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Doing Good New Hampshire with Jen Adams of Fierce Spirit Fitness

This week I had the opportunity to speak with Jen Adams, the owner of Fierce Spirit Fitness, the co-founder of Coaching NH, and a certified trainer, life coach, health coach, and fitness/nutrition specialist.  Jen was born and raised in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.  When I asked her why she decided to stay, work, […]

Doing Good New Hampshire with Melina Baker

This week I had the privilege of speaking with Melina Baker, the Executive Director of the Pemi Youth Center in Plymouth, NH. Melina was born and raised in Attleboro, Massachusetts and graduated from Bridgewater State University, and earned her masters in Human Services Leadership from Plymouth State University.  While in college she would escape up […]

Ashley Marand Iwanicki, Owner Collective Studios

SPOTLIGHT: Ashley Marand Iwanicki, Collective Studios

Have you ever had a dream that inspired you to take massive, move-across-the-country, action? I don’t think I’m just speaking for myself when I say those types of dreams typically stay in my bed and are quickly brushed off.  But that’s exactly what happened for Ashley Marand Iwanicki, owner of one of New Hampshire’s newest […]

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Doing Good NH with Katie Barnfield

This week I spoke with Katie Barnfield of Hampstead. Katie is a special education teacher in Concord, and the President and Founder of Aubrielle’s Hope, a non-profit that provides financial aid to NH families who lose a child five years and younger.  Katie was born and raised in Londonderry, and although not a huge fan […]

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Doing Good New Hampshire with Whitney Vachon

This week I had the pleasure of speaking with Whitney Vachon! Whitney was born and raised in Laconia, NH and now lives in Franklin, NH. Growing up Whitney was very active in the school community, but decided to leave New Hampshire and live in the Detroit, Michigan area. After a year away, New Hampshire was […]

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NH Opportunities Knock as the Granite State Reopens

Writing about different economic opportunities at a time when the coronavirus plagues the world and debates about racial inequality consume the country is a task as intimidating as it is daunting. 2020 Projections 2020 was always supposed to be a challenging year, but not at a level so severe. In fact the Congressional Budget Office […]

A couple of bona fide young people having fun at Taco Tuesday with the Workforce Housing Coalition!

Housing Policy with a Side of Beer, Please!

It is autumn in New Hampshire. The temperatures are cooling, pumpkin spice is back, and we are in the thick of conference season! I attend a fair amount of conferences and other events for work and, not surprisingly, I am often the youngest person in the room. Is this because young people don’t care or […]


Freelancing as a Firewall

Mark Twain once said that “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Apparently the Congressional Budget Office didn’t get the memo. The Congressional Budget Office recently updated their 10-year deficit projections. They estimate that “federal debt held by the public is projected to grow steadily, from 79 percent of GDP in […]

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20 of the Nation’s Fastest Growing Companies Call NH Home

Every year Inc. releases a guide featuring the 5,000 fastest-growing privately held companies in America. This year 20 of them call New Hampshire home. In this blog post, I wanted to put a spotlight on the heights of entrepreneurial endeavor being climbed around the Granite State: Akumina – #153 – Sells bespoke software that helps […]