Union Leader events

The 2018 Union Leader 40 Under Forty awards at the Grappone Center in Concord. From left: Tara Chynoweth, Anna Moskov, Elyssa Alfieri, Dan Heying, Angie Lane, Doug Phelan and Nina Ann Timney. The Union Leader is expanding its events program this year with the addition of a symposium series focusing on major issues affecting the Granite State.

The New Hampshire Union Leader is launching an event series in March designed to bring more information and connection to the media company’s growing audience.

The Union Leader Symposium series — scheduled for March, April, September and October — will bring together key community members for candid conversations about New Hampshire’s biggest issues and their possible solutions.

The two-hour lunch events will include one hour of networking and a one-hour panel discussion with industry professionals. The series kicks off with Women in Engineering from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 7 at the Derryfield Restaurant, 625 Mammoth Road, Manchester.

The featured panelists:

Lisa Martin, president, Quantum Construction Consultants LLC.

Bridget Pichette, vice president manufacturing and quality, Stonyfield Farm Inc.

Julie Whitmore, project manager, VHB.

Taylor St. Peter, transportation designer, VHB.

Union Leader Chief Financial Officer Joyce Levesque will moderate the discussion, which will include self-confidence in the workplace, defining work/life balance and encouraging the next generation into STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers in New Hampshire.

A panel on April 11 will include a selection of the Union Leader’s 2019 40 Under Forty honorees and alumni who will discuss why they chose New Hampshire and what they think the state needs to do to attract and retain young people.

The September symposium will focus on the health care industry, and the October symposium will feature a panel of Granite State women innovators.

Sponsorship is available for each of these events as well as the Union Leader’s signature programs including 40 Under Forty, New Hampshire State Spelling Bee and Senior Healthy Living Expo. Visit www.unionleader.com/events to see the complete list, and contact Stephanie Baxter sbaxter@unionleader.com for more information.

“The Union Leader reaches more than 100,000 Granite Staters every day, and we are excited to harness that power to expand our event portfolio and bring our signature events to a larger audience in 2019,” Baxter said.