‘The business community already understands the challenge of climate change and is rapidly adopting energy-efficiency and renewable energy strategies,’ says Tom Burack, who stepped down on Jan. 2 after 10 years as the state’s Environmental Services commissioner.
‘To the extent the public sector is either sidelined by political gridlock or undermined by reactionary measures, it’s imperative for businesses and investors to stand up for the right things,’ says Joe Keefe, CEO of Pax World Investments.
‘If we’re going to help advance social change, then we have to work with the people who are going to advance that social change,’ says Gretchen Ki Steidle, founder of Portsmouth-based Global Grassroots.
Jack Middleton, shown here after receiving the Nixon-Zachos Award from the NH Bar Foundation in June, recently celebrated his 60th year as an attorney with the Manchester-based firm of McLane Middleton.
Fabiano Caruana, the 24-year-old, Brooklyn-raised chess champion who led the United States to victory in September at the Chess Olympiad in Azerbaijan, stopped by the Manchester Millyard a few weeks before the competition.
"Whether you’re in manufacturing or hospitality, it’s hard to find people with the skills you need," says Val Zanchuk, president of Graphicast in Jaffrey and a leading advocate for workforce development in New Hampshire.
‘‘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.