NH Young Professionals Networks Unite!

There’s college, and there’s the Chamber of Commerce, and somewhere in between, the next generation’s workforce has to find its place in the world. Here in New Hampshire, organizations like Stay Work Play are leading the charge. Born out of an initiative to keep young professionals here in NH to help the state’s economy continue […]


A White Mountain Work Day: Planning Ahead

Picture this: Waking up at 6AM to the sound of crickets and birds, having a nutritious breakfast, and setting out on an hour-long adventure of your choice.Take a quick hike, mountain bike ride, play 9 holes, ski a few runs, or do a few personal errands all before opening that first email around 9AM.As technology […]


People are buying houses in the Sunapee area!

Whoa, another fantastic month for home sales! This past August 2012 there were 62 home sales in the Sunapee Region which is 58.9% higher than it was in August 2011 (39 home sales). The median sales price is actually up $17,500 to $197,500 when compared to August 2011. Home sales from January until the end […]


Live Free and Hike Goes Kayaking

Jill and I have been saying for a while that we wanted to try kayaking. We see kayaks on the roofs of cars all the time. It seems as though everyone has one nowadays. Also, I’ve read a lot of blogs with trip reports regarding kayaking and it looks like so much fun. So, we […]


From Chicago to Keene: Here’s why….

When I found out I was moving to New England I began looking for the best place to raise my family. We decided on Keene, NH because of the school system and we loved the access to the great outdoors. Keene also had a vibrant small town community with many of the resources and infrastructure […]


Monadnock-nock. Who’s there?

A wise man once told me I was responsible as an interpreter to build a mutual respect between nature and visitors, at Monadnock State Park, this is something I do not take lightly. To personify Monadnock is impossible, but to understand it’s varied personalities and respect its trails and natural splendors is of great importance. […]


Job Hunting and Want to Wow Potential Employers?

Seven Tips for Recent College Grads to Stand Out 1. Brand yourself: As a job seeker, you must have a brand. What are your skills, personal traits that you want to highlight to potential employers? The more you can articulate your skills to potential employers that demonstrate the value you will bring to their company the better.  […]

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One delicious business plan!

Tell us a little bit about Finesse Pastries and how you got started? Finesse Pastries is a French patisserie located at 968 Elm Street in Manchester, one block from City Hall.We offer our customers traditional French breakfast pastries, desserts, cakes, breads and other sweets.Growing up, I was a chubby kids who always loved sweets.Later in […]

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Corinna’s Five Favorite Apps

In today’s world if it takes more than a minute to load it’s too long. This tech movement is only enabled by the incredible apps that are available on mobile devices now! My iPhone is practically an extension of my right hand, not to mention I am glued to my computer, and contemplating surrendering to […]


A chat with Allison Grappone…

Allison Grappone. NH native. Young Professional. Entrepreneur. Super nice person. What would you consider to be the most rewarding part of being an entrepreneur?  Having an opportunity to create something from scratch is exhilarating. The produce will only be as good as the thought, passion and expertise I put into it. Did you think you […]