Daily Biz Briefs is highlighting individual honorees from the 2013 “40 Under Forty” recognition program. In each of the next 10 editions, we will feature two from the class of 40 youthful leaders in the South Sound.

Driven by what she described as “a love of cows and talking,” Amy Evans originally left school armed with a degree in agricultural communications before she realized all of the jobs in the field were in the Midwest. Ag comm's loss, however, was entrepreneurship's gain, as — after a short detour into law — Evans founded Bon Lemon in Thurston County the summer of 2010. Evans now describes owning a small business as her “true love,” and Bon Lemon, which sells belts, brooches, bracelets, and several other things that may or may not start with the letter “B” is the outlet for that passion.

Another 40 honoree, Brian Kampbell, is a financial advisor at FLS Financial Group, LLC, in Fife. Growing up with parents who went above and beyond in providing for their family, he said, opened his eyes to the importance of setting financial goals. He took his first financial planning class in college, and a senior year internship at a local financial advising firm was the first step in a long and successful career in the field, including the last 13 years at FLS. Kampbell says he's an open book, but admitted to the Business Examiner that he secretly would like to dance professionally if he had any sense of rhythm.

Join the public in celebrating these two honorees and the rest of the 2013 class of “40 Under Forty” at an evening program outdoors at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium on Wednesday, Aug. 7, beginning at 6 p.m.  Details and ticket information are at this link.

The 2013 “40 Under Forty” recognition program highlights youthful leaders in business, social services and community in the South Sound.