July 25, 2018

Media Contact:

Lisa Doerner



Finalists Announced for Digital Rochester's
2018 GREAT Awards
Rochester, NY  - Digital Rochester is proud to announce the nominated finalists for the eighth annual GREAT Awards. The "GREAT" Awards or "Greater Rochester Excellence and Achievement in Technology" recognize individuals and organizations from the Rochester area who are making contributions to innovation and technology. The awards presentation will take place on September 26, 2018 at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center with host Ginny Ryan, News Anchor at 13 WHAM-TV, and music by The Isotopes.  

This year's event, themed Technology Playground, will celebrate innovators in the community who have been selected as a finalist in one of the following categories:
Best Tech Workplace Award 
Datto, Inc.
Innovative Solutions
L-Tron Corporation
Digital Marketing Award
The Digital Hyve
Monro, Inc.
Site Hub
Emerging Tech Company Award
Direct Mail 20/20
Intelon Optics, Inc.
SnapEval, LLC
Emerging Tech Leader Award 
Jaime Eisenhauer, VP of People, Innovative Solutions
Robert Mostyn, Digital Games Hub Coordinator, RIT Center of Media, Arts, Games,
Interaction & Creativity (MAGIC)
Project Manager of the Year 
Devin L. Hawkins, Strategic Initiatives Director, Trillium Health
Dr. Suzanne Piotrowski, Licensee & Executive Director, TedX Rochester
Christine Principe, Project Manager, Rochester Regional Health
Nicole Torcello, Project Manager, Butler/Till Media Services, Inc.
Student Achievement Award 
Nathan DeMario, Phase Innovations, LLC, Rochester Institute of Technology
Brandon Sheppard,Team Op-Siix, Rochester Institute of Technology
Amanda Zaremski, WINutRx, Rochester Institute of Technology
Tech For Good Award
Datto, Inc. 
Jewish Senior Life
Positive Science, LLC
Sonya Travers
Technology Innovation Award 
Greenlight Networks
Innovative Solutions
Tech Luminary Award Winner
New this year, the Tech Luminary Award winner was selected from nominations submitted by DR board members. Andre Godfrey, President/CEO, Entre Computer Services, will be recognized at the event as the 2018 GREAT Awards Tech Luminary winner.

The program will take place from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m., beginning with an exhibitor showcase that features some of Rochester's top technology companies, networking and grazing stations. This will be followed by the awards presentation where all finalists will be recognized and the winners in each category will be announced. After the awards portion, there will be a cordial hour which will include continued exhibitor showcase and networking. 
Tickets for the awards event are $110 for Digital Rochester Members and $125 for non-members. Discount pricing for groups of 5 or 10 are available and may be purchased  online  .
For information on event sponsorship and participation in the exhibitor showcase, please contact Ethan Acey at or visit



About Digital Rochester: 

Digital Rochester was founded in 2000 and is made up of professionals and companies working together to strengthen the Greater Rochester Area's technology business community. DR events and community services include a wide array of educational and networking activities designed to support the growth and success of the Rochester business community. 


In 2010, the organization grew with the inclusion of the Association for Women in Computing (AWC) and eBusiness Association (eBA). In 2012, DR entered into a strategic alliance with Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE). This alliance enhances DR's ability to support the Greater Rochester Region's business community.


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