LEWISTON — Young Professionals of Lewiston-Auburn Area is looking for nominations of exceptional under-40s who live, work or volunteer in Androscoggin County for this year’s 2010 YPLAA awards.

The yearly awards are part of the group’s mission to strengthen a vibrant young professional community by promoting career, social and community development.

The group is seeking nominations for the following awards:

— Entrepreneur Award: a young professional 20-40 years old who has successfully started or expanded a business in the area.

— Community Involvement Award: a young professional who has exhibited proactive involvement in the community beyond their job duties.

— Against All Odds Award: a young professional who has become a success against all odds.

— Mentor Award: an individual, not necessarily 20-40, who has successfully impacted a young professional’s life to help them achieve success.

— Business Champion Award: a business, not necessarily owned by someone 20-40, that has supported young professionals in their organization to be a part of YPLAA and participate in events and other activities.

Those interested in making a nomination should go to www.yplaa.com. The nomination deadline is Sept. 24.

The awards will be presented at the YPLAA Annual Event and Awards ceremony Oct. 29 at the Franco-American Heritage Center.

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