The winners of the Business Journal's seventh annual Forty Under 40, selected from more than 130 nominees, were chosen on the basis of their leadership in companies and organizations as well as their participation within the community across the North Bay.

“This seventh class of winners demonstrates the depth and breadth of young talent in the North Bay,” said Business Journal Associate Publisher and Editor Brad Bollinger. “We now have nearly 300 young professionals who have been honored over the course of the awards. And the fact that there are two newly elected members of city councils in Santa Rosa and Napa shows that a new generation of leaders is not just emerging, but has arrived.”

“Finally, the Business Journal would like to thank the individuals and especially company leaders who took the time to submit these nominations. It’s your support that makes the process and awards so special. Thank you,” Mr. Bollinger said.

The Business Journal took nominations for the 2013 competition in January and February. In addition the information in the nomination, we asked all nominees to answer a series of questions about themselves. The recipients were selected by the Journal editorial staff.

Winners of 2013 awards will be honored at a gala reception on April 30, 5:30--7:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek in Santa Rosa. Tickets are available for $49 per person or $510 for a table of 10, including company name on the table. To attend, contact Linda Perkins at events@busjrnl.com or 707-521-5264, or register online.---The Business Journal