Forty Under 40

Forty Under 40: On March 25, 2022, Indianapolis Business Journal will recognize 40 central Indiana business and professional leaders. We are looking for people who have achieved a level of success that is rare at a young age. Examples of civic involvement and leadership outside the workplace will also be considered. Each honoree is profiled in a special supplement and recognized at an event attended by members of previous Forty Under 40 classes. Nominees must be younger than 40 as of the March 25, 2022 publication date.

IBJ welcomes nominations now through December 3 at midnight.

Michael A. Carroll

Michael A. Carroll Award: The Mike Carroll Award is given in memory of former deputy mayor and civic leader Mike Carroll and honors a man or woman who has demonstrated Mike’s qualities of determination, humility and devotion to the central Indiana community.

IBJ welcomes nominations now through August 20, 2021.

CFO of the Year

CFO of the Year: IBJ‘s CFO of the Year Awards will be presented to financial professionals in Indiana for outstanding performance in their roles as financial stewards of corporations and not-for-profit /government organizations. This program provides many benefits to the business community by highlighting the growing importance of the contributions and accomplishments of financial executives. The CFO award honorees and top honorees will be honored at an event on December 9, 2021. IBJ will also publish a supplement on December 10 that will profile each honoree.

IBJ welcomes nominations now through September 24, 2021

Fastest Growing Companies

Fast25: Nominate a company for IBJ’s exclusive ranking of fastest-growing privately held companies. The top 25 will be featured at an event and profiled in a special IBJ supplement.

Nominations are closed.

Twenty in their 20's

On Aug. 6, IBJ will recognize 20 central Indiana people in their 20s who are up-and-coming leaders in business, the arts and culture, philanthropy and community service. We are looking for young adults who are not just doing a good job but those who are exceling beyond what would be expected at the person’s age. We’re seeking influencers and people who show tremendous potential to be impactful in central Indiana. Nominees must be younger than 30 as of the Aug. 6, 2021, publication date.

Nominations are closed.


The CTO Awards will honor Chief Technology Officers or more broadly, those in the top information technology positions within their organizations (CIO, VP, Director, etc.). These valued individuals play vital roles in making Indianapolis-area businesses, institutions and not-for-profit groups successful. Together with their CEOs, their decisions impact all aspects of the business including their company’s growth, profitability, functionality and competitiveness in the marketplace.

Nominations are closed..

Health Care Heroes

Health Care Heroes 2021: Help us honor the unsung heroes in our health care community. The Health Care Hero Awards recognize individuals and/or organizations in the central Indiana health care industry who are making a significant impact on the quality of health care in the Indianapolis metropolitan area. The Indianapolis SMSA includes Marion and surrounding counties, and Madison county. The nomination form must be filled out completely, including a brief descriptive narrative of 500 words or less. Each nomination will be judged on its own merits. IBJ and a panel of health care professionals review nominations in five categories–community achievement in health care, advancements in health care, physician, non-physician and volunteer. Three honorees are chosen in each category and the top honoree is announced at the Health Care Heroes awards breakfast.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the overwhelming impact on our health care system, nominations for Health Care Heroes will be accepted now through Friday, June 25, 2021.

Previous top honorees of Health Care Heroes awards are not eligible for nomination, but previous honorees may be re-nominated.

Nominations are closed.

Women of Influence

Women of Influence: Indianapolis Business Journal will spotlight some of our city’s most successful business women from both the public and private sectors while revealing the triumphs and challenges that have shaped their careers. These powerful women will be honored at an event on October 27, 2021 and profiles of the honorees will be featured in a special supplement publishing October 29, 2021.

Nominations are closed.