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October 14. 2013 9:02PM

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Aero-Defense group seeks logo

CONCORD — Doodlers and designers are invited to enter a logo competition for the New Hampshire Aerospace and Defense Export Consortium, which will help the new group with its brand identity.

Organized last March, the consortium brings together the hundreds of businesses and manufacturers and is funded through a grant from the State Trade Export Promotion program. It provides resources to its members to expand their sales to markets around the world.

“We’ve identified over 300 companies and manufacturers in the state that are connected to the aero and defense industries and of those, more than 70 are members of the consortium,” said Tina Kasim, program manager for the New Hampshire International Trade Resource Center, which helped launch the consortium.

The winner of the logo contest will be awarded a one-year membership to the consortium, and the logo will be featured on the website and on marketing materials.

For more information on the contest and the guidelines, visit www.ExportNH.org or contact Kasim at 271-8444.

Lyme disease awareness event set for Wednesday

MILFORD — JP Pest Services will host a Lyme Disease Awareness Event from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday.

A panel of experts will feature Alan Eaton, entomologist at the University of New Hampshire; Kevin Moran, technical representative with Residex; Amy Hollengreen, owner of the Amherst Animal Hospital; and Gail Vanark, a certified nurse practitioner at the Center for Preventative Medicine.

They will discuss Lyme topics and statistics and answer questions from the audience surrounding the disease — a bacterial infection that is spread through bites of several types of ticks.

Special guest Laura Piazza, Lyme patient and author of the cookbook “Recipes for Repair,” will cook a few of her signature dishes. Piazza’s cookbook is catered to the special dietary needs of Lyme sufferers.

This free event is open to the public. It will be held at the JP Pest Services Corporate Training Center located at 34 Hammond Road, Milford. Reserve your spot by calling JP Pest Services at 732-4393 or email events@jppestservices.com.

Launch Series aimed at startups

The Launch Series, a “boot camp” for startups, kicks off from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the abi Innovation Hub, 844 Elm St., Manchester. Lunch will be provided. The topic will focus on how companies can stretch their intellectual property dollars.

The series is an opportunity for startups and early stage companies to learn about issues that affect how they start and grow their ventures.

The session will presented by Daniel Bourque, attorney at Bourque and Associates, Intellectual Property Attorneys, P.A.

The event is free, but registration is required. Register at eventbrite.com/event/8654557013.

All nine workshops in the program will be held on the third Wednesday of each month at noon through June 18, 2014.


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