“Boomerang” Spotlight: Jonathan Noury-Elliard

Name: Jonathan Noury-Elliard Current City/Town: Concord Native City/Town: Meredith Tell us a little about yourself. I own NH Rocks. After moving back to New Hampshire I have gone “all in” and am currently using my business to help improve the experience of living and visiting here. I am also a Board member of Fusion, the […]


“Boomerang” Spotlight: Michael Marchand

Name: Michael Marchand Current City/Town: Goffstown Native City/Town: Goffstown Tell us a little about yourself. I currently work at Enel Green Power in Andover, MA. I’m an analyst for the energy trading team where we are leading the growth of renewable energy in the US. On the side, I help my wife in her adventure […]


“Boomerang” Spotlight: Natalie Taylor

Name: Natalie Taylor Current City/Town: Meredith Native City/Town: Derry Tell us a little about yourself. I moved back to New Hampshire last year to open my business Artisan Eyewear in Meredith. I’m an independent optician and love being an entrepreneur. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences from the University of Rhode Island […]


“Boomerang” Spotlight: Mike Giacomo

Name: Mike Giacomo Current City/Town: Keene Native City/Town: Nelson Tell us a little about yourself. I’m a chemical engineer at Markem-Imaje, where I support ink manufacturing operations. In the community, I am the president of Keene Young Professionals Network, I moonlight as a pub trivia host and have volunteer emceed for a number of non-profit […]


Meet Local Leader Chris Rice of Rochester

Here on the Stay Work Play NH blog, we’re celebrating young leaders all over the state — and we have a lot to celebrate! Last fall, New Hampshire saw a boost in young people taking office at the state level. In fact, 42 of our representatives are under 40 years old. You’ll get to meet […]


“Boomerang” Spotlight: Lauren Getts

Name: Lauren Getts Current City/Town: Manchester Native City/Town: Weare Tell us a little about yourself. I am the Director of Marketing and Communications at the Greater Manchester Chamber, and have been with the organization for just about 5 years now. I love that my role gives me a behind-the-scenes look at businesses within the Manchester […]

A real-life friendship train!  Photo credit to Molly Noyce Paré

Making Friends on the Adult Playground

Humans are social animals, this is an undeniable truth. As we get older and we are no longer living in the social incubator of a school environment, it becomes harder to satisfy our need for social interaction. A social purgatory emerges for young people during this time–I am referring to the period that exists between […]


“Boomerang” Spotlight: Corey Hoyt

Name: Corey Hoyt Current City/Town: Laconia Native City/Town: Laconia Tell us a little about yourself. Earlier this year, I joined Mainstay Technologies as the Marketing & Communications Manager after nearly a decade of marketing experience in higher education. The transition to the IT and Information Security services industry has been really rewarding and intellectually challenging, […]


That Special Spark: Makerspaces

What is a Makerspace? A space that is open for people to learn and create in, typically through membership or classes, while having access to equipment, tools, knowledge, and resources to make with. These spaces allow artists, inventors, and entrepreneurs to dream up big ideas and have a shared space to execute them in, without […]


Scenic Pancakes

Today’s blog post might not come as an impressive, innovative new restaurant to those of you who have lived in New Hampshire your whole lives. However, sometimes restaurants are popular tourist destinations for good reason, and Polly’s Pancake Parlor is always a good idea. Let’s talk about the view, shall we? Unless you planned on […]