MAKING $ENSE NEW ENGLAND is a monthly series combining expert advice with stories of how people across northern New England have found resourceful ways to weather the economic downturn. www.makingsensene.org
Local Fishermen Catch On To Community Supported Fisheries • Job Retraining for Boomers • Investor Savvy Assistance from AARP • Business Etiquette with Peter Post
“Yes, it’s important that fishermen find innovative ways to support their livelihoods, but there’s a social aspect, too. The fishermen get to meet their customers,” says Ken LaValley, commercial fishing specialist for N.H. Sea Grant and UNH Cooperative Extension.
The CSF, which will carry the “New Hampshire Fresh and Local” seafood brand, is a collaboration of the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension and N.H. Sea Grant, the N.H. Commercial Fisherman’s Association, Yankee Fisherman’s Cooperative, and local seafood groups, restaurants and fish markets. Featured in the story is Bob Campbell, manager of Yankee Fisherman’s Cooperative and David Goethel, a Hampton, NH fisherman.
Job Retraining for Boomers. The current unemployment rates are discouraging if you’re trying to find work, particularly for those in the boomer demographic. If you’re considering working into your 60s and 70s, there’s help in getting job retraining.
Investor Self-Protection. There’s no such thing as a free lunch, the saying goes, and where “free lunch investment seminars” are concerned, this is particularly true. AARP, in cooperation with the state Office of Securities and the Office of the Maine Attorney General, is training volunteers to attend these free lunch seminars, and spot and report suspicious claims and promises.
Business Etiquette. Is there a better person to talk about business etiquette than Emily Post’s great-grandson and the author of multiple etiquette books? Peter Post talks about why professional courtesy is critical to success in the workplace. He is the director of The Emily Post Institute, a best-selling author and a columnist.
MAKING $ENSE NEW ENGLAND, a 10-part series, airs monthly through August 2010, with stories about grassroots responses and solutions to the economic crisis of northern New England. The series is a collaboration of New Hampshire Public Television, Maine Public Broadcasting Network, and Vermont Public Television. www.makingsensene.org
Funding for Making $ense New England provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; Financial Industry Regulatory Authority; Foundation for Financial Planning; FINRA Investor Education Foundation; and Goodwill Industries of Northern New England.