August 18, 2016 - 12:47 PM
VERNON - The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with KPMG LLP to bring the seccond Annual KPMG Top 20 Under 40 to the North Okanagan.
The Chamber is looking for young professionals under the age of 40 years of age who are making their mark through business success and community involvement. These individuals must either be from the North Okanagan and making their mark on the world stage or from somewhere else and making a big impact here.
The program will feature something new this year as it will also recognize up to five Rising Stars, those who are under the age of 30 and have already made an impact in business.
“The region is fortunate to have many young professionals and entrepreneurs who are rapidly becoming our next leaders and it’s important for us as a community to recognize and foster their development,” Murray Smith, partner with KPMG’s office in Vernon said. “KPMG is proud to sponsor this program and to recognize the many individuals who are making a positive impact in the Greater Vernon area.”
Starting Sept. 20, 2016 recipients will be announced over the course of four weeks and will be featured on the KPMG Top 20 Under 40 website. The recipients will also be honoured at a special recognition event on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 during Small Business Week.
“Recognizing some of the talented young professionals in the region has multiple benefits,” Tracy Cobb-Reeves, GVCC president said. “It’s important for our community to know the caliber of talent we have and what they are doing to sustain and grow our region. It can also encourage investment and attract other talented professionals to our community. On behalf of the GVCC, I’d like to thank KPMG and our other corporate sponsors for helping to make this initiative possible.”
If you know a resident of the Greater Vernon area who is excelling in their career, passionate about the community, helping to raise the profile of the Greater Vernon area, and will be under the age of 40 as of Dec. 31, 2016 then they are a perfect candidate for the KPMG Top 20 Under 40.
Nominees can be entrepreneurs, executives, managers, or professionals in public, private, or not-for-profit sectors. To nominate someone, visit this website.
Nominations will be accepted until Friday Sept. 2, 2016.
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