REDC celebrated their 25th anniversary at Birch Wood Vineyards on May 9, 2019, with partners and clients. The evening included recognizing honored guests who have contributed to the NH New Americans Loan fund, as well as handing out out several awards recognizing the individuals and organizations who have contributed to REDC's success. Award recipients include:
Corporate Partner Award: Enterprise Bank
Community Partner Award: New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority
Ambassador Award: James Snodgrass, Executive Director, Second Start
Service Award: Paul Deschaine, Former Stratham Administrator, founding REDC Board Member
Honored Guests: Foxfire Property, New Hampshire Business Finance Authority and Salem Cooperative Bank
“Our award recipients have played a vital role in helping our organization promote responsible, sustainable economic development by creating jobs and accessing alternative financing for businesses,” Adams said. “We can’t thank them enough for partnering with us to make a lasting impact in the community; with their help, our organization has the resources it needs to meet the growing need in our area.”
The evening closed with the grand finale of the Granite State Growth Competition, where BIG INK won the $25,000 for best pitch. The Granite State Growth Competition started with more than 30 applicants. After participating in several rounds of pitching and narrowing down the number of competitors, a panel of judges selected five finalists, including BIG INK, Cyborg, NH Tap, TrueProp Software and YouScheduler, to compete in Thursday’s event.