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Manchester Advantage MAnchester, New HAmpshire 2018 REGIONAL GUIDEBOOK

Downtown Upgrades Infrastructure, innovations make for a more accessible, attractive city

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am thrilled to present you with the 2018 edition of Advantage magazine. This publication is Manchester’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 Chamber’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

Life is a


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

Welcome to


Opportunity Abounds

Manchester emerges as a biotech hub


Schools Innovate

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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Manchester Advantage is an annual publication of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. Additional copies and bulk orders of the magazine are available from the Chamber at 54 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH 03101, (603) 792-4100;




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Sharron McCarthy President & Publisher Kimberly Lencki Group Advertising Sales Director Ronnie Schlender Special Projects Sales Executive Jodie Hall Creative Services Director Bill Burke Managing Editor, Custom Publishing 150 Dow Street, Manchester, NH 03101 (603) 624-1442 • ©2017 Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information obtained in this publication, the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and McLean Communications, Inc. will not be held responsible for any errors that occur. The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is committed to being a member-focused organization that drives the greater Manchester business environment, the economic health and the vitality of the region by supporting business growth, professional development and networking opportunities, while advocating for our membership.

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@ 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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Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce 54 Hanover Street, Manchester (603) 792-4100, MANCHESTER ADVANTAGE 5

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.

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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

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

Hooksett Candia



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


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.




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Merrimack Town Offices 6 Baboosic Lake Road (603) 424-2331

Candia Town Offices 74 High Street (603) 483-8101

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

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

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

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

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport


State Facts

Getting Here By Plane

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth of the original 13 states to ratify the Constitution. New Hampshire holds the firstin-the-nation presidential primary. Area Code: 603 for the entire state State Capital: Concord State Bird: Purple Finch State Flower: Purple Lilac State Tree: White Birch State Motto: “Live Free or Die” Nickname: The Granite State Highest Point: Mt. Washington, 6,288 feet

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,

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,

Manchester Transit Authority (603) 623-8801,


Royal Limousine Airport Service (800) 494-0508,

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.


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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Local Media

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Newspapers NH Business Review

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Manchester Ink Link

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(603) 930-0640,

New Hampshire Union Leader

McLean Communications, Inc. (ad on pg. 71)

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The Hippo (603) 625-1855,

Periodicals Business NH Magazine

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Townsquare Media (603) 391-5219,


New Hampshire Public Radio (603) 228-8910,

The Wolf 93.3 FM (603) 224-8486,

WFNQ 106.3 Frank (603) 889-1063,

WJYY 105.5 FM

(603) 224-8486,

WLNH 98.3 FM

(603) 889-1063,

WNNH 99.1 Frank FM (603) 889-1063,

(603) 626-6354,

92.5 The River WXRV, 102.3 The River WWHK, 105.7 The River WLKC

New Hampshire Home Magazine

(603) 669-1250,

Manchester Public Television

(603) 624-1442,

iHeartMedia (Rock101, WGIR AM)

(603) 628-6099,  

New Hampshire Magazine

(603) 624-1442,

Parenting NH Magazine

(603) 624-1442,

(603) 625-6915,

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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-


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


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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.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats

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.

Millyard Museum


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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, The Millyard Museum offers visitors a unique view


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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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.


OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Derryfield Country Club (ad on pg. 31) 625 Mammoth Road, Manchester (603) 669-0235, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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,

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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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.

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Cabonnay owner Cornelis de Jong. (Photos by John W. Hession) 24 MANCHESTER ADVANTAGE

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 –

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

Arrive Hungry

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

“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

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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CJ’s Great West Grill

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Hooked Seafood Restaurant (ad on pg. 32) 110 Hanover Street, Manchester (603) 606-1189,

Ignite Bar & Grille (ad on pg. 32) 100 Hanover Street, Manchester (603) 644-0064,

JD’s Tavern 700 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 206-4140,

LaBelle Winery 345 Route 101, Amherst (603) 672-9898,

Midtown Café 814 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 935-5401,

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718 Grove Street, Manchester (603) 625-8540,

Cabonnay (ad on pg. 11) 55 Bridge Street, Manchester (844) 946-3473,

Comfort Inn 298 Queen City Avenue, Manchester (603) 668-2600,

Currier Museum of Art 150 Ash Street, Manchester (603) 669-6144,

The Derryfield (ad on pg. 31) 625 Mammoth Road, Manchester (603) 623-2880,

The Event Center at Courtyard Nashua 2200 Southwood Drive, Nashua (603) 880-9100,

The Falls Event Center 21 Front Street, Manchester (603) 413-7550,

Fratello’s Italian Grille 155 Dow Street, Manchester (603) 641-6776,

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Family owned and operated since 1932, Belmont Hall & Restaurant is a landmark in the Manchester area offering full-service function rooms to host all of your special events.





Cabonnay Urban Wine House is the essence of wine country showcased in urban luxury. View an integrated wordly art gallery while enjoying curated wine and international cuisine. Rooftop garned in summer.





The Comfort Inn is conveniently located just three miles from the Manchester Airport and minutes from several colleges and attractions.





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Manchester Country Club 180 South River Road, Bedford (603) 624-4096,

The Mountain Club on Loon 90 Loon Mountain Road, Lincoln (603) 745-2244,

New Hampshire Institute of Art 148 Concord Street, Manchester (603) 623-0313,

New Hampshire Institute of Politics 100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester (603) 641-7000,

Puritan Conference and Event Center 245 Hooksett Road, Manchester (603) 669-6890,

Quality Inn Manchester 55 John E. Devine Drive, Manchester (603) 668-6110,

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,

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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.





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Southern New Hampshire University (ad on pg. 16) 2500 North River Road, Manchester (603) 668-2211,

Stark Brewing Company 500 Commercial Street, Manchester (603) 625-4444,

The Wolfeboro Inn 90 North Main Street, Wolfeboro (603) 569-3016,


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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


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

(Photo by Allegra Boverman)


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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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, 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, 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, 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, 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,

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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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.


Manchester Community Health Center 145 Hollis Street, 2nd Floor, Manchester (603) 626-9500, 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, 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, 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,


Unbound Dance Academy

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1181 Hooksett Road, Hooksett (603) 714-2821,

One Highlander Way, Manchester (603) 668-4753,

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The Training Station 200 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 505-0048,

117 Market Street, Manchester (603) 644-3544, ISN is a private human services company serving children and adults with developmental disabilities, acquired brain injury and/or emotional handicaps.

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Serenity Place 101 Manchester Street, Manchester (603) 625-6980, Serenity place offers compassionate treatment for adults with substance use disorders.

Teen Challenge 147 Laurel Street, Manchester (603) 647-7770, Teen Challenge is a Christian residential drug recovery program.

Adult Communities

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66 Hawthorne Drive, Bedford (603) 644-2200, 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, 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.

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200 Alliance Way, Manchester (603) 645-6500, 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, 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.

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The Arbors of Bedford (ad on pg. 41) 70 Hawthorne Drive, Bedford (603) 647-9300, 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, 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, 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, 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, Bayada Home Health Care is a trusted leader in providing clinical care and support services at home for children and adults of all ages.

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Home Health & Hospice Care (ad on pg. 55) 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack (603) 882-2941, 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, 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, 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,

Hoertdoerfer Dentistry, PLLC

25 Walker Street, Concord (603) 224-4039, 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,

Manchester Advanced Dental 2305 Brown Ave, Suite 1, Manchester (603) 505-4440,

107 Riverway Place, Bedford (603) 836-5541, 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,


PillPack Pharmacy 250 Commercial Street, Suite 2012, Manchester (855) 745-5725,

Pet Services

Lens Doctors 381 South Willow Street, Manchester (603) 629-0090, 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,

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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 Szumiesz , 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-


“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, 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 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, 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, 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.

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Saint Anselm College

1260 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 314-0210, 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, 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.

New England College

Southern New Hampshire University (ad on pg. 16)

98 Bridge Street, Henniker (603) 428-2223, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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,


contemporary curricula, modern educational facilities, convenient access, flexible schedules, and most important, a graduate degree from the University of New Hampshire, the state’s flagship public university.

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University of New Hampshire School of Law 2 White Street, Concord (603) 228-1541, 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, 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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University of New Hampshire Professional Development and Training 11 Garrison Avenue, Durham (603) 862-0725, Enhance your professional skills with one-day workshops, conferences and special institutes, and short-term certificate programs. Advance your career or start a new one, with over 250 one-day workshops in New Hampshire. Online courses, onsite customized training for businesses and schools, and continuing education for professionals and hobbyists are also offered.



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Of Derryfield seniors accepted to 1 of top 3 college choices

Average college merit aid received by our graduates


University of New Hampshire - Durham 9 Edgewood Road, Durham (603) 862-0306, The University of New Hampshire is the state’s public research university, providing comprehensive, high quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. Its primary purpose is learning: students collaborating with faculty in teaching, research, creative expression and service. The University of New Hampshire has a national and international agenda and holds land-grant, seagrant and space-grant charters.

Annual financial aid and merit awarded



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State athletic championships since 2000 in Divisions I–IV

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The Derryfield School is a coed, independent, college-preparatory day school in Manchester, NH, for students in grades 6 through 12.


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Additional Educational Institutions

Children’s Scholarship Fund New Hampshire

89 South Street, Concord (603) 785-0174, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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’

CUSTOMIZED CORPORATE TRAINING AND MORE! The Workforce Development Center collaborates with organizations to assess their training needs and provide high-quality customized noncredit and certificate courses and programs, which can be delivered at MCC or at your place of business. Programs include: • Business Skills

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success, and its creatively stimulating courses provide students with the opportunity to shine and feature their originality.

as major centers of activity that are vital to the economic development of the community and the state.

Mount Saint Mary Academy

175 Ammon Drive, Suite 208, Manchester (603) 647-2300, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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 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, 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, 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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Business Directory 2018 Advertising & Media Advertising/PR/Marketing Adopt/Sponsor a Highway, Inc. (603) 487-2470 Altos (603) 222-9052 Boucher Public Relations (603) 485-2794 Clear Channel Interspace (610) 395-8002 Comcast Spotlight (603) 782-8695 CTM Media Group (802) 440-3058 EverywhereUGO (603) 340-6317 EVR Advertising (603) 647-8606 Grapevine Marketing (603) 685-4782 GYK Antler (603) 625-5713 LTD Company, Inc. (603) 623-7699 m5 Marketing Communications (603) 627-9600 Mesh Interactive Agency (603) 809-4164 Millennium Integrated Marketing (603) 792-2200 Montagne Communications (603) 644-3200 Propel Marketing (844) 356-7267 Rumbletree (603) 433-6214 Savoir Faire Marketing/ Communications (617) 899-2856 Spectrum Marketing Companies (603) 627-0042 The Write Connection (603) 624-7115 thryv (866) 339-7253 wedü (603) 647-9338

Marketing Services Chuck Sink Link (603) 345-7223 Cookson Strategic Communications (603) 782-8192 Proforma Piper Printing (603) 934-5500 The Spradling Group (603) 724-8092

Media 92.5 The River WXRV - 102.3 The River WWHK - 105.7 The River WLKC (603) 669-1250 Binnie Media (603) 230-9000 iHeartMedia (Rock101, WGIR AM) (603) 625-6915 Manchester Ink Link (603) 930-0640 Manchester Public Television (603) 628-6099 Manchester Radio Group (603) 669-5777 New Hampshire Public Radio (603) 228-8910 New Hampshire Union Leader (603) 668-4321 The Wolf 93.3 FM (603) 224-8486 Townsquare Media (603) 749-9750 WBIN TV (603) 889-1063 WFNQ 106.3 Frank (603) 889-1063 WJYY 105.5 FM (603) 224-8486 WLNH 98.3 (603) 889-1063 WMUR - TV Channel 9 (603) 669-9999 WNNH 99.1 Frank (603) 889-1063

Publications Business NH Magazine (603) 626-6354

McLean Communications (603) 413-5117

Liberty Hill Construction (603) 472-4414

WSP (603) 647-2012

New Hampshire Home Magazine (603) 624-1442

Longchamps Electric Inc. (603) 625-5954


New Hampshire Magazine (603) 624-1442

M&M American Builders of NH Corp (603) 854-3005

NH Business Review (603) 624-1442 Parenting NH Magazine (603) 624-1442 The Hippo (603) 625-1855

Video Production B2B Video Solutions/ Treasured Memories Video (603) 566-3075 Granite River Studios (603) 753-8511

Web Site Development and Design/Hosting Altos (603) 222-9052 Cao-Tech LLC (603) 264-9605 SilverTech, Inc. (603) 669-6600

Architect, Construction & Engineering Services Architects CUBE 3 Studio LLC (978) 989-9900 Dennis Mires, P.A., The Architects (603) 625-4548 H.L. Turner Group, Inc. (603) 228-1122 Lavallee Brensinger Architects (603) 622-5450

Construction/Contractors 911 Restoration of New Hampshire (603) 933-2223 A. W. Therrien Co., Inc. (603) 669-3344 Eckman Construction (603) 623-1713 Fulcrum Associates, Inc. (603) 673-3200

Mark Carrier Construction, Inc. - MCCI (603) 627-9506 Skyline Roofing, Inc. (603) 669-0131 Sullivan Construction, Inc. (603) 647-1777

Construction/General/ Management Cornerstone PDC, LLC (603) 668-8750 Harvey Construction Corporation (603) 624-4600 PC Construction Company (603) 232-9552 Pike Industries, Inc. (800) 283-7453 Structure Tone Inc. (603) 998-3341

Design - Build Project Management PROCON (603) 623-8811

Engineer/Consultant Air Solutions & Balancing, LLC (603) 262-9292 CLD | Fuss & O’Neill (603) 668-8223 GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (603) 623-3600 Haley & Aldrich, Inc. (603) 625-5353 Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc. (603) 669-5555 S. W. Cole Engineering, Inc. (603) 716-2111 Team Engineering (603) 497-3137 VHB (603) 391-3900

Allen & Major Associates, Inc. (603) 627-5500 Golder Associates, Inc. (603) 668-0880 TFMoran, Inc. (603) 472-4488

Painting/Drywall CertaPro Painters (603) 623-0182 http://southern-new-hampshire.certapro. com/ John K’s Painting Co., LLC (603) 624-8674

Arts, Culture & Entertainment Art Art 3 Gallery & Frame Shop (603) 668-6650 Jupiter Hall, LLC (603) 289-4661 New Hampshire Institute of Art (603) 623-0313 Studio 550 Art Center (603) 232-5597

Athletics-Groups & Clubs Seacoast United Soccer Club (603) 926-8444 Special Olympics New Hampshire (603) 624-1250

Attraction and Entertainment Candia Springs Adventure Park (603) 587-2093 Canobie Lake Park (603) 893-3506 Community Bingo Center (603) 625-2345 Granite State Escape (603) 935-7455 Intown Manchester Management, Inc. (603) 645-6285 LOK’d Room Escape (603) 782-7920 M/S Mount Washington Cruises (603) 366-5531


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Manchester Monarchs Hockey Club (603) 626-7825 New Hampshire Audubon (603) 224-9909 New Hampshire Fisher Cats (603) 641-2005 New Hampshire Motor Speedway (603) 783-4744 SEE Science Center, Inc. (603) 669-0400 SNHU Arena - SMG (603) 644-5000 Spare Time Manchester (603) 625-9656 manchester Water Country (603) 427-1111

Museums America’s Credit Union Museum (603) 629-1553 Amoskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center (603) 626-3474 Currier Museum of Art (603) 669-6144 Franco-American Centre (603) 641-7114 Manchester Historic Association Millyard Museum (603) 622-7531 NH Aviation Historical Soc. & Aviation Museum of NH (603) 669-4820

Music Manchester Community Music School (603) 644-4548 NHTunes (603) 660-2208

Capital Auto Auction (603) 622-9058 Grappone Automotive Group (800) 528-8993 J.D. Byrider (603) 370-3360 Land Rover Bedford (603) 623-8500 Quirk Chevrolet, Buick/ GMC, Volkswagen (603) 669-2450 Tulley BMW of Manchester (603) 644-2691 Werner Mazda (603) 626-6666

Automobile Renting & Leasing Capital Lease Group (603) 952-1790 Merchants Fleet Management (603) 669-4100

Automobile Services- Body Repairs/Parts/Service AutoFair Automotive Corporation (603) 634-1000 Brutus Auto (603) 624-8881 Prestige Auto Body (603) 669-0015

Business & Professional Services Accounting/CPA/Tax Preparation Appletree Business Services LLC (603) 434-2775 Baker Newman Noyes (603) 626-2200


Baroody & Greenwood, LLC-CPA (603) 622-1410

Palace Theatre (603) 668-5588

BerryDunn (603) 669-7337

The Majestic Theatre Studio (603) 669-7469

Bigelow & Company CPA, PC (603) 627-7659

Automotive Auto Dealers AutoFair Automotive Corporation (603) 634-1000

Gelinas & Company CPA (603) 625-8931 Hession & Pare CPAs (603) 669-5477 Howe, Riley & Howe, PLLC (603) 627-3838


Business Directory 2018 LifeLine Financial Services (603) 782-4663

BAO Inc. (978) 763-7500

NH Center for Nonprofits (603) 225-1947

Maloney & Kennedy, PLLC (603) 624-8819

Greenleaf Business Management, LLC (603) 582-3166

Patrice & Associates Hospitality Recruiting (603) 413-8761

Mason + Rich, CPAs (603) 224-2000

Hitchcock Management Co. (603) 838-3828

Schwieger Consulting

Melanson Heath (603) 669-6130 New Hampshire Society of CPAs (603) 622-1999 Penchansky & Co., Certified Public Accountants (603) 647-2400 Train Bookkeeping, LLC (603) 661-1094 Vachon Clukay & Company PC (603) 622-7070

Accounts Receivable Management Cash Recovery Specialists (978) 528-2174 www.CRSPAYS.COM

Alarm Systems & Security Services PELMAC Industries, Inc. (603) 623-5916 Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. (603) 627-0333

Answering Service Always On Call Answering Service, LLC (800) 590-8910

Business Coaching/Training & Development Dutra Associates, LLC (603) 595-1588 Earn Center Stage, Your Marketing Coach & Keynote Speaker (203) 592-9687 Hebert Consulting (603) 232-8216 Jeanine & Company (603) 714-0049 Paul Charles & Associates (603) 537-1190 Sandler Training (603) 232-1520 The John Maxwell Team - Marc Major/Executive Director (603) 674-6818

Business Services Alpha Loft (603) 629-9511

NH High Tech Council (603) 935-8951 PT Research (866) 737-2714 Total Revenue Uplift (765) 433-4265

Chamber of Commerce Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (603) 792-4100

Cleaning Supplies/ Maintenance/Service A Cleaner Solution (603) 660-8834 AMPM Facility Services (781) 622-1600 JCM Business Solutions (603) 665-4496 The Maids (603) 472-2838 TITAN Cleaning Services (603) 785-6741

Consulting/Management Services Accelerate Your Side Business (603) 620-5446 b-fresh consulting, llc (603) 565-5382 Baker Newman Noyes (603) 626-2200 Benson Consulting (603) 488-2025 Castagna Consulting Group, LLC (603) 625-1912 Cooke Associates (603) 626-4232 East Coast Restaurant Consultants, LLC (404) 482-0578 HR Synergy, LLC (603) 261-2402 Irvine Consulting Group, LLC (603) 781-2112 Maia Strategy Group (800) 711-5328

Sheehan Phinney Capitol Group (603) 228-2370 Sojourn Partners (603) 232-9403 Southern New Hampshire University - CWBA (603) 629-4697

Corporate Apparel and Promotional Products Allstates Business Solutions (603) 887-5500 Better Life LLC (603) 647-0077 EmbroidMe of Bedford (603) 647-9994 UniFirst Corporation (603) 888-1323

Credit Card/Check Processing Strategic Payment Systems (978) 580-9516

Document Scanning and Management Services New England Document Systems (603) 625-1171

Dry Cleaning & Laundry E & R Laundry (603) 627-7661

Economic Development Amoskeag Industries, Inc. (603) 759-6477 Capital Regional Development Council (603) 496-1875 Eversource Energy (800) 662-7764 ITR Economics (603) 796-2500 Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission (603) 669-4664

Employee Benefits Benefit Strategies, LLC (603) 647-4666 Shaughnessy Benefits Group (603) 471-4307

Employment Services/ Outplacement/Recruiting Leddy Group (603) 666-4051 Museum Search & Reference (603) 432-7929 Robert Half (603) 641-9400

Fire Services: Prevention and Damage Restoration Reliable Restoration & Recovery (877) 986-3777 Servpro of Manchester, Inc. (603) 669-7733

Fire Sprinkler / Fire Extinguisher Hampshire Fire Protection Co., Inc. (603) 432-8221

Landscaping/Snow Removal Outdoor Pride Landscape & Snow Management (603) 625-9738

Locksmiths AllSafe & Lock, Inc. (603) 622-6062 Pop - A - Lock of New Hampshire (603) 425-5625 manchester-nh/locksmith-home

Networking Organization Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (603) 792-4100 Rotary Club of Manchester (603) 714-0049

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HVAC & Plumbing Contractors

CEO Bedford, Inc. (603) 472-5009

A.J. LeBlanc Heating Co., Inc. (603) 623-0412

Office Supplies, Machines & Furniture

Bellemore Plumbing Services LLC (603) 623-2134 Denron Plumbing and HVAC, LLC. (603) 627-4186 Georges Heating & Cooling (603) 657-5863 J.A. Marino Automatic Heating Supply (603) 669-7552 Paradigm Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. (603) 641-6400 Patriot Heating & Cooling LLC (603) 587-0487

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Informational Security

Office Alternatives, LLC (603) 668-9230

Systems Engineering (888) 624-6737

SBM (603) 792-3400

Interior Design


Creative Office Pavilion (603) 647-4333

American Asphalt Paving (603) 232-0458

j. ellen Design, LLC (603) 502-7800

New Hampshire Paving Pros (603) 931-4244

Stibler Associates, LLC (603) 623-8952

Payroll Services

Interiorscape - Plant Services for Office Natural Surroundings LLC (603) 587-0722

Payroll Matters (603) 625-5399 Trivantus, Inc. - Payroll Services (603) 624-7788

Pension Consultant KMS Actuaries, LLC (603) 792-9494




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Advanced Digital Photography (603) 523-9244

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C1M Photography, LLC (603) 673-8200

New England Duplicator (603) 623-7080

CJL Photography (603) 661-4569

NH Print & Mail Services (603) 226-4300

Elia Photography (603) 505-2268

Spectrum Marketing Companies (603) 627-0042

Frame of Mind Photography (603) 493-4013

Talient Action Group, Inc. (603) 623-0802

Jane Button Photography (603) 834-2883

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Studio One Professional Photographers (603) 622-2738 TapSnap (617) 939-7766

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Signs ProSource Signs & Graphics (603) 217-3890 Sousa Signs, LLC (603) 622-5067

Storage and Moving MIBOX Southern New Hampshire (603) 594-4554 new_england U-Haul of New Hampshire (978) 987-9824

Storage Leasing/Rentals Bedford Self Storage (603) 472-4442 Best Buy Self Storage (603) 623-1115 Bluebird Self Storage (603) 232-1868

Technical Documentation ColoSpace, Inc. (888) 583-9200

Workflow Automation Software Solutions New England Document Systems (603) 625-1171

Computers & Telecommunications Communications, Internet & Wireless Network Services Comcast Business (603) 275-9342 FairPoint Communications (800) 400-5568 FirstLight (800) 461-4863

Computer/IT Consultants AeVitas Technology Consulting, LLC (857) 702-9947 Computer Networking Services of NH, LLC (603) 472-5004 Eagle Network Solutions (603) 782-0700 Granite State Communications - Manchester (603) 485-7100

Granite State Communications (603) 529-9911 IT Secure Services (603) 668-7733 Mainstay Technologies (603) 630-0294 New England IT Partners (603) 546-2978 Paradigm Computer Consulting, Inc. (603) 647-8614 Summit Computer Services (603) 513-1805 Team Logic IT (603) 505-4665

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Fratello’s Italian Grille (603) 624-2022

Oracle + Dyn (603) 663-0311

Grappone Conference Center (603) 225-0303

Secured Network Services, Inc. (781) 948-1900

Holiday Inn - Manchester Airport (603) 641-6466 manchester/mhtba/hoteldetail

Computer/Sales/Service/ Supplies Computer Networking Services of NH, LLC (603) 472-5004 Connection, Inc. (603) 683-2167 IBM Corporation (603) 472-4188

Computers-Software PistolStar, Inc. (603) 5471200 RedBlack Software (603) 232-9404

LaBelle Winery (603) 672-9898 Manchester Country Club (603) 624-4096 Puritan Backroom Restaurant (603) 669-6890 SERESC (603) 206-6800 Southern New Hampshire University: Conference & Event Services (603) 645-9612

Zco Corporation (603) 881-9200

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Telecommunications/Wireless Networking

The Falls Event Center (603) 413-7550

AT & T (508) 265-5525 Granite State Communications - Manchester (603) 485-7100 Granite State Communications (603) 529-9911 TPx Communications (866) 438-3724

Telephone Equipment & Wireless Communications U.S. Cellular (603) 622-1033

Convention & Event Services Audio/Visual APS Lighting - Sound - AV (603) 424-9198 Events United (603) 493-6214 massAV (800) 423-7830

Conference and Banquet Facilities Cabonnay (844) 946-3473 Currier Museum of Art (603) 669-6144

Event Planning-Corporate brainium, Inc. (603) 540-0580 Eye Candy Balloons (603) 785-2664

Event Planning-Corporate/ Wedding/Social Old Sol Foundation (603) 377-6214 United Eventures (201) 694-6583

Party/Event Equipment Rental Special Events of New England, LLC (603) 624-8389

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. (603) 625-6951 Phaneuf Funeral Home (603) 625-5777

Housing/Urban Development Greater Manchester Habitat for Humanity (603) 626-3944 Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority (603) 624-2100 NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire (603) 626-4663 NH Housing Finance Authority (603) 472-8623

Religious Institutions/Services Jewish Federation of New Hampshire (603) 627-7679

Social Services Catholic Charities New Hampshire (603) 669-3030 Child and Family Services (603) 518-4156 Crotched Mountain (Ready, Set, Connect!) (603) 226-2900 ext. 29 Diocese of Manchester (603) 669-3100 Easterseals New Hampshire (603) 623-8863 Families In Transition (603) 641-9441 Goodwill Industries of Northern New England (207) 774-6323 Granite United Way (603) 625-6939

The Moore Center (603) 206-2700

Citizens Bank (603) 634-7090

The Way Home (603) 627-3491

Eastern Bank (603) 647-4446

YWCA New Hampshire (603) 625-5785

Eastern Bank - Bedford (603) 647-4446

Youth Services

Enterprise Bank (603) 965-0036

Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire (603) 669-5365 Boys & Girls Club of Manchester (603) 625-5031 CASA of New Hampshire (603) 626-4600 City Year New Hampshire (603) 218-5100 Daniel Webster Council, Inc., Boy Scouts of America (603) 625-6431 Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains (888) 474-9686 High Hopes Foundation of NH, Inc. (603) 966-3483 Inti Academy of Manchester (603) 716-0369 Make-A-Wish New Hampshire (603) 623-9474 Makin’ It Happen Coalition (603) 686-6844 The Child Advocacy Center of Hillsborough County (603) 889-0321

Finance & Insurance Actuary Liscord, Ward & Roy Consulting Casualty Actuaries (603) 657-7055

Agricultural Business Services

International Institute of New England (603) 647-1500

Farm Credit East, ACA (603) 472-3554

JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) (603) 222-2300


Noah’s Ark Child Care Center (603) 669-7990 Primrose School at Bedford Hills (603) 472-3800 bedford-hills

New Horizons for NH, Inc. (603) 668-1877

Bank of New England (603) 624-6676

Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc. (603) 668-8010

Bank of New Hampshire - Manchester (603) 626-1301

St. Joseph Community Services, Inc (603) 424-9967

Bank of New Hampshire - Bedford (603) 471-7043

Family, Community & Civic Organizations Child Care

Funeral Home Goodwin Funeral Home & Cremation Services (603) 625-5703

Bank of America (603) 647-7652

Franklin Savings Bank (603) 455-0359 J.P. Morgan Chase (802) 282-7914 Lake Sunapee Bank, a division of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust (603) 224-5336 NBT Bank (603) 263-1428 Northway Bank (603) 621-0550 Northway Bank Commercial Banking (603) 342-1089 Optima Bank & Trust - Bedford (603) 488-6024 Optima Bank & Trust - Portsmouth (603) 433-9600 PEOPLE’S UNITED BANK, N.A (603) 621-5801 Primary Bank (603) 310-7200 Santander Bank (603) 222-6880 TD Bank (603) 624-6600 The Provident Bank (603) 488-6456 Wells Fargo Bank (603) 644-0682

Business Brokerage Country Business Inc (603) 933-2963 New Hampshire Business Sales (603) 715-1097 Sunbelt Business Brokers of New Hampshire (603) 745-9290

Community Development Finance New Hampshire Community Loan Fund (603) 224-6669


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Credit Repair New England Credit Repair (603) 232-3015

Credit Union Bellwether Community Credit Union (603) 645-8181 DCU - Digital Federal Credit Union (603) 622-5075

Triangle Credit Union (603) 622-4156

Edward Jones (603) 471-0255

Financial/Investment Services

Fidelity Investments (603) 791-5000

Acorn Financial LLC (603) 595-6545 www.ACORNNH.COM Ameriprise Financial (603) 391-0512 Bartley Financial Advisors (603) 625-9900

Granite State Credit Union (800) 645-4728

Bosse Future Capital Group (603) 264-9696

Members First Credit Union (603) 622-8781

Camden National Bank (603) 716-2400

Members First Credit Union - Bedford (603) 622-8781

Charles Schwab & Co., INC (603) 656-4200

Northeast Credit Union (603) 622-3261 Service Credit Union (603) 629-9898 Service Credit Union - Manchester (603) 669-6546 St. Mary’s Bank (603) 669-4600

Fiduciary Trust Company of New England (603) 695-4320 Financial Strategies Retirement Partners (603) 627-1463 Harvest Capital Management, Inc. (603) 224-6994 Huntwicke Capital Group, Jim Edmonson (978) 887 5981

Citizens Bank (603) 634-7090

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management (603) 628-3200

Cohen Investment Advisors (603) 232-8351

Morgan Stanley (603) 629-0200

Curbstone Financial Management Corp. (603) 624-8462

Northstar Financial Planning, Inc. (603) 458-2776

Davis Wealth Advisors (603) 475-7644

Northwestern Mutual (603) 627-7608

Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co (603) 206-6025 Primerica (603) 361-5661 Prudential Advisors (603) 518-9351 Rise Private Wealth Management (603) 606-4255 Robbins Farley, LLC (603) 703-0258 Skip Jarvis - Commonwealth Financial Group (603) 471-4349 Sullivan & Sullivan, LLC (603) 669-0032

UBS Financial Services Inc. (603) 626-2900 Wells Fargo Advisors (603) 625-6500 https://home.wellsfargoadvisors. com/001_PNH2

Insurance Amica Mutual Insurance Company (877) 512-6422 Barrett Insurance (603) 668-0686 Brown & Brown of NH, Inc. (603) 424-9901 CGI Business Solutions (603) 622-4600 Clark Insurance (603) 622-2855

TEFA Services Company (603) 647-6577

Core Benefits Group - Renee Martin (603) 860-9610

Telge Companies (603) 668-8862 The Shepler Financial Group (603) 624-1900 Truncellito & Davis Insurance (603) 623-7092

Cross Insurance (603) 669-4300 Granite Group Benefits, LLC (603) 296-0700

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Manchester Fire Department (603) 669-2256

Manchester City Library (603) 624-6550

HPM Insurance (603) 673-1201

Manchester Police Department (603) 668-8711

Manchester School District (603) 624-6300

Colleges & Universities

Mount Saint Mary Academy (603) 623-3155

Liberty Mutual Personal Markets (603) 472-3597 MEMIC Group (603) 314-0629 North American Specialty Insurance Co. (603) 644-6600 Northeast Delta Dental (800) 537-1715 Northwestern Mutual (603) 627-7608 Optisure Risk Partners, LLC (603) 665-6000 Truncellito & Davis Insurance (603) 623-7092 Tufts Health Freedom Plan (603) 228-7450 USI Insurance Services, LLC (855) 874-0123 Wieczorek Insurance, Inc. (603) 668-3311 Workplace Benefit Solutions (603) 668-0400

Mortgages Bellwether Community Credit Union (603) 645-8181 Envoy Mortgage (603) 617-4840 Fairway Independent Mortgage (603) 637-4114 Granite State Credit Union (800) 645-4728 LendUSA, LLC (603) 669-5626 Merrimack Mortgage Company, LLC (603) 625-1498 Pinnacle Mortgage Corporation (603) 518-7900 Residential Mortgage Services Inc. NMLS # 1760 (603) 860-5860

Government, Education & Individuals City Government Manchester Economic Development Office (603) 624-6505

Franklin Pierce University, Manchester (603) 647-3500 Granite State College (888) 228-3000 Manchester Community College (603) 206-8000 MCPHS University (603) 314-1760 New England College (603) 428-2223 New Hampshire Institute of Art (603) 623-0313

New Hampshire College & University Council (603) 225-4199 New Hampshire Job Corps Center (603) 695-8800 home.aspx NH - Jobs for America’s Graduates (603) 647-2300 Polaris Charter School (603) 634-0034 The Derryfield School (603) 669-4524

Labor Organizations Manchester Police Patrolman’s Association (603) 396-6420

Literacy/Training Manchester City Library Foundation (603) 206-9605 www.manchesternh.gowww.

Town of Bedford (603) 472-5242

American Heart Association (603) 263-8320

Town of Goffstown (603) 497-8990 x118

Arthritis Foundation (603) 724-6080

Town of Hooksett (603) 485-8471

Breathe New Hampshire (603) 669-2411

Health Care Ambulances American Medical Response of MA, Inc. (603) 626-0550

Southern New Hampshire University (603) 626-9100

Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (603) 778-2500

Assisted Living Community

Education Services

Bentley Commons at Bedford (603) 644-2200

University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension (603) 641-6060 University of New Hampshire Durham (603) 862-0306 University of New Hampshire Graduate School Manchester Campus (603) 641-4313 University of New Hampshire Professional Development & Training (603) 862-0725 University of New Hampshire School of Law (603) 513-5189

Cultural Diversity Diversity Workforce Coalition World Affairs Council of NH (603) 314-7970

Education Children’s Scholarship Fund New Hampshire (603) 785-0174 FIRST (603) 666-3906

Mathnasium of North Manchester (603) 644-1234

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

Bedford Falls (603) 471-2555

Birch Hill (603) 645-6500 Evergreen Place (603) 669-7361 Meetinghouse at Riverfront (603) 623-7000 RiverWoods Exeter (603) 772-4700 The Arbors of Bedford (603) 647-9300 The Courville Company (603) 647-5900

U.S. Small Business Administration (603) 225-1405


Government Relations

Dentistry - General & Cosmetic (PLLC)

Devine Millimet (603) 669-1000 Elevare Communications (603) 228-9246 Prospect Hill Strategies (603) 716-0569 Rath, Young and Pignatelli (603) 226-2600

Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter (603) 606-6590

Town Government

Saint Anselm College (603) 641-7000

Dr. Jennie DiBartolomeo (603) 623-3474 www.

Health & Safety

American Cancer Society, Inc.| Northeast Region (603) 471-4101

The NH School of Mechanical Trades (603) 622-6544

University of New Hampshire Manchester (603) 641-4101

Retina Vision Center (603) 836-5541

Amoskeag Chiropractic, Inc. (603) 624-8000

Bay Street Family Dental (603) 624-1342 Hoertdoerfer Dentistry, PLLC (603) 669-1251 Manchester Advanced Dental (603) 505-4440

Eye Care Lens Doctors (603) 629-0090

Future In Sight (603) 224-4039 March of Dimes, NH Chapter (603) 724-7409 NHMI/Safe Sports Network (603) 627-9728

Health Insurance Carriers Access Health Insurance (603) 703-1905 Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (603) 541-2000 Cigna (603) 268-7707 Geneia LLC (603) 369-4098 Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (603) 656-9500 NH Healthy Families (866) 769-3085

Healthcare Bedford Physical Therapy (603) 782-3039 Colburn Hill Group (603) 413-5244 Derry Imaging Center (603) 537-1363 Manchester Health Department (603) 624-6466 Member Medical (603) 782-7174 VFR Healthcare (954) 621-5170

Home Health Care Bayada Home Health Care (603) 621-0857


Sponsored by

BrightStar Care (603) 637-4646 Home Health & Hospice Care (603) 882-2941 Home Instead Senior Care (603) 668-6868 Visiting Angels (603) 483-8999

Hospitals Catholic Medical Center (603) 668-3545 Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (603) 695-2745 Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester (603) 695-2500 Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (603) 629-1137 Elliot Health System (603) 669-5300 Manchester Community Health Center (603) 626-9500 New Hampshire’s Hospital for Children (603) 669-5300

Medical Equipment Minuteman Medical Inc (603) 623-2933

Orthotics and Prosthetics Next Step Bionics & Prosthetics, Inc. (603) 668-3831

Pharmacy PillPack Pharmacy (855) 745-5725

Primary Care Derry Medical Center at Bedford (603) 537-1300

Rehabilitation and Addiction Center Farnum Center (888) 840-4243 Independent Services Network (603) 644-3544 Serenity Place, NCADD Greater Manchester (603) 625-6980 Teen Challenge New Hampshire (603) 647-7770

Urgent Care and Outpatient Services Apple Therapy and Wellness (603) 668-1106 Bedford Ambulatory Surgical Center - BASC Imaging (603) 622-3670 ConvenientMD Urgent Care (603) 472-6700 bedford-nh-urgent-care-03110 ExpressMED/Bedford Occupational Acute Care (603) 625-2622

Wellness & Nutrition AdvoCare Independent Distributor (603) 661-0761 Camp Allen, Inc. (603) 622-8471 Health Design (603) 321-2750 Wild Grape Marketing (603) 494-3420

Legal Attorneys Ambrogi Law Office (603) 782-3021

Mesmer & Deleault, PLLC (603) 668-1971

Bed & Breakfast

Nixon Peabody LLP (603) 628-4000

Ash Street Inn (603) 668-9908

Owen Law Offices, PLLC (603) 471-7070


Parnell, Michels, & McKay (603) 434-1717

Comfort Inn (603) 668-2600

Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC (603) 626-3300

EconoLodge (603) 624-0111

Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. (603) 669-8080 Sheehan Phinney (603) 668-0300 Stebbins, Lazos & Van Der Beken, PA (603) 627-3700 The Law Office of Mark A. Stull (603) 232-3687 Wadleigh, Starr & Peters, P.L.L.C. (603) 669-4140

Retirement/Estate Planning AARP (866) 542-8168

Lodging & Travel

Fairfield Inn (603) 625-2020 Hampton Inn & Suites By Hilton (603) 623-2040 www.manchesterbedfordsuites. Hilton Garden Inn (603) 669-2222 Holiday Inn - Manchester Airport (603) 641-6466 manchester/mhtba/hoteldetail Holiday Inn Express & Suites Manchester Airport (603) 669-6800 us/en/manchester/mhtnh/hoteldetail Homewood Suites by Hilton (603) 668-2200

La Quinta Inn & Suites Manchester (603) 669-5400 Quality Inn Manchester (603) 668-6110 Radisson Hotel of Manchester (603) 625-1000 Roedel Companies, LLC (603) 654-2040 Super 8 Motel (603) 623-0883 The Wolfeboro Inn (603) 569-3016 WoodSpring Suites Manchester Merrimack (316) 630-5565

Resorts The Mountain Club on Loon (603) 745-2244 (866) 633-1030

Travel Agencies/Services Ski 93 Trips (603) 665-9650

Beliveau, Fradette & Gallant, PA (603) 623-1234 Bernstein Shur (603) 623-8700 Butenhof & Bomster, PC (603) 296-0428 Cook Little Rosenblatt & Manson p.l.l.c. (603) 621-7100 Cronin Bisson & Zalinsky, P.C. (603) 624-4333 Devine Millimet (603) 669-1000 Drummond Woodsum (603) 433-3317 Hage Hodes, P.A. Attorneys at Law (603) 668-2222 Hinckley Allen (603) 225-4334 Law Office of Rodney L. Stark (603) 627-4111 McLane Middleton (603) 625-6464


Business Directory 2018 Manufacturing, Production & Wholesale Defense Electronics L3 Technologies, Inc. (603) 626-4800

Distributor Amoskeag Beverages, Inc. (603) 224-3348 Kane is Able (603) 623-6330 Martignetti Companies of NH (603) 669-5884 Perfecta Wine Company (603) 645-1234

Manufacturers Admix Inc. (603) 627-2340 BAE Systems (603) 885-5000 Bonding Source (603) 595-9600 Burndy, LLC (603) 647-5000

Plastics-Raw Materials-Powders Liquids Resins etc NYCOA - Nylon Corporation of America (603) 627-5150

Wholesale/Distributor C.E.D., Inc. (603) 669-6427 Central Paper Products Co., Inc. (603) 624-4064 Sam’s Club (603) 226-1255 The Granite Group (603) 224-1901

NonProfit Organization Nonprofit Organization AARP (866) 542-8168 Alpha Loft (603) 629-9511 Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter (603) 606-6590

Catholic Charities New Hampshire (603) 669-3030

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (603) 792-4100

Child and Family Services (603) 518-4156

Greater Manchester Habitat for Humanity (603) 626-3944

Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (603) 695-2745 Children’s Scholarship Fund New Hampshire (603) 785-0174

High Hopes Foundation of NH, Inc. (603) 966-3483

Crotched Mountain (Ready, Set, Connect!) (603) 226-2900 ext. 29

Home Health & Hospice Care (603) 882-2941

Currier Museum of Art (603) 669-6144 Daniel Webster Council, Inc., Boy Scouts of America (603) 625-6431 Diocese of Manchester (603) 669-3100 Diversity Workforce Coalition (800) 431-8901 ext. 2168 DreamCatchers NH (603) 714-1221

Burton Wire & Cable, Inc. (603) 624-2427

American Cancer Society, Inc.| Northeast Region (603) 471-4101

Enviro-Tote Inc. (603) 647-7171

American Heart Association (603) 263-8320

Elliot Health System (603) 669-5300

GTI Spindle Technology, Inc. (603) 669-5993

American Red Cross (603) 225-6697

Evergreen Place (603) 669-7361

Hitachi Cable America Inc. (603) 669-4347

Amoskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center (603) 626-3474

Families In Transition (603) 641-9441

Kalwall Corporation (603) 627-3861 New England Braiding Co., Inc. (603) 669-1987 NYCOA - Nylon Corporation of America (603) 627-5150 Rimol Greenhouse Systems (877) 746-6544 Stonyfield Organic (603) 437-4040 Ty-Flot Inc. (603) 669-5169 Velcro Companies (603) 669-4880 Vibrac LLC (603) 882-6777

Animal Rescue League of NH (603) 472-3647 Arthritis Foundation (603) 724-6080 Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire (603) 669-5365 Birch Hill (603) 645-6500 Boys & Girls Club of Manchester (603) 625-5031

Easterseals New Hampshire (603) 623-8863

Farnum Center (888) 840-4243 FIRST (603) 666-3906 Franco-American Centre (603) 641-7114 Franklin Pierce University, Manchester (603) 647-3500 Future In Sight (603) 224-4039

Breathe New Hampshire (603) 669-2411

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains (888) 474-9686

Camp Allen, Inc. (603) 622-8471

Granite State College (888) 228-3000

Capital Regional Development Council (603) 496-1875

Granite State Senior Games, Inc (603) 860-8033

CASA of New Hampshire (603) 626-4600

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (603) 656-9500

Granite United Way (603) 625-6939

Independent Services Network (603) 644-3544 International Institute of New England (603) 647-1500 Inti Academy of Manchester (603) 716-0369 Intown Manchester Management, Inc. (603) 645-6285 JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) (603) 222-2300 Jewish Federation of New Hampshire (603) 627-7679 Lil’ Iguana’s Children Safety Foundation (603) 881-9805 Make-A-Wish New Hampshire (603) 623-9474 Makin’ It Happen Coalition (603) 686-6844 Manchester City Library (603) 624-6550 Manchester City Library Foundation (603) 206-9605 Manchester Community College (603) 206-8000 Manchester Community Health Center (603) 626-9500 Manchester Community Music School (603) 644-4548 Manchester Economic Development Office (603) 624-6505 Manchester Fire Department (603) 669-2256

Manchester Health Department (603) 624-6466 Manchester Historic Association Millyard Museum (603) 622-7531 Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority (603) 624-2100 Manchester Police Department (603) 668-8711 Manchester Police Patrolman’s Association (603) 396-6420 Manchester School District (603) 624-6300 Manchester Transit Authority (603) 623-8801 Manchester Water Works (603) 624-6494 March of Dimes, NH Chapter (603) 724-7409 Mount Saint Mary Academy (603) 623-3155 NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire (603) 626-4663 New England College (603) 428-2223 New Hampshire Audubon (603) 224-9909 New Hampshire College & University Council (603) 225-4199 New Hampshire Community Loan Fund (603) 224-6669 NH Housing Finance Authority (603) 472-8623 New Hampshire Institute of Art (603) 623-0313 New Hampshire National Guard (603) 228-1135 New Hampshire Public Radio (603) 228-8910 New Horizons for NH, Inc. (603) 668-1877 NH - Jobs for America’s Graduates (603) 647-2300 NH Aviation Historical Soc. & Aviation Museum of NH (603) 669-4820 NH Center for Nonprofits (603) 225-1947


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NHMI/Safe Sports Network (603) 627-9728

Town of Goffstown (603) 497-8990 x118

Noah’s Ark Child Care Center (603) 669-7990

Town of Hooksett (603) 485-8471

Palace Theatre (603) 668-5588

UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc. (603) 497-2343

Primrose School at Bedford Hills (603) 472-3800 bedford-hills SEE Science Center, Inc. (603) 669-0400 Serenity Place, NCADD Greater Manchester (603) 625-6980 SERESC (603) 206-6800 Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission (603) 669-4664 Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc. (603) 668-8010 Southern New Hampshire University (603) 626-9100 Southern New Hampshire University - CWBA (603) 629-4697 Special Olympics New Hampshire (603) 624-1250 St. Joseph Community Services, Inc (603) 424-9967 Teen Challenge New Hampshire (603) 647-7770 The Child Advocacy Center of Hillsborough County (603) 889-0321 The Derryfield School (603) 669-4524 The Granite YMCA (603) 782-2801 The Majestic Theatre Studio (603) 669-7469 The Moore Center (603) 206-2700 The Water Project (603) 369-3858 The Way Home (603) 627-3491 Town of Bedford (603) 472-5242

Michael’s School of Hair Design & Esthetics - Paul Mitchell Partner School (603) 668-4300

Pets & Veterinary Pets/Services

Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (603) 778-2500 World Affairs Council of NH (603) 314-7970 YWCA New Hampshire (603) 625-5785

Animal Rescue League of NH (603) 472-3647 Manchester Animal Hospital (603) 623-7788

Public Utilities & Environment Energy Broker/Consultant

Personal Services & Care Dance Studio Unbound Dance Academy (603) 714-2821

Fitness Elevate Health Studio (603) 488-1756 Executive Health & Sports Center (603) 668-4753 FortCycle (603) 748-0665 Fortitude Health and Training (603) 854-2002 The Granite YMCA (603) 782-2801 The Training Station (603) 505-0048

DiversegyPro (603) 391-8493

Energy Conservation Energy Efficient Investments (603) 423-6000 Energy LB Resources, LLC (603) 275-7238

Environmental Products & Services/Consulting EnSafe, Inc. (603) 437-8227

Normandeau Associates, Inc. (603) 472-5191

Manchester Water Works (603) 624-6494

SuperGreen Solutions of Manchester (603) 263-0303 manchester-nh

Spectra Energy (713) 627-5400

Water Backflow Testing & Repair New England Backflow, Inc. (603) 669-4004

Fuel Oil City Fuel Company (603) 669-3033

Real Estate, Moving & Storage

Heat Oracle (888) 613-3106


M. L. Halle Oil Service, Inc. (603) 627-7869

Colonial Village Apartments (603) 669-9600

Utilities and Electricity/Fuel Providers

Construction Planning & Management Inc (603) 898-8081

Eversource Energy (800) 662-7764 FairPoint Communications (800) 400-5568 Freedom Energy Logistics (603) 625-2244 GridAmerica Holdings, Inc. dba Granite State Power Link (855) 603-4775 Liberty Utilities (800) 833-4200

Devonshire Village Apartments (603) 668-6573 Greenview Village (603) 644-7070 Hampshire Green Apartments (603) 624-4348 Red Oak Apartment Homes, LLC (603) 668-8282 Residences at Riverwalk (603) 836-7051

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Business Directory 2018 Residences of 875 Elm Street (603) 992-4000 Socha Companies (603) 627-8993 The Residences at Manchester Place (603) 668-2880 University Heights Apartments (603) 210-5273 Wall Street Tower (603) 668-0855 Washington Park (855) 502-7911 Waterford Place LLC (603) 665-9910

Moving College Bound Movers (603) 882-6683 MIBOX Southern New Hampshire (603) 594-4554 Starving Artists Movers (603) 626-1410 U-Haul of New Hampshire (978) 987-9824

Property Management Elm Grove Companies (603) 666-8534 Farley White Management Company (603) 668-3000 Harvard Management Co. II, Inc. (603) 429-2019 JCM Management Company, Inc. (603) 668-5155 New Star Properties LLC (603) 432-8778 North End Properties Inc. (603) 641-3838 Total Solutions Property Management (603) 657-7396

Real Estate Developer

Real Estate/Commercial Brady-Sullivan Properties (603) 622-6223 Colliers International | New Hampshire (603) 623-0100 Gamache Properties (603) 623-4956

Ben & Jerry’s (603) 647-9400 Dancing Lion Chocolate (603) 625-4043 Granite State Candy Shoppe LLC (603) 218-3885 https://www.GraniteStateCandyShoppe. com

JACKMAN Commercial Realty, Inc. (603) 645-6441

Michelle’s Gourmet Pastries & Deli (603) 647-7150

NAI Norwood Group (603) 668-7000

Van Otis Chocolates, LLC (603) 627-1611

R. J. Finlay & Co. (603) 672-0300

Breweries & Wineries

Residences of 875 Elm Street (603) 992-4000 Stebbins Commercial Properties, Inc. (603) 669-6323

LaBelle Winery (603) 672-9898 Stark Brewing Company (603) 625-4444


Airport Diner/The Common Man (603) 623-5040

Puritan Backroom Restaurant (603) 669-6890

Bayona Cafe (603) 782-3450

Red Arrow 24 Diner, LLC (603) 626-1118

Belmont Hall & Restaurant (603) 625-8540

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 manchester

Buffalo Wild Wings (603) 836-3138

Stark Brewing Company (603) 625-4444

Cabonnay (844) 946-3473

TBONES Great American Eatery - Great NH Restaurants, Inc. (603) 641-6100

CJ’s Great West Grill - Great NH Restaurants, Inc. (603) 627-8600 Copper Door Restaurant Great NH Restaurants, Inc. (603) 488-2677 Cotton (603) 622-5488

Celebrations Catering (603) 598-5177

Derryfield Restaurant and Lounge (603) 623-2880

Extra Touch Gourmet Cafe and Catering (603) 488-6620

Extra Touch Gourmet Cafe and Catering (603) 488-6620

Roots (603) 485-7761

Fratello’s Italian Grille (603) 624-2022

Berkshire Hathaway Verani Realty (603) 434-2377

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