Welcome to the MBJ’s 40 Under 40 Awards page

We are now accepting nominations!
Deadline to submit: July 31, 2020
The 19th annual 40 Under 40 Awards will take place Nov. 20 at Embassy Suites La-Vista. Midlands Business Journal is currently seeking nominations for professionals in the Greater Omaha and Council Bluffs area under the age of 40 who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and career accomplishments. Our judges will seek out individuals that have made impacts within their organizations and our community.

We want to hear about the entrepreneurs, executives and small business owners in your lives. Involvement in nonprofits and community organizations will show judges how much candidates care about the Greater Omaha area.

Nominees must be under the age of 40 as of Dec. 31, 2020 for consideration and cannot nominate themselves.
Bottom line, we want to honor young professionals that are making a difference.

Key information to include in the nomination:
-Current company
-Current position
-Age
-Company address
-Company phone
-Email address
-Degrees earned
-Business accomplishments (promotions, projects, company initiatives)
-Community involvement (volunteer work, seats on boards, local and national -organizations)
-Achievements (awards, recognitions, accreditations)
-Supplemental materials such as articles on the nominee, written works, videos, photos, etc.

Click here for nomination form


2020 19th annual 40 under 40 Sponsorship opportunities are available today!   
What better way to get your company’s name in front of some of the most influential business leaders in the Greater Omaha area than sponsoring the 40 Under 40 Awards. Your company will receive recognition in the popular 40 Under 40 special section and at the award banquet that is anticipated to draw 600 attendees. Contact us at karla@mbj.com or call 402-330-1760 to learn more.






2019 MBJ 40 under 40 sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors– save the date banner
Gold Sponsors– save the date banner

See past 40 under 40 winners lists here.
Click here to to view the past winners lists



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Important Dates

March 6, 2020
Nominations open

July 31, 2020
Nominations close

November 20, 2020
40 under 40 Awards Event