Check out our 2015 Local Leader Finalists and what their nominators had to say about them!

  Suzanne Musho
MUSHO Architecture and Design
(New York, NY)

“Suzanne’s entire working career has included an unwavering commitment to volunteerism and leadership…she has an incredible tenacity that persuades and fosters community involvement in important projects that mean so much to the causes [about which] she feels strongly.”
Suzanne Musho  
  Sandeep Pednekar Sandeep Pednekar
Advent Enterprises (Cordova, TN)
“Sandeep is a diverse and dynamic entrepreneur and local community leader. He is able to maintain many professional and community responsibilities and makes a huge impact on those around him. His life is his work and improving those around him.”
David Rapaport

Elatus Services (Weymouth, MA)
“David, a veteran business owner having served over 33 years in the National Guard, utilizes his background and skills to give back to undeserved populations in his community – including initiating a Representative Payee program for the homeless and addicted populations, tutoring homeless students, mentoring high school students in entrepreneurship, and substitute teaching.”
David Rapaport  
  Erinn Pearson
Erinn Pearson

Simply Erinn’s (Cambridge, MA)
“At first glance, you would assume her popularity in Cambridge was due to her likeability which may be true but not limited to. On the contrary, her distinguished name is the result of her monthly women’s health forum and her amazing candor of her triumphs from domestic violence. I witnessed this first-hand in listening to the testimonials of her coworkers and customers alike.”
George Koulouris

Grecian Gyro (Hapeville, GA)
“It is super important to both my brother and I that we are good employers, and good business owners. We take great pride in the work that we do. We provide a delicious, healthy product, we strive to be an excellent employer, and we support our neighbors in every way we can. I think making this kind of an impact on the world is one of the greatest benefits of small locally owned businesses.” – G. Koulouris