7th Annual 4 Under 40 Awards

Recognizing Emerging Leaders

Thursday, April 6, 2023
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)

The Appalachian Theatre of the High Country

559 West King Street Boone, NC 28607-3536 United States
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Category: Signature Events


The 7th Annual 4 Under 40 Awards

Recognizing Emerging Leaders

The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to the 7th Annual 4 Under 40 Awards Ceremony at The Appalachian Theatre of the High Country on Thursday, April 6 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. This annual showcase of emerging leaders is presented by title sponsor Appalachian Commercial Real Estate.

2022 Honorees (L to R): Danielle Neibaur, Dr. Jamie Parson, Caroline Poteat, & Megan Ward 

Come meet, mingle, and celebrate with 16 emerging High Country leaders honored across four categories: Business Owner, Rising Star, Non-Profit Professional, and Education Professional. Four finalists are recognized in each group and introduced to the audience, with one winner honored per category. In addition, the Respect Your Elder Award will be presented to an individual who displays a deep impact as an influencer, motivator, and mentor to our emerging leaders of tomorrow.

The evening will include heavy hors d'oeuvres and two complimentary beverages from the bar. This event serves as a great networking opportunity for young professionals in the area to interact with some of the High Country's experienced leaders in a fun and welcoming atmosphere.

Doors open at 5:30 pm and the awards presentation will start at 6:15 pm. 

Additional event support is provided by The Horton Hotel, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, and New River Light & Power. Award sponsors include Beech Mountain Resort, Mast General Store, Stacie Pineda Real Estate Groupand First Horizon Bank.

4 Under 40 Award Finalists of 2023
Business Owner:

Alex Brown, Corbett's Produce 
Halee Hartley, Kid Cove
Amanda Hood, Mountain Elite Cheer & Tumbling
Melody Pineda, Mountaineer Mania / Mast Farm Inn

Education Professional:

Melissa Miller, Title I Math Teacher, Green Valley School
Garrett Price, Director of Communications, Watauga County Schools 
Matthew Sawyer, Director of Accounting & Finance, Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute
Dr. Jason Xiong, Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems, Director, MS in Applied Data Analytics, Appalachian State University                    

Non-Profit Business Professional:

Brittany Luxton, Finance Manager, W.A.M.Y. Community Action
Jordan Sellers, Northern Peaks Trail Coordinator, Blue Ridge Conservancy
Lindsey Sullivan, Health Strategist, AppHealthCare
Liz Whiteman, Executive Director, Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture

Rising Star:

Moss Brennan, Editor, Watauga Democrat
Abby Carson, Director of Hotel Operations, The Horton Hotel
Nathanial Johnson, Business Risk Consultant, Granite Insurance
Ashli Kemo, Business Development Manager, Spangler Restoration                     

Click here for a full recap of last years event, including award winners in all categories

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Carrie Henderson

Carrie Henderson

Director of Events, Boone Area Chamber of Commerce

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