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February 11. 2013 8:08PM

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Business leaders talk financial literacy

CONCORD - Business leaders will meet this morning to discuss ideas and strategies for sharing existing financial literacy and consumer information to residents of the Granite State.

The Forum on the Financial Literacy of NH Families and Workers, organized by NH Jump$tart Coalition, takes place from 8:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Grappone Conference Center, Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 70 Constitution Ave., Concord.

Former WMUR news anchor Tiffany Eddy will moderate the forum, which will feature presentations from Ted Beck, president and CEO of the National Endowment for Financial Education, and Steven Cunningham, director of research at the American Institute for Economic Research, as well as breakout sessions. A summary report will be prepared following the event and will be made available to the public.

For more information, contact Dan Hebert, state president, NH Jump$tart Coalition, 603- 731-1812.

Applications sought for renovation project

MANCHESTER - Building on Hope, a community organization that works with builders, architects, designers and suppliers to provide physical improvements to nonprofit facilities, is searching for its next community improvement project.

Over the past four years, Building on Hope has completed more than $500,000 in renovations to nonprofit facilities. All New Hampshire nonprofits, camps, schools or religious entities are encouraged to visit www.buildingonhope.org and apply by March 15.

Applications will be evaluated on a variety of criteria, including the organization's need, ability to work with Building on Hope to solicit financial and volunteer support for the project, and the ability to complete the project in one week during May 2014.

Nominations sought for business awards

MANCHESTER - Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas, in conjunction with the Manchester Economic Development Office, will host the third annual Manchester Small Business Week from May 20-24.

This event, presented by Citizens Bank, will feature programs and events targeted at providing small business owners with the information, resources and tools. Program topics will include financing, marketing, trade, health care, educational and networking events.

Nominations for the Mayor's Small Business Awards, sponsored by Comcast Business Class, are open. The awards will honor Manchester small businesses in three separate categories: growth, innovation and community service.

To nominate a company, visit www.yourmanchesternh.com/smallbusinessweek for a nomination form. Nominations will be accepted through March 1. Two finalists from each category will be chosen and featured in the May issue of New Hampshire Business Magazine. The winners will be recognized during an awards breakfast May 24 at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College.

For more information about the Manchester Small Business Week or to become involved contact Chris Wellington, Economic Development Office, at 624-6505, or visit www.yourmanchesternh.com/smallbusinessweek.

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