The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce is set to host their annual Forty Under 40 Shaker Awards. The event recognizes individuals who positively impact the community.

To be eligible, nominees must be under the age of forty by the day of the awards show. Those doing the nominating may select more than one person for consideration, and you may nominate yourself if you feel you deserve the award. Those who were nominated in previous years and weren't selected, may be resubmitted.

Each year the Chamber rolls out the red carpet for the awards show. In 2016 the show took place at Changepoint Church on Mill Street in Poughkeepsie right across from the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. In previous years the event occurred just down the street at The Bardavon. The deadline for nominations is January 23rd. The 2017 edition of the Shaker Awards will be held on April 25th beginning at 5pm.