Housing and hiring is focus of upcoming forum

BIA luncheon will look at economic effects of housing crisis

A luncheon event on how high housing costs and inadequate rental space are affecting employer’s ability to retain and recruit employees will be held Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Doubletree by Hilton Manchester Downtown hotel.

The event, hosted by the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire, is sponsored by the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority and presented in partnership with Housing Action New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Automobile Dealers Association, New Hampshire Association of Realtors, New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association, and the Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast,

The forum will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

A panel will address the housing challenges in the Granite State, the impact of housing on hiring, how cost and availability of housing affects working professionals’ decisions on where to live, and how communities are planning for their future housing needs.

Panelists include:

  • Kevin Daley, vice president of administration/chief human resources officer, Southern Vermont Medical Center
  • Ryan Hvizda, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan
  • Joe Mendola, NAI Norwood Group
  • Ari Pollack, director, Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell
  • Wolfeboro Planning Director Matt Sullivan

Cost to attend is $40 for BIA and BIA Capitol Connect members and members of partnering organizations, regional housing coalitions and all members of local or regional young professional organizations. Non-member cost is $55. To register, visit BIAofNH.com/events or call 603-224-5388, ext. 101, for information.

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