Hypertherm Receives Business Innovator of the Year from Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce
NEC member Hypertherm was the recent recipient of the Business Innovator of the Year Award, which is one of the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Awards. The manufacturing company was specifically honored for its position as one of the region’s largest employers that supports those struggling with addiction.
Hypertherm’s “Substance Use Disorders Task Force” not only works to develop and promote resources inside and outside of the company, but also provides grants to recovery support programs such as Headrest and the Second Wind Foundation, and prevention programs such as Second Growth’s Coaching for Captains. The Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce presents its Leadership Awards to individuals and businesses that exemplify dedication to the improvement of the quality of life in the Upper Valley Region of New Hampshire and Vermont.
Jenny Levy, Hypertherm’s Vice President of People, Community, and Environment, said, “We are honored to receive recognition for our work to reduce the stigma of SUD [Substance Use Disorders] and support people in recovery. Sadly, this medical disorder impacts us all. Hypertherm has lost one Associate to an overdose and has Associates who have lost family members as well as friends, and although we face enormous challenges in treating this epidemic, we believe little by little our company, our Associates, our town, and our region can make a difference.”
The NEC congratulates Hypertherm on receiving this prestigious award and commends them on their commitment to improving the quality of life in the Upper Valley Region.