Tech Tidbits From Around NH

TechOut finalists named, Great Bay to offer two advanced manufacturing certificates … and more

Bobbie Carlton, known as “Boston’s Startup Fairy Godmother,” will be the speaker at the next New Hampshire Tech Alliance TechWomen Power Breakfast. Carlton, of Carlton PR & Marketing and founder of Innovation Women, will

Bobbie Carlton

discuss what it takes to become a thought leader. The event will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 at the Portsmouth Country Club, 80 Country Club Lane, Greenland. Tickets are $10 for alliance members and $20 for non-members. Tickets are available at or by calling 603-935-8951.

Four finalists have been selected to compete for up to $300,000 in investment funds during the New Hampshire Tech Alliance’s 2019 TechOut competition: Aisling Organics, an organic cosmetics company; Chyme, a workforce engagement and productivity tool; Clairways, a wearable lung function monitor; and Tanosteel Weapon Security, which offers a smart gun security solution. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.,. Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Manchester Country Club, 180 S. River Rd., Bedford.

The event is $15 for alliance members, $20 for non-members and $10 for students. Tickets are available here or by calling 603-935-8951.

The New England-Canada Business Council will host a luncheon forum on the United States Mexico Canada Agreement Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Hanover Inn in Hanover. Panelists will include Congresswoman Annie Kuster, D-2nd Dist., David Alward, Canadian consul general to New England; Marie-Claude Francoeur, of the Quebec Government Office in Boston; Bill Lane, executive director, Trade for America; and New Hampshire Business and Economic Affairs Commissioner Taylor Caswell.

Forum participants will review benefits of the USMCA and its impact on commerce between the U.S. and Canada, as well as the agreement’s effect on cross-border trade between Quebec, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Cost to attend is $55 for NECBC council members and members of partnering organizations. Registration is $75 for non-members. For more information, visit

Citizens Bank has unveiled a partnership under which it will provide the consumer financing for Microsoft’s newly launched Xbox All Access program. The program features 0% APR financing along with a seamless point-of-sale experience that will be available through in the United States. Xbox All Access offers consumers their choice of various Xbox One S, Xbox One X or Xbox One S All-Digital Edition console bundles paired with 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which provides access to over 100 games and online multiplayer with Xbox Live Gold.

Claremont-based Red River has named Jennifer Hood as its senior vice president of human resources. Most recently, Hood served as vice president of human resources for American Renal Associates.

Great Bay Community College will offer two new advanced manufacturing certificates, a Certificate in Coordinate Measuring Machine Programming and an Industrial Maintenance Certificate, beginning in January 2020. Both programs will be offered at GBCC’s Rochester Campus and are designed for professionals looking to enhance their skills and advance their careers in manufacturing. To learn more about the certificates contact Debra Mattson at

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