Press Release: NHGSA Honored at Spirit of NH Awards


November 28, 2022

For immediate release

Contact:     Emily McMaster, Operations and Communications Director

        NH Granite State Ambassadors

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NHGSA Honored at Spirit of NH Awards

Concord, NH – NH Granite State Ambassadors (NHGSA) was recognized at the Bank of NH Stage at the Volunteer NH – Spirit of NH Awards on November 16th.  NHGSA was honored with a Volunteer Champion Award, alongside other volunteer organizations and individuals awarded for their hard work in the community.  

Volunteer NH hosted a meaningful ceremony, and NHGSA was grateful to be a part of the evening.  Emily McMaster, Operations and Communications Director, and Gretchen Ziegler, Outgoing Board Chair, were in attendance to receive the award.

“We were excited to be able to participate in this year’s Spirit of NH Awards,” said Kelly Bryer, Executive Director of NH Granite State Ambassadors.  “Our volunteers are incredibly dedicated to the organization, and we love having an opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments.”

New Hampshire Granite State Ambassadors (GSAs) are volunteers, industry professionals, and residents of New Hampshire who have been trained and certified as NH information specialists who welcome the world to New Hampshire. You can find them at visitor centers, special events, chambers, and many other locations throughout the state. In their role as the friendly, knowledgeable face of New Hampshire, the Granite State Ambassador volunteers strive to help every person they meet have the best New Hampshire experience possible — building on the hard work the NH Division of Travel & Tourism, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport and our state’s chambers of commerce do to invite these traveling guests here.

So far in 2022, 267 GSAs served over 13,000 hours at a variety of welcome centers and events.  Over 1,500 hours were from 189 GSAs who participated in learning opportunities such as trainings, workshops, lectures, tours, and interviews.

About New Hampshire Granite State Ambassadors

New Hampshire Granite State Ambassadors add value to state agencies, local businesses, and individuals through a training and service support network that sustains and enhances the New Hampshire experience. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization, NHGSA serves hundreds of travel and tourism-related businesses.

Find out more about NHGSA, Inc. at Our key partners are the NH Division of Travel and Tourism and the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.