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PSU students win award from Small Business Institute

PLYMOUTH — A pair of PSU MBA students placed second in the Small Business Institute's® (SBI) Annual Awards competition for their work with Minus 33, an outdoor clothing manufacturer located in Ashland, NH. Michele Cota '14G and Owen Buckley '14G were recognized in the Graduate Specialized category creating a marketing report for Minus33, which markets merino wool base layers for cold weather activities.

"These students did an outstanding job creating a comprehensive marketing report for Minus33," said Professor Michael Tentnowski.

Cota and Buckley recommended that Minus33 develop a marketing plan, create a web strategy, and hire a full-time marketing person. Craig Sexton, Minus33's marketing and assistant sales manager, said the MBA students met all of the company's goals.

They provided extensive research and analysis not only on Minus33, but on the outdoor industry as a whole. Based upon the strategic business plan for Minus33 they presented and the provided recommendations on how to grow the business, many new strategies were implemented.

"Working with Minus33 on their growth strategy was an exercise in using what we've learned from our other courses and applying everything together," explained Cota. "The company has an unbelievably hard-working staff who wear many different hats, so it was a fun challenge to help them take a step back and think 'big picture' goals and objectives versus getting lost in tactical ideas."

"Working with Minus33 and making a real world impact on their business was very rewarding," said Buckley. "I enjoyed identifying problems, creating a plan of action and ultimately delivering on and exceeding their expectations. This project was very meaningful."

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 March 2015 09:33

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Belmont High School changes times for Wizard of Oz shows

BELMONT — With the Belmont-Gilford Hockey team playing Berlin for the state championship in Division III at the Verizon Center in Manchester on Saturday, March 14 at 12:15 p.m., the times of the performances of the Belmont High School Drama Club's production of the "Wizard of Oz" on Saturday have been changed.

The matinee, originally scheduled at 2 p.m., will begin at 4 p.m., and the evening performance, originally scheduled at 7 p.m., will begin at 8 p.m. at the gymnasium of the Belmont Middle School. General admission tickets are $10 and tickets for students and senior citizens are $7.

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Soprano sax and piano concert at Unitarian Universalist Society of Laconia on March 22

LACONIA — The Unitarian Universalist Society of Laconia will host a concert of the great art songs of the 20th and 21st century reinterpreted on soprano saxophone and accompanied on piano on Sunday, March 22 at 2 p.m.
Tom Robinson, soprano saxophone and Noelle Beaudin, piano, will present pieces from Spain, France and Latin America and featuring the works of de Falla, Granados, Faure, Poulenc, Satie, and Villa-Lobos.
Tom Robinson studied saxophone at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio where he received his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies. He teaches jazz piano, saxophone and directs the jazz band for St. Paul's School in Concord, NH. He is a member of the Concord Community Music School Musicians of Wall Street, and the Plymouth State University faculty jazz quartet. He has a busy performance schedule as a soloist, sideman, and as part of a trio with drummer Tim Gilmore, and bassist John Hunter. The trio's recording Skylight features original music.
Noelle Beaudin studied piano performance and composition at the Boston Conservatory of Music and performed frequently in the Boston area before moving to France and the UK. She now has a busy studio and music summer camp in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire and enjoys performing throughout New England as a soloist or accompanist.
Tickets are $10, and available at the door. The church is located at 172 Pleasant Street in Laconia. Light refreshments will be available. For further information contact Patty Sarausky at 848-2469.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 March 2015 08:46

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NH Fiddle Ensemble at The Franklin Opera House

FRANKLIN — The Franklin Opera House is pleased to celebrate its sixth year as host of the NH Fiddle Ensemble, led by Ellen Carlson. The 2 p.m. matinee takes place on Sunday, April 19th at the Opera House inside City Hall in downtown Franklin.

The Ensemble has been delighting audiences for years and displays incredible fiddle talent as well as other instruments for a wonderful blend. Visit franklinoperahouse.org for ticketing information. Tickets can also be purchased at the box office starting at 1 p.m. the day of the performance.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 March 2015 09:02

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