The 2017 cohort of “40 Under Forty” is revealed today on Business Examiner Media’s website, growing to 600 the total number of South Sound residents spotlighted by this personal recognition program in its 15-year life.

Included among the honorees are attorneys and architects, entrepreneurs, small business leaders, bankers and investment advisers, construction and manufacturing managers, leaders of nonprofits and government execs. See the list of 2017 honorees at this link.

As in prior years, public nominations bring forward outstanding candidates for consideration — individuals who have made great accomplishments and significant contributions to their business or organizational workplace, and the community overall. An alumni panel comprised of past 40 Under Forty honorees then reviews the nomination and answers to a deep questionnaire completed by those nominated.

This year’s recognition program begins at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11th, at Foss Waterway Seaport on Tacoma’s downtown waterfront.  Tickets are available at this website. Sponsors of 40 Under Forty include Timberland Bank and Thurston Economic Development Council.