Blogging ‘Bout Our Board!

NH MADE is very fortunate to have a wonderfully talented board of trustees. We benefit from their expertise and talents daily! We held our annual meeting of the board yesterday at our log cabin offices in Epping. The NH MADE Team presented an overview of our projects, endeavors and promotions in 2014 which included a lively “Did you know…” presentation including facts like;


DID YOU KNOW that…we welcomed 121 new members in 2014, from a jewelry maker in Bennington to a Creamery in Contoocook?
DID YOU KNOW that… every logo item we offer members for sale (and for free) is made by a NH MADE service member?
DID YOU KNOW that…The Hampton stores sold 127,900 total items for NH Made Members (1,070 different items from 126 different members)?
DID YOU KNOW that…The International Regional Magazine Association based in Oklahoma held its convention in Portsmouth and ordered an assortment of member’s products for attendees?
DID YOU KNOW that…our NH Tourism Partners brought 50 custom Oxpond Press signs to serve as center pieces on the media tables at Canadian Media  mission in Toronto? (Live Free & Write, Create, Scenic White Mountains, Lucky enough to live in seacoast and Live well/love much/laugh often signs.)
DID YOU KNOW that… we’re up to 5,189 Facebook likes? (Have you liked us yet on Facebook?)

Seen here l-r back row: are board members; Mike Somers-New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association; David Deziel(Treasurer)-Nebesek Marketing and Communications; Maria Letourneau-Public Service of New Hampshire; Kristine Mossey(Chair)- McLeod Bros. Orchards;  Betsy Booth(Vice Chair)-Consultant; Cynthia Harrington-NH Division of Economic Development; Gail McWilliam Jellie(Secretary)-NH Dept. of Agriculture, Markets & Food; front row: Jane Lang-NH Farmers Market Association; Susan Bullock-Lakes Region Tourism Association; Diane Souther(Exec  Committee)-Apple Hill Farm and Exec Committee, John Watkins(Exec Committee)-Hutchinson’s Candy & Elements of Taste Store. Additional board members not seen here include: Amy Bassett-NH Division of Travel and Tourism Development; Charlie Burke-NH Farm to Restaurant Connections & Weather Hill Farm; Amy Hall-Granite State Dairy Promotion & NH Cheesemakers Guild and Van McLeod-Commissioner, NH Dept. of Cultural Resources.

by Ann Vennard