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Black Friday Turns Altruistic – Patagonia’s plans to donate 100 percent of sales on this day of retail inhumanity.

Upon learning of the passing of North Face founder Douglas Tompkins, I felt inspired to speak out about corporate philanthropy and some of the great work being done by companies with a conscience. However, it’s a genuinely tricky endeavor because the altruistic behavior of a business often originates from the moral compass of the founder(s).  And sadly, it can die with the founder as the company is passed on to children, restructured, or and acquired by those with deep pockets […]

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My Life in the Gig Economy, Linkedin, and Running a Responsible Business

It’s 2016, My life in the Gig Economy is going well. I just hope my blog is still up to date?  With so much going on professionally, it’s hard to stay on top of your own marketing game sometimes! But I’m still me, and working solo has been great to me so far. And just so you know – I’m not that girl in the photo. That’s a little game I like to play with stock photos just to keep […]

Where would we be without Corporate Philanthropists?

I am in mourning for a man I never met, nor ever will. A man I know little to nothing about, in fact, but a man that I respect. I don’t know his policies nor much about his politics, but I know through his actions he provided the world with a legacy that will outlast my time on this earth. That man is Douglas Tompkins, co-founder of The North Face, or #TNF as the youngsters may refer to the outdoor-oriented […]

Get Caught Doing Good Things.

This blog was originally written and posted by Market Street Talent’s Social Engagement Manager Rich Collins on the Market Street Talent blog. We were recently lucky enough to attend the New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility’s 2015 Spring Conference “Think Bigger, Dig Deeper,” an event geared toward recognizing and promoting sustainability for New Hampshire businesses. Here we were able to learn about current sustainability issues in business and how we can bring them to light within our own organization. Sustainability in business (especially […]

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Great Bay Stewards, WordPress Website Redesign and Development

Redeveloped a current, clean, modern website for a NH based nonprofit company working to preserve the Great Bay Estuary in New Hampshire and Maine. Site is based on WordPress and is mobile optimized, SEO optimized, customized to the client requirements and was designed and developed by myself. Scheduled deployment, December 2015.    

Favorite Foods

Favorite Foods Continues to Lead ‘Green’ by Example

As originally posted on the Green Alliance, Seacoast Online and Portsmouth Patch. By Rich Collins For the past 27 years, Favorite Foods, a New Hampshire based food distribution company, made it its mission to provide superior quality food distribution and service to their clients, typically independent restaurants, in New Hampshire, Maine, and central and northern Massachusetts. Family owned and operated by son Kelly, father Chris Barstow, and mother Petra Barstow both have always held a strong belief that Favorite Foods could […]