New Hampshire Business Newsreel
Intown Manchester to host ‘Living Tour’
MANCHESTER — Intown Manchester will present the 2013 Downtown Living Tour on June 6, from 4 to 8 p.m. at rental properties throughout downtown Manchester.
The self-guided tour is designed for those who might be thinking of moving to the downtown area. Locations include newly renovated 1870s Amoskeag Mill row houses, high rise apartments with large windows and city views, a townhouse with exposed brick and a private patio, and the penthouse at the Wall Street Tower.
“The Downtown Living tour is the perfect way to see the beautiful, affordable living spaces that downtown Manchester has to offer, as well as what life will be like when you live here,” said Sara Beaudry, Intown Manchester’s marketing director, in a press release.
Tickets are $5 and are available online at www.downtownlivingtour2013.eventbrite.com. Maps are available for download, or can be picked up at the Intown Manchester Office at 1000 Elm St., or at participating locations the night of the tour.
For more information, contact Intown Manchester project specialist Lauren Kannenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-645-6285.
Dyn to host first ‘Geek Summer Camp’
MANCHESTER — Dyn, a global Internet services company with international headquarters in the Millyard, will host its first Geek Summer Camp, a conference for both the Internet infrastructure and Web performance industries.
The two-day event, Aug. 7-8, will feature some of the biggest names in tech innovation and Web performance, including Dean Kamen, founder of FIRST, the inventor of the Segway and founder of DEKA Research and Development.
Four-term New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch, former CEO of Knoll Inc. and former director of admissions at Harvard Business School, will also speak.
Other presenters include Cricket Liu, senior vice president a InfoBlox; Joshua Baer, chief innovation officer at Return Path; and Mark Imbriaco, vice president for technical operations at Github.
In addition to the keynotes, leaders in companies like Box, Etsy and Red Hat will lead a series of panels on topics covering innovation, speed and optimization, scalability and redundancy, security and DDoS, and managing infrastructure.
Registration is open and seating is limited.
The first day of the conference will conclude with a Music Meets Tech concert headlined by The Parlotones, a multi-platinum South African rock band.
For information, visit www.geeksummercamp.com.
FairPoint honored by publicity club
PORTLAND, Maine — FairPoint Communications has been named a finalist for the 2013 Bell Ringer Award in the category of “Television News Placement: National” for its efforts to stop lottery scams targeting the elderly, especially in northern New England.
The Publicity Club of New England hosts the Bell Ringer Awards to recognize excellence in public relations work in every field and industry, across all forms of media.
FairPoint began its campaign, “Beware: Scams from Area Code 876,” last year, working with local law enforcement officials, AARP, state attorneys general and federal lawmakers.
Each day, 30,000 calls are made from the Jamaican 876 area code attempting to defraud U.S. citizens, according to Mike Reed, Maine state president for FairPoint. “We knew we must act to draw attention to this outrageous crime against unwitting Americans. Looking back, we believe that we have made a difference,” he said.
FairPoint began collaborating with the York County Sheriff’s Office in Maine to support an effort to build a case against the scammers. Together, they identified the need to create a campaign to educate the public about these scams and how to stop them.
Montagne Communications of Manchester created a website — bewareof876.com — and organized news conferences across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.
Ultimately, the effort gained national and international attention, prompting additional media coverage, a Congressional hearing and action by the Jamaican Parliament, which in late March passed new laws criminalizing such scams with penalties of up to 25 years in prison.
In late April, Jamaican officials agreed to extradite suspects involved in the lottery scam to the U.S.
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