The nominating process for the 8th annual SGB 40under40 Awards close today.  Nominations are currently open to anyone born after January 1, 1975 that is working in the sporting goods, action sports, outdoor, snow sports or bicycle industry.  Finalists will be honored in SGB magazine this summer.

To nominate someone for this unique award, go to

“The 40under40 honoree list has become a who's who of industry managers, entrepreneurs and innovators that will lead this industry for the next 20 years,” said James Hartford, CEO of The SportsOneSource Group.  “The honorees over the first seven years have developed a common kinship and are part of something very special.  It amazes me each year the level of talent and energy reflected in the list of nominees.  We expect that this year will bring more of the same.”

Each year, SGB honors 40 industry leaders under the age of 40.  The honorees are nominated every spring by their customers, clients, vendors, peers, staff, co-workers and bosses.  Hundreds of nominations are pared down by a panel of industry executives, past SGB 40under40 alumni honorees and SportsOneSource editors and analysts.  The honorees are featured in SGB magazine and toasted at an annual event.

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