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Create Better Communities with the Monitor

Hi, I’m Allie, audience engagement editor for the Concord Monitor, and I’m heading up a new initiative called the reader advisory board. The Monitor has been serving its communities through local reporting for more than 150 years, and to do that even better for the next hundred years we need to find the right balance […]

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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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Be the Change, Be a Voice for Young People

The Problem Living in New Hampshire where the average age is 43 (the second oldest state in the U.S.), I have been the youngest person in many of the rooms I walk into. Sometimes I think this dynamic keeps me feeling young even as I creep into my mid-thirties. More often though, the position of […]

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Cultivating Diversity

Diversity, equity and inclusion, or DEI, has been a hot button top of discussion in workplaces, exacerbated by the current events surrounding racial injustice. As our organization works towards our mission to attract and retain more young people to New Hampshire, Stay Work Play is committed to make the state a more welcoming, inclusive and just place for people of […]

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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 […]

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Rooted in NH: A Conversation with Tim Pipp from Beeze Tees

Manchester can feel like a big, small town. In fact, I often hear that the proverbial seven degrees of separation are closer to at least two or three. My boss was in the inaugural Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program (10kSB for short) along with Tim Pipp, owner and founder of Beeze Tees, a screen […]

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Part 2: (More) NH Small Businesses Showing Resilience During Pandemic

In my last article I wrote about multiple New Hampshire businesses showing resilience during the coronavirus pandemic, including the New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association,  BerryDunn, and Silvertech. Today I share with you some additional stories of the adaptation and evolution occurring at businesses all around the Granite State. Aisling Organic Cosmetics As an eCommerce, online-only […]

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NH Small Businesses Showing Resilience During Pandemic

The events in which our state finds itself must not have been imagined by General John Stark when he coined the phrase “live free or die” in 1809. As I write these words, most Granite Staters are restricting their movements (among other behaviors) in an attempt to prevent the same death about which Stark wrote. […]