40 under 40 Awards Gala

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March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Each year, The Fayetteville Observer recognizes 40 of the area’s top business professionals and community leaders at the 40 Under 40 awards gala. Honorees will be featured online and in an exclusive 40 Under 40 publication on Saturday, March 7, 2020.

Individuals are nominated by members of the community and selected by a panel of judges. These dynamic professionals are selected as honorees because they have reached unbelievable heights early in their careers and give back to the community through their time, treasure, and talent.

For the third year, we also will be recognizing The Fayetteville Observer. This award will recognize a bright up-and-comer under the age of 21.

Join us for our 10th annual celebration, where we will honor The Fayetteville Observer 40 under 40 Class of 2020 and acknowledge the other 360 community members that have received this honor in the past ten years.

Attire: Semi-Formal


6-7:30 p.m. Social/Heavy Hors d’oeuvres
7:30-7:50 p.m. Keynote Speaker N.C. Chief Justice Cheri Beasley
7:50-8:30 p.m. Awards
8:30-11:00 p.m. 10th Anniversary After-Party

This event sells out every year, purchase your tickets early. If you have questions, please email events@fayobserver.com before buying your tickets.


Cape Fear Botanical Garden
536 N. Eastern Blvd.
Fayetteville, NC 28301 United States
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