August 26, 2016
Class of 2016

40 under 40: Amadeus Finlay

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40 under Forty winners (from left) Evis Wilmes Terpollari, Kham Inthirath, Matthew Abraham and Amadeus Finlay

Dubbed the city's Minister of Fun by Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce CEO Timothy Murray, Finlay is a tireless advocate for BlueHive and Worcester County. Arriving from Ireland in 2013, Finlay joined BlueHive to kick off its digital revolution and eventually a new division: BlueHive Media, offering video, social media and website management.

Finlay will publish first book, "Chasing the Western Horizon: An Irishman's View of America" next year.

What is your most significant professional goal? Corny answer, but I believe that is yet to come. Every day is building on the previous, and that's where the magic is made.

What is your advice to young business people? Believe in your dreams, shoot straight and never give up.

What is the first impression of you want leave with business contacts? Intrigue. So many faces come and go, make sure that everyone you meet is treated courteously, and when you depart, they want to know more.

Why do you work in Central Massachusetts? It's the up-and-coming place to be. Follow the excitement and ingenuity, and you'll always be inspired. There's nowhere else like it.

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

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

Renee King - The Queen's Cup in Millbury

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

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