Join Today

Top 4 Under 40 Program

The Top 4 Under 40 Program recognizes the efforts of young leaders in our community and region. Shown above are the 2022 recipients: David Novstrup, Bea Smith, Sarah Viola, and Spencer Sommers.

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 narrowed it down to the top 12 finalists listed here. From this final 12, the top 4 were selected and revealed at the 2022 ABBY Awards held on September 15, 2022 at the Dakota Event Center. The 2023 Top 4 Under 40 include David Novstrup, Bea Smith, Spencer Sommers and Sarah Viola.

Top 4 Under 40 is a program the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce started this year to recognize the efforts of young leaders in our community and region. All nominees for the award must be between the ages of 21 & 39; are Aberdeen and/or Brown County residents; exemplify the qualities of a true leader and Aberdonian; are enroute or have already truly impacted our community for the better through their career and profession, community & civic involvement and personal or philanthropic efforts; and make our community a better place because they’re in it.

Award recipients will also be publicly recognized in the November/December PROGRESS Magazine, social media, website, etc. Each recipient also receives a $250 cash prize.

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

Nominations will open in February 2023 and close May 1, 2023.  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.

Translate