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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Custom Made by Hand: Canaan’s Gary Wood Turns Passion Into Profit
Feb26

Custom Made by Hand: Canaan’s Gary Wood Turns Passion Into Profit

Some might argue Gary Wood’s love affair with wood started at birth. After all, given his surname, he certainly seemed destined for a profession in woodwork. After graduating from the University of Vermont in 1973, Wood founded Gary R. Wood & Co., a custom furniture and specialty finishing business. The young, energetic and fearless artist set out to find a workshop and equip it with specialty woodturning and carving lathes,...

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The Exit Interview: Sally J. Boyle Wants to Help People Divorce Better

Hanover resident Sally J. Boyle wants to help people divorce better. A certified financial planner, certified divorce financial analyst and principal of SJ Boyle Wealth Planning, she drew upon her experience — both personal and professional — to create a primer, released in January that demystifies the divorce process. Here, Boyle breaks down strategies to make splitting up as peaceful as possible. (Questions and answers have been...

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Company News: Winter 2018

The Upper Valley’s in-plant rug cleaner, RealClean Rugs in Lebanon, has been acquired by Cara and John Eliason. The company’s longtime owner, 66-year-old Keith Beardslee, recently retired from the business he started in the early 2000s after previously working in the building and insurance industries. “I’ve been working here since last year, doing all the physical labor and learning from Keith,” said Cara Eliason, of White River...

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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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