FiveNineGroup featured in Buffalo Business First

A leading source for business news in Buffalo, Buffalo Business First’s David Bertola interviewed co-founders Scott Goergen and Chris Howard on the vision of FiveNineGroup and our current work. Duncan Keith was interviewed as part of the article, saying that, “We love the way the site ( is run, and they’ve been nothing but professional. They make a lot of decisions but run a lot of ideas by us if it’s something they think we would like to have some input on. Their ideas have been great.”

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Co-Founder Chris Howard Makes 40 Under Forty List

A diverse group of rising leaders in Western New York were selected for the 2011 Business First 40 Under Forty class. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the annual program. This year's winners include attorneys, educators, real estate developers, leaders of several nonprofit agencies, and one of FiveNineGroup's own. The 2011 class will be honored at a Nov. 10 luncheon at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

“This year’s group of individuals has made it their mission to contribute in extraordinary ways to their communities and the quality of life we all enjoy in the Buffalo Niagara region,” said Jack Connors, Business First publisher and president.

"I'm extremely honored to become a part of Buffalo's Forty Under Forty Club and am very much looking forward to meeting the other members. Buffalo is a fine city with great people and I'm excited that FiveNineGroup is receiving recognition in the business community," noted Chris Howard.

Read the full 40 Under Forty list here.

Savard Golf Classic a Success!

FiveNineGroup was on hand for the 2nd Annual Celebrity Golf Classic in La Grange, IL on Monday, July 18th. In its second year, the event drew many current NHL players including Patrick Kane, Brian Campbell, Bryan Bickell and Corey Crawford. Additionally, NHL alumni in attendance included Bobby Hull serving as the featured guest, Stan Mikita, Rick Tocchet, Gerry Cheevers and Blackhawks Head Coach Joel Quenneville. NBC color analyst Eddie Olcyzk served as the Master of Ceremonies. The event benefited the Blackhawk Alumni Association, Chicago Blackhawk Charities, LYDIA Home Association, U.S.O of Illinois and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland Northwest Indiana.

FiveNineGroup’s creative team produced a commemorative Bobby Hull video that was played in front of all guests in attendance as well as provided other various multimedia services.

Below are a few shots of the event with more to come.

The video above was edited by FiveNineGroup.

Click to view a video created by BlackhawksTV.