NHGA's 2013 Government Relations Day was a great success. As we begin planning for our 2013 Fall Conference which will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, we would like you to take a few moments to complete our questionnaire so we meet your needs at our fall conference. Our Fall Conference focuses on the internal workings necessary to make your company a success. Topics from human resource, administrative systems, customer service, security and marketing, as well as other topics you would like to learn more about. If there is a topic not listed that you would like to learn about please send your suggestion to firstname.lastname@example.org and put "TOPIC" in the subject line.
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Thank You to ALL who supported our 2013 GOVERNMENT RELATIONS DAY
This year we had an impressive line-up of guest speakers from local government including Govenor Maggie Hassan, Senate President Peter Bragdon and Majority Floor Leader Rep. Gary Richardson. Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director of the NH Lottery livened up the crowd as he gave away instant scratch tickets with a chance to win $20,000 folled by an informative look at the history and the future of the NH Lottery as they celebrate its 50th year selling lottery tickets. To address the impact of the Affordable Care Act, Jennifer Patterson, Health Legal Counsel for NH Insurance department offered an informative slide show and answered questions from those in attendance. Charlie Arlinghaus, President of Josiah Bartlett Center presented a thorough overview of the 2013 State Budget. We also heard from Melanie Gosselin, Executive Director, NH Food Bank. Kicking off the Alcoholic Beverage Symposium was Richard Gerrish, Director of Marketing, Merchandising and Warehouse at NH State Liquore Commission. Answering questions in our open forum was LT. Valerie Smith, NHSLC Div. of Enforcement; Scott Schaier, NH Beer Distributors Association; Peter Oldac, NH Winery Association; JT Thompson, NH Craft Brewerss Association; Joe LaRocca, Wine and Spirits Broker Association; Paul Ledger from Exel, Inc.