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New to our portfolio of community engagement programs, the SRQ Magazine 35 Under 35 Competition recognizes and honors young professionals, innovators, scientists, creatives, entrepreneurs and philanthropists who have distinguished themselves with their leadership in the field. From pitching the next big idea to developing their bandwidth, young professionals are thriving in our region and leading the way for the next generation.

Could you or someone you know be one of our first ever 2021 Class of 35 Under 35 Honorees?

Nominate your candidates online and let us know what they are doing that has caught your attention.

Tenacity. Expertise. Grit. Kindness. Innovation. Experience. Influence.

What we're most interested in seeing is a specific achievement. It could be in the workplace, in their contributions on a nonprofit board of directors, representation in government, or in their volunteer and philanthropic endeavors. Nominees can come from any of the region's diverse industries—
legal, insurance, entrepreneurs, real estate, sales, manufacturing, banking, finance, healthcare and medicine, science and technology, hospitality, retail and many more.

We have no idea who'll end up on our first ever 2021 list, because it's up to you!

We can't wait to recognize our next wave of millennial leaders.

Thank you to our Presenting Partner | Fifth Third Bank


Deadline for Nominations: Friday, September 3, 2021 by Midnight


Stay tuned to save the date and tickets for the SRQ Magazine 35 Under 35 Awards Ceremony this coming November 2021.

About Our Presenting Sponsor Fifth Third Bank

Making banking a Fifth Third Better®, since 1858. In 1858, William W. Scarborough and eleven bold entrepreneurs opened The Bank of the Ohio Valley in Cincinnati, Ohio. Their purpose and promise was noble – to help improve the lives of their customers and communities through sound banking principles and superior service. This unwavering vision remains at the heart of everything we do today. With more than 20,000 employees and more than 1,200 banking centers in 10 states, we are proud of our heritage to work hard to improve the lives of our customers, communities and employees. At Fifth Third Bank, we pride ourselves on our community involvement. In 1948, we became the first financial institution in the United States to establish a charitable foundation. Today, we continue to invest the time, resources, and people to help improve lives in the communities we serve.


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