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.