Nicole Savage, the second-generation owner of Nature’s Way Environmental Consultants and Contractors, Inc. on Crittenden Rd. in Alden, has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award. Recipients are “individuals who have achieved professional success, contribute time and energy to making the region a better place, and actively assist others (particularly women) in reaching their potential,” states the Buffalo Niagara Partnership website. Winners of the ATHENA awards will be announced on March 30 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.
Savage had been content working in the human resources field and did not set out with the goal to run Nature’s Way. But she readjusted her plans and took the reins of the company at 28, after the sudden death in 2007 of her father, Russel J. Savage, who started the company in 1989 out of their home in Alden. See full story and more photos in the March 23rd issue of the Alden Advertiser.