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Thursday
Oct232014

Brown For US Senate - BROWN CAMPAIGN RELEASES NEW TV AD: "ZERO" 


BROWN CAMPAIGN RELEASES NEW TV AD: "ZERO"

 
 
MANCHESTER Today, the Brown campaign released a new TV ad titled: “Zero” highlighting Jeanne Shaheen’s zero percent rating from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) this Congress.  The NFIB is one of the nation’s leading voices for small business, and has given Brown a lifetime 94% rating for his pro-growth policies and positions.
 
Brown was endorsed by the NFIB at North Country Tractor in Pembroke as part of the “Better Jobs For All” tour, citing his positions to repeal Obamacare and ​lower energy prices.  Recently, the Portsmouth Herald reported that rising energy ​costs will pose a "dire situation" this winter​​​ in New Hampshire.  Senator Shaheen voted to pave the way for a national energy tax set to increase electricity prices up to 18%.
 
Echoing the NFIB’s support, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorsed Brown and
said the matchup between Brown and Shaheen, “represents one of the clearest choices between failed economic policies and a new vision for our country that will prioritize growth and prosperity.”



Transcript "Zero":

Narrator: For New Hampshire making ends meet is getting harder to do
 
And Jeanne Shaheen
 
She has a zero percent rating from small business
 
Jeanne Shaheen, standing with Obama not New Hampshire

 

Background
Shaheen Has A Lifetime Rating Of 34% With The NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business, Accessed 10/19/14)
Scott Brown Has A 94% Lifetime Rating From The NFIB. "NFIB member Bob Washburn of Concord provided opening remarks touting Scott Brown’s small business lifetime voting record of 94%. The owner of North Country Tractor, Bill Taranovich, also provided comments regarding his hesitancy in hiring and expanding his business for fear of triggering Obamacare penalties and fines." (NFIB Press Release, 10/1/14)
Thursday
Oct232014

Brown For US Senate - SENATOR SHAHEEN HAS INSULTED NEW HAMPSHIRE’S SMALL BUSINESSES 

LONDONDERRY - Today, Scott Brown toured Wire Belt Company of America to address Jeanne Shaheen's anti-business comments from the NECN/Concord Monitor​ U.S. Senate debate.
 
"Last night Senator Shaheen insulted over 1,500 small businesses in New Hampshire by dismissing the NFIB," said Brown. "Jeanne Shaheen has a 0% rating from the NFIB this Congress, and the only thing worse than voting with President Obama 99% ​of the time is voting against our small businesses 100% of the time. I am running to create a stronger economic environment with lower energy costs and fewer regulations."
 
Wire Belt Company of America is a member of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), one of the nation’s leading voices for small business representing 1,500 members in New Hampshire, and employs ​just under ​100 people. Specializing in conveyer belt production, this company has seen health care premiums increase 35% under Obamacare and remains concern with the high cost of energy.
 
"Scott Brown has a nearly perfect score from the NFIB because he votes to support small business and will work on commonsense plans to reduce energy prices and get rid of Obamacare," said David Greer, CEO of Wire Belt Company of America. "New Hampshire needs an independent voice to fight for us, so we can do our part to grow business and hire more workers. Senator Shaheen is on the wrong side of these issues and we are ready for a change."
 

Watch the video of Shaheen's insult against small business in the NECN/Concord Monitor debate.

Wednesday
Oct222014

Brown For US Senate - SHAHEEN HAS A ZERO RATING FROM THE NATION'S LEADING SMALL BUSINESS ORGANIZATION 

Shaheen Has A Lifetime Rating Of 34% With The NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business, Accessed 10/19/14)
Scott Brown Has A 94% Lifetime Rating From The NFIB. "NFIB member Bob Washburn of Concord provided opening remarks touting Scott Brown’s small business lifetime voting record of 94%. The owner of North Country Tractor, Bill Taranovich, also provided comments regarding his hesitancy in hiring and expanding his business for fear of triggering Obamacare penalties and fines." (NFIB Press Release, 10/1/14)
Sunday
Oct052014

StayWorkPlay.org - 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.

Reserve your ticket 

 

WHEN

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

 

WHERE

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

 

WHY 

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. 

 

WHO

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.

More information about The Rising Stars Awards: www.stayworkplay.org/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.

 

Saturday
Oct042014

Brown For US Senate - BROWN VISITS VERANI REALTY, ADDRESSES CONCERNS ABOUT OBAMACARE'S MANDATES 

LONDONDERRY Today, Scott Brown continued his “Better Jobs For All” tour at Verani Realty Corporate Headquarters to discuss the challenges of Obamacare's employer mandate. 
 

“Obamacare's mandates are straining this business at many levels, from the administrative office to the self-employed agents,” said Brown. “I will vote to repeal Obamacare to eliminate uncertainty for small businesses and unleash New Hampshire's economy.  Granite Staters are disappointed that Jeanne Shaheen blindly voted for this bill despite the job-killing mandates and new taxes hurting New Hampshire families.”
 
Verani's administrative staff employs just under 50 people, and is concerned about expanding their staff due to Obamacare's upcoming employer mandate.  Under Obamacare, businesses with 100 or more full-time employees must offer health insurance or pay a $2,000 per employee penalty starting January 1, 2015.  This mandate will be extended to businesses with 50-99 employees in 2016. ​  Self-employed agents also disapprove of the government mandates in Obamacare which prohibits them from visiting the local Derry hospital, Parkland Medical Center, that is not included in the exchange.  Verani Realty is an area leader in real estate with 15 offices located in southern New Hampshire.  
 
“Obamacare is a major challenge to businesses like ours where we are trying to expand, create jobs and provide the people of our state with much needed services,” said Giovanni Verani, President of Verani Realty. “We appreciate Scott Brown coming here to discuss the need to repeal Obamacare and get rid of the regulatory uncertainty that comes with it.