Fab5 Young Professional Awards

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    Who Are Your Fab5?

    Tompkins Connect is proud to present the Second Annual Fab5 Young Professional Awards. 5 young professionals will be honored at this year’s ceremony February 27th at Coltivare. Nominate a worthy young professional for one of our 5 winning categories.

    • Non Profit Leader of the Year
    • Business Leader of the Year
    • Entrepreneur of the Year
    • Rookie of the Year
    • Volunteer of the Year.

    Learn More about our Individual awards in the “About” Tab

    Register below to attend our event on February 27th!

    Our Winners

    2016 Fab5

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    The Fab5 Young Professional Awards Presented by Tompkins Trust Company

    The Fab5 Awards are celebrating the achievement of Tompkins County young professionals, ages 21-40, who are growing and excelling in their respective fields and in the community. On February 27th, the Fab5 Young Professional Awards will be hosted at Coltivare, with each award winner receiving recognition in front of their co-workers and peers.
    Having grown into the most robust and diverse young professionals networking group in Tompkins County, Tompkins Connect has directly impacted the young professional workforce in Tompkins County in many ways. The Fab5 awards are a way to recognize Tompkins County’s young professional population for all the incredible work they do.


    What is the….

    Entrepreneur of the Year

    The Young Professional Entrepreneur of the Year is an individual who has managed a new business venture, taking on personal risk to do so, and is deserving of additional recognition due to their entrepreneurial spirit. This person shows great Leadership skills, Innovation and Tenacity.

    Not-for-Profit Leader of the Year

    The Young Professional Not-for-Profit Leader of the Year is an individual who has shown a remarkable aptitude for leadership in a not-for-profit organization. This leader has shown great Leadership skills, Strategic thinking, and Passion.

    Business Leader of the Year

    The Young Professional Business Leader of the Year is an individual who has excelled in demonstrating their leadership ability as a business professional in the Tompkins County area. This leader has shown great Teamwork/Communication, Perseverance and Vision.

    Volunteer of the Year

    The Young Professional Volunteer of the Year deserves additional recognition for their exceptional performance while volunteering in the Tompkins County Community. This volunteer has shown great Motivation, Commitment and Passion.

    Rookie of the Year

    The Young Professional Rookie of the Year has recently taken on a new position or freshly entered the workforce altogether. During this time, this person has demonstrated noteworthy performance and deserves to be acknowledged. This professional has shown great Enthusiasm, Development and Self-Motivation.

    Curious about the Ceremony?

    February 27th we will be taking over Coltivare in Downtown Ithaca for a night to remember. We will be featuring specialty food from some of Tompkins Trust Company’s most awarded farmers and food producers. You will also find beer and wine tastings, as well as discounted specialty cocktails from Coltivare’s renowned mixologists.

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