Econ development summit says ‘Yes’

Productivity and the power of positive thinking are inextricably linked in the global economy, according to Paul Boynton, author of “Begin With Yes” and keynote speaker at the 15th annual New Hampshire Economic Development Summit, to take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 1 at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester. “The world’s most successful entrepreneurs have all discovered that whatever you focus your attention on is what you attract into your life,” said Boynton. “Thinking happy, productive and positive thoughts leads to the type of bottom line results that make the difference between a good idea and a Fortune 500 company. It sounds simple, but those who’ve mastered this philosophy swear to its effectiveness not only in the boardroom but in life.”Boynton, an award-winning human services chief executive who has been recognized for distinguished service and excellence in nonprofit management, published “Begin With Yes” last year and embraces its message, donating 10 percent of all book sales to nonprofits. A personal coach, corporate consultant, and motivational speaker with degrees in social work and counseling, Boynton writes a regular New Hampshire Business Review column hosts a weekly television talk show on Manchester cable. Presented by the NH Division of Economic Development in cooperation with Public Service of New Hampshire, Sales Protocol and media sponsor NHBR, the summit also will feature three panel discussions – “Innovation and Inspiration — the New Hampshire Entrepreneur,” “Look Beyond the Label – Workplace Inclusion Makes Perfect Business Sense” and “Keeping It Young – Youth Retention in the Granite State.” “We really wanted this year’s event to demonstrate that New Hampshire’s economy remains vibrant, strong and creative,” said New Hampshire Division of Economic Development Interim Director Roy Duddy. “We are well positioned for growth both in-state and in terms of business attraction, so why not accentuate the positive and showcase some excellent programs and people?”For the third consecutive year, Scott Spradling of The Spradling Group will serve as guest emcee of the daylong event, which also will feature the “Commissioner’s Awards for Economic Development Excellence.”Songwriter/musician Jim Tyrrell, who recently released his third full-length album, “Onward to Yesterday,” will perform throughout the day at the Summit.Admission is free but is limited to the first 200 people. To register, contact Leslie Sherman at — NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS REVIEW

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