Publisher's Letter / September 2021

Happy September, Alexandria! Welcome to our Annual Gentlemen's Issue! We are thrilled to introduce you to the 2021 class of Alexandria's Most Interesting Men. These gentlemen were nominated by members of the Alexandria community and then selected by a committee that consisted of the VIP staff and local leaders. Each of our Interesting Men not only has a unique and inspiring story to tell but loves and supports our community to the best of their ability.

We opted to feature our Gentlemen in a way that also celebrates the Second Annual Old Town Festival of Speed & Style. VIP Alexandria Magazine is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of this wonderful event, which supports the organizations ALIVE! and USO Metro.

And, of course, no Gentlemen's Issue would be complete without our annual VIB (Very Important Burger) Awards. The shutdowns of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be in the past, but our local eateries are still working hard to overcome the financial hardships they endured as a result. As you consider what restaurants to support over the coming weeks, we encourage you to try one of our favorite burger places!

As always, thank you for your continued support and readership. We enjoy serving the community of Alexandria and are looking forward to continuing on our storytelling mission for years to come. Kellie Gunderman Publisher VIP Alexandria Magazine