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Nominations open for the Business Observer 40 under 40 issue — apply now

We seek the best and brightest in the business community.


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File. Bank of America executive Brendan Flores was a 40 under 40 winner in 2020, when the theme was Game On.
File. Bank of America executive Brendan Flores was a 40 under 40 winner in 2020, when the theme was Game On.
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One constant in this era of rapid business change is the Business Observer 40 under 40 issue.

We’ve been honoring the best and brightest up-and-coming business community stars for nearly 20 years, and we're excited to do so again in 2021.

The question that comes up the most in the nominating phase is this: what do we look for in a 40 under 40 winner? Demonstrable success, for one. A commitment to excellence, for another. But more than that, we look for risk-takers, entrepreneurs and all-around go-getters. We also seek to find the people you need to know if you are new to town, and the people you need to know if you want to get stuff done.  

File. Tomlin St Cyr Real Estate Services co-owner Ali St Cyr was a 40 under 40 winner in 2020, which included work from home pictures.
File. Tomlin St Cyr Real Estate Services co-owner Ali St Cyr was a 40 under 40 winner in 2020, which included work from home pictures.

The 40 Under 40 issue is open to entrepreneurs, executives and professionals in any field or industry, including nonprofits, from Polk through Collier counties. The nominee must be under 40 up until Oct. 7. Self-nominations are OK, and encouraged. 

To submit a nomination, please fill out the form at businessobserverfl.com/40-under-40-submit. You will be asked to include the nominee’s city, age, company and title along with your contact information and their contact information. Please be able to describe in 300 words or less why this nominee should be in the Business Observer’s 40 Under 40 issue.

The deadline for nominations is Friday July 30.

Questions? please email Business Observer Managing Editor Mark Gordon at [email protected].

 

 

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