CANTON, OH (January 9, 2013) – ystark!, a department of the Canton Regional Chamber, and The Repository are seeking nominations for the sixth annual ‘TWENTY UNDER 40!’, an award recognizing the most talented young professionals in Stark County. The award annually recognizes 20 current young leaders who are actively making a positive impact in the county. The young professionals worthy of this award are the ones actively working to make Stark County a destination for young professionals to live, work and play. Winners of the 2013 award will be celebrated at an eclectic gala in June. "After five years, Twenty under 40! has become more than an award or an event, it has become tradition. With one-hundred well-deserving recipients now serving Stark County, I am excited to welcome the next class to join our past recipients," said Eric Smer, director of ystark! Eligible “young professionals” are between 21 and 40 years old, and span all career industries. ystark! membership not required for nomination. Full eligibility information and details on the nomination process are available at All nominations must be received by Feb. 10. The ‘Twenty under 40!’ planning committee is led by Dayna Yurkovich, marketing manager for The Repository. Recognition of these deserving area young professionals is made possible through ystark! and The Repository, in conjunction with Aultman Health Foundation, Huntington Bank, Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty L.P.A. and The Timken Company.