‘‘Whenever you’re doing something that’s never been done before, it’s not easy,’ says Dan Karr founder of ValChoice, the first online platform that enables consumers to find out which auto insurance companies offer the best value.
‘We have an ongoing level of consolidation within the financial services industry that has been a concern to me for some time,’ says Jerry Little, the state’s new banking commissioner.
‘The most emphatic position that I’ve taken since becoming consumer advocate is staunch opposition to the idea of forcing electric consumers to double down on natural gas for paying for 20 years of firm pipeline capacity,’ says Public Utilities Commission Consumer Advocate Donald Kreis.
Barbara Van Dahlen, center, founder of the Campaign to Change Direction, with Peter Evers, left, of Concord-based Riverbend Community Health, and former NH Supreme Court Chief Justice John Broderick, co-chair of the statewide effort to teach people to be aware of the five signs of emotional suffering.
“The keys to university-level business education are ‘innovation, impact and engagement, and I think we are doing well on all three,” says Deborah Merrill-Sands, dean of UNH’s Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics.
Dianne Carter, owner of New England Uncorked, has made it her mission to fight the stigma about the region’s wines.
‘I try to be very clear that we want to do what’s best for the whole industry,’ says Kate Epsen, director of the NH Clean Tech Council.
‘There has been a fundamental shift in the way that brands relate with their customers,’ says branding consultant and author Simon Mainwaring.
When it comes to meeting infrastructure needs, ‘many states have been struggling for too long due to budget limitations,’ says Victoria Sheehan, commissioner of the NH Department of Transportation.
More people are buying locally made products because they are looking for ‘authentic experiences,’ says Alice Pearce, executive director of NH Made, the organization that promotes and markets New Hampshire-made goods and services.