More than 300 guests and honorees from across the region attended South Sound Business magazine’s annual 40 Under 40 event Tuesday at Foss Waterway Seaport in Tacoma to watch as this year’s class of outstanding young South Sound business leaders were honored.

There was a special appearance from Tacoma Rainiers mascot, Rhubarb, who was present to cheer on one of his own, Casey Catherwood, who is the creative director at We R Tacoma. Brian Marlow of presenting sponsor KeyBank spoke at the event, as did editor in chief Jeff Burlingame, publisher Josh Dunn, and four alumni presenters: A.J. Gordon, Bryan Reynolds, Alex Ropes, and Alissa Shay.

Other sponsors included Parker Smith & Feek, Heritage Bank, and Chuckals Office Products, The EDC of Thurston County, Korum Automotive Group, Anthem Coffee, MadCap Marketing and Creative, Hardcastle AV, Foss Waterway Seaport, Café Pacific Catering, and PJ Hummel. Chuckals gave away tickets to both a Tacoma Rainiers game and a Tacoma Defiance match.

All photos by staff photographer Jeff Hobson. More event photos can be found on our Facebook page.