PSU Center for Rural Partnerships Offers Help to Northern NH Businesses

August 4th, 2006 by Adam

Revitalizing the small-business climate in northern New Hampshire is at the top of the agenda Wednesday, August 30 in Groveton, when PSU Business Professor Craig Zamzow and the Center for Rural Partnerships present a workshop on small business marketing.

The workshop, which is co-sponsored by the Coos Economic Development Corporation, Berlin Community Technical College, the Business and Economic Development Corporation, PSU College of Graduate Studies and SAU #58, will explore the opportunities available to area small businesses and strategies to focus on through the revitalization process. Professor Zamzow is the director of the PSU Small Business Institute and an award-winning designer of small business marketing programs.

“With Groveton’s changing economy, local business and community leaders have recognized new opportunities for local entrepreneurship. With our small business expertise and other research and educational resources, we intend for PSU to become an even more valuable resource for the region,” said Dr. Thad Guldbrandsen, director of the PSU Center for Rural Partnerships. “Our knowledge, combined with our partners in the North Country, can cultivate jobs, help diversify the economic base and encourage entrepreneurship, which is what this workshop is all about,” Guldbrandsen added.

Professor Zamzow will present his marketing concepts and field questions from attendees, who are encouraged to communicate their ideas about the area’s economic future. The event is part of the ongoing program series, ‘Growing a Sustainable Economy in Rural New Hampshire,’ presented by the Center for Rural Partnerships.

The workshop will be held at Emerson’s Outdoor Outfitters on Route 3 North in Groveton on August 30 at 6 p.m.

For more information about event, please contact Thad Guldbrandsen, PSU Center for Rural Partnerships, at (603) 535-3275, or visit the web site at

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