation Refreshments Inc.
Brown & Brown Empire State
Oneida Nation Enterprises, Turning Stone Resort Casino
Covey Computer Software, Inc.
Dermody, Burke & Brown, CPAs, LLC
MELISSA ZOMRO DAVIS
Small Business Development Center at OCC
The Root Farm
Inns of Aurora
Ashley McGraw Architects
LISA FASOLO FRISHMAN
Health Foundation for Western & Central NY
Vera House, Inc.
Grossman St. Amour CPAs PLLC
Preferred Mutual Insurance Company
Sports Physical Therapy of New York, PC
Advanced Business Systems, Inc.
Le Moyne College
Key Private Bank
Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology
Blitman & King LLP
Loretto / PACE CNY
GiGi’s Playhouse Syracuse
Moon Law Office, LLC
Bank of America
MEGHAN MYLES PLATT
CHA Consulting Inc.
Solon Quinn Studios
BRADLEY RAPHAEL, MD
Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists
Synapse Property Resources
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
Bousquet Holstein PLLC
Savannah Bank N.A.
For more information about the 40 under FORTY awards and the honorees, check out the event commemorative publication that was published in the Nov. 14 weekly edition of The Central New York Business Journal.
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