Forty Under 40 Nominations

The 2019 Forty Under 40 awards presentation has concluded. Nominations for our 21st annual Forty Under 40 awards will open again next winter.

The Forty under 40 awards are given annually to 40 local business leaders under the age of 40 for their career achievements and community involvement. Winners are chosen by a panel of past recipients who weigh equally business successes and civic/philanthropic activities. 

A profile story is written about honoree and published in the Business Record and an event to honor each of the honorees is held annually and is attended by more than 450 business and community leaders, friends, families and honorees.

Learn more about Forty Under 40:

Check out the videos below for some tips and advice about the nomination process and how we select the class each year. If you still have more questions about the nomination process, please email Director of Operations Jason Swanson at 

VIDEO: Forty Under 40 FAQ

Chris Conetzkey, publisher & executive editor of the Business Record, interviews Jason Swanson, director of operations at Business Publications Corporation, about some of the most frequently asked Forty Under 40 questions he receives, and gets some advice from Swanson on how to stand out to the nominating committee. WATCH VIDEO >>>

VIDEO: How the Forty under 40 class is selected

One of the questions we get asked the most is, "how do you pick the 40 honorees?" To help demystify the process, Business Record Publisher & Executive Editor Chris Conetzkey asks Director of Operations Jason Swanson to explain how the selection process works, who does the judging and what the judges are looking for. WATCH VIDEO >>>