• Top 35 Under 35

    Every two years, your Chamber selects the top 35 individuals ages 21 to 35 from local businesses and organizations. The individuals selected to join this elite group have demonstrated exemplary leadership, dedication to the growth of the community through both professional and personal accomplishments, and a commitment to the success of Grand Island.

    Nomination is not required to apply for this award. 

    To be eligible, applicants must be between the ages of 21 and 35 and work in or contribute to the Grand Island area. 

    The next Top 35 Under 35 application will open in 2026.


    To view the the Chamber's 2024 Top 35 Under 35 publication, click here!

  • 2024 Top 35 Under 35 Selections


    Sydney Armstrong-Grint, Radiant Modern Dentistry

    Lindsay Avila, Amur

    Guadalupe Ayala Montanez, Multicultural Coalition

    Miguel Baeza Aguilera, Wayne State College

    Payton Best, JEO Consulting Group

    Rene Blauhorn, Blauhorn Law

    Taylor Brase, Central Community College

    Bo Bruning, Chief Construction

    Emily Byerly, Stuhr Museum

    Cassandra Casares, Unity Eye Centers

    Hannah Fair, Ryder Rosacker McCue and Huston

    Mary Frickey, Riverside Lodge Retirement Community

    Kyla Fuchtman, Northwest Public Schools

    Laura Gamboa Urrego, YWCA of Grand Island

    Eric Garcia-Mendez, Heartland United Way

    Christine Haba, Central Community College

    Kelly Hranac, CountryHouse

    Karen Hurst, Stuhr Museum

    Mikaela Keene, Roe Buick

    Kelsie Kimbrough, Amur

    Kristen Klein, GIX

    Eon Lemburg, Grand Island Public Schools

    Taylor Lemburg, State of Nebraska - District 9 Probation

    Kendra Lutz, Greater Grand Island Community Foundation

    Ashley Meister, Central Nebraska Humane Society

    Jacob Morrow, Grand Island Public Schools

    Jacie Moul, Amur

    Claire Nelson, Amur

    McKayla Ross, Amur

    Jamie Royer, City of Grand Island

    Karli Schulz, Nebraska State Fair

    Seth Swerczek, Hornady

    Megan Vaughn, Greater Grand Island Community Foundation

    Nelly Venegas, Literacy Council of Grand Island

    Andrew Wilshusen, JEO Consulting Group

    This premier Top 35 Under 35 event is sponsored by Babcock Real Estate.

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