September 23, 2011

The Business Review Announces Achievers 2011 Winners

By: Philip Schwartz

Source: The Business Review

The Business Review announces its Achievers 2011 lineup today, naming six stand-out companies and individuals as award winners.

A near 30-year tradition, Achievers is The Business Review’s longest-running awards program.

This year’s awards recognize key players in the Albany, New York, region’s restaurant, technology and nonprofit industries. The winners are:

• Executive of the Year: Angelo Mazzone of Mazzone Management Group, which owns and operates several fine dining restaurants and food service operations, including the Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia and Angelo’s 677 Prime in Albany.

• Game Changer: Alain Kaloyeros of the University at Albany’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, arguably the bedrock of the region’s tech sector.

• Company of the Year: nfrastructure, a Clifton Park company that designs, installs and manages computer networks, information technology and data center functions for businesses and government.

• Non-Profit of the Year: Capital District Habitat for Humanity, the local affiliate of Habitat that serves Albany County and southern Saratoga County.

• Newsmaker: etransmedia Technology, a fast-growing electronic medical records company that was founded locally.

• Promising Newcomer: Ecovative Design, a start-up project of two Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduates that’s generating buzz for its use of mushrooms to develop eco-friendly packaging.

The Business Review gave out its first Achievers in 1983. Formerly the Achievement Awards, Achievers added new categories last year—Newsmaker, Promising Newcomer and Game Changer—while keeping the traditional Executive of the Year, Company of the Year and nonprofit honors.

This year’s awards dinner is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy. A publication profiling the winners will come out the following day.