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New Hampshire’s “Hip” Factor Growing

Friday, August 21st, 2009

On a related yet unrelated note from my last post, the newest edition of The Hippo also featured an interview with Judas Priest bassist Ian Hill who was extremely gracious when asked about the Granite State.

Hill, who will join his bandmates in a concert to be held this Sunday evening, August 23rd at the Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion in Gilford, said of the tour’s 2009 final destination in the Lakes Region, “Beautiful part of the country, New Hampshire. It’s our first time playing in Gilford. We’re looking forward to somewhere with a bit of scenery.”

JUDAS PRIESTOn the heels of our sister Division of Travel & Tourism Development’s recent “I Love It Here!” promotion which featured celebrities (author Jodi Piccoult and “Dancing With the Stars” host Tom Bergeron among many others) holding signs demonstrating the love of our state, this recent plug for New Hampshire just adds credence to what Granite Staters have known all along – that New Hampshire is a great place to live, complete with cultural amenities, excitement and scenic natural beauty.

– Steve Boucher, Communications & Legislative Director

A Great Day to Dream

Friday, August 21st, 2009

“Trust the still, small voice that says, ‘this might work and I’ll try it.'”
– Diane Mariechild

Dare to dream….it’s a really simple concept whose success relies solely on your own courage, persistence and willingness to follow your passion.

If you haven’t picked up a copy yet, you might want to check your local newsstand for the latest edition of The Hippo (or follow this link: http://www.hippopress.com/090820/HIPPO%20090820a.pdf) which features a story called “Open for Business – Six Stories of Following Your Dream in Uneasy Times.” The story follows six new businesses (Sunny’s Table in Concord, Ignite Bar & Grill in Manchester, Lisa’s Sweets in Milford, Network for Work in Nashua, Serenity Wellness and Health Center in Nashua and GreenSource Energy Solutions Solar Store in Concord – one of our Greenerpalooza vendors!) and their owners who have all made the incredible leap of faith required to start a new venture in challenging times.

hippo1Why is today the perfect day to dream and follow your entrepreneurial spirit? Well, first of all, why not? With most other business professionals choosing to stay in their jobs during times of uncertainty, the field is wide open for new business owners with fresh ideas.  Funding is scarce, so it will force you to develop a business model that will stand the test of time. Most importantly, solid business ideas and creativity are always welcome, no matter what the economic circumstance. Companies like Proctor & Gamble and Chevrolet not only grew, but thrived….in the Great Depression.

So congratulations to the six new businesses featured in The Hippo – we at the Division of Economic Development stand ready to assist you as you continue to make your dreams come true and offer our sincerest best wishes as you grow and thrive in the Granite State!

– Steve Boucher, Communications & Legislative Director