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Thursday
Sep042014

StayWorkPlay - 2014 Rising Stars Finalists, Keynote Announced  

Finalists represent New Hampshire’s inspiring and outstanding young talent


The Rising Stars Awards, an initiative of Stay Work Play in partnership with New Hampshire Public Radio, is pleased to announce the 2014 finalists for six award categories: 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.

 

The Rising Stars Awards is also proud to announce this year’s keynote speaker for the event on October 6th will be New Hampshire native Victoria Arlen. Arlen is an accomplished Paralympian who won multiple medals in the 2012 summer games in London after overcoming a severe illness that left her paralyzed years earlier.

 

“We are excited to finally announce the 2014 Rising Stars Awards finalists and keynote speaker. Chosen by our amazing volunteer judges, this year’s finalists are an impressive group and are indicative of the amazing individual and wide-ranging accomplishments found in so many of New Hampshire’s young people,” said Kate Luczko, Executive Director of Stay Work Play.

“After hearing about Victoria Arlen’s impressive wins at the Paralympic games and her inspiring story of perseverance, we knew she would be a great addition to the Rising Stars Awards ceremony. She is an outstanding example of the culture that New Hampshire’s young people live and work within.

 

New Hampshire is home to some incredible talent and inspiring initiatives, and we can’t wait to present this year’s Rising Stars Award winners in each of the six categories on October 6th!”

 

The Rising Stars Awards, now honoring New Hampshire’s remarkable young professionals, college students, and organizations for the 5th year, will take place on Monday, October 6th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Brady Sullivan Plaza, 1000 Elm Street in Manchester.

 

Referred to as “the networking event of the year,” there will be food and a cash bar provided by O Steaks and Seafood, dessert from White Mountain Cupcakes, a silent auction, live music by Pat & the Hats, lots of cool people to mingle with, a keynote address by Paralympic swimmer Victoria Arlen, and the announcement of the award winners! The emcee for the evening will be Virginia Prescott of New Hampshire Public Radio’s “Word of Mouth.” Be sure to reserve your ticket today!

 

2014 Rising Stars Awards Finalists:

Young Entrepreneur of the Year is a new award for 2014 and will honor an outstanding young entrepreneur in NH who has “looked outside the box,” and is helping shape the future of our state through their entrepreneurial venture. This award will be presented in partnership with the abi HUB and the New Hampshire High Tech Council.

·       Michael Carlton, Northwood, Calling All Cargo

·       Allison Grappone, Concord, Nearby Registry

·       Bobby Touran, Manchester, ApplyKit, Inc.

 

College Student of the Year honors an outstanding college student living and going to school in NH, between the ages of 18 and 24, who is an academic rising star and giving back to their community. (name, hometown, school

·       Mikaela Dwyer, Sanford, ME, Southern NH University

·       Alicia Frazier, Candia, Southern NH University

·       Ian Gagnon, Enfield, University of NH

·       Ryan Hart, Swanzey, Keene State College

 

Young Professional of the Year honors an outstanding professional working and living in NH, between the ages of 18 and 40 who is a rising star in their industry and giving back to their community. (name, hometown, employer

·       Nicole Barreira, Manchester, Great NH Restaurants

·       Corey MacDonald, Portsmouth, Portsmouth Police Department and MacDonald &

·       Black Law Firm

·       Joshua McAllister, Center Conway, HEB Engineers, Inc.

 

Civic Leader of the Year honors an individual who, through their volunteerism, philanthropy, and/or community involvement demonstrates a commitment to civic participation, strengthening their community, and developing personal leadership capacity to make New Hampshire a better place for future generations. Nominee must be between 21 and 40 years of age and must live and work in the state of New Hampshire. (name, hometown, employer)

·       Luke Bonner, Concord, GYK Antler

·       Bryan Bouchard, Manchester, Southern NH University

·       Laura Brusseau, Laconia, Interlakes High School

·       Serena Galleshaw, Somersworth, Seacoast Local

 

Coolest Companies for Young Professionals honors companies in New Hampshire that create environments to attract and retain young professionals (specifically ages 40 and under). (company, location)

·       Calypso Communications, Portsmouth

·       Lauchlan Works, Exeter

·       Red River Computer, Claremont

·       Single Digits, Bedford

·       WS Badger Company, Gilsum

·       Ziftr, Milford

 

Leadership Development Program of the Year honors an innovative program initiated and conducted by a NH organization. The program must be aimed at a young professional audience in NH that help them propel their personal and professional growth. (program name, organization

·       BAE Systems Leadership Development Program, BAE Systems

·       Hoffmann-Haas Fellowship, NH Center for Nonprofits

·       Leadership College, Leadership NH

 

The Rising Stars Awards are generously sponsored by: the University of NH, the NH Charitable Foundation, Grappone Automotive Group, Public Service of NH, Southern NH University, the NH Department of Resources and Economic Development, Fidelity Investments, NH Public Television, Revolution Energy, Marble Law Firm PLLC, Autofair, Brady Sullivan Properties, Chris Malloy Events, O Steaks and Seafood, White Mountain Cupcakes, Mint Printworks, Lee Germeroth Photography, Allegra Boverman Photography, Alan Cantor Consulting, and Jeanine & Company.

 

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.

More information about The Rising Stars Awards can be found at: www.stayworkplay.org/risingstarsawards or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RisingStarsAwards

 

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, www.stayworkplay.org or by contacting Executive Director, Kate Luczko, kate@stayworkplay.org  or (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.

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Friday
Aug222014

NH DHHS - Health Department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Give Third Annual Immunization Champion Award

Concord, NH - The Immunization Program in the Division of Public Health

Services at the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

(DHHS) celebrates the third New Hampshire Childhood Immunization Champion,

Dr. Everett Lamm. He is a pediatrician at Core Pediatrics in Exeter, New

Hampshire.



The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Childhood Immunization

Champion Award is an annual award given jointly by the CDC Foundation and

CDC to recognize individuals who are doing an exemplary job or going above

and beyond to promote or foster childhood immunizations in their

communities.



Dr. Lamm is a respected pediatrician and vaccine advocate who has worked

tirelessly to immunize his patients and spread the word about the

importance of vaccinations. Dr. Lamm is a sought after speaker who has been

educating parents, educators and healthcare providers through conferences,

community forums and panels for years. He also serves on the New Hampshire

Immunization Advisory Committee and the New Hampshire Vaccine Association.

He is always working to dispel fear and misunderstanding about vaccines to

parents, grandparents, teachers, aunts, uncles, and caregivers.



“It is an honor to receive this prestigious award as New Hampshire leads

the nation in immunizing children.” said Lamm, “My colleagues and I work

hard to immunize all of our patients to reduce their risks of getting

disease. Talking with families about vaccines is always time well spent.”



“It is dedicated physicians such as Dr. Lamm on the front lines of patient

health who make New Hampshire’s state-wide immunization program a success,”

said Dr. José Montero, Public Health Director at DHHS. “We are grateful for

his creative thinking and willingness to be a role model and spokesperson.

His hard work and dedication are a tremendous asset to the greater Exeter

region and the State.”





For more information about the Childhood Immunization Champion Award, go to

www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niiw/champions/index.html. For more information

about immunizations in New Hampshire, contact the DHHS Immunization Program

at 603-271-4482 or visit the DHHS website at

www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/immunization/index.htm




L to R in photo: Marcella Bobinsky, NH DHHS Immunization Section Chief; Dr.

Everett Lamm, Pediatrician, Core Pediatrics Exeter; Dr. Jose Montero, NH

Public Health Director

Wednesday
Jul302014

NH Sen Stiles receives Impact Award for leadership on Special Education 

The New Hampshire Senate

Republican Majority Office

SB 414 benefits Special Education students and local taxpayers

 

Concord, NH – Sen. Nancy Stiles (R-Hampton) today received the Impact Award from the NH Association of Special Education Administrators and the Parent Information Center. Stiles was recognized for her leadership on SB 414, which allows local school districts to benefit from the Medicaid-to-Schools Program.

 

“I am honored to receive the Impact Award. SB 414 will mean that New Hampshire special education students can benefit from the Medicaid-in-Schools program, and provides significant relief for local taxpayers who would otherwise have to shoulder the cost,” Stiles said. “I want to thank the Parent Information Center, our Special Education Administrators, and our Special Educators for all they do for our state’s special education students.”

 

Stiles was the lead sponsor of the legislation, chairs the Senate Education Committee that approved it, and shepherded SB 414 to the Governor’s desk. Without SB 414, federal Medicaid regulators would have ceased reimbursement for individualized education services geared to the needs of the child. SB 414 will save schools in Senator Stiles district over $475,000 a year.

 

The award inscription reads “Presented to Senator Nancy Stiles from the NH Association of Special Education Administrators and the Parent Information Center for making a difference in NH schools, children, and communities. In appreciation for your leadership on SB 414 to ensure that NH schools, children, and communities continue to benefit from the Medicaid-to-Schools program that provides millions of dollars of federal funding to NH school districts that otherwise would have to come from state or local sources.”

Caption- Sen. Nancy Stiles receives Impact Award from NH Association of Special Education Administrators and the Parent Information Center for her leadership on SB 414.

Friday
Jul252014

NH DHHS - Four Critical Access Hospitals in New Hampshire Honored for Quality

Concord, NH – The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) recently

announced its annual ranking of critical access hospitals in the country

and four in New Hampshire were honored; Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro,

Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth, and The Memorial Hospital in North

Conway were named Top Critical Access Hospitals and Cottage Hospital in

Woodsville was recognized for Best Practice in Quality. The top 20 critical

access hospitals are named annually as well as 20 in each separate category

of quality, patient satisfaction and financial stability.



“The Department of Health and Human Services is very pleased to recognize

the good work of these hospitals in serving their communities,” said Dr.

José Montero, Director of Public Health at DHHS. “Our public health

partners work tirelessly every day to serve the needs of the people of New

Hampshire so it is great to see some of their efforts recognized.

Congratulations to Huggins, Speare, Memorial and Cottage for a job well

done.”



The rankings are determined through data analysis by iVantage Health

Analytics and the determining factors for the top 20 critical access

hospitals were based on ten indices of strength including competitive

strength, competitive intensity, market size and growth, population risk,

cost, charge, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, and financial

stability. The data gathered is also distributed to the hospitals NHRA

serves to help them better their practices.



All the hospitals will be formally recognized during NRHA’s Critical Access

Hospital Conference in October. To read more information, visit

www.ruralhealthweb.org or the NH Department of Health and Human Services at

www.dhhs.nh.gov

Thursday
Jul172014

StayWorkPlay - Nomination Deadline Approaching for NH’s Rising Stars Awards

Submit your nominations in one of six categories before the July 25 deadline

 

 

Manchester, N.H. -- New Hampshire’s Rising Stars Awards, honoring New Hampshire’s young professionals, community organizations and businesses for five years, is calling for nominations for the 2014 awards before the July 25 deadline.

 

Nominations are welcome in six categories for individuals, leadership programs and businesses across New Hampshire, including:

 

·             College Student of the year

·             Young Professional of the Year

·             Civic Leader of the year

·             Coolest Companies for Young Professionals

·             Leadership Development Program

·             Young Entrepreneur of the year (New!)

 

Winners will be honored at a celebratory event on October 6. Reserve your ticket here.

 

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 professionals, entrepreneurs, and college students, initiatives to keep them here, and the businesses and programs that go the extra mile to recruit and retain them.

 

 “I am thrilled that this year marks the fifth year that Stay Work Play will honor individuals, businesses, and leadership programs with the Rising Stars Awards recognizing their dedication to creating a positive environment across the state for young people to live, work and find success in New Hampshire,” said Kate Luczko, Executive Director of Stay Work Play.

 

“However, we still need your help in finding this year’s honorees and we hope you will consider nominating a deserving individual, business or leadership program for an award before the July 25th deadline.”

 

This year’s newest award, the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, will be presented in partnership with the Alpha Loft and the New Hampshire High Tech Council.

 

More information about The Rising Stars Awards and nomination forms for the awards can be found at: www.stayworkplay.org/risingstarsawards .

PHOTO: (RisingStars_Portraits_Oct 2013)

 

The 2013 Rising Stars Awards “ Young Professional of the Year” finalists standing with Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas, Governor Maggie Hassan and Stay Work Play Executive Director, Kate Luczko.

Pictured left to right: Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas; Tonya Rochette, Partner & VP HR Solutions, Human Resource Partners LLC; Steve Smith, Owner, Main Street Radio LLC; Ashley Conley, Epidemiologist, City of Nashua Division of Public Health & Community Services; Ryan Barton, Founder & CEO, Mainstay Technologies; Kate Luczko, Executive Director, Stay Work Play NH; Governor Maggie Hassan.

Photo credit: Matthew Lomanno Photography

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, www.stayworkplay.org or by contacting Executive Director, Kate Luczko, kate@stayworkplay.org  or (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.