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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.

Friday
Jun062014

Stay Work Play - Sells NH to College Grads with Five Reasons 

Manchester — When a crowd of leaders in business and higher education gathered to strategize quality and placement of students in NH internships, attendees received a commencement address instead of the usual welcome.

In this graduation season, Kate Luczko, Executive Director of Stay Work Play New Hampshire, shared a speech on five reasons college graduates should remain in NH after graduation. The message is fitting given the organization’s mission to promote the state as a favorable place for young workers.

The commencement address was recorded, posted to YouTube, and may be found on the organization’s homepage at stayworkplay.org in the “lights, camera, action” section.

Watch the commencement address on YouTube now!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVkF9ypj-Mg

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(603) 860-2245.

Thursday
Apr032014

Stay Work Play NH Adds Program Coordinator 

MANCHESTER – Stay Work Play New Hampshire has hired Shanon Hounshell of Enfield as the organization’s first Program Coordinator.

The Program Coordinator is responsible for growing and strengthening Stay Work Play’s presence throughout the state of New Hampshire by reinforcing existing relationships and cultivating new relationships, specifically with higher education institutions and college students.

Hounshell recently served as an attorney for the City of Dayton, Ohio, before relocating to the Upper Valley. She brings extensive experience in talent attraction and retention initiatives to the position, along with a strong communications background.

“As a new resident to the state I relied on Stay Work Play New Hampshire as a resource and quickly became involved in a volunteer role as one of the organization’s ongoing bloggers,” Hounshell said. “I am excited to grow my commitment and connection to the organization as I use my skills to build upon Stay Work Play’s current successes and assist in taking the organization to the next level,” she added.

Hounshell will begin the role immediately. She joins Kate Luczko who was named Executive Director in 2010. “We are thrilled to have Shanon join the Stay Work Play team and as a new position, it also demonstrates the growth of the organization,” Luczko said. “With a larger team and Shanon’s experience in talent retention, we will be able to have even more of an impact on NH.”

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 

Friday
Mar282014

Stay, Work, and Play NH - Nominations Open for 5th Annual Statewide Rising Stars Awards 

Stay Work Play New Hampshire
http://www.stayworkplay.org
603.860.2245

Stay Work Play is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 statewide Rising Stars Awards. Nominations will be accepted until July 25, 2014.

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

The Rising Stars Awards include five awards that honor individuals and companies in New Hampshire. The categories include College Student of the Year, Young Professional of the Year, Civic Leader of the Year, Coolest Companies for Young Professionals, and Leadership Development Program Award.

  • The College Student of the Year Award honors a New Hampshire college student who is an academic rising star and is giving back to the community.
  • The Young Professional of the Year Award honors an outstanding professional working and living in New Hampshire, between the ages of 18 and 40 who is a rising star in their industry and giving back to their community.
  • The Civic Leader of the Year Award 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.
  • The Coolest Companies for Young Professionals Award honors companies in New Hampshire that create environments to attract and retain young professionals.
  • The Leadership Development Program Award honors an innovative program initiated and conducted by a New Hampshire organization. The program must be aimed at a young professional audience in New Hampshire that helps them propel their personal and professional growth

More information about the Rising Stars Awards and nomination forms for the awards can be found at: http://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(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.

Friday
Mar212014

Stay, Work, and Play NH - 12th NH Young Professional Network Launched 

New Hampshire now has its 12th young professionals network, the Derry Londonderry Young Professionals Network (DLYPN). DLYPN’s mission is to serve as a mechanism to attract and retain young professional talent to the Greater Derry-Londonderry area through engagement, opportunity and advocacy.

“We’re showing local businesses that there are young people who are driven and want to help enhance their business. We also want to show people that there are businesses out there who want to hire young employees,” said Nicholas del’Etoile, Chairman of DLYPN.

Stay Work Play is pleased to see this addition to the NH young professionals community and to their Young Professionals Network Advisory Board which brings representatives from all twelve of the young professionals networks (YPNs) together monthly to share upcoming events and news, best practices, to allow mentoring from more established groups to those just arriving on the scene, and offer ways to help the YPNs.

“It's great to see additional growth in our YPNs throughout the state those we consider the 'boots on the ground' doing so much to help engage, and thus help retain, our best and brightest in NH," said Stay Work Play Executive Director, Kate Luczko.

DLYPN has established strong local business support as well. “We (at the Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce) are extremely excited to have such an energetic group of young business professionals networking and doing business in their own communities. Too often we lose our young talent to neighboring cities and states, but talent retention is an important factor in the economic development of our region. The support we provide to young professionals will not only benefit them in their career growth, but our entire community as we benefit from a greater talent pool at the local level,” said Stacey Bruzzese, Executive Director of Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce.

The other eleven, regionally based, young professionals networks include: Catapult (Seacoast), Central New Hampshire (Plymouth), Concord (CYPN), Fusion (Lakes Region), HYPE: Helping Young Professionals Excel (Salem), iUGO (Nashua), Keene, Manchester (MYPN), Mt. Washington Valley (MWVYPN), the Young Professionals of Sullivan County, and Upper Valley (UVYP). Collectively these groups have over 10,000 NH young professional members.

Join Derry Londonderry Young Professionals for their next event on Monday, April 14th from 5:30p-7:30p at 603 Brewery in Londonderry. Details can be found on the DLYPN event page: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/dlypn-5627844061

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