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REASONS TO

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A Place to Live, Thrive and Build a Business

A City…

➔ Rich in Culture ➔ Working for Your Family’s Future ➔ Where You Can Grow and Succeed


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The Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce Magazine

TO LIVE…

CONTENTS...

2 Welcome to the Gate City Enjoy our city and our region, learn why we live and thrive here.

6 10 Reasons to Love Greater Nashua

8 A City Rich in Culture

10 Fun, Fairs and Festivals

16 The Arts: A Splash of Color 18 Dining: Simply Delicious 20 The Shopping Experience

We’ve narrowed it down to a 22 To Do: The Great Outdoors list of 10 reasons why it’s easy 24 Golf: It’s Tee Time to love life in Greater Nashua. 26 A City of Inclusion 0 Greater Nashua 5

Chamber Members List of member contacts

TO THRIVE…

28 Working for Your Future

29 College Bound:

Nashua Community College

30 Child Development Programs

TO DO BUSINESS…

40 Build, Grow and Succeed

40 Lighting Up a Career 44 We Built This City

32 Education: A Class Act

45 Seeing Diamonds In Their Eyes

34 Safety First: PAL

46 Our Roots

36 Senior Living: The Golden Years

48 Doing Good is Good Business

38 Real Estate: Our Community

56 Map of Nashua Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in N magazine; the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce is not responsible for errors or omissions. © Copyright 2019, Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission of the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce is prohibited.

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A M E S S AG E FR OM TH E CHA M BE R

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The mission of the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce is to be a primary catalyst for the success of Greater Nashua’s diverse business community through advocacy, building connections and professional development. OUR STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES:

• Ensure a businessfriendly regulatory and civic environment • Promote access to a skilled workforce • Capitalize on our rich diversity • Cultivate a well-prepared and engaged civic leadership • Encourage a respected and effective education system • Advance a supported and thriving arts and cultural environment • Support investments in infrastructure improvements and industry modernization

elcome to the 2019 Edition of N magazine — the ultimate guidebook to the Greater Nashua region. We’re especially proud of our community and are excited to share why. Twice named Money Magazine’s “Best Place to Live” in the United States, Nashua enjoys an enviable location, an abundance of unique shops and awardwinning restaurants, and a strong and vibrant business community. Greater Nashua’s business community anchors the state. From BAE System to Fidelity, from startups to nonprofits to advanced manufacturing, our businesses are leading our economy and providing thousands of high-paying, exciting career opportunities for everyone from Ph.D.s to high school graduates. In Nashua, our renovated downtown mills house entrepreneurs and artists, while visionary repurposing has brought state-of-the-art loft housing overlooking the river. A few blocks away, historic, stately homes showcase our rich architectural history, and Greeley Park’s 150 acres of trails, green fields and shaded woods offer beauty and recreation. Our rich diversity serves as a mecca for young professionals moving into the area to work for the region’s largest employers. From our burgeoning craft beer scene to upscale bars and restaurants and the just-underway development of our Performing Arts Center in the heart of downtown, Nashua’s cultural offerings are many. Plus our location can’t be beat! From Nashua, you’re an hour away from sandy beaches to the east, ski slopes to the north and west, and the glory of Lake Winnipesaukee in the heart of the Lakes Region. In an hour, you can experience the sports, theater and big city life of Boston. Greater Nashua, which has been named a top place to live not only in New Hampshire but in the nation, is an ideal place to raise a family, do business and ultimately thrive. Whether you’re a longtime resident, new to our area or simply visiting for the day, we hope you discover the exceptional array of professional and cultural offerings Greater Nashua has to offer. Enjoy our city and our region, and learn why we live and thrive here — ‘For the Love of Nashua.’ Sincerely,

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2018-2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chairman of the Board Amir Toosi • Rivier University Immediate Past Board Chair Fouad Mahfuz • PRG Incoming Board Chair Betsy Levesque • Berkshire Hathaway-Verani Realty Secretary Elizabeth LaRocca • Eversource Energy Treasurer Steve Saxe • AlphaGraphics Membership Committee Chair Doreen Manetta • Enterprise Bank Ambassador Committee Chair Betsy Levesque • Berkshire Hathaway-Verani Realty iUGO Steering Committee Chair Brian Duncan • New York Life Directors Michael Aquino Weisman, Tessier, Lambert & Halloran Sue Beaubien • Bellwether Community Credit Union Tom Bishop • BAE Systems Dr. Robert Dorf Southern New Hampshire Health System Linda LaFleur • SquareTail Brian Law • Law Logistics Kate Luczko • Harvey Construction Krishna Mangipudi Sarah Marchant • City of Nashua Grant Morris • New Sky Productions Beth Needham • Optisure Risk Partners Jeff Reilly • Fidelity Investments Michael Reinke • Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter Mark Rubenstein • Granite State College

CHAMBER STAFF Tracy Hall President and CEO Laurey Isanski Office Administrator Patrick O’Mara Director of Membership Samantha Cassista Director of Program and Events Kimberly Zambrello Director of Marketing

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N Contributors In addition to capturing the many faces of Nashua, photographer Karen Bachelder can typically be found covering everything from sled dog races and lumberjack competitions to architecture and fireworks displays. See more of her work at karenbachelder.zenfolio.com. Jim Hennessey is a Nashua-based photographer whose pursuit of a variety of different genres of images has caught the eye of many New Englanders for several years. The visual effects of his photographs are born of a keen eye for the many moods of nature and people. See more of his work at hennesseyphotography.net. Brion O’Connor is a long-time journalist and freelance writer based on Boston’s North Shore. Though he grew up in New Jersey, he vividly remembers driving through Nashua during visits to his grandparents in Manchester. He’s a graduate of Manchester Central, Class of 1976, where he played hockey against the Purple Panthers of Nashua High School and the Cardinal of Bishop Guertin. Brenda McDougald is employed by Enterprise Bank and is a photographer who enjoys capturing the beauty of Nashua, especially in Mine Falls Park and Greeley Park. This past year she won first place in the photography competition in the Beaver Brook Fall Festival and Nature Art Show.

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REASONS TO

LOVE GREATER NASHUA by the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce Staff

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ou know that Nashua has been named one of the best places in the country to live. You know about how it’s one of the safest communities in the nation, that it’s a great place to raise a family and even an ideal place to spend your golden years.

Why is that?

While we could go on all day answering that question, we’ve narrowed it down to a list of 10 reasons why it’s easy to love life in Greater Nashua. We’ve got broad horizons. We benefit from a diverse population ranging from the communities that originally built Nashua to the residents who continue to shape our cultural landscape.

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Taste Nashua! We live in a delicious city with many dining options, offering locally sourced, fresh ingredients, diverse menus and craft brews and cocktails created by talented, creative chefs.

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Fill your calendar all year long. Nashua is a fun and social community with lively events that add charm and character to our streets each year.

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It’s home. We’ve got a deeply embedded history that is still felt throughout the entire city.


Location, location, location. We have access to the mountains, metropolitan cities, skiing and beaches — it’s all within an hour’s drive.

Shop ‘til you drop! Nashua is home to tax-free shopping at stores ranging from premium outlets and big box stores to tasteful and trendy downtown retailers. We’re home to local artisan shops offering plenty of New Hampshire-made gifts!

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Find your muse here. We’re a city with a passion for the arts. Our streets are bursting with colorful murals and sculptures — all set to a soundtrack of live music, open-mic nights and theater groups lighting up the stages through Greater Nashua.

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It’s a place where everybody knows your name. Nashua is a city with a small town feel. It’s packed with both long-time and new neighbors who make up a tight-knit group of friendly townspeople. There are friendly faces everywhere creating a welcoming vibe felt by all.

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Learn to lead here. We’ve got great schools, a full slate of higher education opportunities and plenty of after-school activities for children of all ages.

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Vacation every day! Follow hiking trails, meander through state and city parks, enjoy walks along the river, marvel at the fall foliage, try some skiing and embrace the beauty of our city. There’s a picturesque getaway just around the corner any time of the year.

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A City Rich in

Culture B Y B I L L B U R KE

offee and croissants at a Main Street café; an invigorating hike through Mine Falls Park; an al fresco lunch along the Nashua River; shopping on Amherst Street; a mid-afternoon break at a brewery in the Millyard followed by an evening of live music downtown — it’s just a typical day in a dynamic city alive with sound, color and flavor. “We are proud that Nashua is the most culturally inclusive city in New Hampshire and the city has numerous nonprofits, organizations and events that add to the value of Nashua’s cultural appeal,” Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess says. When financial news site 24/7 Wall St. ranked Nashua as one of the best places to live recently, it cited “a disproportionately high concentration of cultural amenities and entertainment venues.” It’s a feature that’s come to define the Greater Nashua area. “Nashua’s arts and cultural offerings are very active and growing with a lot of support from the community,” Symphony NH Executive Director Marc Thayer says. “I think there’s a lot happening in music, theater and visual arts, so we’re very fortunate. There’s a lot to do.” A year-round cultural calendar includes the three-week long Nashua Inter-

national Sculpture Symposium — a one-of-a-kind forum where artists from around the globe make Nashua their creative home, a slate of festivals, vivid street art murals and Symphony NH — the state’s oldest professional orchestra, which makes its home in Nashua. “We’re very lucky to have a symphony orchestra now in its 95th year,” Thayer says. “A lot of cities have lost their orchestras, but this community values the symphony and has kept it alive.” Visitors seeking live music often find themselves in the audience at The Riverwalk Café — an anchor for the city’s growing music scene, and the catalyst for a night life built around live music. The 85-seat venue was created for musicians and music lovers, and is renowned for its high-quality listening experience. “There’s a lot of live music, a wide variety of it, and a lot of it for free,” Thayer says. Donchess points to a city packed with sculptures, street pianos, murals and sites like the Labyrinth at Rotary Common Park as examples of Nashua’s love of public arts. “If you haven’t had a chance to experience Nashua’s cultural offerings, we highly encourage it,” he says. N

“There’s a combination of a wonderful small town feel, and yet the things you might want from a larger city are available nearby. It’s a nice combination and everything is in reach.” — Marc Thayer, Executive Director, Symphony NH

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For the Love of Nashua: A Place to Live, Thrive and Build a Business MONEY MAGAZINE has yet again let

the world in on something Nashua and its neighbors have known for some time: it is one of the best places to live in the country. Nashua, which topped Money’s very first “Best Places to Live” list in 1987 — and the only city to receive that title twice — is celebrated for its desirable location and rich downtown, among other details. This time around, it was named to the magazine’s “Best Places to Live in Every State” list. And while it is an honor, it’s no surprise to those who have come to Nashua to live, thrive and build a business. “The quality of life here is great,” says Doreen Manetta, Regional Manager II/Senior Vice President at Enterprise Bank on Amherst Street. “The people here are great and everyone is very friendly.” Manetta, who is also a Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce board member, moved to the city in 1985 from Somerville, Massachusetts to raise her family. That’s when she first discovered what Nashua has to offer. “I can get anywhere from here,” she says. “You can get right on Route 3, you can get right on Route 93 — you can get anywhere you need to be.” While its proximity is one of its great offerings, there are also more concrete benefits to putting down roots in the region. The magazine says Nashua is a charming town, and specifically notes the lack of sales tax in the state. “When you buy a house here, you get a backyard, you get more space,” Manetta says. “The schooling is outstanding and the opportunities with sports are great. There’s a lot to offer here. It’s the greatest place to live.”

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Above: Graffiti Paintbar. Below: Nashua Street Pianos.

GET TO KNOW Holiday Stroll When: Saturday after

Thanksgiving • Where: Downtown Nashua

One of the most anticipated events of the year draws residents and visitors to the city’s downtown area to celebrate the holiday season. Main Street and the surrounding area is lit up and shops throw open their doors as live performers regale the crowds with seasonal favorites. Ice sculptures, food, activities, music, shopping and a quintessential New Hampshire downtown atmosphere make this event one of the most popular all year long. facebook.com/nashuaholidaystroll • (603) 883-5700

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t’s after dark and a warm glow is lighting up the corner of Main Street and Factory Street. It’s there that Graffiti Paintbar has opened its doors for the evening, ushering in groups of would-be artists for a few hours of sipping and creating. Graffiti Paintbar is a bright, welcoming spot where artists — and those who aspire to be — can gather to take part in expert-led painting socials, wood sign workshops and glass painting classes. “It’s a great place to gather with friends and try something new,” Owner Linda Lagana says. “When you come here, you leave with something. You get an experience.” Lagana has put together a number of experiences perfect for pairs, groups or even single guests, including a Paint Pouring Workshop that allows guests to fashion an unpredictable, delightful work of art. “It’s part science experiment, part art,” Lagana says. “We mix colors in a cup using a recipe — we’re like mad scientists — and then we pour it out onto ceramic tiles to create this beautiful abstract color work that’s a surprise each time you do it. It’s a ton of fun and you don’t need to have any artistic ability at all. It’s a messy, artsy playground.” Families, dates, girls’ night out groups and even singles with an urge to paint fill the Main Street spot, creating “a very vibrant and creative, inspiring atmosphere,” Lagana says.


“People can come into my place, have an evening out with friends, and then step out and get something to eat and drink,” she says. “That’s one of the great things about the downtown atmosphere and being part of the downtown merchant community. There are plenty of nice places to grab a bite right nearby.” Just a few doors down, Patrick Provost is preparing to provide just that. The co-owner of Odd Fellows Brewing Co. is making sure everything is in order just before the dinner rush. “We’re right on Main Street, which helps us a lot,” he says. “It’s a little more upscale than most breweries, but it has to be — there’s a lot of competition on Main Street as far as having good food.” Odd Fellows joined the rich Nashua dining community when it opened early last year. A few months later it started brewing its own beer, adding six drafts — crafted right on-site — to its diverse beer menu. “We’re pretty well-rounded as far as what we’re offering,” Provost says. “We’ve got a hefeweizen, a blonde ale, an IPA, a hoppy red ale — we’re kind of all over, but it’s all fun. Any time you combine good food and good beer it’s a fun time.” Odd Fellows, the sister restaurant to O’Brien’s Sports Bar, is the latest brewery to set up shop in the city — something that’s likely a boon for area merchants. “I think it bodes well for Nashua to have multiple options,” he says. “There are a lot of people who will drive 2-3 hours if we give them a legitimate beer destination, and then everyone wins. We’ll have people who will visit our place, then they’ll shop, maybe visit the Performing Arts Center — we’ll all be better off.” The painting, shopping and dining is all backed by a soundtrack that includes the (usually) melodic sounds of the colorful, lively Nashua Street Pianos. Wander through Bicentennial Park, past the Chase Building or near the corner of West Pearl and Main Streets, and the tinkling, chiming sounds are very likely to catch your ear — or, thanks to

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the brilliant, colorful designs on each instrument — your eye. “The Street Pianos create an opportunity for people with latent piano talent to share that and to share their creativity,” Great American Downtown Executive Director Paul Shea says. “It also creates an opportunity for spontaneous connections between people who are playing and people passing by.” On display and available for use from May through October, the spinet and upright pianos, decorated by local artists from Positive Street Art, City Arts Nashua and the Nashua Area Artists Association, add a new, welcome feature to the busy downtown area. Placed strategically throughout the city center, the pianos create a score that residents and visitors alike can enjoy or even help contribute to. Just pull up a bench and let your own personal muse express itself. “There’s one gentleman who taught himself to play entirely on the Street Pianos,” Shea says. “He started when we first put them out a few years ago, and now he’s quite proficient.” Impromptu concerts often include selections ranging from video game themes to pop songs to classical pieces. “We’ve had everything from talented musicians who know how to play to folks passing by who can’t help but tickle a few of the keys and let a few notes out,” Shea says. N

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Nashua Country Club is a traditional New England Club with modern facilities and a rich family tradition. Highlights include a newly rebuilt golf course, clay tennis courts, new dining facilities, heated pool and curling. nashuacountryclub.com Peanuts, Cracker Jacks, theme nights, play areas and top-notch family entertainment is available at every Nashua Silver Knights game at Holman Stadium. The team is a charter member of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League — a wood bat league with a 56 game regular season. The Silver Knights were named FCBL Organization of the Year in 2011, hosted the FCBL All-Star Game in 2012 and won the league championship in 2017. nashuasilverknights.com

Looking to hit the links? Check out what Sky Meadow Country Club (skymeadow. com), Friel Golf Management (worldcupgolfcenter.com) and Nashua Country Club (nashuacountryclub.com) have to offer. (To learn more, see page 24.) Elizabeth Grady of Nashua provides an innovative approach to beauty and skin health through its products, services, schools and franchises. Expertly trained estheticians, massage therapists and make-up artists prescribe the world’s best products and treatments perfect for you. elizabethgrady.com The River Casino and Sports Bar, New Hampshire’s premier destination for table games like poker, roulette, blackjack, craps and let it ride, among others, is perfect for private parties, office parties, fantasy football, draft parties, reunions and more. therivercasino.com

GET TO KNOW Synphony NH

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Founded in 1923 as an all-volunteer group, Symphony NH (and its accompanying chorus) has grown into a professional, top-notch organization. On a night when the full orchestra is performing, there can be as many as 60 people on stage. Its home in the Edmund Keefe Memorial Center for the Arts, a facility constructed in the 1930s that seats nearly 1,400 people, has the feel of a classic theater: cushioned seats, chandeliers and a wide balcony looking out over it all. symphonynh.org • (603) 595-9156

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TO LIVE… A Year of Festivals AN ONGOING SERIES OF EVENTS brings residents and visitors to a variety of Gate City fests. Here’s a look at a few:

Downtown Chocolate Stroll When: February 9 Where: Downtown Nashua Gate City Brew Fest and Wing Competition When: March 9 Where: Holman Stadium More: gatecitybrewfestnh.com

Nu Muse Festival When: May Where: Main Street, Downtown Nashua More: downtownnashua.org/numuse

iUGO’s Food Truck Festival at Holman Stadium

International Sculpture Symposium When: May 9 – 30 Where: Various locations throughout Nashua More: nashuasculpturesymposium.org

The Farmer’s Dinner When: Various dates and locations throughout the year More: thefarmersdinner.com

NH Bacon and Beer Festival When: Sunday, May 19 Where: Millyard Technology Park More: nhbaconbeer.com

Latino-American Festival When: August Where: St. Aloysius of Gonzaga More: stlouisnashua.org/ latino-american-festival

New England Roots Festival When: Sunday, Sept. 29 Where: Main Street, Downtown Nashua More: downtownnashua.org/nerootsfest-test

Downtown Arts Festival When: September Where: Parc de Notre Renaissance Francaise More: positivestreetart.org/project/ downtown-arts-festival PHOTO BY KAREN BACHELDER

Nashua’s Farmers Market When: Sundays from June to October Where: Main Street between Temple and Pearl Streets. During the winter, the market is held in the old Alec’s Shoes building at 201 Main St. More: downtownnashua.org/ nashuafarmersmarket

iUGO Southern New Hampshire Food Truck Festival and Cornhole Tournament When: September 21 Where: Holman Stadium More: iugonashua.com

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Nashua Pride Parade When: June 29 Where: Main Street, followed by a gathering in Le Parc De Renaissance Francaise More: nashuanh.gov/1217/Nashua-Pride-Festival

66th Annual Greeley Park Art Show When: Saturday & Sunday, August 17th & 18th Where: Greeley Park More: nashuaareaartistsassoc.org/ greeleypark-artshow Fourth of July Celebrations When: Thursday, July 4 Where: Downtown Nashua More: downtownnashua.org/july4th Taste of Downtown Nashua When: Thursday, June 6 Where: Downtown Nashua More: downtownnashua.org/taste

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Nashua Multicultural Festival When: September Where: Elm Street Middle School More: nashuanh.gov/1237/ Nashua-Multicultural-Festival Dinner on Main — A Harvest Celebration When: Monday, Sept. 9 Where: Right in the middle of Main Street, Downtown Nashua More: downtownnashua.org/local/eatlocal

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Downtown Nashua Scarecrow Competition When: Sunday, Sept. 29 Where: Various locations throughout Nashua More: downtownnashua.org/ downtownscarecrows Veteran’s Day Parade When: November 11 Where: Starts at Holman Stadium, proceeds down Main Street Annual Holiday Craft and Bake Fair When: November Where: First Church Nashua, UCC The Art Walk When: Sunday, Nov. 24 Where: Downtown Nashua More: cityartsnashua.org The Winter Holiday Stroll When: Saturday, Nov. 30 Where: Downtown Nashua More: downtownnashua.org/live/ our-programs/holidaystroll

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Greek Food Festival When: May Where: St. Philip Greek Orthodox Church More: stphilipnh.org/events/festival


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reater Nashua has been given a colorful makeover by an active and vibrant community of artists, including Positive Street Art — a nonprofit group dedicated to inspiring a passion for urban arts that brings some of the city’s landscape to life through vivid murals. Otherwise nondescript surfaces have been transformed into works bursting with color and meaning by Positive Street Art’s artists, from the group’s first work, “The Face of PSA” at 174 Main St., to its most recent, “Take Courage,” located on Temple Street. “The murals beautify the city and also involve people of all different backgrounds in art,” says Brenda McDougald, Regional Business Advisor at Enterprise Bank and

Left and above, photos by Brenda McDougald.

Positive Street Art Where: Murals are located throughout downtown Nashua

Positive Street Art is the brainchild of Manny Ramirez and Cecilia Ulibarri, who founded the group in 2012. Their mission: to inspire a passion for urban arts, and to build stronger communities through workshops, community events and artistic services. The group has grown to include a larger team and an advisory board, working with volunteers to create urban art through painting, drawing, graphic design, photography, fashion, dance and other outlets. positivestreetart.org

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A Rich Arts Scene an avid photographer. “They absolutely beautify the downtown and add to the richness of the city.” McDougald’s work is also featured throughout the city. Her “Sunrise at Greeley Park” was awarded first place by the Beaver Brook Association at the Fall Festival and Nature Art Show. The image, glowing with brilliant, natural illumination and a wash of early morning haze, was shot at one of the spots where she often finds her muse. She cites both Greeley Park and Mine Falls Park among her favorite spots to pursue her passion. “My interest in photography over the past few years has taught me to love and appreciate Nashua like never before,” McDougald says. “After getting up much too early on a few summer mornings in 2015, a whole new world was opened for me. I had lived in Nashua for over 30 years, but had never really explored the city. The Millyards, Mine Falls, so many side streets and wonderful murals that I had driven by and not noticed, are now favorite spots to visit. It may sound cliché, but photography, and art in general, prompts a whole new perspective on Nashua or any place at all.” Her work can be spotted at Enterprise Bank — a local institution with a history of supporting the city’s arts. McDougald’s photography, as well as work by a number of other local artists, is on display at the bank. “One of the unique things that we do when we open a new branch is that we allow local artists to bring in their work, and employees can choose something that they want in their workspace,” she says. “I am fortunate to have been included with those local artists, and it’s so rewarding to be encouraged to share my passion in that way. At the same time, that local art enhances our branches and the work environment for the employees. “At our Main Street Nashua office is a scene from the annual art show at Greeley Park, and at our Amherst Street office, a scene from Roy’s Drive-In, a well-known and loved spot on Route 101A. Our two Nashua branches have a total of 35 paintings and photographs that have been purchased.” N

WHETHER IT’S MUSIC, THEATER OR VISUAL ARTS, there’s something here for everyone.

Lois Legacy Art is perfect when you’re looking for a unique personal gift with local flavor. Consider a custom-painted portrait such as a house or building portrait or a painting of a loved one or pet by artist Lois Kilberg. Lois also designs and creates customizable 3D topographic maps of local areas. loislegacyart.com Gate City Charter School for the Arts, a free, public K-8 charter school, uses an arts-integrated curriculum to produce graduates who excel in both academics and the arts and have the knowledge, creativity and inquisitive nature that foster a life-long love of learning. gatecitycharterschool.org The Nashua Community Music School, located in the historic Millyard, has been providing the southern New Hampshire area with quality music education opportunities for over 30 years. Private lessons are available on a variety of instruments. nashuacms.org

The Nashua Area Artists Association is an all-volunteer, nonprofit, educational organization whose goal is the advancement of art in Nashua and surrounding communities. Membership is comprised of visual artists working in a variety of media as well as patrons of the arts. The NAAA welcomes members at any level of experience from students to established artists. nashuaareaartistsassoc.org City Arts Nashua helps to expand and provide visibility for Greater Nashua’s artistic and cultural community. It promotes visual and performing arts in Nashua by advocating, networking and producing events and projects. cityartsnashua.org The Palace Theatre is a vibrant, historic live performing arts theatre in downtown Manchester that hosts a broad range of live, high-quality professional and community performances. palacetheatre.org

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Above: City Moose Café and Catering. Below: MT’s Local Kitchen & Wine Bar.

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ventually, you’ll need to take a breather from experiencing Nashua’s many cultural offerings to refuel. Luckily, the city has a lively, creative dining scene led by a number of talented, home-grown chefs and restaurateurs ready to show off their hospitality expertise. Whatever tempts your taste buds — Mexican, Italian, Asian, seafood, barbecue, steaks, baked goods, pizza — Nashua’s eateries have you covered. “Anyone coming into the area is going to find that Nashua, and downtown Nashua in particular, has a lot of great dining options,” says Stacy Lamountain, Co-Owner and Catering Coordinator at City Moose Café and Catering. “Whether you want sit-down fine dining, quick-casual or if you just want to grab a pizza, you have all those options.” Lamountain, who was born and brought-up in Nashua, and her husband Jason (Co-Owner and Chef at the City Moose Café and Catering) opened their doors at 30 Temple Street in April of 2018. With a menu offering fresh-made items from locally sourced ingredients, the pair has built a reputation — first as caterers and now at the café — on their commitment to the community. Ingredients are sourced from Greater Nashua producers like Banyan Branch Farm and Oasis Spring Farm in Nashua, Julie’s Happy Hens in Mont Vernon, Dowie Farm in Derry and Wilson’s Farmstand in Litchfield, among many others. “When you know where the food comes from, it’s not just knowing that it was grown safely, but that the quality is that much better,” Lamountain says. “If you come into the café and stay long enough, you’ll see farmers coming in and dropping off food. It’s fun to see.” City Moose Café and Catering joins longtime downtown establishments like MT’s Local Kitchen & Wine Bar and Surf — both owned and operated by longtime Nashua dining fixture Michael Buckley. Buckley first came to the city’s restaurant scene 20 years ago, and has since opened a second restaurant, Surf, located just across the street from MT’s Local Kitchen & Wine Bar. Buckley’s second hotspot in the downtown area is devoted to creatively prepared and fresh seafood. The result: Surf has been named “Best Seafood Restaurant” by New Hampshire Magazine numerous times. The restaurateur shows no sign of slowing down. The renowned Buckley’s Great Steaks sits right next door to Buckley’s Bakery and Café on the Daniel Webster Highway in Merrimack, and now, the newly-opened Buckley’s Bakery and Café offers the same great, freshly-made fare in nearby Hollis at 9 Market Place. N

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Panda Express 219 D.W. Highway, Nashua pandaexpress.com BAKING

Dunkin’ Donuts multiple locations dunkindonuts.com Butter N’ Jam 449 Amherst St., Nashua butternjam.com

Burtons Grill of Nashua 310 D.W. Highway burtonsgrill.com Mr. Mac’s Mac and Cheese 440 Middlesex Road Tyngsborough, MA (978) 939-6227 Willie Jewell’s Old School BBQ 569 Amherst St., Nashua (603) 809-4546

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Odd Fellows Brewing Co. 124 Main St., Nashua oddfellowsbrewery.com

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Djinn Spirits 2 Townsend W #9, Nashua djinnspirits.com

Chick-fil-A Somerset Plaza 377 Amherst St., Nashua (603) 595-2202

Millyard Brewery 25 East Otterson St., Nashua millyardbrewery.com

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Celebrations Distinctive Catering Inc. 1017 Second St., Manchester (888) 401-3663 City Moose Café & Catering 30 Temple St., Suite 202, Nashua citymoosenh.com In The Mix, LLC 51 Lake St., B-10, Nashua inthemixbev.com

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The Peddler’s Daughter 48 Main St., Nashua thepeddlersdaughter.com ITALIAN

Uno’s Pizzeria & Grill multiple locations restaurants.unos.com Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant 406 Amherst St., Nashua bertuccis.com Fratello’s Italian Grille 194 Main St., Nashua fratellos.com MEXICAN

Margaritas of Nashua 1 Nashua Drive, Nashua margs.com SEAFOOD

Surf Restaurant 207 Main St., Nashua surfseafood.com

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rom quaint boutiques along Main Street to expansive malls to miles of shopping along Amherst Street, Greater Nashua has endless options for those looking for that perfect item. Quite often, they’re likely to find it in a store that’s been serving their neighbors for, literally, generations. “Fortin Gage has served as the city’s florist since it was established in 1931; Alec’s Shoes has been getting families into footwear since it first opened in 1938; and Cardin Jewelers has been helping to make memories with beautiful, precious and interesting items for nearly 100 years. Hector Cardin first opened the doors to what has become a city institution in 1919, just a few blocks from where the current shop stands. “People come to shop in downtown Nashua because it’s a destination,” third-generation Owner Kathy Cardin-Smith says. “There are more and more young people coming down because of the restaurants and breweries and shops — it makes it so people want to come here. And at the end of the day, it’s all about service and longevity.” Cardin-Smith — a Nashua native and business owner for more than 40 years — has a friendly familiarity with visitors to her Main Street shop. She greets many of them by name, and often helps create items for children and grandchildren of longtime customers. “It’s something that’s been passed down to the next generation,” she says. “People may move out of town, but when they’re in their 20s and 30s and they’re looking to buy an engagement ring, they come back to us. They trust us. There were several weddings all over the U.S. with diamonds from Cardin Jewelers this past year alone.” Nearly every corner of Greater Nashua has a diverse selection of shopping options. The Pheasant Lane Mall, just off of Route 3, offers more than 135 stores ranging from Abercrombie & Fitch to Zales, while at the other end of the city, just off the Everett Turnpike in Merrimack, the Merrimack Premium Outlets provides shoppers with a wide range of shopping options with a number of unique conveniences. And while it can seem rather large, with walkways and byways leading to shops tucked into inviting alleys and stretches of greenery and bench-lined lanes, the layout lends itself well to navigation. It’s divided into the Meadow Court at one end, connected by the Orchard Court in the center, which leads to the Woodland Court at the far end. Shops range from the upscale — Coach, Barbour and Michael Kors — to anchor stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s and Banana Republic. N Below: Merrimack Premium Outlets

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town streets, Greater Nashua has it all. PRG Rugs has served as one of the area’s most respected showrooms for more than 35 years. PRG offers a complete selection of Oriental and Persian rugs to customers throughout the area. If you’re looking for the long-lasting value of a finely crafted rug, visit the source. prgrugs.com Red Brick Clothing Company is the local source for custom screenprinting, embroidery and promotional products. redbrickclothing.com Goodale’s Bike Shop offers bikes, clothing, repairs, fitting, rentals and accessories for all your biking needs. A longtime fixture in the city, Goodale’s can help with expertise on any kind of bike. goodalesbikeshop.com EmbroidMe of Nashua offers all the marketing products your company needs, from branded apparel to promotional products to print media, signs and banners. embroidme.com/nashua-nh Scontas Fine Jewelry and Home Décor has been a fixture in Nashua for generations. Scontas has been recognized in New England as a source for beautiful things personally selected by owners Philip and Amalia Scontsas, to attract those looking for that special something. scontsas.com Mint Printworks specializes in screenprinting, custom apparel and graphic design. Mint Printworks’ real love is for art and the details of the process, and making people happy with quality and service. Mintprintworks.com Hudson Trophy Company has been providing custom engraved trophies and awards, as well as personalized gifts, for 50 years. Saymore Trophy continues to strive to provide customers with the latest and best gifts and products. It also continues to update its engraving services to offer faster and more affordable engraved products. hudsontrophy.net

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Above: Mine Falls Park and Nashua Skate Park. Below: Greeley Park.

“We’ve been working at this for five years now and we have a number of gardeners who have been there from the very beginning,” Shea says. “It’s something that’s continually grown and it’s really become an opportunity for people to connect with one another and with nature.” Greeley Park, located in the north end of the city, straddles Concord Street and provides residents with a range of playing fields, including the 24-station Warren Hall Memorial horseshoe pits, tennis courts and softball fields. The park also offers jogging, walking and hiking trails, a playground and wading pools. There are also acres of green grass for picnicking and barbecue pits, and in the colder months, visitors can cross-country ski or snowshoe. The Greeley Park Rotary Band Shell is the center of many free activities like concerts, a film series and children’s shows. N

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he beauty of Greater Nashua is that it offers everything residents and visitors may want in a vibrant city center — alongside hundreds of acres of lush, wooded parks and woodlands. Hiking and bicycle paths, rail trails and community gardens sit just minutes from the bustle of the city’s downtown, offering an alluring respite for those seeking the rural side of the Gate City. The city’s Parks and Recreation Department, under the Division of Public Works, offers residents more than 50 parks and spaces to explore and play in. “Our recreation programs and events offer residents great experiences at great values,” Parks and Recreation Superintendent Nick Caggiano says. Among the city’s best kept secrets, according to Caggiano: “The hiking trails at Yudicky Farm, as well as the Terrell Homestead and Lovewell Pond are wonderfully preserved properties for residents to enjoy. The cricket leagues that play on Sundays and the Biddy Basketball Program are also great. More than 1,400 children participate in the Biddy Basketball program, making it the largest recreational basketball program in the state.” There may not be a more bucolic spot than the 325-acre Mine Falls Park located right in the heart of Nashua. Considered one of the jewels of the Gate City, the park includes forest, wetlands and open fields and is bordered on the north by the Nashua River and on the south by the Mill Pond and canal system. Disappear into its natural surroundings for a walk, some boating, fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and biking — or just have a picnic and enjoy all that nature has to offer. A new walkway, pedestrian bridge and an ADA accessible ramp now connects Mine Falls Park with the Gate City Community Gardens — a verdant space where flowers, vegetables and vines wind through this community-led plot just west of Pine Street. Residents can claim a plot and tend it, bringing new life and green space to their community. Just this year, Great American Downtown, which administers the program, was granted an 11,000-square-foot lease expansion to allow for extensive permaculture planting and even more raised beds along the Heritage Rail Trail in 2019. The increased space could allow for an additional 16-20 beds in the coming year, Great American Downtown Executive Director Paul Shea says.

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Get Out and Go for It WHETHER YOU’RE UP FOR A BRISK WALK, want to push yourself to the

limit or if you’d rather just catch a game, there are plenty of options. The David W. Deane Skate Park, located on Stadium Drive not far from Stellos Stadium, Mine Falls Park, the YMCA and Conway Ice Arena, is a 20,000-square-foot site where skaters can explore and test themselves in bowls and across the dips and turns of this winding, twisting concrete playground. Headed by Bobby LaMattina (Grand Master, 10th Degree Black Belt) and a staff of expert instructors, Tokyo Joe’s Studios of Self-Defense offers a number of programs for physical fitness and instruction in martial arts. tokyojoes.net When the temperatures dip, there’s still plenty to do. The Gateway Hills Snow Park, a progression terrain park, gives skiers and snowboarders the right amount of small to mid-size features and beginner terrain to make winter sports fun and easy to learn. Beginners can start on the right lanes of the snow park for easier terrain, and work their way left to attempt increasingly challenging skills. Boxes, rails and jumps — starting low and progressively getting higher — give novices a chance to learn, and experienced skiers and boarders an opportunity to hone their skills. gatewayhillssnowpark.com The Nashua Silver Knights, charter members of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League, are four-time FCBL Champions and the best affordable, family entertainment in Southern New Hampshire. Head out to Holman Stadium for an evening ideal for families and baseball fans alike. nashuasilverknights.com The YMCA of Greater Nashua was formed in 1887 and has served hundreds of thousands of people in the past 132 years. Last year, more than 20,000 different individuals participated at the Y as members or through the more than 300 programs. nmymca.org

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Above: Sky Meadow Country Club. Below: Nashua Country Club.

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ne of the most appealing things about Greater Nashua is its proximity to a variety of environments — from a convenient, walkable urban center to rural, idyllic rolling hills and untouched countryside. And the best place to experience that natural beauty may be from the highest point in the city — the first green at Sky Meadow Country Club. A private country club, Sky Meadow offers golf, swimming, tennis, access to two restaurants, social events — and a chance to get a breathtaking view of the Gate City. “The views we have here are striking,” says Director of Membership Jim Galletly. “When you’re on our first green, you’re looking at Mount Monadnock in one direction, the MIT Haystack Observatory in Westford in the other direction and people in the condos can see the Boston skyline on a clear day.” The course itself, once rated by Golf Digest Magazine as the No. 1 golf course in New Hampshire, is 6,590 yards from the championship tees and was designed by renowned architect Bill Amick. Though it’s private, would-be guests can get a feel for the club through its social membership — access to the clubhouse, the restaurants, 24

social events like the Mother’s Day Brunch, Easter Brunch, Breakfast with Santa, yoga classes, trivia nights and a cribbage league — for $250 a year. “There are four private golf courses (in Greater Nashua),” Galletly says. “And they’re all nice golf courses — all different. It’s really the people that create the vibe, though, and when you look at Sky Meadow, you find that we can be more casual and we have an overall younger demographic. It ranges from young families to serious golfers who enjoy a casual club atmosphere.” Members can challenge themselves on the signature second hole, a par-3 featuring a 100-foot drop to a large green (though Galletly says he favors the 11th hole), relax in the 125 seat Grill Room or dine in the Oak Room — a more informal spot that opened in 2012. “It’s an affordable luxury,” Galletly says. “We’re the best value of the privates in this market. But people don’t have to be a member to take advantage of things like our banquet facilities and booking charity golf outings. It is a private club, but we are a member of the community.” skymeadow.com N

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ashua has long been recognized as a hospitable and welcoming place where a diverse cross section of residents, families and institutions thrive and the contributions of all are celebrated and valued. Part of that success can be attributed to a robust collection of cultural organizations that encourages building an integrated, welcoming and neighborly atmosphere. Among those organizations: The Nashua Arts Commission is the face of arts and culture for Greater Nashua, serving the community as a cultural resource by facilitating, advocating, coordinating and educating on behalf of the city’s arts and cultural assets. Contact: Tracy Hall, thall@nashuachamber.com

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Above: Cancer Survivors hold white lanterns at Light The Night, an evening event benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Below: Multi-cultural events, such as the annual India Independence Festival, encourage racial acceptance and inclusion across Nashua’s diverse population.

Cultural Connections

The mission of the Cultural Connections Committee is to encourage understanding and appreciation of ethnic diversity in Nashua and to facilitate communication between ethnic community members and city government. Contact: Deepa Mangalat, dmangalat@comcast.net The Gate City Immigrant Initiative provides support to orient and empower newcomers and the broader community to fully integrate as citizens of Greater Nashua in good health and well-being. Contact: Jenn Hosking, Jenn.Hosking@nashualibrary.org One Greater Nashua

One Greater Nashua is a broad-based coalition of organizations and individuals seeking to improve health equity in Nashua and 10 surrounding communities by enhancing social inclusion and integration efforts. unitedwaynashua.org/ support-your-local-community/one-greater-nashua

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ith a variety of educational and training resources, Nashua can be the launching pad for a new career and the perfect place to prepare future leaders. For many, a brighter future begins at the city limits. A number of higher education choices exist in the Greater Nashua area, including Nashua Community College — an affordable, flexible and convenient solution for residents mapping out an upgraded career trajectory. From associate degree programs to certificate programs, the Amherst Street campus can open doors. “Nashua Community College prepares students to be successful in the workforce by engaging all stakeholders in the community to ensure students are as prepared as possible, and that there is a place for them in the economy after graduation,” Campus Communication Specialist Christina Forbes says. NCC networks with high schools, business and industry partners, community leaders and four-year programs to help keep students’ goals in line with its offerings. And with workforce development a top priority for employers in the region, the college’s certificate programs can help participants hone their skills and advance their careers. As one-year programs, certificates help students who want to enter the workforce as quickly as possible.

“The certificate programs are a significant area of opportunity and growth for the college,” Forbes says. “We’re always looking for input and partnerships with the business community to help develop the best programs.” NCC has the ability to be very responsive to changing demands in the business community, as well as shifts in student needs. The school’s advisory boards are comprised of business partners who communicate with high schools and are continually evaluating the needs of the region’s labor market. The college has the lowest tuition in the region, and offers a variety of pathways to offset the costs of college. High school students can accumulate college credits through The Running Start Program at a fraction of the cost of tuition. Running Start enables high school juniors and seniors to take courses for both high school and college credit during the normal high school day as part of the students regular schedule. They use a college syllabus and students learn material at a college level. “The running start teachers are amazing — it is extra work for them, but all our teachers want to be doing it,” Program Coordinator Louise Goulet says, adding that everyone teaching and supporting Running Start is engaged and invested in its success. N

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For the Love of Learning NASHUA COMMUNITY COLLEGE is developing increased outreach for continuing

education students, many of whom work and attend classes at night. CTE and Continuing Education Coordinator Samantha Belcourt has begun working with students in programs like business, human services, computer networking and cybersecurity networking — programs set to begin in the spring 2019 semester. Additionally: • Early College courses for high school students taking classes on the NCC campus run half the price of regular tuition. • For regular students, the financial aid office helps connect them with grants, loans and scholarships. NCC supports a variety of work-study positions for qualifying students as well. • The college also offers in-state tuition within a 50-mile radius of campus, encompassing the Greater Boston and Worcester areas. • The Honda PACT program offers in-state tuition across New England. For students who pay out-of-pocket, the business office can set up a payment plan to manage tuition.

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n a city packed with opportunity, even younger students are being provided with the skills they need to succeed. A collection of nonprofits and youth-oriented programs are helping to make Nashua a great place for young people. “Nashua offers a diversity of services, a close-knit community and people who genuinely care for one another,” says Sally Stanton, Chief Development Officer of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Nashua. “It makes the city a very attractive place.” “The Club really is a life-changing

says. “We are here from 6:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. But we couldn’t do it without our dedicated volunteers. “Our staff is incredible. They understand that every child deserves an opportunity and encourage every child to get involved with one of our many academic, arts, athletic or leadership programs. They’re just happy to be a part of the process of creating better futures for our youth.” While the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Nashua provides a diverse slate of programming, including a number of athletic programs — everything “The stronger our kids are, from basketball and wrestling to synchrothe stronger our community nized swimming — is going to be.” healthy living guidance, — Sally Stanton, Chief Development Officer good character and of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Nashua citizenship programs, it place for kids, some of whom come from also provides a pathway for members to pretty tough situations at home,” Stanachieve academic success. Kids are given ton says. “There are places to go where homework help and tutoring daily (“More they can feel safe and interact with caring than 1,000 kids voluntarily participated in adults —mentors who will listen to them homework help last year, which says a lot and guide them in the right direction. It’s an for the program and the volunteers and important resource for the community we staff who come in to help the kids,” Stanton serve.” says). They’re even taken on college tours, The Boys and Girls Club of Greater provided with SAT prep, helped with Nashua had 3,021 active members take financial aid forms and introduced to trade part in its many programs in the last year schools and alternative career preparation alone. Additional collaborations with other if they choose not to follow the four-year nonprofits and organizations throughout college path. the city bring that number up to more than “The changes I see in kids are amazing,” 6,000. Stanton says. “They’re continually building “We have between 450 to 500 kids a day confidence, new skills. They’re feeling happy come through our doors with 15 full-time and cared for, appreciated, recognized — staffers and about 48 part-time staffers at they’re changing right in front of our eyes the height of the summer season,” Stanton and it’s amazing to watch.” N 30

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fun-filled afternoon, to year-round programs that can affect a lifetime, Nashua is a city packed with resources perfect for families. Fun World is a year-round indoor amusement park for kids of all ages. This family favorite features rides, games, a party area, snack bar, video games and bowling. funworldnh.com Key to Escape gives families a chance to live a unique adventure. Using only items hidden around the room to solve riddles, piece together puzzles and cooperate, participants work as a team to escape or complete an objective within a time limit. keytoescape.com The Academy of Notre Dame, founded in 1854, is a private, Catholic co-educational pre-K through eighth grade lower school and college preparatory upper school for young women located in Tyngsboro, MA. ndatyngsboro.org


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Camp has had 83 graduates — 98 percent of whom work in the advanced manufacturing industry. The program runs every 10 weeks, with a two-week break in between sessions. Each session hosts about 12 students, although the most recent class was the largest yet with 16 students. The program is run by an instructor, a team of lab assistants including program alumni, and guest lecturers from industry partners.

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Students in the Microelectronics Boot Camp and Advanced Manufacturing programs have the ability to land good jobs as soon as they learn the basic skills. Many companies in Greater Nashua hire graduates, and then offer educational benefits so their employees can continue to build their skills. “It’s a win win; the company is getting a new, energetic and trained employee, and the student is getting a good job, usually with tuition reimbursement,” says Jon Mason, Corporate and Continuing Education Coordinator at Nashua Community College.

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long with an array of resources designed to build future leaders from its youngest residents, Nashua is also the beneficiary of a district made up of forward-thinking, innovative educators at top-notch schools. St. Christopher School, a Catholic, pre-K through sixth grade school that traces its roots back to the early 1950s, for example, serves 15 different communities from throughout Greater Nashua, with children from 12 different faiths. The school stresses the importance of service projects, working with nonprofits and charities ranging from the Humane Society to the Nashua Soup Kitchen, among others. “We’re working to develop well-rounded individuals,” St. Christopher School Principal Cindy Clarke says. “Kids with critical thinking, problem solving and leadership skills. When we do these service projects, we develop these skills in the kids. We want them to be good citizens.” The school strives to develop confident, independent, life-long learners, Clarke says, which drives some of its creative curriculum. St. Christopher utilizes an individualized approach to education, offering a number of engaging, unique programs like accelerated math instruction for 5th and 6th graders. “We have kids who are obviously going further in math, so we saw this as a need,” Clarke says. “It’s helped those students who maybe wouldn’t have reached that level if we hadn’t started the program.” The school’s Daily 5 program is built around a literacy framework that helps students become independent learners. While one group of students meets with teachers, another works on individual skills — reading, writing and moving through smaller groups. “It increases the time teachers can spend with kids,” Clarke says. “We can really hone in on individual needs.” The St. Christopher Buddy Program starts kids on the path to leadership at a young age. Each year, every upper-grade classroom is paired with a lower-grade classroom. Students are paired with each other so that everyone has a buddy. “It develops respect and empathy within the building,” Clarke says. “They could read together, they could work on a service project together. Catholic schools say this a lot — that it feels like a family — but I see how this program delivers. People say they can’t believe how happy the kids are, how friendly they are with one another, how polite they are. It’s a way that helps everyone really get to know each other. N 32

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motivation and access to a supportive professional network. Since 1972, the Adult Learning Center has been providing quality education to the people of Greater Nashua. Students discover skills, which are theirs for a lifetime. By becoming educated, trained, employed and independent, and by ensuring that their children are educated, all students are making a very personal contribution to a healthy, prosperous community. adultlearningcenter.org The Nashua Public Library is the city’s greatest bargain. With a library card, enjoy free books, e-books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, video games and museum passes. The library also offer story hours, teen programs, concerts, Internet access, wifi, film series, lectures and computer classes free and open to all. nashualibrary.org

The Center for Women and Enterprise is a nationally known nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people start and grow their businesses. Since 1995, CWE has worked with more than 33,700 entrepreneurs in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Vermont. cweonline.org There is a gap between what we know and what we do; that is the knowing/doing gap. Find out how Laura Noel Consulting, LLC can help you close that gap and make quantum leaps in your personal and professional results. stretchintosuccess.com Monarch Health Coaching is dedicated to working on wellness with individualized and group plans using several holistic modalities. Weight management, smoking cessation, fears and chronic pain are just a few of the issues addressed. monarchhealthcoaching.com


Learn, Live, Lead THROUGHOUT THE CITY AND ITS SURROUNDING TOWNS, a collection of public

and charter schools, colleges and training options allow residents to improve their education, career trajectory and their future. Here are just a few of the educational options in Greater Nashua: The Nashua School District has a strong professional development program, two comprehensive high schools — Nashua High School North and Nashua High School South — a progressive and innovative culture, lively parent and community volunteerism, a wide array of program offerings, and a highly dedicated staff. nashua.edu The Academy for Science and Design encourages and inspires young people to explore and create within the realm of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, strengthening and expanding students’ understanding of science and technology. asdnh.org The Gate City Charter School for the Arts uses an arts-integrated curriculum to educate all interested students in grades K-8, to produce graduates who excel in both academics and the arts and have the knowledge, creativity and inquisitive nature that foster a life-long love of learning. gatecitycharterschool.org At the Derryfield School, relationships are key — not just with peers, but with teachers and coaches, as well. These experiences give Derryfield alumni the confidence to get the most out of their education as they head off to college and the world beyond. derryfield.org Bishop Guertin High School is an independent, Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory high school and strives to develop students to their greatest potential, especially in their contributions to the world around them. bghs.org Founded by the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary and Sister Madeleine of Jesus, Rivier University is a four-year, Catholic, not-for-profit institution offering professional preparation and a liberal arts education for both undergraduate and graduate students. rivier.edu

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One of New Hampshire’s top private schools is located right here In Nashua! World Academy is an NAEYC and NEASC accredited, prestigious private school educating children from birth through grade eight. Dedicated to excellence in education, diversity, family involvement and the development of the ‘whole person,’ World Academy fosters 21st century skills through an intentional seamless educational roadmap to personalize students’ journeys. worldacademynh.com The Academy of Notre Dame is a private, Catholic, co-ed, pre-K through 8th grade Lower School and a college-preparatory Upper School for girls founded in 1854. The Academy’s 200-acre campus offers pristine fields, ponds and forests in which to explore, learn and play. The school is committed to communitybuilding, diversity, global justice and service to those in need. ndatyngsboro.org

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ot only is Nashua a great place to build a home and a life, but it’s also proving to be the perfect place to spend one’s golden years. Bankrate.com recently ranked New Hampshire as the fourth best retirement destination in the country, putting it ahead of traditionally popular destinations such as Florida and Arizona. Bankrate cited access to excellent healthcare, numerous activities available for seniors and the fact that it is the safest place to live as reasons retirees love the region. For those enjoying those amenities, however, it’s no surprise. “Nashua is a great place to retire,” says Hunt Community Director of Marketing John Parolin. “The proximity we have to Boston, the proximity to the ocean, the mountains, the lakes, there’s the tax favorability in terms of inheritance taxes — it’s all phenomenal.” Silverstone Living’s Hunt Community, a Life Plan Community for active people 62 and over located on 16 acres near the city’s downtown, recently completed an $11 million renovation project at its 10 Allds Street community, creating a relevant, vibrant option for Nashuans who want to spend their retirement in the Gate City. Upgrades to the Hunt Community include centralized community spaces, relocated offices and the addition of a community building. Residents can now enjoy a rooftop dining space, a great room with full audio/visual capabilities and sound system, a 50-seat theater with stadium seating, a


new courtyard with water features and a fire pit, an improved fitness center, a billiards room, an activities room, a new library complete with cherry bookshelves and a fireplace, and a new lobby with a two-sided fireplace and a lounge area. “We are certainly not your grandparents’ nursing home, that’s for sure,” Parolin says. “Living at the Hunt Community or the Huntington is highly independent. Residents have full access to the community and apartments, and as things are needed down the line, there’s the availability for assisted living or nursing care. It’s a soup-to-nuts solution that someone looking to retire would want.” A number of senior communities, unmatched health care options and a variety of support organizations are located throughout the region, providing a strong support network for retirees relocating to the area or transitioning to the next phase of their life in Greater Nashua. “It’s a great environment,” Parolin says. “By and large, the amenities around are a huge plus, there are a lot of activities and a community of people for people to enjoy. Senior living has never been better.” N

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Early every autumn, the Nashua Airport fills with curious kids from around the city for its annual Wings and Wheels event. A veritable armada of trucks, work vehicles, airplanes and even a Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter are rolled out onto the runways for a day of exploration and learning. “Children are allowed to get into the vehicles, climb aboard, sit in the driver’s seat, honk the horns — the kids really enjoy it,” Nashua Airport Manager Christopher Lynch says. “And plenty of adults have a great day, too. There’s nothing like sirens and lights going off.” This year’s Wings and Wheels event marked the third annual gathering, which drew more than 2,000 people to the airport. One of the city’s more unique attractions, the airport — a 400-acre site adjacent to the former Daniel Webster College — has a history with the city dating back to the 1930s. Since then, the site has become busier than any other airport in the state in terms of flight operations, hosting 270 based aircraft at its 93 Perimeter Road location. There’s quite often plenty to see during a visit, including recent visits by a World War II-era B-29, and past gatherings that included a B-17, a B-25 and even a P-51 fighter.

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ith a wide array of cultural and educational offerings and surroundings rich in convenience and accessibility, it’s no secret that Greater Nashua is an ideal place to put down roots. “Nashua is a great place to raise a family,” says Betsy Levesque, of Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Verani Realty. “All of Nashua and Greater Nashua is very hot. Really, anywhere in Nashua is hot, but anything under $300,000 in decent shape is going to be gone quickly.” According to Zillow.com, the median price of a home in Greater Nashua is $294,500. Take into account all of the benefits that come with living in and around the city — convenience, culture and an active, engaged community — and the value of home ownership begins to reveal itself more completely. Young professionals are moving into the city, and in particular to the Bicentennial neighborhood. Bordering Roby Park on its eastern side, the area’s winding, eye-catching cul-de-sacs and tree-lined streets are dotted with houses ranging from ranch homes to larger, newly constructed modern-style homes. 38

Why Bicentennial? Levesque says it may be about location. “It’s really the convenience,” she says. “You’re close to the highway and close to shopping when you’re there.” “Greater Nashua is a fabulous place to live,” Levesque says. “We offer so much. It’s convenient to so many things. It’s within reach of the mountains, it’s within reach of the ocean, we’re close to Boston, it has very low crime, there’s lots of shopping available, and there are a number of great, community-focused neighborhoods.” Among those neighborhoods: Downtown: Take Exit 6 and the Broad Street Parkway to access the heart of the city, where you’ll find condominiums and apartments tucked into brick-lined streets. If you live here, you can walk to dinner or a coffee shop and browse the many boutiques along Main Street. Crown Hill: Centrally located and not far from a few rounds of golf at the Nashua Country Club, Crown Hill is also close to Bishop Guertin High School and the city’s lively downtown.

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French Hill: The French-Canadian mill workers settled this section of Nashua more than 100 years ago. Take Exit 7 and find yourself near Holman Stadium and Greeley Park — and the many annual gatherings held there year-round. Coburn Woods: This neighborhood may have a rural feel — it was designated as a wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation in 1974 — yet it still remains very convenient to the endless shopping and conveniences of Amherst Street and to Nashua High School North.

North End: The North End is rich in history and period architecture. Single-family homes dating back to the 1800s can be found in this part of the city, including Classic Colonial Revivals and ornate Queen Anne Style homes.


South End: Take Exit 5 to access the newer developments just off of Route 3. Located near shopping centers and some of Nashua’s tech companies, the South End offers the perfect location for commuters, and it’s convenient to Conway Arena, Stellos Stadium, Mine Falls Park and Nashua High School South. Ballerina Court at Gagnon Farms: One of the newer neighborhoods, it blends the traditional with the elegant near Sky Meadow Country Club, Rivier University, World Academy and plenty of dining and shopping options.

Birch Hill: Just minutes from the highways and the new Broad Street Parkway, Birch Hill — just off Exit 6 — is perfect for easy access to downtown Nashua, the Birch Hill Elementary School and Nashua High School North. Bicentennial: Running from Exit 4 off of Route 3 down to the Massachusetts border, you’ll find condominium associations and single-family homes in this section of the city, with houses ranging from modest ranch-style homes to larger modern and colonial-style homes.

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Among the most stylish, innovative housing options for people relocating to the city is the newly opened Lofts 34 — perched on the banks of the Nashua River in the heart of the mill district. Named for the building’s address — 34 Franklin St. — Lofts 34 is a stately property that has brought life and color to the former Nashua Corp. building. The one time vacant structure has been completely renovated and is now home to 200 one- to four-bedroom luxury loft-style apartments — many with private decks, additional loft space, fireplaces and views of the river. “This has been an opportunity to bring a nice housing choice to folks considering moving, working and living here,” says Brady Sullivan Properties Marketing Manager Holley Ackerson. “It’s been a great accomplishment to see this property brought back to life.” The unique, custom floor-plans and the stylish mix of the old with the new has attracted downsizers and young professionals, Ackerson says. The apartments offer elegant granite and stainless steel kitchens, in-unit washer and dryer and central air conditioning. Just a few steps away, however, may be some of the more unique aspects of life at Lofts 34 — an indoor putting green, an indoor basketball court, a fully equipped fitness center and a pet washing station. “You can take your dog out for a run in the yard and then bring it inside to be washed,” Ackerson says. Another modern touch: There’s a leasing management team on-site who can — among other things — accept Amazon deliveries. Lofts 34 is the 22nd mill building property Brady Sullivan Properties has renovated in New England. The Nashua site offers residents unique floor plans, several that are multi-level with wide foyers, stairways — and the breathtaking river views just outside. “Your space will not be like your neighbor’s,” Ackerson says. “There are a lot of very unique layouts. “It’s really a great way to bring 200-plus people into Nashua to live, work and play here.”

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Kessler Farms: Located in the northwest part of Nashua, just off Amherst Street, this diverse neighborhood is shared by homeowners and renters at one of several apartment and condominium complexes. Though there is a wide variety of living options, the entire region is desirable, Levesque says. “The market in Greater Nashua is leveling off,” she says. “We’re coming off an extremely ambitious seller’s market, and we are seeing a leveling, but the market is still strong.” N n a shua cha mb er.com

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s the founder of the massively successful CruCon Cruise Outlet, Sandy Cleary knows all about destinations. So when she launched her latest business venture, SLC Group Holdings, a venture capital firm that “seeks to partner with passionate business owners and entrepreneurs that need an investment to take their business or product sales to the next level,” she needed to choose a destination for her operation. The location Cleary chose to establish SLC Group Holdings? The City of Nashua. “Nashua was a wonderful choice for SLC Group Holdings, as it is supported by a highly involved business community and is a good place for us to host entrepreneurs from around the country,” says Cleary. “Its location allows us to build a strong network of resources to fulfill the commitment we make to not only finance entrepreneurial endeavors, but to help guide them through managing their new growth and opportunities.” In just over two decades, Cleary cultivated CruCon Cruise Outlet from a small online travel agency with two employees into one of the largest sellers of cruises, with more than $125 million in annual volume. CruCon ranked as

one of the largest members of Travel Leaders Network, as reported by Travel Leaders Group at time of acquisition and is a leading seller of cruises in North America for most of CruCon’s affiliate cruise lines. Cleary’s keen, creative marketing strategies and ability to build effective and profitable relationships with cruise line executives and industry leaders contributed to the stunning growth of CruCon year after year. The firm eventually joined the Travel Leaders Group Family — North America’s largest traditional travel agency company with more than $21 billion in annual sales volume. Consistent with her ability to forecast industry needs in an ever-changing marketplace and continue to drive growth for her business, Cleary recognized that the “Travel Leaders Group has resources that will allow CruCon to grow enormously, and enable our clients to enjoy more fulfilling — and cost effective — cruise experiences.” In December 2017, CruCon formed an alliance with lifestyle retail giant HSN. The partnership was considered the first of its kind for a travel agency, providing a showcase for all things cruising and CruCon to HSN’s roughly 90 million

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some smaller, nimble entrepreneurs have found it to be the ideal spot to launch their own ventures. “I think Nashua is a unique community with something for everyone,” says Tyler Soucy, owner of TS Event Productions. Soucy, who founded the company two years ago at just 18 years old, provides lighting, rigging and support, live sound and video projection for music, theatrical and corporate events. Now 20, he’s found Nashua to be ideal to help his business grow. “Being in the Nashua area is perfect for working with companies in Boston or for those who have divisions here in New Hampshire,” he says. “A lot of really cool stuff happens in this area because of that proximity. We’re pretty close to everything — I can be in New York City in four hours, or in Boston in an hour, and the focus New Hampshire has on theater has been a special thing.” Soucy started on the road to owning his own business as a youth growing up in Milford. His brother was performing in a talent show, and he helped with the lighting. “That weekend I made stage lights out of coffee cans and some random parts in my basement,” he says. “I was paid $100 to do the lighting and I ended up buying a lighting system with that $100 and it grew from there.” When he graduated high school, Soucy opted to invest the money he would’ve spent on tuition on his new business. The first production TS Event Productions worked on was a performance of ‘Into the Woods’ with the Riverbend Youth Company in Milford. From there, the business grew. The first year, it doubled in size. It’s poised to double again this year. “I enjoy having the opportunity to work with so many different people from so many different walks of life — there’s a lot of really passionate people doing something they believe in.”


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followers, a demographic that otherwise might overlook this expanding travel sector. Cleary’s approach, working with industry leaders, affiliates and her team, was proven successful by exponential growth. She said she expects the best from all involved in the endeavor, especially from her team. Inspired by Cleary’s work ethic, commitment to success, and desire to be the best in sales and service, the CruCon squad evolved into an award-winning service team. Among those accolades, CruCon won Business NH Magazine’s “Business of the Year Award” in 2017, and Cleary herself won the magazine’s “Business Leader of the Year Award” in 2018. Cleary has since left CruCon in the capable hands of her team, but she continues to make waves in the business world with SLC Group Holdings. “One of the challenges I had when I started was accessing capital from the banks,” she says. “And now at this stage of my career, I am in the position to help others grow their business.” However, the overarching goal of SLC Group Holdings, she said, is to not only provide financial support to entrepreneurs, but also to mentor them with all aspects of their business. Those aspects can include quality control, customer service and marketing. “SLC Group Holdings specializes in entrepreneurship, investments as well as real estate,” Cleary says. “Our team of 13 has a well-rounded approach to guiding entrepreneurs with financing, marketing and public relations — all of the areas in which a budding business owner may need vital assistance to keep their livelihood thriving.” Cleary maintains strong ties with HSN, partnering with the company’s American Dreams program. The program was established to both discover and support innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs,

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and is designed to support entrepreneurs by identifying additional opportunities to bring their products and business to life and giving them the HSN platform to share their products and stories. This platform, among others, will allow Cleary and her SLC Group Holdings to keep their collective finger on the pulse of upcoming business pioneers. Partnering with good causes is also important to Cleary, who stated that she “believes that by our mission we can help the community through our charitable giving efforts.” Those partnerships are an extension of Cleary’s belief that “businesses are pillars of the community, and responsible for looking beyond their walls to enrich and support the environment and people around them.” Still, business success is part of a larger equation. That success, said Cleary, brings a responsibility to give back. In 2017, Cleary donated more than $1.3 million to charitable organizations, especially those that support youth and families of New Hampshire. Recipients of that support included The Boys & Girls Club of Laconia, Sandwich Children’s Center, Granite State Children’s Alliance, Girls Incorporated of Nashua, SEE Science Center of Manchester, The Monarch School of New England, New Hampshire Court Appointed Special Advocates, Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth and the Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction. “Children and animals are the most dear to us — those without a voice — and it is a priority to recognize and establish relationships with causes that serve that demographic,” she says. “I look forward to creating a lasting relationship with the community of Nashua, and appreciate the warm welcome from the community as a whole.” N


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here’s a great deal to be said about loyalty, and staying true to your hometown. It’s another relationship entirely when you “choose” to relocate to a new hometown — something Kevin Chartrand knows firsthand. “I grew up in Pelham and went to high school at Bishop Guertin here in Nashua, and college at Southern New Hampshire University,” says Chartrand, who opened his Willie Jewell’s Old School Bar-B-Q on Amherst Street in October of 2016. “The Nashua community has been great since the very first day we opened. “Being a southern-style barbecue restaurant is somewhat unique in New England,” he says. “However, there is no shortage of barbecue lovers here in Nashua.” Chartrand represents a tried-and-true axiom in business — identify a need, and provide for that need. “I quickly realized that there is something of a cult following of barbecue enthusiasts in the area who really gravitated to what we are doing here,” he says. “I talk to people all the time who grew up in Texas, Florida, Georgia, etcetera, and for one reason or another moved up here to Nashua. They’re very appreciative to have authentic southern barbecue right in their backyard.” Chartrand’s restaurant was not only a leap of faith for the owner, but also the parent company. Willie Jewell’s is a barbecue franchise based out of Jacksonville, Florida with 14 restaurants. The other 13 stores are situated well below the Mason/Dixon Line in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. “My wife Tori and I got involved with the franchise through my uncle who lives in Ponte Vedra, outside of Jacksonville, and is very close with the owners of the restaurant group,” says Chartrand. “They were very excited with the prospect of offering their delicious barbecue in a brand-new market way up north and jumped at the opportunity when I expressed my interest. It has been a great marriage so far and we hope to grow our footprint in New England in the coming years. “Being part of a franchise and our corporate team having a lot of experience 44

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working with many municipalities, they were all thrilled at the way in which our opening process went and how ‘business friendly’ Nashua was,” he says. “I would strongly recommend anyone who is considering open a business here in Nashua to do so.” In a similar vein, Linda West of the nonprofit VT/NH Marketing Group says Nashua is attractive because it has lived up to its long-time nickname, the Gate City. Though her group, which provides marketing education for a wide range of companies and business professionals, is based in Woodstock, Vermont, West joined the local Chamber of Commerce two years ago primarily because of the city’s outstanding location. “We have done a few events in Nashua, and find it very convenient for our group to meet,” West says. She noted the city’s proximity to Bos-

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motivated L.T. Sierra to pull up stakes and move his wife and 2-year-old daughter from Maine to the Nashua area for the opening of the new Day’s Jewelers on Amherst Street. As the New Hampshire Territory and Store Manager, Sierra was new to the area, but has felt welcomed since opening the doors in early November. “I love it here,” he says. “It can be really busy with a lot of hustle and bustle, but there’s something for everyone here. There’s a little bit of everything in Nashua, which is what I love.” The store — a gleaming shop with eye-catching copper trim — is the eighth Day’s Jewelers, but the first free-standing store in the family-owned chain. At more than 6,000 square feet and with 10 employees ready to assist shoppers, it’s larger than most jewelry stores, and has inventory for every price point. It also has a children’s play area, a 3D diamond machine and a lounge area where shoppers can have refreshments or watch TV. “There’s been a lot of excitement,” Sierra says of the reaction to the new store. “We’ve gotten a lot of great feedback. People are blown away by how beautiful it is.” Sierra began working with the company part-time while in high school 12 years ago, cleaning glass, tidying up restrooms and dabbling in sales. After working his way up and opening a new store in South Portland, he has now found himself overseeing the New Hampshire expansion. It’s been a rewarding move, he says, for both he and his young family. “My wife is a stay-at-home mom — so she has the hardest job in the world — but there’s so much for her to do around here,” he says. “She can go for a short drive and find all kinds of things for our daughter. There’s a lot for her age group and we’re also excited for what’s to come as she gets older. We’ll check out Bobo’s Indoor Playground and Fun World and those kinds of fun places. We’re still trying to get to know the area a little better, but it’s been great.”

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here are many ways to judge success. Profitability, of course, is one. Yet the business world has seen plenty of “boom and bust” stories. Perhaps an even better indicator is longevity. And Nashua has a rich history of businesses that have established deep roots in the community. In many instances, those roots go back generations. “This is my hometown, so I have a very strong connection to Nashua — it’s where the majority of my family and friends live,” says Edward ‘Jody’ Gage of Fortin Gage Flower and Gift Shop. “Having a second generation business in downtown Nashua brings a strong connection to the Nashua community, which I think is great and I enjoy.” The shop opened in 1931 as Fortin the Florist, said Gage, and his father started working for the original owner, Charlie Fortin, in 1959. “When Charlie passed away in the early ‘60s, my dad, Ed Gage, bought the business and then the building,” he says. “In the early ‘70s, my dad expanded the building and he continued to add gift items as the business became a flower and gift shop, which it continues to be today. “I’ve worked in the shop on and off for most of my life, pushing a broom around as a kid, delivering with my grandfather at holidays, and eventually becoming a floral designer and then taking over in 1999. I absolutely see myself and my business as part of the fabric of the city. I’ve made it a point to be involved on many boards and in organizations that give back to the community and are committed to making Nashua a better place for everyone.” Likewise, Peter G. Johnson, president of Just Lights for close to two decades, says he enjoys “the history and hometown feel of Nashua.” “We operate out of a mill building constructed in the 1800s,” says Johnson. “Nashua has many multi-generational family businesses that are still thriving today. I also like the New Hampshire advantage, especially being a border town. Many of our customers are from Massachusetts and come to save over six percent on their purchases.” 46

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Johnson’s grandfather, Everett E. Johnson, founded the first lighting store in Nashua in 1912, calling it The Electric Shop. That company is still in business, but is now called Johnson’s Electric. Johnson and his wife Tamie established Just Lights at 33 Main St. in 2000 as a separate lighting showroom. In 2013, the couple relocated to one of the city’s original textile mill buildings. “We are one of only four lighting showrooms left in New Hampshire, and I think our diverse selection of style and design give people an alternative to express their style on an individual basis in their homes,” says Johnson. While Johnson relishes his company’s niche placement, he sees Nashua in broad terms. “There is much more to the city than just the business climate,” he says, “We have Greeley Park and Mine Falls Park. We have Holman Stadium and a great and growing farmers market. And we

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have fantastic restaurants and bars.” That broad scope of attractions proved irresistible for Binnie Media, which purchased the radio station Frank 106.3, along with 18 other stations throughout New Hampshire and Maine, in 2012. “The radio station had been in Nashua many years before, best known as B106 and WHOB,” says Pete De Tone, the station’s general manager for the past 12 years. But it’s the future that has De Tone excited for the station. “I certainly see Nashua on the rise. It has a vibrant downtown with many great restaurants and shops,” he says. “We love to get involved with local charities and nonprofits, as well as provide a great medium for local businesses to advertise.” That’s not surprising. After all, the strongest trees often have the deepest roots. N


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Doing Good is Good for Business t’s a trend that has a long history throughout the city. The business community has a record of working side-by-side with nonprofits, providing creative solutions to meeting the needs of residents throughout the region. On a midweek evening in south Nashua, Uno’s Pizzeria and Grill‘s General Manager Beth Colson is directing a group of diners to their party — and as part of the restaurant’s Dough Raisers program, helping them raise funds for a local nonprofit. “We arrange a certain night when members of a nonprofit organization invite friends and family to come out to dinner here,” Colson says. “They put it out on social media and we’ll post information about it here in the restaurant, as well. When people come in, they can present a ticket or even just tell us verbally that they’re here for that group, and we set aside 15 percent of their check for their organization. If they do more than $1,500 in sales, we’ll kick-in 20 percent.” To date, Uno’s has donated more than $4 million to deserving organizations. “It comes at no cost to anyone,” Colson says. “It’s a way to invite family and friends out to dinner, and a way of renting the building, in a way, and raising money.” Groups interested in taking part can contact the restaurant or visit unos.com for instructions on how to arrange a Dough Raisers evening. The program is available in every restaurant in the chain, including the two in Nashua at 593 Amherst Street and 304 Daniel Webster Highway. NASHUA IS HOME TO A NUMBER OF NONPROFITS, INCLUDING:

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animal welfare to build the foundation for a healthy and sustainable relationship with their pets, while enriching the lives of the animals in its care. hsfn.org The Front Door For more than three decades, The Front Door has provided support and services to assist individuals and families transition from crisis to self-sufficiency. The agency serves the Greater Nashua community through its core directives, including a housing stability program, a transformational housing program and financial literacy. In 2017, the agency served more than 2,600 people, including roughly 1,000 individuals in need who received gifts, clothing and food through the Holiday Santa program. frontdooragency.org Marguerite’s Place The mission of this nonprofit is to provide women with children, who are striving to achieve and sustain selfsufficiency, with transitional housing as well as emotional, educational and social support services. For more than 100 years, the Grey Nuns have ministered to the needs of the suffering and poor in New England, staffing schools, hospi-

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tals, nursing homes, orphanages and shelters for the homeless. In 1990, Grey Nuns founder Marguerite d’Youville was declared a saint. In celebration of this woman’s life, the Grey Nuns established a task force which ultimately founded a ministry for women and children at risk, focusing on the need in Nashua and Manchester, NH, and Lowell, MA. margueritesplace.org Youth Council No matter how hard parents work to raise successful children, some kids struggle with making good decisions by experimenting with alcohol or drugs or testing limits that can lead to trouble. The Youth Council fills a critical role for young people at the intersection of law enforcement, education, substance misuse and mental health symptoms. The organization maintains that early intervention is critical to help get young people back on track and reduce future problems. Since 1974, the group has served as a first point-of-contact for greater Nashua families. theyouthcouncil.org


Gateways Community Service Gateways Community Services believes that all people are of great value, and strives to be innovative when providing quality supports needed for individuals to lead meaningful lives in their community. The agency has several programs that address the needs of children, adults, seniors and those residents with autism. gatewayscs.org

St. Joseph Community Services – Meals on Wheels Five days a week, St. Joseph employees, supported by more than 500 volunteers, work side-by-side to ensure people across Hillsborough County have a meal, a safety check, and human contact. The organization’s drivers cover more than 1,000 miles daily delivering 1,450 meals. mealsonwheelsnh.org

High Hopes Foundation Imagine the delight in granting a life-changing experience to a child who lives with serious health problems. This is the mission of High Hopes Foundation of New Hampshire, a charitable organization headquartered in Nashua. For more than 30 years, High Hopes Foundation has brought hope and joy to hundreds of New Hampshire children with serious illnesses by providing them life-enriching experiences. highhopesfoundation.org

Girls Inc. of New Hampshire The agency’s mission is to help girls achieve their personal best through one-on-one attention, leadership development, a talented staff and volunteers, a wide range of enrichment programs and a caring family environment. For girls, every day brings new opportunities, challenges and choices. The ability to respond with thoughtful, informed decisions at home, school and with friends and peers can be a big step toward confident, healthy and fulfilling lives. At Girls Inc., staffers understand that every girl — regardless of her age, background, interests or dreams — has the potential for greatness. girlincnewhampshire.org

The Plus Company The agency provides living situations that are customized to suit individual needs, whether through staffed residences, enhanced family care, companion and roommate programs. Caring staff members provide hands-on, reliable supervision, clinical support and case management services, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The nonprofit supports people in their everyday lives whether individuals need help with grocery shopping, tidying up their homes, handling budgets or getting involved in the community. The agency offers hourly and full-day options to tailor services to individual needs. pluscompany.org Catholic Charities NH – Nashua Catholic Charities envisions a future where vulnerable people are protected and supported, family life and marriage are preserved and strengthened, and everyone is cared for with compassion and respect. They strive to provide person-centered services to strengthen New Hampshire families and build independence. The agency’s mission is grounded in the Catholic faith, responding to those in need with programs that heal, comfort and empower. cc-nh.org

Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter The Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter is dedicated to providing shelter and food to those in need. The overall objective of the agency is to advocate, create and operate programs and services that promote dignity and self-sufficiency to those we serve. To ensure that basic needs are addressed, the NSK&S is committed to joining with others in community-wide caring. nsks.org United Way of Greater Nashua The United Way of Greater Nashua’s mission is to make measureable improvements in people’s lives by mobilizing the caring power of our communities. Supporting this nonprofit helps to break the cycle of poverty; put families on the path to self-sufficiency; prevent homelessness, help victims of sexual and domestic violence through shelter, advocacy and counseling; address the underlying causes of obesity through education and promotion of a healthy and active lifestyle; and educate youth about the dangers of substance abuse and risky behavior. unitedwaynashua.org

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Brian M. Duncan Citizens Investment Services, Nashua (603) 851-5318 Bridges by EPOCH 575 Amherst St., Nashua (603) 594-0581 Buckley’s Great Steaks 438 D.W. Highway, Merrimack (603) 424-0995 Burtons Grill 310 D.W. Highway, Nashua (603) 888-4880 Business NH Magazine Millyard Communications 55 S. Commercial St., Manchester (603) 626-6354 Butter N Jam 449 Amherst St., Nashua (603) 943-7203 Cabinet Outlet 259 Main St., Nashua (603) 880-8880 Camaraderie Boutique 175 Main St., Nashua (603) 402-1908 Canobie Lake Park PO Box 190 Salem (603) 893-3506 Cardin Jewelers 125 Main St., Nashua (603) 889-0011 Career Connections, Inc. 116 S. River Road, Bedford (603) 880-7184 Catalyst Chiropractic 71 Spitbrook Road, Nashua (603) 791-0222 Celebrations Distinctive Catering Inc. 40 Pemberton Road, Nashua (603) 598-5177 Center for Physical Therapy and Exercise 522 Amherst St. Nashua • (603) 880-0448 Center for Women and Enterprise 30 Temple St., Nashua (603) 318-7580 Cerato Group, LLC The 4 Water St., Nashua (603) 324-0171 CGI Business Solutions 171 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett • (866) 841-4600 Charles Schwab Independent Branch Services 2 Cellu Dr., Nashua (603) 595-0581 Charlotte St. Child Development and Care 1 Charlotte St., Nashua (603) 465-8795 Chick Beaulieu, Inc. 5 1/2 Gaffney St., Nashua (603) 883-5822 Chick-fil-A 377 Amherst St., Nashua (603) 867-6529 Christian Party Rental 18 Clinton Dr., #5, Hollis (603) 883-5326

Citizens Bank 900 Elm St., Manchester (603) 634-7232 City Arts Nashua PO Box 1603, Nashua (603) 579-0777 City Moose Catering, LLC 30 Temple St., Nashua (603) 413-0060 Clara Levesque 5 Coliseum Avenue, Nashua (603) 566-7415 Clark & Lavey Benefits Solutions, Inc. 7 Henry Clay Dr., Merrimack (603) 883-3773 CleverLight 30 Temple St., Nashua (603) 685-0111 Clocktower Place 2 Clocktower Place, Nashua (603) 880-3961 College Bound Movers, Inc. 111 Northeastern Blvd., Nashua • (603) 882-6683 Colliers International 175 Canal St, Manchester (603) 623-0100 Collins Flowers, Inc. 9 Main St., Nashua (603) 882-2723 Colonial Life Insurance 200 West St. Waltham, MA (978) 767-8873 Colonial Pest Control, Inc. 20 Trafalgar Square, Nashua (603) 880-7900 Comcast Business Services 322 Nashua Rd., Londonderry (603) 275-9342 Comcast Spotlight 2 Bedford Farm Dr. Bedford • (781) 416-0120 Connection, Inc. 730 Milford Road, Merrimack (603) 683-2000 Consolidated Communications 770 Elm St., Manchester (866) 984-2001 ConvenientMD Urgent Care 2 Dobson Way, Merrimack (603) 471-6069 ConvenientMD Urgent Care - Nashua 565 Amherst St, Nashua (603) 671-3600 Conway Office Products, Inc. 10 Capitol St., Nashua (603) 889-1665 Corriveau Insurance Agency, Inc. 115 Main St., Nashua (603) 883-5528 Courtyard by Marriott 2200 Southwood Dr., Nashua (603) 579-6037 Craft Beer Cellar Nashua 108 Spit Brook Road, Tara Commons, Nashua (603) 809-4148 Critical Process Filtration 1 Chestnut St., Nashua (603) 880-4420

Crown Linen Service, Inc. 15 Technology Way, Nashua (603) 598-7000 Cruise Planners 1716 Morning Glory Carrollton, TX • (978) 302-5115 CullenCollimore, PLLC 10 East Pearl St., Nashua (603) 881-5500 Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua 2300 Southwood Dr., Nashua (603) 577-4000 Davis Funeral Home 1 Lock St., Nashua (603) 883-3401 Day’s Jewelers 567 Amherst St., Nashua (603) 324-5200 Demoulas Market Basket 261 D.W. Highway South, Nashua (978) 851-8000 Derryfield School 2108 River Road, Manchester (603) 669-4524 Devine Millimet 111 Amherst St., Manchester (603) 669-1000 Digital Federal C.U. 379 Amherst St., Nashua (603) 882-0078 Divine Facility Service, LLC PO Box 590, Nashua (978) 254-1977 Djinn Spirits 2 Townsend West, Nashua (603) 262-1812 Double Dave Entertainment 68 Bluestone Dr., Nashua (603) 556-0485 DoubleTree by Hilton Nashua 2 Somerset Parkway, Nashua (603) 886-1200 Downtowner-Nelson 100 Main St., Nashua (603) 882-2498 Dunkin’ Donuts 42 Main St., Nashua (603) 889-9500 Dynamic Introductions 230 Amherst St., Nashua (603) 577-0315 Eastern Bank 11 Trafalgar Square, Nashua (603) 782-2505 Easterseals 555 Auburn St., Manchester (603) 623-8863 Eaton & Berube Insurance Agency, LLC 11 Concord St., Nashua (603) 882-2766 Edward Jones, Andrew Whigham 98 Spit Brook Road, Nashua (603) 888-9870 Elizabeth Grady of Nashua 104 Spit Brook Road, Nashua (603) 943-5531 Embrace Home Loans, Inc. 3 Executive Park Dr., Bedford (603) 232-9093


EmbroidMe 410 S. River Road, Bedford (603) 647-9994 End Business Consultants 2 Burlington Woods, Burlington (617) 651-1457 ENSAFE, Inc. 1F Commons Dr., Londonderry • (603) 437-8227 Enterprise Bank 88 Main St., Nashua (603) 578-9841 Environmental System 11 Northeastern Blvd., Nashua (603) 324-8164 Episerver 542 Amherst St., Nashua (603) 594-0249 Erdman Anthony & Assoc. 23 Weymouth Court, Hudson (603) 305-2419 ESP Employee Benefit Strategies, LLC 100 Elm St., Nashua (603) 882-8200 Etchstone Properties 179 Amherst St., Nashua (603) 889-5208 EverSafe IT Services 2 Clocktower Place, Nashua (866) 400-4802 Eversource Energy 780 North Commercial St., Manchester (800) 662-7764 Expert Design Solutions 7-2 Hickory Lane, Hollis (603) 533-2532 Expressit Delivery 4 Water St., Nashua (617) 242-8181 Faias Lighting Products 51 Lake St., Nashua (603) 546-9999 Family Promise of Greater Nashua 180 Lowell Road, Hudson Fidelity Investment Center 225 D.W. Highway, Nashua (800) 225-6452 Fidelity Investments 2 Contra Way, Merrimack (603) 791-5000 First Choice Tires, Inc. 50 Bridge St., Nashua (603) 889-8809 First Light Fiber 359 Corporate Dr., Portsmouth (617) 794-0365 Flegal Law Office 159 Main St., Nashua (603) 882-2434 Flir Commercial Systems 9 Townsend West, Nashua (603) 324-7600 Forest Ridge Apartments 1 Hampshire Dr., Nashua (603) 883-7752 Fortin-Gage, Ltd. 86 West Pearl St., Nashua (603) 882-3371

Foy Insurance Group 350 Main St., Nashua (603) 883-1587 Frank Vumbaco of Edward Jones 98 Spit Brook Road Nashua, (603) 888-9870 Frasca and Frasca 2 Auburn St., Nashua (603) 889-4200 Fratellos 194 Main St., Nashua (603) 889-2022 Friel Golf Management Co. 4 Friel Golf Road, Hudson (603) 889-3211 Front Door Agency 7 Concord St., Nashua (603) 886-2866 Frosty Beverage, Inc. 1734 Lakeview Ave. Dracut, MA • (978) 399-4326 Fun World 200 D.W. Highway, Nashua (603) 888-1940 G.M. Roth Design Remodeling 12 Murphy Dr., Nashua (603) 880-3761 Gate City Arts & Graphics 22A Beech St. Nashua (603) 262-0082 Gate City Charter School for the Arts 7 Henry Clay Dr., Merrimack (603) 943-5273 Gate City Collision Center 561 Amherst St., Nashua (603) 886-2867 Gate City Electric, LLC PO Box 3554, Nashua (603) 886-0200 Gate City Home Inspections, LLC 22 Paul Avenue, Nashua (603) 508-9458 GateHouse Treatment 74 Northeastern Blvd., Nashua (844) 448-0123 Gateways Community Services 144 Canal St., Nashua (603) 882-6333 Gentle Dental Nashua 151 Main St., Nashua (603) 886-0000 Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc. GSSI 40 Simon St., Nashua (603) 893-1109 Giovanni’s Restaurant 14 Broad St., Nashua (603) 882-5757 Girls Incorporated of NH 27 Burke St., Nashua (603) 606-1705 Global Patriot Adjusters 247 Marden Road, Wilton (800) 654-3041 GluerTec, LLC 30 Pulpit Rock Road, Pelham (603) 635-7400

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G R E AT E R N A SHUA CHA MB E R MEMBER L IS T Golden Robin LLC 1 Tara Blvd, Nashua (351) 207-0099 Goodale’s Bike Shop, Inc. 14B Broad St., Nashua (603) 882-2111 Gottesman & Hollis, P.A. 39 East Pearl St., Nashua (603) 889-5959 Graffiti Paintbar 143 Main St., Nashua (603) 589-9948 Granite Group Benefits LLC 1001 Elm St., Manchester (603) 296-0700 Granite State Children’s Alliance 2 Wellman Avenue, Nashua (603) 889-0321 Granite State College 25 Hall St., Concord (603) 513-1398 Granite State Credit Union 19 Elm St., Nashua (800) 645-4728 Granite State Range 2 Hampshire Dr., Hudson (603) 718-8813 Great American Downtown 6 Main St., Nashua (603) 883-5700 Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce 142 Main St., Nashua (603) 881-8333 Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity 127 Main St., Nashua (603) 883-0295 Greater Nashua Medical Reserve Corps 20A Northwest Blvd., Nashua (603) 318-7349 Greater Nashua Mental Health Center 100 West Pearl St., Nashua (603) 889-6147 Greenbriar Terrace Healthcare 55 Harris Road, Nashua (603) 888-1573 GSC IT Solutions 1000 Elm St., Nashua (603) 485-7100 Guerriero, Salvatore Dr. 76 Allds St., Nashua (603) 882-3727 Gurney’s Automotive Repair Inc. 83 Broad St., Nashua (603) 886-5800 Hamblett & Kerrigan, PA 20 Trafalgar Square, Nashua (603) 883-5501 Harbor Homes, Inc. 45 High St., Nashua (603) 882-3616 HarborOne Mortgage Co. 157 Main Dunstable Road, Nashua • (603) 883-6515 Harvard Pilgrim Health Care 650 Elm St., Manchester (603) 656-9500

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Harvey Construction Corporation 10 Harvey Road, Bedford (603) 624-4600 HealthNH.com 379 Amherst St., Nashua (603) 791-4585 Hellenic American University 505 Amherst St., Nashua (603) 645-1800 High Hopes Foundation 12 Murphy Dr. Nashua (603) 966-3483 Hirsch and Company, Inc. 32 D.W. Highway, Merrimack (603) 886-4700 Holiday Inn Express and Suites 4 Amherst Rd, Merrimack (603) 429-3600 Holiday Inn of Nashua 9 Northeastern Blvd., Nashua (603) 888-1551 Home Health & Hospice Care 7 Executive Park Dr., Merrimack (603) 882-2941 Homewood Suites Gateway Hills / Hilton 15 Tara Blvd., Nashua (603) 546-7470 Hope ND 3 Monson Place, Milford (603) 554-1880 HPM Insurance 101 Ponemah Road, Amherst (603) 673-1201 Humane Society for Greater Nashua 24 Ferry Road, Nashua (603) 889-2275 Hunt Community 10 Allds St., Nashua (603) 882-6511 Huntington at Nashua 55 Kent Lane, Nashua (603) 598-1440 HW Staffing Services 491 Amherst St., Nashua (603) 966-2725 I.T. Insiders/Computer Hut 358 Main St., Nashua (603) 889-7625 Idea Development 20 South Road, Londonderry (617) 921-7739 IMPACCT Academy of Granite State Independent Living 21 Chennell Dr., Concord (603) 931-0565 In The Mix, LLC 51 Lake St. B-10, Nashua (603) 557-2232 Independent Consulting + Properties LLC PO Box 943, Nashua (857) 301-7385 Independent Services Network 309 Pine St., Manchester (603) 886-4679

Inn at Fairview 203 Lowell Road, Hudson (603) 882-5261 IT Management Solutions 90 Stiles Road, Salem (978) 291-8125 J. Lawrence Hall Company 17 Progress Ave, Nashua (603) 882-2021 Jackie’s Clean Sweep LLC 6 Main St., Nashua (603) 598-5287 JDH Inspection Services 952 Echo Lane, Houston (713) 463-4445 JDog Junk Removal & Hauling 59 Bean Road Merrimack (844) 438-5364 Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union 102 Spit Brook Road, Nashua (877) 604-5328 Jennifer Jean 56 Flint Pond Road, Hollis (603) 264-2121 Jensen’s, Inc. 0 River Pines Blvd., Nashua (603) 882-7271 Jewell Professional Insurance, LLC 750 Main St., Hartford, CT (860) 232-5800 John Flatley Company 200 Innovative Way, Nashua (603) 598-7500 Joint Chiropractic, The 219 Daniel Webster Highway Nashua, (603) 791-4900 Josh Lavespere of J.Hilburn Luxury Menswear 48 Wellesley Dr., Milford (603) 769-0774 Joyce Cooling and Heating 51 Lake St., Nashua (603) 882-4244 Julie Hanson at eXp Realty 417 Midhurst Road, Nashua (603) 566-6651 Just Lights 10 Pine St., Millyard, Nashua (603) 578-9482 Kalil & Kress Family and Cosmetic Dentistry 303 Amherst St., Nashua (603) 880-7004 KBK Sports 4 Water St., Nashua (978) 866-1523 Keller Williams Realty 20 Trafalgar Square, Nashua (603) 883-8400 Kelly Creative Advertising 92 Main St., Nashua (617) 818-7120 Kerry Betty 10 White Plains Dr., Nashua (603) 589-0871 Keysight Technologies 22 Cotton Dr., Nashua (800) 829-4444 Key To Escape, LLC 3 Bud Way, Nashua (603) 809-4018

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Krishna Mangipudi 20 Salmon Brook Dr., Nashua Kristin Hardwick Photography 1 Pine St. Extension, Nashua (603) 718-0094 KudosWall LLC 5 Jonquil Lane, Nashua (603) 557-5542 Kulch Financial Services 98 Spitbrook Road, Nashua (603) 594-9327 Lambert & Associates 159 Main St., Nashua (603) 438-6333 Lamprey Health Care The Nashua Center 22 Prospect St., Nashua (603) 883-1626 Landtect Corporation 21 Technology Dr., W. Lebanon (603) 298-9999 Langdon Place of Nashua 319 East Dunstable Road, Nashua • (603) 888-7878 Lannan Company, Inc. 7 D Taggart Dr., Nashua (603) 888-8950 Laura Noel Consulting, LLC 1 Tara Blvd., Nashua (603) 689-5734 Laurence C. Szetela, CPA 76 Northeastern Blvd., Nashua (603) 880-0588 Lawn Dawg, The 39 Simon St., Nashua (603) 578-9133 Law Logistics, Inc. 59 D.W. Highway, Merrimack (603) 883-5531 Leukemia-Lymphoma Society 70 Walnut St., Wellesley (508) 810-1313 Liberty Utilities 15 Buttrick Road, Londonderry (603) 222-3710 Life Coping, Inc. 159 Main Dunstable Road, Nashua • (603) 888-3588 Lightblocks, Inc 164 Burke St. Nashua (603) 889-1115 Lisa Parda of RealtyScape Brokerage LLC 379 Amherst St., Nashua (603) 897-9309 Literacy Learning Solutions, LLC 24 Broad St., Nashua (603) 892-0336 Live Free Chiropractic 383 East Dunstable Road Nashua • (978) 302-8370 Living At Home Senior Care 10 Northern Blvd., Amherst (603) 546-6060 Local beautybarre 217 W. Hollis St., Nashua (603) 577-0048 Lois Kilberg, Artist 14 Partridge Circle, Hudson (603) 734-9040

Long’s Jewelers 323 D.W. Highway, Nashua (603) 891-2000 Lovering Volvo 180 D.W. Highway, Nashua (603) 888-7070 Lowell Five Bank 125 East Dunstable Rd., Nashua • (603) 888-5310 Macy’s, Inc. 310 DW Highway, Nashua (603) 891-3800 Main St. Wellness & Chiropractic 382 Main St., Nashua (603) 882-5742 Malloy Events LLC 52 Hickory Lane, Somersworth • (603) 315-3639 Manchester Monarchs 66 Hanover St., Manchester (603) 626-7825 Manchester Radio Group 500 Commercial St., Manchester • (603) 669-5777 Manchester-Boston Regional Airport 1 Airport Road, Manchester (603) 624-6539 Maple-Leaf Construction Co., Inc. PO Box 443, Nashua (603) 882-7498 Margaritas of Nashua 1 Nashua Dr., Nashua (603) 883-0996 Marguerite’s Place 87 Palm St., Nashua (603) 598-1582 Mariellen MacKay 9 Webster St., Nashua (603) 577-8932 Martin’s Point Healthcare 161 Corporate Dr., Portsmouth • (603) 430-5057 Masi Plumbing and Heating 36 Otterson St., Nashua (603) 889-2331 Masonic Building Assoc. 196 Main St., Nashua (603) 882-4931 Maverick Integration 589 W. Hollis St., Nashua (603) 490-1177 Maverick Technical Institute 589 West Hollis St., Nashua (603) 577-1730 Maynard & Lesieur, Inc. 31 West Hollis St., Nashua (603) 883-7739 McLane Middleton, P.A. 900 Elm St., Manchester (603) 625-6464 McLaughlin Oil Corporation 20 Progress Ave., Nashua (603) 882-5500 McLaughlin Transportation Systems, Inc. 20 Progress Avenue, Nashua (603) 883-4000 McLean Communications 150 Dow St., Manchester (603) 624-1442

Melanson, Heath & Co. PC 102 Perimeter Road, Nashua (603) 882-1111 Merrimack Building Supply 260 D.W. Highway, Merrimack (603) 424-7001 Merrimack County Savings Bank 101 Broad St., Nashua (603) 879-8520 Merrimack Premium Outlets 80 Premium Outlets Blvd., Merrimack • (603) 424-0050 Merrimack Valley Business Machines, Inc. PO Box 336, N. Chelmsford (978) 251-7877 Mesh 540 North Commercial St., Manchester • (603) 809-4164 MI-BOX Southern New Hampshire, LLC 111 Northeastern Blvd., Nashua • (603) 594-4554 MicroSociety Academy Charter School of So. NH 591 W. Hollis St., Nashua (603) 595-7877 Mila Pavek 30 Packard Dr., Merrimack (617) 331-5738 Millyard Brewery 25 East Otterson St., Nashua (603) 505-5079 Millyard Technology Park 10 Technology Way, Nashua (603) 598-1275 Minuteman Health, Inc. 1 Sundial Avenue, Manchester (857) 265-3331 Mint Printworks 1 Pine St., 2nd Floor, Nashua (603) 718-1100 Mola Foods, Inc 131 Daniel Webster Hwy. Nashua • (877) 593-8157 Monarch Health Coaching 50 Technology Way, Nashua (603) 882-4944 Morneau Katherine Law Office 30 Temple St., Nashua (603) 943-5647 Motel 6 - Progress Avenue 2 Progress Avenue, Nashua (603) 889-4151 Motel 6- Spit Brook Road 77 Spit Brook Road, Nashua (603) 888-1893 Mr. Mac’s Mac and Cheese 440 Middlesex Road, Tyngsboro • (978) 939-6227 Mr. Sandless 12 Taconic Dr., Amherst (603) 262-3553 MT’s Local Kitchen & Wine Bar 212 Main St., Nashua (603) 595-9334 Nashua Airport Authority 93 Perimeter Road, Nashua (603) 882-0661


Nashua Area Artists’ Assoc. 30 Temple St. , Nashua (405) 698-1951 Nashua Catholic Regional Jr. High School 6 Bartlett Ave., Nashua (603) 882-7011 Nashua Center 18 Simon St., Nashua (603) 883-6163 Nashua Community College 505 Amherst St., Nashua (603) 578-8900 Nashua Community Music School 5 Pine St. Ext., Nashua (603) 881-7030 Nashua Country Club 25 Fairway St., Nashua (603) 888-0121 Nashua Covenant Church 18A Dugout Road, Hudson (603) 831-8452 Nashua Crossings 674 West Hollis St., Nashua (603) 882-2898 Nashua Electrolysis, LLC 110 D.W. Highway, Nashua (603) 888-3803 Nashua Family Chiropractic 29 Riverside St., Nashua (603) 880-4150 Nashua Firefighters Assoc. 60 Technology Way, Nashua (603) 888-4200 Nashua Living Magazine 5 Harvest Way, Litchfield (603) 320-8020 Nashua PAL 52 Ash St, Nashua (603) 594-3733 Nashua Prevention Coalition 20 Broad St., Nashua Nashua Public Library 2 Court St., Nashua (603) 589-4600 Nashua Oral Surgery Assoc. 20 Cotton Road, Nashua (603) 595-9119 Nashua Regional Planning Commission 9 Executive Park Dr., Merrimack • (603) 424-2240 Nashua School District 141 Ledge St., Nashua (603) 966-1000 Nashua Silver Knights 67 Amherst St., Nashua (603) 718-8883 Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter 2 Quincy St., Nashua (603) 889-7770 Nashua Teachers’ Union 7C Taggart Dr., Nashua (603) 888-7544 Nashua Wallpaper Co. 129 West Pearl St., Nashua (603) 882-9491 Nashua, City of 229 Main St., Nashua (603) 589-3260

nashuaHUB 4 Water St., Nashua (603) 402-1712 NBT Bank 221 Main St., Nashua (603) 578-2652 Neighborworks Southern New Hampshire 801 Elm St., Manchester (603) 626-4663 NetLogic Computer Consulting 74 Northeastern Blvd., Nashua • (603) 546-6422 New England Career Services 491 Amherst St., Nashua (603) 315-0789 New England Wireless 375 Amherst St., Nashua (603) 880-6553 New England Yard Greetings, LLC 23 Milton Place, Hollis (603) 743-6235 New Hampshire Fisher Cats Professional Baseball 1 Line Dr., Manchester (603) 641-2005 New Hampshire Humanities 117 Pleasant St., Concord (603) 224-4071 New Hampshire Job Corps 943 Dunbarton Road, Manchester • (603) 695-8800 New Hampshire Motor Speedway PO Box 7888, Loudon (603) 513-5743 New Hampshire National Guard State Military Reservation, 1 Minuteman Way, Concord (603) 225-1342 New Hampshire Public Television 268 Mast Road, Durham (603) 868-4334 New Hampshire Small Business Development Center 505 Amherst St., Nashua (603) 397-8100 New Hampshire Tech Alliance 36 Lowell St., Manchester (603) 935-8951 New Sky Productions 25 Front St., Nashua (603) 816-9500 NH Community Loan Fund 7 Wall St., Concord (603) 224-6669 Northern Cyclones / TSD Hockey Group 20 Constitution Dr., Hudson (603) 880-4424 Northern Foreign Car Parts 11 Broad St., Nashua (603) 889-8144 Not Your Average Joe’s 221 D.W. Highway, Nashua (603) 318-7777

Notinger Law, PLLC 7A Taggart Dr., Nashua (603) 417-2158 Odd Fellows Brewing Co. 124 Main St., Nashua (603) 718-8604 Office Pride of Nashua 10 White Plains Dr., Nashua (603) 589-0876 One Source Security & Automation, Inc. 446 D.W. Highway, Merrimack • (603) 645-5969 Opportunity Networks, Inc. 11 Caldwell Dr., Amherst (603) 883-4402 OptiLine Enterprises, LLC 157 Main Dunstable Road, Nashua • (603) 402-1446 Oracle 1 Oracle Dr., Nashua (603) 897-3356 Orangetheory Fitness 345 Amherst St., Nashua (603) 325-5315 Outback Steakhouse 440 Middlesex Road, Tyngsborough (978) 649-8700 P & L Landscaping, LLC 79 D.W. Highway, Merrimack (603) 595-2802 Palace Theatre 80 Hanover St., Manchester (603) 668-5588

Panda Express 219 D.W. Highway, Nashua (603) 888-1762 Papergraphics 4 John Tyler St., Merrimack (603) 880-1835 Paradigm Computer Consulting, Inc. 40 South RIver Road, Bedford (603) 647-8614 Parallel Wireless, Inc. 100 Innovative Way, Nashua (603) 589-9937 Pathways Navigation 25 Village Falls Way, Merrimack • (978) 263-7614 Patricia Svoleantopoulos 8 Lear Dr., Nashua (617) 721-1540 Patrick MacLeod of Anthem BC/BS NH 1155 Elm St., Manchester (603) 722-1305 Paul G. Bergeron 20 Trafalgar Square, Nashua (603) 897-5021 PC Construction Company 670 North Commercial St., Manchester • (603) 232-9552 Peak Recovery and Health Center, LLC 345 Amherst St., Nashua (603) 402-4564

Pearl Marketing & Design 174 Main St., Nashua (603) 732-9070 Peddler’s Daughter, The 48 Main St., Nashua (603) 821-7535 Peerless Audio and Video 34 Iron Works Lane, Hollis (508) 740-1700 Peggy Gilmour 126 Depot Road, Hollis (603) 465-2336 Pennichuck Water Works 25 Manchester St., Merrimack (603) 882-5191 Pennwell Corporation 61 Spit Brook Road, Nashua (603) 891-0123 People’s United Bank 125 D.W. Highway, Nashua (603) 888-2320 Perfect Entertainment 115 Main St., Nashua (603) 897-9300 Pfeiffer Vacuum Inc. 24 Trafalgar Square, Nashua (603) 578-6500 Pheasant Lane Mall 310 D.W. Highway, Nashua (603) 888-0005 Pheasant Run Apartments 9 Silver Dr., Nashua (603) 888-7300

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G R E AT E R N A SHUA CHA MB E R MEMBER L IS T Primary Bank 207 Route 101, Bedford (603) 310-7200 Print Factory, The 15 Factory St., Nashua (603) 880-4519 Prolific Innovation 6A Pine Grove Ave., Nashua (603) 438-6311 Prolman Realty 100 Elm St., Nashua (603) 880-6655 Prospect Hill Strategies 1 Glen Road, Bedford (603) 716-0569 Provident Bank 115 South River Road, Bedford (877) 487-2977 Prudential Cleanroom Services 45 Simon St., Nashua (603) 598-0062 Prunier & Prolman, P.A. 20 Trafalgar Square, Nashua (603) 883-8900 QPL INC + the Image Group 5 Wharton Road, Nashua (978) 256-1822 R.J. Finlay & Co. 30 Temple St., Nashua (603) 672-0300 Radiation Center of Greater Nashua 11 North Southwood Dr., Nashua • (603) 880-1590 Radisson Hotel Nashua 11 Tara Blvd., Nashua (603) 888-9970 Red Brick Clothing Co. 17 Dracut Road, Hudson (603) 882-4100 Residence Inn by Marriott 25 Trafalgar Square, Nashua (603) 882-8300 Ripano Stoneworks 90 East Hollis St., Nashua (603) 886-6655 River Casino and Sportsbar 53 High St., Nashua (603) 881-9060 Rivier University 420 South Main St., Nashua (603) 888-1311 RMG Enterprise, LLC 18 Celina Ave., Nashua (603) 437-6945 Rodgers Mobile Home Park 843 West Hollis St., Nashua (603) 882-3285 Roedel Companies 1134 Gibbons Highway, Wilton • (603) 654-2040 Rotary Club of Nashua 25 Fairway St., Nashua Rotary Club of Nashua West PO Box 75, Nashua (603) 864-8886 Ruo & Haschig Realty Inc. 20 Trafalgar Square, Nashua (603) 886-6699

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S.L. Chasse Welding & Fabrication 8 Christine Dr., Hudson (603) 886-3436 Sandler Training 55 South Commercial St., Manchester • (603) 232-1520 Santo Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. 224 Main St., Salem (603) 890-6439 Saymore Trophy Company 1A Prospect St., Nashua (603) 883-1441 Schroeder Construction Management, Inc. 2 Townsend West, Nashua (603) 882-1822 Scientific Solutions, Inc. 99 Perimeter Road, Nashua (603) 880-3784 Scontsas Fine Jewelry & Home Decor 169-173 Main St., Nashua (603) 882-3281 Senior Activity Center 70 Temple St., Nashua (603) 889-6155 Senior Financial Resources 402 Amherst St., Nashua (603) 595-4990 Service Credit Union 337 Amherst St., Nashua (603) 883-8883 ServPro P.O. Box 221, Nashua (603) 889-2311 Sid Ceaser Photography 3 Pine St., Nashua (603) 821-3821 Signs Now NH 71 Bridge St., Pelham (603) 635-2292 Silverstone Living 10 Allds St., Nashua (603) 821-1200 Simplex Grinnell 35 Progress Ave., Nashua (603) 886-1100 SkillSoft Corporation 300 Innovative Way, Nashua (603) 324-3000 SKLawyers, pllc 98 Portsmouth Ave. Stratham • (603) 778-1984 Sky Meadow Country Club 6 Mountain Laurels Dr., Nashua • (603) 888-9000 SLC Group Holdings, LLC 15 N. Southwood Dr., Nashua (603) 689-7526 Sleep Number 310 D.W. Highway, Nashua (603) 888-5412 Southern New Hampshire Health System 8 Prospect St., Nashua (603) 577-2000 Southern New Hampshire Rescue Mission 40 Chestnut St., Nashua (603) 557-8250

Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc. 40 Pine St., Manchester (603) 668-8010 Southern New Hampshire University 2500 North River Road, Manchester • (603) 881-8393 Spartans, Inc. 47 Grand Ave, Nashua (603) 883-0523 SquareTail / 501 Hub 120 Main St., Nashua (603) 417-3332 St. Christopher’s School 20 Cushing Ave., Nashua (603) 882-7442 St. Joseph Community Services PO Box 910, Merrimack (603) 424-9967 St. Joseph Hospital & Trauma Center 172 Kinsley St., Nashua (603) 882-3000 St. Mary’s Bank 200 McGregor St., Manchester • (800) 950-8850 Stabile Companies 20 Cotton Road, Nashua (603) 889-0318 Stackry, LLC 472 Amherst St., Nashua (781) 569-0201 Staples #897 225 Amherst St., Nashua (603) 880-1428 Staples #0061 252 D.W. Highway, Nashua (603) 897-6600 State Farm Insurance, Alex Stanciu 7 Harold Dr., Nashua (603) 888-7000 Stella Blu 70 East Pearl St., Nashua (603) 578-5557 Studio Mark Emile Photography 69 Main St., Nashua (603) 886-0957 Sullivan Tire & Auto Service 41 Accord Park Dr., Norwell (781) 982-1550 Sunnyside Acura, Inc. 482 Amherst St., Nashua (603) 880-6550 Surf Restaurant 207 Main St., Nashua (603) 595-9293 Symphony NH 6 Church St., Nashua (603) 595-9156 Systems Engineering 120 Exchange St., Portland (603) 226-0300 Talient Action Group 105 Faltin Dr., Manchester (603) 623-0802 Tamposi Company, Inc. The 20 Trafalgar Square, Suite 602, Nashua (603) 883-2000

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Tamposi Law Group 159 Main St., Nashua (603) 204-5513 TD Bank 191 Main St., Nashua (603) 577-5040 Tebbetts Insurance 3 Market Place, Hollis (603) 465-3333 Technical Tree Service LLC 57 Ferry St., Hudson (603) 438-5956 Telegraph Publishing Co. 110 Main St., Nashua (603) 594-1200 Texas Roadhouse 580 Amherst St., Nashua (603) 595-7293 The Law Office of David Tencza 351 Main St., Nashua (603) 931-3627 The Ridge at Eastern Trails - Red Oak Apartment Homes 289 Pine St., Manchester (603) 668-8282 Tichnor Properties One Chestnut St., Nashua (603) 595-0140 Title Boxing Club 8 Spit Brook Road, Nashua (603) 484-4187 Tokyo Joe’s Studios of Self-Defense 85A Northeastern Blvd., Nashua • (603) 889-4165 Toshiba Business Solutions 3 Executive Park Dr., Bedford (603) 644-7676 Total Transformation 2 Cellu Dr., Nashua (603) 595-6605 Toyota of Nashua 10 Marmon Dr., Nashua (603) 888-3555 Tri State Fire Protection 26 Hampshire Dr., Hudson (603) 293-7531 Triangle Credit Union 30 Temple St., Nashua (603) 889-2470 TS Event Productions, LLC 227 Whitten Road, Milford (603) 801-1726 Turn Cycle Solutions 36 East Otterson St., Nashua (603) 591-2776 UMass Lowell Athletics 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Lowell • (978) 934-6488 UniClean Cleanroom Services 8 Industrial Park Dr., Nashua (603) 888-1200 UniFirst Corporation 8 Industrial Park Dr., Nashua (603) 888-1323 Union Leader Corporation 100 William Loeb Dr., Manchester • (603) 668-4321

United States Army New Hampshire Recruiting 71 State Route 101A, Amherst (603) 672-2769 United Way of Greater Nashua 20 Broad St., Nashua (603) 882-4011 Uno’s Pizzeria & Grill 304 D.W. Highway, Nashua (603) 438-1640 USI New England 3 Executive Park Dr., Bedford (855) 874-0123 Vanasse Hangen Brustlin 2 Bedford Farms Dr., Bedford (603) 391-3900 Vaughan Tax and Consulting LLC 1 Tara Blvd., Nashua (603) 324-7256 Vear Commercial Properties, Inc. 456 West Hollis St., Nashua (603) 882-6000 velocityHUB 4 Water St., Nashua (603) 402-1700 Verizon IM Wireless 270 Amherst St., Nashua (603) 897-9330 Verizon Wireless 1111 South Willow St. Manchester • (603) 493-7105 Virtual Learning Academy Charter School 30 Linden St., Exeter (603) 778-2500 Visiting Angels 11 Northeastern Blvd., Nashua (603) 821-0277 Vocation Rehabilitation 1 Sundial Ave., Manchester (603) 889-6844 VT/NH Marketing Group 479 Barberry Hill, Woodstock (802) 457-2807 Vybe Software 200 Innovative Way, Nashua (603) 867-1558 Web Action Group, LLC 18 Gloria Avenue, Hudson (603) 881-8047 Weisman, Tessier, Lambert & Halloran 34 Broad St., Nashua (603) 880-1630 Welcome Wagon 14 Foxmoor Circle, Nashua (800) 779-3526 Well Balanced Bookkeeping 130 Searles Road, Nashua (603) 557-2457 Well Church, The 37 Haines St, Nashua (603) 731-2399

Welts, White & Fontaine, P.C. 29 Factory St., Nashua (603) 883-0797 What A Bagel 24 E Hollis St., Nashua (603) 809-4466 White Mountain IT Services 33 Main St., Nashua (603) 889-4684 Whole Foods Nashua 255 Amherst St, Nashua (603) 318-7550 Willie Jewell’s Old School BBQ 569 Amherst St., Nashua (603) 809-4546 Winer and Bennett 111 Concord St., Nashua (603) 882-5157 Wolfson & Bernazzani, PLLC 30 Temple St., Nashua (603) 595-0600 WoodSpring Suites Nashua Merrimack 2 Executive Park Dr., Merrimack • (603) 417-4900 World Academy 138 Spit Brook Road, Nashua (603) 888-1982 Worthen Industries 3 East Spit Brook Road, Nashua • (603) 888-5443 WSI Internet Advisors 204 Proctor Hill Road, Hollis (603) 465-6573 YCD Holistic Healing PO Box 3327, Nashua (603) 886-4200 YMCA of Greater Nashua 10 Cotton Road, Nashua (603) 598-1533 Youth Council, The 112 West Pearl St., Nashua (603) 889-1090 ZCO Corporation 58 Technology Way, Nashua (603) 881-9200 Zimventures, LLC 3 Tracey Ave., Nashua (603) 521-5279


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