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Constitution Pipeline Receives FERC Approval

December 4, 2014
The Constitution Pipeline project celebrated a major milestone yesterday when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued its approval of the proposed route. This comes on the heels FERC approving the project’s environmental impact plan. PHS is providing grasstops education to NH business and policy leaders regarding the project, which now must receive a host of environmental approvals by the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation.


Constitution Pipeline Featured in Union Leader’s New Hampshire Sunday News

November 30, 2014
PHS’s successful New Hampshire grasstops advocacy efforts on the Constitution Pipeline continue to pay off for this critical natural gas pipeline project. Constitution was featured in a front page, above-the-fold article in today’s New Hampshire Union Leader Sunday News. Click here to read the article and learn how this project will help New Hampshire energy...


Senator Jeanne Shaheen Visits Juliet Marine Systems, Tours GHOST Boat

November 21, 2014
Fresh off her win in a hotly contested re-election campaign, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited Juliet Marine Systems at the company’s facility at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Company officials briefed NH’s senior Senator, who is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, on GHOST’s enabling technologies. The Senator pledged her continued full support...


PHS Client Velcro USA Featured in Manchester Chamber Economic Development Summit

November 19, 2014
PHS has successfully positioned Velcro USA (VUSA) as a leader in industrial energy efficiency and a leading energy policy voice in the business community. Today, VUSA Facilities Engineering Manager Brian Ramsey participated in the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Summit. Ramsey represented the perspective of a business user of energy during a panel...


PHS Give Nashua Sports Academy Big Publicity Boost for Grand Opening

November 8, 2014
The Nashua Sports Academy (NSA) needed to generate a buzz with their grand opening, so they turned to PHS. PHS got local and state officials and business leaders to attend a ribbon-cutting event, and helped generate news coverage of the grand opening. The NH Union Leader featured NSA on the front page of its business...


Gubernatorial Candidate Walt Havenstein Visits Velcro USA

October 22, 2014
PHS established Velcro USA as an important stop on the campaign trail for candidates. Today, Walt Havenstein visited with company executives and toured one of the manufacturing areas, greeting with employees along the way. Havenstein is running to unseat Governor Maggie Hassan (D). Mr. Havenstein discussed his vision for the state, focusing on his economic...


Velcro USA Policy Issues Take Center Stage in 1st Congressional District Debate

October 22, 2014
Repeal of the federal Medical Device Tax became part of the 1st Congressional District debate hosted by the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce at the NH Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College. Rep. Shea-Porter made news by reversing her position on the repeal, stating she was in favor of repealing an important component of...


PHS Client Velcro USA Chosen to Host NH Manufacturing Day Event

October 2, 2014
Velcro USA continues to enjoy the visibility generated for the company by PHS. State leaders chose Velcro USA’s Manchester campus as the venue for an event marking Manufacturing Day in New Hampshire today, October 2, 2014. NH Commissioner of Resources and Economic Development Jeff Rose, on behalf of Governor Maggie Hassan (D), read a proclamation...


Former U.S. Senator Scott Brown Tours GHOST Boat

September 5, 2014
Former U.S. Senator, and current U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown visited PHS client Juliet Marine Systems at their Portsmouth Naval Shipyard facility today. Brown, a former member of the MA National Guard who served on the Armed Services Committee while in the U.S. Senate, wanted to learn about the revolutionary GHOST boat and its enabling...


PHS Client Juliet Marine Systems has its GHOST Boat Featured in Bloomberg Article

August 21, 2014
PHS client Juliet Marine Systems received global notoriety when Bloomberg News featured its GHOST boat in a lengthy article published today. The article is getting attention on Capitol Hill and within the Navy, where Juliet hopes GHOST’s enabling technologies will begin to get more consideration despite the many challenges small companies face in dealing with...


PHS President Dave Cuzzi Chairs Record-setting Educational Opportunity Fund Golf Tourney

July 14, 2014
PHS President Dave Cuzzi was honored to be named Chairman of the New Hampshire State Society’s Educational Opportunity Fund Golf Tournament in 2013. This year – Cuzzi’s second chairing the event – the tournament enjoyed record breaking success, raising roughly $35,000.00. The event, held annually at the Portsmouth Country Club in Greenland, NH, brings together...


PHS President Dave Cuzzi Gives Concord Legislative Update to Manchester Chamber

May 2, 2014
The Greater Manchester of Commerce was in need of a Concord insider to brief members of its Government Affairs Committee on what has happened – and what is yet to come – in the state legislature this session. So they turned to PHS president Dave Cuzzi. Cuzzi presented to the committee this morning, leading a...


NH DRED Commissioner Marks Velcro USA – Fisher Cats Reading Challenge Day

April 13, 2014


Sen. Kelly Ayotte Throws Out First Pitch at Velcro USA – Fisher Cats Reading Challenge Game

April 12, 2014
PHS client Velcro USA (VUSA) celebrated its first Fisher Cats Reading Challenge game as the program’s presenting sponsor by having U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte and her two children join VUSA president Scott Filion in throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the Fisher Cats game on April 12, 2014. Ayotte then joined Filion on the...


Governor’s Tour of GHOST Boat Earns Statewide Media Coverage

March 24, 2014
Juliet Marine Systems needed to get publicity for its revolutionary GHOST boat so the public, state, local and federal officials, and possible investors would learn about the boat and its break-though technologies. So they turned to PHS, who had top State officials visit the company’s facility at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and used the visit...


Governor, Other Leaders Address BAE Systems Women in Technology Luncheon

February 17, 2014
PHS Client BAE Systems continues to lead efforts to boost interest among young people in the STEM fields – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The company’s Women in Technology program (WiT) matches female students from Southern New Hampshire high schools with female engineering employees at BAE Systems, NH’s largest engineering and manufacturing firm. PHS secured...


BAE Systems Hosts “State of Business” event for Southern NH Legislators, Business Leaders

February 11, 2014
BAE Systems hired PHS last year to be the company’s eyes and ears in Concord, and help re-establish the political clout associated with being one of New Hampshire’s biggest employers – and its largest manufacturer. PHS organized a “State of the Business” event at the company’s South Nashua facility for Concord policy leaders and Southern...


Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter visits PHS Client Velcro USA

January 30, 2014
PHS Client Velcro USA hosted New Hampshire 1st District Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter today. The Congresswoman made the stop as part of an ongoing tour of businesses in her district. Representative Shea-Porter and VUSA executives discussed concerns over the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and the Medical Device Tax included in the Affordable Care Act. Check...


PHS President Dave Cuzzi Speaks at Nashua Chamber Legislative Forum

January 14, 2014
PHS President Dave Cuzzi was asked to address Greater Nashua area state legislators and other guests at a reception following the Greater Nashua Chamber’s annual Legislative Symposium. Cuzzi, speaking on behalf of PHS client BAE Systems, stressed the importance of the relationship between the Chamber and representatives in Concord to ensure New Hampshire maintains an...

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