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Doing Good NH with Jessica DellaValla

This week I had the pleasure of speaking with Jess DellaValla of Jackson. Jess is the Director of Project SUCCEED, a 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Before and Afterschool Program in the Conway School District. She is a Consultant with DellaValla Group, which provides facilitation to groups, as well as guidance, goal-setting, and problem-solving […]

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Meet Local Leader Zachary Koehler of Dover

Here on the Stay Work Play blog, we’re celebrating young leaders across the state who have stepped up to participate in the political process! “Meet Local Leader…” is a series highlighting the people under forty who are leading their communities at the local level! Meet Zachary Koehler! Zak is a Senior Software Engineer at Liberty […]

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Conservation Commission: Meet Member Brett Gagnon

The state’s natural environment and many outdoor recreational amenities are a magnet for young people. Stay Work Play supports measures to protect these irreplaceable natural and recreational amenities and the economic benefits they make possible. New Hampshire puts forth legislation to conserve the environment; the 2020 Outdoor Recreation Legislation describes some of what is happening […]

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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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Meet Local Leader Lovey Roundtree Oliff of Exeter

Here on the Stay Work Play blog, we’re celebrating young leaders across the state who have stepped up to participate in the political process! “Meet Local Leader…” is a series highlighting the people under forty (or close enough) who are leading their communities at the local level! Meet Lovey! Lovey Roundtree Oliff was born in […]

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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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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. […]

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 […]

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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 […]