UNH to receive New Hampshire Advantage Award
The BIA will recognize the important role and work of the University of New Hampshire at its 103rd Annual Dinner, Lifetime Achievement and New Hampshire Advantage Awards Celebration presented by Eversource.
(Concord) At its 103rd Annual Dinner, Lifetime Achievement and New Hampshire Advantage Awards Celebration presented by Eversource, to be held Oct. 19 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, the Business and Industry Association will recognize and honor the University of New Hampshire with its 2016 New Hampshire Advantage Award presented by Fidelity Investments.
Established in 2006, the New Hampshire Advantage Award honors businesses, organizations or projects that enhance New Hampshire’s special character and quality of life in meaningful ways.
Founded in 1866, the University of New Hampshire is a world-class public research university. Federally recognized for excellence in earth, ocean and space research, UNH enrolls 13,000 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students in more than 200 degree programs across nine colleges and schools. UNH trains exceptional talent to support New Hampshire employers and promotes the state’s outstanding quality of life through cooperative extension, cultural outreach, NCAA athletics and economic development.
The university contributes more than $1.4 billion to the state’s economy each year, including nearly $650 million though its impact on the state’s skilled workforce. UNH faculty, staff, students and volunteers provide direct support to thousands of New Hampshire businesses, in industries ranging from oyster farming to pharmaceuticals, and from high-tech startups to the region’s largest employers.
UNH’s research and work experiences bring together students, faculty and private and public partners to create life-changing opportunities and innovative solutions. More than 133,000 UNH alumni live and work in 78 countries, including 65,000 who live in the Granite State. UNH is led by Mark W. Huddleston, who is entering his tenth year as president.
Past New Hampshire Advantage Award recipients include New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies, New Hampshire Public Television, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits, New Hampshire Humanities Council, New Hampshire Food Bank, Easter Seals New Hampshire, the 2-1-1 New Hampshire Partnership, New Hampshire Political Library and a core group of supporters who worked to prevent closure of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard under the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure process.
Tickets for the 103rd Annual Dinner, Lifetime Achievement and New Hampshire Advantage Awards Celebration presented by Eversource are $1,200 for a table of 10 or $125 per person and may be purchased online at BIAofNH.com/events. For more information, call 603-224-5388 x101.
Sponsors for this year’s annual dinner include:
Presenting – Eversource
Lifetime Achievement Award – Whelen Engineering
New Hampshire Advantage Award – Fidelity Investments
Dessert – Normandeau Associates
Centerpiece – Rath Young and Pignatelli
Wine – The Mountain Club on Loon
Hors d’oeuvres – Cook Little Rosenblatt and Manson
Platinum – Bank of New Hampshire, Comcast, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Exeter Health Resources, FairPoint Communications, Hitchiner Manufacturing, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Reaching Higher NH (supported by Dick and Barbara Couch), Unitil
Media – New Hampshire Union Leader
Gold – Bank of America, Catholic Medical Center, C&S Wholesale Grocers, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Hypertherm, Lincoln Financial Group, Mainstay Technologies, Millennium Integrated Marketing, Nathan Wechsler, New Hampshire Business Review, New Hampshire Public Television, New Hampshire Rx Card, Planet Fitness, R.J. Finlay & Co., Sig Sauer, Sturm Ruger, White Mountains Attractions Association
Silver – Anagnost Investments, BAE Systems, Baker Newman Noyes, Citizens Bank, ConvenientMD Urgent Care, Devine Millimet, Eastern Bank, Elliot Health System, Fiduciary Trust Company of New England, General Electric Company, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Hinckley Allen, The Lawson Group, LT Software Solutions, Lydall Performance Materials, Maloney & Kennedy, McLane Middleton PA, Mountain View Grand Resort, New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Northeast Delta Dental, Pierce Atwood, The Rowley Agency, Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green, Sprague Operating Resources, TD Bank, Tufts Health Freedom Plan, Usource, Waste Management
About the BIA: The Business and Industry Association is New Hampshire’s statewide chamber of commerce and leading business advocate. The BIA represents more than 400 members in a variety of industries, including advanced manufacturing, high technology, professional services, financial services, health care, hospitality and tourism, public utilities, higher education and insurance. Member firms employ 86,000 people throughout the state, which represents one in eight jobs, and contribute $4.5 billion annually to the state’s economy. Through advocacy with state legislators and regulators, the BIA works to promote a healthy business climate and robust economic future for New Hampshire.
The BIA’s 2015/2016 public policy priorities include: preserving the New Hampshire Advantage through support of fiscally conservative state budgets with a business-friendly regulatory and tax structure; supporting business tax policies that foster economic growth; supporting infrastructure development; supporting efforts to increase the availability and affordability of housing for working people; supporting pro-business labor rules and regulations that consider the rights and responsibilities of workers and management; supporting efforts that enhance outcomes and slow the growth of total healthcare costs for employers and the state; supporting efforts to develop New Hampshire’s future workforce; advocating for policies that ensure reliability and lower the long- and short-term costs of energy; supporting efforts to expand privately-owned telecommunications infrastructure throughout the state; and supporting environmental policies, legislation and administrative rules that balance economic development with the long-term viability of the state’s natural resources. For more information about the BIA, visit http://www.BIAofNH.com.