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Seacoast companies to tout N.H. tourism in Washington, D.C.

PORTSMOUTH - Six Seacoast companies will be among a group of New Hampshire businesses that will tout the Granite State's tourism offerings in Washington, D.C., today.

Rumbletree, Redhook Ale Brewery, Smuttynose Brewery, Timberland, Common Man Restaurants, and Wentworth by the Sea hotel will join the Experience New Hampshire event. The event is an opportunity for Granite State businesses to promote and highlight industries that are important to the state's economy. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., said she will join the event with other members of New Hampshire's Congressional delegation.

"New Hampshire offers diverse destinations for tourism, fine dining, and arts and fine crafts, and is the home to some of the nation's most innovative companies," Shaheen said. "The economic vitality of the state will be built on educating new audiences on all our state has to offer and this is a great opportunity to do so."

The Experience New Hampshire reception will be in the Kennedy Caucus Room in the Russell Senate Office Building. Guests will include U.S. senators and representatives, federal government officials, and Washington-based event and meeting planners. The event is hosted by the New Hampshire State Society, along with BAE Systems, Comcast, FairPoint Communications, Fidelity Investments, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, New Hampshire College and University Council, Public Service of New Hampshire and Timberland.

"This unique event will celebrate the diverse cultural, business and recreational offerings of New Hampshire," said Jeff Rose, president of the New Hampshire State Society. "It is our belief that once one has 'experienced New Hampshire' they will continue to travel to the Granite State to be a part of our rich tradition."

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