A farewell from NH Business Review’s publisher to our readers

The pleasure’s been mine

My personal journey is taking a turn as I begin to pack up my office and attempt to organize my computer files in a way someone else can understand. After two incredibly rewarding decades as publisher of NH Business Review and the other publications that make up McLean Communications, I am hitting the road to become CEO of Girls Inc. NH. Every shred of experience will be put to work in this new role and the greater good component of this new adventure feels right. The search for a new leader of McLean Communications is underway. Stay tuned for more about that from the Yankee Publishing CEO, Jamie Trowbridge, in the near future.

There is only one NH Business Review in this great state of ours. Without fail, each issue leaves me feeling more connected to the business community and grateful for the opportunity to be the conduit of business news you may not otherwise know about. I want to thank you, our readers, for your loyalty and curiosity about what makes New Hampshire tick. Our readers, advertisers and event sponsors allow NH Business Review to maintain our unique role in the state’s media mix. I’ve always appreciated your decisions to support our endeavors over the years. We work hard to earn your trust.

The fun we’ve had with events like our BOB (Best of Business) Awards, Powered by Women, Outstanding Women in Business and Business Excellence Awards have given me the chance to meet formidable business leaders and up-and-comers who are on their way to making their mark. I will continue to value these relationships and will keep an eye on the exciting business scene.

New businesses start up every day and some of our mainstays just keep on prospering by bending and stretching to meet today’s standards with workforce, technology and customer satisfaction. This never gets old!

The team here at McLean Communications is nothing short of amazing. What we get done with the number of people we have feels near miraculous. The goal has always been to over-deliver and to leave those who do business with us feeling like they’ve made a great decision.

I came into publishing from the business side of the operation and have found myself thankful for the editorial talent that Jeff Feingold brings to this publication. He makes it look easy along with his small, capable team of Bob Sanders and Liisa Rajala. NHBR is a concise, thorough, balanced review of the New Hampshire business scene. The Daily News Browser is an invaluable tool to thousands of executives, and our specialty products provide you with resources that can help your business grow. That will remain unchanged.

So onward I go to a new challenge that will tap into new opportunities to help enrich the lives of New Hampshire girls and young women by adopting the “Strong, Smart and Bold” credo of Girls Inc. Couldn’t we all be just a little stronger, smarter and bolder as we evolve? I’m certainly going to give it my best shot, and I’ll continue to lean on NHBR for some of the “smarter” part. Wishing you all a prosperous new year.

Sharron McCarthy, president and publisher of McLean Communications for 21 years, will be taking over as CEO of Girls Inc. NH on Jan. 6, 2020.

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