N.H. commissioners join Chamber chat in Concord

Published: 3/4/2020 6:03:47 PM
ConcordN.H. commissioners join Chamber chat

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce invites members and the public to its annual Lunch with N.H.’s Commissioners forum on Thursday, March 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Holiday Inn, 172 N. Main St., Concord. Several of New Hampshire’s commissioners will join the chamber for an important panel discussion covering timely topics, including plans to redevelop interstate 93 through Concord and Bow, and state capital projects in the Greater Concord area. The panelists will also discuss challenges impacting the state, including the low employment rate’s effect on the state’s workforce, and the financial impact on municipalities of new regulations on water quality standards. Invited panelists include Commissioner Charlie Arlinghaus of Administrative Services, Commissioner Taylor Caswell of Business & Economic Affairs, Commissioner George Copadis of Employment Security, Commissioner Robert Scott of Environmental Services, and Commissioner Victoria Sheehan of Transportation. The luncheon is generously sponsored by Unitil and costs $25 for Chamber members and $35 for non-members to attend (includes a full lunch). Register online at ConcordNHChamber.com (required to attend). For more information, please contact the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce at 224-2508, email events@concordnhchamber.com.

PembrokeMen will meet

On Saturday March 7, the men of Hillside Baptist Church will meet for Men’s Breakfast with food for the body and food for the soul. Join them for a good home-cooked meal and an engaging Bible discussion of the Gospel of Mark.

PlymouthSpelling Bee

The New Hampshire state Spelling Bee will be held March 7 at the Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University. About 180 students will compete. The stage competition with finalists will be held from 1 to 3 p.m.

LaconiaTeacher workshop

Three exciting professional development workshops will be offered starting March 21 at the Laconia Airport. The workshops are being provided by the certified teacher education staff of WinnAero, the education non-profit based at the airport and using the themes of aviation and aerospace to teach hands-on STEM education. The March 21 workshop is entitled “Rocketry”; March 28 will be “Intro to Flight” and April 18 will be “Aircraft Systems and Airport Operations”. Interested teachers and /or the general public may register for any single workshop or all three. As WinnAero uses the Civil Air Patrol’s (CAP) nationallyapproved STEM curriculum, all attending teachers will receive a one year CAP Aerospace Education membership which includes the opportunity for teachers to file for CAP classroom grants. Participants will get to do the actual hands-on STEM activities they can later incorporate in their own classrooms for students. Besides information on CAP grants, workshop attendees will also discover additional grant opportunities available for STEM teachers from the Air Force Association, the National Association of Rocketry and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. All three workshops take place at the Laconia Airport Terminal Building and run from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Registration fee for the first workshop is $75 and subsequent workshops $40. Your fee includes all materials, lunch, snacks and the CAP-AEM one year membership. Registration forms and Workshop details are available atwinnaero.org. If you have any questions, please contact the WinnAero Director of Education Dan Caron at dan.caron@winnaero.org. WinnAero workshops are funded by generous grants from the Wolf Aviation Fund and the Air Force Association.

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