Nominations are now open for the inaugural Young Leaders awards!

YPAL has a history of identifying opportunities to recognize young leaders who have demonstrated excellence within their workplaces and our community. We are thrilled to partner with Business First on the Young Leaders Awards, which will honor the hard-working, passionate young people in our community who have not yet received the public recognition they deserve. 

We’re seeking individuals who bring innovative ideas to their organizations, can find solutions to complex problems and give their time generously to charities and other causes. Nominees do not have to be members of YPAL.

Honorees will be recognized at a cocktail reception on March 29 at the Ice House event center. They also will be featured in the print and online editions of Louisville Business First.

If this sounds like you, or if you know someone who fits this description, please submit a nomination by Dec. 4. Click this link to nominate! 

All nominees will receive a link to an online application on Dec. 12 that will ask them about their career achievements and community accomplishments. Applications are due no later than Jan. 12, 2018.

Honorees will be selected by a panel of judges that will include representatives from YPAL, Business First and the Louisville-area business community.

For questions, email Brent Schanding, associate editor, at

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