Event Recap: First Annual Emerging Business Leaders Awards Gala

Two weeks ago the Emerging Business Leaders held their first annual Awards Gala at Salvatore’s, which celebrated young professionals in WNY. A huge thank you to all those who attended, sponsored, and supported! The night was a hit, complete with more than just awards!

The evening featured a performance by More Than Me, photo booth by Toy Bros, Pinnacle Vodka tasting station, music provided by Kiss 98.5 DJ Tony Mamaluke, chair massages by Massage Envy, and swag bags by Tony Walker.

Congrats to all the winners and nominees!

Thank you sponsors & supporters:

Amherst Chamber of CommerceEmerging Business Leaders

Buffalo Business First | Tony Walker | The Mac Groups 

Pinnacle Vodka  | Katz Americas

Northtown | UNYTS | National Grid | BCBS

Here are some fab pics of the awards, step & repeat, and of course, candids! Enjoy..

Album 1 | Photos courtesy of Chuck Alaimo for Buffalo.com

Album 2 | Photos courtesy of Donald Schwartz for M Productions


Awarding Young Professionals: Emerging Business Leaders

We’re not quite sure if it gets much better than this. A night of cocktails while interacting with some of Western New York’s best contacts. The Emerging Business Leaders Awards Gala is THE event to attend. Although only awarding professionals 39 & under, all are welcome!

Not your “grandma’s” awards dinner, February 22, 2012 will set the bar on how organizations, communities, and respective industries view their own awards ceremonies. The first annual Emerging Business Leaders Awards Gala will take place at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens (7:00p-10:00p).

The Emerging Business Leaders (EBL) is geared toward young professionals who are in the demographic age range of 39 years and younger. The Awards Gala will recognize young professionals in several of different categories for their achievements in Western New York. These categories consist of Young Professional of the Year, Rising Star Award, Community Impact Award, Best Place to Work for Young Professionals & Entrepreneur of the Year. Click here to view the nominees for each category.

Come enjoy the night and recognize emerging professionals in the region. Tickets are only $99.00 & include:

We know, it’s a Wednesday, but what better way to get through your work week than to look forward to a night out with some of your closest friends and a night of cocktails, live music and networking! Salvatore’s Italian Gardens will also run a special at the Garden Place Hotel for $79 for those who want to fully enjoy the night and drive in the morning. Remember, if you want to be invited next year, responsibility is key.

The Emerging Business Leaders is a reputable resource for tomorrow’s leaders who seek excellence, professionalism, personal growth and career advancement through collaborative efforts focused on positively impacting the Western New York community.

Purchase tickets online here.

See you all in your cocktail attire. Until then – Cheers,