SFBW is excited to announce the finalists for its fourth annual Up & Comer Awards.
The Up & Comer Awards were created to honor young professionals who have achieved excellence in their careers, shown a commitment to their community and demonstrated leadership. The categories are Accounting, Banking, Construction, Education, Finance, Healthcare, Hospitality, Insurance, Law, Manufacturing, Marketing, Non-Profit, Professional Services, Public Relations, Real Estate, Sports, Technology.
Nominations were sought from the public and judging was led by Editor-in-Chief Kevin Gale, who has more than 30 years of experience as a business journalist in South Florida. More than 250 applicants were chosen as nominees and 86 were selected as finalists.
The judging criteria were:
- Seniority in the organization and the size and scope of the organization
- Professional accomplishments, included career path and specific achievements
- Giving back through professional, charitable and civic achievements
- Educational achievements
- Nominees must be under the age of 40
The winners in each category will be announced during a cocktail reception and an awards ceremony June 22, 2017 at Xtreme Action Park in Fort Lauderdale. (Click here to purchase tickets) Winners will also be featured in the July issue of SFBW.