40 Under Forty: They're ready to show us the way
The event at the Grappone Conference Center featured this year's recipients of the New Hampshire Union Leader's 40 Under Forty designation.
"It's very humbling, but at the same time you feel a little bit guilty," said Grantham resident Sheridan Brown, 39, an attorney and consultant.
Another recipient, Manchester resident Gene Brown, said he was floored by the well-wishers who attended the early evening event — his grandparents, parents, friends' parents, and his 7th-grade geometry teacher.
The 40 achievers include business owners and elected officials, a police officer, a teacher, heads of non-profit organizations, lawyers, media professionals, engineers and an air national guardsman.
It solicits nominations and then selects group members based on a criteria that includes age, New Hampshire residency and contributions to their professional field, community or state.
"You are great representatives of your generation, and you're great examples of why we need to keep young people in New Hampshire," Hassan said.
The program is presented in cooperation with the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire and sponsored by Citizens Bank.
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Any New Hampshire resident of three years who does not turn 40 before Feb. 1, 2015, is eligible for the next class of 40 Under Forty. Nominations should be submitted to UnionLeader.com/forty.