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The Job Interview

Michael Ollen, constituent service coordinator for New Hampshire Rep. Ann Kuster, talks with federal and county officlals following a tour of a small business incubator in Plymouth, N.H. on December 4, 2013. (Valley News - Elijah Nouvelage)

Plans hatching at Plymouth State University's new incubator

Sunday, December 8, 2013

A dozen or so local, state and federal officials packed tightly into the foyer of the gleaming new Enterprise Center on Bridge Street in Plymouth last week, waiting to tour the building. Mark Scarano, chief executive officer of the Grafton County Economic Development Council, had just enough room to make opening remarks and head the group in the right direction …

The Job Interview: How many convenience stores can one place support? A lot.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Concord will get another combination convenience store and gas station – and its ninth Dunkin’ Donuts – next month when an Xtra Mart opens off Exit 17. That doesn’t surprise Jeff Lenard of the National Association of Convenience Stores. Convenience stores, especially those that offer a mix of gasoline and food, are “recession …

The Job Interview: There's history and nature at the Fells on Lake Sunapee

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Tucked away off Route 103A in Newbury lies The Fells Historic Estate & Gardens, situated on 1,000 acres on Lake Sunapee. The property served as a summer home for the family of John Milton Hay, who was secretary of state for two U.S. presidents in the late 1800s. Today much of the land …

The Job Interview: Hooksett rest areas will feature everything New Hampshire

Sunday, June 30, 2013

In just a few years, visitors traveling through New Hampshire along Interstate 93 will be able to stop at Common Man Hooksett, a new kind of service area that will offer a distinctly New Hampshire experience. The new …

The Job Interview: Mass. company brings custom motorcycles to Bike Week

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Pedestrians often glance at least twice when they pass the motorcycles that Matt Shay, owner of Audiowerks in Tewksbury, Mass., and his crew have built and brought to Bike Week. The motorcycles, which are called “baggers” because they …

Operator of Maine’s first medical marijuana facility talks about two years of business

Sunday, May 26, 2013

New Hampshire legislators and Gov. Maggie Hassan will soon attempt to reconcile their differences on a bill that could make New Hampshire the last New England state to allow medical use of marijuana. Hassan has indicated she supports …

The Job Interview: New Boston farmer standing up for small producers

Sunday, April 28, 2013

The New England Farmers Union was founded in 2006 as an offshoot of the National Farmers Union, with an aim, according to its website, to enhance “the quality of life for family farmers, fishermen, nurserymen and their customers.” …

The Job Interview: New Beaver Meadow Golf Pro Julie Donlon prepares for season

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Shortly after Julie Donlon started playing golf in college, she decided to make it her career. This year, the 43-year-old PGA professional will bring her love of golf to Concord’s Beaver Meadow Golf Course. Changes to the city-owned …

Job Interview: Loudon couple brings new face of cheerleading to Bow

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Though it has been around for decades, all-star cheerleading is still a relatively underground offshoot – at least in New Hampshire – of its more popular pom-pom’d counterpart. But Ryan and Janice Nichols, a Loudon couple who have …