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Nominations are now open for Crain’s Cleveland Business 2023 Twenty in their 20s. This is a special editorial feature within Crain’s Sept. 18 print issue and online that will recognize 20 up-and-coming professionals who haven’t turned 30 yet. While their names might not be top of mind and they likely haven’t made their first million yet, there’s no denying these young professionals are making a mark on Northeast Ohio. We are welcoming nominations to help us determine those recognized.

The deadline to nominate an individual for this feature is Tuesday, May 30, at 11:59 p.m. EST.


To nominate: Nominations are only accepted via our website. Click this link to begin: NOMINATE A CANDIDATE 

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Nomination forms must be completed and submitted by May 30 to be considered. All required sections of the form must be completed for consideration. Please note incomplete answers may result in disqualification. Self-nominations are accepted. There is no fee to nominate. 

Do not submit information you consider to be confidential.

Honoree profiles will not be provided for review before the section publishes.


  • Nominees must be based (work) in Northeast Ohio
  • Nominees must be no older than 29 on the Sept. 18 publication date.
  • Nominees must not be a previous recipient of Crain’s Twenty in their 20s award.
  • Nomination should showcase career professional achievements and civic engagement.
  • Please provide detail as available (performance metrics, awards received and/or press)
  • Please highlight involvement in any of the following: community and/or philanthropic activities, mentoring programs, diversity and inclusion initiatives

Have questions about this project? Please check out our FAQ page.

Curious what we are looking for? Check out last year's class.

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Diversity will be taken into consideration when selecting honorees, including as it relates to the businesses and industries represented, as well as geography, age, race, culture, gender and experience.