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Notes: Local bookstore owner and Washington Post reporter among this year’s 40 Under 40 honorees

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Old Town Books (staff photo by Vernon Miles)

The Chamber ALX, Alexandria’s Chamber of Commerce, announced its honorees for the annual 40 Under 40 program.

“Each honoree was selected for their professional accomplishments, scholastic achievement, community impact, and personal story,” the organization said in a release. “The 40 Under 40 program was established in 2016 to recognize those age, 40 and under, engaged in a variety of fields including business, technology, nonprofit management, civic life, public service, education, and the arts, who are shaping Alexandria for the future.”

Honorees this year include Ally Kirkpatrick, owner of Old Town Books, Amber Phillips, a reporter with the Washington Post, and Caitlin Feehan, the Chief Administrative Officer at Alexandria Renew Enterprises.

The Chamber ALX will host a ceremony celebrating the honorees at the 40 Under 40 Awards celebration on July 18.

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