Meet the 2020 Young Professionals Category Finalists for Small Business Owner of the Year!
Chris Hacken, Owner & CEO of Loop Internet
For Chris Hacken, the work he does as the Founder of Loop Internet is something that he is very passionate about and which consumes most of his life. Outside of work, Chris also enjoys outdoor activities and sports, like river kayaking, rock climbing, golf, hockey, and snowboarding. Chris also has a pit bull named Chara that means the world to him.
Kyle Reed, Owner and Lead Instructor of NEPA MMA
Kyle Reed opened NEPA Mixed Martial Arts in 2014 and has been training martial arts for over 20 years. When he opened NEPA MMA, his goal was to change the lives of his students and the community each day.
Tyler Rice, Owner of AxelRad Screen Printing
Tyler’s passion and propensity for business are genetic; he comes from generations of hard-working entrepreneurial men and women. As a middle child with 5 siblings, work ethic was a key component to fuel his independence that started with part-time jobs at the age of 15. During the last few years of high school, Tyler developed an interest in graphic design, and, post-graduation, decided to teach himself the programs that he would need to be successful. Tyler was quickly hired at the age of 18 based on his abilities and entered the digital media industry. The screen print and embroidery world became his home nearly 10 years ago and he has gone on to learn every aspect of the industry to help build AxelRad into the business it is today. Tyler loves what he does and enjoys creatively helping others by giving back to the community whenever possible.
Make sure to join us on September 23rd at our in-person, fun, and safely done event at the Garden Drive In to celebrate these finalists from the comfort of your own vehicle and to hear the category winners announced live on stage! IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure to make your ticket reservation before the deadline of September 18th! Click here to register today!