Bar News - February 8, 2008
Network with Policymakers on Small Business Day Feb.12
New Hampshire small-business owners and managers will have an opportunity to hear directly from and talk with Gov. John Lynch and the state’s other top elected leaders at the third annual Small Business Day at the State House, set for Feb. 12 in Concord.
The event – hosted by the Business and Industry Association, New Hampshire Small Business Development Center and local and regional chambers of commerce – is designed to engage small businesses in public policy discussion and debate and give them a chance to ask lawmakers how they will attempt to resolve issues that affect them
The event will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the New Hampshire Historical Society’s Tuck Library in Concord and will include a panel discussion on the top small-business issues of 2008. It will feature Senate President Sylvia Larsen, Senate Republican Leader Ted Gatsas, House Republican Leader Mike Whalley and House Commerce Committee Chair Tara Reardon, who is also a Concord attorney.
The morning also includes two workshops, one regarding higher-education resources for businesses; and the second featuring demographer Peter Francese discussing the consequences of housing policies at the state and municipal levels that favor age-restricted housing and retirees over affordable housing, particularly for those still in the workforce.
The program will conclude with remarks from Governor Lynch.
The cost to attend Small Business Day at the State House is $20 per person and includes a continental breakfast and light lunch. To register, call 603-224-5388 x116 or visit www.acteva.com/go/nhbia.