THURSDAY: SHAHEEN TO WELCOME NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESSES TO DC

Experience New Hampshire event will showcase the state’s tourism, hospitality, business opportunities

June 09, 2010

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that more than 25 New Hampshire businesses will travel to Washington this Thursday, June 10 to showcase the state's tourism, hospitality, business, and other unique offerings. Experience New Hampshire is an opportunity for New Hampshire businesses to promote and highlight the industries that are important to the state's economy. Shaheen will be joined at the event by other members of the New Hampshire 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. I'm proud to welcome these businesses to Washington," said Shaheen. "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 take place on Thursday, June 10 in the Kennedy Caucus Room in the Russell Senate Office Building from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 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. Food will be provided by The Balsams, Common Man Restaurant, Inns and Spa at Mill Falls, Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa, Omni Mt. Washington Resort, and Wentworth-by-the-Sea. Beverages will be provided by several New Hampshire wineries and breweries.

"This unique event will celebrate the diverse cultural, business, and recreational offerings of New Hampshire. 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," said Jeff Rose, President of the New Hampshire State Society.

Experience New Hampshire will showcase diverse food and beverage products as well as fine arts and craft products, tourism and hospitality destinations and some of New Hampshire's unique businesses.  For more information, visit www.experiencenh.net.

*This event is open to the press.  Reporters and/or photographers who would like to attend should contact the Shaheen press office for more information at (202) 224-5553.*

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