2024 Nominations are Open!

This marks the 15th year of this event. Rising Business Stars always reach for the best. Some 280 of our community’s (Eugene/Springfield, Oregon) high achievers were honored with 20 under 40 status since the awards began in 2008.

Today’s emerging business leaders change our community through innovation, creativity and hard work. The 20 Under 40 Awards recognizes 20 rising stars committed to career excellence and engaged in making the Eugene-Springfield area a better place. These young leaders already have done amazing things – and they’re just getting started.

People who recognize their impact submit the nominations. A panel of judges, including past winners, selects the top 20 each year.

Thursday, September 12, 2024

4:30 pm at The Graduate


This event offers one of those moments in time when we have the opportunity to pause and celebrate, truly acknowledge, these incredible people in our community committing to leading thoughtfully, boldly, creatively and kindly,” Courtney Griesel,  Oregon community relations manager for Sierra Pacific Industries and 2017 winner.



2023 Awardees: Learn more about the class of 20 under 40 Rising Business Stars in the video above. Congratulations to all!

Collaborators Inspired to Recognize Young Professionals

“The Eugene Chamber is committed to lifting up the accomplishments and empowering young professionals to step boldly into leadership positions in our community. We appreciate the recognition of our region’s rising business stars through the 20 under 40 awards program and are excited to come on as a formal partner to help produce this exciting event with Mercedes-Benz of Eugene. Our chamber is launching a whole new suite of young professional programming this year, and this event will be a great addition.” 

—Brittany Quick-Warner, President & CEO

Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce 

KEZI 9 News is thrilled to be a partner in this event to recognize the best and brightest young professionals in our community.

—Mike Boring, Vice President & General Manager

KEZI 9 News – ABC


Send us an email at info@20under40awards.com