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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (March 2, 2016) — A local committee is seeking nominations for the 30 Under 30 Rising Stars of Brownsville competition designed to recognize the millennials who are not only achieving success in their careers, but who are also contributing to the community.

Nominations are being accepted effective today and through month’s end at http://www.bedc.com/30-under-30-rising-stars-brownsville

“We are looking for what we are dubbing the 30 game changers under the age of 30 who are helping transform the destiny of Brownsville,” said Jason Hilts, President & CEO of the Brownsville Economic Development Council, one of four organizations in the city which are backing the contest.

The BEDC along with the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Southern Cameron County and the Brownsville Convention & Visitors Bureau developed the first-ever program of its kind for Brownsville. The objective is to recognize young professionals who are in their early stages of their careers achieving high levels at work as well as the community.

“Recognizing young adults in the early stages of their careers and community engagement is a great way to shine a light on Brownsville’s outstanding talent pool and to encourage them to continue their personal and professional growth,” said Traci Wickett, President & CEO of United Way of Southern Cameron County.

In addition to submitting nominations at BEDC.com, nominations may be emailed to srodriguez@bedc.com with the following information:

 

Nominee’s name

Contact information (including an email address)

Place of employment and / or entrepreneurial endeavor

 

Nominees will be contacted by the BEDC and asked to provide a bio and a 300-word summary of their accomplishments, to be based on a shortlist of questions.

“Brownsville has many talented individuals that are excelling in their careers and serving our community,” said Melinda Rodriguez, President & CEO of the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce. “The 30 Under 30 event is an excellent way to showcase that talent and encourage others to make their contributions in the same manner.”

The competition is open to individuals in any career who live and / or work in Brownsville. Deadline for nominations and nominee entries is March 31.

Nominees need to be 29 years of age, or younger, on March 31.

A panel of five judges will review all entries. Honorees will be notified April 14 and be recognized at a reception in early May.

“The knowledge and talent which Brownsville has to offer has always been there,” said Mariano ‘Bean’ Ayala, BCVB President & CEO. “This time, we are going to show off our local talent to the world.”

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