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INSIDE Chamber Welcomes New Staff! By J. Christopher Williams

FOCUS ON FINANCE 7 tips for improving small business cash flow By Joe Carelli

CLOCK TALK Bellwether Community Credit Union Downtown Dinner & Movie Series

Date: August 7, 2013 Time: 7:00PM Location: East Pearl Street Cult Classic Night: Caddyshack Join us in our sixth night of Bellwether Community Credit Union Downtown Dinner & Movie Series for a classic comedy that everyone loves, Caddyshack. Patrons will be seated on East Pearl Street at 7:00pm and enjoy fine dining and cocktails throughout the night provided by Stella Blu. As soon as dusk settles in, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, everyone’s favorite gopher and more will take the big screen. Come relax and enjoy a great laugh with your friend. Please visit to reserve your seat today!

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Downtown Music Festival presented by AutoFair

Date: August 17th, 2013 Time: 6:00 – 11:00PM Location: Sovereign Bank Parking Lot (223 Main Street Nashua) Why go to the beach when the beach can come to Nashua? Join us for Nashua’s biggest beach party at 223 Main Street (the Sovereign Bank parking lot) on August 17th. Tickets are $5 tickets. You can also buy food and beer/beverages once inside the concert venue. Tickets can be pre-purchased at www.

Bellwether Community Credit Union Downtown Dinner & Movie Series

Date: August 21, 2013 Time: 7:00PM Location: East Pearl Street Classics Night: The Graduate Come join us in watching one the American Film Institutes’ Greatest Movie of All Time, The Graduate. While watching Anne Bancroft, as Mrs. Robinson, on the large screen enjoy food from Villa Blanca while sipping on their delicious martinis. Seating will start at 7pm with the movie beginning at dusk. Register today to guarantee your spot!

Bellwether Community Credit Union Downtown Dinner & Movie Series

Date: September 4, 2013 Time: 7pm Location: East Pearl Street 80’s Night: The Breakfast Club Help us in celebrating the end of summer with the family by joining us on East Pearl Street for the final night of Bellwether Community Credit Union Downtown Dinner & Movie Series. We will be closing this year with a little Saturday detention with Bender, Andrew, Claire, Alison, and Brain from The Breakfast Club. Enjoy the movie while dining on dinner provided by Villa Blanca. Reserve your spot today!

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The Chamber Brings the Heat with This Summer’s Events! Iris Cullinan, Marketing and Relations Coordinator

At the Chamber, we’re proud and excited to bring our members the most informative, educational, and cutting-edge events around. Summer is a time to kick back and relax; so, we are providing you with a number of unique experiences for your leisure and entertainment—what summer is all about! Whether you’re a music fan, a movie buff, or just a lover of fun, with so much to do downtown this summer, there’s no reason not to have an action-packed season in 2013. If you haven’t already, come join us every other Wednesday on E. Pearl St. for our Bellwether Downtown Dinner & a Movie series. One of the only events of its kind, we close down the street to transform it into an outdoor cinema and restaurant. Some of our favorite local eateries—Unum’s, Villa Banca, and Stella Blu—have been taking turns hosting the cuisine and cocktails, providing full-service meals while patrons enjoy the warm evenings until the movie reel begins to roll at dusk. For our Dinner & a Movie nights, we’ve come together to view blockbusters like Sex and the City for Girls’ Night, Old School for Guys’ Night, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off for Classics Night, and every movie in between. There is something for everyone, old and young, so be sure to join us for the two concluding events, “The Graduate” on August 21st and “The Breakfast Club” on September 4th. We’d like to thank Bellwether Community Credit Union and AutoFair, among our other generous sponsors, and Community Events for partnering with us to bring Nashua together and channel our dedication to community. Other summer highlights we’re enjoying is the rockin’ good times at the AutoFair Downtown Music Festival. Arts and culture are the focal point of any strong community, and music

is the crux of culture. This is why in our true work-hard-play-hard ethic, we bring concerts to you all summer long. Our kick-off concert, featuring all-female Aerosmith cover band Aerochix and regional talent Orange Crush, was a smashing success that took us back to the 80’s, sans mullets and parachute pants. The most recent installment of the series was a country-themed concert that had us dosey-doeing to the delightful twang of Ryan Brooks Kelly, Jodie and Fried Cactus, and Jandee Lee Porter. Attendees broke out their cowboy hats and spurs, metaphorically, and turned downtown Nashua into the dusty streets of Nashville. For those of you looking for a little more groove in your weekends, we enthusiastically invite you to bask in these final summer evenings for our final concert of the year, which will be a tribute to all things beach party a la Jimmy Buffet style, located at the same location, the Sovereign Bank parking lot at 223 Main St., Saturday, August 17th. One of the most glorious things about living in New England is being able to experience all four seasons to the fullest, so take advantage of another warm, carefree summer night with your friends and neighbors. We will be the first to attest to Nashua’s strength as a community, and these summer events are the least we can do to provide you with the venue to gather and excuse to party. While the summer months provide us with more of a variety of outdoor events, those of you who know us know our dedication to Nashua business community year-round. We look forward to this upcoming Fall, the season of change, and encourage you to take full advantage of your membership by partaking in these activities.

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Chamber Welcomes New Staff! By J Christopher Williams, President & CEO, Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce

In keeping with this new staff model, we are excited to welcome Ms. Christina Hendricks to our team. Christina is taking the newly revised position of Events & Member Experience Coordinator at our Chamber. This means she will have two major sets of responsibilities: planning and executing all of our 60+ events throughout each calendar year and serving as the point person for each of our members when they need a specific service or benefit from our Chamber as part of their membership package.

For advertising sales contact Shaunae Nolet and for editorial information contact Iris Cullinan at 603-881-8333

2013-2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS BOARD CHAIR Lori Piper, Merrimack County Savings Bank

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INCOMING CHAIR Doreen Manetta, People’s United Bank SECRETARY Paul Hebert, United Way of Greater Nashua TREASURER Timothy Whitaker, Citizens Bank COMMUNITY OUTREACH COMMITTEE CHAIR Claire Castanino, Bellwether Credit Union MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE CHAIR Beth Needham, Eaton & Berube Insuranse AMBASSADOR COMMITTEE CHAIR Mike Apfelberg, Educational Outfitters & CustomLogo Outfitters STATE & LOCAL ADVOCACY COMMITTEE CHAIR David Heath, Melanson, Heath and Company PC STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIR Karen Cooper, Rivier University IUGO STEERING COMMITTEE CHAIR Fou Mahfuz, Persian Rug Gallery

Kim Cadorette, BAE Systems Eric Carlson, Oracle Sy Mahfuz, Persian Rug Gallery Shane McLauglin, Nashua Jet Aviation Joseph Murray, Fidelity Investments Robert Prunier, Harvey Construction Mark Sandler, Public Service of New Hampshire Ellen Scarponi, Fairpoint Communications Bill Schick, MESH Interactive Agency Peter Tamposi, The Tamposi Law Group Frank Teas, The Nashua Bank Eric Vallierre, Nashua Symphony Scott Westover, Southern NH Medical Center

J. Christopher Williams President & CEO Iris Cullinan Marketing and Relations Coordinator Shaunae Nolet Membership Director Christina Hendricks Events and Member Experience Coordinator


Most of our Chamber members are usually attuned to the fact that, every couple of years, a metamorphosis takes place and some of our Chamber staff move on to new opportunities. And the time has come again to say goodbye to two very capable team members whom we’ve enjoyed working with over the past 18+ months. Lindsay Miller, known for her contagious smile and laugh at all of our events, is moving with her husband to Florida to pursue a great opportunity with his career. And Nicole, our Events Director, has accepted a terrific promotion at our YMCA here in Nashua. So on the bright side, we’ll all still get to see her regularly around the community. Of course, this means we have a great opportunity to welcome two new team members to the Chamber office! And it couldn’t come at a better time, thanks to a significant change that will start to occur within our organization later this year. This pending change relates to our membership model - the way in which we structure our membership dues, as well as the benefits and services that we provide you in return for your membership with us. We have been diligently working on this new membership model for the past 12 months, ready to roll it out this Fall. We are also revamping our staffing structure to better support our new direction. Shaunae Nolet, our Membership Director, will still be primarily responsible for growing our organization by bringing in new companies, thereby strengthening our ability to lead the Southern NH business community. In addition to those responsibilities, she will assume activities related to connecting our member companies with the myriad of sponsorship opportunities available through our Chamber’s events and initiatives each year. In turn, these opportunities allow sponsors to increase their brand and profile within southern New Hampshire.

Christina will be your primary liaison when you need to make a connection to another company who is a potential client, or when you need to plan an Open House or ribboncutting ceremony. Christina comes to us from our good friends at The Telegraph, working for almost two years as their Event Administrator. You have likely met Christina before, if you’ve attended any of our events over the past couple of weeks. Christina is a NH native, born and raised in Merrimack. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality & Event Management in 2011 from Lasell College in Newton, MA. One of our biggest changes to our staff model involves the hiring of Ms. Iris Cullinan, who is taking our newly created position of Marketing & Relations Coordinator. As the title implies, our Chamber will finally have someone who is chiefly responsible for better promoting and branding our Chamber as the preeminent business organization in Southern New Hampshire. We’ve always enjoyed a healthy and high profile within our community, thanks to the sheer number and scope of events, projects and government-relations work that we oversee on an annual basis. However, we have never made a concerted effort to harness and drive that profile in an impactful and strategic manner. Additionally, our Chamber is unveiling a new brand and website for our organization later this year; therefore, Iris will serve as our point person for rolling out this new brand and website, while also taking our organization to a whole new level in terms of our profile and that of our members. I’m tremendously excited about what’s in store for our Chamber, and, for each of you — our members — in the coming months. Our current and new staff members are absolutely top notch, and are perfectly suited to make sure our organization is doing its best to represent you and help you grow within your industry circle and our community at large. These newly revised positions will better allow our small team to maximize its efforts on your behalf, and I know you’ll enjoy getting to meet our two new team members. Stay tuned for more on our new membership model supported by this new team!

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7 tips for improving small business cash flow By Joe Carelli, President, RBS Citizens and Citizens Bank, New Hampshire more-advantageous payment terms and processes with their vendors, suppliers and customers have a definite competitive advantage in today’s marketplace, no matter their business. In many cases, with business owners focused primarily on day-to-day operations, cash flow is only a focal point when there is a problem. But business owners who establish proactive strategies for cash management are able to avoid those problems and create new growth opportunities through reinvestment by making their capital work better for them. Consider the following tips to improve cash flow:

According to the Small Business Administration, more than half of Americans work for or own a small business. As a result, small businesses are responsible for nearly two in every three jobs created in the United States each year. Most successful small businesses, regardless of industry, have a number of things in common. They have strong cash flow, they understand the competitive landscape in their industry and geographic region, and they have plans and the ability to deal with a range of variables in their industry and the overall economy. Successfully managing cash flow is one of the most important yet under-appreciated challenges faced by small businesses. Companies that have accelerated their receivables, streamlined their payroll and established

• Understand your operating cycle – Regardless of size, every business must deposit, monitor and manage cash; make payments; fund purchases; invest in their company; and receive payments. Reviewing and understanding each step in this cash flow cycle can help a company work more efficiently. • Encourage faster payments – Can you provide an incentive or discount to customers or vendors to encourage them to pay faster? The sooner a payment is received, the sooner you can put that revenue to work for your company. Collection services like lockbox also can help post payments to your accounts more quickly. • Consider remote deposits – Some banks offer customers the opportunity to make remote deposits from a desktop scanner, sparing them trips to the branch. This allows companies to save time and to keep their workforce focused on operations – a benefit of particular importance for companies with only a few employees.

• Review your payroll process – If you pay your employees twice a month instead of every other week, you will be managing 24 payroll periods instead of 26 during the course of a year, making your company more efficient. Direct deposit of employees paychecks into their accounts can also create efficiencies. • Evaluate real-time wires – If your small business is buying or selling overseas, real-time wires may be an option in lieu of visiting a bank branch. Some banks have the ability for customers to make ACH payments from their desk or office, which saves time and increases productivity. • Manage outgoing payments in an advantageous manner – Banks can help establish relationships with credit card companies that can speed up payments from customers while giving additional timing or flexibility for repayment to settle your account. • Look at opening a business credit card – A business credit card has many advantages, including the establishment of a clear separation of business and personal finances. In addition to providing clarity in the day to day operations of your business, this arrangement can eliminate confusion during tax preparations. If you have employees with company cards, consider solutions that allow you to monitor, track and control the way those cards are used. By taking these simple tips into account, small businesses can minimize distractions, work more efficiently, save money, and most importantly, spend more time focusing on meeting the needs of their customers.


Another Session Behind Us Another legislative session has come to a close and, unlike recent years, this one presented very few fireworks in terms of controversial bills and intensely partisan or vitriolic debates. Not that we’re complaining, it was refreshing to have a lower-key session, in which policy debates were diverse and effectively discussed. We can credit the leadership in our state’s corner office, as well as both the Senate and House, for this new tone that was set early, and then adhered to as the legislative session wore on until its conclusion in June. Who were the winners this session? Well, here are just a few examples: Healthcare • Those that supported an increase in state funding for treating mental health disabilities were pleased to see Governor Hassan make this a priority in her initial budget proposal. They were equally pleased to see both the House and Senate keep this as a priority, as each of the legislative branches had their opportunity to revise the governor’s budget. Education • Supporters of the state’s university system were successful with their effort to reinstate some of the State’s funding for public higher education. UNH, the state’s flagship university, took a major PR hit during the session through their rebranding effort; however, parents of future UNH students can rest a tiny bit easier knowing that tuition hikes in the next couple years won’t be nearly as bad as many had feared only a year ago. • Charter schools also walked away with small victories this session, thanks to strong support in the Senate to allow for new charter school applications to be filed.

Business • The business community was largely a winner this session, thanks to bipartisan efforts in both the Senate and House (as well as very strong support by the Governor) to increase and make permanent the state’s Research & Development tax credit. We still have a long way to go before the R&D credit carries significant weight with companies considering a move to NH (the entire credit is only $2M annually); however, these small steps are certainly leading down the right path as NH continues to seek ways in which it can better attract companies to our state. • The business community was also a strongly supported beneficiary in our Senate leadership, who insisted on allowing tax breaks passed last session to take effect on their initially scheduled dates. If it hadn’t been for their help, certain tax breaks for businesses that were passed last year would have been suspended through the Governor’s and House budgets. As is always the case, there are a number of people and issues walking away with disappointment from this past session: • Supporters of expanded gaming thought this was their year to finally get state approval for casinos in New Hampshire. Governor Hassan campaigned on this issue, and spent significant political capital once elected to expand state-sponsored gaming through her budget. Her support, combined with a strong Senate consensus behind gaming, gave the issue tremendous tailwind as it headed into the House for the second half of the legislative session. And there, the issue was dashed against the has been the case every single time the House has considered the issue. It wasn’t pretty. What was expected to be a historically close, nail-biting vote, ended up anything but

that, as the House hammered several nails into the proverbial coffin of gaming. The issue of expanded gaming is — for the foreseeable future — dead. • Advocates for investing in NH’s roads and bridges were stymied this year, thanks to the Senate’s refusal to even have a rational debate on the issue of increasing the gas tax. The state’s roads and bridges depend heavily on the gas tax to ensure that our infrastructure is in decent shape. Yet, while costs for construction and repair of these roads/bridges have dramatically increased over the past ten years, the gas tax itself has not been increased for over 20 years. NH DOT Commissioner Chris Clement, along with local Representative Dave Campbell, both made compelling cases this past session for increasing this gas tax. They won strong support in the House, but the Senate decided to tie the issue to expanded gaming in a failed effort to win support for gaming by House members. In the end, both gaming and the gas tax suffered inglorious deaths. We’re hopeful the Senate will realize it’s in the interests of our state’s business community to have a rational discussion about funding the maintenance of our roads and bridges, in the next session. Things will be a little quieter in Concord for the time being. But, your Chamber is already looking at potential issues to champion in the 2013 session. If your company or industry has an issue that you need guidance or help with, please let us at the Chamber know about it! One of the things our Chamber does best is represent the collective voice of Southern New Hampshire’s businesses in our State House. We therefore invite you to give us insight on how best we can represent you in the coming session. Contact the Chamber president this summer with your ideas!


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News You Can Use

7 Tips to For Your Business to Overcome the Summer Slump The best part of summer is escaping the grind to go enjoy the little luxuries life has to offer—floating in a pool, taking a boat around a lake, or simply resting and rejuvenating, extolling in the fruits of the year’s labor. The summer vacation, however, can often have undesirable effects on any business that isn’t seasonal or tourism-fueled (and even some that are). Here are some tips to help overcome this and keep your business afloat in the summer seas.

It’s not a time to slow down, it’s a time to get ahead An essential part of owning a business finding the time to move above and beyond the day-to-day, and ensuring you continue to grow and educate both personally and professionally. Take this time to enroll in a class, and attend seminars and conferences. Revamp your website and familiarize yourself with best practices. Just because it’s not making a sale doesn’t mean it isn’t growing your business.

Plan ahead for your off-peak AND your high-season. If you find yourself struggling to survive the summer slump, take the down time to plan ahead for your next off-season. Have a plan including special promotions, events, and advertising. Or maybe the best way to accommodate lower sales is to shorten your business hours. On the flip side, if you find yourself slammed in the summer (or spring, fall, or winter) have a plan to maximize the benefits and make sure you keep up. The last thing a business wants to do is have to turn down a customer! The point is, no one knows your business better than you, so preventative measures and pre-emptive strikes are key in your annual plan.

Reflect on your accomplishments, mission, and goals Another issue with the day in the life of a business owner is that it doesn’t allow time to step back and look at the bigger picture. If your business doesn’t have a defined mission and tangible goals, find time this season to make that happen. If you have previously thought about your goals, reflect on your accomplishments. Attribute what worked well and what didn’t, and use this knowledge to propel yourself forward all year.

Promote, Promote, Promote It may be cliché, but when the going gets tough, the tough get going! Provide daily deals such as Groupon and Living Social. Create or work on your company blog. Focus on finding new and more effective channels and take advantage to the fullest. Take the time to promote your company and reap the benefits for years to come.

Participate in Your Community Take part in local fairs, markets, and events. Tailor your marketing to the summer, and go where your customers are. Sponsor a picnic day, enroll in a 5k-- just find a way to bring your business outside. Or better yet, connect with potential clients in a social setting, or in other words—MAKE FRIENDS!

Get creative and experiment Own a restaurant? For some people these days it’s not uncommon to photograph every meal and post it on a social media channel. Capitalize on this trend by encouraging geo-tagging and hashtags (both ways to connect these posts and conversations back to you). Don’t forget that social media isn’t just for the big brands, small businesses can capitalize on the personal connection social media can provide. Caption contests, quizzes, trivia—don’t limit yourself to content solely related to your company. Use the opportunity to connect with individuals and create memorable brand experiences.

For goodness sake, take a break! As a business professional, it can sometimes feel like the workday is more like 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. But taking the time to rejuvenate and recharge is crucial to growth and prevents burnout. Summer is a beautiful time of year, so don’t underestimate the value of a change of scenery. Inspiration isn’t something that can be planned in an agenda, so take the time to clear your mind and set your to-do list aside.

Spotlight on Ambassadors Following the theme bestowed by The Beatles, we at The Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce get by with a little help from our friends. Our Ambassador program is the backbone of the Nashua Chamber. A steady support system, the Ambassadors serve as peer contacts for our newly-joined members. From volunteering their time during events, to effectively aiding in assisting the new members with utilizing their membership and promoting their networking skills, the Ambassadors fall nothing short of a terrific team of individuals dedicated to success. Cindy Turcotte is no exception. Attending Fisher Junior College for business and recently receiving honors in Criminal Justice from Hesser College, Turcotte has been busy. As a realtor for Prudential Verani, licensed in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts, Cindy says she loves helping


new buyers find their dream home as well as families downsize to more comfortably-sized homes. “I have been licensed for about 10 years,” Turcotte said. “And it is rewarding when that person opens the door and the smile shines on their face because they love it.” After dipping her toes in past Chamber events, Cindy said she knew this was the organization that could fill a void and get her more involved within the community. Being an ambassador, she said, is a good fit because her realtor job gives her flexible hours, while still warranting her unique experience by working with a plethora of different types of people. But Cindy isn’t all work and no play. Enjoying a morning mimosa while on vacation, Turcotte would teleport herself to St. Kitts -- a small island overflowing with reggae music and sunshine -- on those days you just need to get away and take a breather. But when she can’t jet away, she is perfectly content with the quiet outdoor refuge of Nashua’s very own Mines Falls. When she’s not working, relaxing in St. Kitts, or taking in the Nashua greenery, you can catch Cindy cross-country skiing, kayaking, or enjoying a delicious meal at SURF.

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Member Happenings

Leadership Greater Nashua Class of 2012 Needs Your Help Part of the magic of being a child is the melding of play, imagination, and learning. Playtime helps children develop the skills necessary to become the most successful adults they can be, and a fundamental aspect of this learning is becoming aware of and accepting diversity. Fostering growth stems from surrounding yourself with all types of people, from all types of backgrounds – yielding an environment that allows you to congregate and develop yourself and your relationships.

have raised $100,000 dollars, including a recent $25,000 grant from the R.J. Finlay Foundation.

The Leadership Greater Nashua Class of 2012’s class project wants to do just that. Their “Legacy Playground” project will be constructed as a universally accessible playground for anyone young or “young at heart” to enjoy, providing an environment for children and adults of all backgrounds to learn, play, and grow.

But despite all of this progress, the class of 2012 still needs your help! The class is hoping to get to $250,000 dollars and successfully complete their goal, so now is the time to get involved and help make this dream possible. The Legacy Playground Project is a grassroots movement allowing for better development of children; better understanding of the world around one’s self; better communication with others; and, therefore, a better tomorrow. Those of the Legacy Playground project ask you to join them in support as they work to raise the remaining funds needed to complete this project. To make a pledge, please go to www.nashualegacyplayground. com to fill out the sponsorship pledge form, or contact Patricia Casey at 603-521-0299 or

“Universal Design affords access to playgrounds by everyone including parents with strollers, grandparents, toddlers, and people with temporary or permanent disabilities,” Tricia Casey, resource development chairperson said in a press release. “This playground we are constructing will allow all of our citizens to interact with others regardless of their abilities. Specialized accessible playground equipment and structures placed at a park in the City of Nashua will provide a common area for all people, including individuals with disabilities.”

In addition to their fundraising efforts, work is well underway in collaboration with city officials to locate the perfect site for this future playground. Sites around the city such as Greeley Park, Fields Grove Park and Lincoln Park are just several potential sites being explored.

The class of 2012’s fundraising goal is $250,000 by this summer, for a groundbreaking launch in the summer of 2014. As of June, those involved with the LGN project have seen an encouraging response and


Green Envy Salon & Spa 124 Main Street, Nashua, NH 03060 (603) 921-6007 The Green Envy Salon and Spa is an Aveda Salon. All Aveda products are 96% plant driven, organic and very safe for the environment. Not only do we provide a excellent service by extremely experienced stylist, we provide each client with an aroma therapy experience. Join us for a warm, unique, extravagant experience that will rave about to everyone you know.

MakeIt Labs 29 Crown St., Nashua, NH 03060 Adam Shrey, Director (978) 226-3266 MakeIt Labs is New Hampshire’s first and largest nonprofit makerspace (community workshop). It is a place where anyone can come to dream, learn and create with like-minded people. Members have full access to a 6000 sqft workshop with metalworking, welding, machining, automotive, electronics and programming capabilities. MakeIt Labs also hosts a wide variety of workshops and classes. Open Houses Monday and Thursday 6-9pm.

The Palace Theatre 80 Hanover Street, Manchester Chris Lockwood, Director of Marketing 603-668-5588 marketing The Palace Theatre voted the Best Historical Theatre in the Country in 2012, is a non-profit performing arts center that hosts its own professional company, youth and teen program and presenting acts. Peter J. DuPont & Associates 142 Main St., Ste. 213, Nashua, NH 03060 Peter J. DuPont, Principal 603-889-0059 Peter J. DuPont & Associates is a multi-disciplined forensic consulting firm. We provide Building Consulting, Engineering, Expert Witness and Accident Reconstruction services to Insurance Companies, Law Firms, Self-Insureds, Governmental Entities and Property Management Companies. Its Principal, Peter J. DuPont, CPCU, brings in excess of 35 years claims handling/ management and forensic consulting experience to the company.

Sam’s Club 7 Walmart Blvd, Hudson, NH 03051 Christopher Nagle, (603) 882-4600 Sam’s Club offers wholesale prices to members. They stock a variety of products at terrific savings, from Fresh Meats and Produce to Name-Brand Electronics and Fine Jewelry, and Specialty Departments like Pharmacy, Optical, Digital Photo Center, Fresh Bakery, Tire and Battery Center, Gas Station, and coming soon….Hearing Aid Center.

Wright Permanent Makeup Wright Beauty Solutions, LLC, 30 Daniel Webster Highway, Suite 1 Merrimack, NH 03054 Belinda Wright, Permanent Makeup Tattoo Artist (603) 801-0765 Belinda Wright founder of “Wright Beauty Solutions LLC” is a permanent makeup tattoo artist, also known as Micropigmentation Technician. Belinda is a licensed cosmetologist; she has been in the field of skin and hair for 20+ years. She trained and studied in NY and California and has completed all advance trainings in Micropigmentation. Belinda works with cancer survivors, people with alopecia and female balding. Permanent makeup can accentuate and improve the definition of eyes, eyebrows and lips and yes topical anesthetics are used to make clients comfortable.


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Original Join Year

Edward Jones Investments



Manchester Radio Group


EnviroSense, Inc.


Motel 6



First Colebrook Bank

Alec’s Shoe Store


Five Guys


Mack Fasteners

Ektron, Inc.

ABS Cleaning Co., Inc. America Cares



Nashua Airport Authority



Nashua Insurance Center


Flir Commercial Systems Inc. Systems


Nashua Police Athletic League Youth Safe Haven


American Red Cross - NH Gateway Chapter


Frasca and Frasca


Nashua School District


Artistic Tile, LLC


Fred Fuller Oil Co., Inc.


Nashua Wallpaper Company


Baker, Newman & Noyes


Friel Golf Management Co.


Paul Descoteaux


Bank of New England


Fun World


PC Connection, Inc.


Barry & Honorow Attorneys at Law


Game Creek Video Corporation


Pennichuck Water Works


Baystate Wealth Management & New England Securities


Gate City Collision Center


People’s United Bank


Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Gr. Nashua & Gr. Salem


Goodale’s Bike Shop, Inc.


Pheasant Run Apartments


Boys & Girls Club of Gr. Nashua


Granite Group Benefits LLC


Prunier & Prolman, P.A.


R.J Finlay & CO

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Buckley’s Great Steaks


Burtons Grill Nashua


C&M Machine Products, Inc.


Cassandra Salon & Spa


Charles Pipilas, D.D.S.


City of Nashua


Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage


Colonial Pest Control, Inc.


Conard Associates, Inc.


CullenCollimore, PLLC


Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua Demoulas Market Basket

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Dream Kitchens, Inc.


Educational Outfitters & Custom Logo Outfitters


Granite State Independent Living


Greater Nashua Mental Health Center


Red Brick Clothing Company

Hampshire First Bank


Regus Business Centers

Harvard Management


Renaissance Downtowns

Harvey Construction Corporation


RoboTech Center

Infantine Insurance Inc.



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Integron, LLC


Signs Now NH


iT Guardian


SkillSoft Corporation


J. Lawrence Hall Co


Symphony NH


Just Lights


Taylor Rental


Keller Williams Realty


Teledyne Printed Circuit Technologies


Kerrigan Law, P.L.L.C.


Tichnor Properties


Life Coping, Inc.


World Academy


Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank


YMCA of Greater Nashua


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