August 26, 2016
Class of 2016

40 Under 40: Renee King

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40 Under Forty winners (from left) Brian Treitman, Hawley Harrigan, Renee King and Katherine Pittinger

Five months after graduating with a psychology degree, King went out on a whim and opened a Millbury bakery, transforming it into a gourmet cupcake shop and catering service. It is a vendor at prominent wedding venues Tower Hill Botanic Gardens and Crompton Collective. The shop received Best Bakery (2014) and Best Desserts (2014, 2015) awards from the Millbury Sutton Chronicle and Best Cupcakes (2016) by Worcester Magazine. King is 2016's WSU Outstanding Young Alumna.

What will the title of your memoirs be? "The Queen's Cups Rules Everything Around Me" because I have dedicated my life to my business and can rarely go anywhere without being called Queen's Cup, haha!

What is your advice to young business people? Focus on what separates you from your competition.

I prepare for the unexpected by...going to work a lot earlier and overwhelming my mom with text messages so she can calm me down, haha!

Why do you work in Central Massachusetts? I grew up in Millbury, went to Millbury High School, coach basketball for Millbury High and own my business here. I am a true Woolie!

Meet the other 40 under Forty winners

Matthew Abraham - Tighe & Bond Inc. in Worcester

Kola A. Akindele - UMass Medical School in Worcester

William E. Aubuchon, IV - Aubuchon Hardware in Westminster

Amanda Marie Baer - Mirick O'Connell in Westborough

Elizabeth Belliveau - Enlightened Interventions & Union Street Yoga in Worcester

Joe Bush - Worcester CleanTech Incubator

Nicholas J. Carbone - Boyle & Carbone, P.C. in Fitchburg

Christof Chartier - C.M. Chartier Contracting in Templeton

Rob Cleary - ClearCom IT Solutions Inc. in Leicester

Emily DeGray - Residential Mortgage Services in Sturbridge & Worcester

Alexander Dunn - Skyscope in Worcester

Peter Dunn - Worcester Executive Office of Economic Development

Amadeus Finlay - BlueHive Inc. in Worcester

Tiffany Gallo - Cutler Associates, Inc. in Worcester

Carly A. Gould - Reliant Medical Group in Worcester

Hawley Harrigan - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/MetroWest in Worcester

Michael Herbert - Town of Ashland

Julie Holstrom - Worcester Business Development Corp.

Miriam Hyder - Ed Hyder's Mediterranean Marketplace in Worcester

Kham Inthirath - Envision Digital Group in Worcester

Isabelle Jenkins - College of the Holy Cross in Worcester

Oriola Koci - Livia's Dish & Altea's Brunch in Worcester

Ryan Leary - Running Start Coworking in Worcester

D. Andrew McBeth - Green Leaf Construction in Leominster

Paul Medeiros - Easter Seals Massachusetts in Worcester

Bob Miller - Tegra Medical in Franklin

Jonathan Miller - YOU, Inc. in Worcester

Amanda Misilo - Commerce Bank in Worcester

Jasmine Jina Ortiz - Keller Williams of Greater Worcester in Worcester

Amy Peterson - DCU Center in Worcester

Katherine Pittinger - Worcester Fitness

Douglas T. Radigan - Bowditch & Dewey, LLP in Worcester

Caitlin Sargent Lubelczyk - Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester

Dr. Brian Sullivan, MD - Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center in Worcester

Evis Wilmes Terpollari - Veterans Inc. in Worcester

Brian Treitman - B.T.'s Smokehouse in Sturbridge

James A. Valis - Blackstone Valley Wealth Management in Hopkinton

Stephanie Weagle - Corero Network Security in Hudson

Nicole Zea - Saint Gobain Superabrasives in Worcester

Meet this year's judges

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