2022 Manchester Magazine

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Manchester: A Great Getaway Destination

Creativity and Culture Driving Commerce

A Burgeoning Craft Cocktail Community




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A MESSAGE FROM GMC BOARD OF DIRECTORS Dear Friends, I am thrilled to present you with the 2022 edition of Manchester magazine. Manchester is the area’s regional tourism and relocation guidebook that acquaints you with the passionate businesses working for the city’s greater good. The Chamber, with the generous support of our membership, is proud to represent our community through the pages of this magazine. The stories and profiles featured are designed to showcase how Manchester is growing into a vibrant, diverse and prosperous destination. From the industrial to the innovative, new ventures to nonprofits, and textiles to tech, the Greater Manchester Chamber continues to lead the area’s evolving economy by supporting businesses and connecting the community. Whether you are new to Manchester, considering a move to Manchester or a long-time resident, we hope you find accurately captured within these pages the excitement that the Greater Manchester Chamber has for this incredible community. The Chamber team is always available to you. I invite you to reach out at any time – our friendly and engaging staff has a wealth of information about the Greater Manchester area and are ready provide you with whatever you may need. Check out manchester-chamber.org to learn more about how to live, work and play safely in Southern NH throughout 2022.

Genella McDonald, Chair GMC Board of Directors


The More the Merrier Manchester as a Getaway Destination


Creative Commerce Flourishes in Manchester


Inspired Spirits

Photo by Kendal Bush

Manchester Has Become a Haven for Creative Craft Cocktail (And Mocktail) Culture


Innovation in Housing

How Manchester is Showing the Way


Mental Health in the Workplace

A Good Business Practice


Ten Reasons to Love Greater Manchester




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60 Higher Education

20 Things To Do

46 Event Planning

65 Business Directory


54 Health Care



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Manchester: A Great Getaway Destination

Creativity and Culture Driving Commerce

A Burgeoning Craft Cocktail Community



Cover photo by Karen Bachelder

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

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About the Greater Manchester Chamber Mission: The Greater Manchester Chamber is the voice of business, shaping economic success to enhance the quality of life in Greater Manchester.

The Greater Manchester Chamber is the largest chamber in New Hampshire, representing over 700 member 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 is an independent, nonprofit business organization focused on a specific mission and strategic goals set forth by our membership. Our services and initiatives are funded solely by the membership through annual dues and program revenue. The Chamber is not a government agency, nor is it affiliated with any other group or organization. The Greater Manchester Chamber 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. www.manchester-chamber.org

ADVOCACY The Greater Manchester Chamber has a variety of opportunities for members to get involved and contribute to ensure that Greater Manchester is a vibrant and prosperous destination for business and people. ⚫ ⚫ ⚫ ⚫ ⚫ ⚫ ⚫

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Although it’s a bit of a challenge to limit ourselves to just 10 reasons why Greater Manchester is the ideal place to call home, we think the following attributes represent the many wonderful things the city has to offer — art, entertainment, food, opportunity and much more.


The neighborhood vibe

A drawback to city living is getting lost in the crowd. But in Manchester, you have all the benefits a city provides without losing that neighborhood feel. Here you can become a regular at a brewery or restaurant — where people know your name and your favorite order — but still have a variety of choices. It’s a place where you can build lasting and meaningful relationships.


Let loose

Manchester is fun. Whether your idea of a good time is a concert, running a race, joining a softball team, board games, oldschool arcade games, cooking lessons, a sip-and-paint night, stand-up comedy, author meet-and-greet or a play, you can find it and more.


Sophisticated sipping

Need to impress a client? Want to relax and catch up with friends? Looking forward to date night? Craft cocktail and mocktail culture is booming in Manchester. There are cozy bars dedicated to mixing up creative libations, and many of the area restaurants feature drink lists as long as the food menu. Find classic cocktails, new inventions, fine whiskies and much more throughout downtown. (See the feature on page 30.)


A destination and a starting point

The Queen City’s many exciting (and even historic) performing arts venues, its museums, restaurants, breweries, hotels and location make it an ideal spot for people to visit before embarking on other New England adventures. (See the feature story on page 16.)



Convenient access to anywhere

Whether you’re planning travel for work or fun, the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport offers convenience and options. There’s plentiful (and affordable) parking, four major carriers (Southwest, American Airlines, Spirit Airlines and United), a no-hassle drive. It’s easy to pick up and drop off travelers, and inside find a nice change of pace from the chaos of larger airports without sacrificing quality amenities. (See story on page 8.)


Nature awaits

In Manchester, you don’t have to choose city life over the mountains. Or ocean. Or lakes. Practically every kind of adventure is easily accessible, including a number of ski resorts, the lakes, seacoast and the White Mountains. Hiking, boating, winter sports, camping, luxury getaways ... whatever part of nature calls to you, you can easily answer. You get all the benefits of urban living plus the ability to leave it all behind at a moment’s notice.



Getting to work

Career opportunities in and around Manchester include engineering, technology, education, the arts, business, banking, law, medicine, retail, real estate, hospitality ... the list goes on and on. From world-class hospitals and higher education centers to media and nonprofits, a huge variety of industries are represented.


A world of cuisine in one place

One of Manchester’s strengths is its diversity, and a great way to learn about cultures is through food (and fun). Taste the cuisines of India, Nepal, Lebanon, Japan, Greece, Thailand and more, and attend events like Mahrajan, a Middle Eastern celebration of food, music and dance, or the Greek festival Glendi.


Creative housing

Although often it’s easier to tear down and build new, developers in Manchester are turning existing structures — like the beautiful mill buildings — into apartments. From brick-walled lofts to innovative artist-in-residence programs, Manchester’s housing options are diverse. The city’s new master plan embraces the idea of using commercial properties for increased multifamily housing to ensure there’s a home for everyone. (See feature on page 40.)


Photo by Kendal J. Bush

Cultural drivers

For a relatively small city, Manchester is bursting with culture — live theater, concerts, comedy, galleries, museums and independent bookstores can all be found here. Combined, the arts enrich both minds and the local economy. They are a crucial element to creating a successful city, and happily the arts scene thrives in Manchester. (See feature on page 26.)

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Transportation Getting Here By Plane Strategically situated in the heart of New England, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport is located less than 50 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 lodging. 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 nonstop and direct jet service make Manchester the airport of choice in New England. Manchester-Boston Regional Airport is served by American Airlines, Southwest, Spirit Airlines and United.

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 Coach, Vermont Translines and several other bus lines. The city also has a number of reservation-based taxi and limousine services. Grace Limousine and Shuttle (603) 666-0203 www.gracelimo.com

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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, has several exits which will lead you to downtown Manchester.

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Manchester as a Getaway Destination by Paul Briand Photo by Kendal J. Bush



Khaleel, Rimi and their daughter love to explore all the family friendly options in Manchester. Pictured here, this young family draws “wows” at the colorful DNA exhibit at the SEE Science Center.



The Rex Theatre on Amherst Street in Manchester. Operated by the nearby historic Palace Theatre, the Rex is a versatile 300-seat venue for music, comedy, meetings and more. Photo by John W. Hession

Before the curtain rises for performances at the Palace Theatre, Peter Ramsey likes to make the rounds outside on Hanover Street or inside the lobby, greeting people, welcoming them to the show. Ramsey, the theatre’s president and CEO, tells a story that exemplifies how Manchester is an ever-growing getaway destination for out-of-towners. “There was a man and a woman from Richmond, Va., who had flown to Manchester and were here for two nights,” he says. “They were in a hotel downtown. They were on their way up to the coast of Maine, but they wanted to see the leaves and they came to the show. They loved it. They both said thank you. Yeah, that’s very typical.” And it’s not just the Palace Theatre, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, that acts as a magnet, according to Ramsey. The restaurants, the museums, the hotels, and all the cultural and entertainment venues are also a draw, he says. “I see it every weekend,” he says, noting that a telltale sign is the traffic bunching up on the highways that border the city. “A third of our audience is from within half an hour,” he adds. “A third of our audience is within an hour from us. And a third of the audience is from more than an hour.” 14 MANCHESTER MAGAZINE

“I think the bigger picture is what it’s been able to do in bolstering the economy, in serving as that economic engine to introduce people to the city and to the state that normally would not have come here before.” A big attraction — literally and figuratively — is the SNHU Arena, operated by ASM Global. It is the largest indoor yearround event space in New Hampshire. While the maximum capacity is 11,700, depending on the occasion, seating averages between 8,700 and 10,000 per event, according to Tim Bechert, senior general manager. After a very quiet year and a half of COVID, the arena burst back on the public scene with its first ticketed event in mid-October — a Professional Bull Riding event that drew some 8,000 people both nights. “It was very well received,” says Bechert. “We spent a couple of months cleaning this place because it hadn’t seen people in 19 months, only to dump a bunch of dirt in it. But the dirt is gone, the place is clean, and we’ve got a fair amount of events taking place through 2022.” “Our draw is a regional draw,” says Bechert, who’s been the arena’s general

manager since it opened in 2001. “Our ticket holders come from all over.” Some events even have a national and international draw of visitors to Manchester. He cites a middleweight champion boxing match in November that garnered significant international interest. When they come, they spend money locally. Since Manchester is so walkable, visitors can stay at a downtown hotel, forget about their car for the weekend, and walk from the hotel to a restaurant to eat, then to the arena for the event, then a nightcap at a local bar. The day might include breakfast at a local cafe, shopping at a boutique. And it’s scootable, given the availability of the eScooters “micro mobility” option introduced in summer of last year. “It’s a pretty diversified — and purposely so — mix of events that contribute to the success that the building has had, not only as a provider of sports and entertainment,” says Bechert. “I think the bigger picture is what it’s been able www.manchester-chamber.org

to do in bolstering the economy, in serving as that economic engine to introduce people to the city and to the state that normally would not have come here before.” Rob Wezwick sees a couple of trends at the Ash Street Inn that he has operated with wife Margit since 2015. “We get a lot of people from up north,” says Wezwick. “People from Maine and Vermont or northern New Hampshire come here to go out for the weekend — to a show at the Palace Theatre or to one of the music shows at Tupelo (Music Hall in Derry).” The 1885 residential house over the years became a doctor’s office and was renovated into a bed and breakfast prior to the Wezwicks’ purchase to include five bedrooms, each with their own bath. The Wezwick’s say they see couples here for “date nights” to take in the shows and restaurants. They’re also seeing a lot of grandparents coming to the area to visit grandkids but opting to have some privacy once a day of visiting is done. “They love their children, they love their grandchildren, but they’re at the age where they also love their privacy and quiet time,” says Wezwick. Pamela McNamara, sales director at the Residence Inn by Marriott Manchester Downtown, says their customer base is a mix of tourists and business travelers. It has 23 studio rooms in its downtown location on Lake Avenue, right across the street from the SNHU Arena. The arena is a draw for its guests, as are SNHU itself and Saint Anselm College for parents of students. According to McNamara, Manchester serves as a jumping-off point for other locations in the Granite State.

Street Inn, entertainment venues and restaurants not too far in the other direction. The Currier is often referred to as a “hidden gem.” “The Currier Museum is a great museum and has a world-class collection,” says senior curator Samantha Cataldo. “The comment we get most often from new visitors is: ‘I had no idea this was here. I can’t believe all this.’ We get called a hidden gem a lot, which is great, but we’d love to not be so hidden. It’s one of the best museums in the region, and it’s really New Hampshire’s art museum.” Often, visitors will take tours of the two architect Frank Lloyd Wright houses that the Currier owns — and Wright fans are numerous, says Cataldo — then visit the museum itself. “They make the trip to see the houses and then are able to discover more of Manchester,” she adds. For visitors, a primary gateway to the city — and the entirety of New England — is the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, where Ted Kitchens has been at the controls for more than three years as director. “Airports are like real estate — it’s all about location, location, location,” says Kitchens. “We’re the heart of New England, so we provide a very high level of connectivity for the region.” He, too, points to the entertainment venues, the museums and the restaurants as magnets to Manchester. He also cites it as a technology center, in itself a

reason to come to the city. “We’re the home of high tech with one of the highest densities of tech startups in the nation on a per capita basis,” says Kitchens. The New Hampshire Brewers Association beer trail map pinpoints 10 craft beer makers in the Manchester area. Two are in Londonderry: 603 Brewery and Long Blue Cat Brewing Co.; four are in Derry: Daydreaming Brewing Co., From the Barrel Brewing Co., Kelsen Brewing Co., and Rockingham Brewing Co.; and four are in Manchester: Backyard Brewery & Kitchen, Candia Road Brewing Co., Great North Aleworks, and To Share Brewing Co. “We’ve got some great variety in terms of the breweries that are available here in Manchester,” says Brian Parda, sales/marketing manager at Great North Aleworks on Holt Avenue in Manchester. “Everybody’s making a variety of different styles. A trip to Manchester could include several stops and you’d get a different, unique experience at each.” Lisa and Rob North left jobs in the tech sector to open Great North Aleworks in 2015, now, at about 10,000 barrels a year, the third largest craft brewer in the state behind Smuttynose and Stoneface. They’ve gone from five employees to about 30. They’re on the beer trail map, and they’re a destination for growler tours

“The comment we get most often from new visitors is: ‘I had no idea this was here. I can’t believe all this.’” “We have the leisure visitors who love to stop here before they go to the mountains. While they’re here, they’ll explore the city, the restaurants and things like that.” says McNamara. “We are very walkable to Hanover Street, to the mills. You see a lot of people out and about on a nice day for sure.” To underscore the walkability of the city, the Wezwicks cite the fact that the Currier Museum is about a three-minute walk from their front door at the Ash www.manchester-chamber.org

Visitors touring the Frank Lloyd Wright Zimmerman House, owned by the Currier Museum Photo courtesy of the Currier Museum of Art


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Rob & Lisa North, owners of Great North Aleworks. Photos on this page by Kendal J. Bush

such as those offered by Manchvegas Brew Bus based in Manchester. “We always say: Saturdays are trail days,” says Lisa North. “Saturdays and Sundays are very common for folks to come in and have the conversation: ‘Where have you been, where are you going to next?’ People are hitting up several breweries in the area all in one day. The trail is a great thing.” No getaway to Manchester is complete unless it includes the Millyard Museum, where executive director of six years John Clayton says visits “are really starting to ramp up” after the pandemic lull. It is apropos that the Manchester Historical Society located its museum in the Millyard in 2001. “As a preservation-minded organization, it’s the perfect location for us to be in the Millyard, which was and remains the economic backbone of the city, dating from the earliest days 16 MANCHESTER MAGAZINE

of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company,” says Clayton. The SEE Science Center on Bedford Street is a “gateway” to Manchester, according to its design coordinator, Adele Maurier. “We want it to be a great resource for people who live locally to come back and see how they get something different every time they visit, for different ages especially,” she says. “Also, it’s a great way for out of towners to get to know our city.” Their zip code research of visitors has shown people coming from every state in the union and from a variety of countries around the world. One way they get to know the city is through the science center’s LEGO Millyard project. The project, which started in 2004, represents Manchester’s Amoskeag Millyard as it might have looked circa 1900 and is constructed

LEGO Millyard, SEE Science Center. Largest permanent LEGO installation at minifigure scale in the world.

solely of mini-figure scale LEGOs, making it the largest permanent LEGO installation at minifigure scale in the world. It was built with approximately three million LEGO bricks. Among the projects and exhibits planned for next year, according to Maurier, are some interactive components associated with the Millyard project. The idea, she says, is to “get people thinking about topics like city planning, high-tech manufacturing, things that are related to what happened in the Millyard years ago but are continuing in our community today.” www.manchester-chamber.org

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The arrival of Spirit Airlines at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) could mean the arrival of a new type of visitor, according to airport director Ted Kitchens. With Spirit now flying regular routes between Manchester and Florida locations, the opportunity is there for Sunshine State residents to visit the Granite State, not only in the summer when the humidity there can be crushing, but winter as well for the snow sports here. Kitchens grew up in Florida and knows well the full weight of its summer heat and humidity. “Why not come up to the mountains of New Hampshire and enjoy all the natural beauty that we have — the boating and the golfing and the hiking that we offer throughout the spring, summer and fall,” he says. Spirit revved up its routes at Manchester in October, offering nonstops to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando and Tampa. Spirit connections can then be made to other vacation destinations in the Caribbean and to Lima, Peru. 18 MANCHESTER MAGAZINE

An appeal of Spirit is that it can provide a winter escape to warmth and sunshine at an ultra-low fare from the cold and snow of a New England winter. The reverse is also true. The airport’s location in Manchester is prime as a jumping-off point. “On a scale of 1-10, I give it a 12,” says Kitchens. “It’s a very unique location, being an hour from the Seacoast, an hour from the White Mountains, an hour from the Green Mountains,” says Kitchens. “We’re the heart of New England, and we provide a very high level of connectivity for the region.” According to Kitchens, an airline is interested in maximizing a route going to and coming back from a particular destination. “On any given Spirit flight, there should be a healthy mixture of people from New Hampshire going to Florida as well as people from Florida going home to Florida. Then on the flight back home to

here, there should be a healthy mixture of people from Florida coming to New Hampshire as well as New Hampshire citizens returning to New Hampshire,” says Kitchens. The opportunity for reverse tourism is on those flights back to Manchester, even in winter, according to Kitchens. It’s just a matter of a convincing marketing campaign. “We don’t associate Florida with having ski clubs, but they are there,” www.manchester-chamber.org

says Kitchens. “They are all programmed to go to Colorado and Wyoming and Utah and Idaho. Well, let’s get to them and let’s bring them up here.” In order to encourage the kind of reverse tourism that Spirit might afford, Kitchen says it will take what he calls “a coalition of the willing” to include partners that deal in tourism such as the statewide golf association and ski association. A coalition is exactly what has been formed to assist the airport to secure more flight options. Increased service will lead to greater passenger numbers and help produce positive economic benefits for the state.

“New Hampshire has a strong story to tell when it comes to tourism.” Called the Air Service Support and Enhancement Team (ASSET), it was formed by a coalition of seven chambers of commerce from across the southern and capital regions of New Hampshire, the NH Commerce Corridor (NHCC). Announced in September, ASSET will use grants and other funds to offer incentives to potential carriers in the form of marketing support, station start-up costs or minimum revenue guarantees. ASSET also intends to engage in marketing and promotional efforts, highlighting the economic impact of supporting Manchester Boston Regional Airport. The creation of ASSET as a separate legal entity has been in the works for a couple of years, according to Mike Skelton, former president and CEO of the Greater Manchester Chamber, for the mutual benefit of the airport, Manchester, the region and the state. “Ultimately for the airport, the more flights they have, leaving and landing, and the more seats on those planes translates to economic activity for our state, for our region,” says Skelton. An intensive marketing campaign — one that encourages visitors from Florida to fly into MHT — would offer a glimpse of New Hampshire that people might not be familiar with. www.manchester-chamber.org

“New Hampshire generally has a strong story to tell when it comes to tourism, and in the new environment that we’re in — coming out of the pandemic and entering into a new phase — it’s important for us to leverage that,” says Skelton, noting that each season — from foliage season to ski season, for example — has its own unique flavor here. Manchester — and its airport — are a gateway to the entire Northeast, according to Skelton, something that has a rippling effect economically. “The impact will be felt in a widespread fashion, and that’s from the moment those visitors step off the plane to the moment they board their departing flight, and everything in between,” says Skelton. “That means they’re staying downtown before they launch their trip. I think Manchester and other communities have a great opportunity to position themselves as a fun part of the itinerary for those visitors.” MANCHESTER MAGAZINE 19

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 Greater Manchester Chamber, located in the heart of downtown on Hanover Street, or visit www.manchester-chamber.org.

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Community Bingo Center

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land’s premier state-of-the-art bingo facility. Open nine days a week, twice on Saturdays and Sundays. Their mission consists of fundraising for local charities and nonprofit organizations. Find them on Facebook or at communitybingo.org.

Dave and Buster’s

1500 South Willow Street, Manchester (603) 506-3100 www.daveandbusters.com The only place where you can eat fun gourmet food, drink innovative beverages, and play the biggest and best arcade games around. All under one roof!

Electric Avenue Arcade

24 Bridge Street, Manchester (603) 518-5770 www.electricavearcade.com A vibrant arcade bar that offers a range of old school arcade and pinball games! Family-owned, all ages welcome, food and beverages available. Check out Manchester’s first arcade bar!

New Hampshire Audubon Center

26 Audubon Way, Auburn (603) 668-2045 www.nhaudubon.org Our nature center and trails are full of self-directed learning opportunities for the whole family, visit us to see pollinator gardens, ambassador animals, and more!

New Hampshire Fisher Cats

One Line Drive, Manchester (603) 641-2005, www.nhfishercats.com

Delta Dental Stadium is the home of New Hampshire’s only professional sports team, the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats! With spectacular fireworks shows, fun-filled theme nights, and top class baseball featuring the future stars of the major leagues, the Fisher Cats are one of the Granite State’s favorite entertainment destinations.

SEE Science Center (ad on pg. 25)

200 Bedford Street, Manchester (603) 669-0400 www.see-sciencecenter.org Discover the fun of science exploration through more than 75 interactive exhibits on two floors. See the LEGO Millyard Project, a permanent representation of Manchester’s Millyard circa 1900 built with approximately three million LEGO bricks!


27 Navigator Road, Londonderry (603) 669-4820, www.nhahs.org Aviation Museum of NH’s mission is to preserve the history of aviation in New Hampshire by collecting aviation-related information and artifacts of the past, present and future.

Currier Museum of Art

150 Ash Street, Manchester (603) 669-6144 www.currier.org The Currier Museum of Art is an interwww.manchester-chamber.org

nationally renowned art museum. 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 yearround.

Franco-American Centre Alliance Française de Manchester

100 Saint Anselm Drive, Sullivan Arena, Manchester (603) 641-7114, www.FACNH.com The FAC celebrates French language, culture and heritage in NH and beyond! In addition to offering youth and adult French classes at all levels of language learning, the nonprofit organization coordinates a wide range of social activities that highlight French contributions to the region’s culture. Bienvenue!

Institute of Art and Design at New England College Campus Galleries

French Building Gallery 148 Concord Street, Manchester Amherst Street Gallery 77 Amherst Street, Manchester Vault Gallery 156 Hanover Street, Manchester

(603) 623-0313, www.nhia.edu Institute of Art and Design at New England College operates three gallery spaces located on campus that exhibit student, professional and community works throughout the year.

Manchester Historic Association Millyard Museum (ad on pg. 25)

200 Bedford Street, Manchester (603) 622-7531 www.manchesterhistoric.org 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 Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College

100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester (603) 222-4100, www.nhiop.org Located on the campus of Saint Anselm College, the Institute is housed in a 20,000-square-foot facility that contains an auditorium, television studio, research center, classrooms, seminar rooms, academic offices, a computer lab, the Common Ground Café and the NH Political Library.

Zimmerman House by Frank Lloyd Wright

150 Ash Street, Manchester (603) 669-6144, www.currier.org The Zimmerman House was designed in 1950 by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright and is owned by the Currier Museum of Art. It is the only Wright house open to the public in New England. Reservations can be made by calling the Currier Museum.

ART STUDIOS & GALLERIES Art 3 Gallery (ad on pg. 23)

44 West Brook Street, Manchester (603) 668-6650 www.art3gallery.com Art 3 Gallery is a premier New England retail fine art gallery offering custom framing and corporate and residential art consulting services. Located in a restored townhouse in the historic Millyard district of Manchester, the gallery includes one of the largest collections of art by New Hampshire, New England, national and international artists.

Studio 550 Art Center

550 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 232-5597, www.550arts.com

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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 625 Mammoth Road, Manchester

(603) 669-0235, www.derryfieldgolf.com Derryfield Country Club is an 18-hole regulation public golf course located in the heart of Manchester. Established in 1932, Derryfield is one of only three municipally owned golf courses in the state of New Hampshire.

Lake Winnipesaukee Golf Club (ad on pg. 35)

1 Lake Winnipesaukee Drive, New Durham (603) 569-3055, www.lwgcnh.com A private, 18-hole Clive Clark championship course that offers the golf experience of a lifetime. A stunning 700 mountain acres shelter, almost 7,000 yards of magic.

Manchester Country Club

180 South River Road, Bedford (603) 624-4096 www.manchestercountryclub.com Originally designed by Donald Ross and built in 1923, the course at Manchester Country Club has received high praise from Golf Digest magazine as one of the finest courses in New Hampshire. Finely manicured and tree-lined fairways, pure and undulated greens, and distinctive natural elements make for picturesque views throughout the course.

McIntyre Ski Area

50 Chalet Way, Manchester (603) 622-6159 www.mcintyreskiarea.com McIntyre Ski Area is southern New Hampshire’s winter playground! Thousands of children and adults have enjoyed skiing and snowboarding at McIntyre since the chairlift began turning in 1971. The school opened up seven years later, and they’ve been your learn-to-ski/ ride mountain ever since.

NH Audubon Massabesic Center

26 Audubon Way, Auburn 603-668-2045, www.nhaudubon.org The NH Audubon’s nature center and trails are full of self-directed learning op22 MANCHESTER MAGAZINE

portunities for the whole family, visit us to see pollinator gardens, ambassador animals, and more!

New Hampshire Motor Speedway 1122 Route 106N, Loudon (603) 783-4744, www.nhms.com Located on approximately 1,200 acres, the multi-use complex is the largest sports facility in New England and features a 1.058-mile oval speedway, with a total capacity for 105,491 spectators and a 1.6-mile road course.

Stonebridge Country Club

161 Gorham Pond Road, Goffstown (603) 497-8633 www.golfstonebridgecc.com A highly acclaimed golf course with spectacular 360-degree views of the New Hampshire countryside, Stonebridge has been awarded a Four Star Rating by Golf Digest in its “Places to Play” ranking.

Thrive Outdoors Leadership & Community Center

190 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 625-6600 www.thriveoutdoorsnh.com The Thrive Outdoors Leadership & Community Center offers one-of-a-kind experiences in the heart of downtown Manchester. The center boasts a survival style Wild Ninja Course, low-ropes elements, a boulder climbing wall, nature education, health and wellness life navigation, and interactive programming for groups and individuals of all ages.

Waterville Valley Resort and Conference Center

1 Ski Area Road, Waterville Valley (800) GO-VALLEY, www.waterville.com As New Hampshire’s Family Resort, Waterville Valley will captivate your heart and feed your appetite for adventure. Waterville Valley is a four-season resort, offering 265 acres of alpine terrain, 72 kilometers of Nordic Trails, 125 miles of hiking trails, mountain biking trails, lodging options, dining establishments, village shops and much more! From tubing to indoor ice skating and kayaking on Corcoran’s Pond, we have something to do for everyone.

PERFORMING ARTS The Majestic Theatre

880 Page Street, Manchester (603) 669-7469 www.majestictheatre.net Since 1990, The Majestic Theatre has been producing and presenting theatre

for and by the community in Manchester. The Majestic produces more shows than any other community theatre in the state, drawing crowds from all of southern New Hampshire and beyond.

The Palace Theatres (ad on pg. 21)

80 Hanover Street, Manchester (603) 668-5588 www.palacetheatre.org The Palace Theatres are non-profit performing arts centers that host their own professional company, youth and teen programs and presenting acts. The Palace Theatre itself has earned a reputation as the city’s premier performing arts institution.

Rex Theatre (ad on pg. 21)

23 Amherst Street, Manchester 603-668-5588 www.rextheatre.org The Rex Theatre, part of the Palace Theatre, is Manchester’s newest 300seat entertainment venue that features live performances including a variety of music, comedy, theatre and more!

SNHU Arena

555 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 644-5000, www.snhuarena.com SNHU Arena, New Hampshire’s premier sports and entertainment facility, is conveniently located in Manchester, halfway between Boston, Mass. and Portland, Maine.

SPORTS AND RECREATION Executive Health & Sports Center 1 Highlander Way, Manchester (603) 668-4753, www.ehsc.com The Executive Health & Sports Center has been a fitness leader for over thirty years and is considered the best facility in Southern NH. Their mission is to inspire, motivate and educate people to be healthy, active and well for life.

NH Sportsplex

68 Technology Drive, Bedford (603) 641-1313, info@nhsportsplex.com www.nhsportsplex.com The NH Sportsplex is a premiere indoor sports facility including 130,000 sq. ft. playing surface, a large arena style 54,000 sq. ft. full field, athlete training center and weight room, sports bar and grill, 3 boarded turf fields, sports courts which caters to roller hockey, deck hockey, ball hockey, basketball, volleyball, and pickleball, five batting cages, arcades and Esports Lounge.


SALONS & SPAS Michael’s School of Hair Design & Esthetics (603) 668-4300 www.michaelsschool.com

SHOPPING Apotheca Flowers & Tea Chest

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Baron’s Major Brands Appliances

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Bedford ACE Paint & Hardware (603) 329-3312 www.acehardware.com/storedetails/17739

Beeze Tees Screen Printing (603) 357-1400 www.beezetees.com

Bellman’s Jewelers (603) 625-4653 www.bellmans.com

Bookery Manchester (ad on pg. 22) (603) 836-6600 www.bookerymht.com

Creative Framing Solutions

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Crown Trophy

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Cyr Kitchen and Bath Home Design Center (603) 518-5507 www.cyrkitchen.com

Dandi Products LLC

(866) 326-3436 www.dandidosauce.com

Dancing Lion Chocolate (603) 625-4043 www.dancinglion.us

Day’s Jewelers

(603) 641-8232 www.daysjewelers.com

George’s Apparel, Inc.

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Harris Trophy & Copy Center

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Jacques Flower Shop (603) 625-5155 www.jacquesflowers.com

LaBelle Winery

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Lilac and Finch

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Mainely Tubs

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Queen City Ace Paint & Hardware

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Runner’s Alley

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Soul & Shadow Emporium

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SOCIAL AMENITIES Manchester Firing Line

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Vine 32 Wine + Graze Bar

2540 Brown Ave, Manchester (603) 668-9015 www.gunsnh.com Manchester Firing Line is New Hampshire’s premier indoor shooting range, training facility and gun shop. This veteran and wife owned company caters to all levels of shooting experience. With professional, knowledgeable staff, this is a fun, family-friendly place to visit and make memories with a focus on education of firearms and the responsibility

25 South River Road, Unit 107, Bedford (603) 320-4585 www.vinethirtytwo.com NH’s first and only self-serve wine bar, Vine 32 Wine + Graze, offers a rotating selection of 32 wines on tap and tapas menu. Also available for private events, Vine 32 is a casual space for coming together and toasting what matters.

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Two at Two Hundred Visit both attractions at 200 Bedford Street Manchester NH

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The Bookery is at the crossroads of a burgeoning creative economy in Manchester. The city’s only independent bookstore, the Bookery on Elm Street is a retail business but is also a place where the city’s creatives — artists, sculptors, writers, photographers, musicians — can just hang out, much to the delight of Bookery owner Liz Hitchcock. “It’s our time to be really loud and bold,” says Hitchcock. “The fact is we are an arts community and I see it everyday when I’m in my book store. We’ve got several artists that come here and sketch, and it’s just such a powerful part of a community, seeing artists out working. It makes me very happy.” 26 MANCHESTER MAGAZINE

The creative arts and cultural production are significant contributors to the economy. Nationwide in 2019, pre-COVID, the National Endowment for the Arts says the production of arts and cultural goods and services added 4.3 percent directly to the nation’s gross domestic production (GDP), a total of $919.7 billion. This amount is more than the value added by such industries as construction, transportation and warehousing, mining, and agriculture. No better example exists than what is happening in Manchester. The creative culture here is an economic engine. “There’s no debate that the arts help generate a healthy economy,”

says Peter Ramsey, president and CEO of the Palace Theatres. “It happens on different levels: People go out to eat before, they stay in hotels, they fill the car with gas, they go shopping. Seniors love the arts, and we have a lot of seniors in New Hampshire. They do spend their money here.” The New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts (NHBCA) has been around since the mid1980s to help Manchester and other communities connect their arts with their commerce to fuel a creative economy. Generally, says Tricia Soule, the committee’s executive director, “The arts help attract people to live, work and build families within www.manchester-chamber.org

Pictured is Cheryl Kelley painting a 57 Chevy at Studio Lab in Derry. Using virtual production technology and their 14’x52’ LED wall to set the scene, she painted a stunning image over the course of four days in the studio. Photo by Tim Messina

communities. It’s also a big driving force in terms of cultural tourism, attracting people to come and discover how robust New Hampshire’s arts and cultural scene is.” As for Manchester, she describes the city as having “a very rich presence of arts and cultural organizations.” Visitors, she says, “are attending performances, learning about the city’s history. While they’re going to restaurants, they’re shopping in the retail businesses, and spending money in the community, which is a huge economic boost for the city as a whole.” Manchester has the sort of cultural enrichment that she looks for when she travels. www.manchester-chamber.org

“When I look to visit a place, I am very much interested in knowing what’s happening with the arts,” she says. “I’m somebody who looks for museums and the performing arts as something that helps me determine why I choose to travel there. I think that we as a state have a great opportunity to optimize how we go about spreading the word.” A big part of NHBCA’s work of late is working with creative and commerce partners to leverage augmented reality (AR) technology to promote the intersection of art, commerce, technology and cultural tourism. NHBCA collaborated with the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport and the League

of NH Craftsmen to create a virtual art exhibition that can be accessed through an AR+ art App it developed. The value that creatives bring to a community became evident to Tim Messina, owner of Studio Lab and Events United, during the depths of the pandemic. Prior to the pandemic, as the owner of an event production business for the last 13 years, he had questioned his purpose. “What value do we really bring to people?,” he says he asked himself. “We’re not solving any problems.” But then the pandemic, with its locked down isolation, kept people away from experiencing the shared happiness of a show or a concert with family and friends. Being involved in virtual shows — including the production of the highly successful live stream of the DropKick Murphys St. Patrick’s Day concert in March 2020 — showed him just how much the arts connect to the human spirit and to an economy. Events United provides production services such as lights, sound, rigging, and staging to events large and small. Studio Lab offers film, television, and recording space. During the pandemic, Studio Lab produced some 200 virtual events from its studios, including Gov. Christopher Sununu’s inaugural address in January 2021. “The creativity of other people. inspires us, gives us life, gives us enjoyment, which I didn’t value before like I do now. It’s an incredibly important part to our mental well being, of enjoying life and the time we have on this planet,” says Messina. “To the importance on the economy, you can go from there and say: If that’s the case where these things to give us value, purpose and enjoyment of the life that we live, you can create business models all around that.” Messina sees a good foundation of a creative economy that needs more. “I don’t think there’s a big enough representation of the creative economy in Manchester yet, but I do think there’s a massive interest for it to be there more than there ever has been before,” says Messina. MANCHESTER MAGAZINE 27

Big Brick Productions video shoot.

A photo example of what can be seen throughout the NHBCA’s Augmented Reality (AR) exhibition.

“Being exposed to an art museum and creative thinking, might help them see themselves in their own role and their own work going into something creative.”

Above: Matt Blanchette (center) of Revelry Studios with co-founders Tyler Ayers (left) and Kyle Normandin (right.) Photo by Sarah Kruczynski.

Matt Blanchette sees it as a twoway street. As the five-year owner of Revelry Studios on West Auburn Street, his music and video recording production business depends on creatives; he then helps these creatives get in touch with booking agents for local venues and shows. “That ends up being a community — people that know each other — and you create an ecosystem that hopefully feeds and bolsters itself,” says Blanchette. To build a creative economy requires the need to build the creative community, according to Tyler York, a senior producer at 28 MANCHESTER MAGAZINE

GYK Antler and its sister company, Big Brick Productions. GYK Antler is a full-service marketing agency, while Big Brick Productions is a standalone company focused on video productions for GYK Antler clients and others. He tries to shoot locally (such as he did for a Hasbro Nerf commercial), and when he does he uses local restaurants for catering, set pieces and clothes come from local stores and boutiques. And his production jobs embrace creatives: hair and make-up, on-screen talent, gaffers, grips, wardrobe, set decorators, and production staff. A lot of those creatives come in from the Boston area. He says a “passion project” of his is to try to get more of those people to come to the Manchester area to live. York says he is “working with a group of similar minded people in our industry in the area of being able to try and get more productions here to support those people to move here to be able to pay taxes and go to restaurants and and support the local economy.” Samantha Cataldo, senior curator at the Currier Museum, believes that being exposed to the arts might give a young person inspiration to someday pursue a livelihood in it. She feels strongly about it because it’s what happened to her. “When I was 14, I was exposed

to art and museum work, and that was it, that’s all it took me,” says Cataldo, who’s been with the museum for some six years, responsible for curating the work of living artists from around the world and showing that work at the museum. “Being exposed to an art museum and creative thinking, might help them see themselves in their own role and their own work going into something creative,” she says. “They realize there’s a whole market around art.” “There is so much happening in Manchester and the museum is definitely a part of that,” she adds. For Cataldo, the museum includes a very large circle of creatives who work there, who volunteer there. That, in turn, shows that people can earn a living and contribute back to the economy by working in a creative endeavor. “Everyone who works at the museum — and that’s anything from people working in our cafe or shop to the curators and development staff — are interested in doing non-profit work and the museum is a creative nonprofit,”says Cataldo. “If arts are around, people see it as a possibility. If it’s not there, it’s harder for people to envision arts as a vital role in the creative economy.” Being part of and contributing www.manchester-chamber.org

to a local economy is part of community building that James Chase, an associate professor at the Institute of Art and Design at New England College, advocates not only for himself but his students as well. “The opportunity to interact and give back to the community through the power of art is important to me. I truly believe art builds community,” says Chase, a mixed media artist. He and others, including his students, have on occasion rented box trucks that they park at a meter on a downtown street, then turn the truck into a pop-up art studio by putting sheetrock on the inside walls of the truck. Anyone can then climb a set of stairs and use the provided paint to contribute to a mural. “That makes art in an unexpected place, and it’s a little more accessible than say the vacuum of a gallery,” he says. These kinds of pop-up art creations “enliven the downtown,” according to Chase, and a more lively downtown attracts people. “My aim with the mural projects is to enhance a visual sense of vibrancy that is already growing in the downtown area,” says Chase. “With businesses and organizations like the Chamber, city of Manchester, Doubletree Hilton , and Café La Reine all making substantial investments in the downtown area, these murals will hopefully become another piece of the conversation.”

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Manchester Has Become a Haven for Creative Craft Cocktail (And Mocktail) Culture by Paul Briand Mixologists across Manchester are raising the bar when it comes to the inspiration they use to design and create unique and tasty cocktails and mocktails. It’s good fun. It’s good business. Here are a few samples and examples — from the many that are out there in Manchester — from 815’s underground aesthetic, to craft cocktail mavericks at Industry East, the playful Boards and Brews, and the elegant Copper Door, Hanover Street Chophouse and The Crown Tavern. You can find co-owner Dan Haggerty behind the small bar (“smallest in Manchester,” he says proudly of the intimate, neighborhood vibe) at Industry East most nights, creating unique cocktails custom designed to the taste of the customer, after quizzing them on what they like and what they don’t. “What we do is take flavors you like and you know and combine them with flavors you didn’t know you were seeking,” he says. Manchester cocktail aficionados must be looking for that kind of adventurous imbibing, because the “Lemme Get Uuhhhh,” representing a unique custom creation, is one of the top three items ordered from the menu each month. A few blocks away, if you know where to look, Sarah Maillet and Ryan McCabe’s 815 Cocktails and Provisions is hidden www.manchester-chamber.org

away on the second floor of 815 Elm Street, with little outside or in the innocuous-looking stairwell to suggest its existence. 815 started life as a speakeasy seven years ago, but in the past year has evolved beyond secret passwords into a hip hideaway with cozy couches and eclectic wingback chairs and a cocktail menu that, Maillet says, pays both tribute to where cocktails began and showcases the most current thinking about cocktail craft. Maillet and McCabe see 815 as a “grandfather” of the current craft cocktail boom in the city. “I think we helped to elevate, evolve, the cocktail scene when we opened,” McCabe says. At Boards and Brews, according to co-owner Keating Tufts, the draw is the 2,000 board games they have on hand for customers to play, but the creations they make with espresso provide the wow factor. “We’re known for our espresso martinis,” says Tufts. “We have several on our menu. Our espresso machine is running from open to close.” Tufts said a popular libation is their Apple Pie Espresso Martini — a precisely calculated mix of fresh espresso, apple pie Bailey’s, and applejack liqueur shaken in ice, poured and topped with a cinnamon foam. Another popular drink is Wabbajack, which Tufts describes this way: “It is basically a dealer’s choice. Our guests will tell us what they like and our bartenders will come up with a cocktail curated for them.” Mocktails are also important to Tufts. One he likes is the alcohol-free Boss Monster, a shaken blend of cold brew coffee, grapefruit juice, vanilla and lime. “A lot of people don’t realize we do cocktails and mocktails, and that we take them seriously,” says Tufts. Sandy Rozek is the bar and beverage director for the Copper Door’s two locations in Manchester and Salem. She says seasonality is an important consideration in the cocktail menu, as is the consistency of the recipe so that it can be duplicated from one location to the next, from one bartender to the next. Cosmopolitans — a bit of a throwback to the 1990s — are popular at Copper Door. Generally, they’re made with vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and freshly squeezed or sweetened lime juice. Rozek puts the occasional twist in the recipe, such as with the Copper Door Cosmo and the Blood Orange Cosmo. The Blood Orange Cosmo is Tito’s

Handmade Vodka, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, cranberry juice and fresh squeezed lime. The Copper Door Cosmo is Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Gran Gala Orange Liqueur, fresh squeezed lemons, pomegranate juice, with a sugar rim. Mocktails are very much a seasonal endeavor, according to Rozek. A muddled drink of raspberries and blueberries with lemonade and fresh mint was a big success during the warmer months, she says. “It’s always fun to throw something out there, not even just for the designated drivers. Not everybody likes the taste of alcohol and might just want to still look like they’re drinking something festive,” she says. Steven Clutter, who’s operated the Chophouse since its opening in 2005 and opened The Crown Tavern in 2017, takes pride in their expanding offerings of whiskies and bourbons. “That comes into play with their drink offerings and different types of Manhattans and different types of cocktails,” he says. He said they travel to Kentucky to curate their own barrels of bourbon. The Chophouse features the Manhattan bar, basically a new take on the idea of a Bloody Mary bar you often see for Sunday brunches. “They pick their bourbon, they pick their vermouths from four or five different vermouths, and then they pick their cherries from three or four cherries,” says Clutter. “So you say: I want the Chophouse Weller or the Chophouse Blanton’s as my whiskey, and then I want Antica as my vermouth, and I’ll take a bada bing cherry.” At The Crown Tavern, Clutter recommends the Sweet Smell of Success — Crown Select Woodford Reserve, Amaro dell’Etna and Burnt Maple. Clutter, who has weathered lots of economic ups and downs, says the Manchester restaurant scene is not only rebounding, but reaching new heights. “It’s ever evolving,” says Clutter. “It’s better now than it’s ever been.” And that growth means a flavor for every palate and mood for cocktail and mocktail lovers in the Queen City.


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Ignite Bar & Grille

100 Hanover Street, Manchester www.hookedonignite.com A downtown staple, offering happy hour and American eats in a cozy, red-walled space with an outdoor patio. Their scallop specials and housemade cheesecakes are a must-try!


Jerome’s Deli

Greater Manchester has a well-deserved reputation as a topnotch dining destination. From burgers to bistros, we’ve got it all. Here’s a look at some of the area’s best restaurants — along with some pro tips on what to order if you’re curious about what Greater Manchester tastes like.

393 Bridge Street, Manchester www.jeromesdeli.com Arguably Manchester’s most popular deli, with homemade soups and sweets. Try the stuffed turkey sandwich for Thanksgiving vibes year-round.

Playa Bowls

555 Hooksett Road, Suite 28, Manchester www.playabowls.com/location/ manchester Playa Bowls Manchester is your slice of summer, anytime. Using the freshest, highest-quality ingredients, they serve healthy, delicious açaí, pitaya, coconut bowls and smoothies with sustainability and community in mind. www.manchester-chamber.org

Vine 32

Bedford Square, Bedford www.vinethirtytwo.com NH’s first and only self-serve wine bar, Vine 32 Wine + Graze, offers a rotating selection of 32 wines on tap and tapas menu. Also available for private events, Vine 32 is a casual space for coming together and toasting what matters.


Wild Orchid

836 Elm Street, Manchester www.wildorchidbakery.com Wild Orchid Bakery is a Trinidad island-style bakery with custom pastries and food. Well-known for their vegan and gluten-free desserts, their donuts are also highly sought after!

XO Bistro

827 Elm Street, Manchester www.xobistronh.com Snazzy, modern hideaway serving New American fare, tapas and cocktails amid a loungey backdrop. Extensive vegan and gluten-free options!



875 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 836-1150 www.110grill.com For an app with a kick, try the Chorizo Totchos — fried tater tots topped with Chorizo sausage, nacho cheese sauce, fresh Pico de Gallo, avocado, sour cream and scallions.

900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria (ad on pg. 34)

50 Dow Street, Manchester (603) 641-0900 www.900degrees.com You’ve never had pizza like the Granny Smith — a 100% 900 Degrees creation. Start with a brick oven pizza, then add Granny Smith apples, bacon, a little cinnamon and a maple glaze drizzle.

Airport Diner/The Common Man

2280 Brown Avenue, Manchester (603) 623-5040 www.thecman.com/restaurants-andmenus/airport-diner.aspx Stop in for a late night treat of the diner’s Classic Bread Pudding (topped with

maple syrup glaze) and a Coke in a classic Celebrations Catering glass bottle. 1017 2nd Street, Manchester (603) 598-5177 www.celebrationsmenu.com Block Party Social Celebrations can bring it — literally. 51 Zapora Drive, Hooksett Eli’s BBQ is available year-round, and (603) 621-5150 blockpartysocial.com with a number of different, delicious Executive Chef Christopher Cate and his configurations. scratch kitchen team, incorporate original recipes, pay careful attention to details CJ’s Great West Grill and use the freshest ingredients to create 782 South Willow Street, Manchester menu offerings that are delicious! (603) 627-8600 www.cjsgreatwestgrill.com Try the BBQ-marinated beef tips with a Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant side of baked beans and coleslaw. 1500 South Willow Street, Manchester (603) 668-6204 www.bertuccis.com Copper Door Restaurant Get adventurous with the Fig & Prosciutto 15 Leavy Drive, Bedford pizza — gorgonzola, fig spread, fresh (603) 488-2677 www.copperdoor.com cream, Pecorino Romano, Italian Those in the know head straight for prosciutto and parsley. the Sirloin Spring Rolls — shaved sirloin, provolone, bleu cheese and creole aioli, Café Services Inc. 749 East Industrial Park Drive, Manchester but it’s hard to beat the Bourbon Bacon Beef Tips. (877) 375-3246 www.corporatediningservices.com Café Services brings a wide-ranging, Cotton locally sourced menu to banquets, 75 Arms Street, Manchester company outings, office parties and (603) 622-5488 special gatherings. www.cottonfood.com Winner of “Best Martinis” year after year, it’s hard to decide on just one. Luckily, you can try the Cotton Sampler, which is three 2.5- ounce sippers. Phantom

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Winter Garden Café Currier Museum

150 Ash Street, Manchester (603) 669-4144 www.currier.org/winter-garden-cafe The light filled Café is the perfect spot for coffee, lunch, or a glass of wine. Menu selections include fresh salads, seasonal soups, and sandwiches. Admission not required to visit the café.

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99 Hanover Street, Manchester (603) 218-3132 www.thecrownonhanover.com On-trend gastropub opened by the team behind the Hanover Street Chophouse. Try the Grey Gardens: Earl Grey-infused Tito’s Vodka with lemon, honey and ginger beer.

Dave and Buster’s

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1500 South Willow Street (512) 750-6098 www.daveandbusters.com Dine on pre-game bites like pretzel dogs and nachos, and then enjoy chef-prepared entrees like fire-grilled steak or salmon before playing hundreds of state-of-theart games on the Million Dollar Midway. www.manchester-chamber.org

Derryfield Restaurant and Lounge

625 Mammoth Road, Manchester (603) 623-2880 www.thederryfield.com Fuel up with a Roast Turkey Panini before hitting the links: pressed with coleslaw, cheddar cheese and thousand island dressing on sourdough.

Fratello’s Italian Grille

155 Dow Street, Manchester (603) 624-2022 www.fratellos.com This Italian dining favorite in the Millyard elevates the humble Italian sub to new heights. This perfect combination of ham, salami, pepperoni, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and pickles is much more than the sum of its parts.

Gaucho’s Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse

62 Lowell Street, Manchester (603) 669-9460 www.gauchosbraziliansteakhouse. getbento.com Passadores slice your selections in a unique, tableside presentation. Reserve a seat at the Market Table and indulge in the Rodizio, featuring 13 different meats and seafood served tableside.

Golden Corral

655 South Willow Street, Manchester (603) 232-4896 www.goldencorral.net Legendary, endless buffet at breakfast, lunch and dinner! Golden Corral’s unmatched variety accommodates many nutrition needs.

The Gyro Spot

1073 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 218-3869 www.thegyrospot.com Stop in with the evening crowd and order your gyro with the house special “G Sauce” — a spicy, creamy topping that will give your sandwich a kick, then add a side of the freshly cut feta fries.

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Hanover Street Chophouse

149 Hanover Street, Manchester (603) 644-2467 www.hanoverstreetchophouse.com An exquisite downtown steakhouse featuring an award-winning wine list. Unparalleled signature dishes, prime steaks, fresh fish and a variety of seafood will capture your senses.


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Hooked Seafood Restaurant (ad on pg. 37)

110 Hanover Street, Manchester (603) 606-1189 www.hookedonignite.com The Lobster Mac and Cheese is a perfect marriage of fresh lobster meat sauteed in a garlic, shallot, white wine cheese sauce and cavatappi pasta.

Ignite Bar & Grill (ad on pg. 37)

100 Hanover Street, Manchester (603) 644-0064 www.hookedonignite.com Regulars flock to the Tuscan Dip — thinly sliced Black Angus beef baked and topped with smoked provolone and asiago cheese, served between a grilled Italian bread and served with a Tuscanseasoned au jus.

Jerome’s Delicatessen

393 Bridge Street, Manchester (603) 623-5388 www.jeromesdeli.net A classic downtown deli with daily specials, a wide range of sandwiches and salads and a full catering menu. Arrive before 11 a.m. for the hefty three-egg sandwich, with ham, bacon, sausage, steak tips or veggies.

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Playa Bowls

555 Hooksett Road, Unit 28 Manchester (603) 232-1960 www.playabowls.com Can’t beat the ever-popular Acai Bowl, topped with granola, banana and honey! It’s a slice of summer, anytime.

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Mr. Mac’s

61 Lowell Street, Manchester (603) 626-1118 www.redarrowdiner.com Stop in to this Queen City icon (any time, 24/7) for an Adam Sandler Burger (with lettuce, tomato, raw onion and mayo), some homemade pie and a cup of joe.

497 Hooksett Road, Manchester (603) 606-1760 www.mr-macs.com The Lobstah Mac is a mash-up made in heaven. It’s lobster combined with Mr. Mac’s “wicked good” signature cheeses and a little lemon.

Ninety-Nine Restaurant & Pub

1685 South Willow Street, Manchester (603) 641-5999 www.99restaurants.com The Baked Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet alone is worth a stop — a fresh, skilletbaked cookie topped with Gifford’s of Maine vanilla bean ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce.

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Piccola Italia Restaurant

815 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 606-5100 www.piccolaitalianh.com Open the menu and point. You can’t go wrong. Giovanni Paolini has created an authentic Italian experience at Piccola Italia Ristorante, a 10-year Best of NH winner.

245 Hooksett Road, Manchester www. puritanbackroom.com (603) 669-6890 A New Hampshire icon, the noble Puritan celebrates 100 years of being everyone’s favorite home away from home. Order some of the renowned chicken tenders and discover the secret to its success.

814 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 935-5401 www.midtowncafenh.com Immerse yourself into the down-town vibe with the City Hall — home- made chicken salad, walnuts, fresh apples and sharp cheddar cheese.


www.hgi-manchester.com When the temps climb, the Patio is open for a great Chipotle BLT Flatbread that you can munch on while watching the Fisher Cats game.

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Restoration Café

235 Hanover Street, Manchester (603) 518-7260 www.restorationcafenh.com Located in the lobby of The Flats at Hanover Commons, this cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner all week long. Drinks range from healthy smoothies and coffee to local beer and pressed juices, while food options include both light snacks and full meals.


9 Riverside Street, Hooksett (603) 485-7761 www.rootsatrobies.com Regulars meet up for one of this spot’s Scrambles: Southwest (with black beans, corn, salsa, cheddar), Veggie, Greek, Tofu or Carnivore (with bacon, sausage and cheddar). www.manchester-chamber.org

Shoppers Pub + Eatery

18 Lake Ave, Manchester (603) 232-5252 www.shoppersmht.com Manchester’s neighborhood pub! Catch a game and have a burger or drinks, meet for a midday lunch with coworkers, or take the family out to dinner.

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Stone and Fire Wood-Fired Pizza Catering

8 Templeton Court, Merrimack (207) 217-2009 www.stoneandfirepizza.com Get wood-fired pizza brought to you, straight from a pair of wood-fired ovens imported from France and Italy.

T-Bones Great American Eatery

25 South River Road, Bedford (603) 641-6100 www.t-bones.com It’s tough to beat sweet-with-heat, which is exactly what you get with the Honey Sriracha Chicken appetizer. Served in a crunchy cornflake breading and drizzled with honey Sriracha, the sesame dipping sauce is a perfect counterpoint.

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The Goat

50 Old Granite Street, Manchester (844) 603-4628 www.goatnh.com/manchester/ The casual, friendly atmosphere and signature burgers are just some of the reasons the restaurant is a local and tourist favorite. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks.

The Hop Knot

(603) 232-3731 www.thehopknot.com/manchesternew-hampshire Your one stop shop for fresh banked pretzels and local craft beer, in the heart of downtown Manchester.

Tidewater Catering

250 Commercial Street, Suite 2021, Manchester (603) 668-6111 www.tidewatercatering.com A former Best of NH Reader’s Poll winner for Best Caterer, Tidewater’s BBQ menu features a Honey Peach Salad that goes perfectly with the Bourbon BBQ and Bacon Rub Chicken.

Unity Café

3 Sundial Avenue, Manchester unitycafe.com Try the must-have Tequenos — baked cheese sticks wrapped in pastry dough and served with a garlic aioli dip. www.manchester-chamber.org


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832 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 218-3885 www.granitestatecandyshoppe.com The only spot in the city where you can get a milk (or dark) chocolate-dipped Twinkie.

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250 Commercial Street, Suite 1004, Manchester (603) 782-5088 www.waterworkscafe.com Tucked in the back of the Waumbec Mill, Waterworks Café serves up great fries, which pair perfectly with any of their burgers. The classic is served on a toasted brioche bun with cheddar cheese, tomatoes, red onions and green leaf lettuce.

XO Bistro

827 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 560-5040 www.xoonelm.com Proudly offering a delicious menu sourced from local farms and craft food makers, with an international twist.

Yankee Lanes Manchester

216 Maple Street, Manchester (603) 625-9656 yankeelanesentertainment.com/ manchester All the best snacks for your night out! Pretzel bites, burgers, nachos and more!


940 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 647-9400 www.benjerry.com/elmstreet A scoop of the newest flavor, Boots on the Moooo’n (milk chocolate ice cream, fudge cows, toffee clusters and swirls of sugar cookie dough), draws ice cream pros to the Elm Street shop.

Dancing Lion Chocolate

917 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 625-4043 www.dancinglion.us Rich Tango-Lowy is a master chocolatier who trained in France and travels to the cocoa-growing regions of the world, returning with single-origin, singleplantation and extraordinary blended chocolates. Try some Xocoatl — drinking chocolate the way it was prepared in Guatemala and Mexico thousands of years ago.

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Granite State Candy Shoppe

25 South River Rd. Unit 107, Bedford (603) 320-4585 www.vinethirtytwo.com A place where you can wine all you want! Rotating wine and tapas always hit the spot.

119 Hanover Street, Manchester Sub Zero (603) 218-3948 Prime Time (603) 518-7186 www.subzeroicecream.com At Sub Zero and Prime Time Grilled Cheese, our approach to Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream and Grilled Cheese creates the freshest, most delicious items on the planet by super cooling or grilling only the highest quality ingredients, on demand, one delicious scoop (or sandwich) at a time.

Van Otis Chocolates (ad on pg. 4)

341 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 627-1611 www.vanotis.com Stop by the huge retail store, heaven for chocoholics on the prowl, and for a chocolate factory tour or truffle-making class.

Wild Orchid Bakery

836 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 935-7338 www.wildorchidbakery.com Wild Orchid Bakery is a sweet Trinidad island-style bakery with custom island pastries and an occasional savory item or two. Wild Orchid creates delicious pastries, vegan and gluten-free desserts, custom cakes and cupcakes for any occasion to celebrate your family, friends and/or yourself.


2 South Beech Street, Manchester (603) 518-5409 www.aromajoes.com We are Granite Staters, which means we drink iced coffee year-round, no matter the temperature. We get our favorite here.

Bookery Manchester

844 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 836-6600 www.bookerymht.com Everything is perfect at The Bookery, from the uniquely curated book selection to the welcoming, peaceful atmosphere. Grab a Whoopi Pie — peanut butter, plain or seasonal — and settle in. www.manchester-chamber.org

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Café la Reine (ad on pg. 35)

915 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 232-0332 www.cafelareine.com Come for the great coffee, stay for the Acai Bowl: Sambazon acai sorbet, blended strawberries and bananas, with granola on the bottom and topped with shredded coconut, strawberries and bananas.

The Smoothie Bus

1000 Elm Street, Suite 17, Manchester (603) 858-1030 www.thesmoothiebus.com From acai to mango to oatmeal, this collection of healthy-to-sweet sippers fit any craving. The king, however, is The Elvis: a delicious mashup of peanut butter, banana, Ghirardelli chocolate, turbinado and almond milk.

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Great North Aleworks

1050 Holt Avenue, Unit #14, Manchester (603) 858-5789 www.greatnorthaleworks.com The Smokin’ smoked ale, available at the brewery only, is an American take on the class Rauchbier brewed with Bamberg malt smoked over a beechwood fire.

LaBelle Winery

345 Route 101, Amherst (603) 672-9898 www.labellewinerynh.com The Bistro at LaBelle redefines chicken wings with its Salted Caramel Chicken Wings — confit and coated in LaBelle white wine-infused caramel and smoked black sea salt.

Manchvegas Brew Bus (603) 513-9628

www.manchvegasbrewbus.com Hop on and explore the best craft breweries in and around the Queen City. Reserve your spot and expect safe transport to three or more breweries, exclusive deals available only to Brew Bus riders, snacks and a great, memorable experience.

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IN HOUSING How Manchester is showing the way by Paul Briand Photos by Kendal J. Bush Manchester is a very popular place to live. So says the housing data — sales of single-family homes and residential condominiums are high and rental vacancy rates are low. That has policymakers and real estate developers thinking of ways to best accommodate the wide range of potential residents — those who want to buy and those who want to rent, as well as those who can afford to pay the going rate and those who can’t. “We’re smack dab in the middle of all things cool,” says Jodie Nazaka, senior planner for the city of Manchester. She cites several examples, including its central location to the mountains and the Seacoast, entertainment venues such as SNHU Arena, Palace Theatre and Fisher Cats baseball, a local public golf course at Derryfield Country Club, a local ski area at McIntyre, museums, colleges and “an amazing food scene.” “It’s a great landing spot for a lot of fun activities,” she says. As such, it’s


also a popular landing spot for people looking for a place to live. Realtor.com has placed the Manchester metro area as the hottest housing market in the country. Citing a median price of about $416,000 for a house, Realtor.com’s Chief Economist Danielle Hale says, “Homebuyers in this area can have their home and still have money left to spend on other budget priorities.” The New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority makes an annual assessment of the state in terms of housing availability — both owned and rented. Its 2021 survey results, says former Executive Director Dean Christon, “show that there is a high demand for apartments, a limited supply and a low vacancy rate, meaning that it remains a very chal-

lenging market for New Hampshire renters. This is paired with a limited supply of homes to buy, hindering the ability of renters to become homeowners.” In Hillsborough County, home to Manchester, the apartment vacancy rate was less than 1%. The median price of a home in the county is around $415,000, driven by low inventory and high demand. Taking note of these and other data, the Manchester Planning Department, with lots of input from Manchester citizens, released a comprehensive 2021 Master Plan that includes a section entitled “Innovation in Housing.” In addition to suggestions on how to address homelessness and the need for zoning to allow accessory dwelling units, the master plan talks about using com-


Above: Apartment at The Factory on Willow Top Right: Manny Ramirez, Artist in Residence at The Factory on Willow and Cofounder of Positive Street Art. Right: Cecelia Ulibarri, Artist in Residence at The Factory on Willow and Cofounder of Positive Street Art.

mercial properties for more multifamily housing, an idea that is currently being played out in several areas of the city. One example hailed by Nazaka is Factory on Willow, a project developed by Liz Hitchock and her team at the Orbit Group to renovate an old mill building on Willow Street into space not only for 61 studio apartments, but also for a community of artists-inresidence, food truck court, outdoor amphitheater and micro distillery. “They saw that vision for the Factory on Willow well before the master plan was adopted,” says Nazaka. “They’ve done their research, and they know what the market is demanding, what the market wants. And they’re not looking at it as: What can I make the most money on? They’re looking at it as: What makes the most sense for the community?” To Hitchcock, the project helps meet both a housing need and a community need. “We have a housing shortage in Manchester, that’s absolutely undeniable,” says Hitchcock. “But beyond 42 MANCHESTER MAGAZINE

that, people are looking for ways to be a part of a community. This just really gives them a very grounded, small entrée into being part of a larger community. This is just a very small piece of Manchester, but it should also be a very loud piece of Manchester.” A unique feature of the Factory is an artist-in-residence program that offers stipends for both living expenses and materials for qualifying artists to live and work there. The art stays locally displayed at the Factory or elsewhere within Manchester. The program — two three-month residences three times a year — embraces both visual art and performance art. “I started to really look at how our community can interact together to build something beautiful,” says Hitchcock.

The idea of an artist-in-residence program is also being played out at the Palace Theatre, where president and CEO Peter Ramsey has offered housing to visiting actors for the past five years. A long-standing example of the success of repurposing is the Millyard — the collective name for the mill buildings constructed over an interval of approximately 75 years, from 1838 to 1915. At its height, the Amoskeag Mills complex represented the largest textile mill in the world, extending along the banks of the Merrimack River for more than a mile. The renovated buildings now house apartments, business interests (Dean Kamen formed the Advanced Regenerative Medicine Institute, chief among them), the Millyard Museum of the Manchester Historical Society, a brewery www.manchester-chamber.org

(Stark Brewing Co.), the University of New Hampshire at Manchester urban campus, and so much more. “That took a lot of creativity to change the zoning ordinance because it was all industrial,” says Nazaka. It’s the kind of creativity that will be needed as the city assesses some rezoning as recommended in the master plan to accommodate innovation in housing, a process Nazaka describes as “being adaptable to what the market is.” The city’s Planning Department has a few significant housing projects it is watching and reviewing as they go through the approval process. Two are from Robynne Alexander and her Infinite Equities Group, LLC, which she says has a dual mission of providing housing that’s affordable while still managing to make it worthwhile as a business. “Our tagline is: We solve problems for profit,” she says. She does this through “value-added and reuse projects” that in Manchester includes Signature on Elm, a project to create 35 apartments, space for five or six commercial establishments, and a speakeasy and public self-storage area. The project reuses and rehabilitates Elm Street properties that include the former Lemay Brothers Jewelers and Raxx Billiards. Alexander’s other project, also on Elm Street, is repurposing the former Catholic school built for Blessed Sacrament Church in 1950, then used over the years as a day care, and most recently by the American Canadian Genealogical Society. Her plan is for 29 apartments there. It is easier, in some ways, to simply tear down an old building and start from scratch. But that’s not Alexander’s view. “We like to preserve the connection to the past, and that’s one of the reasons why we like to do the adaptive reuse as opposed to bulldoze it and create something brand new,” she says. She is partnered with Stefan Philbrook at North and South Construction Services to build these projects and possibly others as she looks for more value-added and reuse projects in the city. Philbrook says, “It’s very personal for me. I was born here in Manchester. I always told myself that when I turned 50 I’d like to give back to the city.” Other noteworthy projects cited by the Planning Department include the conversion of the two buildings at 180 Pearl Street, that were former Currier Art Center facilities, bought by Dean Kamen to support employee housing www.manchester-chamber.org

Left: Jodie Nazaka, senior planner for the City of Manchester, flipping through the comprehensive 2021 Master Plan Below: Furnished rental unit at the Factory on Willow

for his ARMI contract initiatives. Plus, there is Red Oak’s plans for a five-story apartment building at 409 Elm Street. Alexander says developers should be looking for ways to contribute to the city and still make a profit, not take advantage of a city to make a profit. “We work with the community, meaning we go to the city and we say: What is it that you need? This is what we have under contract. How can we marry what you need with what we have and still be able to make it a win-win for the community and for us?” she says. MANCHESTER MAGAZINE 43

SPEND THE NIGHT Get a good night’s sleep during your stay at one of the region’s hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, or at a resort and spa. Choose to stay close to the airport or pick a room in downtown Manchester close to galleries, restaurants and museums. Many accommodations offer shuttle service, swimming pools, health clubs, Wi-Fi and complimentary breakfast. Whether you’re here on business or relaxing with the family, you’ll find cheerful locals to greet you at the front desk and make you feel at home away from home.











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700 Huse Road, Manchester (603) 641-4900, www.marriott.com/mhtcy

Currier Museum of Art

150 Ash Street, Manchester (603) 669-6144, www.currier.org

A one-of-a-kind venue to hold corporate events and meetings, social and milestone events, wedding ceremonies and receptions. Nonprofit organizations receive a 10% discount off site fees!

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Overlooking the grounds of the Derryfield Country Club, the Derryfield is a picturesque haven created for dining, 625 Mammoth Road, Manchester (603) 623-2880, www.derryfieldrestaurant.com special events and occasions.

DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown

700 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 625-1000 www.manchesterdowntown.doubletreeby hilton.com

2200 Southwood Drive, Nashua (603) 880-9100, www.eventcenternashua.com

1 Highlander Way, Manchester (603) 668-4753








EVENT FACILITY The Falls Event Center

With over 7,000 square feet of beautiful and flexible function space and convenient onsite hotel accommodations, The Falls Event Center offers the perfect backdrop for Southern New Hampshire events.





Fratello’s is known for the freshest ingredients, quality preparation and exceptional value. You’ll find meeting and events space, and an elegant wedding reception venue in our Manchester location.

















21 Front Street, Manchester (603) 413-7550, www.thefallscenternh.com

Fratello’s Italian Grille

155 Dow Street, Manchester (603) 641-6776, www.fratellos.com

Hilton Garden Inn

101 South Commercial Street, Manchester (603) 669-2222 www.manchesterdowntown.stayHGI.com

Holiday Inn - Manchester Airport 2280 Brown Avenue, Manchester (603) 641-6466 www.holidayinn.com/manchesternh

Institute of Art and Design at New England College 148 Concord Street, Manchester (603) 623-0313, iad.nec.edu

Overlooking the Fisher Cats stadium, book your next business meeting in the comfort of their board rooms.

The Holiday Inn Manchester Airport, the most convenient full-service hotel in Manchester, located just moments from the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

Located in downtown Manchester, the Institute of Art and Design at New England College offers a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Several meeting rooms, including the French Auditorium, are available for event rental.

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LaBelle Winery

The premier event venue for corporate entertaining and social celebrations of all sizes and styles, convenient to get to and rests atop a quiet and picturesque hilltop overlooking rolling vineyards.





Whatever your occasion, we have a variety of spaces that give you flexibility to transform our space into your vision. Unforgettable events are for everyone; membership not required to host your event.





Delta Dental Stadium, home of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, is so much more than just baseball! Our venue offers a range of hospitality areas that are ideal for any occasion. Let our in-house special events team coordinate every detail to ensure you have a fun and successful outing!



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With over 170,000 sq. ft. of facility space, the options are endless at NH Sportsplex, conveniently located less than 3 miles from the Manchester Boston Regional Airport (MHT), and situated in the center of New England, with direct access off major highways rt. 3, rt. 93 and rt. 293. We love to work with creative show producers and events coordinators, to host unique community events such as Auto Shows, Boat Shows, Unique Expos, Political Speeches, Sports Tournaments, Non-Profit events, Corporate Events, and Meetings.





The New Hampshire Institute of Politics is an impressive 20,000- square-foot facility, featuring a state-of-the-art auditorium, a fully equipped television studio, four multimedia classrooms and more.





Puritan Conference and Event Center

Conveniently located off I-93, the Puritan’s state-of-theart conference center provides elegantly decorated rooms and a host of audio and visual capabilities to meet your needs.





Rex Theatre

In addition to being a live performance venue, the Rex Theatre’s variable floor plan makes it an ideal space for both corporate and community events including parties, meetings, seminars, presentations, ceremonies and more.



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Southern New Hampshire University Conference and Event Services

SNHU is a great location for summer camps, corporate retreats, receptions, charity/nonprofit events, community walks, meetings, expos and conferences. SNHU can provide facilities, audio-visual and catering for your next event as well as complimentary parking.





Studio Lab

Studio Lab is a world class production facility providing state of the art studios for filmmakers, podcasters, musicians, and all creative professionals in a high energy, collaborative environment. Studio Lab was built for creatives to be able to work under one roof where everyone benefits and inspiration runs wild.

Waterville Valley Resort & Conference Center

Nestled between 770,000 acres of White Mountain National Forest, Waterville Valley Resort provides the perfect setting for any occasion. Whether it be a long overdue family reunion or unique destination for a company outing, Waterville Valley Resort, with 360-degree mountain views, is the perfect destination for your next group getaway.





XO Bistro’s Banquet Hall accommodates groups of all sizes from a small business meeting to a large Holiday event up to 100 people, any time of the day. With plenty of room for live entertainment and a dance floor. We specialize in creating custom menus to fit each client’s unique taste and budget. Our goal is to ensure the complete satisfaction of every customer while offering professional catering services at affordable rates.





345 Route 101, Amherst (603) 672-9898, www.labellewinerynh.com

Manchester Country Club

180 South River Road, Bedford (603) 624-4096 www.manchestercountryclub.com

New Hampshire Fisher Cats 1 Line Drive, Manchester (603) 641-2005 www.nhfishercats.com

NH SportsPlex

68 Technology Drive, Bedford (603) 641-1313 www.nhsportsplex.com

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

245 Hooksett Road, Manchester (603) 669-6890, www.puritanbackroom.com 23 Amherst Street, Manchester (603) 574-4826, www.rextheatre.org

2500 North River Road, Manchester (603) 668-2211, www.snhu.edu

11 A Sreet, Derry (603) 782-8302, www.studiolab.community

1 Ski Area Road, Waterville Valley (603) 236-8311, www.waterville.com

XO Bistro

827 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 560-7998, www.xobistronh.com


2 studios (the largest in NH), 1 recording studio (coming soon), 1 podcast studio, 1 conference room, gear rentals, office space rentals, dressing rooms and more.


AUDIO/VIDEO PRODUCTION Events United (603) 782-8302, www.eventsunited.us Kendal J. Bush Photography (603) 345-3686, www.kendaljbush.com Molloy Sound & Video Contractors (603) 633-6604 www.molloysoundandvideo.com Malloy Events (603) 948-1129, www.malloyevents.com Spotlight Productions/SpoPro (603) 217-5045, www.spopro.com Stagedge (978) 670-0027, www.stagedge.com Studio Lab (603) 782-8302, www.studiolab.community

CATERING 900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria (ad on pg. 34) (603) 641-0900, www.900degrees.com Café Services Inc. (877) 375-3246 www.cafeservices.com Celebrations Catering (603) 598-5177 www.celebrationsmenu.com Gauchos Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse (603) 669-9460 www.gauchosbraziliansteakhouse.com Ignite Bar & Grill (ad on pg. 37) (603) 644-0064 www.hookedonignite.com Jerome’s Deli (603) 623-5388 www.jeromesdeli.net Mr. Mac’s (603) 606-1760 www.mr-macs.com Piccola Italia Ristorante (603) 606-5100 www.piccolaitalianh.com Red Arrow 24 Diner, LLC (603) 626-1118 www.redarrowdiner.com Roots (603) 485-7761 www.rootsatrobies.com Stone and Fire Wood-Fired Pizza Catering (207) 217-2009 www.stoneandfirepizza.com


TBONES Great NH Restaurants, Inc. (603) 488-2828 www.greatnhrestaurants.com/ we-cater-greater.html Tidewater Catering Group (603) 668-6111 www.tidewatercatering.com Wild Orchid Bakery LLC (603) 935-7338 www.wildorchidbakery.com XO Bistro (603)715-0833 www.xoonelm.com

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CORPORATE EVENT PLANNING Events United (603) 782-8302, www.eventsunited.us Malloy Events (603) 948-1129, www.malloyevents.com

ENTERTAINMENT Ted Herbert Music School & Rentals (603) 669-7469, www.tedherbert.com

FLORISTS Apotheca Flowers & Tea Chest (603) 497-4940 www.apothecaflowershoppe.com Jacques Flower Shop (603) 625-5155, www.jacquesflowers.com

PHOTOGRAPHY Frame of Mind Photography (603) 493-4013 www.frameofmindphoto.com Kendal J. Bush Photography (603) 345-3686, www.kendaljbush.com

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IN THE WORKPLACE A Good Business Practice by Paul Briand



Beyond programs and insurance that address employees’ physical health, more and more Greater Manchester businesses now embrace and offer programs that address employees’ mental health as well.

Health wellness advocates in the area say it makes good economic sense — there are fewer sick days, productivity increases and on-the-job accidents decrease. Also, they say mental wellness will increasingly become a workplace benefit companies need to attract and keep new hires. “The body is one body,” says Rik Cornell, vice president of community relations and clinician at the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester. “What we have fought really hard to do over the last 20 years is really help people understand that this is all one.” A person’s wellness — beyond their physical wellness — encompasses any number of factors, according to Cornell, from anxiety to self-doubt in themselves or for others they know, particularly family. Mental unwellness, he notes, is tied directly to the potential misuse of alcohol and other substances. “We have always known that these problems exist, and to think they don’t happen in your workforce is just putting your head in the sand,” says Cornell. “You either confront it openly and make www.manchester-chamber.org

it normal to talk about it, or you hide from it. And If you hide from it, it’s going to cost your business much more income in terms of different types of illnesses, poor work performance, poor attendance on the job. Who knows what kinds of mistakes they’re making that could lead to legal issues.” Karen Morton-Clark, is a Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW) and Recovery Friendly Advisor for New Hampshire’s Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative. The initiative is administered by Granite United Way in partnership with

the State of New Hampshire. She says that co-occurring substance and mental health disorders are very typical. “There is a natural alignment between the two,” she says, “which is why I think it’s so great that we have become more focused on that duality and the root causes of substance use disorder. I think it’s really important to consider overall wellness in this way, especially since the impact of COVID has exacerbated things so dramatically.” The Recovery Friendly Workplace (RFW) initiative began in 2018 through MANCHESTER MAGAZINE 51

the efforts of Gov. Christopher Sununu. Morton-Clark is one of four advisors hired into the initiative, which now has close to 300 participating businesses and organizations, some 25 of them in Manchester. The RFW mission is to promote individual wellness by creating work environments that further the mental and physical well-being of employees. It also seeks to proactively prevent substance misuse and support recovery from substance use disorders in the workplace and community. The initiative specifically provides business owners with the resources they need to foster a supportive environment that encourages the success of their employees in recovery, while concurrently supporting health, wellness, safety and the removal of stigma. “We encourage employers to think about substance use disorder as a disease, with parity in terms of policy in the workplace to support this disease the same as other medical conditions such as heart disease or diabetes. Prevention efforts and treatment approaches for substance use disorders are generally as successful as those for other chronic diseases,” Morton-Clark said. Return to Work (RTW) or “Second Chance” agreements were described by Morton-Clark as a tool for employers to use as an option for an employee to return to work following absence for some level of treatment for substance use disorder and related challenges. This is a signed agreement between both employer and employee that supports accountability and adherence to aftercare recommendations by a clinician or other professional. According to a 2017 report by PolEcon, substance misuse costs the state of New Hampshire $2.36 billion annually in costs related to the loss of productivity of individuals and businesses, as well as criminal justice, healthcare and other related costs. According to the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, more than 100,000 people are in need of treatment for the disease of addiction in New Hampshire. Only between 4% and 6% get that treatment. 52 MANCHESTER MAGAZINE

Patrick Tufts, President and CEO of Granite United Way, hailed PROCON in Hooksett as an RFW Champion. “PROCON, a design and construction management company that employs about 130 people, was an early adopter of the program, having signed on in 2019. PROCON, a long-time supporter of Granite United Way-led initiatives such as Recovery Friendly Workplace, serves as a strong example of a company dedicated to workplace wellness.” “It helps eliminate the stigma and fear to seek help for substance abuse recovery and mental illness,” says Amy Mayo, Human Resources Manager at PROCON.

“Having a good culture on mental health is not just a nice idea, it’s an economic necessity.” “It gives employees the freedom to speak more freely about issues that they may be having or their family members may be having,” With access to counseling, resources and training, the program helps deepen the company’s commitment to its employees, according to Mayo. “PROCON is a family-run company. We’ve been around for 87 years and

four generations and that deep engrainment of family overflows to our employees,” says Mayo. “They truly believe that every employee is a family member. So this really allows us to further enhance our already strong culture through support, building trust and offering that deeper level of assistance to our employees to help them support their whole self.” A frequently used tool for workplace well-being is an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Stephen Cole is a clinical psychologist who runs the EAP for DartmouthHitchcock affiliates throughout the state, including Manchester. An EAP is a company benefit, often part of a health plan, that assists workers with personal problems and/or workrelated problems that may impact their job performance, health, mental and emotional well-being. The assistance, according to Cole, can take the form of individual or in some cases couples counseling, consultations and training for managers, team sessions to deal with unexpected trauma (such as the death of a colleague) and seminars on topics such as stress management. With access to these resources, says Cole, “there are positive returns in terms


To recognize PROCON’s role in the state’s Recovery Friendly Workplace program, Gov. Christopher Sununu, center, presented the company with a certificate for its leadership efforts. Included as part of the presentation were several PROCON executives and program representatives.

of direct cost savings from reduced claims for behavioral health, for example. And then there’s indirect business costs that are reduced relating to people who are performing more poorly or absent more because of their mental health. Having a service onsite really provides critical resources for the employees.” He uses the term “presenteeism” to describe a situation in which an employee is present at work, but not fully engaged in that work because they are distracted by whatever stress- or anxiety-related issues they are confronting. Cole cites research that studied people for the month before they used an EAP service versus the month after they used the service. “They had seven fewer hours of absence and an estimated 20 fewer hours of lost productivity,” he says. Addressing this kind of wellness is not only important now but also in the future, according to John Broderick, Jr. Broderick is a former New Hampshire Supreme Court Chief Justice, and he is the senior director of external affairs for www.manchester-chamber.org

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, in charge of its REACT Awareness campaign. He has been engaged in a years-long campaign to advocate for mental health awareness and action, motivated by his own family’s heartbreaking experience in 2002 with mental illness. “As much as the pandemic has exacerbated or caused new mental health problems, it’s not that before the pandemic we were doing just great,” says Broderick. If there’s an ironic benefit to a pandemic that threatens people’s physical well-being, it’s that the pandemic brought attention to people’s mental well-being, according to Broderick, adding that it’s important for employers to take notice. “A lot of employers have been brought up by a different culture and are not as attuned to it. They’re not as sensitive to people’s emotional health. I think they’re starting to see it and feel it, and I think in COVID they see it differently now,” says Broderick. As he talks to businesses and schools — 660 stops to more than 130,000 people

in five states over the last five years — he hears a lot from young people, high schoolers and the next generation of workers. They tell him of their fears, their anxieties, how they’ve thought about suicide. Broderick says he’s been fortunate to be a sounding board and a source of comfort for thousands of kids. “I’m the grandfather they’ve never met.” “When I talk about workplace mental health, I’ve learned this much: Having a good culture on mental health is not just a nice idea, it’s an economic necessity,” adds Broderick. “The generation that’s coming — the generation I’ve been hugging and listening to and learning from — is not going to join a company or stay in a company that is not sensitive to mental health issues, that is not allowing them to work in a safe place in a mental health sense, where they can be open and candid and feel supported. My message to employers is: You need to start now if you haven’t and, thankfully, many are.” MANCHESTER MAGAZINE 53

HEALTH CARE From advanced neonatal care to stateof-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.


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Bedford Falls (ad on pg. 58)

5 Corporate Drive, Bedford (603) 471-2555 www.benchmarkseniorliving.com

Bentley Commons at Bedford 66 Hawthorne Drive, Bedford (603) 644-2200 www.bentleyatbedford.com

Bowman Place at Olde Bedford

The Joint Chiropractic

655 South Willow Street, Suite 102 Manchester (603) 728-4521, www.thejoint.com

Jumpp Chiropractic

323 South Willow Street, #6, Manchester (603) 518-8258, jumppchiropractic.com

DENTAL Bay Street Family Dental

33 Bay Street, Manchester (603) 624-1342 www.baystreetfamilydental.com

Gentle Dental

24 Old Bedford Road, Bedford (603) 714-7003, www.bowmanplace.org

1111 South Willow Street, Manchester (603) 664-3650, www.gentledental.com/ dental-offices/nh

Evergreen Place

Gentle Dental

813 Beech Street, Manchester (603) 669-7361, www.evergreenplace.biz

Hillsbrook Village at Allenstown

50 Pinewood Road, Allenstown (603) 270-7289, www.everbrooksenior living.com/communities/hillsbrook-village

RiverWoods Manchester

801 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 623-7800, www.gentledental.com/ dental-offices/nh

Hoertdoerfer Dentistry

4 Elliot Way, Suite 306, Manchester (603) 669-1251 , www.drbryanh.com


Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester

The Granite YMCA

117 Market Street, Manchester (603) 782-2801, www.graniteymca.org


5 Kilton Road, Suite 1, Bedford (603) 272-6104 www.hotworx.net/studio/bedford

Individual Fitness

268 Mammoth Road, Manchester (603) 836-5745, www.individualfitnessllc.com

The Training Station

200 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 505-0048 www.thetrainingstationnh.com

Unbound Dance Academy

1181 Hooksett Road, Hooksett (603) 714-2821 www.unbounddanceacademy.com

The Workout Club & Wellness Center 35 Hamel Drive, Manchester (603) 623-1111, www.theworkoutclub.com

YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown 116 Goffstown Back Road, Goffstown (603) 497-4837, www.graniteymca.org

200 Alliance Way, Manchester (603) 645-6500, www.RWManchester.org Barre Life 944 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 232-6868, www.barrelifenh.com CHIROPRACTIC

The Zoo Health Club

HealthSource America’s Chiropractor

977 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 854-8966, www.zoogymnh.com

545 Hooksett Road, Unit 20, Manchester (603) 413-8747 www.healthsourcechiro.com 54 MANCHESTER MAGAZINE

Executive Health & Sports Center One Highlander Way, Manchester (603) 668-4753, www.ehsc.com

377 South Willow Street, B2-1, Manchester (603) 782-5106, www.zoogym.com

The Zoo on Elm Express


HEALTH CARE FACILITIES American Medical Response

35 Pine Street, Manchester (603) 626-0550, www.amr.net From responding to 911 calls, providing onsite 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.

Community Hospice House

Amoskeag Health

145 Hollis Street, 2nd Floor, Manchester (603) 626-9500 www.amoskeaghealth.org Amoskeag Health offers high-quality, comprehensive and family-oriented primary health care and support services. Through all its programs, Amoskeag Health serves over 14,579 patients annually across four locations in Manchester.

Bedford Ambulatory Surgical Center 11 Washington Place, Bedford (603) 622-3670, www.bascnh.com For more than 25 years, the Bedford Ambulatory Surgical Center (BASC) has been NH’s leader in outpatient surgical care and diagnostic imaging services, always putting patients first. Ask for BASC.

Where time slows, hands are held, and memories are shared. Bringing Exceptional Healthcare Home

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Catholic Medical Center (ad on pg. 59)

100 McGregor Street, Manchester (603) 668-3545 www.catholicmedicalcenter.org Catholic Medical Center is a 330-bed, fullservice health care facility offering medical-surgical and specialty care through more than 475 affiliated providers.

Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health

100 Hitchcock Way, Manchester (603) 695-2750, www.chadkids.org New Hampshire’s only comprehensive, full-service children’s hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD) provides an extended system of care that offers advanced pediatric services.

ClearChoiceMD | CMC Goffstown Urgent Care 588 Mast Road, Goffstown (603) 232-1890, ccmdcenters.com/ goffstown-nh.html Dedicated to offering prompt, professional and quality care for you and your family. The centers operate on a walk-in basis and are open seven days a week. ClearChoiceMD centers are equipped to treat all urgent non-life-threatening medical needs. www.manchester-chamber.org


ClearChoiceMD | CMC Hooksett Urgent Care

7 Cinemagic Way, Hooksett (603) 782-5112, ccmdcenters.com/hooksett-nh.html Dedicated to offering prompt, professional and quality care for you and your family. The centers operate on a walk-in basis and are open seven days a week. ClearChoiceMD centers are equipped to treat all urgent, non-life-threatening medical needs.

ConvenientMD Urgent Care

3 Nashua Road, Bedford (603) 472-6700 www.convenientmd.com ConvenientMD offers an innovative approach to high-quality health care in an efficient and welcoming environment, while saving money for patients, employers and insurance companies.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health Manchester (ad on inside front cover)

100 Hitchcock Way, Manchester (603) 695-2500 www.Dartmouth-Hitchcock.org Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health Manchester, a multi-specialty community group practice with multiple locations in Manchester and Bedford, serves the health care needs of greater Manchester, pro-

viding primary and specialty care, onsite radiology and lab services, and urgent appointment access for the whole family.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health Bedford

25 South River Road, Bedford (603) 695-2500 www.Dartmouth-Hitchcock.org Part of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health Manchester community group practice, we provide primary care, onsite lab services and access to urgent appointment services for the whole family.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health Specialty Care at Bedford Medical Park 5 Washington Place, Bedford (603) 695-2500 Part of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health Manchester community group practice, provides obstetrics, gynecology and nurse midwifery, women’s specialties, allergy and urology services, onsite ultrasound and lab services, and access to urgent appointment services in Manchester.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists 30 Canton Street, Manchester (603) 622-3623

www.Dartmouth-Hitchcock.org Part of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health Manchester community group practice, we provide comprehensive ear, nose and throat services for the whole family.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health Manchester (at the Notre Dame Pavilion at CMC)

87 McGregor Street, Manchester (603) 695-2500 www.Dartmouth-Hitchcock.org Part of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health Manchester community group practice, we provide rheumatology, pulmonary medicine, sleep medicine, neurology, neurosurgery and Norris Cotton Cancer Center oncology services.

Derry Imaging Center (ad on pg. 57)

160 South River Road, Bedford (603) 537-1363, www.DerryImaging.com Derry Imaging 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!

Always welcoming new patients! Providing comprehensive primary care since 1964.


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DMC Primary Care (ad on pg. 56)

160 South River Road, Bedford (603) 537-1300 www.DMCPrimaryCare.com DMC has been providing primary care for entire families for more than 55 years. Our practice is physician-owned and we are independent, allowing our providers to offer integrated, unbiased care for all aspects of our patients’ health. We also offer convenient onsite services like labs and diagnostic imaging. Learn more about Primary Care Plus at DMC.

Elliot Health System (ad on pg. 11)

New Hampshire Regenerative Center 765 South Main Street, Suite 103, Manchester (603) 945-1945 www.nhregenerativecenter.com A state-of-the-art alternative medicine/pain management clinic, located in the heart of Manchester, providing the most advanced pain-relieving therapies available.


25 Sundial Avenue, Manchester (603) 236-6609, www.amerihealthcaritas.com

4 Elliot Way, Suite 301, Manchester (603) 669-5300, www.elliothospital.org Elliot Health System (EHS) is the largest provider of comprehensive health care services in Southern New Hampshire. The cornerstone of EHS is Elliot Hospital, a 296-bed acute care facility in Manchester.


NHMI/Safe Sports Network

Health Market Connect

35 Kosciuszko Street, Manchester (603) 627-9728, www.nhmi.net NHMI is dedicated to advancing knowledge in musculoskeletal care and sports medicine, and to promoting and providing a safe sports environment for athletes.


2 College Park Drive, Hooksett (603) 268-7707, www.cigna.com

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (ad on pg. 75)

650 Elm Street, 7th Floor, Manchester (603) 656-9500, www.harvardpilgrim.org 202 North State Street, Concord (603) 913-4099, www.hmcnh.com

NH Healthy Families

2 Executive Park Drive, Bedford (866) 769-3085 www.NHhealthyfamilies.com

Tufts Health Freedom Plan

11 South Main Street, Suite 600, Concord (603) 228-7450, www.thfp.com


602 Riverway Place, Bldg. 6, Suite B, Bedford (603) 637-4646 www.brightstarcare.com/bedfordmanchester

FCP Live-In

170 Commerce Way, Suite 200, Portsmouth (866) 559-9492, www.liveinhomecare.com

Home Health & Hospice Care (ad on pg. 55)

7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack (603) 882-2941, www.hhhc.org

Home Health VNA of NH

10 Corporate Drive, Ste. 2203, Bedford (978) 552-4000 www.homehealthfoundation.org

Home Instead Senior Care

100A Middle Street, Manchester (603) 668-6868 www.homeinstead.com/608


Visiting Angels

14 Hooksett Road, Auburn (603) 483-8999 www.visitingangels.com/Auburn


56 Camp Allen Road, Bedford (603) 325-2398, www.campallennh.org

Dismas Home of New Hampshire 102 4th Street, Manchester (603) 782-3004 www.dismashomenh.org

Friends of the Manchester Animal Shelter 490 Dunbarton Road, Manchester (603) 628-3544 www.manchesteranimalshelter.org

Humane Society of Greater Nashua 24 Ferry Road, Nashua (603) 889-2275, www.hsfn.org

PHARMACY PillPack Pharmacy 250 Commercial Street, Suite 2012, Manchester (855) 745-5725, www.pillpack.com


Independent Services Network 117 Market Street, Manchester (603) 644-3544, www.isnnh.com

Next Step Bionics and Prosthetics 155 Dow Street, Suite 200, Manchester (603) 668-3831 www.nextstepbandp.com

PET SERVICES Animal Rescue League of NH (ad on pg. 69)

545 Route 101, Bedford (603) 472-3647, www.rescueleague.org

Center for Wellbeing

18 Constitution Drive, Suite 2, Bedford (603) 472-6192, www.centerforwell.com The Center for Wellbeing specializes in using a metabolic reset approach, non-surgical joint pain solutions, and allergy testing/treatment. We work with patients and clients that have chronic pain, arthritis, weight issues, inflammation, and allergies but want to minimize medications and surgeries. Our mission is to empower people to optimize their own health. Our clients reduce inflam-

mation by getting their blood sugar and weight in check.

Emerson Ecologics

1230 Elm Street, Suite 301, Manchester (603) 206-9418 www.emersonecologics.com


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The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester 2 Wall Street, Manchester (603) 668-4111, www.mhcgm.org

New England Nutrition Advisors (603) 391-8206 www.nenutritionadvisors.com

Nutrition in Motion

80 Palomino Lane, Bedford (603) 518-5859, www.nimrd.com

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HIGHER EDUCATION Manchester area colleges play an important role in the economic, social and cultural wellbeing 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. University of New Hampshire at Manchester


981 Second Street, Manchester (603) 625-6100, www.MyAAHB.com American Academy of Health & Beauty has over 20 years of helping students begin exciting careers in advanced esthetics, massage therapy and spa nails. It is our goal to be the best career education institute in NH. A natural path to career success!

Franklin Pierce University

670 N. Commercial Street, Center Tower, Third Floor, Manchester (603) 647-3500, www.franklinpierce.edu Franklin Pierce University allows students to combine online and classroom learning, part- or full-time study and ongoing academic term starts, to create a flexible and personalized schedule. Franklin Pierce was recently named the No.1 online school in New Hampshire by AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. Plus, you can apply to receive college credit for accumulated certifications, professional licenses, on-the-job training and other experiences. With programs ranging from undergraduate through the doctorate level, your future success starts here.

Granite State College

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options, Granite State College offers 100% online associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees that are responsive to New Hampshire’s workforce.

Institute of Art and Design at New England College

148 Concord Street, Manchester (603) 623-0313, www.iad.nec.edu The Institute of Art and Design at New England College is a tight-knit 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, graduate and community education programs in art and design.

Manchester Community College (ad on pg. 63)

1066 Front Street, Manchester (603) 206-8000, www.mccnh.edu Manchester Community College is part of the Community College System of New Hampshire and offers more than 65 associate degree and certificate programs for transfer and career training in the areas of: Arts, Humanities and Communication; business; education; social and behavioral science; health science and services; industry and transportation; and STEM and advanced manufacturing. MCC also offers non-credit professional and workforce development, and customized corporate training.

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

22 Fir Street, Manchester (603) 314-1771, www.mcphs.edu The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is a private, coeducational college offering graduate, professional and undergraduate degrees in the health sciences. The college provides a unique academic environment to guide and support students toward successful, sustainable careers and leadership in health care.

New England College

98 Bridge Street, Henniker (603) 428-2223, www.nec.edu Established in 1946, New England College is a small, private, accredited, nonprofit liberal arts college located in scenic Henniker, NH. 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.

Saint Anselm College

100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester (603) 641-7000, www.anselm.edu Saint Anselm is a Benedictine, Catholic, liberal arts college that offers access to an educational process that encour-


ages 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.

Southern New Hampshire University (ad on pg. 61)

2500 North River Road, Manchester (603) 645-9631, www.snhu.edu Southern New Hampshire University is a premier regional university with a small college feel. The university offers undergraduate and graduate programs in business, community economic development, culinary arts, education, hospitality and liberal arts. Programs are offered full- and part-time, on campus, online and on location at centers in New Hampshire and Maine.

University of New Hampshire at Manchester

88 Commercial Street, Manchester Undergraduate: (603) 641-4101 www.manchester.unh.edu Graduate: (603) 641-4313, manchester. unh.edu/graduate-students

The University of New Hampshire at Manchester provides the world-class UNH education to students in southern New Hampshire. Bringing together career-driven programs, faculty talent and a focus on experiential learning, UNH Manchester prepares students for success in today’s high-demand fields, and connects them to the wealth of career opportunities in the region. The Manchester campus also offers graduate programs designed for working professionals and an array of online and in-person professional development opportunities.

ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL Art Classes at the Currier Museum of Art

150 Ash Street, Manchester (603) 518-4922, www.currier.org/classes Art classes, workshops and vacation art camps held online and in-person for adults and children of all levels, taught by teaching artists from around the country.


200 Bedford Street, Manchester (603) 666-3906, www.firstinspires.org FIRST is a robotics community that prepares young people for the future. For over 30 years, FIRST has combined the rigor of STEM learning with the inspiration that comes from the community through mentor-based programs that have a proven impact on learning, interest and skill-building inside and outside of the classroom.

Franco-American Centre Alliance Française de Manchester 100 Saint Anselm Arena , Manchester (603) 641-7114, www.facnh.com The FAC celebrates French language, culture and heritage in NH and beyond! In addition to offering youth and adult French classes at all levels of language learning, the nonprofit organization coordinates a wide range of social activities that highlight French contributions to the region’s culture. Bienvenue!

A DREAM CAMPUS, RIGHT IN YOUR BACK YARD. State-of-the-art facilities, brand new residence halls, 70+ majors to choose from, and tuition starting at just $10K/year. All on a 300-acre campus, that feels like home. At SNHU, a world-class education is closer than you think.

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Kreiva Academy Public Charter School

470 Pine Street, Manchester (603) 232-7974, www.kreiva.org Kreiva Academy Public Charter School uses an experiential, topic-based curriculum and a community culture shaped by the Growth Mindset to engage middle and high school students who are seeking a rigorous education in a nontraditional setting, which allows them to customize their paths toward mastery.

The Majestic Theatre Studio

880 Page Street, Manchester (603) 669-7469, www.majestictheatre. net The Majestic Theatre features a yearlong production season featuring children, teens and adults; visit our website to be put on our audition email list to automatically receive information about future opportunities. We produce several traditional musicals and plays of diverse subjects each year. Educational offerings include classes, workshops, summer theatre camps and other opportunities.

Manchester City Library

Carpenter Building, 405 Pine Street, Manchester Branch 76 North Main Street, Manchester (603) 624-6550 www.manchesterlibrary.org The City of Manchester provides library services from two historical buildings and via online platforms. The library strives to provide quality services and material to meet the cultural, educational and information needs of the diverse and changing community in Manchester.

Manchester School District

20 Hecker Street, Manchester (603) 624-6300, www.mansd.org Manchester School District is driven by its mission – excellence and equity, every classroom, every day – and promise — every student in Manchester is known by name, served by strength and need, and graduates ready for college, career and community. Aided by a strong network of community partners, it provides high-quality learning opportunities to students from pre-K through high school and beyond, with its adult education program.


Michael’s School of Hair Design & Esthetics

79-6 South River Road, Bedford (603) 668-4300 www.michaelsschool.com 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’ success, and its creatively stimulating courses provide students with the opportunity to shine and feature their originality.

New Hampshire College & University Council

2 Pillsbury Street, Suite 302, Concord (603) 225-4199 www.nhcuc.org The New Hampshire College & University Council is a nonprofit association of public and private colleges and universities located in the state of New Hampshire.

New Hampshire Job Corps Center

943 Dunbarton Road, Manchester (603) 695-8800 www.jobcorps.gov/centers/nh.aspx Job Corps is a tuition-free residential education and technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, which helps individuals ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through industry-driven vocational and academic training.

Primrose School at Bedford Hills

3 Copper Door Lane, Bedford (603) 472-3800, www.primroseschools. com/schools/bedford-hills The Primrose School at Bedford Hills, a private preschool, offers 10 age-specific classrooms for Infants through prekindergarten and Summer Adventure Camp. 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.


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Ted Herbert Music School and Rentals

880 Page Street, Manchester (603) 669-7469, www.tedherbert.com Since 1959 Ted Herbert›s Music School & Rentals has been offering private lessons in every band and orchestra instrument; we are pleased to also offer private lessons in voice, theatre and dance. Lessons are available for students of all ages interested in any musical style. Whether you are learning “just for fun” or continuing your studies as a career performer, we will work hard to match you with the best instructor, leading you to the successful enjoyment of the arts!

Est. 1945

Trinity High School

581 Bridge Street, Manchester (603) 668-2910, www.trinity-hs.org Trinity High School, a Catholic, college preparatory community, provides a safe and caring environment in which students seek and achieve personal and academic excellence and grow in faith. Students combine learning with leadership through service to their faith, school and community. Numerous student organizations and over 20 varsity sports allow students to have a diverse experience at Trinity.

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McLean Communications

JLN Contracting

Advertising Specialties

(603) 775-9686 www.scdigital.com

Welcome Wagon

The Spradling Group

(603) 724-8092 www.spradlinggroup.com

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Liberty Hill Construction

(603) 494-1156 www.welcomewagon.com



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Longchamps Electric Inc.


92.5 The River WXRV Independent Radio

New Hampshire Magazine

Mark Carrier Construction, Inc. - MCCI

(603) 230-9000 www.binniemedia.com

Video Production

Skyline Roofing LLC


(603) 217-5045 www.spopro.com


(603) 222-9052 www.altosagency.com

EVR Advertising

(603) 647-8606 www.evradvertising.com

GYK Antler

(603) 625-5713 www.gykantler.com

Hawthorn Creative

(603) 610-0533 www.hawthorncreative.com

LG Strategies

(603) 566-4238 www.lg-strategies.com

LTD Company, Inc. (603) 623-7699 www.ltdspark.com

Montagne Powers

(603) 644-3200 www.montagnecom.com

Pannos Marketing

(603) 625-2443 www.pannosmarketing.com

Savoir Faire Marketing/ Communications

(978) 374-4733 www.theriverboston.com

Binnie Media

(603) 625-6915 www.iheartmedia.com

Manchester Ink Link

(603) 930-0640 www.manchesterinklink.com

Manchester Public Television (603) 628-6099 www.manchestertv.org

Manchester Radio Group (603) 669-5777 www.manchesterrg.com

New Hampshire Public Radio (603) 223-2444 www.nhpr.org

New Hampshire Union Leader (603) 668-4321 www.unionleader.com

The Wolf 93.3 FM

(617) 899-2856 www.savoirfaire-us.com

(603) 224-8486 www.933thewolf.com

Spectrum Marketing Companies

WFNQ 106.3 Frank

(603) 627-0042 www.spectrummarketing.com

(603) 230-9000 www.1063frank.com

Techsmith Solutions LLC

WJYY 105.5 FM

(603) 624-1442 www.mcleancommunications.com (603) 624-1442 www.nhbr.com

(603) 624-1442 www.nhhomemagazine.com (603) 624-1442 www.nhmagazine.com

Spotlight Productions/SpoPro


(978) 670-0027 www.stagedge.com

Web Site Development and Design/ Hosting Altos

(603) 222-9052 www.altosagency.com

Hawthorn Creative

(603) 610-0533 www.hawthorncreative.com

SilverTech, Inc.

(603) 669-6600 www.silvertech.com

Webcast/Video Production Facility Molloy Sound & Video Contractors (603) 622-6604 www.molloysoundandvideo.com


(603) 836-4153 www.manchesterareaapp.com

(603) 230-9000 www.wjyy.com



WLNH 98.3

(978) 989-9900 www.cube3.com

(603) 647-9338 www.wedu.com

Marketing Consulting Mallory K Social

(603) 264-9637 www.malloryksocial.com

Wheelhouse Web Solutions (978) 386-4508 www.wheelhouseweb.com

Marketing Services ATA Outdoor Media

(603) 436-0008 / 800-470-1619 www.ataoutdoormedia.com

Chuck Sink Link

(603) 345-7223 www.chucksink.com

Cookson Communications

(603) 782-8192 www.cooksoncommunications.com


(781) 792-2472 www.outfrontmedia.com


(603) 230-9000 www.wlnh.com

WMUR - TV Channel 9 (603) 669-9999 www.wmur.com

WNNH 99.1 Frank (603) 230-9000 www.wnnh.com


(603) 889-1063 www.981wtsn.com

Publications 603 Diversity Magazine (603) 624-1442 www.603diversity.com

Business NH Magazine

(603) 626-6354 www.businessnhmagazine.com

Christine Louise Publications LLC- North End Living

(603) 867-0422 www.n2pub.com/locations/north-endliving-0c58/


Dennis Mires, P.A., The Architects (603) 625-4548 www.thearchitects.net

Lavallee Brensinger Architects

(860) 829-8820 www.jlncontracting.com (603) 472-4414 www.libertyhillconstruction.com (603) 625-5954 www.longchampselectric.com (603) 627-9506 www.mcci-nh.com

(603) 669-0131 www.skylineroofinginc.com

Sullivan Construction, LLC

(603) 647-1777 www.sullivanconstruction.com

USA Insulation of Southern NH (603) 931-1111 www.usainsulation.net

Construction/General/ Management Cornerstone PDC, LLC

(603) 668-8750 www.cornerstonepdc.com

DEW Construction Corp

(603) 222-1287 www.dewconstruction.com

estTeam LLC

(603) 370-7364 www.estteam.com

Harvey Construction Corporation (603) 624-4600 www.harveyconstruction.com

PC Construction Company (603) 232-9552 www.pcconstruction.com

Pike Industries, Inc.

(800) 283-7453 www.pikeindustries.com


(603) 518-2203 www.proconinc.com

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. (508) 875-4100 www.whiting-turner.com

(603) 622-5450 www.lbpa.com



Air Solutions & Balancing, LLC

(603) 518-2203 www.proconinc.com

Construction/Contractors A. W. Therrien Co., Inc.

(603) 669-3344 www.therrienroofing.com

Clear Cut Design, LLC

(781) 771-8397 www.clearcutdsgn.com

Eckman Construction

(603) 623-1713 www.eckmanconstruction.com

Fulcrum Associates, Inc.

(603) 262-9292 www.AirSolutionsandBalancing.com

Fuss & O’Neill

(603) 668-8223 www.fando.com

GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (603) 623-3600 www.gza.com

Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc. (603) 669-5555 www.hoyletanner.com

S. W. Cole Engineering, Inc. (603) 716-2111 www.swcole.com

(603) 673-3200 www.fulcrum-nh.com


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Sponsored by New Hampshire Motor Speedway

(603) 497-3137 www.myteamengineering.com


(603) 783-4744 www.nhms.com


Art 3 Gallery - Fine Art & Framing

SEE Science Center, Inc.

(603) 391-3900 www.vhb.com

(603) 668-6650 www.art3gallery.com


Attraction and Entertainment

Allen & Major Associates, Inc.

Block Party Social

(603) 627-5500 www.allenmajor.com

Golder Associates, Inc. (603) 668-0880 www.golder.com

(603) 621-5150 www.blockpartysocial.com

Community Bingo Center

(603) 625-2345 www.communitybingo.org

TFMoran, Inc.

Electric Avenue Arcade

(603) 472-4488 www.tfmoran.com

(603) 935-8418 www.electricavearcade.com

Manchester Firing Line

Garage Doors Lizzies Garage Doors LLP

(603) 261-6823 www.lizziesgaragedoors.com

(603) 668-9015 www.gunsnh.com

Manchvegas Brew Bus

Entertainment Dave & Buster’s

(603) 506-3100 www.daveandbusters.com

(603) 669-0400 www.see-sciencecenter.org


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Aviation Museum of NH

Yankee Lanes Manchester

Currier Museum of Art

(603) 669-4820 www.nhahs.org

(603) 644-5000 www.snhuarena.com

(603) 625-9656 www.yankeelanesentertainment.com/ manchester/

Creative DIY Studios AR Workshop

(603) 573-9662 www.arworkshop.com/manchester

(603) 669-6144 www.currier.org

Manchester Historic Association Millyard Museum (603) 622-7531 www.manchesterhistoric.org


Studio 550 Arts Center

Ted Herbert Music School & Rentals (603) 669-7469 www.tedherbert.com

(603) 232-5597 www.550arts.com


(603) 513-9628 www.manchvegasbrewbus.com

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CertaPro Painters

McIntyre Ski Area

Franco-American Centre (603) 641-7114 www.facnh.com

Palace Theatres

World Affairs Council of NH

The Majestic Theatre Studio

(603) 623-0182 www.southern-new-hampshire. certapro.com

(603) 622-6159 www.mcintyreskiarea.com

New Hampshire Audubon (603) 224-9909 www.nhaudubon.org

(603) 668-5588 www.palacetheatre.org (603) 669-7469 www.majestictheatre.net

(603) 314-7970 www.wacnh.org

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (603) 641-2005 www.nhfishercats.com

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Rippleffect Consulting LLC

HR Synergy, LLC

Auto Dealers

(603) 627-7659 www.bigelowcpa.com

Auto Haven

Check and Balance Business Solutions (603) 505-2368 www.checkandbalancesolutions.com

Sandler Training

Sheehan Phinney Capitol Group

(603) 369-6364 www.autohavenusedcars.com

AutoFair Automotive Corporation

Gelinas & Pratte, CPA

The John Maxwell Team - Marc Major/Executive Director

Sojourn Partners Organizational Consulting

Velocity Business Strategists

Southern New Hampshire University - CWBA


(603) 634-1000 www.autofair.com

(603) 625-8931 www.gelinascpa.com

Capital Auto Auction

Hession & Pare CPAs

(603) 622-9058 www.capitalautoauction.com

(603) 669-5477 www.hession-pare.com

J.D. Byrider

LifeLine Financial Services

(603) 370-3360 www.gojdb.com

(603) 782-4663 www.lifelinefinancialservices.com

Land Rover Bedford

Maloney & Kennedy, PLLC

(603) 623-8500 www.landroverbedford.com

(603) 624-8819 www.maloneyandkennedy.com

Quirk Chevrolet, Buick/ GMC, Volkswagen

Mason + Rich, CPAs

(603) 669-2450 www.quirkcars.com

Tulley BMW of Manchester (603) 644-2691 www.tulley.com

Werner Mazda

(603) 626-6666 www.wernermazda.com

Automobile Renting & Leasing Merchants Fleet

(603) 669-4100 www.merchantsfleet.com

Automobile Services - Body Repairs/Parts/Service AutoFair Automotive Corporation (603) 634-1000 www.autofair.com

Bob & Sons Automotive

(603) 623-9295 www.bobandsonsauto.com

Brutus Auto

(603) 624-8881 www.brutusautonh.com

BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Accounting/CPA/Tax Preparation Altair Group, PLLC

(603) 224-2000 www.masonrich.com


(603) 669-6130 www.melansoncpas.com

New Hampshire Society of CPAs (603) 622-1999 www.nhscpa.org

Penchansky & Co., Certified Public Accountants

(603) 848-1445 www.rippleffectconsulting.com (603) 232-1520 www.bestsalespeople.sandler.com

(603) 674-6818 www.johncmaxwellgroup.com/ marcmajor (603) 575-9077 www.vbstrategists.com

Business Services Forcivity

(877) 249-6262 www.forcivity.com

Beeze Tees Screen Printing

Greenleaf Business Management, LLC

(603) 447-0333 www.beezetees.com

NH Tech Alliance

Fully Promoted of Southern NH - Bedford

(603) 935-8951 www.nhtechalliance.org

(603) 647-9994 www.fullypromotedsnh.com

Orbit Group

UniFirst Corporation

(603) 838-3828 www.orbitgroupnh.com

(603) 888-1323 www.unifirst.com

Chamber of Commerce

Custom Framing

(603) 582-3166

(603) 622-7070 www.vachonclukay.com

Cleaning Supplies/Maintenance/ Service

Document Scanning and Management Services


A Cleaner Solution

New England Document Systems

(603) 660-8834 www.acleanersolutionnh.com

(603) 625-1171 www.nedocs.com

Air & Water Purification

Alydon Inc

Dry Cleaning & Laundry

Vachon Clukay & Company PC

(603) 627-3838 www.wipfli.com/newhampshire

Aqualite US

(866) 444-1050 www.aqualiteus.com

Alarm Systems & Security Services PELMAC Industries, Inc. (603) 623-5916 www.pelmac.com

Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. (603) 627-0333 www.securitasusa.com

(603) 661-5885 www.alydonjanitorial.com

Co-Working Space

Wash Street on Elm

(603) 623-9587 www.washstreet.com

Studio Lab

Economic Development

(603) 782-8302 www.studiolab.community

Collection Agency/Repossession Lamont, Hanley & Associates, Inc. (603) 625-5547 www.LHAinc.com

Baker Newman Noyes

Organizational Ignition

(603) 626-2200 www.bnncpa.com

Baroody & Greenwood, LLC-CPA

Paul Charles & Associates (603) 537-1190 www.paulcharles.com

PeopleSense Consulting

(603) 532-5888 www.peoplesenseconsulting.com

(603) 627-7661 www.eandrcleaners.com

(603) 934-3222 www.sparkoffices.com

Consulting/Management Services

(603) 540-3988 www.organizationalignition.com

E & R Laundry

Spark Offices

(603) 714-0049 www.jeanineandcompany.com

(603) 518-2600 www.berrydunn.com

Corporate Apparel and Promotional Products

(603) 320-5988 www.creativeframingsolutions.com

Jeanine & Company


(603) 629-4697 www.cwbanh.com

Creative Framing Solutions

Appletree Business Services LLC

(603) 622-1410 www.bargreencpa.com

(603) 232-9403 www.sojournpartners.com

(603) 792-4100 www.manchester-chamber.org

Business Coaching/Training & Development

(603) 626-2200 www.bnncpa.com

(603) 228-2370 www.spcapitolgroup.com

Greater Manchester Chamber

(603) 647-2400 www.penchansky.com

(603) 621-6188 www.altaircpa.com

(603) 434-2775 www.appletreebusiness.com

(603) 261-2402 www.hrsynergyllc.com

Baker Newman Noyes

Benson Consulting

(646) 522-8899 www.bensonconsultinginc.com

BlueLion LLC

(603) 818-4131 www.bluelionllc.com

Castagna Consulting Group, LLC

Amoskeag Industries, Inc.

(603) 759-6477 www.amoskeagindustries.com

Capital Regional Development Council (603) 496-1875 www.crdc-nh.com

Eversource Energy

(800) 662-7764 – Customer Service www.eversource.com/content/nh

Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission (603) 669-4664 www.snhpc.org

Employee Benefits Benefit Strategies, LLC (603) 647-4666 www.benstrat.com

(603) 625-1912 www.castagnaconsultinggroup.com



Sponsored by

Employment Services/ Outplacement/Recruiting Leddy Group

(603) 666-4051 www.leddygroup.com

Museum Search & Reference (603) 432-7929 www.museum-search.com

Robert Half

(603) 641-9400 www.roberthalf.com/bostonmanchester

Fire Services: Prevention and Damage Restoration Soil-Away Cleaning & Restoration (603) 641-6555 www.soilaway.com

Fire Sprinkler/Fire Extinguisher Fire Equipment Inc.

(603) 991-2351 www.feinewengland.com

Hampshire Fire Protection Co., Inc. (603) 432-8221 www.hampshirefire.com

HVAC & Plumbing Contractors


Bellemore Plumbing Services LLC dba Bellemore Plumbing, Heating and Cooling

AllSafe & Lock, Inc. (603) 622-6062 www.allsafenh.com

New England Copy Specialist (603) 235-7470 www.necs.biz

Office Alternatives, LLC


(603) 668-9230 www.surplusofficeequipment.com

Denron Plumbing and HVAC, LLC.

City Wide of New Hampshire


Paradigm Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.

Networking Organization

Staples - Bedford

(603) 623-2134 www.bellemoreplumbing.com (603) 627-4186 www.denronph.com

(603) 641-6400 www.paradigmph.com

Patriot Heating & Cooling LLC (603) 587-0487 www.patriotheat.com

Informational Security Systems Engineering

(603) 226-0300 www.systemsengineering.com

Interior Design Stibler Associates, LLC (603) 623-8952 www.stibler.com

Landscaping/Snow Removal Outdoor Pride Landscape & Snow Management (603) 625-9738 www.outdoorpride.com

(603) 935-9435 www.gocitywide.com/newhampshire

Greater Manchester Chamber

(603) 792-4100 www.manchester-chamber.org

Rotary Club of Manchester (603) 714-0049 www.manchesterrotary.org

Office Space, Virtual, & Desk Rental CEO Bedford, Inc.

(603) 472-5009 www.ceobedford.com

Office Supplies, Machines & Furniture Budget Document Technology (603) 622-9631 www.bdtme.com

(603) 330-3555 www.sbmweb.com (603) 623-9025

Staples Manchester (603) 688-4950

Paving/Plowing American Asphalt Paving (603) 232-0458 www.aapave.com

Payroll Services MlM Payroll and Adm Services, LLC

(617) 461-1227 www.mlmpayrollandadmservicesllc. com

Payroll Matters

(603) 625-5399 www.payrollmattersnh.com

Trivantus, Inc. - Payroll Services (603) 624-7788 www.trivantus.com

MADE OF GOOD NEIGHBORS A STRONG COMMUNITY AND HELPING LOCAL BUSINESSES SUCCEED Citizens is pleased to support the Greater Manchester Chamber. Thank you for all that you do for the Greater Manchester business community.

Member FDIC. Citizens is a brand name of Citizens Bank, N.A. 1414269 www.manchester-chamber.org


Business Directory 2022 Pest Control


Colonial Pest Control, Inc.

Barlo Signs International, Inc.

(800) 525-8084 www.colonialpest.com

Fox Pest Control - Manchester

(603) 326-5155 www.foxpest-manchester.com/ service-area/manchester/

Photography Frame of Mind Photography

(603) 493-4013 www.frameofmindphoto.com

Kendal J. Bush Photography (603) 345-3686 www.kendaljbush.com

Printing/Graphics Design/Color Separations Allegra Marketing Print Mail (603) 669-0005 www.allegrabedford.com

Cummings Printing

(603) 625-6901 www.cummingsprinting.com

Keystone Press

(603) 622-5222 www.keystonepress.com

New England Duplicator (603) 623-7080 www.nedupe.com

Spectrum Marketing Companies (603) 627-0042 www.spectrummarketing.com

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

Professional Services ExcellenceNorth Alliance (603) 223-1312 www.excellencenorth.org

JLA Analytics, LLC

(603) 540-4017 www.jlaanalytics.com

Recycling Aurum Recovery

(603) 935-8330 www.aurumrecovery.com

Research & Development Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) www.armiusa.org

DEKA Research & Development Corp.

(603) 882-2638 www.barlosigns.com

Staffing/Recruiting U.S. Army Manchester Recruiting Station (603) 622-7313 www.goarmy.com

Working Fields

(603) 600-8515 www.workingfields.com

Storage and Moving MIBOX Southern New Hampshire

(603) 594-4554 www.getmibox.com/locations/new_ england

U-Haul of New Hampshire (978) 987-9824 www.UHaul.com

Storage Leasing/Rentals Best Buy Self Storage

(603) 623-1115 www.bestbuyselfstorage.com

Page Street Leasing (603) 622-1673 www.pagest.com

Store It Now Self Storage (603) 623-1115 www.whyselfstorage.net

True Storage

(603) 716-3458 www.truestorage.com

Taxes - Consultants & Representatives Bedford Cost Segregation (603) 641-2600 www.bedfordteam.com

Title Services Lighthouse Title and Closing Services, LLC

(603) 606-2172 www.lighthouseclosings.com

Red Door Title LLC

(978) 604-2125 www.reddoortitle.com

Consolidated Communications (844) 968-7224 www.consolidated.com


(603) 625-1171 www.nedocs.com

Metlogix, Inc.

(603) 836-4452 www.metlogix.com

Zco Corporation (603) 881-9200 www.zco.com

Network Security & Software Pulsar Security

(603) 854-5139 www.pulsarsecurity.com

(800) 461-4863 www.firstlight.net

Telecommunications/Wireless Networking


Granite State Communications - Manchester

(857) 415-5167 www.verizon.com

Computer Service and Repair Grolen Computers (603) 645-0101 www.grolen.com

Computer/IT Consultants Computer Networking Services of NH, LLC (603) 472-5004 www.cnservicesllc.com

Granite State Communications - Manchester

(603) 485-7100 www.gscitsolutions.com

Granite State Communications (603) 529-9911 www.myGSC.com

Telephone Equipment & Wireless Communications U.S. Cellular

(603) 622-1033 www.uscellular.com


(603) 485-7100 www.gscitsolutions.com


Granite State Communications

(603) 782-8302 www.eventsunited.us

(603) 529-9911 www.myGSC.com

IT Secure Services

(603) 668-7733 www.itsecureservices.com

Mainstay Technologies (603) 524-4774 www.mstech.com

Team Logic IT

(603) 505-4665 www.teamlogicit.com/ManchesterNH

Events United

Malloy Events

(603) 948-1129 www.malloyevents.com

Molloy Sound & Video Contractors (603) 622-6604 www.molloysoundandvideo.com

Conference and Banquet Facilities Holiday Inn Manchester Airport

Computer/IT Security

(603) 641-6466 www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/ manchester/mhtba/hoteldetail

Acapella Technologies LLC

Manchester Country Club


The Event Center at Courtyard Nashua

(603) 647-1784 www.acapella.com


(603) 451-6363 www.new-hamphire. bintheredumpthatusa.com

New England Document Systems

(603) 623-1533 www.lpcote.com

(603) 327-4743

Bin There Dump That

Texas Instruments

Louis P. Cote, Inc.

Comcast Business

Waste Management/Removal

Workflow Automation Software Solutions


Communications, Internet & Wireless Network Services

(833) 966-4646 www.minim.co

(603) 669-5139 www.dekaresearch.com (603) 222-8500 www.ti.com


Computer Networking Services of NH, LLC (603) 472-5004 www.cnservicesllc.com

Connection, Inc.

(603) 683-2167 www.pcconnection.com

Grolen Computers

(603) 624-4096 www.manchestercountryclub.com

(603) 880-9100 www.eventcenternashua.com

The Falls Event Center

(603) 413-7550 www.thefallscenternh.com

Event Planning - Corporate/ Wedding/Social D.Ï.V. Unlimited, LLC

(603) 233-2082 www.divunlimited.com

(603) 645-0101 www.grolen.com

Computers-Software Forcivity

(877) 249-6262 www.forcivity.com



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FAMILY, COMMUNITY & CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS Child Care Noah’s Ark Child Care Center (603) 669-7990 www.noahsarknh.org

Primrose School at Bedford Hills

(603) 472-3800 www.primroseschools.com/schools/ bedford-hills

Funeral Home Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium (603) 625-5777 www.phaneuf.net

Housing/Urban Development Home Tomorrow, Inc.

(603) 626-3944 www.hometomorrow.org

Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority

(603) 624-2100 www.manchesterhousing.org

NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire (603) 626-4663 www.nwsnh.org

Prevention Services Makin’ It Happen Coalition (603) 836-6266 www.makinithappen.org

Social Services Ascentria Care Alliance (603) 224-8111 www.ascentria.org

Catholic Charities New Hampshire (603) 669-3030 www.cc-nh.org

Diocese of Manchester (603) 669-3100 www.catholicnh.org

Easterseals New Hampshire, Inc. (603) 623-8863 www.easterseals.com/nh

Families in Transition-New Horizons (603) 641-9441 www.fitnh.org

Friends of Aine Center for Grieving Children and Families (603) 669-1120 www.friendsofaine.com


Goodwill Northern New England (207) 774-6323 www.goodwillnne.org

Granite United Way (603) 625-6939 www.graniteuw.org

Health Market Connect (603) 913-4099 www.hmcnh.com

International Institute of New England (603) 647-1500 www.iine.org


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Business Directory 2022 JDRF Greater New England Chapter (781) 431-0700 www.jdrf.org/greaternewengland

Meals on Wheels of Hillsborough County (603) 424-9967 www.hcmow.org

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

The Moore Center

(603) 206-2700 www.moorecenter.org


(603) 518-4000 www.waypointnh.org

YWCA New Hampshire (603) 625-5785 www.ywcanh.org

Youth Services Boys & Girls Club of Manchester (603) 625-5031 www.BeGreatManchester.org

CASA of New Hampshire (603) 626-4600 www.casanh.org

City Year New Hampshire (603) 218-5100 www.cityyear.org

Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of America (603) 625-6431 www.nhscouting.org

Make-A-Wish New Hampshire (603) 623-9474 www.nh.wish.org

Webster House Children’s Home (603) 724-7409 www.websterhousenh.org

FINANCE & INSURANCE Actuary Liscord, Ward & Roy Consulting Casualty Actuaries (603) 657-7055 www.lwrinc.com

Agricultural Business Services Farm Credit East, ACA

(603) 472-3554 www.farmcrediteast.com

Bank Bangor Savings Bank (603) 410-1759 www.bangor.com

Bank of America

(603) 647-7652 www.bankofamerica.com/ newhampshire

Bank of New Hampshire (800) 832-0912 www.banknh.com


Bank of New Hampshire - Bedford (603) 471-7043 www.banknh.com


(603) 488-6456 www.bankprov.com

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust (603) 656-0350 www.barharbor.bank

Cambridge Trust - Bedford (603) 488-6040 www.cambridgetrust.com

Cambridge Trust - Manchester (603) 369-5101 www.cambridgetrust.com


(603) 634-7090 www.citizensbank.com

Eastern Bank

(603) 647-4446 www.easternbank.com

Eastern Bank - Bedford (603) 647-4446 www.easternbank.com

Enterprise Bank

(603) 965-0036 www.enterprisebanking.com

Franklin Savings Bank (603) 222-2059 www.fsbnh.bank

Merrimack County Savings Bank (603) 224-6272 www.themerrimack.com

Credit Union Bellwether Community Credit Union (603) 645-8181 www.bccu.org

DCU - Digital Federal Credit Union (603) 622-5075 www.dcu.org

Granite State Credit Union (800) 645-4728 www.gscu.org

Members First Credit Union (603) 622-8781 www.membersfirstnh.org

Members First Credit Union - Bedford (603) 622-8781 www.membersfirstnh.org

Northeast Credit Union (603) 622-3261 www.necu.org

Service Credit Union (800) 936-7730 www.servicecu.org

Service Credit Union - Manchester (603) 669-6546 www.servicecu.org

St. Mary’s Bank

(603) 669-4600 www.stmarysbank.com

Triangle Credit Union (603) 622-4156 www.trianglecu.org

Financial/Investment Services

Edward Jones

(603) 626-0012 www.edwardjones.com/andrew-stoller

Fidelity Investments (603) 791-5000 www.fidelity.com

Fiduciary Trust Company of New England

(603) 695-4320 www.fiduciarytrustne.com

Financial Strategies Retirement Partners (603) 627-1463 www.fsrp.net

Glenwood Investment Group, LLC (603) 606-3391 www.glenwoodinvestment.com

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management (603) 628-203 www.fa.ml.com/eh

Morgan Stanley

(603) 629-0200 www.morganstanley.com

New York Life Insurance Company (603) 222-2500 www.newyorklife.com

Northwestern Mutual

(603) 627-7608 www.manchester.nm.com

Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co (603) 206-6025 www.bradalderfer.com

NBT Bank

Alumni Ventures


Northway Bank

Ameriprise Financial

Primerica - Sara Janes Hoag

(603) 263-1428 www.nbtbank.com (603) 621-0550 www.northwaybank.com

Northway Bank - Commercial Banking (603) 621-0550 www.northwaybank.com

PEOPLE’S UNITED BANK, N.A (603) 621-5801 www.peoples.com

Primary Bank

(603) 310-7200 www.primarybanknh.com

TD Bank

(603) 695-3530 www.tdbank.com

Wells Fargo Bank

(603) 644-0682 www.wellsfargo.com

Business Brokerage Sunbelt Business Brokers of New Hampshire (603) 745-9290 www.sunbeltnh.com

Community Development Finance New Hampshire Community Loan Fund

(603) 224-6669 www.communityloanfund.org

(603) 518-8112 www.av.vc

(603) 391-0512 www.ameripriseadvisors.com/ eric.m.ellis

Arcadia Financial Group (603) 681-9190 www.arcadia.financial

Ascend Advising

(978) 973-2149 www.ascendadvising.com

Bartley Financial Advisors (603) 625-9900 www.bartleyfinancial.com

Camden National Bank

(603) 716-2402 www.camdennational.com


(603) 634-7090 www.citizensbank.com

Cohen Investment Advisors (603) 232-8350 www.investwithcohen.com

Curbstone Financial Management Corp.

(603) 624-8462 www.curbstonefinancial.com

Davis Wealth Advisors

(603) 475-7644 www.daviswealthadvisors.net

1-603-641-2527 www.primerica.com/rickblais (603) 361-5661 www.primerica.com/sarajanesrhoag

Prudential Advisors

(603) 518-9351 www.prudential.com/us/connell.tarr

RBC Wealth Management (603) 577-4900 www.rbcwmfa.com/ generationalwmgroup/

Rise Private Wealth Management

(603) 606-4255 www.ameripriseadvisors.com/ team/rise-private-wealthmanagement/?cid=IP_local_google

Robbins Farley, LLC

(603) 703-0258 www.robbinsfarley.com

Sullivan & Sullivan, LLC (603) 669-0032 www.sullivansullivan.net

Sweeney Financial Management LLC (603) 625-8400 www.sfmllc.net

TEFA Services Company (603) 647-6577 www.tefaservices.com

Telge Companies

(603) 668-8862 www.telgeco.com


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The Colony Group

(603) 224-6994 www.thecolonygroup.com

HPM Insurance

Colleges & Universities


(603) 673-1201 www.hpminsurance.com

(603) 314-8108 www.Cmgfi.com

Wells Fargo Advisors

Liberty Mutual Personal Markets

Granite State Credit Union

York IE

MEMIC, Making Workers’ Comp Work Better

NH Housing Finance Authority

(603) 625-6500 www.home.wellsfargoadvisors. com/001_PNH2 www.york.ie

(603) 472-3597 www.libertymutual.com

(800) 645-4728 www.gscu.org


(207) 791-3300 www.memic.com/about-memic/findan-agent

Amica Mutual Insurance Company

Northeast Delta Dental

(877) 512-6422 www.amica.com

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (603) 541-2112 www.anthem.com

CGI Business Solutions

(603) 622-4600 www.cgibusinesssolutions.com

Clark Insurance

(603) 622-2855 www.clarkinsurance.com

Cross Insurance

(603) 669-4300 www.crossagency.com

Granite Group Benefits, LLC

(603) 296-0700 www.granitegroupbenefits.com

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (603) 656-9580 www.harvardpilgrim.org

(603) 223-1000 www.nedelta.com

(603) 472-8623 www.nhhfa.org

Pinnacle Mortgage Corporation 1-800-535-7629 www.pinnaclemtgcorp.com


Northwestern Mutual

(603) 627-7608 www.manchester.nm.com

City Government Manchester Economic Development Office

Optisure Risk Partners, LLC (603) 379-6472 www.optisure.com

USI Insurance Services, LLC (855) 874-0123 www.usi.com

Wieczorek Insurance, Inc. (603) 668-3311 www.wizinsurance.com

(603) 647-3500 www.franklinpierce.edu

Granite State College 1-855-GSC4ALL www.granite.edu

Manchester Community College (603) 206-8000 www.mccnh.edu

MCPHS University (603) 314-1760 www.mcphs.edu

New England College (603) 428-2223 www.nec.edu

Saint Anselm College

(603) 624-6505 www.yourmanchesternh.com

(603) 641-7000 www.anselm.edu

Manchester Fire Department

Southern New Hampshire University

(603) 669-2256 www.manchesternh.gov

(800) 668-1249 www.snhu.edu

Manchester Police Department

University of New Hampshire at Manchester

(603) 668-8711 www.manchesterpd.com


Franklin Pierce UniversityManchester Academic Center

(603) 641-4101 www.manchester.unh.edu

University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension

Bellwether Community Credit Union (603) 645-8181 www.bccu.org

(603) 641-6060 www.extension.unh.edu

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Business Directory 2022 University of New Hampshire Durham (603) 862-0306 www.unh.edu

University of New Hampshire Graduate School Manchester Campus (603) 641-4313 www.gradschool.unh.edu/manchester

University of New Hampshire Professional Development & Training (603) 862-7380

University of New Hampshire School of Law

US Small Business Administration (603) 225-1400 www.sba.gov/offices/district/nh/ concord

Dentistry - General & Cosmetic (PLLC) Bay Street Family Dental

Government Relations

(603) 624-1342 www.baystreetfamilydental.com

Prospect Hill Strategies

Gentle Dental

(603) 716-0569 www.prospecthillstrategies.com

Rath, Young and Pignatelli (603) 226-2600 www.rathlaw.com

Manchester Health Department


Manchester City Library Foundation

Hoertdoerfer Dentistry, PLLC

(603) 206-9605 www.manchesternh.gowww. manchesternh.gov

(603) 669-1251 www.drbryanh.com

Town Government

Lens Doctors

(603) 232-7974 www.kreiva.org

Manchester City Library

(603) 624-6550 www.manchesterlibrary.org

Manchester School District (603) 624-6300 www.mansd.org

New Hampshire College & University Council (603) 225-4199 www.nhcuc.org

New Hampshire Job Corps Center

Town of Bedford

(603) 472-5242 www.bedfordnh.org

Town of Goffstown

(603) 497-8990 x118 www.goffstown.com

Town of Hooksett (603) 485-8471 www.hooksett.org

Town of Londonderry

(603) 432-1100 www.londonderrynh.org


(603) 695-8800 www.newhampshire.jobcorps.gov/ home.aspx


The Derryfield School

(603) 626-0550 www.amr.net

(603) 669-4524 www.derryfield.org

Trinity High School (603) 668-2910 www.trinity-hs.org

Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (603) 778-2500 www.vlacs.org

Friend of the Chamber Alderman Will Stewart

(603) 361-1379 www.electwillstewart.com

Dr. Sylvio L. Dupuis Edward J. Pouliot (469) 910-3182

Ellie Cochran Kenneth A. West Kim Griswold

(603) 540-0580

Government New Hampshire National Guard (603) 491-0149 www.facebook.com/ NHARNGTeamManchester


American Medical Response of MA, Inc.

Assisted Living Community Bedford Falls

(603) 471-2555 www.benchmarkseniorliving.com

Bowman Place at Olde Bedford (603) 714-7003 www.bowmanplace.org

Evergreen Place Supported Assisted Living (603) 669-7361 www.evergreenplace.org

The Arbors of Bedford

(603) 647-9300 www.arborsofbedford.com

Chiropractors HealthSource America’s Chiropractor (603) 413-8747 www.healthsourcechiro.com/ manchester/

Jumpp Chiropractic LLC

(603) 518-8258 www.jumppchiropractic.com

The Joint Chiropractic (603) 728-4521 www.thejoint.com

(603) 537-1363 www.derryimaging.com

Gentle Dental - Elm Street



Derry Imaging Center

Emerson Ecologics

(603) 228-1541 www.law.unh.edu

(603) 666-3906 www.firstinspires.org

(603) 239-3445 www.colburnhill.com

(603) 664-3650 www.gentledental.com/dental-offices/ nh/manchester/south-willow (603) 623-7800 www.gentledental.com/dental-offices/ nh/manchester/elm-st


Colburn Hill Group

Eye Care (603) 629-0090 www.lensdoctors.net

Health & Safety Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter (603) 606-6590 www.alz.org/manh

American Heart Association

(603) 263-8318 www.heart.org/newhampshire

Breathe New Hampshire (603) 669-2411 www.breathenh.org

Foundation for Healthy Communities (603) 225-0900 www.healthynh.org

March of Dimes, NH Chapter (603) 724-7409 www.marchofdimes.org

NHMI/Safe Sports Network (603) 627-9728 www.nhmi.net

Health Insurance Carriers AmeriHealth Caritas

(603) 656-9778 www.emersonecologics.com (603) 624-6466 www.manchesternh.gov

(603) 782-7174 www.membermedical.com

Member Medical

New Hampshire Regenerative Center (603) 945-1945 www.nhregenerativecenter.com

United Healthcare (603) 228-7457 www.thfp.com

Home Health Care BrightStar Care

(603) 637-4646 www.brightstarcare.com/bedfordmanchester

FCP Live-In

1-866-559-9492 www.liveinhomecare.com

Granite State Independent Living (603) 228-9680 www.gsil.org

Home Health & Hospice Care (603) 882-2941 www.hhhc.org

Home Health VNA of NH (978) 552-4000

Home Instead

(603) 668-6868 www.homeinstead.com/centralnh

Visiting Angels

(603) 483-8999 www.visitingangels.com/auburn

(603) 263-6609 www.amerihealthcaritasnh.com



(603) 668-3545 www.catholicmedicalcenter.org

(603) 268-7707 www.cigna.com

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (603) 656-9580 www.harvardpilgrim.org

NH Healthy Families

(866) 769-3085 www.NHhealthyfamilies.com

United Healthcare (603) 228-7457 www.thfp.com

Healthcare AmeriHealth Caritas

(603) 263-6609 www.amerihealthcaritasnh.com

Amoskeag Health

Catholic Medical Center (CMC)

Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (603) 695-2745 www.chadkids.org

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health Manchester

(603) 695-2500 www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health Medical Center

(603) 629-1137 www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org

Elliot Health System

(603) 669-5300 www.elliothospital.org

(603) 626-9500 www.amoskeaghealth.org


Sponsored by Mental Health

Senior Living Community

Wellness & Nutrition

The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester

Hillsbrook Village at Allenstown

Camp Allen, Inc.

Orthotics and Prosthetics

Urgent Care and Outpatient Services

(603) 668-4111 www.mhcgm.org

Next Step Bionics & Prosthetics, Inc. (603) 668-3831 www.nextstepbandp.com

Pharmacy PillPack by Amazon Pharmacy (855) 745-5725 www.pillpack.com

Primary Care DMC Primary Care at Bedford (603) 537-1300 www.DMCPrimarycare.com

Rehabilitation and Addiction Center Dismas Home of New Hampshire (603) 782-3004 www.dismashomenh.org

Retirement/Adult Communities RiverWoods Manchester (603) 645-6500 www.RWManchester.org

(603) 270-7289 www.everbrookseniorliving.com/ communities/hillsbrook-village

Bedford Ambulatory Surgical Center - BASC Imaging (603) 622-3670 www.bascnh.com

ClearChoiceMD | CMC Goffstown Urgent Care

(603) 622-8471 www.campallennh.org

Center for Wellbeing

(603) 472-6192 www.centerforwell.com


(603) 263-9886 www.megafood.com

New England Nutrition Advisors (603) 391-8206 www.nenutritionadvisors.com

(603) 232-1790 www.ccmdcenters.com/locations/ goffstown-nh

Nutrition in Motion

ClearChoiceMD | CMC Hooksett Urgent Care

Wild Grape Marketing

(603) 782-5112 www.ccmdcenters.com/locations/ hooksett-nh

ConvenientMD Urgent Care

(603) 472-6700 www.convenientmd.com/locations/ bedford-nh-urgent-care-03110

ExpressMED/Bedford Occupational Acute Care (603) 625-2622 www.expressmednh.com

(603) 518-5859 www.nimrd.com

(603) 494-3420 www.davidswellnessproject.com

(603) 296-0428 www.butenhofbomster.com

Cook Little Rosenblatt & Manson p.l.l.c. (603) 621-7100 www.clrm.com

Cronin Bisson & Zalinsky, P.C. (603) 624-4333 www.cbzlaw.com

Devine Millimet

(603) 669-1000 www.devinemillimet.com

Hage Hodes, P.A. Attorneys at Law (603) 668-2222 www.hagehodes.com

Hinckley Allen

(603) 225-4334 www.hinckleyallen.com

McLane Middleton


(603) 625-6464 www.mclane.com/locations/ manchester

Ambrogi Law Office

Mesmer & Deleault, PLLC

(603) 782-3021 www.ambrogilawoffice.com

(603) 668-1971 www.biz-patlaw.com

Beliveau, Fradette & Gallant, PA

Nixon Peabody LLP

(603) 623-1234 www.beliveau-fradette.com

(603) 628-4000 www.nixonpeabody.com

Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, P.A.

Owen Law Offices, PLLC


(603) 623-8700 www.bernsteinshur.com


Butenhof & Bomster, PC

(603) 471-7070


Business Directory 2022 Parnell, Michels, & McKay, PLLC (603) 434-6331 www.pmmlawyers.com

Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC (603) 626-3300 www.primmer.com

Sheehan Phinney

(603) 668-0300 www.sheehan.com

Stebbins, Lazos & Van Der Beken PLLC (603) 627-3700 www.slvlaw.com

The Law Office of Mark A. Stull (603) 232-3687

Wadleigh, Starr & Peters, P.L.L.C.

Residence Inn by Marriott Manchester Downtown

(603) 314-0500 www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mhtrdresidence-inn-manchester-downtown/

Roedel Companies, LLC

(603) 654-2040 www.roedelcompanies.com

Tru by Hilton

(603) 669-3000 www.hilton.com/en/hotels/mhtrurutru-manchester-downtown/

Waterville Valley Resort & Conference Center (603) 236-8311 www.waterville.com

(603) 669-4140 www.wadleighlaw.com


Retirement/Estate Planning

(603) 516-0200 www.sellmytimesharenow.com


(866) 542-8168 www.aarp.org/states/nh

LODGING & TRAVEL Bed & Breakfast Ash Street Inn

(603) 668-9908 www.AshStreetInn.com

Hotel/Motel Courtyard by Marriott

(603) 641-4900 www.marriott.com/mhtcy

DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown

(603) 625-1000 www.manchesterdowntown. doubletreebyhilton.com

Even Hotel

(603) 782-7911 www.ihg.com/evenhotels/hotels/us/en/ manchester/mhtdd/hoteldetail

Fairfield by Marriott

(603) 625-2020 www.Marriott.com/MHTFM

Hill-Brook Motel

(603) 472-3788 www.hillbrookmotel.com

Hilton Garden Inn

(603) 669-2222 www.manchesterdowntown.stayHGI. com

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Manchester Airport

(603) 669-6800 www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/ hotels/us/en/manchester/mhtnh/ hoteldetail

Holiday Inn Manchester Airport

(603) 641-6466 www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/ manchester/mhtba/hoteldetail

La Quinta by Wyndham (603) 669-5400 www.lq.com



MANUFACTURING, PRODUCTION & WHOLESALE Defense Electronics L3Harris Technologies, Inc. (603) 626-4800 www.L3Harris.com

Distributor Amoskeag Beverages, Inc.

(603) 224-3348 www.amoskeagbeverages.com

Eastern Industrial Automation (603) 668-3300 www.easternia.com

Martignetti Companies of NH (603) 669-5884 www.nhwines.com

Perfecta Wine Company / Ruby Wines New Hampshire, Inc. (603) 645-1234


Kalwall Corporation

Boys & Girls Club of Manchester

LSNE Contract Manufacturing

Breathe New Hampshire


Camp Allen, Inc.

NYCOA - Nylon Corporation of America

Capital Regional Development Council

(603) 627-3861 www.kalwall.com

(603) 668-5763 www.lyophilization.com (610) 395-9743 www.nvdevices.com

(603) 627-5150 www.nycoa.net

Pure Safety Group dba Guardian (603) 669-5169 www.guardianfall.com

TRM Microwave

(603) 627-6000 www.trmmicrowave.com

XMA Corporation

(603) 222-2256 www.xmacorp.com

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

Enviro-Tote Inc.

(603) 647-7171 www.enviro-tote.com

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

Hitachi Cable America Inc.

(603) 669-4347 www.hca.hitachi-cable.com

CASA of New Hampshire (603) 626-4600 www.casanh.org

Catholic Charities New Hampshire (603) 669-3030 www.cc-nh.org

Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (603) 695-2745 www.chadkids.org

Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of America

(603) 627-5150 www.nycoa.net

Wholesale/Distributor C.E.D., Inc.

(603) 669-6427 www.cedmanchester.portalced.com

Imperial Dade

(603) 624-4064 www.imperialdade.com

J.A. Marino Automatic Heating Supply (603) 669-7552 www.jamarino.com


Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter

(603) 885-5000 www.eis.na.baesystems.com

(603) 496-1875 www.crdc-nh.com

NYCOA - Nylon Corporation of America

Analytical Reference Materials International, an LGC Standards Company

BAE Systems

(603) 622-8471 www.campallennh.org

Currier Museum of Art


(603) 935-4100 www.armi.com

(603) 669-2411 www.breathenh.org

Plastics-Raw Materials-Powders Liquids Resins etc

Admix Inc.

(603) 627-2340 www.admix.com

(603) 625-5031 www.BeGreatManchester.org

(866) 542-8168 www.aarp.org/states/nh

(603) 606-6590 www.alz.org/manh

American Cancer Society (800) 227-2345 www.cancer.org

American Heart Association

(603) 263-8318 www.heart.org/newhampshire

Amoskeag Health

(603) 626-9500 www.amoskeaghealth.org

Animal Rescue League of NH (603) 472-3647 www.rescueleague.org

Aviation Museum of NH (603) 669-4820 www.nhahs.org

(603) 669-6144 www.currier.org

(603) 625-6431 www.nhscouting.org

Diocese of Manchester (603) 669-3100 www.catholicnh.org

Dismas Home of New Hampshire (603) 782-3004 www.dismashomenh.org

Easterseals New Hampshire, Inc. (603) 623-8863 www.easterseals.com/nh

Elliot Health System

(603) 669-5300 www.elliothospital.org

Evergreen Place Supported Assisted Living (603) 669-7361 www.evergreenplace.org

ExcellenceNorth Alliance (603) 223-1312 www.excellencenorth.org

Families In Transition-New Horizons (603) 641-9441 www.fitnh.org


(603) 666-3906 www.firstinspires.org

Foundation for Healthy Communities (603) 225-0900 www.healthynh.org

Franco-American Centre (603) 641-7114 www.facnh.com

Franklin Pierce UniversityManchester Academic Center (603) 647-3500 www.franklinpierce.edu


Sponsored by Friends of Aine Center for Grieving Children and Families (603) 669-1120 www.friendsofaine.com

Girls Inc. of New Hampshire

(603) 606-1708 www.girlsincnewhampshire.org

Granite State College 1-855-GSC4ALL www.granite.edu

Granite State Independent Living (603) 228-9680 www.gsil.org

Independent Services Network

Manchester Health Department

International Institute of New England

Manchester Historic Association Millyard Museum

(603) 644-3544 www.isnnh.com (603) 647-1500 www.iine.org

JDRF Greater New England Chapter (781) 431-0700 www.jdrf.org/greaternewengland

Make-A-Wish New Hampshire (603) 623-9474 www.nh.wish.org

(603) 836-6266 www.makinithappen.org

(603) 625-6939 www.graniteuw.org

Greater Manchester Chamber

(603) 792-4100 www.manchester-chamber.org

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (603) 656-9580 www.harvardpilgrim.org

Home Health & Hospice Care (603) 882-2941 www.hhhc.org

(603) 622-7531 www.manchesterhistoric.org

Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority

(603) 624-2100 www.manchesterhousing.org

Manchester Police Department

Makin’ It Happen Coalition

Granite United Way

(603) 624-6466 www.manchesternh.gov

(603) 668-8711 www.manchesterpd.com

Manchester School District

Manchester City Library

(603) 624-6550 www.manchesterlibrary.org

Manchester City Library Foundation (603) 206-9605 www.manchesternh.gov

(603) 624-6300 www.mansd.org

Manchester Transit Authority (603) 623-8801 www.mtabus.org

Manchester Water Works

Manchester Community College (603) 206-8000 www.mccnh.edu

(603) 624-6494 www.manchesternh.gov

March of Dimes, NH Chapter

Home Tomorrow, Inc.

Manchester Economic Development Office

(603) 724-7409 www.marchofdimes.org

Humane Society for Greater Nashua

Manchester Fire Department

(603) 424-9967 www.hcmow.org

(603) 626-3944 www.hometomorrow.org (603) 889-2275 www.hsfn.org

(603) 624-6505 www.yourmanchesternh.com (603) 669-2256 www.manchesternh.gov

Meals on Wheels of Hillsborough County


NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire (603) 626-4663 www.nwsnh.org

New England College (603) 428-2223 www.nec.edu

New Hampshire Audubon (603) 224-9909 www.nhaudubon.org

New Hampshire College & University Council (603) 225-4199 www.nhcuc.org

New Hampshire Community Loan Fund

(603) 224-6669 www.communityloanfund.org

NH Housing Finance Authority (603) 472-8623 www.nhhfa.org

New Hampshire Humanities (603) 224-4071 www.nhhumanities.org

New Hampshire National Guard (603) 491-0149 www.facebook.com/ NHARNGTeamManchester

New Hampshire Public Radio (603) 223-2444 www.nhpr.org



At Eastern Bank we’re committed to helping our communities prosper. And we believe that when small businesses thrive, the community does too. As #1 SBA Lender in New England 12 years running, we’re proud to provide small businesses with the financial tools they need.

To learn more, contact Matthew James. Phone: 603-606-4717 m.james@easternbank.com Or visit www.easternbank.com/business

Member FDIC



Business Directory 2022 NHMI/Safe Sports Network (603) 627-9728 www.nhmi.net

Noah’s Ark Child Care Center (603) 669-7990 www.noahsarknh.org

Palace Theatres

(603) 668-5588 www.palacetheatre.org

RiverWoods Manchester (603) 645-6500 www.RWManchester.org

SEE Science Center, Inc.

(603) 669-0400 www.see-sciencecenter.org

Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission (603) 669-4664 www.snhpc.org

Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc.

Webster House Children’s Home (603) 724-7409 www.websterhousenh.org

World Affairs Council of NH (603) 314-7970 www.wacnh.org

YMCA of Downtown Manchester, a branch of The Granite YMCA (603) 623-3558 www.graniteymca.org

YWCA New Hampshire (603) 625-5785 www.ywcanh.org


Barre Life

(603) 232-6868 www.barrelifenh.com

PETS & VETERINARY Animals - Shelters Friends of the Manchester Animal Shelter

(603) 628-3544 www.manchesteranimalshelter.org

Humane Society for Greater Nashua (603) 889-2275 www.hsfn.org

Beauty Salon/Nails/Tanning


American Academy of Health & Beauty

Animal Rescue League of NH

(603) 625-6100 www.myaahb.com

(603) 668-8010 www.snhs.org

Dance Studio

Southern New Hampshire University

(603) 714-2821 www.unbounddanceacademy.com

(800) 668-1249 www.snhu.edu

Yoga Instruction

Unbound Dance Academy

(603) 472-3647 www.rescueleague.org

PUBLIC UTILITIES & ENVIRONMENT Energy Conservation Energy Efficient Investments

REAL ESTATE, MOVING & STORAGE Apartments Colonial Village Apartments

(603) 669-9600 www.colonialvillage-apts.com

Devonshire Village Apartments (603) 668-6573 www.churchillforge.com

Greenview Village

(603) 644-7070 www.greenviewvillage-apts.com

Halstead Manchester

(603) 669-8400 www.halsteadmanchester.com

Red Oak Apartment Homes, LLC (603) 668-8282 www.redoakproperties.com

Socha Companies

(603) 627-8993 www.sochacompanies.com

The Residences at Manchester Place (603) 668-2880 www.manchester-place.com

(603) 423-6000 www.eeiservices.com

University Heights Apartments

(603) 668-4753 www.ehsc.com

Environmental Products & Services/Consulting

Wall Street Tower

The Derryfield School


Normandeau Associates, Inc.

The Majestic Theatre Studio

Individual Fitness

Wilcox & Barton, Inc.

The Training Station

Fuel Oil

Southern New Hampshire University - CWBA (603) 629-4697 www.cwbanh.com

(603) 669-4524 www.derryfield.org

(603) 669-7469 www.majestictheatre.net

The Moore Center

(603) 206-2700 www.moorecenter.org

Fitness Executive Health & Sports Center

(603) 272-6104 www.hotworx.net/studio/bedford (603) 836-5745 www.individualfitnessllc.com (603) 505-0048 www.thetrainingstationnh.com

Town of Bedford

The Workout Club & Wellness Center

Town of Goffstown

The Zoo Health Club

(603) 472-5242 www.bedfordnh.org (603) 497-8990 x118 www.goffstown.com

Town of Hooksett (603) 485-8471 www.hooksett.org

Trinity High School (603) 668-2910 www.trinity-hs.org

U.S. Army Manchester Recruiting Station (603) 622-7313 www.goarmy.com

Value of Sport

(617) 513-4492 www.valueofsport.org

Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (603) 778-2500 www.vlacs.org


(603) 518-4000 www.waypointnh.org


(603) 623-1111 www.theworkoutclub.com (603) 782-5016 www.zoogymnh.com

YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown (603) 497-4837 www.graniteymca.org

YMCA of Downtown Manchester, a branch of The Granite YMCA (603) 623-3558 www.graniteymca.org

Zoo Express on Elm

(603) 782-5016 www.zoogymnh.com

Salons/Spas Michael’s School of Hair Design & Esthetics

(603) 668-4300 www.michaelsschool.com

Vitamins/Supplements Manufacturer MegaFood

(603) 263-9886 www.megafood.com

(603) 472-5191 www.normandeau.com

(603) 369-4190 www.wilcoxandbarton.com

Palmer Gas & Oil

(603) 898-7986 www.palmergas.com

Utilities and Electricity/Fuel Providers Consolidated Communications (844) 968-7224 www.consolidated.com

Eversource Energy

(800) 662-7764 – Customer Service www.eversource.com/content/nh

Freedom Energy Logistics (603) 625-2244 www.felpower.com

Liberty Utilities

(800) 833-4200 www.libertyutilities.com

Manchester Water Works

(603) 210-5273 www.livewelluniversityheights.com (603) 668-0855 www.liveatwallstreettower.com

Moving College Bound Movers

(603) 882-6683 www.collegeboundmovers.com

Starving Artists Movers

(603) 626-1410 www.starvingartistsmovers.com

Property Management Elm Grove Companies

(603) 666-8534 www.elmgrovecompanies.com

Farley White Management Company (603) 668-3000 www.farleywhite.com

Gray Property Group

(603) 637-4812 www.graypropertygroup.com

JCM Management Company, Inc. (603) 668-5155 www.jcmmanagement.com

North End Properties Inc. (603) 641-3838 www.northendprops.com

(603) 624-6494 www.manchesternh.gov

Real Estate Developer

Water Backflow Testing & Repair/ Surveying

(603) 669-6194 www.anagnost.com

New England Backflow, Inc.

(603) 669-4004 www.newenglandbackflow.com

Anagnost Investments, Inc.

Real Estate/Commercial Better Homes and Gardens The Masiello Group (603) 625-2800 www.masiello.com


Sponsored by Colliers

(603) 623-0100 www.colliers.com/en/united-states/ cities/new-hampshire

Erin Dinsmoor- Keller Williams Metropolitan

(603) 290-9924 www.erindinsmoor.kw.com

Gamache Properties

Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan

Harrington & Company

RE/MAX Area Real Estate Network, LTD

(603) 623-4956 www.gamacheproperties.com (603) 625-9628 www.harringtonandcompany.com

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

NAI Norwood Group

(603) 668-7000 www.nainorwoodgroup.com

Stebbins Commercial Properties LLC

(603) 232-8282 www.kellerwilliamsmetro.com

(603) 626-5000 www.stevecotran.com

Rentals Make It Better, LLC (603) 377-6214


Van Otis Chocolates, LLC

Bookery Manchester

Breweries & Wineries

Cafe la Reine

(603) 627-1611 www.vanotis.com

Great North Aleworks

(603) 858-5789 www.greatnorthaleworks.com


Juice Bar/Healthy Snacks The Smoothie Bus

(603) 598-5177 www.celebrationsmenu.com

(603) 858-1030 www.thesmoothiebus.com



(603) 485-7761 www.rootsatrobies.com

(603) 647-9400 www.benjerry.com/elmstreet

(207) 217-2009 www.stoneandfirepizza.com

Dancing Lion Chocolate

Tidewater Catering Group

Brady Sullivan Properties (603) 622-6223 www.bradysullivan.com

Coldwell Banker Realty

(603) 625-5665 www.coldwellbankerhomes.com


Stone and Fire WoodFired Pizza Catering

(603) 625-4043 www.dancinglion.us

(603) 668-6111 www.tidewatercatering.com

Granite State Candy Shoppe LLC

Coffee Shops & More

(603) 218-3885 www.GraniteStateCandyShoppe.com

Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream/ Prime Time Grilled Cheese (603) 218-3948 www.subzeroicecream.com

(877) 375-3246 www.cafeservices.com

Celebrations Catering

Real Estate/Residential/Relocation (978) 358-7360 www.bostonnorthdevelopment.com

Food Management Services Café Services Inc.

(603) 672-9898 www.labellewinery.com

Bakeries, Ice Cream & Sweets

Boston North Development LLC

(603) 232-0332 www.cafelareine.com

LaBelle Winery

(603) 669-6323 www.stebbinscommercialproperties. com

Ben & Jerry’s

(603) 836-6600 www.bookerymht.com

Aroma Joe’s

(603) 518-5409 www.aromajoes.com

110 Grill

(603) 836-1150 www.110grill.com

900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria (603) 641-0900 www.900degrees.com

Airport Diner/The Common Man (603) 623-5040 www.thecman.com

Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant (603) 668-6204 www.bertuccis.com

CJ’s Great West Grill - Great NH Restaurants, Inc. (603) 627-8600 www.cjsgreatwestgrill.com


Business Directory 2022 Copper Door Restaurant Great NH Restaurants, Inc.

Restoration Café (603) 518-7260

(603) 488-2677 www.copperdoor.com

Shoppers Pub + Eatery

(603) 232-5252 www.shoppersmht.com


(603) 622-5488 www.cottonfood.com

TBONES Great American Eatery - Great NH Restaurants, Inc.

Derryfield Restaurant and Lounge

(603) 641-6100 www.t-bones.com

(603) 623-2880 www.thederryfield.com

The Crown Tavern

Fratello’s Italian Grille

(603) 218-3132 www.thecrownonhanover.com

(603) 624-2022 www.fratellos.com

The Goat

Gauchos Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse

(603) 669-9460 www.gauchosbraziliansteakhouse.com

Golden Corral

(603) 232-4896 www.goldencorral.net

(844) 603-4628 www.goatnh.com/manchester/

The Gyro Spot

(603) 218-3869 www.thegyrospot.com

The Hop Knot

(603) 232- 3731 www.thehopknot.com/manchesternew-hampshire

Hanover Street Chophouse

(603) 644-2467 www.hanoverstreetchophouse.com

The Patio/Pavilion at the Hilton Garden Inn

Hooked Seafood Restaurant (603) 606-1189 www.hookedonignite.com

(603) 669-2222 www.hgi-manchester.com

Ignite Bar & Grille

Unity Cafe

(603) 644-0064 www.hookedonignite.com

(603) 782-7325 www.unitycafe.com

Jerome’s Delicatessen

Vine 32 Wine + Graze Bar

(603) 623-5388 www.jeromesdeli.net

(603) 320-4585 www.vinethirtytwo.com

Midtown Cafe

Waterworks Cafe

(603) 935-5401 www.midtowncafenh.com

(603) 782-5088 www.waterworkscafe.com

Mr. Mac’s

Wild Orchid Bakery LLC

Ninety-Nine Restaurant & Pub

XO Bistro

(603) 606-1760 www.mr-macs.com

(603) 935-7338 www.wildorchidbakery.com

(603) 641-5999 www.99restaurants.com

(603) 560-7998 www.xobistronh.com

Piccola Italia Ristorante


(603) 606-5100 www.piccolaitalianh.com

Appliance Service & Sales

Playa Bowls

Baron’s Major Brands Appliances

(603) 232-1960 www.playabowls.com

(603) 623-0130 www.baronsmajorbrands.com

Puritan Backroom Restaurant (603) 669-6890 www.puritanbackroom.com

Co-Op CCA Global Partners

Red Arrow 24 Diner, LLC

(603) 626-0333 www.ccaglobalpartners.com

(603) 626-1118 www.redarrowdiner.com

Helping Protect What Matters to You Commercial Insurance Personal Insurance Employee Benefits Health & Life Insurance www.HPMinsurance.com




(603) 645-1022 www.crowntrophy.com/store-18

Harris Trophy

(603) 669-3984 www.harristrophy.com

Florists Apotheca Flowers & Tea Chest (603) 497-4940 www.apothecaflowers.com

Jacques Flower Shop

(603) 625-5155 www.jacquesflowers.com

Furniture/Bedding Portland Mattress Makers

(207) 772-2276 www.PortlandMattressMakers.com

Grocery Stores/Specialty Foods Dandi Products LLC

(866) 326-3436 www.dandidosauce.com

Jewelers/Jewelry Manufacturing Bellman Jewelers

(603) 625-4653 www.bellmans.com

Day’s Jewelers

(603) 641-8232 www.daysjewelers.com

Kitchen and Bath Dealers Cyr Kitchen and Bath Home Design Center (603) 518-5507 www.cyrkitchen.com

Retail-Specialty Stores Bedford ACE Paint and Hardware (603) 329-3312 www.acehardware.com/storedetails/17739

Beeze Tees Screen Printing (603) 447-0333 www.beezetees.com


Runner’s Alley

(603) 606-6949 www.runnersalley.com

Soul and Shadow Emporium

(603) 232-2978 www.shadowandsoulemporium.com

The Mall of New Hampshire Management Office

(603) 669-0434 www.shopsimon.com/newhampshire

True Value Company (603) 669-2221 www.truevalue.com

With Heart & Hand Unique Gifts (603) 625-8100 www.withheartandhand.com

Tires John & Son’s Tire Service

(603) 627-1585 www.johnandsonstire.com

SPORTS & RECREATION Golf Derryfield Country Club (603) 669-0235 www.derryfieldgolf.com

Lake Winnipesaukee Golf Club (603) 569-3055 www.lwgcnh.com

Manchester Country Club

(603) 624-4096 www.manchestercountryclub.com

Stonebridge Country Club

(603) 497-8633 www.golfstonebridgecc.com

Sports NH SportsPlex

(603) 641-1313 www.nhsportsplex.com

TRANSPORTATION Aircraft Services Signature Flight Support (603) 782-0151 www.signatureflight.com

George’s Apparel, Inc.


Lilac and Finch

(718) 533-4505 www.southwest.com

(603) 622-5441 www.georgesapparel.com (603) 856-5457 www.facebook.com/lilacandfinch/

Mainely Tubs

(603) 600-8846 www.mainelytubs.com

Millennium Running

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Pop of Color

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Queen City Ace Paint & Hardware

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Southwest Airlines

Airports Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (603) 624-6539 www.flymanchester.com

Transportation Services Grace Limousine and Shuttle/ Black Tie Limousine and Coach (603) 666-0203 www.gracelimo.com

Manchester Transit Authority (603) 623-8801 www.mtabus.org


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