2023 40 Under 40 Awards Celebration

When: November 1, 2023

Where: Omaha Design Center

Special Guests: Heath Mello, president & CEO of Greater Omaha Chamber,
Willy Theisen, founder of Godfather’s Pizza and real estate expert Van Deeb.

Event Host: Omaha Event Group

Catered by: Patricia Catering & Cocktails

Event Planner: planitinc.

Audio/Visual: Dog & Pony Productions

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Florist: Loess Hills Floral Studio

Award Sponsor: Regal Awards

Step & Repeat: Renze

Valet Parking: Paramount Parking, Inc.

Attendance: 400

Presenting Sponsor: Northwest Bank; Entrepreneur of the Year Sponsor: Van Deeb; Platinum Sponsor: Constellation Collective; Gold Sponsor: Smith Pauley Attorneys; Silver Sponsors: Scoular, Uniti Med; Corporate Table Sponsors: Children’s Nebraska, Geokey, Holland Basham Architects, Kutak Rock, North End Teleservices, Strohbehn Veterinary Clinic; Community Cares Sponsors: Avenue Scholars Southwest Iowa, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands, Catholic Charities of Omaha, Child and Family Resource Network, Completely Kids, Education Rights Counsel, Omaha Performing Arts, Skutt Catholic.

The 22nd class of 40 Under 40 winners celebrated their accomplishments in a November 2023 awards ceremony.

The sold-out event featured a red carpet & cocktail party atmosphere and a ceremony that included inspiring words from Heath Mello, the Greater Omaha Chamber president; Willy Theisen, founder of Godfather’s Pizza; Van Deeb, motivational speaker and the Entrepreneur of the Year; Cyrus Jaffery, owner of Jaffery Insurance & Financial Services.

40 Under 40 recognizes 40 leaders under the age of 40 who have made a significant impact on their businesses and community early in their careers. The Midlands Business Journal panel of judges took innovation, perseverance, community involvement and leadership into account when selecting the 2023 class.

If you know an inspiring young professional, consider nominating them for the 2024 awards. Visit MBJ.com for more information.



See award winners and order photos of the 2023 40 Under 40 Event here.