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Apply Now for the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce’s 40 Under 40

Young community leaders encouraged to apply!

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The 2023 ALX Chamber class of 40 under 40. (Photo: Jason Dixon Photography)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Now is the time to apply for the prestigious honor of being named one of Alexandria’s best and brightest in the annual 40 Under 40 program sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce in Alexandria.

“We are always so proud of the candidates, and the incredible things they are doing in the community,” says ALX Chamber CEO Joe Haggerty.  “From young teachers to business owners, the award winners run the gamut. I encourage any young person doing innovative things in Alexandria to apply.”

Launched in 2016, the Chamber ALX’s 40 Under 40 Awards program recognizes Alexandria’s business community leaders, who will have a powerful impact on the thriving business culture for years to come. Honorees come from a variety of industries, have diverse educational backgrounds, and wide-ranging philanthropic and community service experiences. Since its inception, it has quickly grown into one of the region’s most popular emerging leader programs.

SEE Alexandria’s 40 Under 40 in 2023

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Emily Goodwin and 2023 40 Under 40 Honoree Ariel Johnson-Peredo. (Photo: Jason Dixon Photography)

Candidates may live or work in Alexandria. A full list of eligibility requirements are available on the application. Applications are due by April 5th, 2024. Applicants are selected by an anonymous committee of past winners, notified in early May, and celebrated at The Chamber ALX’s July in-person 40 Under 40 Awards Celebration, presented by United States Senate Federal Credit Union.

For more information, and to find the application, visit or email [email protected]

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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