2023 Vanden Brul Awards Ceremony and Luncheon

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By Invitation Only.

The Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award was created in 1984 through an endowment fund established by Mr. Vanden Brul in conjunction with RIT's Saunders College of Business. The award is presented annually to an individual or business that has improved the economic life of Greater Rochester or whose innovation management skills have changed the course of an existing business. We will also honor RIT students with the Herbert W. Vanden Brul Student Entrepreneurial Award. This award is intended to recognize outstanding RIT undergraduate or graduate student(s) who have demonstrated the potential to become successful entrepreneurs. The award recipients are selected by a committee of area civic and business leaders and RIT faculty.

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Please join us for an awards ceremony and luncheon to recognize the following awardees:

Community Winner
  • Kip Palmer, Chief Executive Officer, Palmer Food Services
Student Finalists*

*In no particular order. Final placements will be announced at the ceremony.


The Vanden Brul awards ceremony and luncheon will be held in the University Gallery (James E. Booth Hall), on the campus of Rochester Institute of Technology.


Once entering campus at the main entrance (indicated with a VERY large sign: "Rochester Institute of Technology, Founded 1829"), follow the directional signs labeled “Vanden Brul Awards Ceremony and Luncheon”, towards the University Gallery.

Please park in Parking Lot F, with overflow parking available in Lot G and Lot H. Once registered, External guests will receive an e-permit. Please place the permit on your dash so you do not get ticketed.

Download Campus Maps: Interactive Campus Map.
Vanden Brul Map: Parking Lots F, G, H to University Gallery 


RIT’s campus is conveniently located five miles from the Greater Rochester International Airport and the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90).

From the Airport
Turn right onto Brooks Avenue, then right onto Interstate 390 South. From 390, take the Scottsville Road exit and turn right. Drive for approximately three miles, then turn left onto Jefferson Road. Travel east for approximately one-half mile to the campus.

From Interstate 90
Take exit 46 and proceed north on Interstate 390 to exit 13 (Hylan Drive). Turn left on Hylan and continue north to Jefferson Road. Turn left on Jefferson and proceed west for approximately two miles to the campus.

Address for GPS
Parking Lot F, Reynolds Dr, Rochester, NY 14623

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When and Where
June 27, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room/Location: University Gallery

Open to the Public

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