This year’s 20 Under 40 represent a level of work ethic, grit, generosity, and dedication that is truly inspiring.

We received countless nominations this year from peers, colleagues, and leaders, all recognizing our community’s youngest workforce. A panel of judges—made up of representatives from Lynchburg Business, the Lynchburg Office of Economic Development and Tourism, and the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance—narrowed down the pool to 20 men and women representing a diverse list of industries and occupations.

Read on to learn more about each of these talented individuals; we believe they are only getting started.