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NHBR About Town: Charles Schwab

Walter W. Bettinger II, CEO of The Charles Schwab Corporation, is pictured with Mary Carroll Murphy, branch leader at Charles Schwab's branch in Nashua, the company's first independent branch location in the country.

NHBR About Town: The College Project

In late June, the NHHEAF Network Organizations' Center for College Planning, Keene State College and The College Board held an initiative called The College Project, a two-day conference on the campus of Keene State College. Thirty possible first-generation college students…

Q&A with Management consultant/author Michael Charney

Bedford-based writer, management consultant and book publisher Michael Charney claims to have never been that interested in politics. A small-government, moderate Republican, Charney tapped a latent, mid-life political passion when he embarked on a quest to gauge the social media…

Q&A with North Country attorney Paul Chant

Ask Paul Chant, the president-elect of the New Hampshire Association for Justice (formerly the New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association), about the recent documentary film, "Hot Coffee," and he'll tell you it's a story about why calls for so-called tort reform…

Q&A with SBA District Director Greta Johansson

If anybody can help New Hampshire's small businesses grow and flourish, it's Greta Johansson. Named the New Hampshire district director for the U.S. Small Business Administration a year ago -- succeeding longtime director Witmer Jones -- the former Connecticut resident…

Q&A with FairPoint President Patrick McHugh

Patrick C. McHugh, who represented FairPoint Communications as an attorney at Devine Millimet & Branch, became its New Hampshire president in November 2011, replacing Teresa Rosenberger, another former Devine attorney who returned to the firm. NHBR caught up with him…

Q&A with former Unitil executive George Gantz

George Gantz stepped down April 1 as senior vice president for Unitil Corp., the Hampton-based electric and gas utility he worked for since 1983. NHBR caught up with him at the end of March. Q. Where were you during the…

Q&A with Public education advocate Bill Duncan

Bill Duncan didn't plan on becoming a citizen activist. The former software entrepreneur and U.S. Naval Academy graduate had looked forward to spending a lot of retirement time on a few pursuits, including more time practicing his fiddle playing. Duncan,…

Q&A with Former state securities chief Mark Connolly

Mark Connolly, former director of the New Hampshire Bureau of Securities Regulation, resigned in January 2011, saying that aspects of the multimillion-dollar Financial Resources Mortgage Ponzi scheme scandal were covered up. He has since gone on to write "Cover-Up: One…

Q&A with N.H. AFL-CIO President Mark MacKenzie

The agenda of the leadership of the New Hampshire Legislature has been called pro-business. But critics, such as New Hampshire AFL-CIO President Mark MacKenzie, view much of that agenda as anti-worker. MacKenzie recently discussed his concerns and his own organization's…

Q&A with Community college chancellor Ross Gittell

For the past two decades, University of New Hampshire economist Ross Gittell has been on a research quest to understand and decipher the diverse New Hampshire economy. But on Feb. 1, Gittell makes a dramatic career change from scholar and…

Q&A with brand maven Steve Grasse

As a longtime ad executive and head of Quaker City Mercantile, Steve Grasse doesn't just market brands; he creates them. Hendrick's Gin? That was his brainchild, as was Sailor Jerry rum, launched after he purchased the estate of the influential…

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