SANTA ROSA -- The North Bay Business Journal is looking for nominations for its fifth-annual Forty under 40, a special publication and gala reception that will recognize 40 professionals under the age of 40 who fit any of the following profiles:

Entrepreneurs who create a new product or market

People who demonstrate extraordinary leadership qualities

Executives and professionals advancing quickly in their organizations

Innovators who have changed the way their industry does business

Individuals whose work has a wide-reaching impact on the business community

To submit a nomination, go to and submit online, or print out a nomination form and fax it to 707-521-5292 or mail it to 427 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401 ATTN: Forty under 40.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, Feb. 11. Winners must be under the age of 40 as of the date of publication on April 25, 2011. Supporting documents are welcome but will not replace the nomination form. Winners are chosen based on qualifications and not the number of nominations received.