Howard Brodsky, co-founder, chairman and CEO of CCA Global Partners, is honored to be featured as one of the top innovators in the state of New Hampshire in the recently released book New Hampshire: First in the Nation. The 124-page publication is a photographic tribute to New Hampshire, the Granite State. Distributed by New England Business Media, the beautiful book encompasses New Hampshire’s natural beauty alongside its rich history and innovative culture.
The Innovator’s Gallery is an eight-page spread that features “live portraits.” With the quick download of the Live Portrait app, each of the eight photos comes alive to share their take on the importance of innovation in the Granite State.
“Innovation shouldn’t just be from the top,” Brodsky shares in his Live Portrait. “It should be the culture of an organization, the very base.”
Brodsky’s message focuses on what companies in the Granite State can to do to continue to innovate, attract talent and keep New Hampshire at the cutting edge of technology. He notes that studies have shown the importance of change when it comes to innovation. He encourages entrepreneurs to “try more things, more often.”
Alongside Brodsky, seven other extraordinary innovators share their views of innovation in the Granite State. This prestigious group includes Dean Kamen, inventor and founder of FIRST; Paul LeBlanc, president of Southern NH University; Fred Bramante, founder of the National Center for Competency-Based Learning; Mary Ann Kristiansen, executive director of Hannah Grimes Center; Tom Rath, founder of Rath, Young & Pignatelli; Val Zanchuk, president and owner of Graphicast; and Dick and Barbara Couch. Dick Couch is the founder of Hypertherm and Barbara Couch is the founder of Hypertherm Hope Foundation.
“I am humbled and honored to be featured along these fellow Granite Staters,” Brodsky commented. “With an amazing network of innovators, this small state of ours is making a huge impact on the world.”
Years of innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit have resulted in a long list of accomplishments for Brodsky and his company, CCA Global Partners. From his roots as a family business owner, Brodsky helped create a cooperative powerhouse that now serves thousands of independent businesses. He has been an advocate for the cooperative business model and has garnered support from leaders around the world to help in spreading this message.
“I won’t stop pushing forward and trying new things,” said Brodsky. “It is this constant exploration of ideas that will change the world.”
About CCA Global Partners, Inc.
CCA Global Partners is a privately held cooperative base in the United States with member businesses throughout the U.S. and Canada, and in Australia and New Zealand. Since 1984, CCA Global has partnered with entrepreneurial business people to create a cooperative powerhouse unmatched in the marketplace. Across North America, more than 2,800 retail locations, 20,000 childcare centers, and 1 million small businesses benefit from CCA Global’s leadership through its 14 different businesses – Carpet One Floor & Home®, ProSource®, Flooring America® and Flooring Canada®, FEI Group®, The Floor Trader®, International Design Guild®, Lighting One®, savings4membersTM, The Bike Cooperative®, CCA Sports Retail ServicesTM, CCA for Social GoodTM, Innovia Co-opTM, Lionsbridge Contractor GroupTM, and DriveTM.