- The Rising Stars Awards

The Rising Stars Awards, an initiative of Stay Work Play in partnership with New Hampshire Public Radio, hosts the celebratory awards ceremony to announce winners in six award categories including: Young Entrepreneur of the Year, College Student of the Year, Young Professional of the Year, Civic Leader of the Year, Coolest Companies for Young Professionals, and Leadership Development Program of the Year.

Referred to as “the networking event of the year,” the event includes food from O Steaks & Seafood, cupcakes from White Mountain Cupcakery and a cash bar, silent auction, live music, and lots of cool people from across the state to mingle with.

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October 6, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.



Brady Sullivan Plaza, 3rd Floor 
1000 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101



To celebrate and recognize New Hampshire’s remarkable young professionals and college students, the initiatives to keep them here, and the businesses and programs that go the extra mile to recruit and retain them. 



Governor Maggie Hassan
Mayor Ted Gatsas

Kate Luczko, Executive Director, Stay, Work, Play
Keynote speaker, Victoria Arlen, a NH-native from Exeter & Paralympian Swimmer 
Members of Young Professional Networks from across NH
Virginia Prescott, Emcee
Live music from Pat & the Hats
Click here to see the 2014 Rising Stars Awards Finalists


About The Rising Stars Awards 
The Rising Stars Awards are an initiative of Stay Work Play, in partnership with New Hampshire Public Radio, to celebrate and recognize New Hampshire’s remarkable young workers, entrepreneurs, and college students, initiatives to keep them here, and the businesses and programs that go the extra mile to recruit and retain them.

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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,  or (603) 860-2245.