When Primary Bank launched its Young Hero Scholarship Program at the beginning of the year, the goal was to discover service-oriented, community-minded high school students throughout the State. The most pleasant surprise was the volume and limitless generosity of so many high school-aged students in New Hampshire, which made it difficult to select only 12 from the pool of more than 50 applicants.
On December 11th, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) NH district office held its annual lender appreciation ceremony recognizing the top SBA lenders at the Manchester Historic Association’s Millyard Museum. The award program included welcoming remarks from Amy Bassett, SBA NH District Director, congratulatory remarks by Congressman Chris Pappas (D-NH-01), New Hampshire economic and workforce trends updates from Phil Sletten, Research Director at the NH Fiscal Policy Institute, and the presentation of awards by Tuesday Perkins, SBA NH Lender Relation Specialist. The room was at capacity with over 80 lenders participating.
You may have heard the term “financial literacy” and have a vague idea about what it means, but probably haven’t looked much deeper than that. Or maybe you have. New Hampshire, we can be proud to say, is one of nine states that gets a Grade B for its high school financial literacy education effort in the latest Center for Financial Literacy Report Card.