Nominate someone for Business Report’s 2017 Forty Under 40

Nominations for the 2017 Forty Under 40 class are now open.

Who is eligible?
Anyone working in the Capital Region who is under the age 40 as of Nov. 21, 2017, is eligible.

What makes a Forty Under 40?
We’re looking for local business and professional leaders who have achieved success and excelled in their field before the age of 40. An ideal Forty Under 40 is someone who has demonstrated leadership, initiative and dedication in pursuing their career, and who is likely to continue to achieve in the future. Most of those honored are involved in business or a related career, but previous Forty Under 40 classes have included honorees who were successful in a wide variety of pursuits, including politics, government and nonprofits.

How do I submit a nomination?
Nominations are now open. Complete the form below.

What do I need to submit a nomination?
You should have the following ready to go to complete the nomination form:

  • The nominee’s full name, mobile number, email address, current job position and company information.
  • A clear sense of why the nominee should be considered for Forty Under 40 recognition.
  • Basic job and resume information, as well as details of specific accomplishments and community involvement.

Any advice for submitting a nomination?
Nominations are reviewed by a panel of community and business leaders who are looking for information about honorees who have made a significant impact in their field and/or the community. Nominations that provide detailed information about character and accomplishments—and contain personalized testimony as to the nominee’s qualifications—are preferred over those with the same content copied and pasted by multiple nominators.

What is the deadline?
Sept. 8, 2017 at 5 p.m. No exceptions will be made.

Can I fax, mail or hand delivery my nomination?
No. Nominations sent by email, fax, postal mail or hand delivery will not be accepted. All materials must be submitted via the online nomination form.

Can I save my nomination form and come back to it?
No. Once you start the form, you must complete it or start over another time.

When will I find out who the honorees are?
Honorees will be featured in the Nov. 21, issue of Business Report. The names of honorees will remain confidential until then. They will also be recognized at a special event on Dec. 5.

Can I see a list of previous winners?
Yes. Click here to view previous Forty Under 40 winners. Previous honorees are not eligible for nomination.


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