A diverse group of young professionals will be honored by The Keene Sentinel and The Business Journal of Greater Keene, Brattleboro and Peterborough at the sixth annual Trendsetters Awards on March 14 at the Keene Country Club.
In partnership with Keene Young Professionals Network, The Business Journal has recognized 94 Trendsetters since its inception in 2014, including the 2019 class. Winners, all under age 40, are recognized for their contributions to their places of work and communities.
“Once again, judges have selected an amazing group of individuals who are doing great things in this region,” said Terrence Williams, president and COO of The Sentinel. “We are recognizing 14, but the field was incredibly deep with so many deserving candidates.”
Nearly 40 nominations were made by nearly 60 nominators, Williams said. A six-person panel made up mostly of past winners selected a group living throughout the Monadnock Region and Brattleboro.
Here are the 2019 Trendsetters:
Robert Waters of Surry, Southwestern Community Services
Sara Pelkey of Keene, Keene SwampBats, Cheshire Medical Center
Georgia Cassimatis of Gilsum, W.S. Badger Co., Inc.
Gretchen Hardy of Chesterfield, the Porch Café and Catering
Ely Thayer of Keene, Edward Jones
Emily Lavigne of Keene, Prime Roast Coffee Co.
Peter Starkey of Keene, Monadnock Peer Support Group
Elizabeth Slack of Keene, B&B Salon
Jeff Murphy of Keene, Brewbakers Café
Caitlin Elizabeth Ward of Surry, Bob’s Fuel Co.
Serenity Wolf of Brattleboro, Stevens & Associates, PC
Danielle Ruffo of Swanzey, Savings Bank of Walpole
Renee Sangermano of Jaffrey, Town of Jaffrey
Martha Barnard of Keene, Cheshire County Drug Court
Information on tickets for the Trendsetters event will be available next week, Williams said.