The Little Hospital That Could: CEO of Cottage Hospital Is Determined to Make a Big Impact
Aug30

The Little Hospital That Could: CEO of Cottage Hospital Is Determined to Make a Big Impact

As the chief executive officer of Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, Maria Ryan wears a lot of hats — financial adviser, advocate, mentor and more — but one of her favorite roles is visiting with patients in the hospital. “My meeting schedule is like a hamster wheel, but if I have five minutes sometimes I’ll just go and ask permission to go in and meet patients,” Ryan said during a recent interview. “And it just fills my heart.” In fact,...

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From the Editor: A Loyal Following

As our world spins toward what seems an ever more uncertain future, the people and places that offer stability and familiarity can be a source of real comfort. And if these places also are a source of real comfort food, well, so much the better. Lou’s Restaurant and Bakery, a staple of Hanover’s South Main Street for 70 years and the subject of this month’s cover story by contributor Lynn Luczkowski, is just such a place. Opened on...

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People in Business: August 2017
Jul28

People in Business: August 2017

Daniel Emanuele, of Hartland, has joined Mascoma Savings Bank as senior vice president and head of its new Private Banking department. Emanuele has 29 years of professional banking experience as a portfolio manager, risk manager, commercial relationship manager and private banking manager and holds the certified wealth strategist designation from Cannon Financial Institute. In his new position, Emanuele will work with clients on their...

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Company News: August 2017
Jul28

Company News: August 2017

Longtime Canoe Club bartender Daniel Levitt, along with Tuck School of Business executives Daniella Reichstetter and Curt Welling, have purchased the Hanover restaurant from owner John Chapin. Reichstetter is the executive director of entrepreneurship at Tuck’s Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship and Welling is a senior fellow with Tuck’s Center for Business, Government and Society and a former business executive. The Canoe...

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The HR Pro: Managing Major Workplace Changes
Jul28

The HR Pro: Managing Major Workplace Changes

“People don’t resist change,” pioneering organizational theorist Richard Beckhard said. “They resist being changed.” Beckhard’s words ring true for anyone who has been through a significant life or career change that is not of his or her choosing. When such a change is imposed on people, they tend to resist much more strongly than if they initiate the change themselves. A change of leadership at an organization, for example, can be...

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Chamber Profile: Vermont Native Brings Expertise, Enthusiasm to Hanover
Jul28

Chamber Profile: Vermont Native Brings Expertise, Enthusiasm to Hanover

Tracy Hutchins brings decades of experience to her new role as executive director of the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce. The Derby, Vt., native headed up the Souhegan Chamber of Commerce in Amherst, N.H., before beginning her new position in the Upper Valley on May 1. “I had been in the chamber world for three years and before that spent 10 years working in downtown revitalization with two separate Main Street programs,” Hutchins...

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The Exit Interview: William Craig
Jul28

The Exit Interview: William Craig

William Craig has worn many hats in his career. The Thetford Center resident is a lecturer in creative and college writing at Dartmouth College, and the author of Yankee Come Home: On the Road from San Juan Hill to Guantanamo. A former Valley News writer and editor, he’s also a jazz and rock bassist and avid motorcyclist. On June 1, he was elected board president of the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society, which operates the Co-op...

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SCORE Stories: Local Landmark Lou’s Celebrates 70 Years
Jul28

SCORE Stories: Local Landmark Lou’s Celebrates 70 Years

“Great food, fabulous staff and tradition are what keep me coming here about three or four times a week for the last 20 years,” said Hafiz Shabazz, who was seated at the counter on a recent visit to Lou’s Restaurant and Bakery in Hanover. That, in a nutshell, is why Shabazz, an adjunct assistant professor at Dartmouth College, is among the throngs of locals and visitors who have frequented this popular hangout since it began serving...

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Women and Business: Professional Organizers Help Clients Put Everything In Its Place
Jul28

Women and Business: Professional Organizers Help Clients Put Everything In Its Place

There’s a reason why home-improvement television shows are so popular: At the end of the episode the house in question is neat as a pin. There isn’t one item out of place. The hallway is not cluttered with boxes. A 1980s exercise bike doesn’t sit idle and dusty in the master bedroom. The bathroom vanity is not littered with bottles and jars and half-empty, capless tubes of toothpaste. In a word, the homes are organized, and who...

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Career Coach: Your Success Likely Depends on People You Don’t Know — Yet

I am writing this article with an assumption that you want to grow in your career. It is impossible for you to accomplish this without other people. These people could be collaborators, teammates, customers, suppliers, bosses, advisors, mentors, family, friends and most likely people you do not yet know. Yes, you read that correctly. Much of your growth should also be coming from people you do not know today. By the way, you are also...

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