2020 Outstanding Young Business Leader Nomination Form

Nominations are now being sought for the 2020 Outstanding Young Business Leader of the Year, an award presented by the South Bend Regional Chamber in collaboration with the Young Professionals Network (YPN) South Bend.

This award brings to light and recognizes an outstanding young business leader who has reached professional achievement in his/her career, positively impacts the community, shows promise for continued success and works to engage and lead other young professionals.


Candidates Must

• Work in St. Joseph County, Indiana
• Be under age 40 by December 9, 2019 (minimum age 21)

The winner will be selected based on professional work experience/accomplishments and community involvement, with the following rubric governing consideration:

• Two-thirds of total score: professional achievements, current and past, with an emphasis on accomplishments in calendar years 2017 and 2018
• One-third of total score: community involvement and civic contributions

The award selection committee may require additional information from the finalists, once finalists are determined.

Online submissions only. No additional documents will be accepted. For questions, contact Shari Carroll, 574.400.4024.

Nomination Deadline: December 9, 2019


Previous OYBL Recipients

2019: Andrew Wiand
2018: Ryan Kring
2017: Jonathon Geels
2016: T.J. Kanczuzewski
2015: Dr. Shane Fimbel
2014: Joe Hart
2013: Tim Leman
2012: Regina Emberton

*Indicates required information 

*Nominator's Name
*Nominator's Company/Organization
*Nominator's Company/Organization Address
*Nominator's Company/Organization City, State, ZIP
*Nominator's Phone Number
*Nominator's Email
*Name of Person You Want to Nominate
*City Nominee Works In (Must be in St. Joseph County, IN)
*Nominee's Current City of Residence
*Nominee's Phone Number (work or home)
*Nominee's Email (work or home)
*Nominee's Age (As of Dec. 9, 2019)
*Nominee's Current Job Title
*Nominee's Current Employer
*List any outstanding professional achievements (current and past) by the nominee in his/her career. Indicate the year(s) as appropriate.
*Describe the degree to which the nominee's professional organization(s) has benefited from his/her achievements/efforts.
*Describe, in your opinion, the character, ethical behavior and integrity constantly demonstrated by the nominee.
*Describe any relevant leadership positions, paid or unpaid, the nominee has held to promote his/her profession and/or the well-being of the community (St. Joseph County, IN).
*Describe what activities the nominee has engaged in to lead other young professionals in the community (St. Joseph County, IN).
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