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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 2023 recipients: Aaron Smith, Ashley Hansen, Fallon Helm, and Kerry Konda.

The Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to once again be offering the Top 4 Under 40 Program.  This program is designed to recognize the efforts of young leaders in our community and region. The Top 4 under 40 will be presented at the 2024 ABBY Awards on September 26th, as well as being recognized in the PROGRESS Magazine, social media, website, and more.

If you have questions, contact the Chamber at (605) 225-2860 or

Nominations for 2024 begin May 1, 2024. Nominees must:

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


Nominations have closed for 2024.  The candidate pool will be narrowed down to 10-12 finalists, who will be interviewed by the Top 4 Under 40 Selection Committee. They will ultimately determine the 4 Award Recipients.

We’re Changing The Game.