Young Professionals Organization

Under 40 Publication and Awards – Now Accepting Nominations


The Community Engagement Committee of the Northwest CT Young Professionals Organization will recognize outstanding young leaders under 40 in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut in a magazine publication and at an Awards Banquet on July 26, 2018 at 6:00 PM at Chatterley’s Banquet Facility, 371 Pinewoods Road, Torrington.

The committee is seeking nominations for rising young stars who contribute to the Northwest CT region.  Nominations must be received by March 31, 2018.

Criteria: the nominee much be 39 years or younger as of December 31, 2018 and must be aware of their nomination.  Nominees must live and/or work in Northwest CT. Judging will be by a committee of local leaders.

The judges will evaluate each nominee using the following criteria:


  • Career or educational achievement to-date
  • Commitment to excellence in their industry
  • Leadership within their organization
  • Involvement in the community
  • Leadership in community organizations
  • Potential impact to the community’s future

Please complete the form on this page for each nominee.

Nominations must be received by March 31, 2018



The Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce created the Young Professionals Organization (YPO) to support and expand the population of young professionals in our region through networking, community involvement and professional development. YPO is sponsored by our marketing communications agency, Conquest.

The ultimate goal is to make Northwest Connecticut an inviting and attractive place in which young professionals can live and work. The Chamber recognizes that businesses, state and local governments, civic organizations and the community at large rely on young people to succeed their predecessors in leadership roles. Without leaders to fill vacancies or offer fresh ideas, our region will struggle to remain competitive.

YPO helps men and women in their twenties and thirties develop a peer network and plant roots in the community. This is accomplished through social networking events at local businesses, providing professional development seminars, community service opportunities, and other activities.

For more information, contact Lauren Zordan, at 860-482-6586 or

Nomination Form

Nominating Guidelines: You may nominate more than 1 person. You may nominate yourself. Nominees must be 39 years of age or younger as of December 31, 2018. Please only submit 1 nomination form per nominee. Multiple nominations does not increase a nominee’s chance of being chosen.