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Top 4 Under 40 Program

The Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce kicked off the NEW Top 4 Under 40 Program in February 2022. This program recognizes the efforts of young leaders in our community and region.

The Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce kicked off the NEW Top 4 Under 40 Program in February 2022.  This program recognizes the efforts of young leaders in our community and region. The Chamber received 24 completed applications and has narrowed it down to the top 12 candidates.

From this final 12, the top 4 will be selected and revealed at the 2022 ABBY Awards held on September 15, 2022 at the Dakota Event Center. They will also be publicly recognized in the November/December PROGRESS Magazine, social media, website, etc. Each recipient will receive a $250 cash prize.

If you have questions about the program, contact the Chamber at (605) 225-2860 or gail@aberdeen-chamber.com.

Nominations are closed for 2022 as we are in the process of selecting the 2022 Award Recipients.  However, please start thinking about nominees for next year. Nominees must be someone who:

  • Is between the ages of 21- 39
  • Is an Aberdeen and/or Brown County resident
  • Exemplifies the qualities of a true leader
  • Is enroute to or has already truly impacted our community and region for the better through their career and profession, community and civic involvement, personal or philanthropic efforts, etc.
  • Makes the Aberdeen area a better place because they’re in it

 

Top 12 2022 Finalists:

  • Alexandra Grieben, Dacotah Bank
  • Bea Smith, Sanford Health
  • Becah Fliehs, Love to Travel
  • David Novstrup, Thunder Road & Allevity
  • Jordan Malsam-Kjellsen, Sign Gypsies Aberdeen Area
  • KaSara Sutton, Sanford Health
  • Lucas Bruns, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
  • Olaf Hanson, Dacotah Bank
  • Sarah Viola, Brain Intercept
  • Shelby Boettner, Presentation College
  • Spencer Sommers, Co-Op Architecture
  • Tarah Heupel, Sanford Health

We’re Changing The Game.

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