The Telegraph honors area’s 40 Under Forty

NASHUA – The Telegraph honored the Greater Nashua area’s best and brightest “40 Under Forty,” Thursday evening at Rivier University.

The event, sponsored by The Telegraph and Clark & Lavey Benefits Solutions of Merrimack, recognized the area’s leaders and innovators in the business, health care, education and entrepreneurial communities.

Rivier University president Sister Paula Marie Buley welcomed the award recipients with the invocation and some opening remarks.

“Congratulations to our honorees,” she said. “And a special note of recognition to your support system. Your family members, friends, mentors and business associates who join you this evening.”

She also offered the quip, “Life really does begin at 40. Up until then, you’re just doing research.”

The Telegraph Editor in Chief Matthew Burdette introduced Paul Clark, president and CEO of Clark and Lavey, who was one of the evening’s judges.

“We went through a lot of resumes,” he said. “And it was truly hard. The honorees have truly distinguished themselves tonight. I don’t think I need to tell you about work ethic. You have that. And I’m not going to tell you about drive. You have that, too.”

Clark wrapped up his remarks with a simple piece of advice.

“The only easy day was yesterday. So, prepare for tomorrow,” he said.

“Our inaugural 40 Under Forty serves as a way for us to recognize those who have made significant contributions to our community,” said Heather Goodwin Henline, publisher and general manager of The Telegraph. “Southern New Hampshire features the best and brightest young, innovative talent anywhere in the world. These highly recruitable individuals not only are contributing to today’s economic successes, but they are setting a standard for what it means to be a driving force in their respective fields and using those talents for a greater purpose.”