Author Archives: Scott Flegal

My Column from the May 19, 2016 Nashua Telegraph: News Curators and Storytelling from the Oval Office

“Curator”: A person who is in charge of the things in a museum, zoo, etc. That is how the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word. In today’s world, however, the word has taken on a whole new meaning. The word “curator” is now applied to describe individuals in key positions who curate news content online. So-called […]

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My September Column from the Nashua Telegraph on Dinner with Lindsay Graham and the NH Primary

New Hampshire really is a special place. I was reminded of this a few weeks ago when my wife and I attended a fundraiser for Sen. Kelly Ayotte in Warner. There were around 40 folks in attendance, and the agenda called for cocktails, dinner and remarks from Sen. Ayotte. The setting was spectacular, actually on […]

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My Column from the Nashua Telegraph: June 17, 2015 – It’s Time for Nashua to Step Up

It’s time for Nashua to step up Scott Flegal  I spent some time this week physically checking out the Broad Street Parkway and speaking with a couple of the developers who attended the recent tour of the project conducted by the city’s Economic Development Office. Based on what I saw and heard, I can say […]

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Choosing the Right College is More Stressful Than Ever

My column from today’s Nashua Telegraph: It’s that time of year again. Parents and their soon-to-be high school graduates are agonizing over a most impactful decision: choice of college. For the graduating senior, the decision sets the stage for the next four years of his or her life. That is an eternity for an 18-year-old. […]

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My Column from the Nashua Telegraph – Hillary is Out!

In my life, email is ubiquitous. It arrives in my inbox morning, noon and night. Some of it is junk. Much of it is substantive. All of it needs to be managed. Indeed, managing my email occupies way too much of my time. There are many things I would rather be doing, and just about […]

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My Column from the Nashua Telegraph – 02/18/15 on Annual Small Business Challenges

The first months of a new year can be tough for business owners. First, there is the weather. My business is not a retail business, so I really have no standing to complain. But it weighs on me, and that weighs on my business. Plus, for business owners the beginning of a new year brings […]

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Milennials Make Terrific Entrepreneurs – From the Nashua Telegraph, January 14, 2014

From the day I graduated high school I was on a conveyor belt. Four years of college. Three years of graduate school. Take the bar exam. Get a job. Get married. Have children. That pretty well sums up my path during my twenties. It wasn’t a bad path. It was the path. If you were […]

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My December 17, 2014 column from the Nashua Telegraph……………….Villa Banca Closes

It was very sad to see Villa Banca abruptly close its doors in downtown Nashua a few weeks ago. We can only hope that a new occupant will arrive on the scene who can add some energy to a downtown that has absorbed more than its fair share of body blows during the last couple […]

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My Post-Election Diatribe – Nashua Telegraph – November 12, 2014

I did not want to write this article. I tried to suppress it, I really did. I know that by the time the recent election ended, most of us were fed up with it. Most of us are sick and tired of reading about it, hearing about it or even thinking about it. I get […]

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My Take on Market Basket

  From the Nashua Telegraph, Thursday, August 20, 2014 Is there any business more interesting than a family business? The relationships between family business owners make the relationships between owners of other privately owned companies look like child’s play. Regular business owners might have long-term relationships; family business relationships, on the other hand, are lifelong. […]

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