The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville has named 75 young professionals as finalists for the Nashville Emerging Leader Awards.

The program recognizes individuals under the age of 40 who have made significant accomplishments professionally and contributions to their community.

“These young professionals possess strong leadership skills, and their commitment to the community is important to the future prosperity of the Nashville region,” Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Ralph Schulz said in a statement. “Each nominee is successful and fully committed to making our community better.”

A committee, composed of community leaders and industry experts, selected five finalists in 15 industries, including architecture, education, financial services and technology. Decisions were based on essay responses, professional achievements, demonstrated leadership and community impact.

The NELAs ceremony will be held July 30 at Lipscomb University, and a reception for the finalists will be held June 24 at The Cordelle in Nashville.

The program also includes the YP Nashville Impact Award, given this year to Colby Jubenville, a special assistant to the dean for student success and strategic partnerships at Middle Tennessee State University and principal of Red Herring Innovation and Design. The award honors an individual dedicated to community leadership and professional development of young professionals.