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Shaheen hosts second annual Experience New Hampshire reception

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and the New Hampshire State Society welcomed more than 20 New Hampshire businesses to Washington, DC to showcase the state’s unique offerings at the second annual Experience New Hampshire reception. 

Guests sampled a wide variety of New Hampshire goods—from gourmet dishes from the state’s restaurants to maple-sugar cotton candy —and enjoyed a wide array of attractions, including a replica of the world’s largest candy counter, a First in the Nation Primary exhibit prepared by Saint Anslem College’s Institute of Politics and even an appearance by New Hampshire’s unofficial mascot – a seven foot-tall stuffed moose named Max.

“New Hampshire is home to some of the finest goods and services in the country and I am proud to welcome these businesses to Washington,” Shaheen said. “I am confident that today’s Experience New Hampshire attendees got quite a taste, both literally and figuratively, for the unique charm that makes New Hampshire such a special place. These companies are so important to the continued vitality of the state and I am thrilled to help showcase the best of what the Granite State has to offer.”

The Experience New Hampshire reception was held on Wednesday, June 15 in the Kennedy Caucus Room in the Russell Senate Office Building from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. Guests included U.S. Senators and Representatives, federal government officials, and Washington-based event and meeting planners. The event was hosted by the New Hampshire State Society, along with BAE Systems, Comcast, Fairpoint Communications, Fidelity Investments, NH Motor Speedway, Public Service of New Hampshire, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Rumbletree Creative Marketing, and Cheetah Design Studio. Food was provided by the Common Man Restaurant, Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa, Boggy Meadows Farm Cheese, Chutters Candy, L.A. Burdicks Chocolate, Rustic Crust Pizza, Stonyfield Farm, Sweet Water Maple and Le Rendez Vous Bakery. Beverages were provided by several New Hampshire wineries and breweries.

“This unique event celebrated 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. We are grateful to Senator Shaheen for her leadership and vision in making this event a reality.”

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