Prairie Business magazine opens '40 Under 40' nomination window
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Prairie Business magazine is proud to invite nominations for "40 under 40," the annual contest that honors 40 of the top business professionals under the age of 40 in the Dakotas and western Minnesota.
The contest is a chance for employers to publicly recognize their rising stars, said Korrie Wenzel, Prairie Business publisher.
“One would think that eventually, we would run out of these ‘rising stars,’” Wenzel said. “But each year, we’re amazed to see a new crop of young professionals rising to the top.”
Wenzel said that recognizing and honoring the talented workers in the region is a chief goal for Prairie Business.
“It’s right in our strike zone,” Wenzel said. “I look forward to it each year, and especially to meeting many of these people during our annual recognition event in the spring.”
Nominations will be accepted through the magazine’s website – prairiebusinessmagazine.com – through Oct. 16. Results will be published in the December issue of the magazine.
Prairie Business is looking for young professionals who are making significant impacts in their chosen profession, industry and communities. Nominees can be entrepreneurs, industry experts, executives or nonprofit or community leaders. Previous honorees have included business owners, patent holders, professors, venture capitalists, corporate executives, economic developers and nonprofit directors.
To be eligible for the award, nominees must be 39 years old or younger on Dec. 31, 2019. Past winners of the award are not eligible. Nomination submissions must include a brief biography of the candidate’s accomplishments and career history.
The nomination form is available on the magazine's website, PrairieBusinessMagazine.com. The link to the form is here. Nominations will close on Wednesday, Oct. 16.