Making Friends, Making Careers
Feb23

Making Friends, Making Careers

Two 20-somethings walk into a pub, and notice everyone there is over 60. A setup for a joke? No, just a snapshot of Andrea and Matt Denhart’s first night out in the Upper Valley. “What did we do?” wondered Andrea, now 27. Ohio natives, the couple moved to the area two years ago from New York City for Matt’s job. “It’s a beautiful area,” Andrea remembers thinking. “There’s got to be something out there.” Well, of course there was, and...

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From the Editor: A Place to Make Their Stand

We have a fair amount of fun here in the newsroom riffing on the age differences among the staff. One of us — a grizzled business magazine editor, say — will make a witty reference to Sheriff Buford T. Justice or maybe Glenn Frey, only to be met with an indulgent but nevertheless uncomprehending stare from a 20-something fellow editor. Later, a 20-something staff writer demonstrates how he monitors multiple social media “timelines” on...

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Outdoor Co-op REI Is Thriving, but Does It Have Members, or Shoppers?

Seattle — REI’s business acumen has taken it to lofty heights rarely seen by a retail cooperative. But as a record-low turnout in the latest annual election shows, REI’s original democratic fervor seems to have stayed at base camp. Members these days engage more via Twitter, Facebook or email. They behave more like customers than co-owners, underscoring how rapid growth has radically altered the relationship between members and a...

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At the Hospitals: Jan. 3, 2016

Alice Peck Day Adopts Electronic Registration System Lebanon — Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital has adopted an electronic patient registration system. Patients arriving for appointments at APD’s outpatient clinics now check themselves in using a digital tablet provided by Phreesia, a health care software company. The tablet, which has a wireless connection, is used to collect insurance updates, co-pays, outstanding balances and...

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At the Hospitals: Dec. 13, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Boards of Trustees Elect Chair, New Board Members Lebanon — Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s boards of trustees elected a new chair and three new members at its meeting earlier this month. Anne-Lee Verville, of Hopkinton, N.H., will begin her term as board chair on Jan. 1. She succeeds outgoing chair Robert Oden Jr., who will remain on the board and serve as vice chair. Verville worked at IBM for 30 years, retiring in 1997....

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