Welcome to the MBJ’s 40 Under 40 Awards page

2020 40 under 40 winners list
See the winners for the 2020 40 under 40. Click here to view the list





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. Contact us at karla@mbj.com or call 402-330-1760 to learn more.




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Nomination criteria:
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 of the award year 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.



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



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Important Dates
Look out for the 40 Under 40 special supplement publishing Dec. 4.

Remembering Kali Baker
MBJ Cover MBJ would like to take a second to remember Kali Baker, who recently passed away on October 2 at the age of 44. MBJ has had the pleasure of working with Baker over the years. In 2014 MBJ had the opportunity to honor Baker as a 40 Under 40 honoree just a year after she spearheaded the launch of Omaha Gives! Baker’s commitment to the Omaha community will not be forgotten.”