The Business Observer held an awards ceremony for its class of 2021 40 under 40 winners Oct. 7 at Gold Coast Eagle Distributing in Lakewood Ranch. Some 200 attendees mingled at a networking cocktail hour prior to the ceremony. Business Observer Executive Editor Kat Hughes presented the awards — telling the audience a little about each honoree as a slideshow played in the background. The theme of the 2021 issue was mentorship, and each honoree selected a mentor that helped shape his or her career; many of the honorees’ mentors were in attendance as well.
Click here for more on the 2021 40 under 40 issue and to read the individual stories. Photos by Lori Sax.