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Forty people under 40 years old who are making a positive contribution locally will be recognized early next year at MGM Grand in Foxwoods Resort Casino.
The first local Forty Under 40 Awards, sponsored by the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce, Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Area Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce and The Day, will be presented at 6 p.m. Jan. 18.
Tickets, $75 each, can be purchased from the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce at 860-572-9578, the Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Area Chamber of Commerce at 401-596-7761 and the Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce at 860-887-1647.
Recipients are: Michael C. Aliano, American Ambulance Service Inc.; Rebecca K. Atkins, Mitchell College; Ross Anderson, Norwich Public Schools; Christopher Boots, People's United Bank; Rodney A. Butler, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation; Rosario Cacciatore, The Pizza Place; Todd Cambio of Precision Fitness.
Also, Christina Caplet, Chelsea Groton Bank; Sergio Cherenzia, Cherenzia & Associates; Lori "Miss L" Christman, Full Power Radio Jammin' 1077; Stephen J. Clemente, Extra Virgin Oil Store and Semolina; Frank Colmenares, Shrine MGM; Dawn DeCristofaro, Chelsea Groton Bank; Greg Drab, Advantage Personal Training.
And, Tanner J. Evak, Ocean Community YMCA; Suzanne Giorno, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management; Jacob Hanley, Merrill Lynch; Meghan Horan, The Arc New London County; Andrew Howell, St. James Episcopal Church; Chris Jewell, Collins & Jewell Co.; Stacey Jimenez, Legal Shield-Bucacci Business Solutions; CJ Knudsen, CT Tigers; Sarah Larson, Miranda Creative; Cody Loughlean, Easymeeting Inc.; Constantine Macris, Coastal Environmental Services; Sherri Mancini, Waterford Hotel Group; Kelly Matis, Mystic Aquarium.
Also, Lauren Miner, US Foods; Alyssa Dynon Lathrop Pendleton, Norwich Free Academy; David Preka, Advanced Improvements, LLC; Kathryn Rampellini, Steamboat Inn & Steamboat Wharf; Rita Rivera, Little Print Communications; Michelle Royce Williams, Mohegan Sun; Jane Simmons Meiser, La Grua Center; Joanne Smart, United Community and Family Services Inc.; Chris Soto, College Access Program; Nicholas Spera, Marine Science Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut; Mike Valentine, The Marina at American Wharf; Jason Vincent, Norwich Community Development Corporation; and April Woodcock, Touching Clients.