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Archive for October, 2017

Calling Middle School Students to Compete in the 4th Annual What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? Video Contest

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

The competition is heating up for the fourth annual What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? video contest and judging by the entries we have already, we think this may just be the most exciting season ever.

Show us what’s so cool about manufacturing and your middle school could win up to $1,000! Enter the What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? video contest today!

The contest is open to teams of middle school students, who are matched with local manufacturers. The end result is a 3-minute video that looks at advanced manufacturing in New Hampshire and the very cool stuff that’s made here. The goal of the contest is to introduce students to advanced manufacturing at a time when a new generation of workers is needed to answer the increasing demand for high tech, innovative jobs.

It’s not too late to enter! We’ll work with middle schools interested in participating to connect them with a local manufacturer. The deadline for entries is Feb. 10, 2018.

More information about the contest is available here.

Happy 20th Anniversary to NH Made!

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

NH Made celebrates its 20th anniversary and on this month’s New Hampshire Business Matters segment on WTPL-FM107.7, our guest was Alice Pearce, executive director of the organization.

NH Made celebrates 20th anniversary

With hundreds of members, both large and small, NH Made makes it easy to support local businesses, local artisans and farmers, which contribute to the personality and identity of our communities and to the state’s economic diversity.

Tune in to this month’s New Hampshire Business Matters for its conversation with Alice Pearce, executive director of NH Made.

These businesses are part of the backbone of our economy, as local businesses contribute to locally, with those dollars circulated within their communities.

Catch up with NH Made!

New Hampshire – Canada Trade Council Hosting Business Development Forum 10/27

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

A day-long business forum aimed at strengthening ties between New Hampshire and Canada and encouraging companies there to expand over the border is planned for Oct. 27 at the Mountain View Grand.

The New Hampshire – Canada Business Development Forum is organized by the New Hampshire-Canada Trade Council and the New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs. With 2016 exports valued at over $500 million, Canada is the state’s largest trading partner.

The forum will include a discussion about North American Free Trade Agreement negotiation, with speakers David Alward, Canadian Consul General to New England, and former representative Mary Estelle Ryckman of the Office of US Trade; US Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, member of the Foreign Relations Committee, has also been invited to speak.

Victoria Cimino, director of the New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development; Dr. Katherine Harrington of Plymouth State University’s Bienvenue project and University System of New Hampshire Chancellor Todd Leach head a panel discussion about promoting the state’s cultural and natural resources.

The economic opportunities the state offers to Canadians will be discussed by panelists Taylor Caswell, commissioner of the BEA; Marie-Josee Vaillant of Kheops International, Colebrook, and Michel Pariseau of the Department of Homeland Security.

The event, which is being held at the Mountain View Grand in Whitefield, is free, but space is limited. Register here before Oct. 23.