Southeastern Connecticut is a harbor
for continual community growth, business resilience and overall prosperity. Our
unparalleled small businesses offer experiences unlike anywhere else in the
world as they thrive alongside nationally recognized businesses including two of
the nation’s most brilliant casinos and other industry leaders like Electric
Boat, Pfizer and a thriving tourist economy. All of this progress occurs
directly in the midst of some of New England’s most breathtaking nature and
water views. Passionate people work to shape the lively economic atmosphere that
we here in Southeastern Connecticut enjoy each and every day.
We are very
fortunate to have so many talented, committed and entrepreneurial individuals
who care not only about growing our economy, but also about giving back and
paving the way for future generations. Please join us as we recognize young
professionals who are making tremendous contributions to our community and the
lives of their fellow citizens. It is because of these dedicated people that
Southeastern Connecticut will continue to thrive and to be an amazing place to
work and live. The Southeastern Connecticut 40 Under Forty Awards Committee
invites you to be a vital part of recognizing the achievements of those that are
working to make our community stronger!
The 1st Annual Southeastern
Connecticut 40 Under Forty Award celebration will be held on Friday, January
18, 2013, 6pm, at MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort Casino. This event honors
citizens of southeastern Connecticut under the age of forty who consistently
demonstrate excellence in their profession, as well as leadership, commitment,
and service to the region.
The Southeastern Connecticut 40 Under Forty Awards
are produced as a joint effort between the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce,
Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Area Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Norwich Area
Chamber of Commerce and The Day.
be eligible for a Southeastern Connecticut 40 Under Forty Award, the individual
must meet the following requirements:
• The Nominee must not have reached
forty years of age by January 1, 2013.
• The Nominee must work and/or reside
in the Southeastern Connecticut region.
• Nominee must be present to accept
the award on January 18, 2013, 6 p.m., at MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort Casino
The individual must have demonstrated selfless service and commitment to the
southeastern CT community.
• The individual must have demonstrated leadership
initiatives that improve the quality of life in the southeastern CT community.
Some examples include, but are not limited to, the following:
Promoting collaborative efforts that benefit the community and/or solve
2. Developing creative usage of historic site or re-use of
underutilized structure that enhances the local economy
3. Establishing a new
program or event that contributes to the quality of life in southeastern
4. Overcoming a significant obstacle or tragedy and turned the
situation into something positive for the community
5. Undertaking measures
to foster a program to encourage local shopping
6. Creating a positive work
environment that promotes professional and personal growth
professional excellence within their industry while balancing extensive
• The individual must excel within at least 1 of the
following industry categories:
|• Arts & Entertainment
||• Financial Services
|| • Non-Profit Organization
| • Business
|| • Government & Public Affairs
|| • Real Estate
| • Community Service
|| • Legal
|| • Technology &
| • Engineering, Architecture,
|| • Marketing, PR, & Advertising
|| • Youth & Education
|| • Medicine and Healthcare
GALA TICKETS: General Admission
Tickets $75. Price includes the Award Program and the celebration which
includes food stations with a cash bar, networking, and dancing to live
IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES: Please note: Nominations have closed.
NOMINATIONS OPEN: Wednesday October 3, 2012, noon
NOMINATIONS CLOSE: Tuesday, November 6, 2012, noon. Nomination received
later than this date/time will not be considered.
Friday, November 9, 2012
AWARD CELEBRATION: Friday, January 18, 2013,
NOMINATIONS JUDGING: The Nominations Committee will tackle the
difficult job of selecting 40 finalists from an expected field of more than 100 nominations. The Judges committee consists of respected and
accomplished members of the Southeastern Connecticut community. All
applications will first be certified as having been submitted completely and
meeting the criteria. Next, all applications will be reviewed and given
individual scores for professional achievements and for community involvement.
The committee will meet and discuss each application and vote on the final 40
THE AWARD: Each honoree receives, at a
- 1 complimentary admission to the Southeastern Connecticut 40
Under Forty Award gala on January 18, 2013
- An attractive, personalized
- Recognition in the Southeastern Connecticut 40 Under Forty event
- Recognition via power point presentation during the
- A mini biography and photo an edition of The Day
Invaluable bragging rights!