Now Accepting Nominations: 6th Annual 4 Under 40 Awards

Posted By: Katie Greene (deleted) 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 6th 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 28th, 2022.

  • must exhibit professional success while a member of the Boone and High Country community.

  • the nomination must be submitted BEFORE April 1st at 4:30 pm.

Access the Nomination Form Here

Four finalists in each category will be recognized during a special awards ceremony scheduled for Thursday, April 28th from 5:30-7:30 pm at The Mill at Rock Creek.  Those interested in joining us during the awards ceremony for the evening can purchase tickets here. 

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 for tomorrow.

The  6th Annual 4 Under 40 Awards is made possible by the support of our title sponsor Appalachian Commercial Real Estate and the Walker College of Business, this year's presenting sponsor. Additional support is made possible from award sponsors Beech Mountain Resort, Mast General Store, Spangler Restoration, and Truist Bank.

A recap of the 5th 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 BACC at or 828-264-2225.