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Workforce and Development
Education Foundation

About Us

Founded in 2010, the New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association Education Foundation (NHLRAEF) financially supports hospitality-related initiatives. From scholarships to conferences to state competitions, the Foundation supports the education of our current and future workforce by creating and financially contributing to educational opportunities.

Our Vision: As the philanthropic foundation of the New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association, we enhance the industry’s service to the public through education, promotion of career opportunities, and community engagement.

Our Mission: The New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association Education Foundation is committed to inspiring the next generation of hospitality leaders and developing our current generation through the promotion of career pathways, connecting students and industry, and providing scholarships to encourage students to pursue post-secondary education in the hospitality industry. The New Hampshire Hospitality Employee Relief Fund (NHHERF) supports employees of the hospitality industry who are impacted by unforeseen emergencies.

Education and Workforce Development Contact Info

Amie Pariseau
(603) 228-9585

Social Info

ProStart Students with Governor

NH ProStart: Student Spotlight

Our Programs

ProStart Student
Hospitality Employee

New Hampshire Hospitality Month

Tours and events in April to help students see first-hand the diverse array of

career opportunities

in the industry. 

Hospitality Employee

Scholarships and Emergency Relief

Post-secondary scholarships for NH students and relief grants for hospitality employees in need. 

Hospitality Employee

Training Opportunities

We offer a series

of professional development courses to help employees

build skills and

advance their careers. 

Our Board of Directors

Dominic Berry, ProStart Alumni, Littleton Freehouse, Taproom and Eatery, Littleton

Garrik Berry, ProStart Alumni, The Waumbek, Jefferson

Pamela Bissonnette, Duprey Hospitality, Concord

Willow Furey-Calder, Secretary/Treasurer, Rockywold Deephaven Camps, Holderness

Jennifer Haskins, Pinkerton Academy, Derry

Kelsey Hayes, Chair, Three Chimneys Inn, Durham

Robert McCarthy, Melan Hotel Group, Bedford

Amie Pariseau, NHLRAEF, Concord

Sydney Sturdevant, Archer Development, Londonderry

Gary Sheldon, Retired, Center Conway

Mike Somers, NHLRA, Concord

Rick Spalding, Vice-Chair, Heron Point Seafood, Newmarket

William Walsh, Lakes Region Community College, Laconia

Our Sponsors and Supporters

110 Grill Logo
Duprey Hospitality Logo
Heron Point Logo
The Common Man Logo
ACF White Mountains Logo
Cafe Services Logo
Dexter Logo
Ecolab Logo
Flatbread Logo Logo
Gordon Food Service Logo
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Performance Foodservice Logo
Sysco Logo
US Foods Logo

Thanks to our sponsors and supporters, thousands of students are
discovering rewarding careers in New Hampshire's hospitality industry.

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