BUSINESS: Crain’s 2016 40 Under 40

It is that time again for nominating Crain’s Chicago Business 40 Under 40 superstars.

Who do you have in mind to nominate?


Who is eligible?

Eligible individuals include anyone working in the Chicago area who will be 39 or younger as of Dec. 5, 2016.

What are the criteria for nomination?

The criteria is a cross-section of people from a wide range of industries that Crain covers to include — technology, consumer products, real estate, health care, finance, etc. — who are proven leaders in their field.

How Can I nominate someone?

Fill out the online form HERE. Be sure to include the nominee’s date of birth.

When is the deadline for nominations?

The deadline for submitting your nominee is Friday, May 27, 2016.

What forms of nominations do you accept?

Only submissions that are submitted via the online form HERE will be accepted.

Can I call you to make sure you got my e-mail?

Hundreds of nominations are received each year. It is advised that you do not make follow-up phone calls.

When will the section appear in the printed edition of Crain’s Chicago Business?

The printed publication date is Dec. 5, 2016.

Can I see examples of who’s been named a 40 Under 40 in previous years?

Absolutely. Visit to see the most recent list of honorees. Go to to see a year-by-year list of previous honorees dating back to 1989.

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