Chamber puts out call for 40 under 40 nominations




Followers on the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page may have noticed a change to its Thursday morning posts.

That’s because each Thursday, in anticipation of their upcoming Top 40 Under 40 Awards, CVCC will be doing a throwback to past recipients.

Throwback Thursday or #TBT will honour past recipients from 2012 and remind the community to nominate those deserving of recognition.

On Thursday, Oct. 30, the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce will once again recognize 40 individuals under 40 for their ongoing and exemplary contributions to the community. Nominees are residents of the Comox Valley and demonstrate excellence in business, scholastics, athletics, community involvement and/or contributions to the non-profit sector.

Award recipients will be recognized at a cocktail gala reception and dance at Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community. Tickets for the event will be available to purchase at the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce or on their website at the beginning of September.

“Every two years, the Chamber celebrates the great success of the innovative and inspiring young citizens of our community,” says Dianne Hawkins, president and CEO, the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce. “Social media has allowed us to take a step further and also honour past award recipients with our Throwback Thursday posts.”

Individual nominations - over the age of 12 and under the age of 40 (as of Dec. 31, 2014) - will be accepted from noon, Friday, July 11 until noon, Friday, Sept. 11. For the full criteria, visit the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce website.

“Considerable effort goes into the entire awards process,” says Hawkins. “It’s a terrific opportunity for the Comox Valley to acknowledge upcoming business leaders and entrepreneurs in our community who demonstrate professional success and responsibility at a relatively young age.”

The Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce is actively seeking corporate sponsorship and welcomes inquiries relating to how businesses and individuals can support this awards program. Let the nominations begin!

Nomination forms for Top 40 Under 40 can be completed online at the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce website:, or call 250-334-3234.


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