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Prairie Business opens '40 Under 40' nomination window

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Prairie Business magazine is proud to invite nominations for "40 under 40," the annual contest that honors 40 of the top business professionals under the age of 40 in the Dakotas and western Minnesota. 

The contest is a chance for employers to publicly recognize their rising stars, said Tom Dennis, Prairie Business editor. "The strong economy is bringing out the best in local organizations, and that's bringing out the best in the region's workforce," said Tom Dennis, Prairie Business editor. "Exceptionally capable young people are making their mark. By recognizing them, we're celebrating the fact that a dynamic region is generating world-class talent, and that the business and organizational skills people have here are second to none."
 To nominate a candidate, click here.  Nominations will be accepted through Oct. 17. Results will be published in the December issue of the magazine.Prairie Business is looking for young professionals who are making significant impacts in their chosen profession, industry and communities. Nominees can be entrepreneurs, industry experts, executives or nonprofit or community leaders. Previous honorees have included business owners, patent holders, professors, venture capitalists, corporate executives, economic developers and nonprofit directors.

To be eligible for the award, nominees must be 39 years old or younger on Dec. 31, 2018. Past winners of the award are not eligible. Nomination submissions must include a brief biography of the candidate’s accomplishments and career history.

 For more information, contact Tom Dennis, Prairie Business editor, at or 701-780-1276.  **  Click here for a nomination form. **

About Prairie Business magazine: For 18 years, Prairie Business magazine has served as the only business-to-business magazine dedicated to the northern Plains. More than 18,000 print and digital copies are distributed monthly. The magazine focuses on the success and opportunities in the northern Plains states of North Dakota, South Dakota and western Minnesota and covers a variety of business topics including higher education, finance, architecture and engineering, agribusiness, energy, health care, economic development, tourism, technology and construction.