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Ithaca, N.Y. — Tompkins Connect is excited to announce it is now accepting nominations for the fifth annual Tompkins Connect Fabulous Five (FAB5) Awards sponsored by Tompkins Trust Company. The FAB5 Young Professional Awards is celebrating the achievement of Tompkins County Young Professionals, ages 21-40, who are growing and excelling in their respective fields and in the community.

The FAB5 Awards categories are:

Young Professional Entrepreneur, Young Professional Not-for-Profit Leader, Young Professional Business Leader, Young Professional Volunteer, and Young Professional Rookie of the Year.

To nominate an individual, visit the Tompkins County Chamber’s webpage at www.tompkinschamber.org/fab5awards. Nominations are due by Friday, December 13 and the FAB5 winners will be awarded on March 2, 2020 at the FAB5 Awards Ceremony at Coltivare Restaurant and Event Center.

Co-sponsors of the event are Tompkins Connect, the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce, and the United Way.

“It has been truly inspiring to see the outstanding work being done by the young professionals in this community, and to see that work recognized by the FAB 5 AWARDS!  Creative risk-takers starting new businesses, rising stars in many long-standing organizations and selfless volunteers working to make our community such a fantastic place to live, work and play. I can’t wait to see this year’s nominees,” said Greg Hartz, president and CEO, Tompkins Trust Company.

“The Tompkins Connect Young Professional Fab5 Awards are an exciting new way for the community to recognize up and coming young professionals who have excelled or provided leadership as entrepreneurs, non-profit leaders, business leaders, volunteers, and more,” said Jennifer Tavares, Tompkins County Chamber President. “The Chamber is thrilled to be partnering with Tompkins Connect, Tompkins Trust Company, and Communique to recognize young community leaders,” said Tavares.

“The Fab5 Awards showcase the especially bright and gifted young talent we have in this community. These are the leaders of tomorrow,” said Svante Myrick, Mayor of Ithaca.

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