Haverhill’s Carole Pelchat Honored by League of Women Voters at State House

State Representative Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) recently presented a congratulatory citation from the Massachusetts House of Representatives to Haverhill’s Carole Pelchat in honor of her more than 12 years of work as legislative director for the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts. State Representative Linda Dean Campbell (D-Methuen) was also present for the celebration.

State Representative Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) recently presented a congratulatory citation from the Massachusetts House of Representatives to Haverhill’s Carole Pelchat in honor of her more than 12 years of work as legislative director for the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts. State Representative Linda Dean Campbell (D-Methuen) was also present for the celebration.

Haverhill resident Carole Pelchat was recently celebrated at the Massachusetts State House, as part of the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts’ Day on the Hill.

Pelchat, a founding member of the League of Women Voters of Greater Haverhill, has served as legislative director for the Massachusetts League for more than 12 years.

The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages the participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through advocacy and education. Its goal is to empower citizens to improve their communities, statewide, nationwide and globally.

During the celebration, Pelchat spoke of her priorities with the League of Women Voters, among them expanding voter registration access, promoting civic education across the Commonwealth and advocating for the use of paper ballots in Massachusetts.

In honor of her service with the Massachusetts League, her state representative, Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen), presented Pelchat with a congratulatory citation from the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

“Carole’s work with the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, including her efforts with the Greater Haverhill chapter, has been nothing short of extraordinary,” said DiZoglio. “It has been a true honor and privilege knowing Carole, an advocate who has inspired me and countless others across the Commonwealth. I look greatly forward to continuing work alongside the League over the years to come.”

Lawrence’s 99Degrees Custom Recognized at State House

From left to right, State Representative Jeffrey N. Roy (D-Franklin), co-chair of the Manufacturing Caucus; State Representative Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen), member of the Manufacturing Caucus; and Brenna Schneider, founder and CEO of 99Degrees Custom

From left to right, State Representative Jeffrey N. Roy (D-Franklin), co-chair of the Manufacturing Caucus; State Representative Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen), member of the Manufacturing Caucus; and Brenna Schneider, founder and CEO of 99Degrees Custom

The Lawrence-based 99Degrees Custom was recognized at the Massachusetts State House as part of the 2st Annual Manufacturing Month Award Ceremony, honoring manufacturers across the Commonwealth.

99Degrees Custom is an apparel manufacturer, specializing in sewn and bonded sports and activewear. The company produces for leading and emerging brands that produce technical apparel for a number of markets including running, yoga, crossfit, cycling and rock climbing.

99Degrees Custom was nominated for this honor by State Representative Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen), a member of the legislature’s Manufacturing Caucus.

“It is an honor to receive this nomination and to reflect on the last few years,” said Brenna Schneider, founder and CEO of 99Degrees Custom. “I’m thankful for the continued local and state support which have helped to advance my vision and catalyze our growth. It is my team’s spirit of innovation and the energy in our rising immigrant city that motivate me to build a future for apparel manufacturing that will make the Merrimack Valley proud.”

“Local manufacturers like 99Degrees Custom are the backbone of our economy, in the Merrimack Valley and across the Commonwealth, and critical to ensuring job growth and creation,” said DiZoglio. “I was honored to nominate 99Degrees Custom, a sterling example of American ingenuity that provides jobs across a wide spectrum of the Massachusetts workforce, for this recognition.”