NHBSR Launches Regional Ambassador Program

Manchester (11/27/2007) -- New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR) is proud to announce the launch of their new Regional Ambassador Program. In an effort to better serve the entire state, NHBSR has developed a team of active members in each of the seven tourism regions of New Hampshire to assist the board and staff in various tasks including: communicating with existing members in the region as NHBSR’s spokesperson, gathering news about members to share via NHBSR’s communications and best practices, convening with members locally to discuss Corporate Social Responsibility issues important to that particular region, identifying prospective members in the region that would be interested in learning about the benefits of NHBSR, and providing feedback to NHBSR about how to best serve their region. “NHBSR is excited to introduce this new program as part of our goal to reach more businesses and organizations around the state. We are confident that our ambassadors will do an excellent job in serving NHBSR as well as the general New Hampshire community,” said Executive Director Molly Hodgson Smith. Each ambassador represents one of the seven regions of New Hampshire: Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee, Great North Woods, The Lakes, Merrimack Valley, Monadnock, Seacoast, and the White Mountains. So far, the following NHBSR member volunteers have been identified as 2008 Ambassadors: Barbara Couch, Vice President of Human Resources for Hypertherm Inc., for the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region; Polly Chandler, Faculty and Program Director of Antioch University New England’s Green MBA for the Monadnock Region; and Phil Suter, President of The Rivertide Group LLC, on the Seacoast. “NHBSR provides a tremendous network for businesses and our students. I have volunteered for this role because I believe that the more we find connections between higher education and businesses, the more likely we are to create the next generation of socially responsible businesses. We will be hosting “Meet the Monadnock Region Members” on January 30 from 8-9am at Antioch to start building those connections” says Polly Chandler, Antioch University New England. The Great North Woods, Lakes, Merrimack Valley, and White Mountains regions have not been filled yet. Interested parties should contact Molly Hodgson Smith at molly@nhbsr.org or call 603-391-8471. NHBSR fosters socially and environmentally responsible business in New Hampshire, recognizing that people, principles and profits must be linked. NHBSR strives to improve the quality of life for current and future generations by helping companies understand, implement, and improve socially responsible practices as part of becoming and continuing to be a successful business. To learn more about the Ambassador Program, other NHBSR events, or about the organization itself, contact Executive Director Molly Hodgson Smith at 603-391-8471 or by email at molly@nhbsr.org or visit www.nhbsr.org. ####

Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Manchester, NH - November 27, 2007