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August 26, 2016 Class of 2016

40 under 40: Brian Treitman

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

Treitman started B.T.’s Smokehouse in 2007 out of an 18-foot trailer in Brimfield, having given up as a Boston chef. B.T.’s has expanded twice to 1,200 square feet and 16 seats and then 2,500 square feet and 40 seats. B.T.’s has been ranked the No. 1 BBQ joint in New England and No. 20 in the U.S.

He served on the board of Central Mass South Chamber of Commerce. For six years, he has participated in Worcester’s Best Chef Competition, benefitting local cooking schools.

By the time I am 50, I would like to have accomplished...starting a nonprofit that gives instant need to those in Central and Western Massachusetts.

Who gave you the best advice? Mr. Virgili at CIA – You don’t choose this career, it chooses you. It is one of the most thankless jobs you’ll ever have but can be the most rewarding.

What is the first impression you like to leave with business contacts? That I’m humble. People enjoy what I do almost as much as I enjoy doing it, and I feel a lot of it is luck.

If you could have dinner with any four people, who would they be? Escoffier, Julia Childs, Paul Prudhomme, Anthony Bourdain.

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

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

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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