Craig Penderson - Il Primo

Craig Pedersen is the founder of Il Primo, an Italian restaurant located in Ottawa. Although he has been involved in the restaurant and hospitality industry for much longer, Craig has only been operating Il Primo for the past 18 years.

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Karen Reedman - Trio Bistro & Lounge and KRonHR

Karen Reedman is the founder of KRonHR, a local human resources (HR) consulting firm, as well as co-founder of Trio Bistro and Lounge. Both businesses are based in Ottawa.

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Rich Loen - InGenius

Rich Loen is the founder of InGenius, a computer telephony integration company creating software that connects telephone systems with leading edge CRMs.

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