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RELEASE: Maggie for NH Announces 140 “Business Leaders for Maggie,” Republicans, Democrats and Independents from Across New Hampshire
MANCHESTER – Highlighting her commitment to fighting for the small businesses that drive New Hampshire’s innovation economy at Scribe Software in Manchester, Governor Maggie Hassan today launched “Business Leaders for Maggie,” with 140 business leaders including Republicans, Democrats and independents from across the state.
“I am incredibly proud to have the support of business leaders from across New Hampshire who are helping to drive our innovation economy and keep our state moving forward. Small businesses and entrepreneurs are the engines of economic growth in the 21st century economy, and as Governor, I’ve focused on helping innovative businesses start up and grow,” said Governor Maggie Hassan. “Unfortunately, Washington is failing New Hampshire’s businesses, because for too long corporate special interests have rigged the system for themselves and against the middle class – and Senator Ayotte is part of the problem. In the Senate, I will work to build on the progress we’re making here in New Hampshire to foster innovation, support job-creating businesses and expand opportunity for hard-working families.”
“Governor Hassan’s bipartisan leadership has created an environment where technology businesses like those I invest in and help run can grow and thrive,” said Gray Chynoweth, Investor and Technology Executive.”We need Governor Hassan to take her bipartisan approach and focus on workforce development and lowering college debt to the U.S. Senate. As a business leader I know she will continue fighting for policies that help businesses, especially innovation based businesses, get ahead and stay ahead.”
“Throughout her time as Governor, Maggie Hassan has enacted policies that have helped innovative businesses like mine start up and grow in New Hampshire,” said Adria Bagshaw of WH Bagshaw. “Governor Hassan has made clear that she can make real bipartisan progress to support businesses and middle class families – and that is exactly the type of approach that is missing in Washington. Governor Hassan will take her commitment to problem-solving and fighting for businesses to the Senate, and New Hampshire’s businesses are proud to support her.”
As Governor, Maggie Hassan has enacted two fiscally responsible, balanced budgets that protect critical economic priorities while holding the line against an income or sales tax. Governor Hassan froze in-state tuition at New Hampshire universities for the first time in 25 years and reduced tuition at community colleges, cut taxes for research and development and small businesses and developed the award-winning “Live Free and Start” initiative to support start-up companies and help them access capital.
Governor Hassan announced her Innovate NH 2.0 economic plan, outlining the policies she will focus on as a United States Senator to foster innovation, support job-creating businesses and expand opportunity for hard-working families. This plan outlines priorities such as cutting red tape and reducing the regulatory burden on new companies, and expanding the impact and availability of the federal Research & Development tax credit. It also focuses on strengthening the workforce and ensuring that hard-working families can afford to send their children to college.
See below for members of Business Leaders for Maggie:
Emshika Alberini of Littleton, M-Zo Tea Company
Richard Alimenti of Salem, Original Gourmet Food Co.
Andrea Amodeo-Vickery of Manchester, Borofsky, Amodeo-Vickery & Bandazian, P.A.
Chris Avallone of Campton, Waterville Estates Realty
Tom Avallone of Campton, Waterville Estates Realty
Robert B. Williams, Jr. of Chichester, Williams Alignment and General Auto Repair
Aaron Bagshaw of Nashua, WH Bagshaw
Adria Bagshaw of Nashua, WH Bagshaw
George Bald of Somersworth, Former DRED Commissioner
William H. Barry of Nashua, Barry & Honorow Attorneys at Law
Chris Barstow of Somersworth, Favorite Foods
Jeff Bart of Concord, Granite State Candy
David Baum of Peterborough, David Baum Associates
Tedd Benson of Alstead, Bensonwood
Jack Blalock of Portsmouth, Old Ferry Landing, Inc.
David Borden of New Castle, Henry’s Market
Nancy Borden of New Castle, Henry’s Market
Stephen Borofsky of Manchester, Borofsky, Amodeo-Vickery & Bandazian, P.A.
Stephen Boucher of Amherst, Airmar Technology Corp.
David Braiterman of Concord, Braiterman Law Offices
Jon Bresler of Bow, The Bresler Group
Scott Brody of Wilmot, Camps Kenwood & Evergreen
Mary Jo Brown of Portsmouth, Brown & Company Design
Scott Brown of Hanover, New Energy Capital
George Bruno of Manchester, George Bruno Law Offices
Lisa Butler of Exeter, Product and Market Development Services
Rep. Ed Butler of Harts Location, The Notchland Inn
Daniel Chartrand of Exeter, Water Street Bookstore, Inc.
Peter Chase of Manchester, Scribe
Gray Chynoweth of Manchester, Technology Executive
Edward Clancy of Dover, Clancy Law Office
Devra Cohen of Nashua, Devra Cohen, MD
Kenneth H. Cohen of Portsmouth, Kenneth H. Cohen, MD, LLC
Mary Collins, former State Director of the Small Business Development Center
John Colony of Harrisville, Harrisville Designs
Miles Cook of Rochester, Rochester Motorsports
Kate Coon of Peterborough, Kate Coon Educational Consultant
Richard Couch of Hanover, Hypertherm
Barbara Couch of Hanover, Couch Family Foundation
Debra Crapo of Rye, SeaSide Property Group
Hope Damon of New London, The Nutrition Counseling Center
Vijay Dav’e of Amherst, Dr. Vijay A. Dav’e, DMD
Kelly Defeo of Center Conway, Dynamic Anesthesia, PLLC
Susan Denenberg of Portsmouth, Law Offices of Susan Denenberg
Peter diCicco of Amherst, Peter S. diCicco Consulting, LLC
Jeanne Dietsch of Peterborough, Adept MobileRobotics
Ann Ducharme of Londonderry, Rae’s Gourmet
James Dudra of Dover, Eco Touch
Patrick Duffy of Manchester, P. Duffy and Associates
William Duncan of New Castle, LRS Technology Services
David Dunn of Manchester, Law Office of David C Dunn, PA
Peter Egleston of Hampton, Portsmouth Brewery
Patricia Fennelly of Manchester, Patricia A. Fennelly, PhD.
Julia Ferrari of Ashuelot, Golgonooza Letter Foundry
Becky Field of Concord, FieldWork Photos
Joanne Francis of Hampton, Smuttynose Brewing Company
Paul Freeman of Lyndeborough, Brooks Post and Beam, Inc.
Robert Gogolen of Keene, EMF Inc.
David Gottesman of Nashua, Gottesman & Hollis Professional Association
Kathleen Goulet of Manchester, Kathleen Goulet, Esq.
David Govatski of Jefferson, Waumbek Forestry
Joe Grandmaison of Rye, formerly of the Export-Import Bank of the United States
Diane Griffith of Nashua, Diane V. Griffith Attorney at Law
Kedar Gupta of Nashua, ARC Energy
Gerald Hanauer of Bedford, Photo Art Imaging
Tom Hankins of Derry, Backmann Florist
James Harrington of Manchester, A&A Dry Cleaners, Inc.
Marcia Harrington of Manchester, A&A Dry Cleaners, Inc.
John Haslam of Exeter, John Haslam Woodworking
Gary Hirshberg of Londonderry, Stonyfield
Kimberly Hockmeyer of Milan, Mahoosuc Outdoors
Stephen Jackson of Gorham, Libby’s Bistro
Barbara Jones of Enfield, Barbara Jones Graphic Design
William Kanteres of Manchester, Kanteres Real Estate
Joe Keefe of Rye, Pax World Management, LLC
Quentin Keefe of Hooksett, Regency Mortgage Corp.
Barry Kelley of Berlin, White Mountain Lumber
Benjamin Kelley of Concord, Real Estate and Technology Entrepreneur
Kathleen Kelley of Randolph, Kathleen Kelley, CFRE
Mark Kelley of Berlin, White Mountain Lumber
Patti Kemen of Dover, Re/Max Insight
Gerri King of Concord, Human Dynamics Associates
Ron King of Concord, Natural Playgrounds Company
Ellen Kriete of Milton, Milton Fabrication and Welding
Ernie Kriete of Milton, Milton Fabrication and Welding
Rob Larocque of Concord, Carter Hill Orchard
Elliot Lasky of Nashua, Lasky & Associates
Guy Lessard of Manchester, Willow Eye Care and Optical
Steve Lieber of Dover, Affinity LED Lighting
Michelle Lozuaway of Portsmouth, Street
Jo Maden of Dover, Jo Maden Life Cycle Celebrant
George Maglaras of Dover, George’s Marina
Chris Malloy of Somersworth, Malloy Productions
Maureen Raiche Manning of Manchester, Law Office of Manning and Zimmerman, PLLC
Donna Mark of Concord, Caring Gifts
Tony Matarazzo of Nashua, Matarazzo Real Estate
Denise Mattson of Londonderry, Rae’s Gourmet
Jude McColgan of Manchester, Software Entrepreneur
Martha McLeod of Franconia, MMcLeod Consulting
Jay McSharry of Portsmouth, Red Door, Jumping Jay’s Fish Cafe
Bruce Merges of Manchester, Control Technologies
Frank Mesmer of Manchester, Mesmer & Deleault, PLLC
Patrick Miller of Campton, Pero Consulting Group, LLC
Richard Moquin of Manchester, Moquin & Daley, PA
John Morrissey of Moultonborough, Digital Network Vision, LLC
Leslie Nixon of Manchester, Nixon, Vogelman, Barry, Slawsky, and Simoneau
Sean O’Kane of Exeter, Former DRED Commissioner
Sheila Oranch of Hebron, Coppertoppe Inn & Retreat Center
John Paolini of Manchester, Piccola Italia Ristorante
Chris Pappas of Manchester, The Puritan Backroom Restaurant
Claude Peltz of Windham, Peltz Financial Services
Herbert Pence of Manchester, HAP International, LLC
Kathleen McLaughlin Peterson of Bedford, PowerHouse Consulting, Inc.
William Powers of Hebron, Aurental Consulting and Technology Services
Dan Proulx of Nashua, Monument Construction
Amjad Rana of Manchester, Seven Days Market, LLC
Robert Reemsnyder of Meredith, Fine Point Supply, Iron Hand, LLC
Chrisoula Ricard of Manchester, Chrisoula
Melissa Rigazio of New Castle, Rigazio Design
Elizabeth Roth of Salem, Roth & Associates
Sharon Rousmaniere of Keene, Essential Health/Nutrition and Wellness Counseling
Ken Roy of Exeter, Lafayette Auto Sales
Barbara Ruedig of Concord, Ruedig Banzhoff Realty
Marcy Schepker of Harrisville, Pear Tree Studio
Les Schoof of Harts Location, The Notchland Inn
Don Schwartz of Manchester, VectorSpect
Charlie St. Clair of Laconia, Laconia Antique Center
David Stabler of Keene, Whitney Brothers Inc.
Gary Stewart of Concord, Sandwich Depot
Denise Terravechia of Alton Bay, Ice Out, Terra Appraisal Services, LLC
Ronald Tornow of Merrimack, Sibylle’s Pottery
Michele L. Tremblay of Penacook, Naturesource Communications
Thomas Tufo of Penacook, Echinus Software Solutions
Rick Van de Poll of Sandwich, Ecosystem Management Consultants
Matt Van Wagner of Nashua, Find Me Faster
Brian Vawter of Portsmouth, Atlantic Media Productions
Nancy Vawter of Portsmouth, Atlantic Media Productions
Karin Wells of Peterborough, Karinwells.com
Lon Weston of Bethlehem, The Sherman Inn
Patricia Wilczynski of Concord, Patricia Wilczynski, Psychotherapy
Brian Waldron of Concord, Christian Michael Studio