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Q&A with State Librarian Michael York

‘Librarians see the potential libraries have to change things, but the political world moves very slowly, and it’s affected by so many things,’ says Michael York, New Hampshire’s state librarian.
October 13, 2017

Q&A with BEA Commissioner Taylor Caswell

‘Small government helps find solutions, and we really need to get back to that approach,’ says Taylor Caswell, commissioner of the recently created Department of Business and Economic Affairs.
September 29, 2017

Q&A with Goodwin Community Health CEO Janet Laatsch

Janet Laatsch, CEO of Goodwin Community Health in Somersworth is helping to oversee the merger of her organization with Portsmouth-based Families First Health & Support Center.
September 15, 2017

Q&A with foreign policy expert and author Elmira Bayrasli

‘Opportunity is not abundant around the world, but talent is something we all have,’ says Elmira Bayrasli, author of ‘From The Other Side of the World: Extraordinary Entrepreneurs.’
September 1, 2017

Q&A with Northern Forest Center President Rob Riley

‘The New Hampshire North Country is part of a broader four-state region that is complicated and dynamic,’ says Rob Riley, president of the Concord-based Northern Forest Center, which focuses on economic development in the northern forest areas of New York, Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire.
August 18, 2017

Q&A with nonprofit leader and activist Robert Egger

Nonprofits ‘are major job creators, and they need to tell people about that. We’re an essential part of the economic ecosystem,’ says Robert Egger, founder of DC Central Kitchen and L.A. Kitchen.
August 4, 2017

Q&A with Administrative Services Commissioner Charlie Arlinghaus

‘I’m someone who’s interested in policy and operations of state government, someone who analyzes policies of state government and wants to make them better,’ says Charlie Arlinghaus, newly appointed as commissioner of the NH Department of Administrative Services.
July 21, 2017

Q&A with Dartmouth President Emeritus James Wright

‘I don’t like to hear talk of putting “boots on the ground.” We’re not sending in shoe leather, we’re sending in sons and daughters,’ says James Wright, former president of Dartmouth College and author of the book, ‘Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation And Its War.’
July 6, 2017

Q&A with Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley

‘I do believe that you can protect the environment while you have reasonable economic growth,’ says Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley.
June 23, 2017

Q&A with local food impresario Keith Sarasin

‘Part of the paramount experience of a farmers dinner is getting to meet your farmer,’ says Keith Sarasin, whose The Farmers dinner has community dinners using all locally sourced products.
June 9, 2017

Q&A with Office of Energy and Planning Director Myles Matteson

Governor Sununu picked Myles Matteson to head the state Office of Energy and Planning, with the goal of restructuring it as the Office of Strategic Initiative, a kind of government think tank.
May 24, 2017

Knowledge Institute CEO Deborah Osgood

As the economy evolves, says Deborah Osgood, CEO of the Exeter-based Knowledge Institute, self-employment will become an essential way for people to make a living.
May 12, 2017

Q&A with golf executive Joanne Flynn

Newly proposed changes to the rules of golf are ‘geared toward having people enjoy the game and have an opportunity to play,’ says Joanne Flynn, director of golf operations at Windham Country Club.
April 28, 2017

Q&A with Economist and author Heather Boushey

Work flexibility ‘improves the bottom line as well as productivity,’ says Heather Boushey, author of ‘Finding Time: The Economics of Work-Life Conflict.’
April 14, 2017

Q&A with attorney Ovide Lamontagne

Public service ‘is a natural extension of how we’re trained as individuals who learn about the law — how it’s enacted and also what it means from a public policy point of view,’ says attorney Ovide Lamontagne.
March 31, 2017
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