40 Leaders Under Forty

40 Leaders Under Forty


40 Leaders Under Forty is an annual celebration of emerging leaders in Greater Peoria. Through nominations submitted by the community, the region's rising young stars are honored each year at a prestigious community reception.

How to Nominate:

  • Complete the Online Form or

  • Download and return the Nomination Form

    • Mail to:

      Peoria Magazine
      Attn: 40 Leaders Under Forty
      101 State Street
      Peoria, Illinois  61602

Have questions? Visit our FAQ page or call (309) 677-4747.


40 Leaders Under Forty Celebrate Leadership!


Join leaders from across central Illinois in a celebration of leadership at Peoria Magazine’s 29th Annual 40 Leaders Under Forty recognition event. Awards will be presented to 40 regional leaders in business, government, nonprofits, public affairs, community engagement and more.

  • Thursday, October 27, 2022 
  • Tickets: $40 per individual
  • Scottish Rite Theatre, 400 Northeast Perry Avenue, Peoria, Illinois
  • 5 pm - Cocktails and Heavy Hors d'oeuvre
  • 6 pm - Program
  • 7 pm - Music from Revel in Red

It’s a great way to support a nominee, catch up with friends, network and enjoy an evening with coworkers and associates.

Come meet today’s rising stars whose ideas and energy are moving our communities forward!

Beer and wine are complimentary, a cash bar will be available. Business casual attire.

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Venue Information

Scottish Rite Theatre

Scottish Rite Theatre

400 Northeast Perry Avenue
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 322-1646


Attention 40 Leaders Alumni!!

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View our Alumnus of the Year winners and the complete list of 40 Leaders alumni.

Check out our YouTube channel to watch videos of 40 Leaders alumni.

Sponsorship Opportunities

40 Leaders Under Forty40 Leaders Under Forty would not be possible without the generous support of its sponsors. Are you interested in becoming a sponsor?

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Contact us online or call (309) 677-4747 today!