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Senator Hassan Announces Gray Chynoweth, CEO of Minim, as State of the Union Guest

Minim, a Manchester-Based Company, Supports Senator Hassan’s Efforts to Improve the Nation’s Supply Chain Resiliency and Competitiveness

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan announced today that she will host Gray Chynoweth, CEO of Minim, Inc., an innovative consumer technology business headquartered in Manchester, NH, as her virtual guest of honor for President Biden’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday, March 1. Founded in 1977 as a networking company, Minim now delivers intelligent connectivity products to protect and improve WiFi connections. Like many businesses across the country, Minim has experienced supply chain bottlenecks that have impacted its expenses and operations, and is working to enhance its operational resilience in part through partnerships with U.S.-based manufacturers.

“I am honored to host Gray Chynoweth as my virtual guest for this year’s State of the Union to help shine a spotlight on the need to strengthen supply chains so that we can support businesses in New Hampshire and across the country,” Senator Hassan said. “As Gray and his company have seen firsthand, depending on other countries for essential materials can create unnecessary challenges for businesses and stunt their ability to grow and thrive. That is why I am pushing for comprehensive legislation that will help address supply chain challenges by investing in American manufacturing and outcompeting China.”


“It is an honor to be Senator Hassan’s guest for the State of the Union, and I am grateful for her attention to the challenges that businesses like Minim face amid unprecedented supply chain disruptions,” said Chynoweth. “We need to create a more resilient economy that can better withstand the stress that can come from a public health crisis, climate change and political instability in other countries. I’ve been so encouraged to see Senator Hassan’s leadership on these challenges and the recognition that the US needs to revamp its industrial policy to enable its businesses to compete globally. Congress must turn its attention to these critical issues, and I appreciate Senator Hassan’s bipartisan efforts to pass the American competition package.”


Senator Hassan was one of the 22 original legislators who helped negotiate the bipartisan infrastructure package into law last year, securing investments for the country’s highways and ports that will help ease supply chain bottlenecks and strengthen the transportation of goods. Senator Hassan is currently working with her colleagues on compressive, bipartisan legislation to make major investments in American manufacturing, bring jobs back to America, and outcompete China. As part of the final package, Senator Hassan is working to include legislation to provide loans and grants to American companies that produce critical goods, such as semiconductors, military technology, medical devices, and solar panels.