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December 12. 2013 9:53PM

Division of Economic Development presents awards

MEREDITH — The New Hampshire Division of Economic Development recognized the accomplishments of Granite State businesses and organizations at its 18th annual meeting on Tuesday.

Presented by Gov. Maggie Hassan and Department of Resources and Economic Development Commissioner Jeffrey Rose, the following were recognized:

• Rose selected W.S. Badger Co. of Gilsum as the Company of the Year, recognizing it for its commitment to the community, the environment and its employees.

• The New Hampshire Aerospace and Defense Export Consortium, organized last March, received the Commissioner’s Teamwork award, for its efforts in promoting two growing sectors in the Granite State.

• The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard received the Employee Recognition award, presented by Jim Hinson, of the state Department of Education — Vocational Rehabilitation. The award recognized the shipyard for its inclusive hiring practices.

• Kathleen Callahan of the New Hampshire Business Review received Rose’s media award, which recognizes a journalist each year for coverage of the state’s economy.