BusinessWest’s 40 Under Forty Gala Tickets on Sale


Cindy Sears

Office Manager

May 12, 2021 (posted June 9, 2021)


SPRINGFIELD — BusinessWest, the business journal of Western Mass., recently unveiled its 40 Under Forty Class of 2021, the 15th compilation of rising stars in the regional business community.

More than 180 nominations were received for this year’s class, with entries scored by a panel of five judges who weighed everything from career accomplishments to involvement in the community. Those with the 40 highest scores made the list.

As the profiles (list of links to the digital edition with each honorees profile are listed below) reveal, each 40 Under Forty winner is different and unique, hailing from a myriad of industries. Many are advancing the work of long-established businesses, while others, with an entrepreneurial bent, created their own opportunities instead of waiting for them to emerge.

The class of 2021, its diversity, and its individual and collective accomplishments will be celebrated at the annual 40 Under Forty Gala on September 23 at the Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House in Holyoke from 5:30-11pm. Tickets are $80 a ticket and can be ordered by calling (413) 781-8600. Event sponsors include Health New England (Alumni Achievement Award presenting sponsor), PeoplesBank (presenting sponsor), Comcast Business, Isenberg School of Management UMass Amherst, Mercedes-Benz of Springfield, and Venture X Holyoke.

Profiles of each winner can be read in the May 12 issue, or in the digital edition of the May 12 issue of BusinessWest available at

For more information or any questions, please contact Cindy Sears, Office Manager, at (413) 781-8600 ext. 105 or