Kristian Niemi, Gervais & Vine
2011 Local Business Champion
Kristian Niemi isthe owner of Gervais & Vine and Rosso Trattoria Italia. His signature Wine Goddess events each spotlight a different nonprofit that helps women or children. Niemi donates the food and beverages for each event, in addition to the ticket proceeds which are awarded to the featured charity. Besides helping needy women and children throughout the year, Niemi supports animals in tough situations.