The Minden/South Webster Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the sixth annual “15 Under 40” gala.

The program was created to recognize young business professionals in south Webster Parish younger than age 40 who have demonstrated professional excellence and a commitment to their community.

Nominees for the “15 Under 40” award must be 39 years old or younger on Oct. 18, 2016, and must live or work in Dixie Inn, Doyline, Dubberly, Heflin, Minden or Sibley.

Deadline for nominations is Friday, Sept. 9 by 4 p.m. Nominations may come from a second party or may be submitted by a person who believes he or she deserves to be honored as a “15 Under 40” recipient.

A diverse selection panel will review and score the nominees to distinguish the top 15 applicants. An awards dinner to recognize the honorees will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Minden Civic Center. Additionally, the award recipients will be featured in the Minden-Press Herald.

Nomination forms are available at the Minden-South Webster Chamber Office, 110 Sibley Road, Minden and online at

To submit a nomination, or for more information regarding the 2016 “15 Under 40” gala, call the Chamber office at 377-4240.