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May 06. 2014 7:16PM

Startup competition winners to be chosen

ROCHESTER — Seven prospective businesses from across the state are competing for more than $30,000 in assistance to help take their ideas to the next level.

The winner of Startup 2014, a Seacoast business accelerator, will be selected Thursday at 36 Industrial Way in Ten Rod Road Business Park.

The “Shark Tank”-style judging, which is open to the public, is scheduled from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

The finalists include: Coded Fittings — Keith Newton of Nottingham; Tap Tender — Corey MacKoul of Rochester; EZAppSolutions — Tim Brown of Farmington; Car Compass — Caleigh MacPherson, Matthew Standley and David Chadwick of Lee; Vid Fall — Joel Robinson of Litchfield; Econ Impact — Anthony Comito of Manchester; and Leaf Labs — Curtis Lush of Durham.

Anyone interested in attending can register online at, via email at or by calling the Rochester Office of Economic Development at 335-7522.

Employment Security moves to new site

CONCORD – The New Hampshire Department of Employment Security said its NH Works local office and administrative buildings will open Monday at a new location at 45 S. Fruit St.

The Concord office is scheduled to move on Friday but will keep its normal hours at its current location at 10 West St. People, however, are encouraged to avoid the office that day if possible.

The department is consolidating about two-thirds of its statewide workforce, including the NH Works Concord local office and administrative offices, from four buildings into one to improve service.

Its 11 other local offices around the state will continue to operate out of their existing locations and will not be affected by this move, officials said.

Economist to keynote economic luncheon

CONCORD — Chad Moutray, chief economist for the National Association of Manufacturers, will keynote the Business and Industry Association’s annual economic forecast, The Economy at Midyear.

The luncheon event will be held June 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester. Moutray is expected to discuss such subjects as what role the economy will play in the 2014 mid-term elections and whether international incidents such as the recent events in Ukraine affect the U.S. economy.

To register for the luncheon, visit or call224-5388 ext. 116. BIA members, including Capitol Connect members, may register for $35. Future members may register for $49.

MYPN adds seven board members

MANCHESTER — The Manchester Young Professionals Network has added seven young professionals to its board of directors and elected a new executive committee.

The new members are: Tim Baines, owner, Mint Bistro; Tom Cronin, senate communications director, New Hampshire State Senate; Tim Paradis, senior investment adviser, Baldwin & Clarke; Jeff Trudel, residential loan originator, St. Mary’s Bank; Ryan Warren, senior auditor, Berry Dunn; Kate Giaquinto, account executive, Montagne Communications; and Eric Walker, manager, finance, Centene Corp.

The group’s newly elected executive committee is: chairperson — Kate Luczko, executive director, Stay Work Play; vice-chairperson – Samantha Maltais, digital marketing strategist, SilverTech Inc.; secretary – Christine Cleland, attorney advisor, Social Security Administration; treasurer – Eric Walker, manager, finance, Centene Corp.