In Their Own Words

George O. Reagan, Housing Awareness Program Administrator, New Hampshire Housing

New Hampshire Housing promotes, finances and supports affordable housing so hardworking Granite State residents can live where they work and play. We believe that the programs and services we provide can be a valuable resource to Stay, Work, Play and the young professionals they serve. We know that young professionals in their 20’s and 30’s represent a mobile workforce so having a diverse supply of housing that is attractive and affordable will play a role in where they choose to live. As such, young professionals play a vital role as authentic messengers about the importance of housing in attracting and retaining a skilled workforce that, in turn, supports a strong and diverse economy.


For Eversource, investing in Stay Work Play was an easy decision. As a company, we perform better when the economy of New Hampshire is growing and expanding. There is no better way to ensure our economy continues to grow and expand than by ensuring the state’s workforce is healthy and vibrant. Stay Work Play, through its efforts to attract and retain young workers, is a critical ingredient to building our state’s workforce and we are pleased to support their efforts.

Dyn Inc.

We can think of no better way to ensure the success of our NH economy and communities tomorrow than to make sure we’re attracting and retaining NH talent today.

Amanda Grappone Osmer, Chief Operations Officer, Grappone Automotive Group

Grappone Automotive chooses to support Stay Work Play because we believe that strong communities make for strong and successful businesses. We’ve enjoyed partnering with local colleges and universities to give students an opportunity to experience our business fi rsthand. Several students have ended up joining our team full time, and they all bring an important, fresh perspective to our 88-year-old organization. The work that Stay Work Play is doing really is so valuable to a company like ours, which continues to grow and is always looking for top talent.

Betsy Gardella, President and Chief Executive Officer, New Hampshire Public Radio

Stay Work Play focuses on a critical segment of New Hampshire Public Radio’s audience – those who discovered public radio as ‘back seat listeners’! As it happens, yesterday’s back seat listeners are today’s millennial generation – news and information consumers who love shows like Morning Edition, Marketplace and Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. So NHPR supports Stay Work Play’s goal of encouraging young workers to stay and listen in New Hampshire. The quality of our culture, as a state and as a station, will be affected by the percentage of young people who call New Hampshire home. We are grateful that Stay Work Play is leading the way, and we’re honored to support them.