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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 […]

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What’s a Charrette?

Two years ago, I was interviewing for an internship with the Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast. The director at the time was telling me about the organization’s workforce housing design charrettes. A what? What’s a charrette? Luckily, it was a phone interview, so I whip open my laptop and quickly Google “charrette” while […]

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Go North, Young Man

Around here we’re used to encouraging Granite Staters to “Stay, Work [and] Play” in New Hampshire. Ranked towards the top of the United States in terms of safety, health and quality of life, NH’s virtues speak for themselves (while rendering our sales pitch a little easier in the process). But no marketing campaign, however effective, […]

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Meet Sarah – Stay Work Play’s Newest Insider’s Guide Intern

Hello everyone! My name is Sarah and I’ll be working on some regional guides of all the cool and fun things there are to do in New Hampshire for Stay Work Play – so if you’ve got anything in your area I should know about, let me know! Right now I’m a senior at the […]