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Business North Carolina wants to recognize young, thriving business owners and private-sector professionals who operate in North Carolina’s smaller cities and towns to be featured in an upcoming edition.

We are seeking nominations for people who are under 40 as of June 30, 2018; who are having significant business success; and who are making a positive impact on their communities.

For this section, we plan to focus on people who work in cities and towns with fewer than 100,000 people. (In other words, outside of the state’s most populous cities of Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Durham, Winston-Salem, Fayetteville, Cary, Wilmington and High Point.)

We invite nominations that include short statements supporting these influential business leaders, citing key accomplishments in the last two years and basic biographical information including age, title, hometown, and number of years spent in their current community.

Our selections will be profiled in our September 2018 magazine edition.
For questions or additional information, email dmildenberg@businessnc.com.

Nominations are due May 21, 2018.


  • Who would you like to nominate?
  • In 300 words or less, tell us about this person’s accomplishments, including their age (or approximate age) and how long they have lived in their current town or community.


  • Now tell us a little about you and the best way to reach you if we need more information.
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