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Happy Thanksgiving week all!
There are a few items we cherish at NPA, amongst them are friends, family and excellent food. For these, we have much to celebrate later this week.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! Here is to using innovative and fun ways to connect with our families and friends that might not be able to visit in person this year. Teach your Grandma how to use Snapchat filters, it’s hilarious.

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Startups- NASA, Bucket Seats & good Engineering

Welcome to Fall! It’s sweater weather, some horror flicks are popping up and the Indian Summer in Boston could sure use a few more warm days. It may be hard to believe, but we are just one week away before the US election. Go Vote!

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Startups- Winners, Winners, Chicken dinners

The summer slow down clearly had an effect on our newsletter as we are a bit late this month.

In last month’s survey, we asked all of you whether your industry was improving/collapsing and we got a surprise: 58% of the respondents stated their industry is either slightly improving (~25%) or are literally overwhelmed (~33%) with new business!

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Getting back to normal

Are we there yet? Almost…we think. I am looking very much forward to being back in the (not home) office again this week, face to face meetings, more personalized engagements with our staff, customers and suppliers.

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Feel the Squeeze yet?

Staggering numbers: The US unemployment rate going from 3.5% in February to 14.7% in April, 20M jobs lost just in April.I am certain, we all know someone by now that’s been economically affected, or worse, gotten sick by Covid-19.

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WFHell

…what a rollercoaster it’s been the last few weeks!

WFH looked so GOOD, sleeping in, picking a home office location, all your favorite snacks close by, no annoying bosses/coworkers, afternoon workouts….

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Nice funding round – $2.25B

It’s almost Spring and in case you didn’t know already, the month of March was named for the Roman god of war, Mars. Traditionally, this was the time of year to resume military campaigns that had been interrupted by winter.

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Huge Funding Rounds

Happy February, 2020 is starting off great for a few startups as VC's are handing over boatloads of new cash. GoPuff , the online convenience store, secured $750M of fresh dough. Now go to their App and buy a pack of Skittles to get in on the sugar rush! On related...

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