Derry salon earns job training grant
A Derry salon is one of seven New Hampshire companies that received job training fund grants in February.
Salon Tuscany on West Broadway was one of the companies receiving the grant money.
Nearly $90,000 in state grants were awarded to help provide traninig and new skills to about 400 workers.
Gov. John Lynch made it a priority to reinstate the Job Training Fund in 2007 as part of the state's economic strategy. Since then, the state has issued more than $4 million in grants to help train more than 12,000 New Hampshire workers.
"Job training continues to be a large part of our economic success here in New Hampshire," Lynch said. "By having a skilled, trained and educated workforce, companies in New Hampshire can grow, becoming more profitable and creating new jobs."
The latest unemployment figures for January show New Hampshire has the fourth-lowest unemployment rate in the country at 5.2 percent. The national unemployment rate for January was 8.3 percent.
Financial planners, meet new securities chief
MEREDITH — On Friday, March 23, the Financial Planning Association of Northern New England will host a one-day continuing education seminar for financial planning professionals in Meredith at the Inn at Church Landing.
Topics will include a discussion of philanthropy and gift planning; cash balance plans; an update from Joseph C. Long, New Hampshire's new Chief of Securities Regulation; and a discussion about reverse mortgages.
Advance registration is requested. A program brochure and registration form are available at fpanorthernne.org. Call 228-1231 with questions.
Visit the state's maple producers
Gov. John Lynch has declared March 24 and 25 as New Hampshire Maple Weekend.
Maple Weekend is an annual open house held by the maple producers of the state to showcase their syrup and the products made from it.
Nearly 100 sugar houses will be offering samples of syrup, maple products and refreshments. Some locations will have petting farms, pancake breakfasts and other family activities.
Producers will explain how sap is turned into syrup. Hours and participating locations can be found at nhmapleproducers.com or call 225-3757 for information.
Entrepreneur of the Year nominations sought
With the arrival of 2012, the High Tech Council is looking for nominations and applicants for the 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year.
Since 1988, the Council has been celebrating entrepreneurship in the granite state by selecting and honoring top entrepreneurs that have demonstrated their innovation, creativity and business acumen at the highest level.
Applications are due by March 16 and the annual Entrepreneur of the Year event is held on May 7. To download an application, go to NHHTC.org and to nominate an individual call 935-8951 or email the Council at firstname.lastname@example.org.