Who's Who of Top Executives

Nicholas J. Hurd

Title: Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Company: Niagara Falls Adventures
Location: Niagara Falls, New York, United States

Nicholas J. Hurd, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Niagara Falls Adventures, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in tourism marketing.

Since 2018, Mr. Hurd has excelled as the founder and chief executive officer of Niagara Falls Adventures, the best walking tour company in Niagara Falls. The business offers four different tours, including a boat ride on the Maid of the Mist, an exploration of the Cave of the Winds at the bottom of Bridal Veil Falls, a finger food tour of Buffalo, New York, and a tour focusing on the history of the mafia in the Niagara Falls region. Mr. Hurd is also the founder of Explore Niagara, before which he worked as a tour guide for another travel company for seven years.

Alongside his work in the tourism marketing industry, Mr. Hurd served as the chairman of the Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association from 2021 to 2022. For his professional achievements, he was featured on “The Blox,” a reality TV show focused on entrepreneurship, in 2023. Prior to his current endeavors, he garnered experience as an insurance agent.

Mr. Hurd is the recipient of multiple awards and accolades, including an award for Best YouTube Channel in Western New York in 2023. In 2022, his business was named Adventure Tour Company of the Year by Travel and Hospitality Awards, and in 2021, he was the Golden Buffalo Winner for the Best Tour Event in America by Neuwly. To keep abreast of his career field, Mr. Hurd maintains membership with Leadership Niagara and the Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association.

Growing up, Mr. Hurd was an active entrepreneur. He made money mowing lawns and selling candy bars. During his high school education, he took courses on entrepreneurship and learned to run his own business. In the future, Mr. Hurd plans to focus on Explore Niagara and building a church with his wife. In his spare time, he enjoys playing strategy board games.

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