The best of the next generation, South Sound’s “40 Under Forty” were announced today by Business Examiner Media Group.

This selected group of individuals — 22 men and 18 women — were chosen from among 105 nominations received for this 10th annual recognition event to highlight outstanding business and community leaders who have not yet achieved age 40.

Thirty of this year’s class hold positions in business, nine are in the greater Thurston County marketplace, five are leaders or managers of non-for-profit agencies and three represent government positions or the military at JBLM.

You can see the entire list at where other details of the program are available. The “40 Under Forty” celebration will be Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 6 p.m. at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, which is a co-sponsor of this year’s program.

South South law firm Phillips Wesch Burgess PLLC, with offices in Olympia and Tacoma, is the presenting sponsor this year.