New Hampshire Gives a . . . . . . . . LOT!

As I was finishing dinner on Sunday night with some neighbors, I received a call directly from my CEO.  He had flown in from London that day and would be flying back out to Aruba, where our holdings company is located, on Monday. Our Beacon Worldwide team primary resides outside of the United States due […]


More Than Meets the Eye

I hosted a focus group of Lakes Region young professionals a few months ago to learn about why they live here and what the experience has been like for them. One thing we discussed is that many people (including people who have lived here a long time) think there is not much going on in […]


The “Coolest Company” in NH that you probably haven’t heard of….

For our partnership with Business NH Magazine on the Rising Stars Awards, this year we awarded the “Coolest Mid-Sized Company” to the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) based in Portsmouth, NH. They’re “the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource, helping practitioners develop and advance their careers and organizations manage and […]


Growth through Portsmouth enthusiasm!

We asked Gus & Ruby Letterpress in Portsmouth why their shop and their NH customers are so important to them, and we also asked them to share a few of their popular products right now…. The real focus for us at Gus & Ruby is to provide our customers and clients with a truly unique […]


People rule.

Sometimes people make me crazy, but I’d say for the most part….. people are awesome. I was reminded of peoples awesomeness last week, here’s what happened. A friend of mine has cancer. I’ve known him since 4th grade and his twin sister is my BFF, so he is someone that has always been a part of […]


Give a Year. Change the World.

My name is Ricardo Esquivias and I served as a corps member at City Year New Hampshire in 2010-2011and as a team leader in 2011-2012.In my two years of service, I’ve learned that every young person has the potential to change the world.Whether working one-on-one with a student, facilitating a reading group or doing community […]


The calm before the Sandy

I’m currently sitting on the couch with Yaz at my feet- we are braving the storm together (yes I’m cutting it close to my deadline, but YOLO, right?!) The past two weeks for me were stereotypical “New Hampshire”, and I’m not mad in the least. Raking, bonfire, politics, bonfire, raking. Unintentionally palindromic, intentionally awesome. This […]


New Hampshire’s Great White(s)

“Not all who wander are lost” –J.R.R. Tolkien Some of my earliest memories of visits to New Hampshire are predominantly about hiking.When my family would vacation here, we would go to my grandparent’s house in Center Sandwich.Of course we went to the Sandwich fair, which was a blast again this year, and then there was […]


Announcing the Young Professional of the Year!

Laura Jacobi, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Secretary, Lake Sunapee Bank How does it feel to have been nominated for and won the Young Professional of the Year award? It is rewarding to have the work you have done not only professionally but in the community and as a […]

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