On February 22 2017 over two hundred attendees joined Business Link Media Group in celebrating the achievements of Hamilton’s top 40 Under Forty winners at Michelangelo Banquet Centre in Hamilton. Jack Peets, of the 102.9 K-Lite FM Midday Show, was the MC for the event and highlighted the achievements of these 40 incredible individuals.


The 40 Under Forty Business Achievement Awards give recognition to Hamilton’s next generation of business leaders. These 40 individuals are under 40 years of age and consistently make their mark in business and contribute regularly to their respective communities.


A sincere thank you is extended to all who took the time to nominate these outstanding individuals. Without your efforts, these people may not have received the recognition they deserve. To all the winners, all the best in your continuing efforts, and once again, CONGRATULATIONS!



Matt Afinec - Hamilton Tiger-Cats Football Club
Amro Awaidah - VivosWeb Inc.
Maria Branigan - Branigan Properties
Bonnie Brittain MTA, MMT - Fermata Inc.
Adele Churchill BA, BEd, MA - Ontario Nurses’ Association
Carla Criminisi - Charles & Hunt
Jacqueline De Rubeis - Gold Cross Home Care Inc.
Dave Fauteux - The Other Bird
Luisa Giaitzis - Absolute Simplicity
Daniel Guest - Guest Plumbing & Heating
John Harvey CRM, CLP - CARSTAR Canada
Danielle Houston - By Danilea
Brian Humphrey - Momentum Fitness
Tammy Hwang - CoMotion Group Inc.
Bryce Jaspers - Speedpro Imaging Hamilton
Andrew  Jubenville  CPA, CA - Durward Jones Barkwell & Company LLP
Rebecca Kallsen - Kallsen + Stennett Communications
Emily Kulpaka - Determination Martial Arts
Bartek  Lasota CPA, CMA - Lasota Accounting
Jason Little B.A. (Hons.), LL.B. - Wellenreiter LLP
Anthony Macaluso - Cardinal Newman High School
Bridget MacIntosh - City of Hamilton
Milos Manojlovic - SM Cladding Solutions Inc.
Fabio Marrama - FirstOntario Credit Union
Dr. Sara Moffatt - Ontario Ministry of Education
Jeffrey Neven  MSW, RSW - Indwell
Vincent Palermo PFP - Royal Bank of Canada
Scott Paulin CPA, CA, IFA, CBV, CFF - Durward Jones Barkwell & Company LLP
Michael Sidenberg  BBA, BEd - Boston Pizza Centre on Barton
Kyle Slote M.Arch, OAA - Thier + Curran Architects Inc.
Amanda Stancati - tripcentral.ca
Dave Stala - Real Estate Investor
Christie Stemmler - Alectra Utilities (formerly known as Horizon Utilities Corporation)
Alley Stennett - Kallsen + Stennett Communications
Krista Swayze - Flourish Skin Studio
Leo Tsangarakis - The Burnt Tongue
Zachary Waxman CPA, CA, MBA - Hamilton Specialty Bar (2007) Inc.
Brad Whalen - Right Reaction
Sehrish Zehra MSc - Mathstronauts Inc.
Jay Ziebarth - Zeebarf Games Inc. & Zee Total Wellness Inc.


Only with the help of many generous businesses and volunteers are these awards possible. To our sponsors and donors, again thank you for seeing the value in these awards and for your continued support. A sincere thank you goes out to all who were involved. 

To nominate an individual for the 2018 Awards please contact Julie Van Ruyven at 905-646-9366, juliev@businesslinkmedia.com for a nomination form