Greater Hampton Chamber 2020 Annual Dinner and Award Night

I was delighted to attend the Hampton Chamber of Commerce annual dinner and award night, held in Seabrook at “The Brook.” The Chamber had a sold out audience of 240 people at the event, all getting a great look at the new facility at the old Yankee Greyhound Park. I was very honored to receive the “President’s Award” from Chamber President (and fellow Central Catholic alumni) John Nyhan, recognizing Seabrook for its outstanding economic development. I look forward to working with John and the Chamber in 2020 on regional economic development, which benefits all of the New Hampshire communities on the seacoast. My thanks to John for the award, and for a wonderful evening that had great conversation, great fun, and terrific food, along with a little bit of economic development.

Team Seabrook

Team Seabrook at Hampton Chamber Annual Dinner in Seabrook

Manzi Family

At the Hampton Chamber Annual Dinner

John Nyhan Presidents Award

Receiving Presidents Award from John Nyhan of Greater Hampton Chamber

Jim Jalbert

With Jim Jalbert of CJ Bus at the Hampton Chamber Annual Dinner

Senator Sherman

With Senator Sherman at Chamber dinner.

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Mayor Neil Perry Inaugural Address

Mayor Neil Perry delivered his Inaugural Address on January 6th, 2020 at Methuen High School. I was honored to be with all of the former Mayors and dignitaries on hand to enjoy the wonderful Inaugural event. The speech is below. Great to see so many old friends and colleagues at the event.

With Emcee Ryan Hamilton

With Inaugural emcee Ryan Hamilton

Mayor DiZoglio Matt Kraunelis

With former Mayor DiZoglio and ex Chief of Staff Matt Kraunelis

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Seabrook Announces Collective Bargaining Agreement with Firefighters

The Seabrook Board of Selectmen announced a contract agreement with the Seabrook Firefighters Association Local 2847 this week. The three year contract has no wage adjustment for FY 2020, FY2021, and FY 2022, with a 3% wage increase in January of 2023. Thanks to the Board of Selectmen and the Professional Firefighters for all of their work on this contract. There were three “open” contracts in this cycle, and the Board of Selectmen reached agreement with all three. This contract will be on the ballot in March.

Fire Union Contract Agreement

The Board of Selectmen announce a new collective bargaining agreement with the Fire Union

Three Union Agreements

All 3 unions that were open have reached agreement with Seabrook.

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Seabrook Announces Collective Bargaining Agreement with Police Association

The Board of Selectmen announced a one year contract agreement with the Seabrook Police Association, affiliated with Teamsters Local 633, this week. The agreement will have a “true zero” for FY 2020, with a 2.5% wage adjustment beginning January 1, 2021. There are educational and longevity incentives included, and those changes are also deferred until January 2021. This unit has been without a contract for several years. My thanks to the Teamsters, the SPA, and the Board of Selectmen, who worked very hard on this agreement.

Seabrook Police Coolective Bargaining Agreement

The Seabrook Board of Selectmen announce Collective Bargaining Agreement with SPA

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Seabrook Announces Collective Bargaining Agreement with SEA

The Seabrook Board of Selectmen announced this week a one year Collective Bargaining agreement with the Seabrook Employees Association, affiliated with Teamsters Local 633. The SEA is the largest of the Town of Seabrook’s employee unions, covering our DPW, Water, Sewer and some Police and Fire employees, as well as most of the clerical staff. This one year agreement will be on the ballot in March 2020, and would become effective, if passed, on April 1, 2020.
The contract has a “true zero” for FY 2020, with a wage increase of 50 cents per hour beginning on January 1, 2021. On the management side we appreciate the work and good faith shown in the negotiations by the SEA and Teamsters Local 633. The Board of Selectmen worked very hard on this contract and deserve recognition for that effort. This unit has been without a contract since 2017.

SEA Contract Announce

The Board of Selectmen announce a one year CBA with the SEA

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Hampton Chamber Awards and Annual Dinner

My thanks to the Hampton Chamber, and President John Nyhan, for the great honor of being selected as the recipient of the Chamber’s President Award at the 2020 annual dinner coming up next week. It truly is a team effort in Seabrook, and I thank the Board of Selectmen, and the staff, for all of their support and hard work. I am looking forward to the annual dinner, being held this year at “The Brook” in Seabrook. Hope to see you there.

The Hampton Union story on the Hampton Chamber Awards

With Chamber President John Nyhan and Eureka Gaming CEO Andre Carrier

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The Grand Opening of “The Brook” at Seabrook Park

The Seabrook Board of Selectmen led a delegation of Town officials to the soft opening of “The Brook,” the newly renovated facility at Seabrook Park, the old Yankee Greyhound facility. This continues the major investment and upgrade of the facility since the purchase by Eureka Gaming. The newly opened facility will feature entertainment, sports viewing, pari-mutuel wagering, and gaming. The facility features multiple screens to view the action, beautiful and comfortable seating, and some delicious food options. Sports wagering has been accepted in New Hampshire, and will be on the ballot in Seabrook in March. If successful sports gaming will likely be added to that menu. We are very grateful for the investment in Seabrook, which has brought jobs, and additional tax revenues for the Town, as well as major infusions to local charitable organizations. Our thanks to Greg Lee and Andre Carrier for their hospitality and for bringing a first rate organization to Seabrook.

At the soft opening of “The Brook” at Seabrook Park.

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