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Nominations are being accepted for Columbus’ top 20 emerging business and community leaders under the age of 40. The recognition program is a partnership between The Republic and Columbus Young Professionals.

Here are the key requirements:

  • Nominees for the award should have made a significant contribution through community involvement, professional accomplishments and demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Nominations should be a one-page description of why the nominator thinks the individual should be selected, with a focus on career achievement to-date, commitment to excellence in career, leadership within company and/or industry, involvement in community activities and leadership in community organizations.
  • Nominees should be 39 years old or younger as of May 16 and must live or work in Bartholomew County.

Submit your nominations by 5 p.m. April 3 to The Republic, 333 Second St., or Columbus Young Professionals at the Chamber of Commerce, 500 Franklin St.

Nominations also will be accepted via email to or

People submitting nominations on behalf of others should include contact information for the nominee as well as themselves.

A selection committee will consider all nominations and determine award recipients. Winners will receive their award at the May 16 CYP annual meeting.

If you have questions, call Kristin Munn at CYP at 379-4457 or Kathy Burnett at The Republic at 379-5655.

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