The House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing and the Committees on Education and Labor and Energy and Commerce had markups on the Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3), Democrats’ landmark bill to drastically reduce prescription drug prices, of which Reps. Chris Pappas (NH-01) and Ann Kuster (NH-02) are co-sponsors.
As a constantly evolving regional network, the Central NH Chamber of Commerce (CNHCC) values coming together to celebrate with members and supporters. This year’s annual Chamber event, “Feel the Beat,” was held on Monday, June 17, 2019, at Waterville Valley Resort’s Town Square. The event was generously sponsored by Service Credit Union and food was provided by the Waterville Valley Conference Center. The sunshine was a welcomed guest after a long, chilly spring, and the nearly 100 attendees were in high spirits. The delicious appetizers, drinks, and upbeat tunes in the Resort’s Brookside Room set the tone for celebrating the end of a successful fiscal year for the Chamber.
Concord will play host to the 7th Annual Advocacy Summit, presented by Arts4NH, on May 30th from 1 to 5:30 pm at the New Hampshire Historical Society, on Park Street.
The New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts (NHBCA), New Hampshire’s statewide membership organization that promotes the intersection of art and commerce, and New Hampshire Humanities kick off a partnership on March 1 to promote Humanities @ Work, an initiative to offer NHBCA businesses the opportunity to bring a variety of humanities-based programming into the workplace.
Reaching Higher NH has announced new hires, Greg Bird and Laura Gates. Bird will serve as Reaching Higher’s Senior Data Analyst, where he will play a leading role in informing statewide conversations around public education through analysis and data modeling. Gates will serve as the Director of Research and Implementation, where she will lead the organization’s research initiatives as well as the implementation of Reaching Higher’s community engagement work.
Hellenic American University, a New Hampshire university with campuses in Nashua and Athens, Greece, has announced that enrollment is now open for its rolling cohort of its international executive MBA program. The flexible, globally focused MBA program, based in New Hampshire was designed with working professionals in mind. The tuition for the 18-month program is $11,000 (plus $3,000 international business practicum). Students can enroll and apply for financial aid.
In Warner, a 50 year tradition of taking children outdoors each spring at the Warner Fishing Derby indicates that the location of the derby is a special place in town. Willow brook, also known as Children’s Brook, has always been the Derby location. Families come with their children, fishing poles and bait to help their kids learn the thrills of spending time outdoors and taking a chance at bringing dinner home. The faces of children and their parents express the importance of this event. It is a bonding experience for everyone. So, when Scott and Joan Warren and the Warner Conservation Commission asked Five Rivers Conservation Trust to help conserve land along Children’s Brook, we were excited. “Community Conservation is about conserving the places important to the people in the Community,” says Beth McGuinn, Executive Director of Five Rivers Conservation Trust.
The New Hampshire Alliance for College and Career Readiness has awarded grants to help five educational organizations around the state to invest in programs aimed at students’ success after high school graduation. Each grant is for the 2018-2019 school year.
On Thursday, August 9th from 2:35-2:55 PM, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will host a live In-flight Education Downlink with astronaut Ricky Arnold on the International Space Station. A downlink is a twenty-minute video Q&A session between a U.S. educational organization and astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS.)
This week, the US House of Representatives Rules Committee green-lighted an amendment that would cut funding to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) by $23 millioneach– a 15% cut to each agency’s operating budget. This sudden action is in contrast to House and Senate bipartisan proposals to increase funding to the arts. Here in New Hampshire we know the value and the power of the creative economy, and we strongly condemn these attempts to cut our national investment in the arts.