EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

October 3, 2013

Merrimack Valley talent comes together for 40 Under 40 luncheon

By Kelly Burch
kburch@eagletribune.com

---- — Two men revolutionizing health care, a survivor of the marathon bombings who is ready to run again, and a mom of four who is also a doctor in a thriving practice are just four of the young entrepreneurs, community activists and volunteers who will receive MVB magazine’s third annual 40 Under 40 Awards.

Each year, MVB, a sister publication of The Eagle-Tribune, chooses 40 people under the age of 40 years old who are making a big difference in local businesses and communities. On Oct. 18, the group will gather for a networking event and luncheon at Northern Essex Community College. The event offers the public the chance to network with the most influential up-and-coming talent in the Merrimack Valley.

“These people were chosen for a reason. They are leaders in their community at a young age,” said David A. Tibbetts, president of Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council, who will be speaking at the luncheon. “The Merrimack Valley is a great place to live, work and play. We are fortunate to have a wealth of natural and cultural resources in our own backyard.”

The 40 Under 40 edition of MVB magazine went to the printer this week, and as they wait for it to return, the team at North of Boston Media Group is looking forward to the luncheon.

“These 40 honorees bring so much talent, energy and ingenuity to our region,” said Karen Andreas, publisher of The Eagle-Tribune and North of Boston Media Group, who will also be speaking at the event. “They deserve to be thanked and lauded, and we are proud to feature them in MVB magazine and at this special luncheon.”

Tickets to the lunch should be purchased online in advance.

If You Go: WHAT: 40 Under 40 Luncheon and Awards Ceremony. WHEN: Friday, Oct. 18, noon to 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Hartleb Technology Center, Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliot St., Haverhill. HOW: Tickets $29.95 at www.mvbmagazine.eventbrite.com