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Stay Work Play Announces 2017 Rising Stars
Published Friday, October 6, 2017

The Rising Stars Awards, hosted by Stay Work Play NH, in partnership with NH Public Radio, recognized young talent and companies in NH this week. Hundreds of guests were in attendance for the eighth annual celebratory event at Fieldhouse Sports in Bow.

The 2017 Rising Stars Awards winners are:

‘Shire Story of the Year: Joseph Lattner of Concord

Civic Leader of the Year: George Hansel of Keene and Filtrine Manufacturing Company

College Student of the Year: Jack Hamilton of Bedford and the University of NH

People’s Choice for Coolest Companies for Young Professionals: Scribe Software of Manchester

Coolest Companies for Young Professionals: FoodState of Londonderry and Merchants Fleet Management of Hooksett

Leadership Development Program of the Year: Leadership Mount Washington Valley, an initiative of the Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce

Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Scott Crowder of Meredith and Boxscore, Pond Hockey Classic, EKAL Activity Center at Mill Falls

Young Professional of the Year: Russell Talbot of Littleton and the North Country Climbing Center

“The breadth of young talent in New Hampshire is remarkable. We are proud to acknowledge the accomplishments of this group of outstanding individuals and organizations in the Granite State,” said Executive Director Will Stewart who just replaced past president and CEO Kate Luczko. “We look forward to witnessing the success of these people and companies as they continue to make contributions to their local communities and impact the future of New Hampshire.”

The master of ceremonies, Peter Biello, host of NHPR’s “All Things Considered,” announced the 2017 winners. Members of the various young professionals networks were also in attendance, promoting the regional work being done by young professionals throughout the Granite State.

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