Niagara College raises a glass to faculty member Jennifer Wilhelm who has been chosen for a 40 Under Forty Business Achievement award.
Wilhelm who is an instructor and coordinator of Niagara College’s wine programs will be one of 40 business people under the age of 40 to be honoured by the The Business Link.
“The Business Link recognizes 40 individuals under the age of 40 for their leadership growth and development of the Niagara region and their community involvement” said Wendy Smith account executive/office manager Business Link Media Group. “Jennifer was chosen by an independent judging panel of 40 Under Forty alumni for her growth in her position and what she gives back to the community her compassion for what she does her knowledge and her drive to be successful.”
The awards recognize Niagara’s next generation of business leaders who consistently make their mark in business and in their communities. To be nominated candidates must have achieved business success and be active in a civic organization.
Wilhelm who is a resident of St. Catharines has been an instructor for NC’s wine beer and hospitality programs since 2007 and wine program coordinator since 2009.
Wilhelm got her start working and managing restaurants and catering companies in the Niagara Region quickly developing a passion for the wine industry and sharing her enthusiasm with others. She has also worked as a wine steward/server/event coordinator for Mark Picone Studio in Vineland for Town Media as a coordinator for the Toronto Gourmet Food and Wine Expo and as a wine awards program coordinator for InterVin International wine awards.
In addition to her successes at Niagara College Wilhelm is active in the community. She regularly volunteers for local wine industry events to share her knowledge and enthusiasm for the industry. She is a current member of the Wine Women and Style Committee to raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters Go Girls! Programs within local schools for girls age 11-14. She is also a volunteer sensory panelist for the Ontario VQA Appeal Board and a member and speaker for the Ontario Wine Society. She is also a past board member of Adolescents Family Support Services Niagara board of directors.
Wilhelm’s achievements will be recognized The Business Link’s 40 Under Forty event on May 16 at the Holiday Inn Parkway Convention Centre in St. Catharines.