**The deadline to purchase tickets online has passed. Tickets may be purchased for $75 at the door or by contacting a Wilmington Chamber of Commerce staff member.**
Get ready for an extraordinary celebration of our community?s young professionals! The highly anticipated 5th Annual 40 Under 40 Awards are set to dazzle the Cape Fear region, honoring and applauding the exceptional achievements of young professionals. This premier event is a tribute to those who are propelling businesses to unprecedented heights, forging paths that firmly establish their organizations as industry leaders, and leaving an indelible mark through their remarkable contributions to our vibrant community. It's an occasion brimming with excitement and admiration for these outstanding individuals and their seemingly boundless capacity to create positive change.
We plan to recognize the 2023 honorees during an event at 5:30 pm on September 21 at the Brooklyn Arts Center. Space is limited to 250 attendees. Free hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.
The deadline to purchase tickets is Thursday, September 14 at 11:55 PM.
The list of honorees for 2023 is:
Cara Arrans, Porter's Neck Village
Kelly Barefoot, ShelfGenie and Koala Insulation
Qailinn Bowen, Northside Food Cooperative
Michael Braddock II, Frontier Scientific Solutions & The Braddock Group
Derek Brunson, Brunson?s MMA and Fitness
Caress Clegg, New Hanover County Schools
Matt Collogan, NC Cooperative Extension
Brittany Fountain, Britt Joy & Co
Caroline Gann, Live Oak Bank
Katie Gloe, Corning Incorporated
Lauren Godwin, Vantaca
Michael Goodson, Clancy & Theys
Jahleese Hadley, Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington
Christina Haley, Wilmington Downtown Inc.
Jenna Haverstock, Edward Jones/Plastic Ocean Project, Inc.
Lindsey Hess, Cape Fear Commercial
David Holmes, Liberty Healthcare
Desirae Hrynko, Wilmington Health
Daniel Jones, Cameron Art Museum
Abby Lorenzo, Wilmington MPO
Cortney Maffett, Cape Fear Community College
Travis Mickel, Fronting Life
Mallorie Moore, Michael Best
Anthony Nixon, Communities in Schools of Cape Fear
Meghan O?Brien, Self Care Cleaning and Property Management
Jonathan Oracion, Seaview Crab Company
Bailey Overton, New Hanover County Sheriff?s Office
Alexis Perkins, Guardian Ad Litem in District 13
Donterio Perkins, Cape Fear Community College
Cliff Pyron, Wilmington Business Development
Franchesca Ramirez, The Carousel Center
Joaquin Rivas, Excite Credit Union
Josh Rosenberg, Nabell Winslow
Takayo Siddle, University of North Carolina Wilmington
To be eligible this year, nominees had to be younger than 40 years old as of September 21, 2023, and live or work in Brunswick, New Hanover, or Pender counties.
A seven-member selection panel studied the nominations and met earlier this year to pick the winners. The panelists were:
- Natalie English, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce - Dori Bishara, REV Federal Credit Union - Lowell Davis, UNCW - Alexis Hunter, Wilmington Health - Marimer McKenzie, New Hanover County - Barnes Sutton, Town of Leland and past honoree - Logan Thompson, Cape Fear Community College and past honoree
The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce will publish individual profiles on this year's honorees at WilmingtonChamber.org in months leading up to our event.
To learn more about event sponsorship opportunities, please contact Megan Mullins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline to purchase tickets online has passed. Tickets may be purchased for $75 at the door or by contacting a Wilmington Chamber of Commerce staff member.
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