The Niagara Entrepreneur of the Year Awards (NEYA) is proud to announce Len Pennachetti as the 24th Annual Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, and Larry Boggio as the Jan R. Cook Community Contribution Award Recipient.

Both Pennachetti and Boggio will be formally awarded at the 24th Annual NEYA Awards Gala being held Friday, February 23rd at White Oaks. Tickets are on sale now. We will also be announcing the Recipients in the nine juried categories.

The 24th Annual NEYA Nominees are:

Young Entrepreneur:

Marcy Mussari
Marcy Mussari Interior Decorator

Olivia Poulin
Pupadise Inc.
Niagara Falls

Ashlynn Ross
Planks Canada
Crystal Beach

Anna Schmoll
Rose Hill Lane

Dalton Steele
St. Catharines

Kevin Unger 
Kevin Unger Photography
St. Catharines         

Emerging Entrepreneur

Claire Anderson & Steven Woodruff
Studio Vine Glass
Niagara Falls

Paul Caporicci & Shawn Jackson
Creative Bytes Studios
St. Catharines

Kalin Falconer
Bloom & Co.
Niagara on the Lake

Nick Fortuna
Impero Contracting Inc
Niagara on the Lake

Allie Hughes
Hughes & Co.

Aaron Kozlowski & Lee Melarangeli
GlobalTek Security Inc.

Innovative Entrepreneur:

Lisa Carlomusto
Dental Hygiene of Niagara
St. Catharines

Joe Crawford
Joe Crawford Live
Port Colborne

Geoff Dillon
Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers

Christina Kendall & Julie McCready
Club Jump Inc.
St. Catharines

Tourism and Hospitality Entrepreneur

Charlie Clowes
Clowes & Co – Ello Gov’na + MASON
Niagara Falls

Stephen Del Col & Jacquelene Igel-Del Col
Zooma Caters & Tintern Road
Jordan Station

Nancy Niznik
Niagara Cake Artistry

Cian MacNeill
Niagara Oast House Brewers
Niagara on the Lake

Agricultural Horticultural & Environmental Entrepreneur:

Susan Cavey & John Robertson
Natural Insect Control

Melaina Gasbarrino
SALT to TREE, Thorold

Doug Glancy
Kiva Landscape Design Build Inc.
St. Catharines

Technological Entrepreneur

Jeff Douglas
DMS Technologies Inc.
St. Catharines

Nick Kuryluk
ColdBlock Technologies Inc.
St. Catharines

Michael Mottola, Jason Leonard & David Koski
Landlord Web Solutions

International Entrepreneur

Sarah Gretzinger
Market Savvy
Niagara on the Lake

Torben Rasmussen & Niels Rasmussen
Niagara Pattern Ltd.
Niagara Falls

Mike Violin
The Violin Group
St. Catharines

Family Entrepreneur

Frank Aiello
CC’s Dugout Italian Eatery

Gary Clemmensen & Jeff Clemmensen
Mac Frugal’s Furniture, Cash Depot & Liquidation King
St. Catharines

Marilyn Lee-Hannah, Robin Hannah, Jacalyn Hannah, and Tommy Hannah
Sherwood Farm
St. Catharines

Scott Schappert, Nancy Schappert, Ryan Schappert
Niagara Inflatables & Games Inc.
Niagara on the Lake

Anthony Stayrer
A.S. Security & Surveillance Inc.
Niagara Falls

Established Entrepreneur

Dan Giancola
BTO Performance Group and Personal Training

Michelle Latocha
Be Active Live Better
St. Catharines

Eric Pridmore
Presstime Design & Screenprint

Jerry Rinaldi
Rinaldi Homes
St. Catharines

Dr. James Wimmer
Advanced Chiropractic Clinic
Niagara Falls


Click here to review a list of past award recipients dating back to 1994. Click here for more information on our Juried Award categories.

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