UNH Holloway Seminar in Entrepreneurship Dec. 5 Hosts Daddy's Junky Music Stores Founder Fred Bramante

Contact: Denise Hart
UNH Media Relations

November 26, 2003

DURHAM, N.H. –Fred Bramante, founder and CEO of Daddy’s Junky Music Stores, is the featured speaker for the Holloway Seminar Series in Entrepreneurship on Friday, Dec. 5. The program takes place at the New England Center on the University of New Hampshire’s Durham campus from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Bramante’s topic is “Nice Guys Finish First.”

Fred Bramante may well be the only person in New Hampshire who is referred to as “Daddy” both at home and in the office. In 1972, Bramante invested his life savings of $600 to open the first Daddy’s Junky Music Store. Today, Daddy’s is the 17th largest music store in the United States, with 20 stores located throughout New England and New York.

Bramante, a former eighth grade science teacher, currently serves as the chairman for the New Hampshire State Board of Education, responsible for approximately 20,000 children around the state. He is a graduate of Keene State University and the 1995 recipient of the Keene State Alumni Achievement Award. A former candidate for governor, Bramante and his family reside in Durham.

The Whittemore School sponsors two speakers for the Holloway seminar series each fall and winter to demonstrate to students how people in the business community have succeeded as innovative entrepreneurs and how they have encouraged and mentored others to succeed in entrepreneurship. The series is named in honor of Exeter businessman and community leader Paul Holloway.

Both the lecture and a reception following are open to the public, but seating is limited and reservations are requested. Contact Cynthia Nizzari-McClain at the Whittemore School, 603-862-0017, e-mail cnmc@cisunix.unh.edu to register or for more information.