Winners of annual Top 7 Under 40 prize announced

They are the future of business in Bellingham.

The winners of the 2018 Top 7 Under 40 Award have been decided.

This summer, community members sent in their nominations. A panel of judges, comprised of business and community leaders — including representatives from The Bellingham Business Journal, Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Whatcom Young Professionals, determined the top seven for this year. The judges considered each nominee based on their character, community involvement, initiative and tenacity, leadership, professional accomplishments, selflessness and vision.

This the third annual Top 7 Under 40 Award, which is the product of a collaboration between the BBJ, Chamber and WYPS.

Of these seven winners, one will be chosen for the top prize. The final winner will be revealed at the Top 7 Under 40 Award event, which will take place on Oct. 12 at the Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher building, 520 Flora St. in Bellingham.

To read profiles and learn more about all the winners, look for the October edition of The BBJ.

The winners of the 2018 Top 7 Under 40 Award are:

Ryan Greigg, Keller Williams Realty

Althea Harris, Whatcom Museum

Alycia Hawkins, WECU

Alivia Jelinski, NW Washington Fair

Eleanor Margulies, Flex Movement Lab

Tim Schermetzler, Chmelik, Sitkin & Davis

Sara Southerland, Sustainable Connections

For the BBJ’s past coverage of these awards, see the 2017 and 2016 Top 7 Under 40 winners, and check out our Facebook album from the 2017 awards event.

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