Surrounded by the steady drumbeat of news that the workforce is broken and there aren't enough people to fill the high-skilled, high-wage jobs at myriad companies across the board, it becomes far too easy to forget that there are many superstars in our midst who go about the job every day doing great things for the companies they represent, or even the companies that they own, as entrepreneurs. The last thing we want to do is forget them, and that is precisely why this business news portal created the Moody on the Market 40 Under 40 campaign which debuted a year ago.
Our plan, once again, is to not only identify and recognize the next generation of workers who are continually raising the bar on quality and performance, but to also applaud and celebrate them in a formal way with this second annual 40 Under 40 campaign, targeted at finding 40 local leaders under the age of 40.
Because many of the young superstars among us are just going about the business at hand, it can be difficult to find them and bring their stories to the spotlight. That's where you, the readers, come in. We are asking for you to tell us who these soon-to-be legendary employees are. It's a very easy application process that can be found on the 40 Under 40 tab at the top of this page. Click that tab and you will be transported to the form that can be easily filled out beginning on Wednesday, May 8th, online, and then sent to the nomination committee electronically for consideration.
Before beginning the process, be certain to read all of the rules regarding eligibility at the link below and then proceed with your application when the form goes live on Wednesday.
This prestigious opportunity for well-deserved recognition was a first for Michigan's Great Southwest, when we first launched the methodology often used by Chambers of Commerce and printed business publications, and it was extremely well received. Having felt it was time to put the young leaders, decision makers and entrepreneurs in our market on the pedestal they deserve to be raised to, it landed 40 fine young people in the winners circle. You might want to refresh your memory regarding last year's winners, as they are not eligible this year. Once a winner, you're in the club and don't need to be renominated.
Here's the full list of last year's winners: https://www.moodyonthemarket.com/40under40/
An independent panel headed up by Dan Peat from Kinexus Group in Benton Harbor will receive, tabulate and review all entries for the Moody on the Market 40 Under 40, and the selected winners will be unveiled on June 25th live on the morning radio broadcast on News Talk 94.9 WSJM and The Coast Social Network at 98.3 FM with a reception in their honor the first week of August.
Please take note that the deadline for application filings is Friday, May 24th at 11:59PM.
Here's the link to the application process: https://www.moodyonthemarket.com/40under40/