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Member News and Happenings

October 2015


Heidi Little is hosting the “First Friday Creative Women’s Gathering” at the Arts Collaborative, 5 Winona Road in Meredith. The next one is scheduled for Friday, October 2, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and is “Self-Care, Priorities and Peace…” The importance and necessity of protecting and nurturing ourselves by creating a multi media art project that reflects and reminds us of this truth is the focus of the evening. No prior art experience is required. For full details and to register (only $25 and includes materials and refreshments), contact Heidi Little at 603-344-1860.

Candice Benson of Benson Consulting Inc. has recently been named Chairperson of the New Hampshire High Tech Council’s TechWomen Power Breakfast Series. This series of monthly breakfasts held in Manchester, NH features speakers who inspire and educate audiences on different aspects of achieving success as professionals and students in their chosen fields, and share techniques for excelling in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers. The New Hampshire High Tech Council, founded in 1983, creates a vibrant ecosystem for technology companies that want to launch, grow, or relocate in New Hampshire. The organization is committed to expanding the tech-driven economy by building partnerships, enhancing workforce skills and knowledge, and shaping public policy.

The next TechWomen Power Breakfast will be held at the Manchester Country Club in Bedford on October 14, 2015, featuring CEO Wendy Tirollo of TRM Microwave. The event runs from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. and is only $15. Click HERE to register.

Candice has also been appointed as Regional Director for the professional association, Women in Technology International (WITI). As Regional Director, Candice will develop strategies to increase the association’s influence in the community and promote membership. She will manage relationships with other organization leaders and association alliances, supporting the association’s mission.

Melissa Laverty and her company, Tax Services of Londonderry, are leading a clothing drive in November. Inspired by the “Dress for Success” mission, they will be collecting donations of professional attire to be given to Dress for Success. Other donated items will be given to local thrift shops. There will be a collection area at the NH Conference for Women on November 13th at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester and a sorting party will be held the next day at the Marion-Gerrish Community Center. If you are interested in collecting and sorting items, contact Christine at 603-432-8291. They are also looking for companies to serve as drop off locations and would like to sponsor the initiative. Melissa can be reached at



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