Forty of Dutchess' best and brightest under 40 were honored Tuesday at the ChangePoint Theatre in Poughkeepsie by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce at its annual gala.
The chamber held its 12th annual Mover and Shaker awards, bestowed to 40 people under the age of 40 who have shown a strong commitment to the Hudson Valley. The event drew about 500 people.
“The 40 young professionals who have been chosen by a committee of their peers, truly represent the best and brightest in the Hudson Valley,” said Frank Castella, Jr., President, and CEO of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce. “Everyone at the Chamber sincerely congratulates the honorees and I am especially excited to see how they shape our community in the years to come.”
Amy Dittmar, who helped choose the honorees and was a previous 40 under 40 winner, said it was a privilege to learn about so many passionate people.
"It is humbling to see how their dedication and enthusiasm positively impacts our beautiful Hudson Valley," Dittmar said.
To learn more about the honorees, visit dcrcoc.org/40Under40
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