Registration for Utah’s Premier Business Entrepreneur Event Is Open Now

SALT LAKE CITY, UT—Dec ember 10, 2014—MountainWest Capital Network ( today announced that it will be awarding Peter and Nicole Mouskondis, the CEO and Co-CEO of Nicholas and Company, its 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year award. The annual award, which recognizes Utah entrepreneurs who have built an industry-leading Utah-based company, is designed to inspire others to participate in the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship and to give back to the community by sharing their knowledge.

“Peter and Nicole are prime examples of what it means to be a successful entrepreneur,” said Reed Chase, President of MWCN. “The Mouskondis family exemplifies dedication to their customers and, as a result, has taken their business to the next level. Nicholas and Company demonstrates superlative entrepreneurship in the way it operates and has, as a result, benefited its clients, employees and the state of Utah.”

Nicholas and Company began in 1939—Peter and Nicole represent its current third-generation leadership. The company delivers the highest-quality products and services in the foodservice industry, it serves a six state area, provides access to over 10,000 products and it has a team of specialists to cater to its national alliances. Greek heritage runs deep within the company and is a driving force with how the business is viewed and operated.

“Over the years we have had the privilege of presenting the EOY award to an elite group of inspiring Utah business people,” said Drew Yergensen, Senior Relationship Manager at KeyBank and Chair of the Entrepreneur of the Year event. “We are honored to showcase Peter and Nicole and their hard work—it is our hope that their success can continue to be a source of motivation for the next generation of entrepreneurs.”

The MountainWest Capital Network Entrepreneur of the Year Award & Lunch Event will be held on Tuesday, February 3 2015 at the Little America Hotel from 11 AM – 1:30 PM. Registration for event attendance is open and available on the MWCN website here:

About MountainWest Capital Network

MountainWest Capital Network is Utah’s first and largest business networking organization devoted to supporting entrepreneurial success, and dedicated to the flow of financial, entrepreneurial and intellectual capital. For more information visit

About Nicholas and Company

Nicholas and Company is proud to be celebrating over 75 years in the business of food distribution. They attribute their success to the relationships and partnerships they have built with their valued clients through the years. Committed to providing the highest quality food products and services, Nicholas and Company has also assembled resources that include a team of foodservice experts, state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge technology, exemplary food safety practices and refined efficiencies.