Stay Work Play and NH Public Radio Partner for Rising Stars Awards


Do you know a stellar college student? How about a cool NH company? An above-and-beyond civic leader? A phenomenal leadership development program? Or an impressive NH young professional? Nominate them for the Rising Stars Awards:

Manchester — Stay Work Play is pleased to announce a partnership with New Hampshire Public Radio for the annual Rising Stars Awards.


“Over the past three years of the Rising Star Awards we have seen great enthusiasm in recognizing fun companies and engaged and motivated young people,” said Stay Work Play Executive Director, Kate Luczko, “And through this partnership with New Hampshire Public Radio we expect to see even broader engagement throughout the state. We want the celebration of the award winners in October to be the go-to event for young workers across NH and the organizations looking to interact with them.”


The Rising Stars Awards celebrate New Hampshire’s outstanding young professionals and the companies that support them. In order to remain competitive, New Hampshire needs to retain and attract young rising talent and these awards are a prime way to recognize NH’s students, young workers, and the companies that are working hard to entice them to stay in the state.


Betsy Gardella, President and CEO of NHPR stated “Over the past two years NHPR has annually honored an up and coming civic leader through the Next Gen Civic Leadership award presented in collaboration with the NH Charitable Foundation. NHPR has a deep interest in encouraging the growth of future community leaders and the next generation of individuals who will foster social capital and lead a strong New Hampshire into a global world. In this regard our goals mirror those of Stay Work Play and we are thrilled to partner with Stay Work Play on the Rising Stars Awards Event.”


The Rising Stars Awards include the College Student of the Year, Young Professional of the Year, Civic Leader of the Year, the Coolest Companies for Young Professionals and the Leadership Development Program Award. Winners will be honored at the statewide event on October 7th.


More information about The Rising Stars Awards and nomination forms for the awards can be found at:


About Stay Work Play: Stay Work Play is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is “To work collaboratively across New Hampshire to support ongoing economic, workforce, and community development by promoting the state as a favorable place for young workers and recent college graduates to stay, work and play, when considering employment and lifestyle opportunities.” Additional information on the organization can be found on the website, or by contacting Executive Director, Kate Luczko,, (603) 860-2245.


About New Hampshire Public Radio:

Since 1981, NHPR has shaped the media landscape in the Granite State and beyond. Their mission is to help create a more informed public, one challenged and enriched by a deeper understanding and appreciation of state, national, and world events, ideas, and culture. NHPR is broadcast from thirteen different sites, making it by far New Hampshire’s largest (and only) statewide radio news service. Every week NHPR is the choice of more than 184,000 listeners as a primary source of in-depth and intelligent news coverage. Each day New Hampshire Public Radio delivers several hours of local news reported by NHPR’s award-winning News Department, locally produced shows such as The Exchange and Word of Mouth, and national and world news from NPR and the BBC. NHPR is the exclusive outlet for NPR News in the Granite State and broadcast national weekly programs such as Car Talk, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! and This American Life.