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Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess Visits BAE Systems

November 10, 2016
Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess (D) stopped by BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems headquarters in South Nashua today. BAE Systems is Nashua’s largest employer and the state’s largest manufacturer. Since returning to the Mayor’s office at the beginning of the year. Mayor Donchess and company leaders have enjoyed an ongoing, informal dialogue in an effort to make sure the city and BAE Systems are working together to continue fostering an environment for economic development in and around Nashua.
 

 

Ayotte Makes Campaign Stop at Sig Sauer

October 31, 2016
As she pushed for votes across New Hampshire, U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) brought her re-election campaign to Sig Sauer’s global headquarters and state of the art manufacturing facility today. During her visit, she held a town hall-style meeting with employees, toured the manufacturing floor, and greeted workers as they ended their shift. Sig Sauer...
 

 

Nashua Community College Graduates First Class from BAE Systems’ Sponsored Microelectronics “Boot Camp”

October 13, 2016
Continuing its decades-long leadership in future workforce development, BAE Systems work closely with Nashua Community College to develop the Microelectronics Boot Camp course at the College’s campus. BAE Systems donated all the advanced manufacturing equipment used by students, and worked closely with faculty to develop the curriculum. The purpose of the program is to build...
 

 

NH State Senate Democrats Visit Sig Sauer

September 19, 2016
Members if the New Hampshire Senate Democratic Caucus, and Exeter Democratic State Rep. Alexis Simpson, who is running for state Senate, visited SIg Sauer’s global headquarters facility at Pease International Tradeport in Newington today. Sen. Martha Fuller-Clark, who represents Newington in Concord, invited members of her Caucus, and would-be members of her Caucus, to visit...
 

 

NH House Republican Leaders Visit Velcro Americas Headquarters in Manchester

August 31, 2016
The Velcro Companies were honored to host a visit by New Hampshire House Leaders today. House Speaker Shawn Jasper (R-Hudson) and Majority Leader Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack) visited the company’s Manchester campus today. The key lawmakers meet with senior executives in an effort to inform possible legislation in the upcoming session to improve New Hampshire’s business...
 

 

2nd District Executive Council Candidate Andru Volinsky Visits Velcro Companies Somersworth Plant

August 29, 2016
Velcro Companies facilities in Manchester and Somersworth remain an active stop on the campaign trail this election season. Today, Concord’s Andru Volinsky brought his campaign for the 2nd District Executive Council seat to VC’s Somersworth facility. A first-time candidate for public office of any kind, Volinsky is vying for the hotly contested Democratic nomination for...
 

 

Forrester, Edelblut Visit Velcro Companies

August 9, 2016
Velcro Companies’ New Hampshire facilities continue to be a popular stop for gubernatorial candidates. The company hosted campaign visits at its Manchester campus by State Sen. Jeanie Forrester (R-Meredith) on June 30th, and State Rep. Frank Edelblut on August 9th. Six of the seven major candidates for governor, including all four candidates in the GOP...
 

 

Sig Sauer Hosts Gubernatorial Candidate Ted Gatsas

August 8, 2016
Ted Gatsas’s campaign for governor brought the Republican Manchester Mayor to Sig Sauer’s global corporate headquarters and production manufacturing facility at Pease International Tradeport on August 8th. After meeting employees on the manufacturing tour, Gatsas meet with Sig President and CEO Ron Cohen and other senior company executives. Cohen and his team discussed the impact...
 

 

State Sen. Watters, Somersworth Leaders Visit Velcro Companies

July 29, 2016
Velcro Companies officials were pleased to host Somersworth city leaders for a meeting and tour at the company facility in town on July 29th. State Sen. David Watters (D-Dover), Mayor Dana Hilliard (D), State Rep. and Councilor at Large Dale Sprague (D), City Manager Bob Belmore, Police Chief Dave Kretschmar, and Planning and Community Development...
 

 

Rich Ashooh Visits Sig Sauer Headquarters at Pease

June 29, 2016
Bedford business executive Rich Ashooh made a campaign stop at Sig Sauer’s global headquarters and production manufacturing facility at the Pease International Tradeport today. Ashooh chatted with employees on the manufacturing floor during an hour long tour of the state-of-the art facility, after which he met with company executives. During his visit, Ashooh touted his...
 

 

Congressional, Gubernatorial Campaigns Focus on Velcro Companies in Somersworth

June 17, 2016
PHS client Velcro Companies was once again a popular campaign stop. Today, the company’s Somersworth plant hosted visits by Rich Ashooh, who is running for the GOP nomination for Congress in the 1st District, and Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas, who is vying for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. For both candidates, today marked the first time...
 

 

Hassan Signs Hunter’s Safety Bill, HB 500, Into Law

June 10, 2016
PHS delivered a big win for client Sig Sauer today, when Governor Maggie Hassan (D-Newfields) signed HB 500 into law. New Hampshire becomes the 39th state to allow for the use of sound suppressors while hunting. Hunters in New Hampshire will now be able to protect their hearing when hunting in the state. In 2015 ...
 

 

Sununu, Forrester Gubernatorial Campaigns Make Stops at Sig Sauer Headquarters

June 3, 2016
Sig Sauer, one of New Hampshire’s largest manufacturers, and one of the largest employers on the Seacoast, hosted two visits by candidates for governor this week. On May 31st, Gubernatorial hopeful Chris Sununu (R-Newfields), who currently represents the 3rd District on the New Hampshire Executive Council, was the first of many candidates expected to make...
 

 

NH Governor’s Race Focuses on Velcro Companies

May 24, 2016
The Velcro Companies’ “Americas” headquarters in Manchester served as center stage for the race for governor in New Hampshire yesterday and today. Three of the major candidates for the state’s corner office – 3rd District Executive Councilor Chris Sununu (R-Newfields), 2nd District Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern (D-Concord), and Seacoast Businessman Mark Connolly (D-New Castle)...
 

 

Sig Sauer Hosts NH Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus

March 7, 2016
The newest client in the PHS family, Sig Sauer, was honored to host the New Hampshire Legislative Caucus at its Granite State facilities today. The group started the day at the renowned Sig Sauer Academy in Epping, where they fired several Sig Sauer riffles and handguns. The group spent considerable time discussing HB 500. HB...
 

 

SigSauer Turns to PHS to Build Company’s Public Affairs Strategy

March 1, 2016
Prospect Hill Strategies has added another one of New Hampshire’s largest employers – SigSauer – to its growing client roster. Sig has enjoyed unprecedented growth over the last decade, which led the company to move its global corporate headquarters and production manufacturing operations to a state-of-the-art facility at the Pease International Tradeport in Newington, NH...
 

 

Hillary Clinton Shakes Hands at Velcro Companies on Eve of Election

February 8, 2016
Today, Velcro Companies completed its PHS-guided transformation from an unknown entity in business and political circles, and among the general public, to a well-known regional employer and major player in the business and political arenas. Locked in a battle for the Democratic nomination for President, former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton made...
 

 

Velcro Companies: Lower Energy Costs Essential to Staying Competitive

January 11, 2016
PHS clients continue to provide leadership among the New Hampshire business community in making the case to policy makers and the public that New Hampshire and New England need new energy infrastructure projects to remain economically competitive. Today, Velcro Companies’ Velcro Americas President, and lifelong New Hampshire resident, Scott Filion had an opinion column published...
 

 
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