Southeast Texas Young Professionals Organization, Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce and SoutheastTexas.com will honor the best and brightest young professionals under the age of 40 for their academic achievements, professional success and community involvement with the 40 Under 40 awards.

Young professionals are a vital asset to our region and it is very important to recognize and acknowledge those who are making great strides in shaping our community's future. The emphasis is on leadership, whether it's in business, law, real estate, non-profits, education, health care, arts and entertainment or other industries. Let's not forget about our entrepreneurs! Focus is also placed on the nominee's community involvement.

Think of your friends, family, colleagues, clients -- anyone who matches the criteria -- and nominate as many as you like. Nomination forms must be submitted by someone other than the nominee.

To be eligible, nominees work must be based out of Jefferson, Orange or Hardin County and must be 39 years old or younger. All applicants must have at least one reference in addition to the individual nominating the candidate.

Deadline: Monday, August 13, 2018

An independent panel of judges will select the 40 honorees. They will be recognized at a reception held at the Jefferson Theatre, Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 5:30-7:00 pm. They'll also be recognized in print. (Candidates will be required to attend a photoshoot and may be asked to participate in other aspects of a media campaign such as television and radio.)

Nominee's eligibility criteria:

• Recognized industry leader with a consistent take-charge attitude
• Business acumen
• Sharp business-like approach to efficiency, change
• Respect of colleagues
• Community service
• 39 years of age and under on August 13, 2018

Nominations must be submitted online.

To complete your online nomination the additional documents are required:

1. Nomination form
2. At least one letter of recommendation

IMPORTANT NOTE:

The judges rely heavily on the nomination materials when they make their selection. So, be as thorough as possible.

Finalists will be notified via e-mail the first week of September.

For more information or additional details on the 40 under 40 nominations contact contact Shelly Vitanza at svitanza@gmail.com

For more information or additional details on the 40 under 40 event contact Tamica Clark at the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, chamber@bmtcoc.com. 

Thank you again for helping Southeast Texas Young Professionals Organization and the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce to honor Southeast Texas' most outstanding young business professionals.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Nominations Closed: Friday, August 13, 2018
40 Under 40 notified via email: Friday, September 7, 2018
Photo Shoot: Tuesday & Wednesday, September 18 & 19, 2018
Awards Reception: Thursday, November 8, 2018

Click link below to Nominate

https://www.southeasttexas.com/40under40/

Check out Past Honorees

https://www.southeasttexas.com/40under40/past_honorees.cfm