Manchester Advantage MAnchester, New HAmpshire 2018 REGIONAL GUIDEBOOK
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am thrilled to present you with the 2018 edition of Advantage magazine. This publication is Manchesterâ€™s regional guidebook that acquaints you with the people, places and businesses of our region. The Chamber, with the generous support of our diverse membership, is proud to represent our community through the pages of this magazine. The business profiles featured are designed to showcase some of the people and places that make the Greater Manchester region special. Manchester is a dynamic, vibrant and growing community powered by an engaged and caring business community. Whether you are new to Manchester, considering a move to Manchester or a longtime resident, we hope you find accurately captured within these pages the excitement that the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce has for this incredible community. Our doors at the Chamber are always open. I invite you to stop by our downtown offices at 54 Hanover Street or visit our welcome center on the corner of Elm and Merrimack Streets. At the Chamberâ€™s office, you will find a wealth of information about the Greater Manchester area with professional and engaging staff and volunteers ready to provide you with any information you need. Sincerely,
Michael J. Skelton, President & CEO Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
Contents 6 Town Profiles
17 Manchester in a Day
30 Dining Out
38 Event Planning
46 Health Care 56 Higher Education 60 Business Directory 73 Downtown Map
Infrastructure, innovations make for
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New Manchester restaurant offers dramatic surroundings and top-notch fare
18 Things To Do
34 Spend the Night
a more accessible, attractive city
8 Transportation & State Facts 10 Local Media
Manchester emerges as a biotech hub
New programs designed to prep students for changing, complex world
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On the cover, left to right: Caroline Schmidt, event director, Puritan Backroom; Jeremy T. Walker, director, Litigation Department, McLane Middleton; Kathy Raiche-Stephens, group exercise coordinator, YMCA of Downtown Manchester, a branch of the Granite YMCA. (Photo by John W. Hession) CMYK
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About the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
It is the mission of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce to be a member-focused organization that drives the Greater Manchester business environment and the economic health and vitality of the region by supporting business growth, professional development and networking opportunities, while advocating for our membership.
he Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is the largest chamber in New Hampshire, representing nearly 1,000 businesses. Incorporated in 1911, the Chamber today is the most active business organization in the Manchester region, focusing its efforts primarily on the ten communities of Auburn, Bedford, Candia, Derry, Goffstown, Hooksett, Litchfield, Londonderry, Manchester and Merrimack. The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is an independent, not-for-profit business organization focused on a specific mission as drafted by our membership. Our services and initiatives are funded solely by the membership through annual dues and program fees. The Chamber is not a government agency, nor is it affiliated with any other group or organization. The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is a non-partisan business advocacy organization and does not endorse any party or candidate. The Chamber is not a division or department of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the opinions and views of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are not necessarily reflective of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.
Advocacy The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce has a variety of opportunities for chamber members to get involved and help ensure the vibrancy and health of our community, local businesses and the chamber itself. Regardless of where your interests or passions lie, there is a committee for everybody! • • • • • • • • •
Ambassador Committee Downtown Committee Economic Development Taskforce Education and Workforce Development Committee Government Affairs Committee Infrastructure Committee Leadership Greater Manchester Alumni Committee Leadership Greater Manchester Steering Committee Membership Committee
If you or your business is interested in helping to shape the community and where it is headed, send an email to customerservice@ manchester-chamber.org with “Sign Me Up For A Committee!” in the subject line and tell us where you’d like to get engaged.
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The Greater Manchester Region
Manchester Located in the heart of New England, Manchester, New Hampshire, is a spectacular combination of a vibrant urban center and the famed natural beauty and abundant recreational opportunities of the Granite State. This city’s location is prime — Boston, the Atlantic Coast, and New Hampshire’s scenic White Mountains and Lakes Region are all within an hour’s reach, and thanks to our exceptional highway access and the first-class Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Manchester is accessible from just about anywhere. The largest city in northern New England, Manchester is located in south central New Hampshire along the Merrimack River, twenty miles from the Massachusetts border and fifty-eight miles from Boston. Although Manchester is conveniently located within an hour’s drive of destinations such as the Seacoast and the Lakes Region, it is also a destination in its own right. Manchester is not only considered the financial center of the state but it is also home to the state’s largest civic arena and a majority of New Hampshire’s major cultural institutions. Located in downtown Manchester is the Palace Theatre, which attracts nationally known performers from across the country. The area is also home to ten colleges and universities. 6 MANCHESTER ADVANTAGE
The Greater Manchester region is made up of Manchester, the state’s largest city, and nine surrounding communities, each with a unique personality, a distinct lifestyle and many housing options. The delight of living in the Greater Manchester region is that you don’t have to sacrifice country living to work in the city, or vice-versa. From city apartments and historic row houses to farms and country homesteads, the Manchester area has something to offer everyone.
The city boasts 900 acres of parks, playgrounds and public spaces. Boating and fishing are available on scenic Lake Massabesic, and the city has numerous golf courses and kayaking on the Merrimack River. The local cuisine reflects the diverse tastes and ethnic origins of the population and includes everything from classic New England fare to Greek, Italian, Asian, Thai, Indian, Mexican and more! In Manchester, healthy living is a focus, as evidenced by the superb health care institutions providing cuttingedge service from within the city limits. Manchester has tremendous health care options, including Catholic Medical Center, Elliot Hospital and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Manchester is a place where your business and personal life strike that happy balance.
City Hall One City Hall Plaza, (603) 624-6455 www.manchesternh.gov
Fire Department 100 Merrimack Street, (603) 669-2256
Regional Facts • The Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, located in Manchester, is the largest commercial airport in northern New England. • The Manchester-Boston Regional Airport is the third largest cargo airport in New England. • Manchester is within an hour’s drive of The Port of Portsmouth, a deepwater port which is also the site of a state-operated marine terminal. • Greater Manchester encompasses a region that is home to New Hampshire’s major transportation corridors, Route 3 and Interstate 93. • The Greater Manchester region is home to 10 colleges, universities and technical schools.
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Goffstown is a scenic town with an attractive New England village center. Lodged at the base of the Uncanoonuc Mountains, the town enjoys easy access to I-93, Route 3 and proximity to the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.
Hooksett’s commercial district and the northern portion of Manchester blend together in a seamless bustle of retail operations, shopping centers, restaurants and office buildings. Once off the busy Route 3/28 business district, Hooksett turns
Goffstown Town Offices 16 Main Street (603) 497-8990 www.goffstown.com
into a lovely residential town with an old-fashioned town center. Hooksett is ideally located between Concord and Manchester, with close proximity to I-93.
Candia Candia is primarily a residential community with easy access to the seacoast, the city of Manchester and the University of New Hampshire. Candia is home to a variety of recreational options, including an 18-hole golf course, Candia Springs Adventure Park, Candia Vineyards, Charmingfare Farm – which attracts visitors from all over the region to experience exotic wildlife and sleigh/hay rides – and the Abe Emerson Marsh.
Hooksett Town Offices 35 Main Street (603) 485-8471 www.hooksett.org
Bedford is known as an upscale bedroom community for those commuting to Manchester, Nashua, Concord and Boston. Recently it has also gained favor as an outstanding location for businesses. The town is home to Legacy Park, a 70-acre facility that includes soccer, softball and baseball fields, cross-country ski trails and warming hut, basketball courts, tennis courts and a skateboard park. Bedford Town Offices 24 North Amherst Road (603) 472-5242 www.bedfordnh.org
Merrimack is a young-familyoriented town with an impressive list of nationally and internationally known businesses. Merrimack’s location between Manchester and Nashua, along with three interchanges off the F.E. Everett Turnpike, makes it a convenient bridge between both communities.
Merrimack Town Offices 6 Baboosic Lake Road (603) 424-2331 www.merrimacknh.gov
Candia Town Offices 74 High Street (603) 483-8101 www.candianh.org
Litchfield Litchfield is a suburban community of over 8,000 residents with a strong agricultural heritage. The small town is situated near I-293 and the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, which makes it ideal for residents who commute to almost anywhere. Litchfield Town Offices 2 Liberty Way (603) 424-4046 www.litchfield-nh.gov
Londonderry’s enviable location, about 12 miles north of the Massachusetts border and eight miles from the commerce center of Manchester, gives the town a strategic location while offering a quiet rural lifestyle firmly rooted in an agricultural past. The town has an extensive conservation area with hiking trails and a scenic and cultural byway called The Apple Way. Londonderry Town Offices 268 B Mammoth Road (603) 432-1100 www.londonderrynh.org
Auburn Auburn is a community of 6,100 residents that prides itself on its considerable natural resources and strong sense of community. The community provides a perfect setting, mixing rural living with the serene beauty of nature. Although it shares a border with the City of Manchester and is approximately eight miles east from the heart of New Hampshire’s Derry largest city, Auburn is far enough away not to get caught up in the busy pace of a city that is conveniently available when the need arises. Auburn Town Offices 47 Chester Road (603) 438-5052 www.auburnnh.us
Derry Derry is the state’s fourth largest community, with a bustling downtown and a historic Opera House. The town is home to a wide range of businesses and has ample recreational facilities including Beaver Lake, a bike path system, walking trails and the Robert Frost farm, which draws visitors from around the country. Derry Town Offices 14 Manning Street (603) 432-6100 www.derry.nh.us
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
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Strategically situated in the heart of New England, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport is located less than fifty miles north of Boston and less than an hour’s drive from the region’s most popular ski areas, scenic seacoast beaches and peaceful lakefront resorts. The Manchester-Boston Regional Airport is widely considered the premier airport in northern New England and a convenient alternative airport serving the Greater Boston area. Easy access, competitive airfares, ample affordable parking and a comprehensive schedule of non-stop and direct jet service make Manchester the airport of choice in New England. Manchester-Boston Regional Airport is served by: American, Delta, Southwest and United.
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (603) 624-6539, www.flymanchester.com
Getting Here By Bus, Limo or Rideshare The Manchester Transit Authority runs regularly scheduled bus service throughout the city. Service from Manchester to Boston and other New England cities is available through Concord Trailways, Vermont Transit and several other bus lines. The city also has a number of reservation-based taxi and limousine services.
Grace Limousine and Shuttle (603) 666–0203, www.gracelimo.com
Manchester Transit Authority (603) 623-8801, www.mtabus.org
Royal Limousine Airport Service (800) 494-0508, www.royalairportservice.com
Getting Here By Car If you are visiting the Manchester area by car, you will find it is strategically situated at the intersection of the state’s major north/south and east/west highway systems. From the North, follow Interstate 93-South. From the South, follow either Interstate 93-North or the F.E. Everett Turnpike North. From the East or West, follow Route 101. Once near the city Interstate 293, which follows the Merrimack River, several exits will lead you to downtown Manchester.
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Government New Hampshire has a 24-seat Senate and a 400seat Assembly. It is represented in Congress by two senators and two representatives and has four electoral votes.
Climate There are four seasons in Manchester and the climate is typical of northern New England states. Average daily temperature: January: 20° F; July: 70° F Average snowfall in January: 18 inches Average precipitation in July: 3.1 inches
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New Hampshire Union Leader
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Periodicals Business NH Magazine
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Townsquare Media (603) 391-5219, www.townsquaremedia.com
New Hampshire Public Radio (603) 228-8910, www.nhpr.org
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WLNH 98.3 FM
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New Hampshire Home Magazine
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Manchester Public Television
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New Hampshire Magazine
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Bike Share Manchester provides residents and visitors alike with a way to move around the city that is convenient and environmentally-friendly. Users can set up an account, rent the bike, travel the city and then return it to one of several Bike Share Manchester racks. (Photos by John W. Hession)
Welcomee to Manchester Infrastructure, innovations make for a more accessible, attractive city By Bill Burke
anchester’s downtown has built a reputation in recent years for being a lively, vibrant, family-friendly destination. And thanks to some innovative planning, the city can now add a few new terms to that description: nimble, approachable and easily-accessible. Improved infrastructure, innovative city transportation, a new bike sharing system, walking paths and upgraded city parks have all contributed to the accessibility of the Queen City. Whether it’s on four wheels, two wheels or even no wheels, visitors have a variety of easy-to-use, lowcost options for maneuvering through a city center that has been given a new look. In October, Manchester Connects – a grass-roots civic group – released a report that detailed key initiatives designed to make the city’s downtown and the Millyard more accessible and welcoming. In the report, Manchester Connects cited five key elements: • Create vibrant public spaces • Promote complete streets design and multimodal transportation choices • Build a world-class Riverwalk and an iconic pedestrian bridge • Support mixed land uses and smart parking strategies • Create and sustain Manchester Connects According to Manchester Connects, the Millyard and Manchester’s downtown host the core of the city’s knowledge workers and account for 28 percent of the city’s business and nearly 31 percent of its payroll. A collection of city leaders and civic groups have embarked on a number of these goals over the past year, targeting a variety of approaches to make Manchester more accessible.
Carol Gayman worked to bring Bike Share Manchester to the Queen City. New infrastructure improvements, like the paving project on Elm Street, have helped to create a more bike-friendly city.
Two Wheels A few minutes on Elm Street reveals the typical sounds of a busy city – the hum of cars passing by, an occasional horn or siren and the buzz of visitors heading to appointments. But since early June there’s been a new addition to the urban soundtrack – the familiar tinkling of a bicycle bell. It’s a tangible alert that Bike Share Manchester has moved into the Queen City. Bike Share Manchester is a way for residents and visitors to rent a bike, cruise around the city and then
return it to one of several centrally-located ‘stations.’ “Manchester is a pretty compact city and it lends itself very well to things like Manchester Bike Share,” says Will Stewart, executive director of Stay, Work, Play New Hampshire and co-chair of Bike Manchester. Thirty-five bicycles are parked at seven ‘stations’ around the city, ready to be unlocked and taken for a spin. Whether it’s heading to a lunch, zipping across town to a meeting or enjoying a relaxing tour along the river behind Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, Bike MANCHESTER ADVANTAGE 13
Part of the city’s new bus fleet on display at the Manchester Transit Authority. (Photo courtesy of Manchester Transit Authority.)
Share Manchester is allowing people to see the city from a quieter, more eco-friendly perspective. “It’s a convenient, efficient mode of transportation, especially in more dense areas of the city,” says Stewart. “For example, people sometimes complain that parking in the Millyard can be difficult. If you want to get away for lunch and you drive, you lose your parking space – you don’t want to give it up. If you walk to a restaurant on Elm Street, it could take 10-15 minutes each way. [Manchester Bike Share] shortens that time frame.”
the plan came together over a two-year period. It has been paid for entirely by private funds. “I’m a big biker myself, and I really feel life is better on a bike,” Gayman says. “Every major city is getting on board with bike sharing, and the infrastructure seems to follow. Will Stewart, my partner in this, says the more people are on bikes, the more people will ride bikes. It makes motorists aware and they’re more safety-conscious.” Gayman cites new paving projects that include sharrows – shared bicycle lanes – as evidence the
Visitors have a variety of easy-to-use, low-cost options for maneuvering through a city center that has been given a new look. Here’s how it works: users download the Zagster app, follow the instructions to unlock a bike and then take it for a ride. When the ride is complete, just return the bike to any one of the seven stations throughout the city. Membership options include renting a bike for $2 an hour, or choosing a monthly or annual billing cycle. Bike stations are located at Stanton Plaza, the downtown YMCA, the Puritan Backroom, City Hall Plaza, in front of the Southern New Hampshire University offices and Gateway Park. The newest station will open on the west side at Catholic Medical Center in the spring. Carol Gayman, who served as liaison between UNH Manchester and the Granite YMCA, was the impetus behind bringing the program to the city. Her initial mission: ensure UNH Manchester students became more active – which proved to be a challenge thanks to busy schedules and limited time, until she Googled ‘bike share companies.’ Gayman discovered the Cambridge, Mass.-based company Zagster, and
city is moving toward becoming friendlier to residents and visitors on two wheels. “The Department of Public Works has been incredibly supportive by trying to make Manchester a more bike-friendly city,” she says. “It makes motorists more aware that they’re sharing the road with a biker.” Stewart says the reception to the program has been positive, with more than 325 users signing up to use the system in the first two months alone. “Some people say they haven’t ridden a bike since they were a kid, but now they can just hop on and hop off whenever they want to,” Stewart says. Manchester Bike Share is operating as a two-year pilot program and was funded entirely by private funds and sponsorships. The bikes are cruiser style, with adjustable seats to fit adult riders, automatic front and rear lights, a Bluetooth electronic lock, seven gears and a fender and chain guard to keep riders clean. The program, Stewart says, is even being used to
attract young professionals to the city. “Companies are using it to promote their employees’ health and as an amenity – as a recruiting tool through HR,” he says. “Having something like bike share in visible locations, where potential employees see it, is not just selling their own company and benefits, it’s also selling Manchester. They see it and know this could be a cool place to be and to work.” Organizers are planning to expand the program, and have eyed the Millyard, Fisher Cat Stadium, the Elliot at River’s Edge and the Currier Museum of Art as potential future bike rack locations.
Four Wheels Traveling around the city on a Manchester Transit bus has gotten more efficient and useful, but it’s also about to get more comfortable. The city’s bus fleet, which serves more than 35,000 people monthly, has begun replacements and upgrades designed to make the vehicles user-friendly. The city has begun using New Flyer MiDi buses, which feature a number of improvements. “They’re much better buses,” says Mike Whitten, executive director of Manchester Transit. “Inside there are all kinds of new amenities. The seats aren’t molded plastic – they have much more comfortable seats with cloth seats and cushions. The entrances are wider, there’s different securement access for mobility devices, which means people can get on and off the buses much easier.” Several of the vehicles have new fare boxes, the ability for users to pay using their smartphone, and plans are afoot to allow people to check an app that will let them know how far away a bus is, and when they can expect it to arrive. “We’re aiming to make it all more convenient,” Whitten says. The biggest change includes alterations and addi-
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tions to service and routes. In September, Manchester Transit began service along route 5 – River Road to Southern New Hampshire University – and route 11 – traveling to Manchester Community College and the French Street/Hackett Hill area. It also added three additional hours of service at night, running until 9:30 p.m. The new routes were chosen based on demographic studies that showed students were most likely to use the buses. Also, much of the traveling will be self-contained, with very little transferring. “It makes Manchester a more accessible city in a few ways,” says Whitten. “We now run inter-city buses to places like Concord and Nashua and most of the border towns due to response to our shuttles. It’s one way of getting people into Manchester – whether they’re going to a business or a restaurant or to the ballpark or the arena – where parking is a challenge. You get people to leave their cars at home and take the bus, and if they’re walking to their destination they’re more apt to stop into some businesses along the way. “The other is that it’s opening up employment opportunities for those who live in the city and work elsewhere. If they can’t find employment in the city but they can find a job in, say, Goffstown or Nashua or Concord, this makes it more possible.”
enclosure that utilizes green bins – all of which came in under budget and was funded in part by private donations. Veterans Park – located on Elm Street between Central and Merrimack Streets – also saw a number of upgrades and changes. The World War II monument was refurbished, new plantings and lights were added, and eye-catching LED lamps that simulate old fashioned gas lamps were also installed. “The parks hadn’t been touched in 20-30 years,” says Chris Sullivan, park planner for the city. “Right now we’re also doing the medians on Granite Street. They were done 5-10 years ago, but they’ll be beautified so that when people come into the city, they’ll see it looks really nice.” Sullivan says officials are also looking at erecting a permanent stage at Veterans Park, where many concerts and events are held each year.
“That would allow us to hold smaller, intimate concerts or to use it as a meeting place,” Sullivan says. “There would be a green room, a sound room and dressing rooms so people wouldn’t have to go to the Radisson Hotel across the street to get dressed.” City planners have also teamed with the University of New Hampshire to make changes to Gateway Park. A community-driven pilot project would see Gateway Park – located in the city’s Millyard at the corner of Commercial and Granite Streets – take on new life with a number of changes. A design charrette submitted this past year included plans to connect the park to both the downtown, the Millyard and the Merrimack River. Among the plans: new plantings, spaces to gather in small groups, a small, natural amphitheater, interactive art and a water feature. “We’re going to have a beautiful gateway into the
A Manchester Walkabout A stroll through the city’s parks reveals some noticeable changes. Last year, the city dedicated $180,000 to park improvements. Victory Park – located between Concord and Amherst, Pine and Chestnut Streets – has been given all new lighting, trees, shrubs and perennials throughout, new signage, brick inserts in the sidewalks and a new trash Volunteers have teamed with city agencies to help beautify the city’s many parks, and to create a much more welcoming gateway into Manchester.
city,” says Sarah Jacobs, director of strategic initiatives at UNH Manchester. “It’s important because it’s one of the main entry points into the city. Victory Park was reimagined and made beautiful. Veterans Park is in the process of getting upgrades, and although it’s small, Gateway Park is a key area where there isn’t currently a lot of green space. This will benefit everyone.” Gateway Park improvements will help connect the Millyard to Elm Street, as will a new walking pathway called The Loop. The new Millyard walking loop includes signage and markings to promote walking between Elm Street and the Millyard. The Loop touches on Elm, Granite, Commercial and Stark Streets. The kickoff celebration was held in October, and a larger event is being planned for the spring. “We’re really lucky to have these beautiful spaces set aside,” Jacobs says. “And it’s important to make the most of them.” n www.manchester-chamber.org
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Manchester in a Day Manchester Visitor & Information Center If you’re traveling to Manchester and would like an itinerary based around you and your interests, contact the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce by calling (603) 792-4100 or visit the Chamber at its streetlevel location in the Opera Block of vibrant downtown Manchester at 54 Hanover Street. You can also stop by the Manchester Visitor and Information Center on the corner of Elm and Merrimack streets in Veterans Park. The center is staffed by Granite State Ambassadors, volunteers who are trained as information specialists and can answer questions or chat with you about your visit! For information 24 hours a day, seven days a week, visit www.manchester-chamber.org
Currier Museum of Art
For the Art Lover Begin your day at the Currier Museum of Art and view internationally known artists such as Picasso, Monet, and O’Keefe. Take the Currier tour bus over to the Zimmerman House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Enjoy lunch at Ignite Bar & Grille and walk through the campus of the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Spend some time at the Roger Williams Gallery. Take the afternoon to stroll through Art 3 Gallery. Get your hands dirty by joining a community art class at Studio 550! Enjoy dinner at the Hanover Street Chophouse. Spend the evening experiencing a show at the historic Palace Theatre.
A Day with the Kids Begin your day at the SEE Science Center where visitors of all ages have fun with the nearly 100 interactive exhibits and the largest permanent LEGO installation at mini-figure scale in the world. For lunch, there are plenty of kidfriendly options, including Nadeau’s Subs or Portland Pie Company. Plus, don’t forget Ben & Jerry’s for dessert! In the afternoon, visit the Amoskeag Fishways Learning Center for interactive exhibits about the Merrimack River. In the evening, have a casual dinner at Piccola Italia Ristorante and take in a Manchester Monarchs hockey game or watch the New Hampshire Fisher Cats baseball team and their crazy mascot, Fungo, play their hearts out.
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For the History Buff Begin your day with coffee or breakfast at Waterwork’s Café in Manchester’s historic Millyard. Take a stroll along the Riverwalk, which runs beside the Merrimack River. Visit the Millyard Museum to learn the story of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company. Enjoy lunch at Manchester’s historic 24-hour Red Arrow Diner on Lowell Street. In the afternoon, walk the Valley Street Cemetery where some of the city’s first politicians, engineers, musicians, mayors, two New Hampshire governors and many veterans of the Civil and Revolutionary wars are buried. Walk north on Elm Street and admire grand homes once owned by wealthy mill owners. Explore the West Side and visit the birthplace of America’s Credit Union Movement at the American Credit Union Museum. For dinner, enjoy the food and atmosphere of Cotton, 900 Degrees, Stark Brewing Company or Fratello’s Italian Grille. All are located in historic mill buildings. www.manchester-chamber.org
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Things to Do You’ll find a host of things to do in Manchester from museums and cultural events to outdoor activities and plenty of family fun. Here are just a few ideas. For more ideas and information on local events and area attractions, visit the Manchester Visitor & Information Center located in the heart of downtown Manchester on the corner of Elm and Merrimack Streets.
FAMILY FUN Amoskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center 6 Fletcher Street, Manchester (603) 626-3474, www.amoskeagfishways.org Located along the banks of the Merrimack River, the center allows visitors to view live turtles, frogs and salmon, play a salmon migration game, generate electricity and more.
Candia Springs Adventure Park 446 Raymond Road, Candia (603) 587-2093, www.candiasprings.com In addition to four water slides and a small pool, Candia Springs offers an adventure challenge course with different obstacles, as well as ziplines and an off-road tour.
Canobie Lake Park 85 N Policy Street, Salem (603) 893-3506, www.canobie.com Canobie Lake Park is New England’s premier venue for affordable family entertainment with over 85 rides, games, live shows and attractions as well as free parking.
Community Bingo Center
Shopping at Pop of Color on Elm Street. (Photo by John W. Hession)
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1000 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 645-6285, www.intownmanchester.com Intown Manchester works with the City of Manchester to increase downtown’s competitiveness and to affirm Manchester’s position as an economic leader in New England. Along with managing outdoor maintenance and beautification, they host annual events that are all family friendly, including but not limited to: Eats Week, The TD Bank Summer Fest, The Taste of Downtown Manchester, Manchester Zombie Walk, The Downtown Holiday Market and the Manchester Christmas Parade. Contact Intown when you arrive in town and you’ll receive an entire list of what is going on in Manchester.
216 Maple Street, Manchester (603) 625-9656, www.sparetimeentertainment.com Spare Time Manchester (formerly Stadium Ten Pin) is one of New Hampshire’s premier bowling centers. The center features a state of the art scoring system complete with LCD screens, TVs, and an incredible light and sound system that will blow you away. They are the only place around that you can party and hear a pin drop!
LOK’d Room Escape 750 E Industrial Park Drive, Manchester (603) 782-7920, lokd.rocks Immersive entertainment where you’re part of the show, you’ll be LOK’d in a room with friends and have 60 minutes to find clues and solve puzzles to get out.
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1050 Holt Avenue, #9, Manchester (603) 625-2345, www.communitybingo.org Community Bingo Center is New England’s premier state-of-the-art bingo facility open seven days a week. Twice on Sundays! Their mission consists of fundraising for local charities and nonprofit organizations.
84 Silk Farm Road, Concord (603) 224-9909, www.nhaudubon.org New Hampshire Audubon, a nonprofit statewide membership organization, is dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and habitat throughout the state. NHA offers programs in wildlife conservation, land protection, environmental policy and environmental education.
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245 Maple Street, Manchester (603) 935-7455, www.escapenh.com Get your friends, family and co-workers together! They also do birthday parties and corporate events. Flying solo or can’t fill a room? That’s fine! Part of the fun is working with others.
200 Bedford Street, Manchester (603) 669-0400, www.see-sciencecenter.org Discover the fun of science exploration through more than 75 interactive exhibits on two floors. See the LEGO Millyard Project, a permanent representation of Manchester’s Millyard circa 1900 built with approximately three million LEGO bricks!
Water Country 2300 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth (603) 427-1111, www.watercountry.com Water Country is New England’s largest, cleanest, safest, and friendliest water park located in Portsmouth. With thrilling rides that get the heart pounding, to attractions perfect for the little ones, they’ve got fun covered!
MUSEUMS & CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS America’s Credit Union Museum 418-420 Notre Dame Avenue, Manchester (603) 629-1553, www.acumuseum.org Visit the birthplace of America’s Credit Union Movement and find out what it was like to live in America during the Great Depression. The museum tells the human side of the credit union story.
Franco-American Centre 100 Saint Anselm Drive, Davison Hall, Manchester (603) 641-7114, www.facnh.com This nonprofit cultural organization preserves the rich heritage of the French communities in Manchester through exhibits and a variety of cultural programs.
Manchester Historic Association Millyard Museum (ad on pg. 41) 200 Bedford Street, Manchester (603) 622-7531, www.manchesterhistoric.org The Millyard Museum offers visitors a unique view
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of Manchester’s history, from Native Americans who settled on the Amoskeag Falls to the employees of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company to today’s businesses and residents.
New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society & Aviation Museum of NH 27 Navigator Road, Londonderry (603) 669-4820, www.nhahs.org The NHAHS’s mission is to preserve the history of aviation in New Hampshire by collecting aviationrelated information and artifacts of the past, present and future.
New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College 100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester (603) 222-4100, www.nhiop.org Located on the campus of Saint Anselm College, the Institute is housed in a 20,000-square-foot facility that contains an auditorium, television studio, research center, classrooms, seminar rooms, academic offices, a computer lab, the Common Ground Café and the NH Political Library.
New Hampshire Institute of Art Campus Galleries French Building Gallery 148 Concord Street, Manchester Amherst Street Gallery 77 Amherst Street, Manchester
Vault Gallery 156 Hanover Street, Manchester (603) 623-0313, www.nhia.edu The New Hampshire Institute of Art operates three gallery spaces located on campus that exhibit student, professional and community works throughout the year.
Zimmerman House by Frank Lloyd Wright 201 Myrtle Way, Manchester (603) 669-6144, www.currier.org The Zimmerman House was designed in 1950 by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright and is owned by the Currier Museum of Art. It is the only Wright house open to the public in New England. Reservations can be made by calling the Currier Museum.
ART STUDIOS & GALLERIES Art 3 Gallery (ad on pg. 19) 44 West Brook Street, Manchester (603) 668-6650, www.art3gallery.com Art 3 Gallery is a premier New England retail fine art gallery offering custom framing and corporate and residential art consulting services. Located in a restored townhouse in the historic Millyard district of Manchester, the gallery includes one of the largest collections of art by New Hampshire, New England, national and international artists.
Currier Museum of Art 150 Ash Street, Manchester (603) 669-6144, www.currier.org The Currier Museum of Art is an internationally renowned art museum located in Manchester, New Hampshire. The Currier features European and American paintings, decorative arts, photographs and sculpture, including works by Picasso, Monet, O’Keeffe, Wyeth, and LeWitt with exhibitions, tours and programs year-round.
Jupiter Hall, LLC 89 Hanover Street, Manchester (603) 289-4661, www.facebook.com/JupiterHallNH Jupiter Hall builds community through fostering collaborations with local businesses, organizations, residents and visitors to cultivate appreciation of arts and culture.
Studio 550 Art Center 550 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 232-5597, www.550arts.com Studio 550 offers classes for kids and adults in clay, glass and movement. Studio 550 also offers studio space with private lessons, a mobile clay class that brings a lesson to you, a gallery filled with art you can use, a national artist-in-residence program, rental function hall space and a dynamic arts community.
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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Derryfield Country Club (ad on pg. 31) 625 Mammoth Road, Manchester (603) 669-0235, www.derryfieldgolf.com Derryfield Country Club is an 18-hole regulation public golf course located in the heart of Manchester. Established in 1932, Derryfield is one of only three municipally owned golf courses in the state of New Hampshire.
Lake Winnipesaukee Golf Club (ad on pg. 21) 1 Lake Winnipesaukee Drive, New Durham (603) 569-3055, www.lwgcnh.com A private, 18-hole Clive Clark championship course that offers the golf experience of a lifetime. A stunning 700 mountain acres shelter almost 7,000 yards of magic.
Manchester Country Club 180 South River Road, Bedford (603) 624-4096, www.manchestercountryclub.com Originally designed by Donald Ross and built in 1923, the course at Manchester Country Club has received high praise from Golf Digest magazine as one of the finest courses in New Hampshire. Finely manicured and tree-lined fairways, pure and undulated greens, and distinctive natural elements make for picturesque views throughout the course.
M/S Mount Washington Cruises 211 Lakeside Avenue, Wiers Beach (603) 366-5531, www.cruisenh.com The M/S Mount Washington is an excursion ship sailing on Lake Winnipesaukee that offers narrated scenic cruises and dinner dance cruises from early May through October. During the summer season, dinner dance and theme cruises are a nightly event. There are also discovery cruises and family days.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway 1122 Route 106N, Loudon (603) 783-4744, www.nhms.com Located on approximately 1,200 acres, the multi-use complex is the largest sports facility in New England and features a 1.058-mile oval speedway, with a total capacity for 105,491 spectators and a 1.6-mile road course.
Ski 93 Trips PO Box 382, Raymond (603) 665-9650, www.ski93trips.com Ski 93 Trips offers ski trips to colleges, high schools, middle schools, adult ski clubs and corporate groups. Our main ski destinations include New England, Canada, the Western United States and Europe.
Stonebridge Country Club 161 Gorham Pond Road, Goffstown (603) 497-8633, www.golfstonebridgecc.com
A highly-acclaimed golf course with spectacular 360 degree views of the New Hampshire countryside, Stonebridge has been awarded a Four Star Rating by Golf Digest in its “Places to Play” ranking.
PERFORMING ARTS The Majestic Theatre 880 Page Street, Manchester (603) 669-7469, www.majestictheatre.net Since 1990 The Majestic Theatre has been producing and presenting theatre for and by the community in Manchester. The Majestic produces more shows than any other community theatre in the state, drawing crowds from all of southern New Hampshire and beyond.
Palace Theatre (ad on pg. 22) 80 Hanover Street, Manchester (603) 668-5588, www.palacetheatre.org The last of Manchester’s historic downtown theatres, the Palace has earned a reputation as the city’s premier performing arts institution, offering a wide variety of theatre, dance and music.
SNHU Arena - SMG (ad on pg. 72) 555 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 644-5000, www.snhuarena.com SNHU Arena, New Hampshire’s premier sports and entertainment facility, is conveniently located in Manchester, halfway between Boston, Massachusetts and Portland, Maine. The arena is home to Monarchs Hockey and various other concerts, sporting events and shows.
SPORTS TEAMS New Hampshire Senior Games, Inc. (603) 860-8033, www.nhseniorgames.org NH Senior Games gives adults the opportunity to compete with peers in a variety of activities and more importantly, to enhance their fitness, health and quality of life.
Manchester Monarchs Hockey Club (603) 626-7825, www.manchestermonarchs.com A member of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) and affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, the Monarchs play their home games at the SNHU-SMG Arena.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (603) 641-2005, www.nhfishercats.com A double-A baseball team and affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, the NH Fisher Cats play their home games at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester.
Seacoast United Soccer Club (603) 926-8444, www.seacoastunited.org Seacoast United is dedicated to providing athletic opportunities to youths and adults in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts. 20 MANCHESTER ADVANTAGE www.manchester-chamber.org
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Granite State Candy Shoppe (ad on pg. 59) (603) 218-3885, www.nhchocolates.com
Harris Trophy & Copy Center (ad on pg. 65) (603) 669-3984, www.harristrophy.com
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Jacques Flower Shop (603) 625-5155, www.jacquesflowers.com
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Joseph Charles Men’s Wear (603) 518-7355, www.josephcharlesmenswear.com
LaBelle Winery (603) 672-9898, www.labellewinerynh.com
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The Mall of New Hampshire (603) 669-0434 www.shopsimon.com/newhampshire
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Cabonnay owner Cornelis de Jong. (Photos by John W. Hession) 24 MANCHESTER ADVANTAGE www.manchester-chamber.org
At Cabonnay, the rooftop deck provides diners with dramatic views, while the interior mixes art, lighting, music and top-notch service to deliver an unmatched experience.
Life is a Cabonnay
New Manchester restaurant offers dramatic surroundings and top-notch fare
By Bill Burke
hen is a restaurant not a restaurant? When it’s Cabonnay – one of Manchester’s newest, and certainly most dramatic, dining spaces. The restaurant/urban wine house/retail spot, located near the intersection of Bridge Street and Elm Street, had its soft-opening several months ago. What early visitors found inside is unlike anything, anywhere. In a city quickly becoming known for a number of top-notch dining destinations, Cabonnay stands out for its unusual approach to creating a unique and memorable vibe. The artwork that adorns the striking surroundings, the welcoming yet utterly unique dining environments, the hand-picked, scene-setting music and the forward-thinking processes that drive the pulse of the restaurant from the gleaming kitchen to the top floor, are part of a space unlike any in the city. “We’re classified as a restaurant, and I think that’s the right classification for us, but we never set out to create a restaurant – we set out to create a place and an experience,” owner Cornelis de Jong says. “That’s why this is so different.” The 11,000-square-foot, three-level Cabonnay is a combination of several dining experiences. Walk in to the restaurant and you’ll first encounter the Bliss Bar – www.manchester-chamber.org
a stylish 24-seat space of crisp white décor perfect for enjoying something from the hand-picked wine list or a craft cocktail. Step a little further inside, just past the piano and the wine racks, and the first private dining room reveals itself. An undercurrent of carefully-chosen music draws visitors in, but it may be the dramatic décor, the art, and the video clips and images projected onto the walls that hold their attention. A wide staircase leads up from a retail space to the Conservatory room on the second floor, and then out to one of the more unique dining spots in the city – Cabonnay’s rooftop deck. A “cool little perch” that looks out over the humming traffic below, the deck treats diners who arrive at the right time (and the right time of year) to a stunning sunset over Manchester Place. “What’s so unique about us is it’s not a traditional floor plan,” de Jong says. “Each room feels different, and each area feels different and it’s also nice people come back. People will have a private dinner here and then come back to be more relaxed up in the Conservatory room. It’s really nice to see how people almost treat this like a house: ‘I was in the formal living room and now I’m in the dining room, and now I’m on the patio.’ So that works for us and it’s been successful.”
The deck itself can easily accommodate 50 people, yet de Jong says he and his partner, David Thompson, took a different approach. “I really believe that space is luxury,” he says. “You can enjoy comfort. You’ll see you can have a private conversation without overwhelming anybody next to you anywhere in the restaurant, so the roof deck is the same mentality. It handles 50 people comfortably but we only set it up for 30.” De Jong, a towering figure, moves through the building, offering tips and asking questions of the staff preparing for the day’s guests before thoughtfully explaining the concept of Cabonnay (the name comes from a blending of the words Cabernet and Chardonnay), and why Manchester was the perfect location for the groundbreaking spot. The road that led him to the comfortable chair looking out over Bridge Street is a circuitous one. His father is Dutch, from the Netherlands, and de Jong was born in South Africa. At 18, he moved to North Carolina, then worked in the Washington, D.C. metro area for some time, spent 15 years in Chicago and then stopped in to San Diego for two years before landing in the Granite State. “If you draw a map from the Netherlands to here, it’s quite wild,” he says. And yet it wasn’t random. Two and one-half years MANCHESTER ADVANTAGE 25
Queen City restaurateurs craft a top notch dining destination
The Crown Tavern, above, and Mint Bistro, at right. (Photos by John W. Hession)
owntown Manchester has grown into a cultural center boasting theater, art, sports and music of every kind. With that success comes an undeniable fact: Visitors who flock to the city’s center for these experiences will need to eat. Luckily, the Queen City’s restaurateurs have built a foodie’s playground that has developed into a likeminded community with a shared mantra: the more the merrier. Though the frigid temperatures of an especially cold winter dealt an unfortunate blow to a popular Elm Street eatery last February, the warmth of Manchester’s downtown hospitality community helped thaw things out. Not 24 hours after Valentine’s Day last February, the pipes above Mint Bistro froze, burst and essentially “We’re known for our Asian short rib nachos,” Baines paid in full throughout the entire month it was closed. brought the ceiling down on the popular dining destination. For some, the blow may have been crippling. Not While it may surprise some to see a sense of camaraderie says. “That dish ends up finding its way onto just about every table. It’s got a reputation.” among restaurateurs, Baines knew better. so for Tim Baines, owner of the Mint Bistro. Other popular items include the Red Sox Maki – Mint “I think from an outsider’s perspective, restaurants “It was pretty devastating,” Baines says. “We initially Bistro is also known for its sushi – and inventive drinks, thought we’d close for 2-3 days, but it turned into a situa- can be cutthroat or competitive, that they don’t want including the Khaleesi, which was crafted by a bartender to see other restaurants succeed,” he says. “But people tion where we were closed for a full 30 days.” who also happened to be a keen “Game of Thrones” fan. in the industry know that people work together. The Baines immediately made it a priority to hold onto As for Baines, his primary influence can be seen in more great restaurants there are in downtown Manhis staff. the staff. chester, the better it is for all of us.” “We’re really proud of the longevity of the people we “The focus on service and the family atmosphere Mint Bistro reopened on March 17 of last year, and have and we knew what they were facing,” he says. “Tips among our staff is evident to people who walk into since then, guests have flocked back to the destination. are a big portion of how people make money in the the restaurant,” he says. “I feel confident from a service The only noticeable changes? New paint, an improverestaurant business.” perspective that people will see something different ment in the acoustics of the room, new furnishings and Faced with a tough situation, a few friends in the downtown dining community banded together to raise a new floor. The things that the restaurant was known for when they come into Mint Bistro than they’d see at other places. remain unchanged. funds. Because of the effort, the staff at Mint Bistro was 26 MANCHESTER ADVANTAGE www.manchester-chamber.org
“I look at it this way,” Baines says. “The average person is going to spend $40 – and that’s a decent amount of money. They’re choosing to spend it at Mint Bistro over 10-15 other options downtown, so I want to make sure they feel like family.” Just around the corner on Hanover Street, Steven Clutter is arriving at the Crown Tavern to start the day. The Crown Tavern is Clutter’s second restaurant on the street – he also owns the Hanover Street Chophouse – but the two eateries are quite different. The restaurant began its life as the Crown Theater before closing in 1961. Its lineage is apparent in the freshly-redesigned spot that harkens back to its days as a movie house. It’s also a departure from its more formal cousin just up the street – and that’s by design. “It’s a neighborhood spot,” Owner Steven Clutter says. “It’s not a bistro, it’s not tapas, it’s just a neighborhood spot where you can hang out, take your family, dress casually and get in and out for a reasonable price.” Clutter says the focus on core ingredients maintains the level of quality people expect from the Hanover Street Chophouse. The menu, however, is more affordable, reflecting the neighborhood-hangout feel, and features items that may not appear in the dining room up the street. Smaller, shareable ‘snacks’ like fried cheese fritters, pepper candied bacon and house-made chips start things off, with entrees ranging from wood-fired pizza to burgers to steak. Wander by the front of the restaurant and it becomes clear quite quickly: it’s a combination that works. “It’s kind of cool,” Clutter says. “The first couple of nights the dining room was set up properly, but as the night wore on, a four-top became a six-top, a six-top became an eight-top – I kind of got a tear in my eye because it was exactly what we wanted.” The dining area is focused around a large, curved banquet that faces the bar and divides the room. The upholstered seating is inviting, and creates warmth and intimacy in an otherwise open space. An outdoor dining space is lit by strings of sparkling lights and sits alongside a fenced-in green space that serves as an oasis in the middle of the city. In the kitchen, a large wood-fired oven, customcrafted by The Wood Stone Corporation in Washington state, plays an important role. Clutter and Executive Chef Stuart Cameron traveled to Washington to run the oven through its paces before deciding to bring it to Hanover Street. Next to it, a la plancha grill is used exclusively for the Crown’s renowned burgers. Clutter’s influence can be felt from the menu to the kitchen, but he says in the end it will be the customers who dictate direction. “I saw a review online where someone wrote that you don’t come in here looking for a quiet date night. The chances are that you’ll see six tables where you’ll know everyone and everyone will know your name. I thought, ‘boom – that’s it.’ I look forward to coming down here, getting something to eat, meeting my wife here and hanging out.” n www.manchester-chamber.org
Owner Cornelis de Jong (right) seated with co-owner and CFO Dave Thompson and Executive Chef Angelina Jacobs in Bliss Bar, one of several dining options at Cabonnay.
of studying environments, demographics, business growth trends and government regulations brought him here. “There were three states high on our list and New Hampshire won out for two reasons,” he says. “One, we truly felt it was the best state to move businesses into, and two, we have family in northern Massachusetts – so that did tip the scale.” The original concept called for a location between Windham and Manchester. An initial start
of construction followed before the doors were first opened – quietly. “I don’t think many people knew about us at first,” de Jong says. “We were basically running a test kitchen for a while. It’s like taking a cruise ship out on the water – you’ve got to run all the systems to make sure it’s good.” Things began to click and soon after the team brought in Executive Chef Angelina Jacobs. Born and raised in the area, she comes from a long line
The whole experience is focused on wine country, wine lifestyle, relaxation, and taking time out in an inspiring environment in Londonderry was abandoned when the original plans didn’t resonate with abutters and builders proved to be significantly backlogged. That’s when the team discovered the corner spot on Bridge Street. “We became aware of three properties – this being one of them – that were intriguing to look at,” he says. “When we saw this building we started thinking about how we could improve the experience here. One of the really cool things about the building is that it sticks right out into Bridge Street. You can see the traffic has to actually turn to miss us. It gives a really great view and you can really see everything. It’s just a good place to be.” The project, then, began in earnest. Structural analysis, architectural drawings and then 10 months
of fishermen and clammers. She’s always been in touch with nature – working on farms for much of her life – so she has a close relationship with many farmers and fishermen in the area and is inspired by the farm-to-table movement. The menu offers appetizers ranging from roasted eggplant and grilled artichoke to Maine razor clams and poached local duck egg; entrees include poached lobster, seared salmon and stuffed quail; and an array of desserts tempt at the conclusion of each meal. The wine list is hand-picked with a purpose. With the mission of evoking the pace and feel of California wine country – the whole experience is focused on wine country, wine lifestyle, relaxation, taking time out in an inspiring environment – it MANCHESTER ADVANTAGE 27
Dining al fresco at The Crown Tavern, on Hanover Street.
Restaurateurs: Manchester dining poised for explosive growth Cornelis de Jong was looking to open a new restaurant. What he discovered in Manchester was a destination, in his estimation, ready to blossom. “We’ve done a good job on Elm Street and invigorating that environment,” de Jong says. “There are some really good restaurants and eateries there. Manchester is in my mind – and this is why I’ve invested in it – poised for an explosion.” De Jong cites new condo complexes, downtown revitalization, business growth and downtown accessibility among the elements lining up for the Queen City’s future. “There’s just a lot happening,” he says. “All these people have to eat dinner somewhere. So for us, the idea was that you can really enjoy the growth of Manchester and participate in that growth. I always tell people we’re really for Manchester’s future, not Manchester’s present. I think sometimes people read that as a negative or almost as a slight, and I really say that it’s incredibly positive. We did this project believing in what Manchester will be and where it’s going and what’s relevant for where it’s going.” Manchester has emerged as a top dining destination over the past decade, with new and innovative restaurants moving into the downtown area and providing wide-ranging, groundbreaking options for hungry visitors. The Crown Tavern and Hanover Street Chop-
house Owner Steven Clutter has had a front-row seat for the downtown’s dining renaissance. “I think it’s obviously light years from where it was before,” he says. “The culture here is that ‘everybody knows me, and we know everybody.’ We treat them like royalty.” Clutter cites Tim Baines, owner of the Mint Bistro, and Jeff Paige, owner and chef at Cotton, as fellow restaurateurs who have helped raise the city’s dining profile. “When I first opened the Chophouse, you couldn’t find anyone walking up and down Elm Street,” Clutter says. “Now it’s great to see people walking up the street, going to restaurants and bakeries there. “Over at Republic and Campo, they’ve always said ‘the more the better.’ And you know, I think he’s right.”
New and innovative restaurants are moving into the downtown area, providing wide-ranging, groundbreaking options for hungry visitors Baines says the city has never had the quality – and the quantity – of great dining options as it does now. “It’s fantastic, and it only continues to get better,” he says. “If you look at where we are now, versus the late 90s – there may have been one solid dining option downtown. Now, saying there are 10 is an understatement. There are so many options and cuisines, and a lot of these people are really invested in the community as restaurant owners. They want to see Manchester succeed. It’s probably the best it’s ever been.” n
would have to be. The wine list isn’t strictly American Wines or Napa wines. They’re Californian wines, but they’re joined by carefully considered selections from Chile and Brazil, among other grape growing regions. “We again took the hard road,” de Jong says of choosing wines. “Our wine list is very unique. We try to pick things that are not listed in most restaurants. We actively looked at other restaurants and we tried to not list what they have. The other thing that’s very different about us is we pick by region. We pick by grape varietal and we also consider ratings. But ratings are nice to have, it’s not a must have. So, for example, if we have a Californian Cabernet, I’m not adding another California Cabernet. I’d like to see if there’s a Chilean Cabernet or is there something else. Our wine list was always focused on being worldly, which is, I’d rather have 80 wines and we can talk about them, we know why they were selected, we all tasted them, we all understand them, and we can represent them well from a diverse portfolio perspective – versus having a giant wine book.” The wine selection will often change as the restaurant boasts an active, evolving inventory. “Our focus was on fewer wines, but more interesting wines,” he says. “The other thing about the wines is price point. Our price points are hovering between $40-80. I had no intent of listing wines, and five pages of it, of $200 and $400 wines. I think it’s impressive, it’s nice if you want to build up a collection, but it’s not who we are. Who we are is a place where there’s an affordability aspect and there’s an experience aspect to it. Sitting down and having a bottle of wine for $45 in a restaurant is on the lower end. With us there are multiple choices where you can really enjoy good wine. So the wine selection is very personal. We absolutely focused on it.” The staff is set, the menu perfected, the wine list considered and the design complete – which leaves one primary ingredient that can only be added with time: longevity. The building was conceived to be a space that has longevity to it, and to have a sense of place. “I know it sounds like a cliche, but it really is that,” de Jong says. “To create that sense of place, you need to ensure that it doesn’t disappear in six months. “It’s almost like a symphony hall. You build the structure, but you’re not the musician. The musicians are the chefs and they play different songs every night. The bartenders, they play different songs. There’s different shows — maybe it’s a classical concert, maybe it’s holiday pops. The building is still the attraction. You come here, you sit and you wonder what’s going to happen tonight. Nothing for us is normal.” n
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Bonfire Restaurant & Country Bar/ Torched Pizza 950 Elm Street, Manchester (877) 653-7678 www.bonfire.country, www.torched.pizza
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Hanover Street Chophouse 149 Hanover Street, Manchester (603) 644-2467, www.hanoverstreetchophouse.com
Hooked Seafood Restaurant (ad on pg. 32) 110 Hanover Street, Manchester (603) 606-1189, www.hookedonignite.com
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Midtown Café 814 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 935-5401, www.midtowncafenh.com
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Restoration Café 235 Hanover Street, Manchester (603) 518-7260, www.restorationcafenh.com
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Get a good night’s sleep during your stay at one of the region’s hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts or at a resort and spa. Choose to stay close to the airport or pick a room in downtown Manchester close to galleries, restaurants and museums. Many accommodations offer shuttle service, swimming pools, health clubs, Wi-Fi and complimentary breakfast. Whether you’re here on business or relaxing with the family, you’ll find cheerful locals to greet you at the front desk and make you feel at home away from home.
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Comfort Inn 298 Queen City Avenue, Manchester (603) 668-2600, www.comfortinnmht.com
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For beautiful wedding receptions, inspired business meetings, and private events, we offer more than 14,000 square feet of sophisticated indoor and outdoor venue space. Recently renovated and equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
With over 7,000 square feet of beautiful and flexible function space and convenient on-site hotel accomodations, The Falls Event Center offers the perfect backdrop for Southern New Hampshire events.
Fratello’s is known for the freshest ingredients, quality preparation and exceptional value. You’ll find meeting and events space, and an elegant wedding reception venue in our Manchester location.
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The Holiday Inn Manchester Airport, the most convenient full-service hotel in Manchester, located just moments from the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.
The premier event venue for corporate entertaining and social celebrations of all sizes and styles, convenient to get to and rests atop a quiet and picturesque hilltop overlooking rolling vineyards.
Whatever your occasion, we have a variety of spaces that give you flexibility to transform our space into your vision. Unforgettable events are for everyone; membership not required to host your event.
Located slopeside on a bluff overlooking Lincolnâ€™s Pemigewasset River, the Mountain Club provides a carefree ambiance and yearround experiences ideal for families, couples and groups.
Located in downtown Manchester, the New Hampshire Institute of Art offers a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Several meeting rooms, including the French Auditorium, are available for event rental.
The New Hampshire Institute of Politics is an impressive 20,000square-foot facility, featuring a state-of-the-art auditorium, a fully equipped television studio, four multimedia classrooms and more.
Conveniently located off I-93, the Puritanâ€™s state-of-the-art conference center provides elegantly decorated rooms and a host of audio and visual capabilities to meet your needs.
Just minutes from the Manchester Airport, this hotel offers three meeting rooms ideal for small meetings and social functions.
Grappone Conference Center
Located in the Capital City of New Hampshire, with the largest ballroom and function space in the Concord Area and a dedicated team of event planners.
70 Constitution Avenue, Concord (603) 573-4012, www.grapponeconferencecenter.com
Hilton Garden Inn (ad on pg. 35)
Overlooking the Fisher Cats stadium, book your next business 101 South Commercial Street, Manchester meeting in the comfort of their board rooms. (603) 669-2222, www.manchesterdowntown.stayHGI.com
Holiday Inn - Manchester Airport 2280 Brown Avenue, Manchester (603) 641-6466, www.holidayinn.com/manchesternh
LaBelle Winery 345 Route 101, Amherst (603) 672-9898, www.labellewinerynh.com
Manchester Country Club 180 South River Road, Bedford (603) 624-4096, www.manchestercountryclub.com
The Mountain Club on Loon 90 Loon Mountain Road, Lincoln (603) 745-2244, www.mtnclub.com
New Hampshire Institute of Art 148 Concord Street, Manchester (603) 623-0313, www.nhia.edu
New Hampshire Institute of Politics 100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester (603) 641-7000, www.anselm.edu
Puritan Conference and Event Center 245 Hooksett Road, Manchester (603) 669-6890, www.puritanbackroom.com
Quality Inn Manchester 55 John E. Devine Drive, Manchester (603) 668-6110, www.qualityinn.com
Radisson Hotel of Manchester (ad on pg. 35) The ideal Manchester location for a variety of meetings and social 700 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 625-1000, www.radisson.com/manchesternh
events, the Center of New Hampshire provides over 65,000 square feet of flexible, well-appointed meeting, banquet and exhibit space.
SERESC Conference Center
SERESC Conference Center is a premier multimedia, videoconferencing and meeting facility that provides state-of-the-art equipment, competitive pricing and outstanding personalized service.
SNHU is a great location for summer camps, corporate retreats, receptions, charity/nonprofit events, community walks, meetings, expos and conferences. SNHU can provide facilities, audio visual and catering for your next event as well as complimentary parking.
Stark Brewing Company has a customizable catering menu with options for every budget, a full bar, specialty linens, flat screen TVs and a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system.
Located in the Lakes Region, the Wolfeboro Inn offers private meeting facilities, accomodating small corporate conferences in the library to groups of 165 in the ballroom.
29 Commerce Drive, Bedford (603) 434-0556, www.seresc.net
Southern New Hampshire University (ad on pg. 16) 2500 North River Road, Manchester (603) 668-2211, www.snhu.edu
Stark Brewing Company 500 Commercial Street, Manchester (603) 625-4444, www.starkbrewingcompany.com
The Wolfeboro Inn 90 North Main Street, Wolfeboro (603) 569-3016, www.wolfeboroinn.com www.manchester-chamber.org
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APS Lighting - Sound - AV (ad on pg. 32)
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Tidewater Catering Group
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Two Friends CafĂŠ (603-627-6622 www.twofriendsbagel.com
massAV (800) 423-7830 www.massav.com
Entertainment Manchester Community Music School
Catering Celebrations Catering
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Eye Candy Balloons
Extra Touch Gourmet CafĂŠ & Catering
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Red Arrow 24 Diner, LLC (ad on pg. 61)
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Corporate Apparel & Promotional products Allstates Business Solutions (603) 887-5500 www.allstatesbs.com
Better Life LLC (603) 647-0077 www.betterlifecompanies.com
EmbroidMe (603) 647-9994 www.embroidme-bedford.com
Unifirst Corporation (603) 888-1323 www.unifirst.com
Florists Jacques Flower Shop (603) 625-5155 www.jacquesflowers.com
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Recent innovations have increased the Queen City’s visibility and connection to the larger technology community, and moves by notable Granite State leaders have already led to new companies relocating into the city’s Millyard. (Photo by Lisa Nugent)
Opportunity Abounds Manchester emerges as biotech hub By Liisa Rajala
he Queen City has long been a base for engineering and design firms developing and servicing medical devices, but one of those firms – DEKA Research and Development Corp – has been awarded the opportunity to develop a new industry that has the potential to make Manchester a prominent player in the national biotech ecosystem. Recent innovations have increased the Queen City’s visibility and connection to the larger technology community, and moves by notable Granite State leaders have already led to new companies relocating into the city’s Millyard. The result: Manchester’s biotech and technology future is bright. It all started in 2016, when opportunity knocked on inventor Dean Kamen’s door. As the founder and president of DEKA Research and Development Corp., Kamen has developed
devices ranging from HomeChoice, a portable peritoneal dialysis system, to the Luke Arm, an advanced robotic prosthesis developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense. It was the Dept. of Defense that requested Kamen submit a proposal to win the more than $80 million, five-year contract to advance stem cell research with the goal of manufacturing blood, organs and skin and connective tissue for injured soldiers. Kamen immediately jetted around the country, convincing 46 companies and 26 academic and medical research institutions to raise an additional $200 million and become members of the initiative BioFabUSA. To satisfy DOD’s request to provide a reliable future workforce to fulfill the contract, Kamen suggested a partnership with the University of New Hampshire in Manchester, which readily agreed
to intertwine its biotechnology program with the initiative. Later that year, DEKA was awarded the contract, and in July 2017, the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) launched with 400 people and more than 50 out-of-state companies from 20 states in attendance. “I think this is the beginning of an industry,” said Kamen, after ARMI’s ribbon-cutting ceremony. “I think we have more major companies, universities, medical schools, prestigious government institutions here than I’ve ever seen in one room at one time and I think they understand how big this opportunity is.” Housed at 400 Commercial Street in the Manchester Millyard, ARMI is situated close to DEKA and UNH Manchester. The building allows space for partners to perform research, while its 6th floor is dedicated to UNH Manchester, where up-to-date
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bioscience laboratory infrastructure is being placed to provide workforce training. The 6th floor will also house a biotech company incubator facility. The concept, says Mike Decelle, dean of UNH Manchester and ARMI’s chief workforce officer, is to allow students an opportunity to intern with the institute or with companies that have moved to Manchester to be associated with the institute. “We think it’s a force for net migration into the state, and a place where those students will stay because of the opportunities presented,” says Decelle, who has already seen an influx of highly qualified teaching professionals apply to work at UNH Manchester since the announcement of ARMI. Dr. Richard McFarland, a former official with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, met Kamen at the White House when Kamen accepted the contract offer. Having focused for nearly 20 years on how the FDA would regulate a future regenerative medicine industry, Dr. McFarland immediately proposed to work for the institute, where he is today, working with UNH Manchester to enhance one of its online biotechnology courses and planning to teach a section of “The Business of Biotechnology” course. Developing a workforce is critical to the future of ARMI.
“We think this is an industry where every American worker can participate,” regardless of degree attainment, says Gray Chynoweth, chief membership officer and deputy chief operating officer at ARMI. Through Kamen’s nonprofit, FIRST Robotics Competition, ARMI is making an effort to encourage the next generation of workers to become engaged with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). For the current workforce, ARMI will share technology with fellow manufacturers and provide retraining through the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), which will have a representative housed at the institute. NH MEP is also launching an online database of all manufacturers in the state to foster collaboration with ARMI. “No matter what business you’re in – trust me, you’ll want to be part of this,” says Kamen. Chynoweth, who has worked for Manchesterbased technology firms Dyn and SilverTech, thinks ARMI will help increase Manchester’s visibility and connection to the greater Boston biotech economy. “Just like Manchester has become a clear extension of the Boston ecosystem for software – with the purchase of Dyn by Oracle, and Texas Instruments, Autodesk and Blackbaud using Manchester as a Boston interface – I think that ARMI has a
chance to cement Manchester as part of that Boston ecosystem,” says Chynoweth. Throughout the year, ARMI will also hold events that encourage industry networking, providing outof-state businesses more exposure to Manchester and the benefits of locating here. Already, there are companies moving to the Millyard because of ARMI. Advanced Solutions Design Software, a Louisville, Kentucky-based company that has created BioAssemblyBot – a robot that can build 3-D models of tissue using patients’ DNA – is in the process of moving its research and development team. When the director of the research and development team, Dr. James Hoying visited Manchester for the ARMI’s opening, the Manchester Chamber provided him and his family with an itinerary and even enabled Dr. Hoying to throw the first pitch at a Fisher Cat’s game. “From the very beginning, the Chamber of Commerce has been a fantastic partner in helping us to showcase the best that Manchester has to offer,” says Chynoweth. “Ahead of our launch event, they put together welcome bags that included gift certificates to local restaurants and tickets to museums.” Fluid-Screen – a company that uses electric forces to control bacteria motion in water – has
“Trust me – you’ll want to be part of this.” – Dean Kamen
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Above: The Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) lab, located in Manchester’s Millyard. At left: During the ARMI launch event, Dr. James Hoying and Michael Golway of Kentucky-based Advanced Solutions explained how tissue can be built using BioAssemblyBot.
(Photos by Allegra Boverman)
been housed in an incubator in Kendall Square, paying $26,000 a month for 600 square feet and a shared common lab. “I told [CEO Monika Weber] we have a better alternative for her,” says Kamen. “She ought to move up to New Hampshire. We can get her better resources and better support and get a substantially better rate on 6,000 square feet, and she’s in the process of moving up.” Whether it’s companies that manufacture tooling or those that engineer tissues, Chynoweth says ARMI will be working with several companies that are nearby or across the country, though “companies close to us will be able to help more intensively.” “Everyone feels like now is the time for there to be a real acceleration and commercialization of engineered tissues and that ARMI and the BioFabUSA program will serve as a real catalyst for that accelera-
tion,” says Chynoweth. Christina Ferrari, a former neuroscience researcher who moved from Boston to work as a lawyer in Bernstein Shur’s Manchester office, has kept a close eye on the growth of the biotech and medical device industries in New Hampshire. “There’s a nice biotech ecosystem in the Lebanon area, but they’re their own little microsystem up there,” says Ferrari, who is part of the committee organizing the New Hampshire High Tech Council’s BioTech/MedTech Cluster. “I think the greatest potential for growth is the southern New Hampshire area and up the Seacoast to Portland.” Ferrari hopes ARMI will attract more biotech and medical device companies to the greater Manchester area. “New Hampshire has this really great niche in product development,” says Ferrari. “Manufactur-
ers are actually creating components or devices themselves for companies in the greater Boston area and around the country, and they’re mostly smaller companies, but they’re quite successful and they’re supplying the bigger companies around the world.” About 25 percent of Bernstein Shur’s work services biotech firms, but Ferrari expects that to grow substantially over the next five to 10 years. Cindy Harrington, business development manager at the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development and a founding member of the BioTech/ MedTech Cluster, agrees. She expects ARMI and New Hampshire’s growing bioresearch sector will attract outside talent including scientists and professors. “You have ARMI in Manchester and it’s in great proximity to Boston-Cambridge and Dartmouth. A lot of companies want proximity to the BostonCambridge market, to hospitals for clinical trials. They want to be accessible to research going on,” says Harrington. Furthermore, ARMI, Kamen proposes, could change the manner in which early research and development is performed, having a global ripple effect on the health care market. “What if we could give you a 3-D model using real human cells in a real engineered environment where we could really monitor everything? That could, for the drug companies, be a way to dramatically shorten the time it takes to develop and to test a drug,” says Kamen. “What would that mean to the public? The development time gets shorter, the risk of side effects in real life is much lower, which would all make it more cost-effective.” n
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Founded by New Hampshire natives, Dyn is proud to call Manchester home. With an ever-growing employee base all over the world, Dynâ€™s heart remains in the Granite State where we work to help foster a sense of community and NH pride. Dyn and Oracle are honored to support the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.
Health Care From advanced neonatal care to state-of-the art heart surgery, the Greater Manchester medical community provides a degree of sophistication that is unusual in an area its size. The region is served by four major health facilities, an extensive new outpatient medical facility, walk-in clinics and more than 700 licensed physicians affiliated with Manchester’s two hospitals alone. These facilities and private practices are supplemented by a network of nonprofit health services organizations. In the past few years many private practices, HMOs and clinics expanded or relocated to the area.
HEALTHCARE FACILITIES American Medical Response 35 Pine Street, Manchester (603) 626-0550, www.amr.net From responding to 9-1-1 calls, providing on-site emergency care at sporting events and emergency dispatching services to non-emergency transportation solutions, skilled nursing care and others, AMR has the capability to meet the needs of a diverse range of customers.
Apple Therapy and Wellness 29 Kosciuszko Street, Manchester (603) 668-1106, www.appletherapywellness.com Apple Therapy and Wellness is dedicated to continuing the excellent physical and occupational therapy services that they have offered for decades, and now also offer personal training, group fitness classes and state-of-the-art fitness equipment
Bedford Ambulatory Surgical Center 11 Washington Place, Bedford (603) 622-3670, www.bedfordsurgical.com The Bedford Ambulatory Surgical Center is an independent same-day surgical center. The center is privately owned by physicians, licensed by the state of New Hampshire.
Catholic Medical Center (ad on pg. 3) 100 McGregor Street, Manchester (603) 668-3545, www.catholicmedicalcenter.org Catholic Medical Center is a 330-bed full-service health care facility offering medical-surgical care through more than 475 affiliated providers.
Children’s Hospital at DartmouthHitchcock 100 Hitchcock Way, Manchester (603) 629-8496, www.chadkids.org
New Hampshire’s only comprehensive, full-service children’s hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD) provides an extended system of care that offers advanced pediatric services.
ConvenientMD Urgent Care 3 Nashua Road, Bedford, NH 03110 (603) 472-6700, www.convenientmd.com ConvenientMD offers an innovative approach to high-quality health care in an efficient and welcoming environment while saving money for patients, employers and insurance companies.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester (ad on inside front cover) 100 Hitchcock Way, Manchester (603) 695-2500, www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester, a multi-specialty community group practice, serves the health care needs of greater Manchester, providing basic (primary) and specialty care to the whole family.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center 5 Bedford Farms Drive, Suite 200, Bedford (603) 629-1137, www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org A community medical practice with primary and specialty care; onsite radiology and lab services; and access to its neighboring D-H Manchester facility’s Urgent Appointment services.
Derry Imaging Center (ad on pg. 48) 160 South River Road, Bedford (603) 537-1300, www.derrymedicalservices.com As an independent diagnostic imaging center, Derry Imaging offers its patients the highest quality technology at a fraction of the cost of hospital imaging centers. They combine advanced technology and training with exceptional patient-oriented care and service.
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Derry Medical Center (ad on pg. 49) 160 South River Road, Bedford (603) 537-3021, www.derrymedicalcenter.com Derry Medical Center has been providing primary care for patients and whole families for 50 years. Our practice is physician-owned, allowing our providers to offer integrated, unbiased care for all aspects of your health, including prevention and wellness, weight loss, and chronic disease management. New patients welcome!
Elliot Health System (ad on pg. 9) 4 Elliot Way, Suite 301, Manchester (603) 669-5300, www.elliothospital.org Elliot Health System (EHS) is the largest provider of comprehensive healthcare services in Southern New Hampshire. The cornerstone of EHS is Elliot Hospital, a 296-bed acute care facility in Manchester.
ExpressMED/Bedford Occupational Acute Care 1 Highlander Way, Manchester (603) 625-2622, www.expressmednh.com These state-of-the-art facilities boast the area’s top providers and compassionate staff, as well as on-site X-Ray and on-site laceration and burn treatments.
The Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center 85 McGregor Street, Manchester (603) 703-6955, www.cancerfriends.dartmouth.edu The Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center is dedicated to supporting the services provided by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center, a world-renowned cancer treatment and research facility affiliated with Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
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Manchester Community Health Center 145 Hollis Street, 2nd Floor, Manchester (603) 626-9500, www.mchc-nh.org Manchester Community Health Center provides a comprehensive scope of preventive and primary health services to anyone, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.
New Hampshire’s Hospital for Children One Elliot Way, Manchester (603) 669-5300, www.nhhospitalforchildren.org Recognizing the expanding need for pediatric expertise, the New Hampshire’s Hospital for Children was designed to deliver high quality care for children close to home.
NHMI Safe Sports Network 35 Kosciuszko Street, Manchester, NH 03101 (603) 627-9728, www.nhmi.net NHMI is dedicated to advancing knowledge in musculoskeletal care and sports medicine and to promoting and providing a safe sports environment for athletes.
Chiropractors Amoskeag Chiropractic, Inc. 55 Amoskeag Street, Manchester (603) 624-8000, www.nhchiropractors.com
Unbound Dance Academy
Executive Health & Sports Center
1181 Hooksett Road, Hooksett (603) 714-2821, www.unbounddanceacademy.com
One Highlander Way, Manchester (603) 668-4753, www.ehsc.com
The Workout Club & Wellness Center
Elevate Health Studio
35 Hamel Drive, Manchester (603) 623-1111, www.theworkoutclub.com
42 Constitution Drive, Bedford (603) 488-1756, www.elevatehealthstudio.com
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND REHABILITATION Farnum Center
775 Canal Street, Manchester (603) 748-0665, www.fortcycle.com
140 Queen City Avenue, Manchester (888) 840-4243, www.estreatment.org Helping individuals and families find their way to a life free of the effects of alcohol and other drugs through comprehensive treatment and recovery services open to all.
Fortitude Health and Training 775 Canal Street, Manchester (603) 854-2002, www.fortitudeht.com
The Granite YMCA
Independent Services Network
117 Market Street, Manchester (603) 782-2801, www.graniteymca.org
Title Boxing Club NH 460 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 206-5608 www.manchester-marketbasket.titleboxingclub.com
The Training Station 200 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 505-0048, www.thetrainingstationnh.com
117 Market Street, Manchester (603) 644-3544, www.isnnh.com ISN is a private human services company serving children and adults with developmental disabilities, acquired brain injury and/or emotional handicaps.
Next Step Bionics and Prosthetics 155 Dow Street, Suite 200, Manchester (603) 668-3831 www.nextstepbionicsandprosthetics.com
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Orthotics and prosthetics for amputees with an onsite fabrication lab that means prosthesis or orthotics can be ready in days, not weeks.
Serenity Place 101 Manchester Street, Manchester (603) 625-6980, www.serenityplace.org Serenity place offers compassionate treatment for adults with substance use disorders.
Teen Challenge 147 Laurel Street, Manchester (603) 647-7770, www.tcnewengland.org Teen Challenge is a Christian residential drug recovery program.
Bentley Commons at Bedford
Meetinghouse at Riverfront
66 Hawthorne Drive, Bedford (603) 644-2200, www.bentleyatbedford.com Offering Assisted Living and Respite Care for seniors through a unique combination of the most progressive senior living concepts, elegant architectural design, a specially educated, experienced staff and a family-centered approach.
60 River Front Drive, Manchester, NH 03102-3229 (603) 623-7000, www.riverfrontseniorliving.com Overlooking the picturesque Merrimack River, the Meetinghouse at Riverfront enables its residents to maintain the highest level of independence while receiving the care and support they may require.
Birch Hill Terrace (ad on pg. 4)
200 Alliance Way, Manchester (603) 645-6500, www.birchhillrc.org Situated on a beautiful 17-acre wooded site on the outskirts of Manchester, Birch Hill Terrace offers independent living in a 138-apartment retirement community. Assisted living is also available.
7 Riverwoods Drive, Exeter (800) 688-9663, www.riverwoodsrc.org RiverWoods is a Continuing Care Retirement Community comprised of three vibrant, self-contained, life care communities with easy access to all the charms of New Hampshire and New England.
Assisted Living/Retirement/ Home Health/Hospice Care
Courville at Manchester
The Arbors of Bedford (ad on pg. 41) 70 Hawthorne Drive, Bedford (603) 647-9300, www.arborsofbedford.com A specialized and secure assisted living facility for people with Alzheimer’s, Dementia and other memory impairments.
Bedford Falls (ad on pg. 65) 5 Corporate Drive, Bedford (603) 471-2555, www.benchmarkseniorliving.com Bedford Falls joins a family of communities in New England making a world of difference in the lives of seniors and their families.
44 West Webster Street, Manchester (603) 647-5900, www.courvillecommunities.com The Courville Communities accommodate nearly 300 residents and boast a revolutionary approach to senior living. Within each Courville Community, you will find a team dedicated to meeting the changing needs of our residents through professional care with a personal touch.
Evergreen Place 813 Beech Street, Manchester (603) 669-7361, www.evergreenplace.biz Evergreen Place is a community where you can live a full life with the support that assisted living brings.
Bayada Home Health Care 48 Brook Street, Suite 3, Manchester (603) 621-0857, www.bayada.com Bayada Home Health Care is a trusted leader in providing clinical care and support services at home for children and adults of all ages.
BrightStar Care 602 Riverway Place, Bldg 6, Suite B, Bedford (603) 637-4646, www.brightstarcare.com/bedfordmanchester
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Home Health & Hospice Care (ad on pg. 55) 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack (603) 882-2941, www.hhhc.org Home Health & Hospice Care provides home health services to the elderly, the acute and chronically ill, children, newborns and the dying in the comfort and security of the individual’s home.
Home Instead Senior Care 100A Middle Street, Manchester (603) 668-6868, www.homeinstead.com/608 An innovator in home eldercare since 1994, Home Instead Senior Care of Central New Hampshire is dedicated exclusively to helping seniors stay in their homes as they age.
Visiting Angels 14 Hooksett Road, Auburn (603) 483-8999, www.visitingangels.com/Auburn Visiting Angels is a network of non-medical, private duty home care agencies providing senior care, elder care, personal care, respite care and companion care.
Future in Sight
Dental Bay Street Family Dental 33 Bay Street, Manchester (603) 624-1342, www.baystreetfamilydental.com
Hoertdoerfer Dentistry, PLLC
25 Walker Street, Concord (603) 224-4039, www.futureinsight.org Future In Sight is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to transforming the lives of those who are blind, visually impaired, and their families.
Retina Vision Center
4 Elliot Way, Suite 306, Manchester (603) 669-1251, www.drbryanh.com
Manchester Advanced Dental 2305 Brown Ave, Suite 1, Manchester (603) 505-4440, www.manchesteradvanceddental.com
107 Riverway Place, Bedford (603) 836-5541, www.nhretinavisioncenter.com Retina Vision Center provides patient care that transcends purely medical or surgical aspects of retinal disease.
Wellspring Dental Group 169 South River Road, Bedford (603) 232-5490, www.wellspringdentalgroup.com
PillPack Pharmacy 250 Commercial Street, Suite 2012, Manchester (855) 745-5725, www.pillpack.com
Lens Doctors 381 South Willow Street, Manchester (603) 629-0090, www.lensdoctors.net Our staff will skillfully and efficiently lead you through the process, including your eye exam, selecting the perfect frame, and navigating your vision insurance coverage to get the most value on your eye care purchase.
Animal Rescue League of NH 545 Route 101, Bedford (603) 472-3647, www.rescueleague.org
Manchester Animal Hospital 1129 Hooksett Road, Hooksett (603) 623-7788, www.manchah.com
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Students at the Parker-Varney School share their 3-D printer projects with Manchester School District Superintendent Dr. Bolgen Vargas. From left, Kevin Bear, Zoey SzumieszÂ , Dr. Vargas and Sophia Rousseau. (Photo by John W. Hession)
Manchester schools innovate New programs designed to prep students for changing, complex world By Bill Burke
hen students return to school after summer break, it typically takes some time before everyone is back in the school
year routine. Not so, at the Parker-Varney School. A new program at the school has resulted in rising test scores, increased reading proficiency and classrooms of students who are ready to begin learning the day they return to the classroom. It’s just one of the innovative changes throughout the Manchester School District that’s allowing administrators to examine education in a new light. Parker-Varney Principal Amy Allen has helped implement the Multi Grade program – a system where multi-age and multi-grade classes are combined into ‘bands,’ allowing students to progress when they’re ready, and receive extra help when they’re ready.
Students at the Parker-Varney School take part in the Multi Grade program – just one of the innovative programs put in place to help boost students’ academic performances.
Where grades are traditionally organized by age, the Multi Grade model mixes multiple grade levels and ages into one classroom, or band. Grade bands are organized into kindergarten/first grade; second/third grade; fourth/fifth grade – which allows teachers to gather and review data and then respond to academic and social needs when needed most. “The kids benefit by being able to move on when they’re ready and get extra help before they move on,” Allen says. “Students who had been cruising along before – we’re now able to push them.” Multi-age classrooms also help boost students’ academic performance. The school’s second grade students in the second/third grade band went from 29 percent proficient in September 2016 to 77 percent proficient in June 2017 on i-Ready reading assess-
ments. English Language Learners went from 54 percent proficient in September 2016 to 85 percent proficient in June 2017. The school has also seen a decrease in Special Education referrals by 20 percent. These successes have caught the attention of national organizations examining classroom performance. “We’ve had a lot of national visitors,” Allen says. “The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation came to see the school, Hewlett-Packard came to visit and the Zuckerberg Foundation visited.” Teachers at the school adapted to the new approach, entering into a co-teaching model. Allen says the staff met the challenge and began to excel quickly. “They now had to work with another adult, and they really have become those curriculum experts,” she
says. “It strengthens them as educators, because now we’re looking at the curriculum as a vertical. It’s made their jobs easier because they’re able to give students what they need in tasks that are do-able.” Students also track with these adults for several years during their time at the school. So for students experiencing stress from issues like poverty, parental incarceration, substance abuse, death and neglect, these relationships and support become quite important and essential to the ‘whole child’ approach. Then there’s the detail of getting everyone on the same page quickly. “We’ve noticed that the rituals and the routines of opening a classroom are different,” Allen says. “The students came back to learn much more quickly. We noticed when we assessed them in the fall that they retained what they learned the previous year.” The Multi Grade approach is just one of the improvements the district has undertaken recently, and if Dr. Bolgen Vargas has his way, that innovation will become an integral part of the Manchester School District’s DNA. “That would be my dream,” says Vargas, superintendent of Manchester Schools. “We’re not there yet, but we’re making strides. In the 21st century, unless you innovate, you’re not going to succeed as a school system or a corporation or as any type of organization.” Since coming to Manchester in September of 2016, Vargas has worked with administrators and overseen a series of programs designed to help better prepare students for a rapidly-changing future. Multiple partnerships throughout the community, including revisit-
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“The only reason I’m here is because of a great teacher. While I talk about innovation and everything else, at the end of the day it’s about relationships. One of the great, great assets the district has is a dedicated staff. Remember, a machine doesn’t speak to our hearts – humans do. And I haven’t met a person yet that hasn’t had an influential teacher in their school years. So we will continue to strive for that.” – Dr. Bolgen Vargas
Manchester Community College works with city’s schools to give students a head start
s families look for ways to finance higher education, as the price continues to climb, New Hampshire’s community college system – and Manchester Community College, in particular – is providing an affordable, innovative option. Two programs at Manchester Community College are helping younger students find a clearer, more affordable way to higher education. Running Start allows students to take courses for college credit in their high school setting, and Early College provides students the opportunity to take courses on a college campus to accelerate their progression through higher education. Running Start began in 1999 as a partnership between the community colleges of New Hampshire and the state’s high schools to provide an opportunity for students to take college courses for college credit while simultaneously completing the requirements to graduate high school. The Running Start courses are taught at the participating high school by credentialed high school faculty as part of the daily class schedule. “It’s a way of giving students a jump start,” says Dr. Susan Huard, president of Manchester Community College. “There are some who plan carefully who have completed the equivalent of their first semester in college by the time they’ve graduated high school.” Running Start gives students the opportunity to prepare for the demands of a college workload, puts them on the pathway to a successful college career, builds confidence in their academic abilities and it does it all at a greatly reduced rate. Tuition is just $150. “It’s a great bonus for the students and for their parents,” Huard says. “Obviously there’s the economic advantage – it’s possible to save $25,000-plus. And these are college credits. The curriculum is vetted and they face the same rigors he or she would see in a classroom on a college campus, only they’re sitting with classmates they’ve known, teachers they’ve known, and it’s less stressful and a great way to get started.” All of Manchester’s public high schools are participating in the Running Start program, with 370 students currently registered and taking part. “I think it’s a great efficiency,” Huard says.
“They’re doing college-level work while they’re in high school or they’re at home, they’re shortening their path. College courses move at a pretty rapid pace. When students are doing a Running Start course, it goes a little longer than a college course, so the initial experience through the program is yes, it’s college credit, but they’ll have the support one usually sees in the high school environment.” The classes offered include anatomy and physiology, biology, calculus, physics and chemistry in programs like advanced manufacturing, marketing and engineering. The college faculty works with high school teachers to ensure the courses maintain standards identical to those taught at the college. “The most popular class we offer is college composition,” Huard says. “I’d also add business and computer science, graphic design and, of course, since 20 percent of what Manchester Community College offers is technical – automotive and HVAC – there’s a lot of variety. There’s some lab and some theoretical.” Huard says the program attracts two types of students: those looking to get a jump start on a classic liberal arts education and students looking to enter the technical field. Manchester Community College has cutting-edge lab equipment that isn’t available in high school programs. Students taking part in Early College are tracked by counselors to ensure they’re staying on-track and keeping up with the faster pace of studies. “There are many advantages for students who are accelerating their experience,” Huard says. “One of the impacts is on career choices. We talk a lot about creating pathways, so when a student knows what he or she wants to pursue, they can proceed on accelerating or focusing to get where he or she wants to be in as short a time as possible.” The result: Greater Manchester is graduating high school students who are better prepared for the next phase of their educational career. “We’re hearing very positive things about it,” Huard says. “The Running Start coordinators and college presidents have reached out to colleges and [are] hearing that students really appreciate the fact that they can complete their degree faster, and we are also hearing from some of the receiving colleges that these are very well-prepared students.” n MANCHESTER ADVANTAGE 53
Above, Dianne Mercier, president of People’s United Bank, with students of Parkside Middle School, after presenting them with 3-D Printers. At right, students share some of the projects they’ve created with the new 3-D printers.
ing the design of Manchester High School West, implementing the Multi Grade program at Parker-Varney School and acquiring several 3-D printers at the Middle School at Parkside, are designed to meet that need. “The biggest concern this community should have is how we are going to prepare the next generation of citizens to function in a highly complex economy and society,” Vargas says. “We need that diversity of thinking to move forward in a way that we can secure the future for our children.” Last year, the Middle School at Parkside obtained four 3-D printers – one donated by People’s United Bank and three purchased with grant funds. The MakerBot Replicator Plus printers inject plastic filament to create objects based on students’ designs. The school held an innovation and design contest where students created a design on Tinkercad software and then submitted entries to be rendered on the printer. The students were tasked with redesigning an existing product or creating something new. One student created an adapted device to help people with arthritis to open door handles, while another student used the 3-D printer to create a cupholder extender that expands to create compartments for other items. Parkside Media Specialist Robin Tafe, who worked with students to learn the new technology, began an after-school program to get kids up to speed. “I recognize that it is a challenge for them to learn the software on their own,” Tafe says. “But it’s all very exciting, and it’s all right in our backyard. These kids need to know they can do it.” McLaughlin Middle School Technology Teacher Martha Bernier has also incorporated 3-D printing into her class. Tafe and Bernier troubleshoot issues together and Bernier is currently overseeing a similar contest there. “I think the kids are getting the idea that our world is changing,” Parkside Principal Forrest Ransdell says of students’ interest in the 3-D printers. “We need to do anything we can to keep up with that change. Manufacturing is going to be dominated by these kinds of processes, and students are setting themselves up to be more successful with job opportunities in the future.” New approaches are also being put into place at Manchester High School West,
where, Vargas explains, the entire community will become involved. A new design that includes mentorships and partnerships allows students to experience learning opportunities, rather than just talking about them. The chance to explore careers, volunteer and get outside the classroom will illustrate what opportunities exist for them, he says. And while challenges do exist, the pieces are in place. Vargas says Manchester educators are particularly well-suited to take advantage of important elements – many of them located right in the city. “I think we are uniquely positioned here in Manchester to provide experiences to our children that no one else can in the state of New Hampshire because we have so much access,” he says. “You have the Art Institute here. You have the Currier Museum. You have the SEE Science Center, hospitals, colleges and universities, you have the Chamber of Commerce and you have banks. What is it that we don’t have?” And with such assets nearby and innovation underway, Vargas is optimistic. “In the long run, leadership is about being hopeful,” he says. “You have to take a long-term view when you’re facing challenges in life. I have no doubt this district will be the best district in New England if we work together and take a long-term view.” n
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Higher Education Manchester Area Colleges play an important role in the economic, social and cultural well-being of the region. Our institutions of higher learning educate over 15,500 students in our region annually. The colleges are a vital asset to the economic climate. They provide an educated workforce, and are significant contributors to the cultural life of the area. Greater Manchester’s students represent diverse ages and ethnic backgrounds, which enhances the appeal of the region.
Colleges, Universities, Technical Schools Franklin Pierce University 670 N. Commercial Street, Center Tower, Third Floor, Manchester (603) 647-3500, www.franklinpierce.edu Franklin Pierce University allows students to combine online and classroom learning, part- or full-time study and ongoing academic term starts, to create a flexible and personalized schedule. Franklin Pierce was recently named the #1 online school in New Hampshire by AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. Plus, you can apply to receive college credit for accumulated certifications, professional licenses, on-the-job training and other experiences. With programs ranging from undergraduate through the doctorate level, your future success starts here.
Granite State College 25 Hall Street, Concord (888) 228-3000, www.granite.edu Granite State College is New Hampshire’s public college for adult learners of all ages. Flexible bachelor’s and associate’s degrees, as well as post-baccalaureate teacher certification programs, meet the needs of both employers and working adults.
Manchester Community College (ad on pg. 58) 1066 Front Street, Manchester (603) 206-8000, www.mccnh.edu Manchester Community College (MCC) offers more than 60 associate degree and certificate programs including: Art and Design; Automotive Technology; Business; Computer Science; Construction Technologies (includes Electrical Technology, HVAC and Welding); Education; Healthcare and Wellness; Liberal Arts; and STEM. MCC also offers professional and workforce development, as well as customized corporate training at its Workforce Development Center.
Saint Anselm College in Manchester
Saint Anselm College
1260 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 314-0210, www.mcphs.edu The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is a private, coeducational college offering graduate, professional and undergraduate degrees in the health sciences. The college provides a unique academic environment to guide and support students toward successful, sustainable careers and leadership in health care.
100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester (603) 641-7000, www.anselm.edu Saint Anselm is a Benedictine, Catholic, liberal arts college that offers access to an educational process that encourages students to lead lives that are both creative and generous. Noted for its challenging academic curriculum and nationally recognized Humanities Program, the college offers undergraduate degrees in 31 majors.
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98 Bridge Street, Henniker (603) 428-2223, www.nec.edu Established in 1946, New England College is a small, private, accredited, nonprofit liberal arts college located in scenic Henniker, New Hampshire. The institution is recognized for valuing entrepreneurship, civic engagement and social responsibility in both its programs and students. The online programs at New England College are specifically designed for working professionals who have already achieved success in their current careers but would like to advance their knowledge and skills with a graduate degree.
New Hampshire Institute of Art 148 Concord Street, Manchester (603) 623-0313, www.nhia.edu The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) is a tightknit community of creative thinkers, artists, designers, writers and art educators who use the power of their creativity to transform the community around us. It is the oldest and largest nonprofit arts institution in New Hampshire, founded in 1898 and today offering undergraduate (BFA, Dual Degree BFA/MAT), graduate (MFA, MAAE, MAT) and community education programs (Youth Arts, Pre-College, Community Education, and Professional Development) serving over 2,000 students annually on two campuses in Manchester and Sharon/Peterborough.
2500 North River Road, Manchester (603) 645-9631, www.snhu.edu Southern New Hampshire University is a premier regional university with a small college feel. The university offers undergraduate and graduate programs in business, community economic development, culinary arts, education, hospitality and liberal arts. Programs are offered full- and part-time, on campus, online and on location at centers in New Hampshire and Maine.
University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension 329 Mast Road, Room 101, Goffstown (603) 641-6060, www.extension.unh.edu UNH Cooperative Extension provides a direct link between UNH and people throughout the state. In partnership with local residents and volunteers, Cooperative Extension plans and conducts educational programs responsive to New Hampshire people and the issues they identify as important to them.
University of New Hampshire Graduate School Manchester Campus 88 Commerical Street, Manchester (603) 641-4313, www.gradschool.unh.edu/manchester The University of New Hampshire Graduate School, Manchester Campus offers post-baccalaureate programs in applied professional fields. The Graduate School offers the expertise of University of New Hampshire faculty,
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University of New Hampshire School of Law 2 White Street, Concord (603) 228-1541, www.law.unh.edu The University of New Hampshire School of Law, an intimate, innovative law school, is committed to developing students who enjoy challenging dialogue from the first moments of orientation, embrace practice-based learning, grow through the collegiality of a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and stand ready to join the ranks of alumni who are global leaders in intellectual property, general practice, social justice, and commerce and technology.
University of New Hampshire Manchester 88 Commercial Street, Manchester (603) 641-4321, www.manchester.unh.edu UNH Manchester, the University of New Hampshire’s urban campus, serves people who live and work in the state’s southern tier. It delivers university resources to the region’s center of business, finance, government and industry. UNH Manchester has the same admission, general education and graduation requirements as the main, residential campus in Durham. Innovative, interdisciplinary and practical liberal arts and applied programs reflect the college’s urban mission and proactive response to the needs of area business and industry.
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Children’s Scholarship Fund New Hampshire
89 South Street, Concord (603) 785-0174, www.csfnewhampshire.org The Children’s Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to empower low-income New Hampshire families to choose the schools that best fit their children’s needs, regardless of their income or zip code. CSF is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit charity scholarship organization.
The Derryfield School (ad on pg. 57) 2108 River Road, Manchester (603) 669-4524, www.derryfield.o rg The Derryfield School is a 6th-12th grade independent, nonsectarian, day school. It offers small classes, inspiring faculty and opportunities for all students in athletics, the arts, service and global travel. Committed to access and affordability, one third of Derryfield students receive financial aid or merit. Alumni have great success in college and beyond, and 100% of graduates are accepted at four-year colleges and universities, receiving an average of $28,500 per student, per year, in merit awards.
FIRST® 200 Bedford Street, Manchester (603) 666-3906, www.firstinspires.org The mission of FIRST® is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in
exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication and leadership. FIRST offers programs for students K-12.
Laird Institute of Spa Therapy 981 Second Street, Manchester (603) 625-6100, www.lairdinstitute.com The Laird Institute of Spa Therapy is the premier school in New Hampshire for Esthetics, Spa Nails and Massage Therapy. Its goal is to be the best career education institute in the State of New Hampshire. Laird Graduates are Laird Prepared!
Manchester City Library 405 Pine Street, Manchester 76 North Main Street, Manchester (603) 624-6550, www.manchesterlibrary.org The city of Manchester is fortunate to have two public library buildings. The library strives to provide quality services and materials to meet the cultural, educational and information needs of the diverse and changing community in Manchester.
Manchester Community Music School 2291 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 644-4548, www.mcmusicschool.org The Manchester Community Music School, located in historic north Manchester, provides quality musical instruction and performance
opportunities for students of all ages. The Music School is home to 50 of New England’s finest music educators, music therapists and more than 1,200 students from all across New Hampshire. As a cultural performance center, it offers programs in an environment that encourages participation, interaction and enjoyment.
Manchester School District 195 McGregor Street, Suite 201, Manchester (603) 624-6300, www.mansd.org It is the mission of the Manchester School District, in partnership with the community, to inspire and empower all learners with the knowledge, skills and experiences essential for them to reach their greatest potential. The District is comprised of a developmental preschool program,14 elementary schools, four middle schools, four high schools, including a Career and Technical Education Center, and a program of adult education.
Michael’s School of Hair Design & Esthetics - Paul Mitchell Partner School 79-6 South River Road, Bedford (603) 668-4300, www.bedford.paulmitchell.edu As a Paul Mitchell partner school, Michael’s believes that education is an adventure and that the learning experience needs to be fun. When you tour the beauty and esthetician school, you’ll notice something different: a positive learning environment everywhere you look. Its experienced staff is dedicated to students’
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Mount Saint Mary Academy
175 Ammon Drive, Suite 208, Manchester (603) 647-2300, www.nh-jag.org New Hampshire Jobs for America’s Graduates (NHJAG) is a statewide dropout prevention, dropout recovery and career training program for youth who seek to attain their high school education and pursue career and postsecondary educational interests.
2291 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 623-3155, www.mtstmary.org Mount Saint Mary Academy, a private Catholic elementary school sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, furthers the mission of Catherine McAuley. Mount Saint Mary Academy is committed to academic excellence and the Gospel values of peace and justice.
New Hampshire Job Corps Center 943 Dunbarton Road, Manchester (603) 695-8800, www.jobcorps.gov/centers/nh.aspx Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through vocational and academic training.
NH College and University Council 3 Barrell Ct, Concord (603) 225-4199, www.nhcuc.org The New Hampshire College & University Council (NHCUC) is a nonprofit consortium of 21 public and private institutions of higher education in the state of New Hampshire. These institutions are recognized and highly regarded for their outstanding teaching, research and community service activities. They serve
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The New Hampshire School of Mechanical Trades 7 Perimeter Road, Manchester (603) 622-6544, www.nhtradeschool.com The New Hampshire School of Mechanical Trades offers many licensing, as well as non-licensing course programs within the trade industries including Oil Heat, HVAC, HVAC&R, Gas, Plumbing and Electrical. This facility provides a unique educational experience based on a “ground up” approach combined with “Hands-On” training in one of their fully functioning, working labs.
Polaris Charter School 100 Coolidge Ave, Manchester (603) 634-0034 www.polarischarterschool.org The mission of Polaris Charter School is to create a joyful and exciting learning community for intellectually curious elementary-aged children. Through an engag-
ing, inquiry-based curriculum, students develop the ability to communicate effectively, work collaboratively, think critically and excel academically. Its program fosters creativity and the development of social and emotional skills, instilling a positive attitude about future studies and ensuring students are well-prepared for the challenges of an ever-changing world.
Primrose School at Bedford Hills 3 Copper Door Lane, Bedford (603) 472-3800, www.primroseschools.com/schools/ bedford-hills The Primrose School at Bedford Hills, a private preschool, offers ten age-specific classrooms for Infants through Kindergarten, Summer Adventure Camp, and afterschool program. Primrose, known nationally as “The Leader in Educational Child Care”, is the nation’s leader in providing a premier, early education and care experience in a loving and nurturing environment for young children. Primrose offers a proprietary balanced learning curriculum that helps children build the right foundation for future learning and life, while having fun.
Virtual Learning Academy Charter School 30 Linden Street, Exeter (603) 778-2500, www.vlacs.org VLACS offers anywhere, anytime online learning courses and projects to over 10,000 New Hampshire secondary students. College credit can be earned while still in high school.
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Construction/Contractors 911 Restoration of New Hampshire (603) 933-2223 www.911restorationnewhampshire.com A. W. Therrien Co., Inc. (603) 669-3344 www.therrienroofing.com Eckman Construction (603) 623-1713 www.eckmanconstruction.com Fulcrum Associates, Inc. (603) 673-3200 www.fulcrum-nh.com
Mark Carrier Construction, Inc. - MCCI (603) 627-9506 www.mcci-nh.com Skyline Roofing, Inc. (603) 669-0131 www.skylineroofinginc.com Sullivan Construction, Inc. (603) 647-1777 www.sullivanconstruction.com
Construction/General/ Management Cornerstone PDC, LLC (603) 668-8750 www.cornerstonepdc.com Harvey Construction Corporation (603) 624-4600 www.harveyconstruction.com PC Construction Company (603) 232-9552 www.pcconstruction.com Pike Industries, Inc. (800) 283-7453 www.pikeindustries.com Structure Tone Inc. (603) 998-3341 www.structuretone.com
Design - Build Project Management PROCON (603) 623-8811 www.proconinc.com
Engineer/Consultant Air Solutions & Balancing, LLC (603) 262-9292 www.USAbalancing.com CLD | Fuss & O’Neill (603) 668-8223 www.cldengineers.com GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (603) 623-3600 www.gza.com Haley & Aldrich, Inc. (603) 625-5353 www.haleyaldrich.com Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc. (603) 669-5555 www.hoyletanner.com S. W. Cole Engineering, Inc. (603) 716-2111 www.swcole.com Team Engineering (603) 497-3137 www.myteamengineering.com VHB (603) 391-3900 www.vhb.com
Allen & Major Associates, Inc. (603) 627-5500 www.allenmajor.com Golder Associates, Inc. (603) 668-0880 www.golder.com TFMoran, Inc. (603) 472-4488 www.tfmoran.com
Painting/Drywall CertaPro Painters (603) 623-0182 http://southern-new-hampshire.certapro. com/ John K’s Painting Co., LLC (603) 624-8674 www.johnkspainting.com
Arts, Culture & Entertainment Art Art 3 Gallery & Frame Shop (603) 668-6650 www.art3gallery.com Jupiter Hall, LLC (603) 289-4661 www.berubepictures.com New Hampshire Institute of Art (603) 623-0313 www.nhia.edu Studio 550 Art Center (603) 232-5597 www.550arts.com
Athletics-Groups & Clubs Seacoast United Soccer Club (603) 926-8444 www.seacoastunited.org Special Olympics New Hampshire (603) 624-1250 www.sonh.org
Attraction and Entertainment Candia Springs Adventure Park (603) 587-2093 www.CandiaSprings.com Canobie Lake Park (603) 893-3506 www.canobie.com Community Bingo Center (603) 625-2345 www.communitybingo.org Granite State Escape (603) 935-7455 www.escapenh.com Intown Manchester Management, Inc. (603) 645-6285 www.intownmanchester.com LOK’d Room Escape (603) 782-7920 www.lokd.rocks M/S Mount Washington Cruises (603) 366-5531 www.cruisenh.com
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Manchester Monarchs Hockey Club (603) 626-7825 www.manchestermonarchs.com New Hampshire Audubon (603) 224-9909 www.nhaudubon.org New Hampshire Fisher Cats (603) 641-2005 www.nhfishercats.com New Hampshire Motor Speedway (603) 783-4744 www.nhms.com SEE Science Center, Inc. (603) 669-0400 www.see-sciencecenter.org SNHU Arena - SMG (603) 644-5000 www.snhuarena.com Spare Time Manchester (603) 625-9656 www.sparetimeentertainment.com/ manchester Water Country (603) 427-1111 www.watercountry.com
Museums Americaâ€™s Credit Union Museum (603) 629-1553 www.acumuseum.org Amoskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center (603) 626-3474 www.amoskeagfishways.org Currier Museum of Art (603) 669-6144 www.currier.org Franco-American Centre (603) 641-7114 www.facnh.com Manchester Historic Association Millyard Museum (603) 622-7531 www.manchesterhistoric.org NH Aviation Historical Soc. & Aviation Museum of NH (603) 669-4820 www.nhahs.org
Music Manchester Community Music School (603) 644-4548 www.mcmusicschool.org NHTunes (603) 660-2208 www.nhtunes.biz
Capital Auto Auction (603) 622-9058 www.capitalautoauction.com Grappone Automotive Group (800) 528-8993 www.grappone.com J.D. Byrider (603) 370-3360 www.gojdb.com Land Rover Bedford (603) 623-8500 www.landroverbedford.com Quirk Chevrolet, Buick/ GMC, Volkswagen (603) 669-2450 www.quirkcars.com Tulley BMW of Manchester (603) 644-2691 www.tulley.com Werner Mazda (603) 626-6666 www.wernermazda.com
Automobile Renting & Leasing Capital Lease Group (603) 952-1790 www.capitalleasegroup.com Merchants Fleet Management (603) 669-4100 www.merchantsfleetmanagement.com
Automobile Services- Body Repairs/Parts/Service AutoFair Automotive Corporation (603) 634-1000 www.autofair.com Brutus Auto (603) 624-8881 www.brutusautonh.com Prestige Auto Body (603) 669-0015 www.prestigeab.com
Business & Professional Services Accounting/CPA/Tax Preparation Appletree Business Services LLC (603) 434-2775 www.appletreebusiness.com Baker Newman Noyes (603) 626-2200 www.bnncpa.com
Baroody & Greenwood, LLC-CPA (603) 622-1410 www.bargreencpa.com
Palace Theatre (603) 668-5588 www.palacetheatre.org
BerryDunn (603) 669-7337 www.berrydunn.com
The Majestic Theatre Studio (603) 669-7469 www.majestictheatre.net
Bigelow & Company CPA, PC (603) 627-7659 www.bigelowcpa.com
Automotive Auto Dealers AutoFair Automotive Corporation (603) 634-1000 www.autofair.com
Gelinas & Company CPA (603) 625-8931 www.gelinas-cpa.com Hession & Pare CPAs (603) 669-5477 www.hession-pare.com Howe, Riley & Howe, PLLC (603) 627-3838 www.hrhcpa.com
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Business Directory 2018 LifeLine Financial Services (603) 782-4663 www.lifelinefinancialservices.com
BAO Inc. (978) 763-7500 www.baoinc.com
NH Center for Nonprofits (603) 225-1947 www.nhnonprofits.org
Maloney & Kennedy, PLLC (603) 624-8819 www.maloneyandkennedy.com
Greenleaf Business Management, LLC (603) 582-3166
Patrice & Associates Hospitality Recruiting (603) 413-8761
Mason + Rich, CPAs (603) 224-2000 www.masonrich.com
Hitchcock Management Co. (603) 838-3828
Melanson Heath (603) 669-6130 www.melansonheath.com New Hampshire Society of CPAs (603) 622-1999 www.nhscpa.org Penchansky & Co., Certified Public Accountants (603) 647-2400 www.penchansky.com Train Bookkeeping, LLC (603) 661-1094 www.trainbookkeeping.com Vachon Clukay & Company PC (603) 622-7070 www.vachonclukay.com
Accounts Receivable Management Cash Recovery Specialists (978) 528-2174 www.CRSPAYS.COM
Alarm Systems & Security Services PELMAC Industries, Inc. (603) 623-5916 www.pelmac.com Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. (603) 627-0333 www.securitasusa.com
Answering Service Always On Call Answering Service, LLC (800) 590-8910 www.alwaysoncall.com
Business Coaching/Training & Development Dutra Associates, LLC (603) 595-1588 www.dutraassociates.com Earn Center Stage, Your Marketing Coach & Keynote Speaker (203) 592-9687 Hebert Consulting (603) 232-8216 www.armandhebert.com Jeanine & Company (603) 714-0049 www.jeanineandcompany.com Paul Charles & Associates (603) 537-1190 www.paulcharles.com Sandler Training (603) 232-1520 www.bestsalespeople.com The John Maxwell Team - Marc Major/Executive Director (603) 674-6818 www.johncmaxwellgroup.com/marcmajor
Business Services Alpha Loft (603) 629-9511 www.alphaloft.org
NH High Tech Council (603) 935-8951 www.nhhtc.org PT Research (866) 737-2714 www.ptresearch.com Total Revenue Uplift (765) 433-4265 www.totalrevenueuplift.com
Chamber of Commerce Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (603) 792-4100 www.manchester-chamber.org
Cleaning Supplies/ Maintenance/Service A Cleaner Solution (603) 660-8834 www.acleanersolutionnh.com AMPM Facility Services (781) 622-1600 www.ampmfs.com JCM Business Solutions (603) 665-4496 www.jcmllc.net The Maids (603) 472-2838 www.maidsnh.com TITAN Cleaning Services (603) 785-6741 www.titancleaningservicesnh.com
Consulting/Management Services Accelerate Your Side Business (603) 620-5446 http://accelerateyoursidebusiness.com b-fresh consulting, llc (603) 565-5382 www.bfreshconsulting.com Baker Newman Noyes (603) 626-2200 www.bnncpa.com Benson Consulting (603) 488-2025 www.bensonconsultinginc.com Castagna Consulting Group, LLC (603) 625-1912 www.castagnaconsultinggroup.com Cooke Associates (603) 626-4232 www.cookeassociates.net East Coast Restaurant Consultants, LLC (404) 482-0578 www.eastcoastrestaurantconsultants.com HR Synergy, LLC (603) 261-2402 www.hrsynergyllc.com Irvine Consulting Group, LLC (603) 781-2112 www.irvineconsultinggroup.com Maia Strategy Group (800) 711-5328 www.maiastrategy.com
Sheehan Phinney Capitol Group (603) 228-2370 www.sheehan.com Sojourn Partners (603) 232-9403 www.sojournpartners.com Southern New Hampshire University - CWBA (603) 629-4697 www.cwbanh.com
Corporate Apparel and Promotional Products Allstates Business Solutions (603) 887-5500 www.allstatesbusinesssolutions.com Better Life LLC (603) 647-0077 www.betterlifecompanies.com EmbroidMe of Bedford (603) 647-9994 www.embroidme-bedford.com UniFirst Corporation (603) 888-1323 www.unifirst.com
Credit Card/Check Processing Strategic Payment Systems (978) 580-9516 www.spsCreditCardProcessing.com
Document Scanning and Management Services New England Document Systems (603) 625-1171 www.nedocs.com
Dry Cleaning & Laundry E & R Laundry (603) 627-7661 www.eandrcleaners.com
Economic Development Amoskeag Industries, Inc. (603) 759-6477 www.amoskeagindustries.com Capital Regional Development Council (603) 496-1875 www.crdc-nh.com Eversource Energy (800) 662-7764 www.eversource.com ITR Economics (603) 796-2500 www.itreconomics.com Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission (603) 669-4664 www.snhpc.org
Employee Benefits Benefit Strategies, LLC (603) 647-4666 www.benstrat.com Shaughnessy Benefits Group (603) 471-4307 www.sbgplans.com
Employment Services/ Outplacement/Recruiting Leddy Group (603) 666-4051 www.leddygroup.com Museum Search & Reference (603) 432-7929 www.museum-search.com Robert Half (603) 641-9400 https://www.roberthalf.com/bostonmanchester
Fire Services: Prevention and Damage Restoration Reliable Restoration & Recovery (877) 986-3777 www.rrandr.us Servpro of Manchester, Inc. (603) 669-7733 www.servpromanchester.com
Fire Sprinkler / Fire Extinguisher Hampshire Fire Protection Co., Inc. (603) 432-8221 www.hampshirefire.com
Landscaping/Snow Removal Outdoor Pride Landscape & Snow Management (603) 625-9738 www.outdoorpride.com
Locksmiths AllSafe & Lock, Inc. (603) 622-6062 www.allsafenh.com Pop - A - Lock of New Hampshire (603) 425-5625 www.popalock.com/franchise/ manchester-nh/locksmith-home
Networking Organization Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (603) 792-4100 www.manchester-chamber.org Rotary Club of Manchester (603) 714-0049 www.manchesterrotary.org/
Office Space, Virtual, & Desk Rental
HVAC & Plumbing Contractors
CEO Bedford, Inc. (603) 472-5009 www.ceobedford.com
A.J. LeBlanc Heating Co., Inc. (603) 623-0412 http://leblanchvac.com
Office Supplies, Machines & Furniture
Bellemore Plumbing Services LLC (603) 623-2134 http://bellemoreplumbing.com Denron Plumbing and HVAC, LLC. (603) 627-4186 www.denronph.com Georges Heating & Cooling (603) 657-5863 www.georgesheatingandcooling.com J.A. Marino Automatic Heating Supply (603) 669-7552 www.jamarino.com Paradigm Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. (603) 641-6400 www.paradigmph.com Patriot Heating & Cooling LLC (603) 587-0487 www.patriotheat.com
Canon Solutions America (603) 310-9554 www.imagistics.com Continental Business Systems (603) 622-9631 www.bdtme.com Conway Office Solutions (603) 889-1665 www.conwayoffice.com InkSpot (603) 490-1311 www.inkspotstores.com Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA, Inc. 1-800-721-9224 www.konicaminolta.us New England Copy Specialist (603) 235-7470 www.necs.biz
Office Alternatives, LLC (603) 668-9230 www.surplusofficeequipment.com
Systems Engineering (888) 624-6737 https://www.syseng.com
SBM (603) 792-3400 www.sbmweb.com
Creative Office Pavilion (603) 647-4333 www.creativeofficepavilion.com
American Asphalt Paving (603) 232-0458 www.aapave.com
j. ellen Design, LLC (603) 502-7800 www.jellendesign.com
New Hampshire Paving Pros (603) 931-4244 www.newhampshirepavingpros.com
Stibler Associates, LLC (603) 623-8952 www.stibler.com
Interiorscape - Plant Services for Office Natural Surroundings LLC (603) 587-0722 www.naturalsurrounding.com
Payroll Matters (603) 625-5399 www.payrollmatters.com Trivantus, Inc. - Payroll Services (603) 624-7788 www.trivantus.com
Pension Consultant KMS Actuaries, LLC (603) 792-9494 www.kmsactuaries.com
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Pest Control Colonial Pest Control, Inc. (800) 525-8084 www.colonialpest.com JCM Business Solutions (603) 665-4496 www.jcmllc.net Modern Pest Services (603) 296-5889 https://www.modernpest.com/
Printing/Graphics Design/Color Separations Allegra Marketing Print Mail (603) 669-0005 www.allegrabedford.com Cummings Printing (603) 625-6901 www.cummingsprinting.com Keystone Press (603) 622-5222 www.keystonepress.com
Advanced Digital Photography (603) 523-9244 www.advanceddigitalphotography.com
Minuteman Press (603) 818-4390 http://londonderry-nh.minutemanpress. com
C1M Photography, LLC (603) 673-8200 www.c1mpp.com
New England Duplicator (603) 623-7080 www.nedupe.com
CJL Photography (603) 661-4569 www.cjlfotos.com
NH Print & Mail Services (603) 226-4300 www.nhprintmail.com
Elia Photography (603) 505-2268 www.eliaphotography.com
Spectrum Marketing Companies (603) 627-0042 www.spectrummarketing.com
Frame of Mind Photography (603) 493-4013 www.frameofmindphoto.com
Talient Action Group, Inc. (603) 623-0802 www.talientaction.com
Jane Button Photography (603) 834-2883 www.janebuttonphotography.com
Research & Development
Studio One Professional Photographers (603) 622-2738 www.studioonenh.com TapSnap (617) 939-7766 www.tapsnap.net
DEKA Research & Development Corp. (603) 669-5139 www.dekaresearch.com Texas Instruments (603) 222-8500 www.ti.com
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Signs ProSource Signs & Graphics (603) 217-3890 www.prosourcesigns.com Sousa Signs, LLC (603) 622-5067 www.sousasigns.com
Storage and Moving MIBOX Southern New Hampshire (603) 594-4554 www.getmibox.com/locations/ new_england U-Haul of New Hampshire (978) 987-9824 www.uhaul.com
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Workflow Automation Software Solutions New England Document Systems (603) 625-1171 www.nedocs.com
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Computer/IT Consultants AeVitas Technology Consulting, LLC (857) 702-9947 www.AeVitasTech.com Computer Networking Services of NH, LLC (603) 472-5004 www.cnservicesllc.com Eagle Network Solutions (603) 782-0700 www.eaglenetsolutions.com Granite State Communications - Manchester (603) 485-7100 www.gscitsolutions.com
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Business Directory 2018 Neuron Security Solutions (603) 475-8377 https://www.neuronsec.com
Fratello’s Italian Grille (603) 624-2022 www.fratellos.com
Oracle + Dyn (603) 663-0311 www.dyn.com
Grappone Conference Center (603) 225-0303 www.grapponeconferencecenter.com
Secured Network Services, Inc. (781) 948-1900 www.sns.com
Holiday Inn - Manchester Airport (603) 641-6466 www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/ manchester/mhtba/hoteldetail
Computer/Sales/Service/ Supplies Computer Networking Services of NH, LLC (603) 472-5004 www.cnservicesllc.com Connection, Inc. (603) 683-2167 www.pcconnection.com IBM Corporation (603) 472-4188 www.ibm.com
Computers-Software PistolStar, Inc. (603) 5471200 https://www.portalguard.com RedBlack Software (603) 232-9404 www.redblacksoftware.com
LaBelle Winery (603) 672-9898 www.labellewinerynh.com Manchester Country Club (603) 624-4096 www.manchestercountryclub.com Puritan Backroom Restaurant (603) 669-6890 www.puritanbackroom.com SERESC (603) 206-6800 www.seresc.net Southern New Hampshire University: Conference & Event Services (603) 645-9612 www.snhuconferences.com
Zco Corporation (603) 881-9200 www.zco.com
The Event Center at Courtyard Nashua (603) 880-9100 www.eventective.com/USA/ New+Hampshire/Nashua/9650/The-EventCenter-at-Courtyard-Nashua.html
The Falls Event Center (603) 413-7550 www.thefallscenternh.com
AT & T (508) 265-5525 Granite State Communications - Manchester (603) 485-7100 www.gscitsolutions.com Granite State Communications (603) 529-9911 www.myGSC.com TPx Communications (866) 438-3724 https://www.tpx.com
Telephone Equipment & Wireless Communications U.S. Cellular (603) 622-1033 www.uscellular.com
Convention & Event Services Audio/Visual APS Lighting - Sound - AV (603) 424-9198 www.apslightingnh.com Events United (603) 493-6214 www.messiproductions.com massAV (800) 423-7830 www.massav.com
Conference and Banquet Facilities Cabonnay (844) 946-3473 www.cabonnay.com Currier Museum of Art (603) 669-6144 www.currier.org
Event Planning-Corporate brainium, Inc. (603) 540-0580 www.brainiuminc.com Eye Candy Balloons (603) 785-2664 www.eyecandyballoons.com
Event Planning-Corporate/ Wedding/Social Old Sol Foundation (603) 377-6214 www.oldsol.org United Eventures (201) 694-6583 www.unitedeventuresllc.com
Party/Event Equipment Rental Special Events of New England, LLC (603) 624-8389 www.specialeventsofne.com
Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. (603) 625-6951 www.lambertfuneralhome.com Phaneuf Funeral Home (603) 625-5777 www.phaneuf.net
Housing/Urban Development Greater Manchester Habitat for Humanity (603) 626-3944 www.habitatmanchester.org Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority (603) 624-2100 www.manchesterhousing.org NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire (603) 626-4663 www.nwsnh.org NH Housing Finance Authority (603) 472-8623 www.nhhfa.org
Religious Institutions/Services Jewish Federation of New Hampshire (603) 627-7679 www.jewishnh.org
Social Services Catholic Charities New Hampshire (603) 669-3030 www.cc-nh.org Child and Family Services (603) 518-4156 www.cfsnh.org Crotched Mountain (Ready, Set, Connect!) (603) 226-2900 ext. 29 www.crotchedmountain.org Diocese of Manchester (603) 669-3100 www.catholicnh.org Easterseals New Hampshire (603) 623-8863 www.easterseals.com/nh Families In Transition (603) 641-9441 www.fitnh.org Goodwill Industries of Northern New England (207) 774-6323 www.goodwillnne.org Granite United Way (603) 625-6939 www.graniteuw.org
The Moore Center (603) 206-2700 www.moorecenter.org
Citizens Bank (603) 634-7090 www.citizensbank.com
The Way Home (603) 627-3491 www.thewayhomenh.org
Eastern Bank (603) 647-4446 www.easternbank.com
YWCA New Hampshire (603) 625-5785 www.ywcanh.org
Eastern Bank - Bedford (603) 647-4446 www.easternbank.com
Enterprise Bank (603) 965-0036 www.enterprisebanking.com
Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire (603) 669-5365 www.bbbsnh.org Boys & Girls Club of Manchester (603) 625-5031 www.BeGreatManchester.org CASA of New Hampshire (603) 626-4600 www.casanh.org City Year New Hampshire (603) 218-5100 www.cityyear.org Daniel Webster Council, Inc., Boy Scouts of America (603) 625-6431 www.nhscouting.org Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains (888) 474-9686 www.girlscoutsgwm.org High Hopes Foundation of NH, Inc. (603) 966-3483 www.highhopesfoundation.org Inti Academy of Manchester (603) 716-0369 http://intiacademy.org Make-A-Wish New Hampshire (603) 623-9474 www.nh.wish.org Makin’ It Happen Coalition (603) 686-6844 www.mih4u.org The Child Advocacy Center of Hillsborough County (603) 889-0321 www.cac-nh.org
Finance & Insurance Actuary Liscord, Ward & Roy Consulting Casualty Actuaries (603) 657-7055 www.lwrinc.com
Agricultural Business Services
International Institute of New England (603) 647-1500 www.iine.us
Farm Credit East, ACA (603) 472-3554 www.farmcrediteast.com
JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) (603) 222-2300 www.jdrf.org/nne
Noah’s Ark Child Care Center (603) 669-7990 www.noahsarknh.org Primrose School at Bedford Hills (603) 472-3800 www.primroseschools.com/schools/ bedford-hills
New Horizons for NH, Inc. (603) 668-1877 www.newhorizonsfornh.org
Bank of New England (603) 624-6676 www.bankofnewengland.com
Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc. (603) 668-8010 www.snhs.org
Bank of New Hampshire - Manchester (603) 626-1301 www.banknh.com
St. Joseph Community Services, Inc (603) 424-9967 www.MealsOnWheelsNH.org
Bank of New Hampshire - Bedford (603) 471-7043 www.banknh.com
Family, Community & Civic Organizations Child Care
Funeral Home Goodwin Funeral Home & Cremation Services (603) 625-5703 www.goodwinfh.com
Bank of America (603) 647-7652 www.bankofamerica.com
Franklin Savings Bank (603) 455-0359 www.fsbnh.bank J.P. Morgan Chase (802) 282-7914 www.chase.com Lake Sunapee Bank, a division of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust (603) 224-5336 www.lakesunbank.com NBT Bank (603) 263-1428 www.nbtbank.com Northway Bank (603) 621-0550 www.northwaybank.com Northway Bank Commercial Banking (603) 342-1089 www.northwaybank.com Optima Bank & Trust - Bedford (603) 488-6024 www.optimabank.com Optima Bank & Trust - Portsmouth (603) 433-9600 www.optimabank.com PEOPLE’S UNITED BANK, N.A (603) 621-5801 www.peoples.com Primary Bank (603) 310-7200 www.primarybanknh.com/ Santander Bank (603) 222-6880 www.santanderbank.com TD Bank (603) 624-6600 www.tdbank.com The Provident Bank (603) 488-6456 www.theprovidentbank.com Wells Fargo Bank (603) 644-0682 www.wellsfargo.com/com/
Business Brokerage Country Business Inc (603) 933-2963 www.countrybusiness.net New Hampshire Business Sales (603) 715-1097 www.nhbizsales.com Sunbelt Business Brokers of New Hampshire (603) 745-9290 www.sunbeltnetwork.com/newhampshire-nh/
Community Development Finance New Hampshire Community Loan Fund (603) 224-6669 www.communityloanfund.org
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Credit Repair New England Credit Repair (603) 232-3015 www.changeyourcredit.com
Credit Union Bellwether Community Credit Union (603) 645-8181 www.bccu.org DCU - Digital Federal Credit Union (603) 622-5075 www.dcu.org
Triangle Credit Union (603) 622-4156 www.trianglecu.org
Edward Jones (603) 471-0255 www.edwardjones.com/andrewstoller
Fidelity Investments (603) 791-5000 www.fidelity.com
Acorn Financial LLC (603) 595-6545 www.ACORNNH.COM Ameriprise Financial (603) 391-0512 www.ameripriseadvisors.com/eric.m.ellis Bartley Financial Advisors (603) 625-9900 www.bartleyfinancial.com
Granite State Credit Union (800) 645-4728 www.gscu.org
Bosse Future Capital Group (603) 264-9696 www.ketlerbosse.com
Members First Credit Union (603) 622-8781 www.membersfirstnh.org
Camden National Bank (603) 716-2400 www.camdennational.com
Members First Credit Union - Bedford (603) 622-8781 www.membersfirstnh.org
Charles Schwab & Co., INC (603) 656-4200 www.schwab.com
Northeast Credit Union (603) 622-3261 www.necu.org Service Credit Union (603) 629-9898 www.servicecu.org Service Credit Union - Manchester (603) 669-6546 www.servicecu.org St. Mary’s Bank (603) 669-4600 www.stmarysbank.com
Fiduciary Trust Company of New England (603) 695-4320 www.fiduciarytrustne.com Financial Strategies Retirement Partners (603) 627-1463 www.fsrp.net Harvest Capital Management, Inc. (603) 224-6994 www.harvestcap.com Huntwicke Capital Group, Jim Edmonson (978) 887 5981 www.huntwicke.com
Citizens Bank (603) 634-7090 www.citizensbank.com
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management (603) 628-3200 www.ml.com
Cohen Investment Advisors (603) 232-8351 www.investwithcohen.com
Morgan Stanley (603) 629-0200 www.morganstanley.com
Curbstone Financial Management Corp. (603) 624-8462 www.curbstonefinancial.com
Northstar Financial Planning, Inc. (603) 458-2776 www.northstarfp.com
Davis Wealth Advisors (603) 475-7644 www.daviswealthadvisors.net
Northwestern Mutual (603) 627-7608 www.manchester.nm.com
Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co (603) 206-6025 www.bradalderfer.com Primerica (603) 361-5661 www.primerica.com/sarajanesrhoag Prudential Advisors (603) 518-9351 https://www.prudential.com/us/connell.tarr Rise Private Wealth Management (603) 606-4255 www.riseprivatewealth.com Robbins Farley, LLC (603) 703-0258 www.robbinsfarley.com Skip Jarvis - Commonwealth Financial Group (603) 471-4349 www.commonwealthfinancialgroup.com Sullivan & Sullivan, LLC (603) 669-0032 www.sullivansullivan.net
UBS Financial Services Inc. (603) 626-2900 www.ubs.com Wells Fargo Advisors (603) 625-6500 https://home.wellsfargoadvisors. com/001_PNH2
Insurance Amica Mutual Insurance Company (877) 512-6422 www.amica.com Barrett Insurance (603) 668-0686 www.barrett-insurance.com Brown & Brown of NH, Inc. (603) 424-9901 www.bbnhins.com CGI Business Solutions (603) 622-4600 http://cgibusinesssolutions.com Clark Insurance (603) 622-2855 www.clarkinsurance.com
TEFA Services Company (603) 647-6577 www.tefaservices.com
Core Benefits Group - Renee Martin (603) 860-9610 www.mycoreinsurance.com
Telge Companies (603) 668-8862 www.telgeco.com The Shepler Financial Group (603) 624-1900 www.sheplergroup.com Truncellito & Davis Insurance (603) 623-7092 www.tanddllc.com
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Business Directory 2018 Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (603) 656-9500 www.harvardpilgrim.org
Manchester Fire Department (603) 669-2256 www.manchesternh.gov
Manchester City Library (603) 624-6550 www.manchesterlibrary.org
HPM Insurance (603) 673-1201 www.hpminsurance.com
Manchester Police Department (603) 668-8711 www.manchesterpd.com
Manchester School District (603) 624-6300 www.mansd.org
Colleges & Universities
Mount Saint Mary Academy (603) 623-3155 www.mtstmary.org
Liberty Mutual Personal Markets (603) 472-3597 https://www.libertymutual.com/robert-falco MEMIC Group (603) 314-0629 www.memic.com North American Specialty Insurance Co. (603) 644-6600 www.swissre.com Northeast Delta Dental (800) 537-1715 www.nedelta.com Northwestern Mutual (603) 627-7608 www.manchester.nm.com Optisure Risk Partners, LLC (603) 665-6000 www.optisure.com Truncellito & Davis Insurance (603) 623-7092 www.tanddllc.com Tufts Health Freedom Plan (603) 228-7450 www.thfp.com USI Insurance Services, LLC (855) 874-0123 www.usi.com Wieczorek Insurance, Inc. (603) 668-3311 www.wizinsurance.com Workplace Benefit Solutions (603) 668-0400 www.workplacebenefitsolutions.com
Mortgages Bellwether Community Credit Union (603) 645-8181 www.bccu.org Envoy Mortgage (603) 617-4840 www.envoymortgage.com Fairway Independent Mortgage (603) 637-4114 Granite State Credit Union (800) 645-4728 www.gscu.org LendUSA, LLC (603) 669-5626 www.regencymtg.com Merrimack Mortgage Company, LLC (603) 625-1498 www.merrimackmortgage.com Pinnacle Mortgage Corporation (603) 518-7900 www.pinnaclemtgcorp.com Residential Mortgage Services Inc. NMLS # 1760 (603) 860-5860 www.rmsmortgage.com
Government, Education & Individuals City Government Manchester Economic Development Office (603) 624-6505 www.yourmanchesternh.com
Franklin Pierce University, Manchester (603) 647-3500 www.franklinpierce.edu Granite State College (888) 228-3000 www.granite.edu Manchester Community College (603) 206-8000 www.mccnh.edu MCPHS University (603) 314-1760 www.mcphs.edu New England College (603) 428-2223 www.nec.edu New Hampshire Institute of Art (603) 623-0313 www.nhia.edu
New Hampshire College & University Council (603) 225-4199 www.nhcuc.org New Hampshire Job Corps Center (603) 695-8800 http://newhampshire.jobcorps.gov/ home.aspx NH - Jobs for America’s Graduates (603) 647-2300 www.nh-jag.org Polaris Charter School (603) 634-0034 www.polarischarterschool.org The Derryfield School (603) 669-4524 www.derryfield.org
Labor Organizations Manchester Police Patrolman’s Association (603) 396-6420
Literacy/Training Manchester City Library Foundation (603) 206-9605 www.manchesternh.gowww. manchesternh.gov
Town of Bedford (603) 472-5242 www.bedfordnh.org
American Heart Association (603) 263-8320 www.heart.org/newhampshire
Town of Goffstown (603) 497-8990 x118 www.goffstown.com
Arthritis Foundation (603) 724-6080 www.arthritis.org
Town of Hooksett (603) 485-8471 www.hooksett.org
Breathe New Hampshire (603) 669-2411 www.breathenh.org
Health Care Ambulances American Medical Response of MA, Inc. (603) 626-0550 www.amr.net
Southern New Hampshire University (603) 626-9100 www.snhu.edu
Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (603) 778-2500 www.vlacs.org
Assisted Living Community
Bentley Commons at Bedford (603) 644-2200 www.bentleyatbedford.com
University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension (603) 641-6060 www.extension.unh.edu University of New Hampshire Durham (603) 862-0306 www.unh.edu University of New Hampshire Graduate School Manchester Campus (603) 641-4313 www.gradschool.unh.edu/manchester University of New Hampshire Professional Development & Training (603) 862-0725 www.unh.edu/training University of New Hampshire School of Law (603) 513-5189 www.law.unh.edu
Cultural Diversity Diversity Workforce Coalition www.diversityworkforce.org World Affairs Council of NH (603) 314-7970 www.wacnh.org
Education Children’s Scholarship Fund New Hampshire (603) 785-0174 www.csfnewhampshire.org/ FIRST (603) 666-3906 www.firstinspires.org
Mathnasium of North Manchester (603) 644-1234 www.mathnasium.com/northmanchester
Friend of the Chamber Dr. Sylvio L. Dupuis Ellie Cochran Jeffrey J. Corton, USA, Ret. Kenneth A. West Krista Dimou
Government New Hampshire National Guard (603) 228-1135 www.goang.com
Bedford Falls (603) 471-2555 www.benchmarkseniorliving.com
Birch Hill (603) 645-6500 www.birchhillrc.org Evergreen Place (603) 669-7361 www.evergreenplace.biz Meetinghouse at Riverfront (603) 623-7000 www.riverfrontseniorliving.com RiverWoods Exeter (603) 772-4700 www.riverwoodsrc.org The Arbors of Bedford (603) 647-9300 www.arborsofbedford.com The Courville Company (603) 647-5900 www.courvillecommunities.com
U.S. Small Business Administration (603) 225-1405 www.sba.gov/nh
Dentistry - General & Cosmetic (PLLC)
Devine Millimet (603) 669-1000 https://www.devinemillimet.com Elevare Communications (603) 228-9246 www.elevare.com Prospect Hill Strategies (603) 716-0569 www.prospecthillstrategies.com Rath, Young and Pignatelli (603) 226-2600 www.rathlaw.com
Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter (603) 606-6590 www.alz.org/manh
Saint Anselm College (603) 641-7000 www.anselm.edu
Dr. Jennie DiBartolomeo (603) 623-3474 www. domesticviolenceangermanagement.com
Health & Safety
American Cancer Society, Inc.| Northeast Region (603) 471-4101 www.cancer.org
The NH School of Mechanical Trades (603) 622-6544 www.nhtradeschool.com
University of New Hampshire Manchester (603) 641-4101 https://manchester.unh.edu/
Retina Vision Center (603) 836-5541 www.nhretinavisioncenter.com
Amoskeag Chiropractic, Inc. (603) 624-8000 www.NHchiropractors.com
Bay Street Family Dental (603) 624-1342 www.baystreetfamilydental.com Hoertdoerfer Dentistry, PLLC (603) 669-1251 www.drbryanh.com Manchester Advanced Dental (603) 505-4440 www.manchesteradvanceddental.com
Eye Care Lens Doctors (603) 629-0090 www.lensdoctors.net
Future In Sight (603) 224-4039 www.futureinsight.org March of Dimes, NH Chapter (603) 724-7409 www.marchofdimes.org/newhampshire/ NHMI/Safe Sports Network (603) 627-9728 www.nhmi.net
Health Insurance Carriers Access Health Insurance (603) 703-1905 www.accesshealthnh.com Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (603) 541-2000 www.anthem.com Cigna (603) 268-7707 www.cigna.com Geneia LLC (603) 369-4098 www.geneia.com Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (603) 656-9500 www.harvardpilgrim.org NH Healthy Families (866) 769-3085 www.NHhealthyfamilies.com
Healthcare Bedford Physical Therapy (603) 782-3039 http://BedfordPT.com Colburn Hill Group (603) 413-5244 www.colburnhill.com Derry Imaging Center (603) 537-1363 http://derryimaging.com Manchester Health Department (603) 624-6466 www.manchesternh.gov Member Medical (603) 782-7174 www.membermedical.com VFR Healthcare (954) 621-5170 www.vfrhealthcare.com
Home Health Care Bayada Home Health Care (603) 621-0857 www.bayada.com
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BrightStar Care (603) 637-4646 www.brightstarcare.com/bedfordmanchester Home Health & Hospice Care (603) 882-2941 www.hhhc.org Home Instead Senior Care (603) 668-6868 www.homeinstead.com/608 Visiting Angels (603) 483-8999 www.visitingangels.com/auburn
Hospitals Catholic Medical Center (603) 668-3545 www.catholicmedicalcenter.org Childrenâ€™s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (603) 695-2745 www.chadkids.org Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester (603) 695-2500 www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (603) 629-1137 www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org Elliot Health System (603) 669-5300 www.elliothospital.org Manchester Community Health Center (603) 626-9500 www.mchc-nh.org New Hampshireâ€™s Hospital for Children (603) 669-5300 www.nhhospitalforchildren.org
Medical Equipment Minuteman Medical Inc (603) 623-2933 www.Minutemanmedical.com
Orthotics and Prosthetics Next Step Bionics & Prosthetics, Inc. (603) 668-3831 www.nextstepbandp.com
Pharmacy PillPack Pharmacy (855) 745-5725 www.pillpack.com
Primary Care Derry Medical Center at Bedford (603) 537-1300 www.derrymedicalservices.com
Rehabilitation and Addiction Center Farnum Center (888) 840-4243 www.estreatment.org Independent Services Network (603) 644-3544 www.isnnh.com Serenity Place, NCADD Greater Manchester (603) 625-6980 www.serenityplace.org Teen Challenge New Hampshire (603) 647-7770 www.tcnewengland.org
Urgent Care and Outpatient Services Apple Therapy and Wellness (603) 668-1106 www.appletherapywellness.com Bedford Ambulatory Surgical Center - BASC Imaging (603) 622-3670 www.bedfordsurgical.com ConvenientMD Urgent Care (603) 472-6700 www.convenientmd.com/locations/ bedford-nh-urgent-care-03110 ExpressMED/Bedford Occupational Acute Care (603) 625-2622 www.expressmednh.com
Wellness & Nutrition AdvoCare Independent Distributor (603) 661-0761 www.advocare.com/14017580 Camp Allen, Inc. (603) 622-8471 www.campallennh.org Health Design (603) 321-2750 www.healthdesignnh.com Wild Grape Marketing (603) 494-3420 www.wildgrapemktg.com
Legal Attorneys Ambrogi Law Office (603) 782-3021 www.ambrogilawoffice.com
Mesmer & Deleault, PLLC (603) 668-1971 www.biz-patlaw.com
Bed & Breakfast
Nixon Peabody LLP (603) 628-4000 www.nixonpeabody.com
Ash Street Inn (603) 668-9908 www.AshStreetInn.com
Owen Law Offices, PLLC (603) 471-7070
Parnell, Michels, & McKay (603) 434-1717 www.pmmlawyers.com
Comfort Inn (603) 668-2600 www.comfortinnmht.com
Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC (603) 626-3300 www.primmer.com
EconoLodge (603) 624-0111 www.choicehotels.com
Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. (603) 669-8080 www.shaheengordon.com Sheehan Phinney (603) 668-0300 www.sheehan.com Stebbins, Lazos & Van Der Beken, PA (603) 627-3700 www.slvlaw.com The Law Office of Mark A. Stull (603) 232-3687 Wadleigh, Starr & Peters, P.L.L.C. (603) 669-4140 www.wadleighlaw.com
Retirement/Estate Planning AARP (866) 542-8168 www.aarp.org/states/nh
Lodging & Travel
Fairfield Inn (603) 625-2020 http://Marriott.com/MHTFM Hampton Inn & Suites By Hilton (603) 623-2040 www.manchesterbedfordsuites. hamptoninn.com Hilton Garden Inn (603) 669-2222 www.manchesterdowntown.stayHGI.com Holiday Inn - Manchester Airport (603) 641-6466 www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/ manchester/mhtba/hoteldetail Holiday Inn Express & Suites Manchester Airport (603) 669-6800 www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/ us/en/manchester/mhtnh/hoteldetail Homewood Suites by Hilton (603) 668-2200 www.manchesterhomewood.com
La Quinta Inn & Suites Manchester (603) 669-5400 www.lq.com Quality Inn Manchester (603) 668-6110 www.qualityinn.com/nh054 Radisson Hotel of Manchester (603) 625-1000 www.radisson.com/manchesternh Roedel Companies, LLC (603) 654-2040 www.roedelcompanies.com Super 8 Motel (603) 623-0883 www.super8.com The Wolfeboro Inn (603) 569-3016 www.wolfeboroinn.com WoodSpring Suites Manchester Merrimack (316) 630-5565 www.woodspring.com
Resorts The Mountain Club on Loon (603) 745-2244 www.mtnclub.com VacationOwnership.com (866) 633-1030 www.vacationownership.com
Travel Agencies/Services Ski 93 Trips (603) 665-9650 www.ski93trips.com
Beliveau, Fradette & Gallant, PA (603) 623-1234 www.beliveau-fradette.com Bernstein Shur (603) 623-8700 www.bernsteinshur.com Butenhof & Bomster, PC (603) 296-0428 www.butenhofbomster.com Cook Little Rosenblatt & Manson p.l.l.c. (603) 621-7100 www.clrm.com Cronin Bisson & Zalinsky, P.C. (603) 624-4333 www.cbzlaw.com Devine Millimet (603) 669-1000 https://www.devinemillimet.com Drummond Woodsum (603) 433-3317 www.dwmlaw.com Hage Hodes, P.A. Attorneys at Law (603) 668-2222 www.hagehodes.com Hinckley Allen (603) 225-4334 www.hinckleyallen.com Law Office of Rodney L. Stark (603) 627-4111 www.starklaw.com McLane Middleton (603) 625-6464 www.mclane.com
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Business Directory 2018 Manufacturing, Production & Wholesale Defense Electronics L3 Technologies, Inc. (603) 626-4800 www.L3warriorsystems.com
Distributor Amoskeag Beverages, Inc. (603) 224-3348 www.amoskeagbeverages.com Kane is Able (603) 623-6330 www.kaneisable.com Martignetti Companies of NH (603) 669-5884 www.nhwines.com Perfecta Wine Company (603) 645-1234 www.perfectawine.com
Manufacturers Admix Inc. (603) 627-2340 www.admix.com BAE Systems (603) 885-5000 www.eis.na.baesystems.com Bonding Source (603) 595-9600 www.bondingsource.com Burndy, LLC (603) 647-5000 www.burndy.com
Plastics-Raw Materials-Powders Liquids Resins etc NYCOA - Nylon Corporation of America (603) 627-5150 www.nycoa.net
Wholesale/Distributor C.E.D., Inc. (603) 669-6427 www.cedmanchester.shopced.com Central Paper Products Co., Inc. (603) 624-4064 www.centralpaper.com Sam’s Club (603) 226-1255 www.samsclub.com The Granite Group (603) 224-1901 www.thegranitegroup.com/intra
NonProfit Organization Nonprofit Organization AARP (866) 542-8168 www.aarp.org/states/nh Alpha Loft (603) 629-9511 www.alphaloft.org Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter (603) 606-6590 www.alz.org/manh
Catholic Charities New Hampshire (603) 669-3030 www.cc-nh.org
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (603) 792-4100 www.manchester-chamber.org
Child and Family Services (603) 518-4156 www.cfsnh.org
Greater Manchester Habitat for Humanity (603) 626-3944 www.habitatmanchester.org
Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (603) 695-2745 www.chadkids.org Children’s Scholarship Fund New Hampshire (603) 785-0174 www.csfnewhampshire.org/
High Hopes Foundation of NH, Inc. (603) 966-3483 www.highhopesfoundation.org
Crotched Mountain (Ready, Set, Connect!) (603) 226-2900 ext. 29 www.crotchedmountain.org
Home Health & Hospice Care (603) 882-2941 www.hhhc.org
Currier Museum of Art (603) 669-6144 www.currier.org Daniel Webster Council, Inc., Boy Scouts of America (603) 625-6431 www.nhscouting.org Diocese of Manchester (603) 669-3100 www.catholicnh.org Diversity Workforce Coalition (800) 431-8901 ext. 2168 www.diversityworkforce.org DreamCatchers NH (603) 714-1221 www.dreamcatchersnh.org
Burton Wire & Cable, Inc. (603) 624-2427 www.burtonwire.com
American Cancer Society, Inc.| Northeast Region (603) 471-4101 www.cancer.org
Enviro-Tote Inc. (603) 647-7171 www.enviro-tote.com
American Heart Association (603) 263-8320 www.heart.org/newhampshire
Elliot Health System (603) 669-5300 www.elliothospital.org
GTI Spindle Technology, Inc. (603) 669-5993 www.gtispindle.com
American Red Cross (603) 225-6697 www.redcross.org/local/nhvt
Evergreen Place (603) 669-7361 www.evergreenplace.biz
Hitachi Cable America Inc. (603) 669-4347 www.hca.hitachi-cable.com
Amoskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center (603) 626-3474 www.amoskeagfishways.org
Families In Transition (603) 641-9441 www.fitnh.org
Kalwall Corporation (603) 627-3861 www.kalwall.com New England Braiding Co., Inc. (603) 669-1987 www.anti-keystone.com NYCOA - Nylon Corporation of America (603) 627-5150 www.nycoa.net Rimol Greenhouse Systems (877) 746-6544 www.rimolgreenhouses.com Stonyfield Organic (603) 437-4040 Ty-Flot Inc. (603) 669-5169 www.ty-flot.com Velcro Companies (603) 669-4880 www.velcro.com Vibrac LLC (603) 882-6777 www.vibrac.com
Animal Rescue League of NH (603) 472-3647 www.rescueleague.org Arthritis Foundation (603) 724-6080 www.arthritis.org Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire (603) 669-5365 www.bbbsnh.org Birch Hill (603) 645-6500 www.birchhillrc.org Boys & Girls Club of Manchester (603) 625-5031 www.BeGreatManchester.org
Easterseals New Hampshire (603) 623-8863 www.easterseals.com/nh
Farnum Center (888) 840-4243 www.estreatment.org FIRST (603) 666-3906 www.firstinspires.org Franco-American Centre (603) 641-7114 www.facnh.com Franklin Pierce University, Manchester (603) 647-3500 www.franklinpierce.edu Future In Sight (603) 224-4039 www.futureinsight.org
Breathe New Hampshire (603) 669-2411 www.breathenh.org
Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains (888) 474-9686 www.girlscoutsgwm.org
Camp Allen, Inc. (603) 622-8471 www.campallennh.org
Granite State College (888) 228-3000 www.granite.edu
Capital Regional Development Council (603) 496-1875 www.crdc-nh.com
Granite State Senior Games, Inc (603) 860-8033 www.nhseniorgames.org
CASA of New Hampshire (603) 626-4600 www.casanh.org
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (603) 656-9500 www.harvardpilgrim.org
Granite United Way (603) 625-6939 www.graniteuw.org
Independent Services Network (603) 644-3544 www.isnnh.com International Institute of New England (603) 647-1500 www.iine.us Inti Academy of Manchester (603) 716-0369 http://intiacademy.org Intown Manchester Management, Inc. (603) 645-6285 www.intownmanchester.com JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) (603) 222-2300 www.jdrf.org/nne Jewish Federation of New Hampshire (603) 627-7679 www.jewishnh.org Lil’ Iguana’s Children Safety Foundation (603) 881-9805 www.liliguanausa.org Make-A-Wish New Hampshire (603) 623-9474 www.nh.wish.org Makin’ It Happen Coalition (603) 686-6844 www.mih4u.org Manchester City Library (603) 624-6550 www.manchesterlibrary.org Manchester City Library Foundation (603) 206-9605 www.manchesternh.gov Manchester Community College (603) 206-8000 www.mccnh.edu Manchester Community Health Center (603) 626-9500 www.mchc-nh.org Manchester Community Music School (603) 644-4548 www.mcmusicschool.org Manchester Economic Development Office (603) 624-6505 www.yourmanchesternh.com Manchester Fire Department (603) 669-2256 www.manchesternh.gov
Manchester Health Department (603) 624-6466 www.manchesternh.gov Manchester Historic Association Millyard Museum (603) 622-7531 www.manchesterhistoric.org Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority (603) 624-2100 www.manchesterhousing.org Manchester Police Department (603) 668-8711 www.manchesterpd.com Manchester Police Patrolman’s Association (603) 396-6420 Manchester School District (603) 624-6300 www.mansd.org Manchester Transit Authority (603) 623-8801 www.mtabus.org Manchester Water Works (603) 624-6494 www.manchesternh.gov March of Dimes, NH Chapter (603) 724-7409 www.marchofdimes.org/newhampshire/ Mount Saint Mary Academy (603) 623-3155 www.mtstmary.org NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire (603) 626-4663 www.nwsnh.org New England College (603) 428-2223 www.nec.edu New Hampshire Audubon (603) 224-9909 www.nhaudubon.org New Hampshire College & University Council (603) 225-4199 www.nhcuc.org New Hampshire Community Loan Fund (603) 224-6669 www.communityloanfund.org NH Housing Finance Authority (603) 472-8623 www.nhhfa.org New Hampshire Institute of Art (603) 623-0313 www.nhia.edu New Hampshire National Guard (603) 228-1135 www.goang.com New Hampshire Public Radio (603) 228-8910 www.nhpr.org New Horizons for NH, Inc. (603) 668-1877 www.newhorizonsfornh.org NH - Jobs for America’s Graduates (603) 647-2300 www.nh-jag.org NH Aviation Historical Soc. & Aviation Museum of NH (603) 669-4820 www.nhahs.org NH Center for Nonprofits (603) 225-1947 www.nhnonprofits.org
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NHMI/Safe Sports Network (603) 627-9728 www.nhmi.net
Town of Goffstown (603) 497-8990 x118 www.goffstown.com
Noah’s Ark Child Care Center (603) 669-7990 www.noahsarknh.org
Town of Hooksett (603) 485-8471 www.hooksett.org
Palace Theatre (603) 668-5588 www.palacetheatre.org
UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc. (603) 497-2343 www.upreachtrc.org
Primrose School at Bedford Hills (603) 472-3800 www.primroseschools.com/schools/ bedford-hills SEE Science Center, Inc. (603) 669-0400 www.see-sciencecenter.org Serenity Place, NCADD Greater Manchester (603) 625-6980 www.serenityplace.org SERESC (603) 206-6800 www.seresc.net Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission (603) 669-4664 www.snhpc.org Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc. (603) 668-8010 www.snhs.org Southern New Hampshire University (603) 626-9100 www.snhu.edu Southern New Hampshire University - CWBA (603) 629-4697 www.cwbanh.com Special Olympics New Hampshire (603) 624-1250 www.sonh.org St. Joseph Community Services, Inc (603) 424-9967 www.MealsOnWheelsNH.org Teen Challenge New Hampshire (603) 647-7770 www.tcnewengland.org The Child Advocacy Center of Hillsborough County (603) 889-0321 www.cac-nh.org The Derryfield School (603) 669-4524 www.derryfield.org The Granite YMCA (603) 782-2801 www.graniteymca.org The Majestic Theatre Studio (603) 669-7469 www.majestictheatre.net The Moore Center (603) 206-2700 www.moorecenter.org The Water Project (603) 369-3858 http://thewaterproject.org The Way Home (603) 627-3491 www.thewayhomenh.org Town of Bedford (603) 472-5242 www.bedfordnh.org
Michael’s School of Hair Design & Esthetics - Paul Mitchell Partner School (603) 668-4300 www.bedford.paulmitchell.edu
Pets & Veterinary Pets/Services
Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (603) 778-2500 www.vlacs.org World Affairs Council of NH (603) 314-7970 www.wacnh.org YWCA New Hampshire (603) 625-5785 www.ywcanh.org
Animal Rescue League of NH (603) 472-3647 www.rescueleague.org Manchester Animal Hospital (603) 623-7788 www.manchah.com
Public Utilities & Environment Energy Broker/Consultant
Personal Services & Care Dance Studio Unbound Dance Academy (603) 714-2821 www.unbounddanceacademy.com
Fitness Elevate Health Studio (603) 488-1756 www.elevatehealthstudio.com Executive Health & Sports Center (603) 668-4753 www.ehsc.com FortCycle (603) 748-0665 www.fortcycle.com Fortitude Health and Training (603) 854-2002 www.fortitudeht.com/ The Granite YMCA (603) 782-2801 www.graniteymca.org The Training Station (603) 505-0048 www.thetrainingstationnh.com
DiversegyPro (603) 391-8493 www.seven.diversegypro.com
Energy Conservation Energy Efficient Investments (603) 423-6000 www.eeiservices.com Energy LB Resources, LLC (603) 275-7238 www.energylb.com
Environmental Products & Services/Consulting EnSafe, Inc. (603) 437-8227 www.ensafe.com
Normandeau Associates, Inc. (603) 472-5191 www.normandeau.com
Manchester Water Works (603) 624-6494 www.manchesternh.gov
SuperGreen Solutions of Manchester (603) 263-0303 www.supergreensolutions.com/ manchester-nh
Spectra Energy (713) 627-5400 www.spectraenergy.com/
Water Backflow Testing & Repair New England Backflow, Inc. (603) 669-4004 www.newenglandbackflow.com
Fuel Oil City Fuel Company (603) 669-3033 www.cityfuel.net
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Heat Oracle (888) 613-3106 www.heatoracle.com
M. L. Halle Oil Service, Inc. (603) 627-7869 www.halleoil.com
Colonial Village Apartments (603) 669-9600 www.colonialvillage-apts.com
Utilities and Electricity/Fuel Providers
Construction Planning & Management Inc (603) 898-8081 www.cpmcommunities.com
Eversource Energy (800) 662-7764 www.eversource.com FairPoint Communications (800) 400-5568 www.fairpoint.com Freedom Energy Logistics (603) 625-2244 www.felpower.com GridAmerica Holdings, Inc. dba Granite State Power Link (855) 603-4775 www.granitestatepowerlink.com Liberty Utilities (800) 833-4200 www.libertyutilities.com
Devonshire Village Apartments (603) 668-6573 www.churchillforge.com Greenview Village (603) 644-7070 www.greenviewvillage-apts.com Hampshire Green Apartments (603) 624-4348 www.hampshiregreenapartments.com Red Oak Apartment Homes, LLC (603) 668-8282 www.redoakproperties.com Residences at Riverwalk (603) 836-7051 www.atriverwalk.com
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Massage Therapy Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa (603) 668-3333 www.handandstone.com Just What I Knead Onsite Massage (603) 620-0148 www.justwhatiknead.com Massage Envy Spa (603) 622-2400 www.massageenvy.com
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Business Directory 2018 Residences of 875 Elm Street (603) 992-4000 www.875elm.com Socha Companies (603) 627-8993 www.sochacompanies.com The Residences at Manchester Place (603) 668-2880 www.manchester-place.com University Heights Apartments (603) 210-5273 www.universityheightsapts.net Wall Street Tower (603) 668-0855 https://www.forrent.com/apartmentcommunity-profile/1000054364 Washington Park (855) 502-7911 www.thehighlands-apts.com Waterford Place LLC (603) 665-9910 www.waterfordplapts.com
Moving College Bound Movers (603) 882-6683 www.collegeboundmovers.com MIBOX Southern New Hampshire (603) 594-4554 www.getmibox.com Starving Artists Movers (603) 626-1410 www.starvingartistsmovers.com U-Haul of New Hampshire (978) 987-9824 www.uhaul.com
Property Management Elm Grove Companies (603) 666-8534 www.elmgrovecompanies.com Farley White Management Company (603) 668-3000 www.farleywhite.com Harvard Management Co. II, Inc. (603) 429-2019 www.harvardmanagement.com JCM Management Company, Inc. (603) 668-5155 www.jcmmanagement.com New Star Properties LLC (603) 432-8778 www.newstarpropertiesnh.com North End Properties Inc. (603) 641-3838 www.northendprops.com Total Solutions Property Management (603) 657-7396 www.totalsolutionspm.com
Real Estate Developer
Real Estate/Commercial Brady-Sullivan Properties (603) 622-6223 www.bradysullivan.com Colliers International | New Hampshire (603) 623-0100 www.colliers.com/newhampshire Gamache Properties (603) 623-4956 www.gamacheproperties.com
Ben & Jerry’s (603) 647-9400 www.benjerry.com/elmstreet Dancing Lion Chocolate (603) 625-4043 www.dancinglionchocolate.com Granite State Candy Shoppe LLC (603) 218-3885 https://www.GraniteStateCandyShoppe. com
JACKMAN Commercial Realty, Inc. (603) 645-6441 www.jackmanrealty.com
Michelle’s Gourmet Pastries & Deli (603) 647-7150 www.michellespastries.com/
NAI Norwood Group (603) 668-7000 www.nainorwoodgroup.com
Van Otis Chocolates, LLC (603) 627-1611 www.vanotis.com
R. J. Finlay & Co. (603) 672-0300 www.rjfinlayco.com
Breweries & Wineries
Residences of 875 Elm Street (603) 992-4000 www.875elm.com Stebbins Commercial Properties, Inc. (603) 669-6323 www.stebbinscommercialproperties.com
LaBelle Winery (603) 672-9898 www.labellewinerynh.com Stark Brewing Company (603) 625-4444 www.starkbrewingcompany.com
Airport Diner/The Common Man (603) 623-5040 www.thecman.com
Puritan Backroom Restaurant (603) 669-6890 www.puritanbackroom.com
Bayona Cafe (603) 782-3450 www.bayonacafe.com
Red Arrow 24 Diner, LLC (603) 626-1118 www.redarrowdiner.com
Belmont Hall & Restaurant (603) 625-8540 www.belmonthall.net
Restoration Cafe (603) 518-7260
Bonfire Restaurant & Country Bar / Torched Pizza (877) 653-7678 www.Bonfire.Country / www.Torched.Pizza
Sparetime Family Fun Center/City Sports Grille (603) 625-9656 www.sparetimeentertainment.com/ manchester
Buffalo Wild Wings (603) 836-3138 www.buffalowildwings.com
Stark Brewing Company (603) 625-4444 www.starkbrewingcompany.com
Cabonnay (844) 946-3473 www.cabonnay.com
TBONES Great American Eatery - Great NH Restaurants, Inc. (603) 641-6100 www.t-bones.com
CJ’s Great West Grill - Great NH Restaurants, Inc. (603) 627-8600 www.cactusjacksnh.com Copper Door Restaurant Great NH Restaurants, Inc. (603) 488-2677 www.copperdoorrestaurant.com Cotton (603) 622-5488 www.cottonfood.com
Celebrations Catering (603) 598-5177 www.celebrationsmenu.com/
Derryfield Restaurant and Lounge (603) 623-2880 www.thederryfield.com
Extra Touch Gourmet Cafe and Catering (603) 488-6620 www.extratouchgourmet.com
Extra Touch Gourmet Cafe and Catering (603) 488-6620 www.extratouchgourmet.com
Roots (603) 485-7761 www.rootsatrobies.com
Fratello’s Italian Grille (603) 624-2022 www.fratellos.com
Berkshire Hathaway Verani Realty (603) 434-2377 www.verani.com
Stone and Fire WoodFired Pizza Catering (207) 217-2009 www.stoneandfirepizza.com
Hanover Street Chophouse (603) 644-2467 www.hanoverstreetchophouse.com
Brady-Sullivan Properties (603) 622-6223 www.bradysullivan.com
Tidewater Catering Group (603) 668-6111 www.tidewatercatering.com
Carisbrooke at Manchester (603) 668-9070 www.liveatcarisbrooke.com
Two Friends Cafe (603) 627-6622 www.twofriendsbagel.com
The Meg Companies (603) 434-6700 www.themegcompanies.com
Real Estate/Residential/ Relocation Bean Group - Linda Moreau, Realtor (603) 660-8764 www.lindamoreau.com
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (603) 625-5665 www.nemoves.com Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (603) 232-8282 www.metro.yourkwoffice.com LAER Realty Partners/ Beauchemin & Assoc. (603) 262-3500 www.beaucheminassoc.com Peloquin Realty & Property Management (603) 668-9923 www.peloquinrealty.com
Stebbins Commercial Properties, Inc. (603) 669-6323 www.stebbinscommercialproperties.com
RE/MAX Area Real Estate Network, LTD (603) 626-5000 www.arearealestatenetwork.com
Wyman Appraisals, LLC (603) 391-1085 www.wymanappraisals.com
Bakeries, Ice Cream & Sweets
Harrington & Reeves (603) 625-9628 http://HarringtonandReeves.com
Anagnost Investments, Inc. (603) 669-6194 www.anagnost.com
Restaurants, Food & Beverages
WBC Office Suites, LLC (603) 644-2669 http://wbcofficesuites.com Welcome Wagon (603) 494-1156 www.welcomewagon.com
Coffee Shops & More Aroma Joe’s (603) 518-5409 www.aromajoes.com Cafe la Reine (603) 232-0332 www.cafelareine.com
Food Management Services Café Services Inc. (877) 375-3246 www.cafeservices.com
Meal Preparation All Real Meal LLC (603) 661-2833 http://allrealmeal.com
Restaurant 900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria (603) 641-0900 www.900degrees.com 900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria- Epping (603) 734-2809 www.900degrees.com
The Crown Tavern (603) 218-3132 www.thecrownonhanover.com The Gyro Spot (603) 218-3869 www.thegyrospot.com The Patio/Pavilion at the Hilton Garden Inn (603) 669-2222 www.hgi-manchester.com Two Friends Cafe (603) 627-6622 www.twofriendsbagel.com Unity Cafe (603) 782-7325 www.unitycafe.com Waterworks Cafe (603) 782-5088 www.waterworkscafe.com XO Bistro (603) 560-7998 www.xoonelm.com
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Hooked Seafood Restaurant (603) 606-1189 www.hookedonignite.com
Appliance Service & Sales
Ignite Bar & Grille (603) 644-0064 www.hookedonignite.com
Baron’s Major Brands Appliances (603) 623-0130 www.baronsmajorbrands.com
JD’s Tavern (603) 206-4140 www.radisson.com/manchester-hotelnh-03101/nhmanch/dinings Midtown Cafe (603) 935-5401 www.midtowncafenh.com Mint Bistro (603) 625-6468 www.mintbistronh.com Mr. Mac’s (603) 606-1760 www.mr-macs.com Ninety-Nine Restaurant & Pub (603) 641-5999 www.99restaurants.com Piccola Italia Ristorante (603) 606-5100 www.piccolaitalianh.com Portland Pie Company (603) 622-7437 www.portlandpie.com Pub 55 Bar & Grill (603) 668-6110
Carpets & Flooring Goedecke Flooring and Design (603) 472-5221 www.goedeckedecorating.com
Co-Op CCA Global Partners (603) 626-0333 www.ccaglobalpartners.com
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John & Son’s Tire Service (603) 627-1585 www.johnandsonstire.com
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Wine’ing Butcher (603) 293-4670 www.thewineingbutcher.com
Jewelers/Jewelry Manufacturing Bellman Jewelers (603) 625-4653 www.bellmans.com Day’s Jewelers (603) 641-8232 www.daysjewelers.com
Kitchen and Bath Dealers Cyr Kitchen and Bath Home Design Center (603) 518-5507 www.cyrkitchen.com
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