The HobNob Happening Tonight


The HobNob Happening Tonight

WHEN:          Wednesday, February 24, 2010

5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

WHERE:        Larkin at Exchange

                        726 Exchange Street, Buffalo, NY

WHAT:           The Buffalo Niagara Partnership presents the 4th annual HobNob, a networking and cocktail party featuring the CEO Silent Auction where participants are given the opportunity to bid on a meeting with some of Western New York’s premier CEOs.

The CEO list includes: H. Thomas Chestnut (AAA of Western & Central New York); Warren Colville (The Buffalo News); Anthony Conte (Shea’s Performing Arts Center); John Darby (Niagara Transformer Corp.); Clotilde Dedecker (Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo); Donna Fernandes (Buffalo Zoo); John Koelmel (First Niagara Bank); Michael McQueeney (Summer Street Capital Partners); Sharon Randaccio (Performance Management Partners); John Simpson, Ph.D. (University at Buffalo); Donald Trump, M.D. (Roswell Park Cancer Institute); Michael Weiner (United Way of Buffalo & Erie County); Robert Zak (Merchants Insurance Group); Cynthia Zane (Hilbert College); and Ron Zoeller (Azeros Healthcare).

More than 300 people are expected at this not-to-miss event, which is presented by First Niagara Financial Services. Additional sponsors include Tops Markets, Integrys Energy New York Services, John Hancock Financial Services, Seneca Gaming Corporation, Summer Street Capital Partners and Chakra Communications.

TICKETS:      $50.00 at the door

Includes hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, building tours, networking and parking.

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is the area’s regional chamber of commerce and privately-funded economic development organization. Partnership members employ more than a quarter of a million people in the Buffalo Niagara region. By mobilizing members and strategic partners around common goals, the Partnership grows private investment and jobs in Buffalo Niagara through advocacy, business development, and convening.

For Press Inquiries, Please Contact Grant Loomis, Vice President, Government Affairs at or 716-541-1736