ASPIRE Award Recipients

MARKHAM, April 19, 2013 – Markham Board of Trade’s Young Professionals Committee celebrated their first anniversary by presenting the inaugural ASPIRE Awards.

Nominees for the ASPIRE (Achieving Social and Professional Ideals, Reaching Excellence) Awards must demonstrate business success, community involvement and be a role model and inspiration to others.

The recipients are:

Andre Vittorio, President, Idealogical Systems Inc.

Jason Cottrell, Founder and Director, Myplanet Digital

Riyaz Datoo, Principal, Crystallize It Inc.

“I’d like to congratulate all the nominees and salute the ASPIRE Award recipients”, said Bill Hutton, Young Professionals Committee Chair. “Our judges were challenged by the number of talented, successful, entrepreneurial candidates for these inaugural awards.”

The Young Professionals Committee was established to help cultivate Markham’s young professionals and inspire the next generation of business leaders.

The Board of Trade has been Markham’s premier business association for over 30 years. It represents 800 members, from large corporations to small business owners. The Board of Trade enhances the success of its members by offering exclusive programs and services to assist them in realizing their goals. It supports the business community at large by advocating on issues critical to the economic vitality and quality of life within the City of Markham.