Winners of the 2018 Generation NEXT awards, which recognize Savannah’s rising stars of business, were honored Thursday evening during a celebration reception at Cohen’s Retreat on Skidaway Road.

The Savannah Morning News, along with Business in Savannah sponsored the event, which honored the community’s up-and-coming under-40 leaders for the eighth year in a row.

The honorees include 28 business and community figures who have distinguished themselves by their professional achievements and philanthropic service within Savannah and the Coastal Empire.

2018 honorees are:

Luke BradleyBouhan Falligant LLP

• Jeff Bush, Parker’s

• Aisha Butts, Chatham Emergency Management Services

• Angela Canfield, Sandfly Family Dental and Premier Dental Design

• Clint Carroll, Junkluggers of the Coastal Empire

• Ryan J. Dew, Brasseler USA

• Ryan Faulk, Savannah River Logistics

•Rebecca J. Fenwick, Lominack Kolman Smith Architects

• Allan Galis, HunterMaclean

• Yvonne Godfrey, Harris Lowry Manton LLP

•Heather Gordon, Heather Gordon Consulting

• Amanda Hollowell, Life-Link of Georgia, Georgia’s WIN List

•Nakeisha Jones, Chatham Emergency Services

•Tom Kenkel, Kenkel Design

•Jamie Lindley, Byrd Cookie Company

• Miranda Marchant, The DeSoto

• Marlon Marchena, South Coast Contracting Group Inc.

•Marcus M. McBride, State Bank & Trust Company

• LeAndrea Mikell, World Trade Center Savannah

•Carl A. Miller, Miller Publishing Co.

• Keith F. Miller Jr., Deep Center

• Courtnay “Coco” Papy, The Creative Coast

• Corbin Parker, BowTie Barbecue Co. and Donaldson Enterprises

• Hilary Shipley, Colliers International-Savannah LLC

•Janel Varnadoe, J&S Accounting and Tax Services LLC; One Stop Bait Shop and Marine Services

•Betsy von Trapp, von Trapp Animal Lodge

• Brad Whitfield, Coastal Consulting Management Group

• Wesley Worthington, Calvary Day School and Next Level Training