Rising Stars Awards’ Raffle


RisingStarsDark_Logos_RoundedThe Rising Stars Awards celebrate New Hampshire’s outstanding young professionals and the companies that support them. In order to remain competitive, NH needs to retain and attract young rising talent and these awards are a prime way to recognize NH’s students, young people, and the companies that are working hard to entice them to stay in the state.


A collaborative event between Stay Work Play and New Hampshire Public Radio – we will celebrate the winners of the award categories on Monday, October 2nd, 2017. We will recognize the Outstanding Young Professional, Coolest Companies for Young Professionals, including the People’s Choice Award, College Student of the Year, Leadership Development Program of the Year, Civic Leader of the Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and the ‘Shire Story of the Year.

Known as New Hampshire’s largest event for young professionals, guests include college students, young business professionals and community leaders from throughout the Granite State. Over 600 people will be in attendance to enter to win one of seven themed gift baskets representing the regions of New Hampshire: the White Mountains and Great North Woods, the Lakes Region, Upper Valley and Lake Sunapee, the Seacoast, the Monadnock Region, and two from the Merrimack Valley (the Concord/Manchester areas and Nashua/Salem areas). Raffle tickets will be sold online prior to the event on Eventbrite in addition to the night of the event.

By selecting the raffle basket winners at random, it is Stay Work Play’s intention that the winners will visit a part of New Hampshire other than where they live. The opportunity to explore the businesses and activities around the state also brings the donating organizations new visitors to their place of business.


  • Donors and items donated will be recognized in the program at the live event.
  • Contributing donors or organizations will be highlighted weekly on the Stay Work Play Facebook and Twitter pages.
  • Items will be featured in the Facebook album that will be created to highlight all the raffle items.
  • Gifts are tax deductible; Stay Work Play is a 501c(3).


We are looking for fun and exciting items, including but not limited to: sporting equipment, getaways, gift certificates to local bookstores, salons/spas, fine dining, classes and adventures, etc., unique gifts/gift baskets, bath and body products, candles, home goods, jewelry, local beer, wine, and spirits.

  • We need a short description and retail value of item(s) donated.
  • The deadline to donate is September 16, 2017.
  • Items and gift certificates can be sent to:

Stay Work Play
235 Hanover Street, Suite 1
Manchester, NH 03104

If you are interested in being part of the Rising Stars Awards raffle, please send an email to info@stayworkplay.org

Thank you, in advance, for your donation!

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