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Throughout the year New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility collects "Just One Thing" stories of sustainability initiatives from across the state, in the areas of community, environment and workplace. These leading efforts are then showcased as part of NHBSR's Sustainability Slam in the fall. Last year the Hanover Co-op Food Stores won NHBSR's 2018 Sustainability Slam for its invaluable contributions to New Hampshire communities.


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(Photo Credits: Allan Reetz)

Founded in 1936, the Hanover Co-op Food Stores is the second largest food cooperative in the nation and among the oldest. By the nature of being a cooperative, the Hanover Co-op is deeply rooted and invested in its community, the Upper Valley Region of Vermont and New Hampshire.

Walk down the aisles of the Hanover Co-op and you'll see herbs from Putney, mixed salad greens from Concord, carrots from Plainfield and mushrooms from Danville among some of its all natural and organic local offerings. The Co-op is proud of its partnerships with local farmers and investments in local economies.

"We have very close relationships with our farmers and are committed to supporting them," remarks Allan Reetz, Director of Public Relations at the Hanover Co-op Food Stores, . "We understand that running a farm is a very expensive operation with lots of risks. Our concern for our farmers' struggles, along with our focus on sustainability and community issues, means that we are constantly finding seeking ways to do things better."

Allan considers the Co-op's winning Just One Thing story at NHBSR's Sustainability Slam last fall "a classic triple bottom line story." In 90-seconds, the event's presentation format, Allan described how the Co-op partnered with local farmers to revamp packaging around its containers used to transport farm produce to the stores of the Hanover Co-op.

The Co-op subsidizes 75% of farmers' costs to purchase durable plastic crates. Unlike the cardboard and wax alternatives that are thrown in the dumpster after just a few uses (cardboard coated in wax cannot be recycled), reusable plastic crates have a lifespan of aboutbeyond 10 years. By choosing this more sustainable form of packaging, the Co-op's farmers have not only saved over $15,000, but have also diverted 8,000 cardboard boxes from the landfill. Not to mention, the produce itself is better protected from the elements and there's no risk that the bottom of the plastic crates will drop out.

You can learn more about this initiative and other sustainability efforts throughout the state by attending NHBSR's Sustainability Slam in the fall. "We, as business people," says Allan, "Have have so little time to do our work. But, but the Slam is one of those things that is just well worth making time for. It's an incredibly fun way to get inspired by what's happening in the state and to learn from the most successful sustainability programs in New England.

 

Connect with Allan at our Sustainability Slam on Nov 7 at Labelle Winery in Amherst, NH! Any company or nonprofit in New Hampshire is welcomed to attend the Sustainability Slam and submit a Just One Thing story at nhbsr.org/jot. Top submissions will be featured in the NH Business Review and presented at the Slam. This year's Sustainability Slam presenting sponsor is Velcro.

**Stories submitted by August 21 get entered into a drawing for free Sustainability Slam tickets and those submitted by August 14 get entered in twice!

By Trinnie Houghton, Executive & Organizational Coach at Sojourn Partners

 

dxdbbgawoaezyul.jpg-large.jpegAbout 17 years ago, I vowed never again.  Never again to be on the verge of burnout.  To be holding the remaining wicks of the proverbial candle between my fingertips.  To experience wrenching body pains that kept me awake at night.  To have things take twice as long as they should take because I was simply exhausted. But the thing was, I didn’t see it.  I was 29 years old, and on my way up.  Blazing a path, you might say, without being aware that it was burning me up on the inside. 

Until I woke up. 

I found myself on a fallow field in Maine.  No electricity.  No phones.  I had nothing to do but go on walks.  Talk.  Let the sun do its thing with my freckles.  Dream.  Listen to the wind through the ocean bell buoys.  Feel the heat of the dark gray boulders underneath my DIY pedicured feet.  And feel that all was well in the world. I returned to me and was able to think differently.  See trends, patterns I couldn’t see before.  Create without fear.   I didn’t take things so personally and was just more likeable to be around.

That’s the thing.  I had to decide to stop.  I had to value recalibration over the satisfaction of accomplishment.  I had to see that a commitment to rest and play was the key to insight into those complexities that dogged me. 

So when this Spring showed up with its demands of fabulous work, fun travel and time with family, I was surprised to find myself nearing a more “positive” burnout.  What is this, I thought.  Again?  Recommitted, I’ve found another fallow field here in New Hampshire.  One with mountain hikes and biking.  And reading and tending my gardens.  Listening into summer life – its layers of purposeful melodies and unapologetic splashes – and giving a shout out to my 8-year old self because she blooms here.  

Finding fallow fields, I realize, is as much a commitment and a practice over time to maintaining conscious leadership.  Our brains recalibrate to lead more sustainably.   And somewhere along the way, we have a little fun.

To develop your practice of recalibration over the year or find out more about how to create one, join us this fall at NHBSR’s Conscious Business Leadership Program.  nhbsr.org/lead

Conscious Leadership: It’s about Sustaining People, Planet and Profit


Throughout the year New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility collects "Just One Thing" stories of sustainability initiatives from across the state, in the areas of community, environment and workplace. These leading efforts are then showcased as part of NHBSR's Sustainability Slam in the fall. Last year Genuine Local won NHBSR's 2018 Sustainability Slam for its invaluable contributions to New Hampshire communities.


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Mary Macdonald, Co-owner and Co-founder of Genuine Local in Meredith, NH, candidly describes the company as a "hobby gone wrong." What started in 2006 as a family-based barbeque competition team quickly took on a life of its own. Mary and her husband Gavin were soon venturing into catering and then began selling their popular barbeque sauces. To meet increasing demand, the Macdonalds turned to a kitchen in Keene to commercially 0-1_0.jpegproduce and sell their sauces. In August 2015, however, the Macdonalds were given five-weeks' notice that the kitchen was going to close. So, in October of that year, they leased an empty warehouse and started building their own kitchen, which they opened just a few months later. This space became home to Genuine Local, NH's only specialty food production accelerator.

As a food production accelerator, Genuine Local provides access to the space, equipment, labeling, packaging, production assistance, and business development services to help small food businesses grow. In fact, with the vast array of services and equipment Genuine Local offers, anyone can come to their makerspace with a food product they want to create and sell or even just ingredients to turn into a marketable product. Genuine Local's central tenant is that making and selling good, clean food should be easy and accessible to anyone. By aggregating purchases, printing labels in-house and packaging products, and advising businesses on everything from recipe development to effective pricing to food processing regulations, Genuine Local makes producing small batch specialty foods a viable option for local businesses.

Genuine Local's winning Just One Thing story at NHBSR's Sustainability Slam centered on the company's Value Added Program. This program 0.pngunderwrites 5% of the cost for local farmers to use Genuine Local's facility and services. These farmers have crop surpluses that, without the facilities and knowledge Genuine Local provides, might otherwise go to the landfill. By partnering with Genuine Local, these farmers are able to not only divert food waste form the landfill, but to also extend the lifespan of their crops into preserved or frozen foods, adding another source of diversified income. Last year over 20 farms were involved in the Value Added Program and as of this past fall Genuine Local processed over 15 ton of fruits and vegetables. "We believe in paying it forward," Mary states, "In our name, Genuine speaks to authenticity, the natural and the clean, while Local reflects our desire to support local businesses and have an impact on our community."

At NHBSR's Sustainably Slam, you can learn more about Genuine Local's Value Added Program and other inspiring sustainability initiatives throughout the state. "I would describe the Slam as a very dynamic glimpse into the good unknown." Mary enthuses, "It's all good. So many people are doing so many things that nobody knows about. It runs the gamut in terms of so many different stories and presentations, that it's hard to even begin to categorize!"

 

Connect with Mary at our Sustainability Slam on Nov 7 at Labelle Winery in Amherst, NH! Any company or nonprofit in New Hampshire is welcomed to attend the Sustainability Slam and submit a Just One Thing story at nhbsr.org/jot. Top submissions will be featured in the NH Business Review and presented at the Slam. This year's Sustainability Slam presenting sponsor is Velcro.

**Stories submitted by August 21 get entered into a drawing for free Sustainability Slam tickets and those submitted by August 14 get entered in twice!

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Watch Genuine Local's winning Just One Thing story video here.

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Submit your Just One Thing story here.

But that’s not the case for so many individuals and families in New Hampshire

By Ryan Hvizda, Co-Founder and Owner of The Hvizda Team at Keller Williams Metro

ryan-hvizda.jpgIn the past decade, New Hampshire’s population growth has outpaced our housing growth and the effects are being felt across all sectors of the economy and our communities. Almost daily in my work as a real estate professional, I connect with people that are in the process of transitioning between housing and I experience the same conversation over and over. The lack of housing causes home prices to soar and puts more pressure on an already competitive rental market. Our statewide vacancy rate is 2% and even lower in the metro areas in southern NH. This is one of the major issues for young people looking to settle down in the Granite State. They simply can’t afford to!

The competition for more reasonably-priced housing crosses all age groups - recent college grads, young families and retirees. The story is the same, there is a lack of housing that meets their needs and budget. These are people seeking “affordable housing” and most are part of the “workforce.” But in many cities and towns, these hot topic words that cause an instant case of NIMBY (“Not in my back yard”, a.k.a. I don’t want that type of housing in my neighborhood).

The thing is, the majority of people in New Hampshire that own a home technically own an affordable home! In 2018 the median sales price for a home in NH was $282,500, skyrocketing from two years ago when the median sales price was $249,800. That 13.1% change is just two years is directly related to the inventory issue. For those that rent, the median rent in 2018 for a two bedroom in southern NH was $1,396.

The rental market pressure is not limited to quantity, but also a lack of quality apartments. The low vacancy rate means that landlords are not pressured to improve their buildings. You would be horrified to see what I have seen in the multi-family market - deplorable living conditions that still yield high rental rates because there are no other options. As soon as one tenant moves out, there are 15 more banging on the door because there simply are not enough places for people to live.

We need “affordable” housing because we need a place for people of all ages to live, affordably, in order to call NH home. The business community is an echo chamber when it comes to the challenge of finding and retaining talent. So how can we bridge this gap?

We need to support developers that are willing to build housing that is affordable. When they enter our communities with plans, instead of denying them access, cities and towns should engage with them in a thoughtful dialogue about how they can bring their vision to your community while also meeting the housing need and maintaining the integrity of the community. This can be done in a plethora of ways from thoughtful cluster development, to integrating sustainability measures into all aspects of the design process. 

Let’s create projects and housing solutions that present young people with housing options that realistically match their budgets and allow them to plant roots in our great state.

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FEATURING:  Patricia McLaughlin, Director of Communications and Marketing, NH Public Radio

We were delighted to have the chance to connect with Tricia McLaughlin, Director of Communications & Marketing at New Hampshire Public Radio – one of our longtime member organizations. NHBSR and NHPR have worked together for a number of years, so it was fun to have a chance to both reflect back, as well as look forward.

I expect that we all tune into NHPR often—if not daily—for our local and national news. NHPR first came on the air in 1981, which meant listeners heard the station through a physical radio (remember what that is?) at home, in the office or in the car. If we flash-forward to 2019, we have more options than ever to access news and information. With NHPR, it’s no different. While over-the-air radio remains the foundation, NHPR has grown to include other forms of media which include its website - nhpr.org; social media properties; the ability to stream news over the internet; as well as podcast properties. From a single entity, NHPR has grown to have many tentacles, which allow listeners to access news and information whenever and however they want to.  As they say on the radio program Marketplace, “Let’s do the numbers.” NHPR’s listening audience is 175k weekly, the website has more than 250k monthly visitors, and the NHPR audience for podcasts continues to grow – more than four million listeners downloaded their recent podcast series, Bear Brook. In addition, NHPR’s newsroom has three times been cited for “Overall Excellence” in the national Edward R. Murrow Awards journalism competition.

Tricia has been with NHPR for almost two years. Like many New Hampshire natives, she lived and worked away from her home state for a few years, but wanted to stay connected.  For her, Twitter was where she first came into contact with NHPR—following the station online as a way to stay up to date on what was going on in New Hampshire. When asked what she loves about NHPR, Tricia was quick to reply that for her working for a mission-based organization with such a terrific product is really gratifying. “As a former journalist myself and life-long news junkie, I love hearing every day about the trusted, thoughtful news gathering that is coming out of our newsroom,” she said. In addition to local news shows like The Exchange and in-depth podcasts, she says NHPR is also about airing wonderful programs that are staples of public media and that inspire and feed the soul. She cites The Daily, The Moth Radio Hour, and Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! as three of her favorite programs that also are popular with listeners. Tricia believes this combination of local, national and international news and storytelling allows NHPR to connect on a local level while bringing the wider world closer.

NHPR has been a member of NHBSR for eight years. NHBSR feels very fortunate to have been able to work with NHPR in a collaborative fashion over the years. Sam Evans-Brown, host of NHPR’s Outside/In podcast about the natural world, has been a long standing judge at the Sustainability Slam, helping to select the finalists with the most impactful, creative approaches to sustainability opportunities. Laura Knoy of NHPR’s live talk show The Exchange, hosted a Sustainability Roundtable at LaBelle Winery in June 2016. Panelists for the roundtable included NHBSR member companies, along with Sam Evans-Brown talking about how sustainability can support our communities while positively impacting the bottom line.

When asked where she sees the organizations connecting, Tricia shared that she sees both NHPR and NHBSR as public-serving organizations, which makes for a certain synergy.

“Through our daily news gathering and storytelling, we hold a mirror up to the issues, opportunities and challenges that impact communities and individuals around the state. Being a part of that conversation and also working on other fronts in collaboration with community groups around the state who are making a difference is really gratifying,” she said.

NHBSR and NHPR are expanding our partnership in the coming year, exploring more ways to engage our common audiences through new opportunities and valuable exploration. Stay tuned for ways that you can connect.

NHPR’s newsroom regularly covers issues regarding the environment: Seacoast Reporter Annie Ropeik is devoted to the energy and environment beat; the Outside/In podcast continues to share stories about the natural world and how we use it; and the weekly feature Something Wild explores the natural resources, wildlife and landscapes of New Hampshire.

With technology evolving as quickly as it does, the ongoing challenge is anticipating how and where audiences will want to access their information. NHPR hopes that their programming is seen as a conversation catalyst, inspiring us all to explore, inspire and grow.

Tricia welcomes the chance to connect. She can be reached at 603-223-2444 or pmclaughlin@nhpr.org.

By Deb LeClair, Psy. D, Sojourn Partners

debra_leclair_headshot_2017-1.png“What’s this mindfulness stuff?” is not a question I hear often in the business sector anymore. Thanks to decades of research and mainstream media attention, in 2019 most professionals have some sense of what mindfulness is and its value. This is why so many high-profile companies as well as local organizations have already brought the practice into their workplaces. Simple things, such as the mindful practice of beginning a meeting with a moment of observing the breath, works well to attune everyone’s nervous systems to focus on the task at hand.

Learning to pay full attention to what is happening in the present moment can translate into more accurately reading the room, setting the stage for more effective communication in meetings, on projects and for understanding your client’s needs. Other benefits include calming your nervous system so inevitable stressors don’t bowl you over, leaving you feeling overwhelmed and scattered. Instead, you can meet challenges with a clear and grounded perspective. This is because mindfulness helps you to access more parts of the brain, particularly the areas that help you prioritize, think through desirable outcomes and creatively problem solve.

At this year’s Spring Conference, join us for your own taste of mindfulness to start the day off on a fully present, clear and calm note. Our Mindfulness Essentials starts at 7:45 am and runs until 8:15 am. No prior experience needed. All are welcome.

Register for the conference today to join Deb in an early morning mindfullness session and connect with her in person!!

By Beth Tener, Principal of New Directions Collaborative

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PG&E, California’s largest electric utility, recently filed for bankruptcy, in what many in the business press were calling “the first major corporate casualty of climate change.”  As we think about how organizations and communities adapt to change, particularly a changing climate, this story has some potent lessons.

California’s forests are more combustible, in part arising from changes in weather patterns from climate change. A failure of equipment or hanging wire that may not have been a problem a few years ago, now can cause massive damage in a short time. “Five of the 10 most destructive fires in California since 2015 have been linked to PG&E’s electrical network,” according to a New York Times article.  PG&E missed the wake-up call and the opportunity to respond to changing conditions before them.

Climate is just one of many issues that is and will be, sparking wake up calls in the years to come. How do we strengthen our organization and community’s ability to respond proactively to wake up calls rather than go back to sleep? A core capacity needed now is the ability to be sensitive to the changing landscape – to recognize the changes, understand the implications, imagine and be ready for futures quite different than the past (i.e., collective sensemaking). Then, it is key to respond – to be innovative, adapt, change, and be willing to let go of the status quo and change.   

The challenge is that organizations and institutions themselves can get in the way of this ability to respond to change. Institutions have a tendency to protect turf and sustain themselves, even if it is to the detriment of the community or their own members (e.g., the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal.) Hierarchical top-down organizations often don’t capture and connect the best thinking and innovative ideas of all their members. They can produce fragmented work, a focus on narrow metrics while losing sight of negative consequences, and create power dynamics that mean some voices are listened to while others aren’t and some departments talk to others, while others don’t.  

Recognizing the shortcomings of hierarchical organizations, innovations are underway to organize work based in a paradigm of “living systems,” with self-organizing teams and an adaptive innovative focus. One of the leading thinkers and practitioners of this way of working is Carol Sanford, who wrote The Regenerative Business. As a management consultant, for over 40 years, she has guided organizations to adopt a regenerative way of working. She defines as “the process by which people, institutions, and materials evolve the capacity to fulfill their inherent potential in a world that is constantly changing around them.” 

She will be the keynote speaker at the NHBSR’s conference this year.  Her latest book focuses on how we design work to intentionally develop people’s talents, while growing the ability of all people in a company to focus on the needs of customers and the changing environment. Sanford offers is a comprehensive way to build individual critical thinking skills and an organizational design to allow people and teams to create and contribute, aligned to the needs of the customer and larger community/environment. Her stories of how companies evolved and innovated in the face of change have helped me appreciate how crucial the design of how we work, and how we think, is to our collective ability to adapt and innovate in response to wake up calls.

Don’t miss your wake-up call!  Register for the conference today to learn how your company can dynamically innovate for changing conditions.

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FEATURING:  Ian MacDermott, Senior Financial Advisor of The MacDermott Group at Merrill-Lynch

The MacDermott Group at Merrill-Lynch in Manchester, NH was formed over 25 years ago by father and son team Wally and Ian MacDermott. Though Wally has since retired, the team has expanded to include Registered Senior Client Associate Ashley Berberian and Financial Advisor Sara Bee, who also serves on NHBSR's Measure What Matters NH Committee.

Ian, who grew up in Bedford, NH, encourages and supports his team in giving back to the local community by participating in various nonprofit organizations. Though The MacDermott Group consists of only three people, the team is actively involved in a host of local organizations, including: Easterseals NH, which provides a multitude of community services, The Farnum Center, which support individuals and families struggling with addiction, NH High Tech Council, which opens up STEM opportunities for students across NH, and the Manchester Police Athletic League, which helps foster positive interactions between inner-city youth and the police.

In developing financial portfolios and strategies, The MacDermott Group finds ways to use investment as a tool to similarly give back to and improve our world. Ian, Sara, and Ashley strive to understand the most important issues to clients both personally and financially, then design financial plans that meet these goals. "What we're seeing," says Ian, "is that more and more people are shopping in their day to day lives and making buying decisions based on goals they see for society and our world. We have the opportunity to direct that same energy and passion towards investing bigger financial assets for even greater positive change." For example, guided by the social and environmental issues most important to their clients, The MacDermott group can develop investment portfolios of companies that support greater representation of women on their executive board and are carbon zero.

"Years ago," remarks Ian, "people might have eliminated parts of an investment portfolio that supported alcohol and tobacco or something else they found detrimental to society. Now we're actually seeing that people are proactively and specifically wanting to invest in companies that can demonstrate a positive track record in supporting causes and a vision of society our clients believe in. And we are also now seeing studies confirm that investing in positive outcomes for society actually results in better stock portfolios and financial results for our client. We've develop ways to screen for and rank the performance of companies and their impact on our world."

Ian believes that investors have a personal and professional responsibility towards driving positive changes throughout society and that they are uniquely poised to do. By aligning clients personal and financial goals with outcomes that are most beneficial to our society, The MacDermott Group at Merrill-Lynch is able to have significant impacts on the kind of companies supported and able to thrive in our society as well as to push other companies to be better. The MacDermott Group very evidently cares about our communities and world and is just as dedicated to helping others drive positive changes throughout our society.

You can reach out to Ian to learn more about The MacDermott Group at Merrill-Lynch at ian.macdermott@ml.com

 

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By Allan Reetz, Director of Public Relations at Hanover Co-op Food Stores

In my role as director of public relations at the Hanover Co-op Food Stores, I’m involved in a wide range of community issues. My daily to-do list is centered on using the strength and size of our business to achieve positive results for the greater community good. From food security to local agriculture, public transportation to affordable workforce housing, the tasks are varied and ever-changing.

Now, you may be asking yourself, what does any of that have to do with the Hanover Co-op? Well, weakness in any of those areas erodes the community and economy we all depend on. Problem-solving leads to strength and future success across our region.

High on our cooperative’s list of community concerns is the lack of options for paid family and medical leave at small businesses in New Hampshire and Vermont. Time off for medical reasons is available at our co-op via the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, Short Term Disability and the extended illness bank, yet so many small businesses lack an affordable way to help their employees in times of need. Throughout 2018, I added the Hanover Co-op’s voice to the thousands of people stepping up to fix this.

The good news is, in 2018 the legislatures in Vermont and New Hampshire each passed bills that would help ease this burden by creating a state-level Family and Medical Leave program. The unfortunate news is, a veto in Vermont and the threat of a veto in New Hampshire doomed each bill.

We have all been touched by a serious illness striking oneself or a family member. Of course, many of us have enjoyed the birth of a child. Yet, even that brings with it the challenges of transitioning to parenthood. Now imagine your newborn child has complications. (Maybe that has actually happened to you). Perhaps you have an aging parent whose health is failing. Cancer seems to touch us all in one way or another. In each of those scenarios, being able to take time off without risking your job or income to care for family and self is vital.

Could you choose between family and income?

Right now, thousands of workers in New Hampshire and Vermont lack any access to paid Family and Medical Leave. This is why we take action.

Throughout this New Year, the Hanover Co-op will continue its work with New Hampshire’s Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy and Vermont’s Main Street Alliance to advocate for strong, universal paid family and medical leave bills in New Hampshire and Vermont.

We have the ability and the responsibility to speak up.

Adapted by the author for the NHBSR audience from its original publication on Co-op News

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FEATURINGRyan Barton, CEO of Mainstay Technologies.

Growing your company from a one-man tech support operation out of your Ford Explorer into a 55-employee, multi-office IT and Information Security firm in just over a decade takes ingenuity and hard work. Doing it well, with a focus on creating good within and without the organization takes great intentionality.

Mainstay Technologies adheres to a kind of intentionality that has allowed the company to not only grow so impressively, but thrive as an organization committed to its team, community, and our world. While the company specializes in providing IT and Information Security services to businesses and nonprofits, its vision and the way it operates speaks to a greater philosophy of creating positive change. This emanates from the very identity of the company itself.

"We always keep to our mission of being a power for good," says Ryan Barton, CEO of Mainstay Technologies, "We're here for the long haul and attempt to be purposeful in everything, from the way we develop team members, keep our growth in check to keep service quality extremely high, or source ever-more and more sustainable solutions."

Mainstay manifests this philosophy of intentionality and good business practices in the strong relationships it builds with and within the organizations it serves. While many tech firms may be able to highlight their great client relationships, Mainstay goes a step further in helping businesses and nonprofits develop a broader view and approach to organization-wide security, ensuring companies develop a strong culture around how employees connect and communicate throughout the organization. This company-level approach requires the kind of intentionality Mainstay Tech has fine-tuned, offering a deeper level of engagement and value for clients than being just an outsourced IT department.

Internally, Mainstay is also very deliberate in how it develops team member relationships. This starts with crafting each role for meaningful work that a team member can take pride in and grow from. Designated among the Best Businesses to Work For by Business NH Magazine, Mainstay is a leader in fostering a thriving workforce. Its initiatives include significant ongoing training, certification bonuses, tuition reimbursement, family leave policies, and a wellness plan that includes standing desks for all.

"Businesses at their core," says Ryan, "are engines that create value. A good business should create value for all of its stakeholders: its clients, team, community, owners, vendors, and environment." At Mainstay, that intentionality is clear in its use of clean energy (the Belmont office is powered by 308 onsite solar panels and the Manchester office via a contract for wind power), paperless office, and dedicated charitable fund, through which Mainstay donates tens of thousands of dollars in local charities and scholarships annually.

Mainstay strives to create value and good in the world. Mainstay Technologies is, as Ryan has put it, "here for the long haul."

You can learn more about Mainstay at www.mstech.com or reach out at info@mstech.com.

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