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Behind any finished product, there’s almost always a lot of hard work.
Elana Baron chuckles as she recalls her selection of Vermont Law School when embarking on her legal career.
Kendra Carter sees life in shades of possibilities. Routines can often seem predictable and linear, but they don’t have to be, she has come to realize.
Travis C. Kumph shuns conversation about himself but lights up when he talks about his travels to Nicaragua and Peru and the important work being done in housing projects in impoverished regions of those countries through his nonprofit organization.
It’s not as if Dr. Lance Miller blindly threw a dart at a map, hit Keene, and decided that’s where he wanted to raise a family, open an orthodontics practice, give back to his church and community, even ski a little.
Alona Florenz’s wanted to be an English teacher. She loved literature; it was her passion. And, as with most everything in her life, she worked hard and succeeded sharing this love with others.
Art and innovation don’t always go hand in hand.
Jahdiel Torres-Cabá loves helping people.
Fittingly for an architect, aesthetic appeal was part of what
Maggie Rice is a people person.
Esther Ruth Holland Rhoades had her “a-ha” moment on a bus full of schoolchildren somewhere in the Midwest. The New England native was 17 and on her way to a national “Future Problem Solving” competition when she struck up a seemingly mundane conversation with a few 3rd- or 4th-graders.
"I got a free ice cream cone watching ‘The Yellow Submarine’ on the top of a parking garage in Burlington, Vermont,” recalls Richard French, founder and president of The Works Bakery Café. His recollection is of an event hosted by Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream in their very early days when the…
My job was to sit with kids and say: So, what are you going to do with your life?” describes Susan Silk, who worked for years as a career counselor at The Cheshire Career Center (CCC) in Keene. CCC is a regional career and technical education center that serves students from Fall Mountain, K…
There’s a saying that entrepreneurs need 10,000 cups of coffee to get to the right number of people to network with — and to create the community — to be successful.
Minding Your Business
Usually when I begin a column I’m confident in the direction it will lead. But there are times when the research takes you down unexpected paths.
In the year’s first column I, like many pontificators, typically dust off the old crystal ball and this year will be no different.
In my January column, I assessed the potential implications of the pending Trump Administration. In it, I described Mr. Trump as a fraud who has only a passing acquaintance with the truth. I think it’s safe to say that has turned out to be a reasonably good description of the first 10 months…
Whether it pertains to a state, county or town, I view regional development like any product challenge: the goal is to “sell” more of it. An effective “main street” strategy should continually attract people from both within and outside of the community.
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The Business Next Door
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Hints from Helaine
The Green Scene
Ever since I was 10 years old, I’ve been known as “The Green Up Girl.” I grew up in a small Vermont town and each year, on the first Saturday of May, our state would celebrate “Green Up Day” — a day when everyone would come together in their community to walk up and down each road, river and…
Every office relies on good lighting to enhance productivity, light workspaces, effectively sell and create products and so much more. Yet, the cost of lighting can account for up to 25-35 percent of a business’ energy cost, so the bulb you choose can have a big impact on your bottom-line.
How often do you eat out at a restaurant with business associates and find that you can’t finish eating the whole meal? Are you someone who wastes the food — or do you bring it home (quietly) in what we call “the doggie bag”?
It doesn’t matter what season we’re in — fall, winter, spring or summer — having living plants surround us at work can bring many benefits. For many workers, having green space is hard to come by; offices and cubicles can often be gray and uninviting.
If you are like most business owners or hiring managers, you dread the idea of embarking on the recruitment and selection process of a new employee. It can be overwhelming, with lots of steps, and worst of all, uncertainty about whether your decision will be the right one. Despite a lot of e…
Many of us get to the stage in our business lives where we like to think about retirement. When I founded my practice in 2001, retirement wasn’t even a consideration. In the past 16 years, more than 100 clients depended upon me to provide their human resource, safety, training, compliance, a…
Facebook is free, and it’s a great business marketing tool. Why on earth would you pay to use it?
Being socially responsible has unexpected benefits.
Main Street 2.0
When people talk about downtown Keene, they use words like “vibrant,” and “vital.”
A small New Hampshire downtown fights back rising tide of online shopping, absentee landlords and years of Main Street vacancies
While Webster might associate “malaise” with depression, dejection and good old ennui, Marlborough’s Malaise is having quite the opposite effect.
It’s all about the bones. The bones of the old buildings in Bellows Falls, Vermont. That’s what’s bringing back this town in Windham County that went through some bumps, scrapes and bruises for almost 100 years.