Join us for Chamber's Annual Excellence in Business Awards. This year we are fortunate to have Nick Fortine from Business First as our keynote speaker. Nick Fortine, market president and publisher at Columbus Business First will speak on the subject “Staying Relevant in a Noisy World.” Before joining Business First, Fortine, a Youngstown native, was vice president of sales at eCycle LLC, a Hilliard electronics recycling business with a growth record that put it on the Business First Fast 50 and Inc. 5,000 lists of fast-growing privately held companies. Prior to his stint at eCycle, he was president of Custom Retail Group in Columbus, vice president of sales and client services at Manta Media Inc., and was a co-founder and partner at NuGrowth Solutions. Early in his career he was a sales executive for technology companies in the region. He arrived in Central Ohio to work at Metatec International. Fortine is a graduate of Bowling Green State University. He resides in Blacklick with his wife and two daughters.