Attendees at this year's annual meeting will hear a presentation about workforce development initiatives with which Belknap EDC is involved and, specifically, will hear about a project to create an online searchable database of internship and job shadow opportunities for high school students that is being created by the 200 by 2020 Initiative.
Belknap EDC is sincerely grateful to its annual meeting sponsors for their generous support and continued
commitment to Belknap EDC's mission. Bank of New Hampshire is the Gold Sponsor this year, with Meredith Village Savings Bank, Cross Insurance, and The Laconia Daily Sun as Silver Sponsors.
The annual meeting also features the presentation of Belknap EDC's annual awards. This year, the Board of Directors has aligned the awards with Belknap EDC's strategic plan and has renamed some of the awards accordingly. The Belknap EDC Community Impact Award, formerly the "Directors Award" is presented to an individual, business or organization that has had a significant impact on economic development in the region. The Norman Marsh Leadership Award, named in honor of the late County Commissioner and businessman who was instrumental in the founding of Belknap EDC, recognizes outstanding leadership on economic development issues.
The Corporate Soul Award recognizes a business or organization with a deep commitment to the essence of community, one which continuously works to make a difference in local community and economic development efforts.
Belknap EDC is a non-profit regional development corporation. Belknap EDC provides technical assistance and alternative financing to local businesses and works to address the region's long-term economic development challenges by attracting young talent, supporting creative entrepreneurs, and enhancing workforce development programs in the region.
Visit www.BelknapEDC.org for more information.