Nominations Open for 7th Annual 4 Under 40 Awards

Posted By: David Jackson Chamber News,
Recognizing Emerging Leaders

Strong leadership in the High Country remains foundational to the success of the business community.  In an effort to honor our emerging leaders, the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 7th Annual 4 Under 40 Awards in four categories including Business Owner, Rising Star, Non-Profit Professional, and Education Professional.

Nominee requirements are as follows:

  • Must be 39 years old or younger as of April 6, 2023.

  • Must exhibit professional success while a member of the Boone and High Country communities.

  • The nomination must be submitted BEFORE March 2, 2023 at Noon.

Access the Nomination Form Here


Four finalists in each category will be recognized during a special awards ceremony scheduled for Thursday, April 6, 2023, at the Appalachian Theatre


Event Details and Registration


In addition, the Respect Your Elder Award will be presented to an individual who displays a deep impact as an influencer, motivator, and mentors to our emerging leaders of tomorrow.

The 7th Annual 4 Under 40 Awards are made possible by the support of our title sponsor Appalachian Commercial Real Estate and this year's presenting sponsors, The Horton Hotel, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, Jackson Sumner & Associates, and New River Light & Power

Additional support is made possible from award sponsors Beech Mountain Resort, Mast General Store, Spangler Restoration, Stacie Pineda Real Estate Group, and First Horizon.

A recap of the 6th Annual 4 Under 40 Awards Ceremony, including all previous winners, can be found here.

For questions regarding nomination form or event details, please contact the staff of the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce at or 828-264-2225.