The Top 7 Under 40 Award began in 2016, and is a collaboration between the Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Whatcom Young Professionals.
Community members sent in their nominees throughout the summer. Then a panel of judges, which included Chamber staff, Whatcom YP representatives, and local business leaders decided on the Top 7, and the ultimate winner. The judges considered each nominee based on their character, community involvement, initiative and tenacity, leadership, professional accomplishments, selflessness and vision.
The final winner, who will also receive the Chamber’s Young Professional of the Year Award, will be announced at the Top 7 Under 40 Awards event!