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Life is too short: Cherish your friends and family

It’s been a tough 12 months. While we all were hoping 2021 would be a better, more “normal” year, the pandemic continues, although there finally is a glimmer of hope on the horizon. During the pandemic, most of us have lost friends, colleagues or loved ones to the virus. I certainly ...

Make America build again: A new future for the Republican Party?

The Republican party stands at a crossroads. For the last four years, it has bowed to a president whose only agenda was himself. By sacrificing truth on the altar of political power, Republican leaders enabled the first assault on the U.S. Capitol in over 200 years and the worst pandemic since ...

Resilience, COVID, safety net, implicit bias

Have you ever had the experience of many random thoughts, seemingly disconnected, yet somehow related, and then finally had that “a-ha” moment where you realize that it is all actually different sides of the same coin? I would like to think I am not the only person to whom this has happened ...

Some help for vulnerable children

I don’t know this for sure (because I’m on the inside looking out), but I suspect the Business & Industry Association of New Hampshire’s reputation among elected and appointed state policy leaders depends upon their perspective of, and experience with, business. While BIA is fiercely ...