Plan ahead for annual Health & Wellness Expo

DERRY — The Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce through its Wellness Committee announced the second Annual Health & Wellness Expo. There will be a blood drive, sponsored by the American Red Cross Blood Services, happening in coordination with the event. All donors are encouraged to sign up for a time slot, but walk-ins are also welcomed.

The expo has been designed so that there will be attractions for the general public, but also an appeal for local business owners. Understanding how to prevent lost productivity in the workplace due to health issues, providing additional benefits for employees and forging strategic business relationships are all reasons that small business owners should turnout.

In addition to the blood drive, the event will provide the local community an opportunity to visit with wellness providers of all types, participate in free screenings, small group demonstrations and take part in the days’ entertainment and raffle drawings. Events and offerings throughout the day include, free fingerprinting, blood pressure screens, balance and motor assessments, skin cancer screenings and much more.

The event will take place at Promises to Keep on May 7 from 2 to 6 p.m. The blood drive opens at 1 p.m. and will accept donors throughout the entire event. Sponsorship opportunities are available and donations of services and giveaways are also encouraged. The event is open to the public. For additional information or to reserve your seat, contact the Chamber Office at 432-8205 or email info@gdlchamber.org.

Entrepreneur of the Year nominations sought

MANCHESTER — The N.H. High Tech Council has opened the application process for its annual Entrepreneur of the Year award. The celebration will be held May 5 at the Radisson Hotel/Center of New Hampshire in Manchester. This will be the 26th EOY event. Applications are available for download at NHHTC.org.

Eligibility for the EOY award is limited to any founder, owner, or senior level manager of a business in New Hampshire who has successfully organized, developed, or managed a high tech concept into a commercial product or service. Applications will be accepted until March 28.

“The EOY award program is one of our signature events,” said Paul Mailhot, chairman of the Council’s Board of Directors. “The list of past winners is really a who’s-who of technology innovators who have created tens of thousands of jobs and advanced innovation in many ways both locally and nationally. We’re hoping for another great pool of candidates this year.”

The annual event regularly attracts hundreds of influential leaders of tech-based companies from across the region and is one of the top networking events for those in or interested in the state's technology sector. Since its start in 1988, the EOY has recognized more than 60 New Hampshire entrepreneurs for demonstrating leadership, ingenuity and innovation within the technology sector. At the event, the council will recognize the 2014 recipient of the EOY award to be added to the long list of New Hampshire innovators who have come before them.

Cntact the Council at info@nhhtc.org or 935-8951.

Join 'Meet the Exhibitor' in March

LONDONDERRY — Are you interested in being a "Meet the Business" exhibitor? This Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce event provides an excellent opportunity to market to the local community as well as network with local businesses.

New this year, the event will take place on a Saturday, March 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Londonderry High School cafeteria, 295 Mammoth Road. This venue will provide maximum foot traffic, as athletes, band students and busy families come and go.

Early bird pricing is only good through Feb. 21. Space is limited and will fill quickly.

Call 432-8205 for details.

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