Michiana Forty under 40 shines the spotlight on 40 of the area's most talented and dedicated young executives, professionals and leaders who demonstrate career success and community engagement.
The 2019 class will represent the 13th Michiana Forty under 40 class with 480 leaders already receiving recognition. This year's class will see our 500th honoree! This program is an annual collaborative effort between the South Bend Regional Chamber, the Young Professionals Network South Bend and other partners and chambers of commerce in the Michiana region.
Nominate individuals within the Michiana region who demonstrate the following:
\\ Initiative and dedication in pursuing their career
\\ Proven success and achievement in their job/career
\\ Investment in and service to others through their "active" involvement in civic, charitable and/or religious organizations
\\ Passion for their community, giving back because of that passion
\\ Under the age of 40 on May 23, 2019
\\ Live and work in Michiana (LaPorte, St. Joseph, Elkhart, Starke & Marshall counties in Indiana; and Cass & Berrien counties in Michigan)
\\ Lived in the Michiana region (LaPorte, St. Joseph, Elkhart, Starke & Marshall counties in Indiana; and Cass & Berrien counties in Michigan) for a minimum of two years
\\ Nominees may be eligible in these and other industry sectors: education, health care, business/professional, social services/not-for-profit, government/public service, financial services, attorneys
NOTE: Please make sure to check Previous Recipients below to see if your nominee has already been recognized in the past. Persons can only receive the honor once.
To be considered for the recognition, an individual needs to be nominated first. To nominate an individual, please complete the form below. Only online nomination forms will be considered by the selection committee. Do not provide supplemental information. It will not be considered. Once you've completed the form, please remember to hit the "Submit" button. It may take a few seconds for the form to go through. Upon form submission, you will receive a thank-you confirmation web page. Do not take too long to complete the form, as it can "time out." We suggest typing up your responses in Word, notepad, notes, etc., and then cutting and pasting them into the form.
Helpful Tip to the Nominator: When completing the form, make sure to "SELL" the nominee. Why should this individual be considered? Expand on the nominee's business and community accomplishments. Don't simply list them as bullet points.
Also, DO NOT CAMPAIGN! Quality over quantity is key.
For best results, we suggest using Chrome, Firefox or Safari as your browser when completing the form. Avoid using Edge/Internet Explorer.
If you have any questions, contact Shari Carroll at 574.400.4024. Only online nomination forms will be considered by the selection committee. Do not provide supplemental information.
Nominations will be accepted through Friday, March 8, 2019. Individuals selected will be recognized at a luncheon in May. More details on the luncheon and an alumni reception will be forthcoming.
Names of Past Recipients (alpha order by last name)