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Archive for March, 2017

Gov. Sununu Announces the Winners of the What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? Video Contest

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Seven schools, submitting eight videos, competed for the top prizes this year in the third annual What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? video contest.

Thank you to our sponsors, BAE Systems and Velcro Companies, and to the students, teachers and manufacturers who worked together to produce these topnotch videos.

The playlist of the videos follows Gov. Sununu’s announcement. Stay tuned and see all the very cool things the students learned about advanced manufacturing in New Hampshire.


What About BOB? We Took Home 2 BOB Awards!

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Carol Miller, Phil Przybyszewski, Jeffrey Rose, Michael Power accepting two BOB awards this week.

The BOB Awards, handed out every year by our friends at New Hampshire Business Review, recognize scores of businesses from around the state for how they conduct their business; it’s a measure of the best of the best.

So we are pleased to receive two awards this year for our efforts with the Sector Partnership Initiative and Expanding Global Trade.

“With 3,500 ballots cast for 2017 awards, the BOBs continue to be considered a standard of excellence in the New Hampshire business community,” said NHBR Editor Jeff Feingold.

On hand to accept the awards were Commissioner Rose; Carol Miller, our broadband technology director; and Michael Power, Office of Workforce Opportunity and Phil Przybyszewski, who coordinate the Sector Partnership Initiative.

Thank you for the honor!


Northern Border Regional Commission Grant Applications Available March 1

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Applications for grants from the Northern Border Regional Commission are now available. Created by the US Congress in 2008, the NBRC’s mission is to help alleviate economic distress and encourage job creation throughout the northern regions in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York. The deadline is June 2.

Within New Hampshire, the commission’s grant programs cover Coos, Grafton, Carroll and Sullivan counties. Information sessions will be held from 1-3 pm, March 29 at the CSB Community Center, Claremont, and 1-3 pm April 7 at the Wolfeboro Town Hall, and 1-3 pm at the North Country Resources Center, Lancaster.

Christine Frost

Eligible grant projects must develop the transportation, water, sewer, energy and telecommunications infrastructure of the region; assist the region in obtaining job skills and employment related education, as well as entrepreneurship, technology and business development; provide basic health care and other public services for those areas that are severely economically distressed and underdeveloped; promote resource conservation, tourism, recreation, and preservation of open spaces in a manner consistent with economic development goals and to promote the development of renewable and alternative energy sources.

Chris Way

Applications from New Hampshire agencies and organizations must be submitted to the state’s Division of Economic Development for processing. The division will also provide technical assistance to applicants. After the ranking is completed, the governors of the four states will certify to the commission their priority projects.

Mollie Kaylor

New Hampshire applicants should contact Mollie Kaylor of the NH Division of Economic Development at (603) 271-2591.