The Last of Its Kind: N.H.’s Grafton County Farm Continues to Produce
Apr25

The Last of Its Kind: N.H.’s Grafton County Farm Continues to Produce

Its roots trace back to the early 19th century, when governments all over New England were looking for ways to reduce the economic and social costs of caring for the poor and infirm. Today the Grafton County farm in North Haverhill is the last vestige of a great experiment. Virtually every year, the future of the farm hangs in the balance as the county commissioners and the legislative delegation hammer out the operating budget. The...

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The Social and Economic Impacts of Nonprofits Are Undeniable in the Upper Valley — But Is That a Good Thing?

What drives the economy? Usually, when we think of a thriving economy, we picture private, for-profit companies and a burgeoning bottom line. A mental picture of the Upper Valley economy, however, would be seriously incomplete if the nonprofit sector wasn’t given a prominent place. “It’s straight-up huge,” said Rob Schultz, the director of development at Vital Communities, a White River Junction organization focused on fostering...

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A Different Kind of Bottom Line: Boards Can Make or Break Nonprofits’ Success

Nonprofits contribute a jaw-dropping $900 billion to the U,S. economy each year, according to the Washington-based think tank Urban Institute. In New Hampshire alone, 16.7 percent of those in the workforce are employed by nonprofits, which generate $11.8 billion in annual revenues, according to data from a 2016 report by the Independent Sector. While most of this activity takes place in health care and education, a substantial portion...

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Looking for Leaders: Leadership Upper Valley Trains Board Members for Nonprofits

When Susan Shinn joined Hanover’s Outreach House as administrator 14 years ago, she was hired by a strong and active board of directors largely recruited from the neighborhood where the previous administrator regularly walked, she says. Today, she’s struggling to find people to fill the eight or more board positions that are critical to keeping the small residential care home for seniors running. From business oversight to fundraising...

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Old Business: A Walk Around the Lebanon Mall in Decades Past
Apr25

Old Business: A Walk Around the Lebanon Mall in Decades Past

A look back at the businesses that once were part of downtown Lebanon.

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Upper Valley Company News: Spring 2018
Apr25

Upper Valley Company News: Spring 2018

Marc and Patty Milowsky recently sold Jesse’s and Molly’s to Anthony Barnett, director of operations at the two restaurants, and his wife, Erin Barnett, a member of the management team. The sale, which closed in January, keeps the current management team in place, including managing chef Josh Eichman and functions manager Jennifer Packard, Packard said in an interview. Marc Milowsky will continue to consult at the restaurants and is...

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The Exit Interview: Andrew Winter
Apr25

The Exit Interview: Andrew Winter

Andrew Winter is a busy guy. As the executive director of Twin Pines Housing Trust, he’s always on the lookout for new affordable housing opportunities. Here, he talks with ENTERPRISE about the nonprofit’s mission, its challenges and why he’s excited about what’s in the works. (Questions and answers have been edited for clarity and length.) What role do you play in helping Twin Pines to accomplish its...

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The Business of Agriculture: Rep. Ann Kuster on the Farm Bill
Feb26

The Business of Agriculture: Rep. Ann Kuster on the Farm Bill

As a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., is working to help small-farm operations. The sweeping legislation known as the “farm bill,” which currently is being written, touches on a number of issues ranging from organics to financing to housing. Here, she talks details with Enterprise. (Questions and answers have been edited for length and clarity.) Tell us a little bit about the legislation...

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A Snapshot of the Upper Valley’s  Real Estate Market

With spring around the corner, many people are thinking about real estate. Spring traditionally is when homes are listed for sale, and in this area, most rental property leases expire in the summer months. While buying, selling or renting is a personal decision, the impact of the housing market touches all areas of the local economy. Here’s what the experts are seeing this season. Now is the time to buy…. or sell The home ownership...

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