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Penticton's Top 40 under 40 hits homestretch

Penticton’s top business professionals, entrepreneurs and community leaders have been recognized in Penticton’s latest media campaign Top 40 Under 40.

Recipients of the Top 40 excel in their respective industries, they give back to the community and they are today’s leaders.

The acknowledgement is presented by Prospera Credit Union in partnership with JCI Penticton and the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce.

The campaign kicked off with a bang in September when local entrepreneur and Penticton’s newest Tourism Society chair Max Picton was recognized for his work in the community. Since that time dozens of community leaders have had their stories told. The campaign is reaching the fourth quarter.

“The response from the recipients has been incredible,” said chamber manager John Devitt. “Everyone we have spoken to feels honoured to be a part of the campaign and all have seen increases in their businesses.

“The positive impact the campaign has created throughout the community is great, people in Penticton are doing great things and should be recognized.”

With less than 11 weeks left of the campaign the planning committee is encouraging the community to get their nominations in.

“The nominations are fantastic, there are so many deserving people in the community our selection committee has their work cut out for them,” said Devitt.

Sponsors include Prospera Credit Union, White Kennedy Chartered Accountants, Canadian Business Youth Foundation and Community Futures Okanagan Similkameen.

“The campaign has been successful because we have huge support from our sponsors and amazing response from the community,” said JCI Penticton president Monica Horning.

Email nominations to  For more information on the campaign or to read full profiles of Penticton’s Top 40 Under 40 visit or

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