40 Under Forty 2016 Awards

We are fortunate to have many young talented leaders living in the communities within Bureau, La Salle, and Putnam Counties. We encourage you to nominate them for this award. Let them know people are taking notice of their positive contributions to our area. We have awarded over 200 individuals for this award, and we know there are plenty more people that should be honored. We need your help, so you should take a few minutes and nominate those people. The nomination form can be found here. Our previous 40 Under Forty Honorees are not eligible again, so please review the list here.

 The Deadline to submit a nomination is June 30th 5PM.


What is 40 Under Forty Award? 

This award  each year recognizes 40 young outstanding leaders and doers in our local communities. The leaders can be paid or volunteer. They can be leaders within their business or organization. We recognize many young business owners each  year. There are some rules of who can receive the award: they must work or reside in our community (IVCC district). Their is age requirements over 21 and under 40. Previous award winners are not eligible. See the rules for other additional information.

Who should you nominate? We highly recommend you start with the people within your local community that provide service (paid or unpaid) like coaches, instructors, or volunteer organizations that you see doing an outstanding job and earned this recognition. Another recommendation is to consider any business owner/professional that provides your family or household with outstanding professional service-banker, hairstylist, attorney, doctor, etc. One other important rule, The selection committee will award 40 individuals under the age of 40 (they must be at least 21 as of 7/1/15). For the complete set of rules go to www.starvedrockstartup.com/40-under-forty/


6th Anniversary in 2016

The 40 Under Forty Award Event will celebrate 6 years. We have been honoring 40 individuals each year since 2011. This award ceremony has brought together over 200 young leaders living and working within our communities. We look forward to enhancing the group through future professional development and networking opportunities. 

The Awards Reception Honoring this years 40 Under Forty will be held in September.

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If you have any questions, please contact Gina Czubachowski 815-224-0526; gina_czubachowski@ivcc.edu

40 Under Forty Alumni

     The 40 Under Forty is a diverse, highly educated group of entrepreneurs and professionals all choosing to make a commitment to the quality of life and economic development of this region and a contribution to the regions business, philanthropic, and civic landscape. Regionally, the LaSalle, Bureau, and Putnam County area is a great place to live and work because of the strong tradition of community involvement and leadership roles this young group has stepped into. 

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