An eight-month reunion may not have quite the same panache as one of 25 or 50 years, but for members of the inaugural “Arlington 40 Under 40” honorees, it provided a chance to catch up and brainstorm for the future.

Those who received the awards last December were invited to a celebration-cum-get-together held July 30 at Arlington Economic Development’s offices in Ballston, where they heard from U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-8th).

Both Beyer and Victor Hoskins, the county government’s economic-development director, offered tips for personal and professional leadership development.

The 40 Under 40 awards were conceived last year by Leadership Arlington to honor the achievements of up-and-coming community leaders. The nomination period for the second class of inductees recently closed, with awards to be presented in December.

Partners in the initiative are the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Arlington Economic Development and the Sun Gazette.

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