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Business newsmakers: President of wedu receives award


Sean Owen, wedu president and CEO, received the Partners in Progress award from the Manchester Development Corporation for his and the agency's continued contributions to the growth and success of the Greater Manchester area.

The award was presented at the MDC's annual meeting in April.

"I am grateful to the MDC for this recognition," said Owen. "And I am pleased to accept it on behalf of the entire wedu team, because it truly is a testament to the good work that our group does to help make Manchester a great place to do business."

This marked the first presentation of the Partners in Progress award, which recognizes individuals who have invested resources to further the mission of MDC.

The MDC is a nonprofit economic development arm of the city of Manchester whose mission is to promote the growth and prosperity of the city by investing in economic development projects and activities within the city. The organization was formed by the city to be independent of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, and is charged with supporting the long range planning for proper development of Manchester.

McLane director is vice chair of NHLAP commission

MANCHESTERDavid Wolowitz of the law firm of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton was recently designated by the New Hampshire Supreme Court as vice chair of the commission that oversees the New Hampshire Lawyer Assistance Program.

The NHLAP was established by the New Hampshire Supreme Court to provide confidential, meaningful assistance to lawyers, judges, law students and their families in coping with alcoholism and other addictions, depression, and other personal or professional crises. For more information, consult its website at

Wolowitz, a senior director and co-chair of the Education Law Practice Group, has a national practice representing, consulting and advising independent day and boarding schools on all aspects of risk management and governance.


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