The 7th annual Indy’s Best and Brightest awards will be held on Wednesday, October 6,2010  to recognize Central Indiana’s 10 finalists, age 40 and under. The event will take place at the Indianapolis City Market and is expected to have 600 attendees. The Indy’s Brightest and Best website features all the finalists to be honored. When you visit the website you can take a look at past years finalists and sponsors of the event. I’m completely honored to be included in the list.

What makes this event interesting is why these people were chosen. The selection criteria is as follows:

  • Be no older than 40 years of age as the date of event
  • Reside or work in select Indiana counties
  • Have meaningful professional accomplishments
  • Positively influence others around them
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities in the workplace or community

Once the committee selects 100 finalists they narrow it down from 100 to ten finalists from each industry category.

The 10 different industry categories are:  Accounting; Banking & Financial Services; Education & Nonprofit; Government; Health& Life Sciences; Law; Manufacturing, Retail & Services; Media, Entertainment & Sports; Real Estate Development & Construction; and Technology. All finalists will receive an award and the winner of each category will be announced.

This event’s proceeds go to the Junior Achievement of Central Indiana,Inc. It’s a great organization that aims to educate and inspire Indiana’s youth to value business, free enterprise and economics to improve the quality of their lives. Needless to say, this organization is important for the future leaders of our community.