Fred Bramante, Owner of Daddy's
Junky Music Stores, Kicks Off 2005-2006 Holloway Seminar Series
at UNH Whittemore School
Contact: Lori Wright
UNH Media Relations
September 15, 2005
DURHAM, N.H.– Fred Bramante, founder and CEO of Daddy’s
Junky Music Stores, will kick off this year’s Holloway Seminar
Series in Entrepreneurship Friday, Sept. 23. Sponsored by the University
of New Hampshire Whittemore School of Business and Economics, the
seminar takes place at the New England Center from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Bramante’s topic is “Nice Guys Finish First.”
In 1972, with his life savings of $600, Bramante founded a part-time
business, appropriately named “Daddy’s Junky Music Store”
by his then 3-year-old son. Today, Daddy’s has 21 stores in
seven states and is the 16th largest of 8500 music retailers in
America. A Keene State College graduate, Bramante is a former middle
school science teacher and the recipient of the 1995 Keene State
College Alumni Achievement Award.
Bramante is a former candidate for governor, and in 1999, was the
only nonlawyer, nonstate official invited to argue before the New
Hampshire Supreme Court on the state’s education funding debate.
He is the former chairman of the New Hampshire State Board of Education
and is a member of the board.
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.
The lecture is 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register or
for more information.