MANCHESTER, N.H. – Today, the Van Ostern for New Hampshire campaign announced that more than 100 New Hampshire business leaders have endorsed Colin Van Ostern’s candidacy for Governor.

“Colin’s experience in the private sector has been about helping people who work hard get ahead,” Karen Yasenka of Yasenka Real Estate in Hampstead. “He helped grow College for America from almost a dozen employees to nearly 400 to become a national model for workforce development programs. He knows we’re going to succeed as a state by doing everything we can to invest in people’s futures rather than play politics with their lives.”
“A New Hampshire business leader, Colin knows how to create jobs,” said Richard Couch, CEO of Hypotherm in Hanover. “He understands that in order for New Hampshire to take the next step forward, we must do more to provide debt-free pathways to a college degree and ensure that our young people have the skills they need to get good paying jobs.” 
 “Scaling a business is no small task and Colin helped launch College for America at Southern New Hampshire University from about a dozen employees to almost 400 employees today,” said Kyle York, New Hampshire entrepreneur, startup angel investor and currently Chief Strategy Officer at Dyn in Manchester. “We need a business leader like Colin Van Ostern in the corner office who knows how to grow the economy while growing opportunity for the hardworking people in our state. All of our families, including mine and Colin’s, benefit from a business friendly and innovative environment, and Colin will deliver both.” 

Alex Ray of Holderness, Common Man
Cory Van Wallenstein of Bedford, Adored
Gray Chynoweth of Manchester, Silvertech
Kyle York of Bedford, Dyn
Kimberly Hockmeyer of Milan, Mahoosuc Outdoors
George Bruno of Manchester, George Bruno Law Offices
Rep. Ed Butler of Harts Location, The Notchland Inn
Les Schoof of Harts Location, The Notchland Inn
Daniel Chartrand of Exeter, Water Street Bookstore, Inc.
Kenneth H. Cohen of Portsmouth, Kenneth H. Cohen, MD, LLC
Richard Couch of Hanover, Hypertherm
Hope Damon of Croydon, The Nutrition Counseling Center
George Chait of Croydon, George Chait Construction and Burpee Hill Cabinets
Vijay Dav’e of Amherst, Dr. Vijay A. Dav’e, DMD
Peter diCicco of Amherst, Peter S. diCicco Consulting, LLC
Julia Ferrari of Ashuelot, Golgonooza Letter Foundry
Becky Field of Concord, FieldWork Photos
Joe Keefe of Rye, Pax World Management, LLC
Gerri King of Concord, Human Dynamics Associates
Ron King of Concord, Natural Playgrounds Company
Jo Maden of Dover, Jo Maden Life Cycle Celebrant
John Morrissey of Moultonborough, Digital Network Vision, LLC
Sheila Oranch of Hebron, Coppertoppe Inn & Retreat Center
William Powers of Hebron, Aurental Consulting and Technology Services
Melissa Rigazio of New Castle, Rigazio Design
Sharon Rousmaniere of Keene, Essential Health/Nutrition and Wellness Counseling
Barbara Ruedig of Concord, Ruedig Banzhoff Realty
Marcy Schepker of Harrisville, Pear Tree Studio
Denise Terravechia of Alton Bay, Ice Out, Terra Appraisal Services, LLC
Thomas Tufo of Penacook, Echinus Software Solutions
Brian Vawter of Portsmouth, Atlantic Media Productions
Nancy Vawter of Portsmouth, Atlantic Media Productions
Greg Blake of Peterborough, South Pack Solar
Jack Bingham of Strafford, Seacoast Energy Alternatives
Robert B. Williams, Jr. of Chichester, Williams Alignment and General Auto Repair
William H. Barry of Nashua, Barry & Honorow Attorneys at Law
Helen Honorow of Nashua, Barry & Honorow Attorneys at Law
David Borden of New Castle, Henry’s Market
Nancy Borden of New Castle, Henry’s Market
David Braiterman of Concord, Braiterman Law Offices
Edward Clancy of Dover, Clancy Law Office
John Colony of Harrisville, Harrisville Designs
Pat Colony of Harrisville, Harrisville Designs
Kelly Defeo of Center Conway, Dynamic Anesthesia, PLLC
Karin Wells of Peterborough, Karinwells.com
Cheryl Roberts of Nashua, Greenhouse Catering
Charlie St. Clair of Laconia, Laconia Antique Center
Carolyn Benthien of Goffstown, Benthien Associates
David Gottesman of Nashua, Gottesman & Hollis Professional Association
Richard Moquin of Manchester, Moquin & Daley, PA
Representative David Luneau of Hopkinton, ClassCo Inc
William Duncan of New Castle, LRS Technology Services
Rep. Caroletta Alicea of Boscawen, Granite Bay Connections
Herbert Pence of Manchester, HAP International, LLC
Stephen Brown of Warner, Brown Family Realty
Roger Noonan of New Boston, Middle Branch Farm
Willard G. Martin, Jr. of Center Sandwich, Martin, Lord & Osman
Bill Bordy of Nashua, Bordy Inc
Don Brueggemann of Concord, The Works
Paulette Melanson of Concord, Associated Builders and Contractors
Lew McQuarrie of Concord, R.M. Clark Associates
Stephen Tober of Portsmouth, Tober Law Offices, PA
William Kanteres of Manchester, Kanteres Real Estate
Aryn Marsh of Concord, Live Juice
Carole Soule of Loudon, Miles Smith Farm
Joyce Weston of Plymouth, Joyce C. Weston Design
Bruce Merges of Manchester, Control Technologies
Rob Larocque of Concord, Carter Hill Orchard
Maureen Raiche Manning of Manchester, Law Office of Manning and Zimmerman, PLLC
Ted Bosen of Berlin, Berlin Trails Inn
Paul Phillips of Plymouth, Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC
Jeanne Dietsch of Peterborough, Adept MobileRobotics
Elliot Lasky of Nashua, Lasky & Associates
Terrie Harman of New Castle, Harman Law Offices
Tom McCarron of New Castle, Learniverse
Tony Matarazzo of Nashua, Matarazzo Real Estate
Bob King of Keene, Ashuelot River Hydro Inc
Chris Muns of Hampton, One Sky Community Services
Bob Faw of Hudson, Matchbox Group
Racheal Stuart of Deerfield, Racheal L. Stuart Consulting, LLC
Chris Avallone of Campton, Waterville Estates Realty
Tom Avallone of Campton, Waterville Estates Realty
Tedd Benson of Alstead, Bensonwood
Mary E Collins of Wolfeboro, former State Director of the Small Business Development Center
Karen Yasenka of Hampstead, Yasenka Real Estate Inc.
James Dudra of Dover, Eco Touch
David Govatski of Jefferson, Waumbek Forestry
Bill Fenton of Keene, The Fenton Family Dealerships
Barbara Jones of Enfield, Barbara Jones Graphic Design
Chris Pappas of Manchester, The Puritan Backroom
Hamilton Krans, Jr. of Dover, Krans Law Firm
Adam Pignatelli of Concord, Rath, Young, and Pignatelli
Kathleen Goulet of Manchester, Law Offices of Kathleen Goulet, P.C.
Janet Prince of Portsmouth, Prince Communications
Heather LaVoie of Concord, Geneia
Donald Ekberg of North Conway, Ekberg Law Firm, PLLC
Aiman Alawa of Windham, NuWatt Energy
Kathleen Doyle of Hanover, KSD Interior Designs LLC
Bryan Pellerin of Hopkinton, D’Amante, Couser, Pellerin & Associates, P.A.
Jim Callahan of Peterborough, Atkins Callahan, PLLC
Amy Lockwood of Deerfield, Full Circle Consulting
Mayor Jack Blalock of Portsmouth, Old Ferry Landing, Inc.
Quentin Keefe of Hooksett, Regency Mortgage Corp.
Melinda Gehris of Hillsborough, Hess Gehris Solutions
Ann Henderson of Keene, Ann Henderson Interiors
Betsy McNamara of Concord, Full Circle Consulting
Jayne O’Connor of Franconia, White Mountains Attractions Association


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