The Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and the Echo Press are currently accepting nominations for the 2019 Top 5 Under 40 Young Professionals.

The honor recognizes the talent of emerging leaders who are younger than age 40 in any area business sector. Each nomination will be judged on the individual’s professional skills and accomplishments, community involvement and overall depth of qualities.

In 2002, the Echo Press founded the honors by recognizing the top 20 professionals under the age of 40. That morphed into the Top 5 Under 40 recognition, as the newspaper joined up with the Chamber of Commerce.

The Top 5 Professionals will be featured in the Chamber’s Year in Review publication, published by and inserted into the Echo Press in late January, and will be honored at the Chamber of Commerce’s annual celebration event on Monday, Jan. 27.

To nominate a young professional younger than age 40, download a nomination form at or call 320-763-3161 to request the form. Completed nominations may be emailed to or dropped off or mailed to the Chamber office at 206 Broadway, Alexandria.

Nominations must be received by Friday, Dec. 20. For more information, call 320-763-3161.