Worcester Business Journal 40 Under 40

On Wednesday, September 12, Worcester Business Journal held their annual Awards Event called "40 Under Forty." Each year, the Worcester-area magazine chooses 40 people under the age of forty, who are thriving, up-and-coming in business, and who do positive things for and within their communities. Some might call them "game-changers."

This year, WBJ opened up the nomination period from October through May, where anyone could nominate an eligible business leader. (as the social media person on board at Team Pelletier Properties, I will take credit here and say that I was the one who nominated my boss, Nick Pelletier, and submitted in writing all the answers to their questions as to why he should be selected.)

Of the record 206 nominations that were entered, 40 were then chosen by the panel of judges. All honorees must work in Central Mass, live in Massachusetts, and be under 40 years old. This week, members of Team Pelletier, along with family and colleagues, were honored to attend the Awards Event to watch as Nick was called up to receive his Award and his recognition. Below are a few pictures from the event, along with some highlights of what went down:

Above: The set-up at the start of the event, which took place at the historic Mechanics Hall in downtown Worcester. As always, the architecture and artistry of this well-known theater and hall is legendary.

Below: The company logo at the Reserved table for friends of Nick Pelletier and Pelletier Properties.

Below: Some of the honorees pictures inside the program. We think the dude in the bottom row, right corner might look a bit familiar ...

Below: Two of the Realtors on Team Pelletier Properties; Josh Mello (left) and Dan Reiser (right), supporting their Team Leader and company President.

Below: Hey, that's me! And also, a guy whose head was cut off by my awful phone-selfie-taking-skills, Team Leader and CEO of Keller-Wiliams North Central, Mark Kavanaugh.

Below: Here's a guy whose head was NOT cut off - Nick Pelletier - on the big screen, as the MC describes his achievements and he gets ready to make his way onto the stage.

Below: The big moment. Nick receives his Award, and has his picture taken by a REAL photographer that is not me. He was the 5th one of the 40 to receive his award, which is why the stage looks so bare.

Below: This is what the stage looked like after more honorees received their recognitions and awards.

Above: Honoree Victor M. Archila, Owner and President of VMA Electric Inc, showing off his special skill for the crowd: walking on his hands.

Below: Pelletier Properties Table Group shot, post-ceremony, pre-reception. A great time was had by all.

Pelletier Properties and Nick Pelletier would like to again say thank you to Worcester Business Journal for selecting us, and would also like to take a moment to recognize and congratulate the 40 other honorees. See their names and titles below, and find out more about Pelletier Properties as well as the other honorees, in the August edition of Worcester Business Journal.

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Meredith Harris, Marlborough Economic Development Corp

Grace Elton, CEO Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston

Efua T. Dufu, MSW, LCSW, Owner Elite Event Planning, Worcester

Ben Jones, Director of Finance, Boston Scientific Corp., Marlborough

Jennifer Leger, VP and Cash Operations Manager, Fidelity Bank, Leominster

Michael P. McDonough, CPA, Partner at McDonough, McDonough &Corsini, LLP, Sutton

Laura Marotta, Executive Director, Creative Hub Worcester

Nathan Oriol, Administrator, Oakdale Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center/Oriol Health Care, West Boylston

Che Anderson, Project Manager, City of Worcester

Victor M. Archila, Owner and President VMA Electric Inc, Marlborough

Madeline Mendoza, Homeownership Program Manager, NewVue Communities, Fitchburg

Lilian Radke, President Unic Pro Inc, Shrewsbury

Michael Alden, VP of Business Development, Ascentria Care Alliance, Worcester

Matthew M. Copeland, Principal, Copeland Building Envelope Consulting, Stow

David Gilchrist, MD, MBA, Medical Director, Hahnemann Family Health Center, Worcester

Courtney E. Pelley,Chief of Staff, Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, Worcester

Erin Jansky, Director of Human Resources, Worcester Housing Authority

Alexis Kelleher, Crust Bakeshop and North Main Provisions, Worcester

Tom Lubelczyk, Co-founder and CEO The Worcester Jazz Collective, Worcester

Bonnie J. Walker, Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Kate D. Campanale, State Representative, Massachusetts House of Representatives

Ryan Canuel, Co-founder and CEO Petricore, Inc, Worcester

Alvara Gjylapi, Senior VP and Credit Practices Manager, Santander Bank, Worcester and Boston

Bert LaValley, President; Sustainable Comfort, Inc; Deadhorse Hill & Simjang Restaurants, Worcester

Mark A. Borenstein, Associate Attorney, Seder & Chandler, LLP, Worcester

Jennifer Caron, Owner and licensed acupuncturist, Body Therapeutics, Worcester

Jared E. Gentilucci, Project Manager & Shareholder, Nitsch Engineering, Worcester

Jessica Morris, Senior Associate Dean of Students, MCPHS University, Worcester

Sam Bitar, VP and Business Systems Manager, Webster Five, Auburn

Danielle J. Clark, Career Coach; former Director of the Master of Organizational Leadership Program, Clark Career Coaching; Nichols College, Dudley

Brian Lemerise, President, Quiet Logistics, Inc, Devens

Ursula Furi-Perry, J.D., Dean of School and Humanities & Social Sciences, and Interim Dean of School of Graduate & Professional Studies. Becker College, Worcester

Derek Canton, Founder and CEO, Paerpay, Worcester

Heidi Cooper, General Manager and farmer's wife, Cooper's Hilltop Farm, LLC, Rochdale

Pat Davis, VP of Business Operations at The DAVIS Cos, Marlborough

Blaine Schnare, Director of Marketing, Harrington Healthcare System, Southbridge

Allison Beckler, DO, Medical Director, YOU, Inc. Worcester, Gardner, and Baldwinville.

Erica Grinkis, Owner , The GazBar Sports Grill, Leominster

Ryan Matson, Employee Benefits Consultant, Small Business Insurance Agency, Worcester