Manchester Magazine 2023

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The Queen City’s

Art Walk


Entrepreneurs are innovating and thriving

Biotech industry eyes tremendous growth

Modern apartments transforming the city

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Dear Friends,

I am thrilled to present you with the 2023 edition of Manchester Magazine. Manchester is the area’s regional tourism and relocation guidebook that acquaints you with the 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. We also hope you can easily find the services, products and resources you need within the detailed business directories.

The Chamber team is always available to you. I invite you to reach out at any time. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff has a wealth of information about the greater Manchester area and is ready to provide you with the best resources and recommendations. Check out to learn more about how to live, work and play throughout greater Manchester.

2 MANCHESTER MAGAZINE 12 Manchester’s Art Renaissance Art Walk Reveals Many of Manchester’s Hidden Treasures 30 Everyone Wants to Live Here Modern Apartments Transform Downtown 40 Biotech Revolution Manchester Biofabrication Industry Eyes Tremendous Growth 44 Health Care Access for All Manchester Health Care Providers Step Up to Serve More Area Residents 54 Trading Up to a Bright Future Trade Schools Have a Great Deal to Offer 58 Innovation Is Key Manchester Entrepreneurs Break New Ground in Many Sectors
6 Ten Must-Do Experiences in Manchester 8 Transportation 10 Local Media 16 Things To Do 22 Dining Out 34 Spend the Night 36 Event Planning 48 Health Care 62 Higher Education 67 Business Directory 81 Downtown Map
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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 10 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.


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.

⚫ Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

⚫ Downtown Committee

⚫ Economic Development & Infrastructure Committee

⚫ Education & Workforce Development Committee

⚫ Government Affairs Committee

⚫ Manchester Young Professionals

⚫ Membership Committee

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Let the good times roll 1

If your idea of a good time is to play some classic games while enjoying some great craft brews and good food, Manchester has some awesome options. At Dave and Buster’s in the Mall of New Hampshire, you can have plenty of gaming action, delicious food, cocktails and craft beer under one roof.


Manchester is not only New Hampshire’s largest city that is chock full of history, business economic development activity, shopping and fine dining. It is also really fun!

Here are 10 Must Do Experiences that Greater Manchester area and visitors should enjoy:

Marvel at NH’s largest LEGO display 3

Have you ever wondered what Manchester’s Millyard looked like circa 1900? Thanks to the Granite State’s largest LEGO display at the SEE Science Center, visitors can experience a unique view of Queen City history courtesy of the LEGO Millyard Project constructed with 3 million LEGO bricks. There are also 75 interactive exhibits on two floors to explore.

Discover Queen City history 4

As Manchester looks to the future, it never wants to lose sight of its glorious past as an Industrial Revolution powerhouse that utilized the full power of the Merrimack River and scores of hard-working city residents. Knowing where one has been is important as one moves on to new horizons. The Manchester Historic Association Millyard Museum takes visitors on a journey from Manchester’s earliest beginnings when Native Americans settled on the Amoskeag Falls to the employees of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company to today’s businesses and residents. Play ball! 2

Manchester is also home to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the Double-A affiliate of the Toronto Bluejays who call Northeast Delta Dental Stadium home. The Fisher Cats provide terrific fun and corporate entertainment with great action around the diamond, spectacular fireworks shows, theme nights and many other special events.


Hit the slopes, but never leave town 5

Just imagine if you woke up in Manchester on a picture-perfect winter’s day following a new-fall snow and you wanted to get in some skiing, snowboarding or tubing, but didn’t feel like driving an hour or two north. No problem. The city-owned and -operated McIntyre Ski Area is your winter playground. So instead of driving two hours to and from a ski resort, you can spend that time enjoying the slopes right in your backyard instead.


Broadway and the best entertainment downtown

The performing arts — music, dance and theatre – remain an integral part of the Manchester experience thanks to four unique venues: The Majestic Theatre, the Palace Theatre, The Rex Theatre and the Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) Arena. These venues host everything from musical productions, intimate concerts, comedy and the biggest stars including Manchester’s own Adam Sandler, the Boston Pops, Cirque du Soleil and Reba McEntire.


Let’s get physical 7

The Greater Manchester area has more than its share of gyms and fitness centers to stay in shape. It is also home to one of the largest indoor sports facilities in the state. NH Sportsplex in Bedford has a 130,000-square-foot playing surface, a 54,000-square-foot, arena-style full field, athletic training center and weight room, sports bar and grill, three boarded turf fields, sports courts which caters to roller hockey, deck hockey, ball hockey, basketball, volleyball, and pickleball, five batting cages, arcades and the Esports Lounge. When the days grow shorter and colder and the nights get longer, it’s always game on here.

Craft beer and wine lovers rejoice! 9


Art Walk awaits 8

Manchester also offers an amazing, self-guided Art Walk where visitors and residents alike can explore more than 40 murals, sculptures and statues throughout the city in addition to the Currier Museum of Art. To learn more about the Manchester Art Walk and obtain a map, please visit


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For craft beer aficionados who want to spend more time enjoying the special brews in the city instead of trying to find all of the great breweries, the Brew Bus is literally the perfect vehicle to make this happen. Not only will you discover the breweries within the city limits, but you will also get to enjoy craft breweries throughout the greater Manchester area and beyond. If craft beer is not your thing and you lean more toward the fruits of the vineyard, the Greater Manchester area also has plenty of wine and cocktail bars to enjoy. One of them is the Vine 32 Wine + Graze Bar in Bedford. The Granite State’s first and only self-serve wine bar 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.

Explore the city on foot or by bike

Manchester is not just a city on the move in terms of its vibrant nightlife, arts and culture and economic development, it is also a city that encourages its residents to physically move with more than 100 miles of rail trails and greenways that connect the Queen City with the rest of the Granite State. Since 2008, Manchester Moves has created and maintained this trail network for hikers, runners and bikers of all abilities to enjoy the outdoors and an active lifestyle.

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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.

To keep pace with the economic development activity happening in

the city, the airport is modernizing its customer experience.

Airport Director Ted Kitchens wants to make sure ManchesterBoston Regional Airport is the go-to option over Logan International Airport in Boston.

One of the key advantages that Manchester-Boston Regional Airport touts is it is super convenient compared to Logan, says Kitchens.

Kitchens also believes that Manchester is enjoying the same kind of “buzz” that cities like Austin, Texas, and Nashville enjoy. “Variety within proximity” is what Manchester has to offer, he adds.

The airport is also undergoing some modernization to make it even more customer friendly. For example, the airport is adding more electric vehicle charging sta-

tions and looking to partner with rental car companies that want to offer electric cars in their fleet.

“We’re investing in the guest experience,” he says. “Different customers want different things.”

Inside the terminal, Kitchens says the airport is providing self-serve food and drink offerings and plenty of charging stations for cellphones, laptops and tablets.

“It’s an exciting time at the airport and an exciting time in the city, and I certainly think the future looks very bright,” he says.

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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.

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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, several exits will lead you to downtown Manchester.

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manchester’s art

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As if on cue, Autumn in Manchester, NH, delivered a picture-perfect day for a special Art Walk. The sunny and mild weather brought out scores of creative enthusiasts who wanted to view the more than 40 murals, sculptures and statues that adorn Manchester. They gathered at The Bookery Manchester to receive maps designed to guide their way as they explore different parts of the city at their own pace.

The first murals along the Art Walk were commissioned by downtown businesses to beautify Manchester. Other murals were the result of state grants and artist-in-residency programs. The art pieces include everything from artistic electrical boxes and painted murals to statues of the Mill Girl — a representation of thousands of 19th-century working

Art Walk Reveals Many of Manchester’s Hidden Treasures

women and industrial revolutionaries who broke with the past to earn their living — and Ralph Baer, the local man credited with inventing the first video game.

“Manchester is a destination filled with history and creative treasures,” says Liz Hitchcock, principal at Orbit Group. “We developed the MHT Art Walk to help local explorers and visitors discover our growing collection of art, landmarks and embellished cityscapes.”

One of the most well-known points of interest is adjacent to Bookery Manchester — Cat Alley, comprised of several murals depicting cats who provide various tidbits to onlookers. Jyl Dittbenner of Manchester is one of the artists who contributed her work to Cat Alley along with three large-scale murals around The Rex Theatre on Amherst Street: Night at

the Theatre, Primary Colors, and Seeds of Drama. She loves having her art displayed in a way where so many people can access it and enjoy it.

“Art builds up the character of your city and makes things look cared for and loved,” says Dittbenner. “It’s very exciting to have your art just be the backdrop for the city. It’s also fun when you’re making it to have people come by and see it and ask you questions.”

James Chase, an associate professor at the Institute of Art and Design at New England College, created the Stairs at Arms Park mural in 2022 at the request of Manchester Connects and Arts Build Community, both local grassroots initiatives, and the city’s Economic Development Office. It features shifting colors along the stairs, from yellow to blues, MANCHESTER MAGAZINE 13

pinks and reds, to give the otherwise drab stairway a pixelated look that draws the eye.

Around 50,000 vehicles drive past the stairway mural each day, which is helping people to discover the restaurants and museums in the Millyard. “It actually brings people into our city,” reflects Jodie Nazaka, director of the Manchester Economic Development Office.

Back in 2011, Liz Hitchcock — who also owns Bookery Manchester on Elm Street — was involved with Manchester Connects, with the goal of generating more foot traffic downtown. This would result in more area residents and visitors patronizing the many shops, restaurants, art galleries and attractions throughout the Millyard and along Elm Street, Hanover Street and elsewhere in the city.

modern sculpture that greets visitors near its entrance, along with two Frank Lloyd Wright houses that are open to guided tours.

Alan Chong, director and CEO at the Currier Museum of Art for six years, is pleased the Currier is part of the Art Walk project, and gives visitors the opportunity to meet the Currier’s artists in residence and learn more about their artwork and creative processes.


Cat Alley 2. Red Telephone Box 3. Reasons For

“There is art, but there is still so much mystery around where it all is, and no one is telling you about it or who created it,” says Hitchcock. “The Art Walk map is annually updated, and we want the community to share if there is something not reflected on the map.”

The map in question, crafted by Orbit Group’s Creative Director Dave Hady, is available at Bookery Manchester and also online. Patrons can also access the map via a QR code to scan on their smartphones.

While the large-scale building murals may be the most striking aspect of the Art Walk, Hitchcock points out it also includes many historic statues and sculptures in the city’s parks, including the World War II Memorial and Victory Park statue, General Casimir Pulaski and the Grieving Gold Star Mother.

Also a part of the Art Walk experience is the Currier Museum of Art’s large

“We co-create art with the community, which is one of our goals,” Chong says. When people come into contact with the brightly colored murals in the city or pieces of art at the Currier, Chong hopes it inspires creative thinking. “What does an artist think about? How do they create things? These things are very important for enlivening our way of thinking. Art makes you see other people. It calms you down. It opens people to new cultures and new ideas,” he said.

He believes that Manchester’s art revival also gives the city greater livability. “I hope that art brings people together. It really livens the culture of a place. It makes people more interesting and more creative, and it gives people a different perspective of the world. It creates a better environment for people to live.”

Generating more excitement about the city’s unique public collection is something principals at Orbit Group want to do more of in the future. Creating partnerships with Manchester institutions — like the Currier Museum of Art, the Palace Theatre and the Greater Manchester Chamber — works in harmony to provide an outlet for visitors to explore everything that the Queen City has to offer.

Arms Park Mural
Canal St. Medians Mural
White Mountains Box
Mural at Bridge & Elm
Pulaski Statue
Victory Park Statue
Art Phone Box
Youth Theatre Seeds of Drama
Primary Colors
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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


AR Workshop


875 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 573-9662

A boutique DIY studio that offers handson classes for creating custom and charming home decor from raw materials. AR workshop will help you take your home decor to the next level and have fun while creating it.

Block Party Social

51 Zapora Drive, Hooksett (603) 621-5150

Block Party Social is the top entertainment/function destination in New Hampshire for group events, birthdays, and those seeking memorable experiences with their friends and family. Block Party Social features a next-generation, multilevel laser tag arena, a challenging ropes course with 180-degree zip line, climbing walls, a premium axe-throwing lounge and a spacious, immersive arcade area.  Enjoy an amazingly flavorful and always fresh menu at our Eats restaurant, which also offers guests 21+ a curated selection of craft beers, wine and cocktails.

Dave and Buster’s

1500 South Willow Street, Manchester (603) 506-3100

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!

New Hampshire Audubon Center

84 Silk Farm Road, Concord (603) 224-9909

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

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 topclass 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

200 Bedford Street, Manchester (603) 669-0400

Discover the fun of science exploration through more than 75 interactive exhibits on two floors. See the LEGO Millyard Project, a permanent representation of Manchester’s Millyard circa 1900 built with approximately 3 million LEGO bricks!


Aviation Museum of NH

27 Navigator Road, Londonderry (603) 669-4820

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

The Currier Museum of Art is an internationally 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

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!

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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

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.

Kalil House by Frank Lloyd Wright

150 Ash Street, Manchester (603) 669-6144

Designed in 1955, the Kalil House is one of only seven Usonian Automatics ever constructed. Wright termed the style “automatic” because they were intended to be easily and quickly built. Toufic and Mildred Kalil were inspired to commission the house by their close friends and neighbors Isadore and Lucille Zimmerman, who had commissioned a Wright house a few years earlier on the same street. Tours can be booked at Currier. org.

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Millyard Museum

200 Bedford Street, Manchester (603) 622-7531

The Millyard Museum offers visitors a unique view of Manchester’s history, from Native Americans who settled on the Amoskeag Falls to the employees of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company to today’s businesses and residents.

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100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester (603) 222-4100

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Zimmerman House by Frank Lloyd Wright

150 Ash Street, Manchester (603) 669-6144

The Zimmerman House was commissioned by Isadore and Lucille Zimmerman in 1949. The two-bedroom home embodies Wright’s Usonian architectural concepts. The compact design contrasts narrow passages with dramatic, open spaces that blend different functions, in a manner which predicts today’s open-plan homes. The house is constructed of brick and Georgia cypress, and retains its original furniture and garden, both designed by Wright. Tours can be booked at


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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.

Kimball Jenkins

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Kimball Jenkins’ mission is to cultivate creativity, make arts education accessible and honor historic preservation. The curation of the art exhibits include discussions on how best to include diverse perspectives. Kimball Jenkins also has an artist-in-residence program, which provides one local artist free studio space for one year.

Studio 550 Art Center

550 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 232-5597

Studio 550 offers classes for kids and adults in clay, glass and movement. Studio 550 also offers studio space with private lessons, a mobile clay class that brings a lesson to you, a gallery filled with art you can use, a national artist-in-residence program, rental function hall space and a dynamic arts community.


Derryfield Country Club

625 Mammoth Road, Manchester (603) 669-0235

Derryfield Country Club is an 18-hole regulation public golf course located in the heart of Manchester. Established in 1932, Derryfield is one of only three municipally owned golf courses in the state of New Hampshire.

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Manchester Country Club

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

Originally designed by Donald Ross and built in 1923, the course at Manchester Country Club has received high praise from Golf Digest magazine as one of the finest courses in New Hampshire. Finely manicured and tree-lined fairways, pure and undulated greens, and distinctive natural elements make for picturesque views throughout the course.

McIntyre Ski Area

50 Chalet Way, Manchester (603) 622-6159

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

The NH Audubon’s 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.

Stonebridge Country Club

161 Gorham Pond Road, Goffstown (603) 497-8633

A highly acclaimed golf course with spectacular 360-degree views of the New Hampshire countryside, Stonebridge has been awarded a Four Star Rating by Golf Digest in its “Places to Play” ranking.

Thrive Outdoors Leadership & Community Center

190 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 625-6600

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.


The Majestic Theatre

880 Page Street, Manchester (603) 669-7469

Since 1990, The Majestic Theatre has been producing and presenting theatre for and by the community in Manchester. The Majestic produces more shows than any other community theatre in the state, drawing crowds from all of southern New Hampshire and beyond.

The Palace Theatres (ad on pg. 21) 80 Hanover Street, Manchester (603) 668-5588

The Palace Theatres are nonprofit 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

23 Amherst Street, Manchester (603) 668-5588

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

SNHU Arena, New Hampshire’s premier sports and entertainment facility, is conveniently located in Manchester, halfway between Boston, MA, and Portland, ME.


Executive Health & Sports Center

1 Highlander Way, Manchester (603) 668-4753

The Executive Health & Sports Center has been a fitness leader for over 30 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,

The NH Sportsplex is a premier 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, three 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.


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Manchester Firing Line

2540 Brown Ave, Manchester (603) 668-9015

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 surrounding the ownership

of them. The multiple award-winning facility offers a climate-controlled range, classes, sales and group events. Manchester Firing Line is a great place to visit, for both entertainment and education, all year long.

Manchvegas Brew Bus (603) 513-9628

A craft beer tour bus serving the greater Manchester area. Get on board and explore the best craft breweries in NH.

Vine 32 Wine + Graze Bar

25 South River Road, Unit 107, Bedford (603) 320-4585

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. MANCHESTER MAGAZINE 21
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Greater Manchester has a well-deserved reputation as a top-notch 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.

Café la Reine North End

One of the only all-day Brunch restaurants around, Café la Reine North End is a vibrant space with a full service bar and food menu. Gluten-free options galore, this newer restaurant in Manchester’s North End is an elevated take on brunch classics. Try the Chicken and Waffles with Hot Honey and NH Maple Syrup!

Great North Aleworks

Great North Aleworks is a 20 barrel production brewery located in Manchester’s East Side. They have a tasting room, designed to offer an insider’s experience! See where the beer is made, meet the folks who make it, and learn the stories behind each recipe. You’ll often find live music, trivia night, cribbage tournaments and more, so be sure to check their event calendar. This is a place where “locals” hang out, and they have a dog friendly patio, too.

Dancing Lion Chocolate

Master Chocolatier Richard TangoLowy crafts artisan chocolates from some of the rarest and finest chocolate from around the world. This is a must-visit for anyone new or returning to Manchester, as you’ll never find the same thing twice. Sit down and have a nice chat with the owner over a bowl of decadent drinking chocolate and a Zen Brownie.


900 Degrees

A downtown classic located in Manchester’s historic Millyard, 900 Degrees is passionate about delivering exceptional dining experiences using the finest farm fresh ingredients and sustainable environmental practices. Order their classic House Pie, or give the “Granny Smith” a try –- a unique but delicious pizza with applewoodsmoked bacon, roasted chicken, granny smith apples, cinnamon sugar and finished with maple drizzle!

LaBelle Winery

An award-winning winery based in Southern New Hampshire! Dine at the Bistro, featuring seasonally inspired cuisine prepared with the freshest ingredients, often incorporating their wine and their line of specialty culinary products. Don’t forget to consider the winemaker’s pairing suggestions to compliment your dining selections! Bring the whole family for an experience unlike any other.

The Goat

Classic country vibe, great burgers, homestyle brunch, and live entertainment seven nights a week! The Goat is a hangout that has it all — good food, great drinks and live music. This is a big restaurant that can accommodate gatherings of friends, old and new! Insiders tip? Try their Poutine Tots! MANCHESTER MAGAZINE 23


900 Degrees Neapolitan

Pizzeria (ad on pg. 24)

50 Dow Street, Manchester (603) 641-0900

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

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 glass bottle.

Alltown Fresh

2391 Brown Avenue, Manchester (781) 894-8800

Alltown Fresh is not your typical convenience store. It specializes in fresh, healthy food including organic, natural,

gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan offerings. Start your day with an Avocado Toast — house guacamole, tomato, onion, jalapeno, micro cilantro — or come in for lunch and enjoy a Portobello Wrap — oven-roasted, chili-rubbed mushrooms, roasted corn, salsa roja, queso fresco, pinto beans.

Block Party Social

51 Zapora Drive, Hooksett (603) 621-5150

Executive Chef Christopher Cate and his scratch kitchen team incorporate original recipes, pay careful attention to details and use the freshest ingredients to create menu offerings that are delicious.

Café la Reine — Downtown (ad on pg. 27)

915 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 232-0332

The original Café la Reine location, serving Manchester’s downtown for more than a decade, is in the heart of the city. This is the perfect place to start your day or your destination for that mid-day pick-me-up. Locally sourced coffee, tea

and more, and a full breakfast and lunch menu for both grab and go, or eating in their cozy café area.

Café la Reine — North End

53 Hooksett Road, Unit 6, Manchester (603) 782-5367

Delicious brunch menus, fun drinks, and all the good vibes you can handle! Café la Reine North End is a fun, vibrant space for everyone to enjoy brunch with a fullservice bar and food menu, loaded with new favorites that you’ll want to share (or not).

Café Services Inc.

749 East Industrial Park Drive, Manchester (877) 375-3246

Café Services brings a wide-ranging, locally sourced menu to banquets, company outings, office parties and special gatherings.

Celebrations Catering

1017 2nd Street, Manchester (603) 598-5177

Celebrations can bring it — literally. Eli’s BBQ is available year-round, and with a number of different, delicious configurations.

CJ’s Great West Grill

782 South Willow Street, Manchester (603) 627-8600

Try the BBQ-marinated beef tips with a side of baked beans and coleslaw.

Clemento’s Pizzeria and Brew

1875 South Willow Street, Manchester (774) 301-6761

Clemento’s Pizzeria and Brew features a number of flavorful pies. Try out their Big Mac pizza — Thousand Island dressing, burger, lettuce, tomatoes and pickles. If you’re dining in, snag a seat at the bar and enjoy a cold beer to accompany your pizza.

Copper Door Restaurant

15 Leavy Drive, Bedford (603) 488-2677

Those in the know head straight for the Sirloin Spring Rolls — shaved sirloin, provolone, bleu cheese and creole aioli, but it’s hard to beat the Bourbon Bacon Beef Tips.

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Phantom Favorite

Cotton 75 Arms Street, Manchester (603) 622-5488

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 oz sippers.

Winter Garden Café

Currier Museum

150 Ash Street, Manchester (603) 669-4144

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.

The Crown Tavern

99 Hanover Street, Manchester (603) 218-3132

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

1500 South Willow Street (603) 506-3100

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.

Derryfield Restaurant and Lounge

625 Mammoth Road, Manchester (603) 623-2880

Fuel up with a Roast Turkey Panini before hitting the links: pressed with coleslaw, cheddar cheese and Thousand Island dressing on sourdough.

Diz’s Cafe

860 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 606-2532

From an old-time favorite of Meatloaf topped with gravy and served with mashed potatoes to a classic supper of American Chop Suey, Diz’s Café serves food that makes you feel at home and made from scratch. They also offer specialty cocktails and select craft beers as well as breakfast on the weekends from 8:30 to noon. Most of their items can be made to satisfy a variety of dietary needs as well. MANCHESTER MAGAZINE 25
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Fratello’s Italian Grille

155 Dow Street, Manchester (603) 624-2022

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.

Golden Corral

655 South Willow Street, Manchester (603) 232-4896

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

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.

Hanover Street Chophouse

149 Hanover Street, Manchester (603) 644-2467

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.

Hooked Seafood Restaurant

110 Hanover Street, Manchester (603) 606-1189

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.

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100 Hanover Street, Manchester (603) 644-0064

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

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.

Midtown Café

814 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 935-5401

Immerse yourself into the downtown vibe with the City Hall — homemade chicken salad, walnuts, fresh apples and sharp cheddar cheese.

Mr. Mac’s 497 Hooksett Road, Manchester (603) 606-1760

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.

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Ninety-Nine Restaurant & Pub

1685 South Willow Street, Manchester (603) 641-5999

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.

The Patio/Pavilion at the Hilton Garden Inn

101 South Commercial Street, Manchester (603) 669-2222

When the temps climb, the Patio is open for a great Margherita Flatbread that you can munch on while watching the Fisher Cats game.

Playa Bowls

555 Hooksett Road, Unit 28 Manchester (603) 232-1960

Can’t beat the ever-popular Acai Bowl, topped with granola, banana and honey. It’s a slice of summer, anytime.

Puritan Backroom Restaurant

245 Hooksett Road, Manchester (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.

Red Arrow Diner

61 Lowell Street, Manchester (603) 626-1118

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.

Restoration Café

235 Hanover Street, Manchester (603) 518-7260

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.

Shoppers Pub + Eatery

18 Lake Ave., Manchester (603) 232-5252

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.

T-Bones Great American Eatery

25 South River Road, Bedford (603) 641-6100

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.

The Goat

50 Old Granite Street, Manchester (844) 603-4628

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. MANCHESTER MAGAZINE 27
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The Hop Knot

1000 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 232-3731

Your one-stop shop for fresh-baked pretzels and local craft beer, in the heart of downtown Manchester.

Tidewater Catering

250 Commercial Street, Suite 2021, Manchester (603) 668-6111

A 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 (603) 782-7325

Try the must-have Tequenos — baked cheese sticks wrapped in pastry dough and served with a garlic aioli dip.

Vine 32 Wine + Graze Bar

25 South River Rd., Unit 107, Bedford (603) 320-4585

A place where you can wine all you want! Rotating wine and tapas always hit the spot.

Waterworks Café

250 Commercial Street, Suite 1004, Manchester (603) 782-5088

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) 560-7998

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 manchester

All the best snacks for your night out! Pretzel bites, burgers, nachos and more.


Ben & Jerry’s

940 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 647-9400

A scoop of the classic Phish Food (chocolate ice cream with gooey marshmallow swirls, caramel swirls and fudge fish) draws ice cream pros to the Elm Street shop.

Bird Food Baking (603) 860-3894

Donuts, cupcakes, cookies, cakes, rice Krispie treats — the list goes on and on. At Bird Food Baking, the options are endless! From simple flavors, like chocolate or vanilla, to crazy concoctions, like Smoked Brown Sugar & Maple Syrup Liege Waffle Cake, Bird Food Baking can accommodate a wide array of requests. You can also snag their donuts every weekend at local coffee shops in the Manchester area.

Dancing Lion Chocolate

917 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 625-4043

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.

Granite State Candy Shoppe

832 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 218-3885

The only spot in the city where you can get a milk (or dark) chocolate-dipped Twinkie.

Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream/ Prime Time Grilled Cheese

119 Hanover Street, Manchester

Sub Zero (603) 327-9694

Prime Time (603) 518-7186

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

Stop by the huge retail store, heaven for chocoholics on the prowl, and for a chocolate factory tour or truffle-making class.


Aroma Joe’s

2 South Beech Street, Manchester (603) 518-5409

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

Everything is perfect at The Bookery Manchester, from the uniquely curated book selection to the welcoming, peaceful atmosphere. Grab a Whoopi Pie — peanut butter, plain or seasonal — and settle in.

Café la Reine — Downtown

915 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 232-0332

The original Café la Reine location, serving Manchester’s downtown for more than a decade, is in the heart of the city. This is the perfect place to start your day or your destination for that mid-day pick-me-up! Locally sourced coffee, tea and more, and a full breakfast and lunch menu for both grab and go, or eating in their cozy café area.

Café la Reine — North End

53 Hooksett Road, Unit 6, Manchester (603) 782-5367

Delicious brunch menus, fun drinks and all the good vibes you can handle! Café la Reine North End is a fun, vibrant space for everyone to enjoy brunch with a full-service bar and food menu, loaded with new favorites that you’ll want to share (or not)!

Hometown Coffee Roasters

80 Old Granite Street, Manchester (603) 703-2321

Hometown Coffee Roasters roasts their coffee in-house in small batches, which allows them to perfect the quality and consistency of each batch. Come in to their downtown location to try one of


their monthly latte specials or a nitro cold brew. You can also grab bags of their coffee to-go brew at home!

The Smoothie Bus

1000 Elm Street, Suite 17, Manchester (603) 858-1030

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.


Great North Aleworks

1050 Holt Avenue, Unit #14, Manchester (603) 858-5789

Great North Aleworks is a 20-barrel production brewery focused on crafting flavorful, food-friendly beers while maintaining a fanatical devotion to quality. Their tasting room features all of their year-round favorites, rotating brews, snacks as well as events like open mic, trivia, cribbage tournaments and more.

LaBelle Winery

345 Route 101, Amherst (603) 672-9898

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

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. MANCHESTER MAGAZINE 29


Modern Apartments

Transform Downtown Office Buildings and City into New Hub

When Jodie Nazaka sums up Manchester’s building boom, it’s a simple case of supply and demand. The demand for multiple apartments for young professionals and empty nesters is sky-rocketing, and the supply is steadily growing to meet that demand. Last fall, the number of new units stood at 1,900 with hundreds more on tap.

As the director of the Manchester Economic Development Office at City Hall, Jodie and her team have been busy on multiple fronts to help developers create new high-quality residential units throughout downtown as the city improves its overall livability. In just seven years, Manchester has undergone quite a makeover to become a place where more people want to live.

“It’s pretty remarkable,” says Nazaka, who is also a Manchester native.

She recalled that, in the not-toodistant past, Manchester’s downtown was virtually devoid of any boutiques, restaurants and storefronts. Thanks to the efforts of the city; arts and cultural events; entertainment venues like the Palace Theatre and the Rex Theatre; and the Greater Manchester Chamber, the city has literally flipped the switch and inspired a downtown renaissance.

In September, the U.S. Economic Development Administration awarded approximately $44 million in grants to the BioFabrication Cluster, led by the City of Manchester, to establish a biofabrication cluster in Southern New Hampshire. Nazaka says that serves as more confirmation the city is heading in the right direction. Officials with ARMI, the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute, estimate they will create more than 35,000 good-paying jobs when the biotech sector takes off.

The city’s Master Plan was updated to reflect this new direction that calls for providing more residential units to accommodate younger professional workers and empty nesters who want to live in a city that offers arts, culture, entertainment and convenient access to the whole of New England, New York City and Canada. The proximity of nearby

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport is also a huge plus.

Project managers like Stefan Philbrook of estTeam, LLC, are converting scores of commercial spaces and unused office spaces into new residential units that include modern amenities and the convenience of walkability to everything Manchester has to offer.

“We are doing 35 units downtown,” says Philbrook. The RAXX-LeMay building, a former pool hall and bar on 1225 Elm St., had been vacant or under-rented for more than a decade. “Now it will be 35 apartments and 20 percent retail.”

Philbrook notes another project he is doing on 4 Elm St. will yield 27 studios that are an average of 400 to 450 square feet. Studios continue to be immensely popular with young professionals.

The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated a trend that was already happening where more workers were either going hybrid or remote.

The Brady Sullivan Plaza at 1000 Elm St. is a good example. At one time it was dominated by law firms and other businesses. Now, nine of the 20 floors are being converted into apartments with

retail shops at the base of the plaza.

In a prepared statement, Arthur Sullivan, the principal partner of Brady Sullivan Properties, says, “We are excited to be one of the driving forces behind the economic boom of downtown Manchester. We have seen a slight decline in the need for commercial space due to current events, and we are using this opportunity to capitalize on the ability to turn these spaces into market-rate luxury apartments. This process at the Brady Sullivan Plaza, as well as The Lofts at Jefferson Mill, gives us the ability to contribute to the city of Manchester.”

Sullivan continues: “The Plaza will add 155 units to one of the tallest buildings north of Boston. The units are unique, and will offer residents a plethora of opportunities being located at the center of Elm Street. Most recently, we added 38 units to The Lofts at Jefferson Mill on Commercial Street. In addition, this property didn’t have a true amenity space, and now the residents have access to a community room, fitness center, theater room, indoor putting green, game room and Wi-Fi lounge.” MANCHESTER MAGAZINE 31
Philbrook also serves on the Man- Jodie Nazaka, director of the Manchester Economic Development Office, is proud of all the great things the city is doing to broaden its appeal to young professionals and empty nesters. But she also says the city has much more to do. (Photo by Robert Ortiz)

chester Planning Board, and they are seeing applications and site plans calling for as many as 300 to 400 units in previously commercially zoned buildings throughout the downtown area.

In addition to the promise of future employment opportunities, a number of young professionals say that Manchester represents a much better bargain than living in Boston. “By moving to New Hampshire, they save a tremendous amount of money and they have a better quality of life,” says Philbrook.

As this trend continues, some residents are concerned the city will be dominated by too much residential and not enough commercial or parking. He believes this can be properly addressed with the right planning.

“Next to the Red Arrow Diner, there was a building that was a former New Hampshire Typing School. It was 100 percent commercial. The developer wanted it to be all residential. The Planning Board said some has to be commercial. The compromise was to make the first floor 75 percent commercial.”

In terms of how Manchester will look when all of these residential projects are completed, Philbrook believes the city will look pretty much the same from the outside. New construction projects will blend in with much of the existing cityscape and others are interior renovation projects of former commercial spaces.

The city will also see more parking garages to accommodate the demand in residential units. In addition to the housing boom, Philbrook asserts the city is making strides to redevelop the South Millyard that could lead to the creation of a more modern neighborhood with greater pedestrian access to the river.

The city received $25 million in RAISE Grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation to develop the area in question near South Elm Street. The funding, along with a $5 million local match, will focus on a new roadway with a bridge and pedestrian and bike access over railroad tracks from South Commercial Street to Elm Street and then to Willow Street, a “peanut roundabout,” to improve bicycle and pedestrian access near the intersection of South Willow Street and Queen City Avenue, and a pedestrian bridge over Granite Street.

In some ways, Manchester is making up for lost time with all this economic development activity. “It’s a growth spurt that should have happened a long time ago in Manchester,” says Philbrook.

Ron and Gerry Dupont, a husbandand-wife team, are getting closer to completing the seven-story Red Oak building at 409 Elm St. across from Market Basket.

“We’re calling it revolutionary,” states Gerry Dupont.

Robotics furniture will also be featured in the studios. “You push a button and your bed goes into the ceiling and you have a living space,” she says. Additionally, the apartments will include all utilities and in-home Wi-Fi.

There will also be electric vehicle charging stations, a yoga studio and fitness center, as well as solar panels that will power common areas in the building.

When completed in the spring 2023, there will be 90 apartments on five floors. The first floor will host Red Oak’s newest

co-working office space and Red Oak’s new corporate office with 126 parking spaces. The units will range from under $2,000 to over $3,000 per month, he says.

The couple knows firsthand that the more people who choose to live downtown, the more the city will benefit.

For example, the building at 875 Elm St., the former Amoskeag Bank, hosts 91 families who bring a great deal of life and economic buying power to downtown. The same is true for the 41 residents who live in the Red Oak Opera Block apartments on 30 Hanover St. near the Palace Theatre and Rex Theatre. About 350,000 people go to events at both entertainment venues each year, which translates into a great economic benefit for downtown restaurants and businesses.

The old Odd Fellows building across

The Red Oak at 409 Elm Street features Ori Cloud Raised Sofa Beds along with other modern amenities that appeal to young professionals. (Photo courtesy of Red Oak) The Lofts at Jefferson Mill offer residents a fitness center, a theater room and game room to add to the city living experience. (Photo courtesy of Brady Sullivan Properties)

the street from the Palace Theatre will also be converted into 40 apartments soon. Red Oak has commissioned a mural to be painted on the side of the parking garage they own on Hanover Street.

To keep pace with the fever pitch economic development activity happening in the city, the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport is also modernizing its customer experience.

As the city’s population and biotech job opportunities grow, Airport Director Ted Kitchens wants to make sure Manchester-Boston Regional Airport is ready to serve those new passengers and be their go-to option over Logan International Airport in Boston.

The airport’s goal to encourage reverse tourism is also paying off. Thanks to the flights provided by Spirit Airlines, Kitchens says more people are traveling to Manchester and all over New Hampshire from Florida to enjoy the city and the state.

Before the pandemic, the business traveler made up 40 to 50 percent of their business at the airport. “If we get them back, we will be well over where we want to be.”

One of the key advantages that Manchester-Boston Regional Airport touts is its convenient location compared to Logan.

“Getting through Logan is logistically challenging and time consuming. Even if you are flying non-stop out of Boston, you are not saving any more time. The Manchester passenger will probably reach their destination domestically sooner than Logan,” Kitchens points out.

He also believes that Manchester is enjoying the same kind of buzz that cities like Austin, Texas, and Nashville enjoy: “Variety within proximity” is what Manchester has to offer.

The airport is also undergoing some modernization to make it more customer friendly. For example, the airport is adding more electric vehicle charging stations and looking to partner with rental car companies that want to offer electric cars in their fleet. They also want to encourage airlines to use alternative aviation fuels. “We need to add infrastructure to play in that space,” says Kitchens.

According to the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development in Concord, 7,000 additional visitors from four Florida cities flew to New Hampshire in 2022 for the first six months. This resulted in $4 to $5 million of additional spending in the state.

“If we can bring in more of the tourists and keep an eye on sustainability, it helps strengthen the sector that was hit by the pandemic: tourism, travel and hospitality industries.”

Spirit Airlines helped level the playing field in terms of creating lower fares from all the airlines that fly out of Manchester.

The numbers are encouraging. During the first six months of 2022, the airport saw 295,000 passengers fly out of Manchester and about 300,000 passengers fly into Manchester, or 597,000 total. During the same period in 2021, the airport saw 334,000 passengers fly in and out of the airport — a 60 to 70 percent increase over the past year.

“It’s a leisure-led recovery. We are still missing that business traveler,” adds Kitchens.

“It’s an exciting time at the airport and an exciting time in the city, and I certainly think the future looks very bright.”

When the city’s budding biotech sector takes off, Kitchens says Manchester-Regional Airport has the cargo space and capability to serve it and more. “We are a top 50 cargo airport in the nation, behind Logan and Hartford.”

The airport has a multi-tenant 64,000-square-foot cargo facility which will double their capacity, and can be expanded to as much as 100,000 square feet. It also allows Manchester to be more connected to the world of e-commerce.

Kitchens is optimistic the airport will get back to its peak performance in 2005 when they had 4 million passengers. “I would love to get back to that point, but there is a long road for us to travel to get there. If we get to one million out and one million in, I will be very happy.”

At City Hall, Jodie Nazaka was asked what Manchester could look like when all of this current economic development activity comes to fruition. She

believes the city could resemble either Asheville, N.C., or Greenville, S.C., in 25 years.

The three cities have a great deal in common, she notes. They have similar populations, a thriving arts and culture scene, and a great complement of young professionals who value city life as well as nearby outdoor recreational options.

Nazaka believes the city and business community have assembled all of the necessary pieces that will propel the city’s economic resurgence from a former textile powerhouse during the Industrial Revolution to a biotech manufacturing giant with a pretty awesome city to boot.

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“It’s an exciting time at the airport and an exciting time in the city, and I certainly think the future looks very bright.”
Above: Arthur Sullivan, principal partner of Brady Sullivan Properties, stands in front of Brady Sullivan Plaza, which is being transformed from office space into luxury apartments.


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.

Ash Street Inn 118 Ash Street, Manchester (603) 668-9908

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

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The Gardens at the Factory is a charming industrial chic venue, located in the historic mill buildings of Manchester. Host your wedding in our Gathering Hall that features exposed white-washed brick, a plant wall and modern cement floors. The Gardens at the Factory offers an ideal, beautifully appointed setting for both large and small gatherings year-round. We also expertly accommodate conferences, training events, off-site meetings, interview/hiring events, charity events, delicious dinners, celebrations and more.

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345 Route 101, Amherst (603) 672-9898

Tucked away just outside Manchester in the quaint, New England village of Goffstown, you’ll find The Gardens at Uncanoonuc Mountain. On the southern slope of North Uncanoonuc Mountain, and with the most spectacular grounds in the area, the gardens are the perfect backdrop for your wedding, bridal shower, baby shower, family reunion, personal celebration, company or nonprofit event. Events are offered May through October.

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

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This venue was originally the private residence of the Kimball family, the elegant Victorian Mansion and Gardens as well as the casual Carriage House will give guests a memorable experience at this historical Concord estate.

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Manchester Country Club

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

New Hampshire Fisher Cats

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NH SportsPlex

68 Technology Drive, Bedford (603) 641-1313

New Hampshire Institute of Politics

100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester (603) 641-7000

Puritan Conference and Event Center

245 Hooksett Road, Manchester (603) 669-6890

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23 Amherst Street, Manchester (603) 668-5588

Southern New Hampshire University Conference and Event Services

2500 North River Road, Manchester (603) 668-2211

Studio Lab

11 A Sreet, Derry (603) 782-8302

XO Bistro

827 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 560-7998

Easy to get to, with picturesque grounds that include a golf course, vineyards and a water feature, LaBelle Winery Derry is the ideal setting for hosting social gatherings, weddings and corporate events of all sizes and types.

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!

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, with direct access off major highways. We love to work with creative show producers and event coordinators, to host unique community events such as auto shows, boat shows, unique expos, political speeches, sports tournaments, nonprofit events, corporate events and meetings.

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

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

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.

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.

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Manchester Biofabrication Industry Eyes Tremendous Growth

Manchester’s iconic mills, once a textile manufacturing powerhouse on the Merrimack River that provided thousands of jobs, will do so again thanks to an emerging biotech boom.

In September of 2022, coalition members — including the City of Manchester, Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI), the University of New Hampshire at Manchester, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport and the Manchester Transit Authority — were awarded $44 million in federal grants from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA).

ARMI is spearheading the biomanufacturing of cells, tissues and organs (called biofabrication, or biofab for short)

and conducting cutting-edge biotech research to the Manchester Millyard, bringing as many as 7,000 direct jobs and more than 30,000 total jobs to southern New Hampshire.

ARMI officials believe Manchester will be a leader in biotech research that will enable companies to improve health care for millions of people who suffer from debilitating diseases and traumatic injuries.

“This award helps to secure Manchester and the region as the destination for biofabrication,” said

“This work secures Manchester and the region’s role in building the biofabrication industry. This is an industry that will change the way we treat, care for and ultimately cure disease. Regenerative manufacturing holds the promise of tackling some of the world’s most challenging health care problems from heart disease and diabetes to public health preparedness; biofabrication is paving the way for a transformation in health care.”

UNH at Manchester has also been involved with the effort to bring biofabrication manufacturing to Manchester since ARMI was awarded an $80 million U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) grant to establish BioFabUSA as a national

Dean Kamen, ARMI’s executive director and chairman of its board. L to R: Caption

platform in 2016. The university built a related facility shortly after the grant was awarded.

“What we built is a multi-use facility that combines bio wet-lab infrastructure for university research and degree instructional purposes with teaching labs. Most importantly, we host small biotech companies that are looking for state-of-the-art biotech lab facilities but cannot build their own,” says Mike Decelle, dean of UNH at Manchester and Granite State College and chief workforce officer at ARMI.

One of the most important tenets and largest programmatic component of the more recent grant is that ARMI creates programs to help segments of the Manchester population who lack education and opportunities to receive training in this field, so they could work in a future manufacturing facility.

“You will need everything from people working in the factory — from servicing automation equipment to scientists who are thinking about the third, fourth and fifth generation of the manufacturing floor and how it will evolve to produce complex tissue and organs,” says Decelle. “It is a workforce challenge that goes from K to gray.”

The idea of doing such a radical pivot from bioscience equipment to biomanufacturing didn’t really occur to anyone until 2016, Decelle explains. “Biofabrication of tissue and organs was not even in the conversation. Bioscience equipment was. It wasn’t even contemplated in our wildest dreams. Before 2016, it was not on the radar screen at all.”

How huge is the potential of a new biofabrication and research facility here in Manchester? Decelle believes it is right up there with Silicon Valley.

“I liken it to the textile industry of the past, when we did have a true anchor industry in Manchester — one that really provides support to the entire community in the broadest sense. And it’s that sort of identity we have the potential to create here.”

ARMI’s main objective is to create a manufacturing platform that can be configured to support multiple products at the same time for mass production, which will attract the biggest and best biofab companies who need those facilities.

On ARMI’s team, Chief Inovation Officer Julie Lenzer is in charge of making this happen. According to her, the DoD and the EDA believe Manchester is a place where everything from the necessary workforce, facilities, engineering, research scientists and business expertise can be brought to bear. “That was the real lynchpin,” she says.

“We have a good portion of our members who want to bring products to market. While we have been focused on the technical, manufacturing and standards piece, we need to give them more help on the business side of this.”

Until ARMI came into being, there wasn’t a mechanism to transform a concept into reality.

“We had all these great inventions and discoveries happening in academic labs, but no bridge between that and how you could manufacture these products and benefit people’s lives,” says Stefany Shaheen, ARMI’s chief strategy officer. “This industry as a whole didn’t exist, because there were different pieces in different places.”

The task is still monumental. ARMI must create processes that enable multiple companies to engage in commercial production of cells, tissues and organs while collecting critical process data and other best practices to meet the strict standards inherent in this type of biomanufacturing. MANCHESTER MAGAZINE 41
“I liken it to the textile industry of the past, when we did have a true anchor industry in Manchester.”
Above: Mike Decelle, ARMI’s chief workforce officer, believes the emergency of the biofabrication industry in Manchester will usher in a new era of growth and prosperity for the entire region. (Photo courtesy of ARMI)

“The government loves to invest in projects that have been de-risked through other investments,” says Lenzer. “We had proven to be good stewards of government resources, but we also have the potential to build the industry right here in Manchester.”

In 10 years, Lenzer believes the new biofab manufacturing industry could cut Manchester’s 14.1 percent poverty rate significantly. “Even just 1 or 2 percent is more than 3,000 people in the city.”

Part of the company’s workforce outreach program will use a UNH Manchester mobile biofab van that

will go into the community and engage residents and visit city schools.

“Our high school program, BioTrek, has also been effective. When (students) learn this can help their family members living with health issues and chronic disease, they’re in,” says Lenzer. “The case is clear when people can see the potential for this industry to change the way we treat chronic disease.”

Construction of the new manufacturing facility will begin in 2023. The EDA grant is for five years, and ARMI will continue to report the growth and job creation for 10 years.

In addition to creating the proper manufacturing facility and processes, ARMI must also address workforce-related issues such as having sufficient workforce housing, transportation and other services. The City of Manchester, Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission and UNH Manchester are providing support for that part of the process.

Besides creating a manufacturing facility of up to 100,000 square feet in one of the existing mills, the grant proposal also calls for creating a vertiport at the Manchester Armory for aerial transportation of cells, tissues and organs to regional clinical sites via electric vertical take-off and landing planes.

ARMI foresees a lot of education and outreach with doctors, insurance companies and health care facilities about this new technology and how it can help treat patients who suffer with chronic diseases. They will also have to raise the capital to help startups get the investment they need. “To develop a personalized heart or other organ is not an inexpensive endeavor,” Lenzer explains. “It takes a village.”

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Above: ARMI officials say the biofabrication companies that will utilize the Manchester Millyard will play a key role in transforming the health care industry.
Left: Julie Lenzer, ARMI’s chief innovation officer, said a new biofabrication manufacturing facility will be constructed in Manchester this year. (Photos courtesy of ARMI)
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Manchester Health Care Providers Step Up to Serve More Area Residents

The past few years have seen great shifts in the health care landscape, and Manchester’s medical organizations are at the forefront of this transformation. From top-notch cancer care and improved telehealth services to increased access for minority populations, change is happening.

Dr. Pamela Hofley, medical director at Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics Manchester, says health care accessibility for everyone, including minorities and multilingual patients, is a critical need they are facing head on.

“We are working hard to hire new providers and expand our services, and offer different models of care as well by expanding our telehealth appointments,” says Hofley.

For example, Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics added a new Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) on the Manchester campus last year with six modern operating rooms and three minor procedure rooms. The ASC serves patients across the southern region of Dartmouth Health and can manage extended stays of up to 23 hours. A new infusion therapy site where patients can receive infusion treatments was also created.

Free health education programs are geared toward mental health awareness, diabetes management, genetic counseling and weight loss.

Dartmouth Health Children’s services have been enhanced so that families don’t have to travel to Lebanon or Boston to find the best specialists.

Hofley says Dartmouth Health is the first health care organization in the country to offer the latest innovation in MRI technology. The new MRI unit at the Manchester Clinic has a twist: an entertainment screen, which can help kids (and adults) feel a little more comfortable during a noisy and lengthy procedure.

Covid-19 has also given rise to increasingly accessible telehealth services, which have been integrated into the medical record for seamless service, upping the convenience

factor. Today, Hofley says, more than 10 percent of visits are via telehealth.

Catholic Medical Center (CMC) is also making many efforts to transform the health and quality of care for its patients.

Staff with Catholic Medical Center’s outreach program, Healthcare for the Homeless (HCH), are also prepared to address the pressing issues in Manchester’s many diversified communities.

HCH is a service of the Manchester Health Department and has locations at the Manchester Recovery and Treatment Center and at two Families in Transition shelters in the city. HCH offers primary medical care, homeless outreach, substance abuse care, behavioral care, case management, language services, health education, home visits, street medicine, dental care and more for the medically underserved and other at-risk populations.

Physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, a social worker and a program assistant are part of the HCH staff.

Paul Mertzic, RN, and nurse case manager Delfine Ondieki work at CMC’s Wilson Street Integrated Health clinic at 293 Wilson Street as part of the MANCHESTER MAGAZINE 45
Elliot Health Systems General Surgeon Dr. Daiying Lu and his team are excited about the robotic-assisted surgery with a new da Vinci surgical robot they can now offer at the Elliot 1-Day Surgery. (Photo courtesy of Elliot Health Systems)

umbrella of Manchester Recovery and Treatment Center.

While both say there is much to be done, the HCH program has increased access to care, such as a phlebotomy program.

“Clients can get their blood drawn right there at the site. They don’t have to go to another location,” says Mertzic. It’s a street medicine team, created in response to challenges that Covid posed, and has been “a very, very successful program.”

CMC understands that effective outreach should also include forming meaningful connections with clients.

“So much of this builds on relationships and the fact that it’s an integrated primary care model. You have to build that trust, that relationship, especially with at-risk populations, in order to really provide the level of care that needs to be there,” says Mertzic.

Mertzic and Ondieki say it’s not just a transportation issue, or a language issue, or a financial issue, or tackling rampant misinformation.

An ongoing trust must reach across cultures and ways of life as well.

Staff at CMC bridge that through research and spending time talking with people from all walks of life.

“It’s building that relationship, it’s listening to them, it’s understanding. We work with the International Institute for help settling the refugees. So it’s an

ongoing effort to know and understand those cultures. We learn a lot from every client as well,” says Mertzic.

While Mertzic says “telehealth has been a huge advantage” for people without transportation since Covid, more work needs to be done.

“We really make good use of video and audio interpreters and consults,” says Ondieki.

The two provide other important lifelines for disadvantaged communities.

For example, Ondieki works with the school system to keep kids up to date with physicals and immunizations, so that they can play on the soccer team with their friends, for example.

“We have Delfine, who’s very versed in a lot of the African cultures. She’s done a lot of work in educating us,” says Mertzic.

To bridge the language gap and get clients to appointments, staff members often accompany patients on their specialty health visits.

“CMC has done a great job from a community perspective. We certainly like to provide service for our community, versus just dollars,” says Mertzic.

Dr. Simon Khagi, medical director of Dartmouth Cancer Center for Manchester and Nashua, understands that transportation issues have been a roadblock to care for multilingual patients and those on the poverty line.

Fortunately, there are solutions to these roadblocks.

For nearly 20 years, Dartmouth

Health has partnered with Catholic Medical Center to provide a full-service clinic. The cancer center on McGregor Street, across from the main hospital, is Dartmouth Cancer Center’s “base of operations” for oncology services like doctor visits, labs, imaging and infusions for patients in the southern region.

It’s an effective and vital link.

“Having that partnership with CMC is incredibly valuable for the patient population. They are an invaluable resource to the patients in the West Manchester area especially, who are less advantaged,” says Khagi.

And they want to continue that tradition of quality health care.

“One of our strategic imperatives for Dartmouth Health is to become a resource for all of Southern New Hampshire ... without the need for them to go elsewhere for their care,” says Khagi.

The Dartmouth Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the state, aims to provide the best, most specialized cancer care in Southern Hampshire — thereby eliminating the hassle of getting to Boston.

At Elliot Health Systems, hospital staff are also using more state-of-the-art technology to treat their patients closer to home.

According to Elliot Health Systems officials, Elliot 1-Day Surgery is the first Ambulatory Surgery Center in New Hampshire to offer robotic-assisted surgery with a new da Vinci surgical

Above: Catholic Medical Center Nurse Case Manager Delfine Ondieki works at CMC’s Wilson Street Integrated Health clinic that offers a Healthcare for the Homeless program and services to help the city’s more vulnerable population. (Photo courtesy of Catholic Medical Center) Above: An Amoskeag Health nurse administers a vaccine to a patient at the Amoskeag Health Community Center in Manchester. (Photo courtesy of Amoskeag Health)

robot. The technology will be used for general, gynecological and urological procedures, and it is in addition to their current total joint MAKO robotic system. Robotic-assisted surgery expands options for patients who need minimally invasive surgery and are able to return home the same day. The service that was previously provided at the main campus for more than a decade is now offered at the one-day surgery center.

Elliot General Surgeon Dr. Daiying Lu said, “This new robotic technology was added specifically to help with our patients’ care. The technology is safe, precise, and makes it possible to provide a wider range of outpatient surgical options. As a surgeon, I have the highest confidence that our patients are getting the best care possible when they come to The Elliot,” says Dr. Lu.

and telehealth appointments, where people at home can safely confide in a trusted professional. Transportation issues have been virtually eliminated as a barrier to receiving care.

The technology allows for the surgeon to use a console that provides high-definition views of the surgical area, according to Elliot Health Systems officials. With smooth precision, the surgeon controls instruments that move like a human hand but with greater range of motion.

Amoskeag Health President and CEO Kris McCracken says the medical provider’s community health center embraces Manchester’s diversity and has a long history of providing access and support for underserved or minority communities.

About 45 percent of patient visits require interpreters. To address the need, Amoskeag has 11 staff interpreters. Sixty-two languages are spoken by Amoskeag patients, and around 6,500 patients use interpreters during visits.

“For us, language access has always been a huge demand. About half of our staff are bilingual or bicultural,” says McCracken.

The pandemic prompted the untapped potential of virtual meetings

“If you’ve got a patient who has difficulty getting into the office, and ambulation is a problem and they’re Spanish speaking, nobody has to leave home now, which is wonderful,” says McCracken.

In addition to staff interpreters who speak Nepali, Vietnamese, Swahili, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic and Maay Maay, Amoskeag Health uses both telephonic and video remote interpreting (VRI) to provide interpretation in additional languages.

Amoskeag Health has also improved its patient engagement software so patients can send paperwork, virtually sign documents or cancel appointments with ease and without having to come to the clinic.

But they’re integrating virtual care and in-person care in other unique ways.

Amoskeag Health received grant funding from the State of New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services this year to work in collaboration with the Manchester School District to expand school-based health services. The behavioral health needs of students in the Manchester schools have been served by Amoskeag Health’s masters-level clinicians for several

years and families have been supported by Community Health Workers in four schools. This new grant funding expands those services to more schools and adds a pilot program to provide medical care within the school.

As the first clinic of its kind in New Hampshire, Amoskeag Health will be providing acute care access for students at Gossler Park and Beech Street Elementary schools. The school nurses will work as a team with an Amoskeag Health pediatric nurse practitioner and medical assistant. If the school nurses would normally send the student home or encourage an appointment with the primary care provider (PCP), now, with parental permission, students can be assessed in their school setting and start receiving care right away.

Students may still be sent home or sent to their PCP, but the Amoskeag Health team can do testing for strep or flu on-site and then get the student started on a course of antibiotics immediately, instead of having to wait for the next available appointment with their PCP.

These services will all happen with the assistance of technology. The medical assistant will use specialized equipment that can capture images of a child’s throat, or the sounds of a cough, and transmit them to the nurse practitioner for diagnosis.

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“For us, language access has always been a huge demand. About half of our staff are bilingual or bicultural.”
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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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The greater Manchester area needs more skilled workers to keep up with the demand spurred by heightened construction activity and economic development. Fortunately, two Queen City schools are helping students and workers learn new trades and enjoy great success.

The Manchester School of Technology and the New Hampshire School of Mechanical Trades each have accredited programs that give people the skills they need for the jobs of today and tomorrow — as long as they are willing to get their hands dirty.

New Hampshire School of Mechanical Trades Director Dean Millard reveals a common misconception among incoming Electrical 101 students.

“I can’t tell you how many people love electrical — until they get in,” he says, explaining that some expect the job to be neat and clean.

“When you start in electrical,

you’re pulling wire. It’s tough. It’s dirty.”

Learning any trade can be difficult and demanding, but perspective shifts once you’ve found your chosen field.

“It’s hard. But when you love it, it’s not hard,” says Millard, who studied plumbing in high school and wants to help others improve their life and enrich their future.

Students at New Hampshire School of Mechanical Trades, with locations in Hampton and Manchester, can learn several different disciplines: HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), gas heat, oil heat, electrical and plumbing.

Students can become journeyman electricians, oil heat technicians, plumbers, AC technicians, gas piping installers, gas service technicians and more. Hands-on classes run in the mornings and evenings. License renewals for both New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and apprenticeship and OSHA safety classes are available.

Millard, and vice president John Duff, who both taught oil heating at the Peterson School of Steam Engineering, conceived the idea for a trade school with Millard’s late father Robert. The institution is built on more than 60 years of teaching experience.

Millard and Duff say working in the trades is a team effort.

“We tell them — trade is really cool. When it comes down to it, it’s like a football team.”

And the school’s teachers are the coaches who prepare high school


students to enter the growing workforce, thus bridging the gap between those fresh to the discipline and seasoned workers.

“Seniors have already got their curriculum and everything that’s needed to graduate. That way they can walk right into the field as soon as they’re done,” says Millard.

And the jobs are there for the taking.

“There are so many jobs. I mean, it’s ridiculous ... We’ve had some really good success stories. People that literally started their own business now have four, five, six trucks on the road with employees,” says Duff.

“That’s the kind of thing that we want.”

Another incentive: the pay. A master electrician can make somewhere between $62,000 and $80,000 annually.

The school works with students so that they can reasonably afford the classes.

“We will find a way to help you get that financing,” says Duff.

Visiting the New Hampshire School of Mechanical Trades may inspire students to try something new.

“We’re gonna find something that you enjoy. We’re gonna get you on the right track,” says Duff.

The way they see it, working in mechanical trades will never go out of style.

“If you know how something runs, you know how to fix it,” says Millard.

Manchester School of Technology Principal Timothy Otis wants to set the record straight: Trade schools are just as valuable as traditional schools.

“One of the misconceptions out there is when students come here,

it’s like, ‘They’re just coming to learn a trade,’” says Otis. But it’s much more than that. Students at MST meet mandated high school graduation requirements, which lets them still prepare for college while learning a trade — the best of both worlds.

And a successful one at that. According to its website, the school boasts a staggering daily attendance rate of 95 percent. Eighty-one percent of its four-year students and 96.4 percent of fiveyear students graduate.

No wonder Manchester School of Technology was recognized in 2014 as a School of Excellence from the NH Commissioner of Education.

The magnet school began in 1982 as a regional Career and Technology Education Center (CTE), serving the three Manchester high schools and students from surrounding towns.

It’s one of 22 regional career and technical centers that offers twoand three-year CTE programs.

“We have something for everybody. When you look at the diversity, from game designing and computer graphics, to building houses to building airplanes and cosmetology and culinary, this is the largest CTE center in the state with programs,” says Otis.

MST is divided into the CTE portion and the traditional high school portion.

CTE students, who receive traditional letter grades, attend the school for daily 100-minute blocks, then attend their own high school for the rest of their day.

Instead of traditional letter grades, full-time MST high school students are graded on a competency-based number system, with fewer standardized tests and more hands-on project-based learning.

“If they haven’t met full competency, we don’t say they failed, they just haven’t met it yet,” says Otis.

“It’s reinforcing their skills of collaboration and communication.”

High school freshmen who earn 7 3/4 credits can enter CTE as a sophomore, leaving enough time for students to learn all the ins and outs of their chosen field.

“It’s not uncommon, for example, for a culinary student to do two years of culinary, then take a year of business principles so that they learn how to run a business.”

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Above and Right: The New Hampshire School of Mechanical Trades offers students HVAC certification programs to become expert technicians as well as carpentry so they can build a variety of things including this gazebo. (Courtesy photo) Above: Instructor David McAllister of the NH School of Mechanical Trades in Manchester show students how to use an electric conduit bender.

production and video game design.

“We have a whole branch of construction, which includes a plumbing program, an electrical program, construction program and a landscaping program.”

Besides transforming students into attractive employees for local businesses, students have transformed the skies — literally.

In 2019, 12 CTE students began building an FAA-approved airplane: a two-seater RV-12iS, with help from local volunteers and an aviation mechanical teacher. The pilot program is a collaboration between MST, the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire and the Texas educational nonprofit Tango Flights. It’s a self-sustaining program — Tango sends the kits and students build it using supplied blueprints with help from Aviation Museum mentors. Then, to keep the project in the air, Tango sells the plane to pay for the next kit.

The project was funded through the museum and private donations.

“Our museum also tries to inspire young people to be the next generation of pioneers and

innovators,” says Aviation Museum Executive Director Jeff Rapsis about the collaboration.

Students aren’t simply opening boxes and following directions; they’re receiving lasting impressions.

“They’re working side by side with the students, guiding the process,” Otis explains, adding that it’s the only high school plane-building program in the state — and just the fourth in the country.

“A mentor relationship develops. So much knowledge transfer can take place. That’s a great value to a high school student,” says Rapsis. Back on the ground, MST-CTE students have been steadily reshaping the local landscape — building new, three-bedroom homes. The endeavor came about through a partnership with the volunteer nonprofit vocational organization VOPAR (Vocational Partnership of Region 15).

Mentors help students built various components of the home, like basic framing, electrical, plumbing and more.

All 24 homes on Stanton Street in Manchester were built by MST students. The most recently built home sold the first day it hit the

Clockwise from left: Whether they are learning plumbing and heating skills, electrical trades or aviation maintenance and repair, Manchester School of Technology and New Hampshire School of Mechanical Trades students are meeting the high demand for skilled labor in the greater Manchester area. (Courtesy photos)

open market in 2020, thus funding the students’ next build and MST scholarships.

Land is being cleared for the future development of eight more homes, with a build goal of September 2023.

There’s even more on the horizon. The manufacturing class purchased a robotic arm that’s used to manufacture Teslas, and the possible construction of an electric vehicle is being eyed.

As Manchester continues to grow, the Manchester School of Technology and the New Hampshire School of Mechanical Trades are feeding more tradespeople into the pipeline to accommodate that growth. For those who are willing to master a trade, future opportunities to achieve personal prosperity are very rich indeed. n

‘A mentor relationship develops. So much knowledge transfer can take place. That’s a great value to a high school student.’


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Manchester has traditionally been a hot bed for business professionals who possess strong entrepreneurial spirit and creativity to turn their ideas into successful business ventures. Queen City businesses are also offering their employees and new hires an impressive array of benefits and perks to position themselves and Manchester as the best place to work.

Perks like a four-day work week, gym memberships, sign-on bonuses and the ability to work remotely from home or hybrid that were not even plausible just a few short years ago are now the norm.

For example, at XMA Corp., General Manager Peter Richard said they have added several benefits and perks within the past 24 months to retain valued employees and for new hires. Some of these include:

⚫ Introduced a “spot” bonus program for all employees

⚫ Implemented a 9/80 work schedule, allowing for every other Friday off

⚫ Extended Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Essential Worker Compensation at the company’s expense

⚫ Turkey dinners (w/ all the fixings) for all employees and their families

⚫ Virtual wine tastings

⚫ Employee outings at the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Palace Theatre, NH Food Bank, Manchester Taco Tour, Road Races, and various holiday events

Richard says they also voluntarily close their plant the last week of the year and pay all existing staff and temporary employees as a way to say “thanks” and to ensure an equitable “mental health” break from work.

Some other benefits offered by XMA Corp. include giving employees the ability to eliminate deductibles on employee health care plans and providing pet insurance and a student loan repayment assistance program, Richard explains.

Richard says his company is also doing more compensation studies to make sure existing and new employees

receive pay that is in line with the rest of their industry.

“With the labor market as competitive as it is — especially in manufacturing — we recognized our cadence needed to change to remain competitive,” says Richard.

XMA Corporation-Omni Spectra is a manufacturer of passive microwave components. The company supplies products to the military, aerospace, test, measurement and commercial markets.

Manchester’s cooperative workspace market is also flourishing as companies give their employees greater flexibility to work fully remote or hybrid. Work co-op businesses like Spark Offices, Red Oak Co-Working Offices, CEO Bedford, WBC Office Suites and New England Executive Center in Bedford are also providing startup businesses with cost-effective solutions.

For example, In the economic downturn in 2006, Michelle Gray, founder of HR Synergy, was the HR director for a con-

Workers at XMA Corporation-Omni Spectra in Manchester enjoy many benefits designed to attract and retain employees. (Photo courtesy of XMA Corporation-Omni Spectra)

struction company. After working with management to reduce the workforce by more than 70 percent, Michelle knew it was time for a change.

Not sure what that would be, she saw the opportunity to build her outsourced human resources consulting firm. Today, Michelle has no regrets and enjoys the opportunity for her team to provide valuable human resource support to various employers across the United States.

When asked why she chose to establish her business in Manchester, Michelle says, “Manchester is my favorite location to work. To me, it’s the warmest community with many opportunities to support the community and build a business.”

Gray, who founded HR Synergy in 2009, has about 75 clients across the U.S.; her consultants provide support in all areas of human resources.

As a result of Covid, people’s perceptions on how and where they can work have shifted dramatically

Now that working from home has become the norm, people are realizing they don’t have to live where they work, and many individuals are finding that Manchester offers everything they could want or need for quality of life.

Gray says working in Manchester “was the best move that I ever made,” pointing to the city’s “tight knit” business community as the glue.

“There are amazing people, connections and opportunity in the city of Manchester that I would have never found if I hadn’t situated my business here. And it’s grown significantly over the years, which is fantastic.”

Gray has an office at Spark Offices, a collaborative workspace at 500 N. Commercial St. Spark is owned by Chris Duhaime, who also runs Pivot Creative, a full-service marketing agency.

Duhaime found out timing is everything when he opened Spark Offices.

“We actually launched in March of 2020. So we hadn’t even really gotten off the ground” pre-pandemic, Duhaime says.

But it didn’t take long for his new business venture to show a profit. “We were able to get into the black within six months of opening,” he says.

Post-pandemic, budding solo entrepreneurs and larger companies needed a quiet place to work without high office fees, and that’s where Spark comes in. It offers 12 work stations, a large space, a conference room, and two private offices and membership packages.

From Duhaime’s perspective, entrepreneurship is trending here.

“Employees are taking a second look at their careers and making a decision of whether they want to work for somebody or if they want to try to build something on their own,” Duhaime says.

Companies are also listening to employees’ needs, like requesting freedom to work when or where they want. Duhaime calls this changing workforce a “flex.”

Alison Milioto of Blue Lion, an HR consulting company 13 employees strong, is also happy to call Manchester, and Spark Offices, home.

“Pre-Covid, the thought of remote assistance was foreign to a lot of companies. We were one of the industries that have actually been fortunate through Covid to be able to grow a lot. We were the lemonade that was made out of the lemons,” says Milioto.

Besides flex-time needs, work schedules are also changing.

“As long as the work is done by the deadline, owners are more lenient,” Milioto says.

Some Manchester entrepreneurs like Max and Saverna Ahmad made a slight pivot with their transportation company to benefit from the ride-sharing wave that is enjoying a resurgence post-pandemic.

Saverna Ahmad is chief technology officer and co-founder of Rydelinx, and Max Ahmad is its founder and CEO.

Ahmad, who has also owned the Manchester-based Bluesky Transportation Company for nearly 20 years, found strong competitors in rideshare companies Uber and Lyft, and decided the “if you can’t beat them, join them” attitude was the way to success.

In 2018 he formed Rydelinx, a luxury ridesharing service from which both drivers and riders can benefit. Through their app, customers can tailor their trip details

Right: Manchester company Rydelinx aims to take ridesharing a step further by offering an app and service that enables riders and drivers to customize their trips and pricing.

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“Employees are taking a second look at their careers and making a decision of whether they want to work for somebody or if they want to try to build something on their own.”
XMA Corp.-Omni Spectra employees treat critical care staff at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester to lunch to thank them for their service during the pandemic. (Photo courtesy of XMA Corp.)

and negotiate pay, what driver they want to use, and even what car they’d like.

Max Ahmad says it’s “Expedia for transportation.”

Rydelinx is available in about 20 states, including New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, Chicago, Minnesota and even Hawaii.

The Ahmad’s, who have lived here for about 25 years, appreciate resources like the Small Business Development Center, the Greater Manchester Chamber, and the New Hampshire Tech Alliance.

“Our business adviser, Andrea O’Brien, she’s been a fairy godmother to us ... showing us different types of brands or different ways to get funding or different avenues to pitch our startup. I think Manchester is a perfect, ideal location to have a business or to be a business owner,” Saverna Ahmad says.

Eric Anderson is vice president of sales and business development at Symbol Security, a cybersecurity business. Headquartered in New Jersey and with a sales and marketing hub in Manchester, Symbol Security helps customers cut cyber risk and adhere to compliance requirements using simulated phishing exercises. It also offers interactive training content and awareness of risk data across domain registries and the dark web.

Symbol Security, which works with

about 1,200 companies, boasts some eye-popping growth stats.

“From 2020 to 2021, we had a 300 percent revenue year-over-year growth achievement and a 349 percent year-over-year growth achievement from a customer acquisition perspective. We will see triple-digit growth again this year,” Anderson says.

Like so many other business owners, Anderson chose Spark Offices.

“We could easily have gone to Boston, Cambridge or other tech hubs. Manchester is the right place to foster our company growth,” Anderson says. Manchester “gives us the ability to recruit from a diverse local talent pool.”

And millennial workers seek that bigcity vibe when finding a place to work and live.

“(Young professionals) traditionally want to be able to go out after work for a cocktail, or walk across the street and get lunch. Manchester is actually a really good spot for that,” he says.

Duhaime says Spark is working with the New Hampshire Tech Alliance on creating more co-working spaces as a sort of “tech hub.”

Stephanie Baxter, director of programming and engagement at NHTA, which brings awareness and resources

to the business community, confirmed the collaboration.

“Spark is managing the space, and we will work out of there as well,” Baxter says.

The new space will include hot desks, where people can work weekdays for a monthly fee. Baxter advises those interested to reach Jenna at Spark at jenna@

Julie Glosner is southern regional director for the NH Small Business Development Center, which provides one-on-one advising to small businesses. The NH SBDC has office space through UNH, with offices at the Durham and Manchester campuses. A nationwide organization, the SBDC is partly funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Department of Business and Economic Affairs.

To keep employees and attract new ones, Glosner says more employers now offer remote scheduling, flexible hours and increasing benefits. Employers are also more receptive to non-traditional employees — interns, people with disabilities, the senior workforce and the formerly incarcerated.

“They’re getting some of their junior staff and moving them into new roles. It’s giving more opportunities to the staff that are loyal,” Glosner says.

To better understand the challenges small businesses face, the SBDC recently conducted its 2022 New Hampshire Small Business Survey with help from the UNH Survey Center.

Among the key findings: When it comes to businesses’ financial health, the survey found that people younger than 40 who work in health care or manufacturing are optimistic about what’s to come. When businesses were asked about their 2023 outlook, many cited the lack of sales or income tax, good quality of life, and a “supportive business opportunity” as positive factors.

Companies are turbo-charging their hiring strategies, too, like holding open houses to snag candidates or leaving a “hiring” sign out perpetually.

As greater Manchester area businesses compete for more workers to fill their professional ranks and to retain their workers, employees will undoubtedly see even more perks come their way. There may never be a better time to get a new job, especially in the greater Manchester area. n

Above: Hybrid and remote workers attend a video conference meeting at Spark Offices in Manchester. (Courtesy photo, Spark Offices)
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Manchester-area colleges play an important role in the economic, social and cultural well-being of the region. Our institutions of higher learning educate over 15,500 students in our region annually. The colleges are a vital asset to the economic climate. They provide an educated workforce, and are significant contributors to the cultural life of the area. Greater Manchester’s students represent diverse ages and ethnic backgrounds, which enhances the appeal of the region.


American Academy of Health & Beauty

981 Second Street, Manchester (603) 625-6100

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

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 Plus, you can apply to receive college credit for accumulated certifications, professional licenses, on-the-job training and other experiences. With programs ranging from undergraduate through the doctorate level, your future success starts here.

Granite State College

25 Hall Street, Concord


With a focus on adult students, as well as others who seek flexible learning 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

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. 64)

1066 Front Street, Manchester (603) 206-8000

Manchester Community College is part of the Community College System of New Hampshire and offers more than 65 associate degree and certificate pro-

grams 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

1260 Elm Street, Manchester (603) 314-1701

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

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

Southern NH University Students at the William S. and Joan Green Center for Student Success – Manchester, NH Campus

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

Saint Anselm is a Benedictine, Catholic, liberal arts college that offers access to an educational process that encourages students to lead lives that are both creative and generous. Noted for its challenging academic curriculum and nationally recognized humanities program, the college offers undergraduate degrees in 31 majors.

Southern New Hampshire University (ad on pg. 57)

2500 North River Road, Manchester (800) 668-1249

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 (ad on pg.63)

88 Commercial Street, Manchester

Undergraduate: (603) 641-4101

Graduate: (603) 641-4313, manchester.

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.


Art Classes at the Currier Museum of Art

150 Ash Street, Manchester (603) 518-4922

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

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.

UNH degree, right in Manchester.

The University of New Hampshire’s campus in Manchester brings together career-driven programs, expert faculty and real-world experience to prepare students for success.

UNH Manchester offers undergraduate and graduate programs in today’s high demand fields—and options for affordability that help make a UNH education possible. MANCHESTER MAGAZINE 63
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Franco-American Centre Alliance Française de Manchester

100 Saint Anselm Arena , Manchester (603) 641-7114

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!

Kimball Jenkins

266 N. Main Street, Concord (603) 225-3932

Kimball Jenkins’ mission is to cultivate creativity, make arts education accessible and honor historic preservation. The curation of the art exhibits include discussions on how best to include diverse perspectives. Kimball Jenkins also has an artist-in-residence program which provides one local artist free studio space for one year.

Kreiva Academy Public Charter School

470 Pine Street, Manchester (603) 232-7974

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

The Majestic Theatre features a year-long 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

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

Manchester School District is driven by its mission — excellence and equity, every classroom, every day — and promise that 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.

New Hampshire College & University Council

2 Pillsbury Street, Suite 302, Concord (603) 225-4199

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

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.

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Primrose School at Bedford Hills

3 Copper Door Lane, Bedford (603) 472-3800 bedford-hills

The Primrose School at Bedford Hills, a private preschool, offers 10 age-specific classrooms for infants through prekindergarten and Summer Adventure Camp. Primrose, known nationally as “The Leader in Educational Child Care,” provides 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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1 Bicentennial Drive, Manchester (603) 644-1234

Build a strong mathematics foundation through customized math tutoring plans and face-to-face instruction, in center or online.

Ted Herbert Music School and Rentals

880 Page Street, Manchester (603) 669-7469

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.

Trinity High School

581 Bridge Street, Manchester (603) 668-2910

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.

Virtual Learning Academy Charter School

30 Linden Street, Exeter (603) 778-2500

VLACS offers anywhere, anytime online learning courses and projects to over 10,000 New Hampshire secondary students. College credit can be earned while still in high school.

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Advertising Specialties

Welcome Wagon

(603) 494-1156


Altos (603) 222-9052

Ethos & Able Creative, LLC (781) 710-2294

EVR Advertising (603) 647-8606

GYK Antler (603) 625-5713

LTD Company, Inc. (603) 623-7699

Montagne Powers (603) 644-3200

Pannos Marketing (603) 625-2443

Savoir Faire Marketing/Communications

(617) 899-2856

Spectrum Marketing Companies

(603) 627-0042

wedü (603) 647-9338

Marketing Consulting

Mallory K Social (603) 264-9637

Marketing Services

ATA Outdoor Media (603) 436-0008

Chuck Sink Link (603) 345-7223

Cookson Communications

(603) 782-8192


(781) 792-2472

SC Digital

(603) 775-9686

The Spradling Group (603) 724-8092


92.5 The River WXRVIndependent Radio (978) 374-4733

Binnie Media (603) 230-9000

Frame of Mind Photo (603) 493-4013

iHeartMedia (603) 625-6915


Manchester Ink Link (603) 930-0640

Manchester Public Television (603) 628-6099

Manchester Radio Group (603) 669-5777

New Hampshire Public Radio (603) 223-2444

New Hampshire Union Leader (603) 668-4321

The Wolf 93.3 FM (603) 224-8486

WFNQ 106.3 Frank (603) 230-9000

WJYY 105.5 FM (603) 230-9000

WLNH 98.3 (603) 230-9000

WMUR - TV Channel 9 (603) 669-9999

WNNH 99.1 Frank (603) 230-9000

WTSN (603) 889-1063


603 Diversity (603) 624-1442

Christine Louise Publications LLC Stroll North End Manchester (603) 867-0422


New Hampshire Home Magazine (603) 624-1442

New Hampshire Magazine (603) 624-1442

Yankee Publishing, Inc., NH Group (603) 624-1442

Video Production

Heartwood Media Inc. (603) 665-9191

Spotlight Productions/SpoPro (603) 217-5045

Stagedge (978) 670-0027

Website Development and Design/ Hosting

Altos (603) 222-9052

Hawthorn Creative (603) 610-4311

SilverTech, Inc. (603) 669-6600

Tinktanc Technology Services (603) 674-6511


Architects CUBE 3 (978) 989-9900

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

Lavallee Brensinger Architects (603) 622-5450

PROCON (603) 518-2203

Construction Supply

Eubiq Global 8-526-506-4141

Construction/Contractors A. W. Therrien Co., Inc. (603) 669-3344

Eckman Construction (603) 623-1713

Fulcrum Associates, Inc. (603) 673-3200

JLN Contracting (860) 829-8820

K4E Company (603) 540-1370

Liberty Hill Construction (603) 472-4414

Longchamps Electric Inc. (603) 625-5954

Mark Carrier Construction, Inc. (MCCI) (603) 627-9506

Skyline Roofing LLC (603) 669-0131

Sullivan Construction, LLC (603) 647-1777


Consigli Construction Co., Inc. (603) 498-3554

Cornerstone PDC, LLC (603) 668-8750

DEW Construction Corp (603) 352-3070

estTeam LLC (603) 370-7364

Harvey Construction Corporation

(603) 624-4600

North Branch Construction (603) 224-3233

PC Construction Company (603) 232-9555

Pike Industries, Inc. (800) 283-7453

PROCON (603) 518-2203

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. (508) 875-4100


BSC Group (617) 896-4300

Fuss & O’Neill (603) 668-8223

GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (603) 623-3600

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

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

Team Engineering (603) 497-3137

VHB (603) 391-3900


Allen & Major Associates, Inc. (603) 627-5500

Golder Associates, Inc. (603) 668-0880

TFMoran, Inc. (603) 472-4488

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Home Equipment/Repairs

PIC Home Pros (603) 824-6163

Painting/Drywall Strike Painting, LLC (603) 921-3445


Art Art 3 Gallery - Fine Art & Framing (603) 668-6650

Kimball Jenkins (603) 225-3932

Studio 550 Art Center (603) 232-5597

Block Party Social (603) 621-5150

Attraction and Entertainment

Manchester Firing Line (603) 668-9015

Manchvegas Brew Bus (603) 513-9628

McIntyre Ski Area (603) 622-6159

New Hampshire Audubon (603) 224-9909

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (603) 641-2005

SEE Science Center, Inc. (603) 669-0400

SNHU Arena - ASM Global (603) 644-5000

Yankee Lanes Manchester (603) 625-9656


Cultural Diversity

Franco-American Centre (603) 641-7114

World Affairs Council of NH (603) 314-7970


AR Workshop Manchester (603) 573-9662


Dave & Buster’s (603) 506-3100


Aviation Museum of NH (603) 669-4820

Currier Museum of Art (603) 669-6144

Manchester Historic Association Millyard (603) 622-7531


Ted Herbert Music School & Rentals (603) 669-7469

Theatre Palace Theatres (603) 668-5588

The Majestic Theatre Studio (603) 669-7469


Auto Dealers Auto Haven (603) 369-6364

AutoFair Automotive Corporation (603) 634-1000

Capital Auto Auction (603) 622-9058

J.D. Byrider (603) 370-3360

Land Rover Bedford (603) 623-8500

Quirk Chevrolet, Buick/ GMC, Volkswagen (603) 669-2450

Tulley BMW of Manchester (603) 644-2691

Werner Mazda (603) 626-6666

Automobile Renting & Leasing Merchants Fleet (603) 669-4100

Automobile Services/Body Repairs/Parts/Service

AutoFair Automotive Corporation (603) 634-1000

Bob & Sons Automotive (603) 623-9295

Parts/Service Brutus Auto (603) 624-8881


Accounting/CPA/Tax Preparation

Altair Group, PLLC (603) 621-6188

Appletree Business Services LLC (603) 434-2775

Baker Newman Noyes (603) 626-2200

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

BerryDunn (603) 518-2600

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

Check and Balance Business Solutions (603) 541-7485

Hession & Pare CPAs (603) 669-5477

LifeLine Financial Services (603) 782-4663

Maloney & Kennedy, PLLC (603) 624-8819

Mason + Rich, CPAs (603) 224-2000

Melanson (603) 669-6130

New Hampshire Society of CPAs (603) 622-1999

Penchansky & Co., Certified Public Accountants (603) 647-2400

Vachon Clukay & Company PC (603) 622-7070

Wipfli (603) 627-3838

Air & Water Purification

Aqualite US (866) 444-1050

Alarm Systems & Security Services

Minuteman Security Technologies (603) 626-9669


PELMAC Industries, Inc. (603) 623-5916

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

Business Coaching/Training & Development

Jeanine & Company (603) 714-0049

Organizational Ignition (603) 540-3988

Paul Charles & Associates (603) 537-1190

Rippleffect Consulting LLC (603) 848-1445

Susan McKeown APRN, CPS, MFA (603) 668-4859

The John Maxwell Team - Marc Major/Executive Director (603) 674-6818 marcmajor

Velocity Business Strategists (603) 575-9077

Business Services

Apps Associates (978) 399-0230

Greenleaf Business Management, LLC (603) 582-3166

NH Tech Alliance (603) 935-8951

Orbit Group (603) 838-3828

Chamber of Commerce

Greater Manchester Chamber (603) 792-4100

Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce (603) 926-8718

Co-Working Space Spark Offices (603) 934-3222

Studio Lab (603) 782-8302

Collection Agency/Repossession

Lamont, Hanley & Associates, Inc. (603) 625-5547

Consulting/Management Services

Baker Newman Noyes (603) 626-2200

Benson Consulting (646) 522-8899

BlueLion LLC (603) 818-4131


Castagna Consulting Group, LLC (603) 625-1912

HR Synergy, LLC (603) 261-2402

Southern New Hampshire University - CWBA (603) 629-4697

Corporate Apparel and Promotional Products

Beeze Tees Screen Printing (603) 447-0333

Fully Promoted of Southern NH - Bedford (603) 647-9994

UniFirst Corporation (603) 888-1323

Custom Framing

Creative Framing Solutions (603) 320-5988

Digital Signage, Point of Sale

Terminals and Accessories

Spoton (603) 820-7084

Dry Cleaning & Laundry

E & R Laundry (603) 627-7661

Wash Street on Elm (603) 623-9587

Economic Development

Amoskeag Industries, Inc. (603) 759-6477

Capital Regional Development Council (603) 496-1875

Eversource Energy (800) 662-7764

Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission (603) 669-4664

Employee Benefits

Benefit Strategies, LLC (603) 647-4666

Employment Services/ Outplacement/Recruiting

Leddy Group (603) 666-4051

Museum Search & Reference (603) 432-7929

Robert Half (603) 641-9400

Fire Services: Prevention and Damage Restoration

Soil-Away Cleaning & Restoration (603) 641-6555

Fire Sprinkler/Fire Extinguisher

Fire Equipment Inc. (603) 991-2351

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

HVAC & Plumbing Contractors

BCM Controls Corporation (207) 883-6364


Bellemore Plumbing, Heating and Cooling (603) 623-2134


Paradigm Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. (603) 641-6400

Patriot Heating & Cooling LLC (603) 587-0487

Interior Design

Stibler Associates, LLC (603) 623-8952

Landscaping/Snow Removal

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


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

Maintenance City Wide of New Hampshire (603) 935-9435

Networking Organization

Greater Manchester Chamber (603) 792-4100

Rotary Club of Manchester (603) 714-0049

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Office Space, Virtual, & Desk Rental

CEO Bedford, Inc. (603) 472-5009

Office Supplies, Machines & Furniture

Budget Document Technology (603) 622-9631

New England Copy Specialist (603) 235-7470

Office Alternatives, LLC (603) 668-9230

SBM (603) 330-3555

Staples - Bedford (603) 623-9025

Staples Manchester (603) 688-4950 manchester/1525-s-willow-st


American Asphalt Paving (603) 232-0458

Payroll Services

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

Payroll Matters (603) 625-5399

Pest Control

Colonial Pest Control, Inc. (800) 525-8084

Fox Pest Control - Manchester (603) 326-5155


Kendal J. Bush Photography & Video (603) 345-3686

Printing/Graphics Design/Color


Allegra Marketing Print Mail (603) 669-0005

Cummings Printing (603) 625-6901

Keystone Press (603) 622-5222

Spectrum Marketing Companies (603) 627-0042

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

Professional Services

ExcellenceNorth Alliance (603) 223-1312

JLA Analytics, LLC (603) 540-4017

Research & Development

Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI)

DEKA Research & Development Corp. (603) 669-5139

Texas Instruments (603) 222-8500


Louis P. Cote, Inc. (603) 623-1533

Security Guard Services

American Alliance Security Agency, Inc. (800) 395-7866


Barlo Signs International, Inc. (603) 882-2638


The Job Center (603) 499-4900

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

Working Fields (603) 600-8515

Storage and Moving

Grunts Move Junk & Moving (603) 865-1999

MIBOX Southern New Hampshire (603) 594-4554

U-Haul of New Hampshire (978) 987-9824


Storage Leasing/Rentals

Page Street Leasing (603) 622-1673

Store It Now Self Storage (603) 623-1115

True Storage (603) 716-3458

Title Services

Lighthouse Title and Closing Services, LLC (603) 606-2172

Red Door Title LLC (978) 604-2125

Training & Development Thrive Outdoors NH (603) 625-6600

Waste Management/Removal

Bin There Dump That (603) 451-6363

new-hamphire.bintheredumpthatusa. com

Workflow Automation Software Solutions

New England Document Systems (603) 625-1171

Comcast Business (603) 327-4743

Consolidated Communications (844) 968-7224

FirstLight (800) 461-4863

Verizon (857) 415-5167


Computer Service and Repair

Grolen Computers (603) 645-0101

Computer/IT Consultants

Computer Networking Services of NH, LLC (603) 472-5004

Granite State Communications (603) 529-9911

Granite State Communications - Manchester (603) 485-7100

IT Secure Services (603) 668-7733

Mainstay Technologies (603) 524-4774

Summit IT Services

(603) 434-4266

Systems Engineering

(603) 226-0300

Team Logic IT

(603) 505-4665

Computer/IT Security

Acapella Technologies LLC (603) 647-1784


Computer Networking Services of NH, LLC (603) 472-5004

Connection, Inc. (603) 683-2167

Grolen Computers (603) 645-0101

Computer Software

Apps Associates (978) 399-0230

Metlogix, Inc. (603) 836-4452

Network Security & Software

Pulsar Security (603) 854-5139

Telecommunications/Wireless Networking

Granite State Communications (603) 529-9911

Granite State Communications - Manchester (603) 485-7100

Telephone Equipment & Wireless Communications

Talk More Wireless (727) 729-9268

U.S. Cellular (603) 622-1033


Audio/Visual Events United (603) 782-8302

Malloy Events (603) 948-1129

Conference and Banquet Facilities Holiday Inn Manchester Airport (603) 641-6466 manchester/mhtba/hoteldetail

Manchester Country Club (603) 624-4096

The Event Center at Courtyard Nashua (603) 880-9100

The Falls Event Center (603) 413-7550


Event Planning: Corporate/ Wedding/Social

D.Ï.V. Unlimited, LLC

(603) 233-2082

SK Consulting LLC (603) 767-4563

The Gardens at Uncanoonuc Mountain (603) 340-1518


Child Care

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

Primrose School at Bedford Hills (603) 472-3800 bedford-hills

Funeral Home

Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium (603) 625-5777

Housing/Urban Development

HOME TOMORROW, INC. (603) 626-3944

Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority (603) 624-2100

NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire (603) 626-4663

Prevention Services

Makin’ It Happen Coalition (603) 836-6266

Social Services

Ascentria Care Alliance (603) 224-8111

Catholic Charities New Hampshire (603) 669-3030

Diocese of Manchester (603) 669-3100

Easterseals New Hampshire, Inc. (603) 623-8863

Families In Transition (603) 641-9441

Friends of Aine Center for Grieving Children and Families (603) 669-1120

Goodwill Northern New England (207) 774-6323

Granite United Way (603) 625-6939

Health Market Connect (603) 309-2021

International Institute of New England (603) 647-1500

JDRF Greater New England Chapter (781) 431-0700

Meals on Wheels of Hillsborough County (603) 424-9967

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

The Moore Center (603) 206-2700

Waypoint (603) 518-4000

YWCA New Hampshire (603) 625-5785

Youth Services

Boys & Girls Club of Manchester (603) 625-5031

CASA of New Hampshire (603) 626-4600

City Year New Hampshire (603) 218-5100

Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of America (603) 625-6431

Girls at Work, Inc. (603) 345-0392

Make-A-Wish New Hampshire (603) 623-9474

Webster House Children’s Home (603) 724-7409



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

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Agricultural Business Services

Farm Credit East, ACA (603) 472-3554


Bangor Savings Bank (603) 410-1759

Bank of America (603) 647-7652 newhampshire

Bank of New England (603) 894-5700

Bank of New Hampshire (800) 832-0912

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

BankProv (603) 488-6456

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust (603) 656-0350

Cambridge Trust - Bedford (603) 488-6040

Cambridge Trust - Manchester (603) 369-5101

Citizens (603) 634-7090

Eastern Bank (603) 647-4446

Eastern Bank - Bedford (603) 647-4446

Enterprise Bank (603) 965-0036

Franklin Savings Bank (603) 222-2059

M&T Bank (603) 621-5801

Merrimack County Savings Bank (603) 224-6272

NBT Bank

(603) 263-1428

Northway Bank (603) 621-0550

Northway Bank - Commercial Banking (603) 621-0550

Primary Bank (603) 310-7200

TD Bank (603) 695-3530

Business Brokerage

Sunbelt Business Brokers of New Hampshire (603) 745-9290

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

Credit Union

Bellwether Community Credit Union (603) 645-8181

DCU - Digital Federal Credit Union (603) 622-5075

Granite State Credit Union (800) 645-4728

Members First Credit Union (603) 622-8781

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

Northeast Credit Union (603) 622-3261

Service Credit Union (800) 936-7730

Service Credit Union - Manchester (603) 669-6546

St. Mary’s Bank (603) 669-4600

Triangle Credit Union (603) 622-4156

Financial/Investment Services

Alumni Ventures (603) 518-8112

Ameriprise Financial (603) 391-0512 eric.m.ellis

Arcadia Financial Group (603) 681-9190

Camden National Bank (603) 716-2402

Citizens (603) 634-7090

Cohen Investment Advisors (603) 232-8350

Curbstone Financial Management Corp. (603) 624-8462

Davis Wealth Advisors (603) 475-7644

Edward Jones (603) 888-9870

Fidelity Investments (603) 791-5000

Fiduciary Trust Company of New England (603) 695-4320

Financial Strategies Retirement Partners (603) 627-1463

Glenwood Investment Group, LLC (603) 606-3391

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management (603) 628-203

Morgan Stanley (603) 629-0200

Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co (603) 206-6025

Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company | Alderfer Planning & Wealth Management (603) 627-7608

Primerica (603) 641-2527

Primerica - Sara Janes Hoag (603) 361-5661

RBC Wealth Management (603) 577-4900 generationalwmgroup/

Rise Private Wealth Management (603) 606-4255

Robbins Farley (603) 622-3292

Sweeney Financial Management LLC (603) 625-8400

TEFA Services Company (603) 647-6577

The Colony Group (603) 224-6994

Wells Fargo Advisors (603) 625-6500



Amica Mutual Insurance Company (877) 512-6422

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (603) 541-2112

CGI Business Solutions (603) 622-4600

Clark Insurance, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company (603) 622-2855

Comparion Insurance Agency, A Liberty Mutual Company (603) 472-3597

Cross Insurance (603) 669-4300

Granite Group Benefits, LLC (603) 296-0700

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (603) 656-9580

HPM Insurance (603) 673-1201

MEMIC, Making Workers’ Comp Work Better (207) 791-3300

Northeast Delta Dental (603) 223-1000

Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company | Alderfer Planning & Wealth Management (603) 627-7608

Optisure Risk Partners, LLC (603) 379-6472

USI Insurance Services, LLC (855) 874-0123

Wieczorek Insurance, Inc. (603) 668-3311

Life Insurance New York Life Insurance Company (603) 222-2500


Bellwether Community Credit Union (603) 645-8181

Granite State Credit Union (800) 645-4728

Harborone Mortgage, LLC (603) 606-3297 states-we-lend-in/nh/londonderry/ sandra-guide

New Hampshire Housing (603) 472-8623

Pinnacle Mortgage Corporation (800) 535-7629


Precision Lending, LLC (603) 637-4110


City Government

Manchester Fire Department (603) 669-2256

Manchester Police Department (603) 668-8711

Colleges & Universities

Franklin Pierce UniversityManchester Academic Center (603) 647-3500

Granite State College (855) GSC4ALL

Manchester Community College (603) 206-8000

MCPHS University (603) 314-1701

New England College (603) 428-2223

Saint Anselm College (603) 641-7000

Southern New Hampshire University (800) 668-1249

University of New Hampshire at Manchester (603) 641-4101

University of New Hampshire

Cooperative Extension (603) 641-6060

University of New Hampshire Durham (603) 862-0306

University of New Hampshire Graduate School Manchester Campus (603) 641-4313

University of New Hampshire

Professional Development & Training (603) 862-7380

University of New Hampshire School of Law (603) 228-1541


American Academy of Health & Beauty (603) 625-6100

FIRST (603) 666-3906

Kreiva Academy Public Charter School (603) 232-7974


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Manchester City Library (603) 624-6550

Manchester School District (603) 624-6300

New Hampshire College & University Council (603) 225-4199

New Hampshire Job Corps Center (603) 695-8800

The Derryfield School (603) 669-4524

Trinity High School (603) 668-2910

Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (603) 778-2500

Education Services

RKPT Learning LLC dba Mathnasium of North Manchester (603) 644-1234 northmanchester

Friend of the Chamber

Alderman Will Stewart (603) 361-1379

Dr. Sylvio L. Dupuis

Edward J. Pouliot (469) 910-3182

Ellie Cochran

Kenneth A. West

Kim Griswold (603) 540-0580


US Small Business Administration (603) 225-1400 concord

Government Relations

Prospect Hill Strategies (603) 716-0569

Rath, Young and Pignatelli (603) 226-2600


Manchester City Library Foundation (603) 206-9605

Town Government

Town of Bedford (603) 472-5242

Town of Goffstown (603) 497-8990 x118

Town of Hooksett (603) 485-8471

Town of Londonderry (603) 432-1100



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

Assisted Living Community Bedford Falls (603) 471-2555

Bentley Commons at Bedford (603) 644-2200

Bowman Place at Olde Bedford (603) 714-7003

Evergreen Place Supported

Assisted Living (603) 669-7361

The Arbors of Bedford (603) 647-9300


Jumpp Chiropractic LLC (603) 518-8258

Dentistry: General & Cosmetic Hoertdoerfer Dentistry, PLLC (603) 669-1251

Wellspring Dental Group (603) 232-5490

Eye Care

MyEyeDr. (603) 629-0090

Health & Safety

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

Foundation for Healthy Communities (603) 225-0900

NHMI/Safe Sports Network (603) 627-9728

Health Insurance Carriers

AmeriHealth Caritas (603) 263-6609

Cigna (603) 268-7707

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (603) 656-9580

NH Healthy Families (866) 769-3085

UnitedHealthcare (603) 228-7450

Health Care

AmeriHealth Caritas (603) 263-6609

Amoskeag Health (603) 626-9500

Derry Imaging Center (603) 537-1363


Emerson Ecologics (603) 656-9778


LNA Health Careers (603) 647-2174

Manchester Health Department (603) 624-6466

New Hampshire Regenerative Center (603) 945-1945

UnitedHealthcare (603) 228-7450


Home Health Care

BrightStar Care (603) 637-4646 Health Care

Granite State Independent Living (603) 228-9680

Home Health & Hospice Care (603) 882-2941

Home Health VNA of NH (978) 552-4000

Home Instead (603) 668-6868

Visiting Angels (603) 483-8999


Catholic Medical Center (CMC) (603) 668-3545

Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (603) 695-2745

Dartmouth Health (603) 695-2500

Dartmouth Health Medical Center (603) 629-1137

Elliot Health System (603) 669-5300

Mental Health

The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester (603) 668-4111

Orthotics and Prosthetics

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


PillPack by Amazon Pharmacy (855) 745-5725

Primary Care

DMC Primary Care at Bedford (603) 537-1300

Village Medical at Walgreens (603) 810-0900 new-hampshire/606-valley-streetsuite-100-manchester-nh-03103

Rehabilitation and Addiction Center

New Season Treatment Centers (603) 622-5005

Retirement/Adult Communities

RiverWoods Manchester (603) 645-6500

Senior Living Community

Hillsbrook Village at Allenstown (603) 270-7289 communities/hillsbrook-village

Urgent Care and Outpatient Services

Bedford Ambulatory Surgical Center - BASC Imaging (603) 622-3670

ClearChoiceMD | CMC

Goffstown Urgent Care (603) 232-1790 goffstown-nh

ClearChoiceMD | CMC

Hooksett Urgent Care (603) 782-5112


Occupational Acute Care (603) 625-2622

Wellness & Nutrition

Camp Allen, Inc. (603) 622-8471

Center for Wellbeing (603) 472-6192

MegaFood (603) 263-9886


New England Nutrition Advisors (603) 391-8206

Wild Grape Marketing (603) 494-3420



Ambrogi Law Office (603) 782-3021

Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, P.A. (603) 623-8700

Butenhof & Bomster, PC (603) 296-0428

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

Devine Millimet (603) 669-1000

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

McLane Middleton (603) 625-6464


Nixon Peabody LLP (603) 628-4000

Owen Law Offices, PLLC (603) 471-7070

Parnell, Michels, & McKay, PLLC (603) 434-6331

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

Sheehan Phinney (603) 668-0300

Stebbins, Lazos & Van Der Beken PLLC (603) 627-3700

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

Wadleigh, Starr & Peters, P.L.L.C. (603) 669-4140

Retirement/Estate Planning

AARP New Hampshire (866) 542-8168


Bed & Breakfast

Ash Street Inn (603) 668-9908


Courtyard by Marriott (603) 641-4900

DoubleTree by Hilton

Manchester Downtown (603) 625-1000


Even Hotel Manchester Airport (603) 782-7911 manchester/mhtdd/hoteldetail

Fairfield by Marriott (603) 625-2020

Hilton Garden Inn (603) 669-2222


Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Manchester Airport (603) 669-6800 hotels/us/en/manchester/mhtnh/ hoteldetail

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

La Quinta by Wyndham (603) 669-5400

Residence Inn by Marriott

Manchester Downtown (603) 314-0500

Roedel Companies, LLC (603) 654-2040

Tru by Hilton (603) 669-3000

Resorts (603) 516-0200



Defense Electronics

L3Harris Technologies, Inc. (603) 626-4800


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Manufacturing, Production & Wholesale Distributor

Admix Inc. (603) 627-2340

Amoskeag Beverages, Inc. (603) 224-3348

BAE Systems (603) 885-5000

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

C.E.D., Inc. (603) 669-6427

Eastern Industrial Automation (603) 668-3300

Enviro-Tote Inc. (603) 647-7171

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

Hitachi Cable America Inc. (603) 669-4347

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

Kalwall Corporation (603) 627-3861

LSNE Contract Manufacturing (603) 668-5763

Martignetti Companies of NH (603) 669-5884


NYCOA - Nylon Corporation of America (603) 627-5150

Pure Safety Group dba Guardian (603) 669-5169

Ruby Wines New Hampshire (603) 645-1234

TRM Microwave (603) 627-6000

XMA Corporation (603) 222-2256


AARP New Hampshire (866) 542-8168

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

American Cancer Society (800) 227-2345

Amoskeag Health (603) 626-9500

Animal Rescue League of NH (603) 472-3647

Aviation Museum of NH (603) 669-4820

Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire (603) 430-1140 ext. 1007

Boys & Girls Club of Manchester (603) 625-5031

Breathe New Hampshire (603) 669-2411

Camp Allen, Inc. (603) 622-8471

Capital Regional Development Council (603) 496-1875

CASA of New Hampshire (603) 626-4600

Catholic Charities New Hampshire (603) 669-3030

Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (603) 695-2745

Currier Museum of Art (603) 669-6144

Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of America (603) 625-6431

Diocese of Manchester (603) 669-3100

Dismas Home of New Hampshire (603) 782-3004

Easterseals New Hampshire, Inc. (603) 623-8863

Elliot Health System (603) 669-5300

Evergreen Place Supported Assisted Living (603) 669-7361

ExcellenceNorth Alliance (603) 223-1312

Families In Transition (603) 641-9441

FIRST (603) 666-3906

Foundation for Healthy Communities (603) 225-0900

Franco-American Centre (603) 641-7114

Franklin Pierce UniversityManchester Academic Center (603) 647-3500

Friends of Aine Center for Grieving Children and Families (603) 669-1120

Girls Inc. of New Hampshire (603) 606-1705

Granite State College


Granite State Independent Living (603) 228-9680

Granite United Way (603) 625-6939

Greater Manchester Chamber (603) 792-4100

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (603) 656-9580

Home Health & Hospice Care (603) 882-2941

HOME TOMORROW, INC. (603) 626-3944

Humane Society for Greater Nashua (603) 889-2275


Independent Services Network (603) 644-3544

International Institute of New England (603) 647-1500

JDRF Greater New England Chapter (781) 431-0700

Make-A-Wish New Hampshire (603) 623-9474

Makin’ It Happen Coalition (603) 836-6266

Manchester City Library (603) 624-6550

Manchester City Library Foundation (603) 206-9605


Manchester Community College (603) 206-8000

Manchester Fire Department (603) 669-2256

Manchester Health Department (603) 624-6466

Manchester Historic Association

Millyard Museum (603) 622-7531

Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority (603) 624-2100

Manchester Police Department (603) 668-8711

Manchester School District (603) 624-6300

Manchester Transit Authority (603) 623-8801

Manchester Water Works (603) 624-6494

Meals on Wheels of Hillsborough County (603) 424-9967

Mission Life Inc. (603) 233-3444

NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire (603) 626-4663

New England College (603) 428-2223

New Hampshire Audubon (603) 224-9909

New Hampshire College & University Council (603) 225-4199

New Hampshire Community Loan Fund (603) 224-6669

New Hampshire Housing (603) 472-8623

New Hampshire Public Radio (603) 223-2444

NHMI/Safe Sports Network (603) 627-9728

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

Palace Theatres (603) 668-5588

RiverWoods Manchester (603) 645-6500

SEE Science Center, Inc. (603) 669-0400

Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission (603) 669-4664


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

Southern New Hampshire University (800) 668-1249

Southern New Hampshire University - CWBA (603) 629-4697

The Derryfield School (603) 669-4524

The Majestic Theatre Studio (603) 669-7469

The Moore Center (603) 206-2700

Town of Bedford (603) 472-5242

Town of Goffstown (603) 497-8990 x118

Town of Hooksett (603) 485-8471

Trinity High School (603) 668-2910

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

Value of Sport (617) 513-4492

Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (603) 778-2500

Waypoint (603) 518-4000

Webster House Children’s Home (603) 724-7409

World Affairs Council of NH (603) 314-7970

YMCA of Downtown Manchester, a branch of The Granite YMCA (603) 623-3558

YWCA New Hampshire (603) 625-5785


Dance Studio

Unbound Dance Academy (603) 714-2821


Executive Health & Sports Center (603) 668-4753

HOTWORX Bedford (603) 272-6104

Individual Fitness (603) 836-5745

The Training Station (603) 505-0048

The Workout Club & Wellness Center (603) 623-1111

The Zoo Health Club (603) 782-5016


YMCA Allard Center of Goffstown (603) 497-4837

YMCA of Downtown Manchester, a branch of The Granite YMCA (603) 623-3558

Medical Aesthetics

The Alchemy Clinic (603) 206-5804



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

Vitamin/Supplement Manufacturer

MegaFood (603) 263-9886

Yoga Instruction

Barre Life (603) 232-6868



Energy Conservation

Energy Efficient Investments (603) 423-6000

Environmental Products & Services/Consulting

Normandeau Associates, Inc. (603) 472-5191

Wilcox & Barton, Inc. (603) 369-4190

Fuel Oil

Palmer Gas & Oil (603) 898-7986

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Liberty Utilities (800) 833-4200

Manchester Water Works (603) 624-6494

Milpower Source (603) 267-1342

Water Backflow Testing & Repair/ Surveying

New England Backflow, Inc. (603) 669-4004


Colonial Village Apartments (603) 669-9600

Devonshire Village Apartments (603) 668-6573

Greenview Village (603) 644-7070

Halstead Manchester (603) 669-8400

Red Oak Apartment Homes, LLC (603) 668-8282

Socha Companies (603) 627-8993

The Factory on Willow (603) 263-3696

The Residences at Manchester Place (603) 668-2880

University Heights Apartments (603) 210-5273

Wall Street Tower (603) 668-0855

Moving College Bound Movers (603) 882-6683

Starving Artists Movers (603) 626-1410

Two Men And A TRUCK (401) 216-6795 manchester

Property Management

Elm Grove Companies (603) 666-8534

Farley White Management Company (603) 668-3000

Gray Property Group (603) 637-4812

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

North End Properties Inc. (603) 641-3838

Real Estate Developer Anagnost Investments, Inc. (603) 669-6194

Real Estate/Commercial

Better Homes and Gardens

The Masiello Group (603) 625-2800

Colliers (603) 623-0100 cities/new-hampshire

Gamache Properties (603) 623-4956

Harrington & Company (603) 625-9628

IWG - Regus (603) 913-3856 new-hampshire/bedford

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

NAI Norwood Group (603) 668-7000

Stebbins Commercial Properties LLC (603) 669-6323

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Real Estate/Residential/Relocation

Boston North Development LLC (978) 358-7360

Brady Sullivan Properties (603) 622-6223

Coldwell Banker Realty (603) 471-0777

Keller Williams Metropolitan (603) 290-9924


Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (603) 232-8282

Kimberley A. Tufts, REALTOR® (603) 867-9072

MFH Realty

(603) 836-3722


NELSON Real Estate NH, LLC

(603) 264-9808

RE/MAX Area Real Estate Network, LTD

(603) 626-5000


Make It Better, LLC (603) 377-6214


Bakeries, Ice Cream & Sweets

Ben & Jerry’s (603) 647-9400

Bird Food Baking (603) 860-3894

Dancing Lion Chocolate (603) 625-4043

Granite State Candy Shoppe LLC (603) 218-3885

Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream/ Prime Time Grilled Cheese (603) 327-9694

Van Otis Chocolates, LLC (603) 627-1611

Breweries & Wineries

Great North Aleworks (603) 858-5789

LaBelle Winery (603) 672-9898


Celebrations Catering (603) 598-5177

PR Bartending & Waitstaff (603) 232-1205

Tidewater Catering Group (603) 668-6111

Coffee Shops & More

Aroma Joe’s (603) 518-5409

Bookery Manchester (603) 836-6600

Cafe la Reine (603) 232-0332

Hometown Coffee Roasters (603) 703-2321

Food Management Services

Café Services Inc. (877) 375-3246

Juice Bar/Healthy Snacks

The Smoothie Bus (603) 858-1030


Restaurant 900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria (603) 641-0900

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

Alltown Fresh/ Global Partners (781) 894-8800

Cafe La Reine - North End (603) 782-5367

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


Clemento’s Pizzeria and Brew (774) 301-6761

Copper Door RestaurantGreat NH Restaurants, Inc. (603) 488-2677


Cotton (603) 622-5488

Derryfield Restaurant and Lounge (603) 623-2880

Diz’s Cafe (603) 606-2532

Fratello’s Italian Grille (603) 624-2022

Golden Corral (603) 232-4896

Hanover Street Chophouse (603) 644-2467

Hooked Seafood Restaurant (603) 606-1189

Ignite Bar & Grille (603) 644-0064

Jerome’s Delicatessen (603) 623-5388

Midtown Cafe (603) 935-5401

Mr. Mac’s (603) 606-1760

Ninety-Nine Restaurant & Pub (603) 641-5999

Playa Bowls (603) 232-1960


Puritan Backroom Restaurant (603) 669-6890

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

Restoration Cafe (603) 518-7260

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

The Crown Tavern (603) 218-3132

The Goat (844) 603-4628

The Gyro Spot (603) 218-3869

The Hop Knot on Elm (603) 232-3731

The Patio/Pavilion at the Hilton Garden Inn (603) 669-2222

Unity Cafe (603) 782-7325

Vine 32 Wine + Graze Bar (603) 320-4585


Waterworks Cafe (603) 782-5088

XO Bistro (603) 560-7998


Appliance Service & Sales

Baron’s Major Brands Appliances (603) 623-0130


CCA Global Partners (603) 626-0333

Engraving: Trophies/Plaques/ Awards

Crown Trophy (603) 645-1022


Apotheca Flowers & Tea Chest (603) 497-4940

Jacques Flower Shop (603) 625-5155


Portland Mattress Makers (207) 772-2276

Grocery Stores/Specialty Foods

Dandi Products LLC (866) 326-3436

Jewelers/Jewelry Manufacturing

Bellmman Jewelers (603) 625-4653

Day’s Jewelers (603) 641-8232

Kitchen and Bath Dealers

Cyr Kitchen and Bath Home Design Center (603) 518-5507

Retail Specialty Stores

Bedford ACE Paint and Hardware (603) 329-3312

Beeze Tees Screen Printing (603) 447-0333

Double Midnight Comics (603) 669-9636

George’s Apparel, Inc. (603) 622-5441

Lilac + Finch (603) 856-5457

Millennium Running (603) 472-7867

Queen City Ace Paint & Hardware (603) 668-4155

Queen City Cupcake & Gift Shop (603) 624-4999

Runner’s Alley (603) 606-6949

Shadow and Soul Emporium (603) 232-2978


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True Value Company (603) 669-2221

With Heart & Hand Unique Gifts (603) 625-8100


John & Son’s Tire Service (603) 627-1585



Derryfield Country Club (603) 669-0235

Lake Winnipesaukee Golf Club (603) 569-3055

Manchester Country Club (603) 624-4096

Stonebridge Country Club (603) 497-8633


NH SportsPlex (603) 641-1313


Aircraft Services

Signature Flight Support (603) 782-0151


Southwest Airlines (800) 435-9792


Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (603) 624-6539

Transportation Services

Grace Limousine and Shuttle/Black Tie Limousine and Coach (603) 666-0203

Manchester Transit Authority (603) 623-8801

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