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Start and Grow Your Small Business Workshops

PLYMOUTH — The Enterprise Center at Plymouth, in partnership with the Meredith Village Savings Bank, is offering Start and Grow Your Small Business workshops, at no cost to you, throughout the Lakes Region this February.

Director of the Enterprise Center at Plymouth, Michael Tentnowski, will share his insights and knowledge from 20 years of experience assisting entrepreneurs to help you start, run, and grow your own small business.

Focusing on opportunity, management, and finance, Tentowski will teach the fundamentals of a simplified business plan, pricing strategies, and cash flow. Additionally, he will offer ways to explore real world business possibilities that can be developed now.

With assistance from Meredith Village Savings Bank, the Enterprise Center at Plymouth is offering these workshops at the Taylor Community in Laconia on February 4 from 9-10:30 a.m., in Meredith on February 11 from 4-5:30 p.m., and the Gilman Library in Alton on February 20 from 4-5:30 p.m.

These events are free, but space is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat today by clicking the "Seminars" page on the website www.EnterpriseCenterNH.com, contacting the Center office at 535-3222, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Michael Tentnowski, Director of the Enterprise Center at Plymouth, has 20 years of experience assisting a multitude of start-up companies in various industries with an expertise in the fields of entrepreneurial ventures, renewable energy initiatives, and commercial defense technologies. His years as the Director of an Incubator, Director of a Physical Science Institute, Vice President of an E-commerce energy trading platform, graduate level teacher, and trainer for Small Business Development Centers culminated in co-authoring "The Virginia Entrepreneur's Guide". With two successful start-ups of his own, Michael received both his MBA and BS in Accounting from the University of Montana.

As part of their ongoing commitment to business growth and development, the Enterprise Center at Plymouth brings educational seminars and professional skills training to Grafton County. Managed by Plymouth State University, the ECP is an incubator in your community complete with services to assist business owners and entrepreneurs through one-on-one counseling, resource referrals, and hands-on learning. For more information about programs or the ECP, you may go to the website at www.EnterpriseCenterNH.com, contact the Center office at 535-3222 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This program is sponsored by the NH Community Development Finance Authority, Plymouth State University, and the Economic Development Councils of Belknap and Grafton Counties.

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'That's Snow Fun Either' event in Rumney to raise funds for Children's Hospital

RUMNEY — Captured In Time Photography is teaming up with another local business in Rumney, Backwoods Farm, to put on a fund raising event on February 15 to benefit Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

The event, "That's SNOW FUN Either," invites members of the public to come to Backwoods Farm from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a day of exploring the snow-covered 30 acres of the Backwoods property. Attendees are welcome to bring their own 4X4 vehicle, ATV or snow machine. Those that don't have an appropriate vehicle are encouraged to come anyway, as there will likely be a spare rig available. Entry fee is $7 per person and children younger than eight will be admitted for free. Captured In Time Photography will be operating a photo booth. There will also be food, a fire pit, a raffle of items donated by local businesses, and a petting farm. To mark February as Heart Disease Awareness Month, Captured In Time also plans to hold a balloon release in memory those who have have died from or are afflicted by the disease.

All proceeds raised during the event will benefit Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Those unable to attend are encouraged to make a donation to CHaD Heart Disease Awareness and mail it to 935 East Rumney Road, Rumney, NH, 03266. An account will also be established at Community Guarantee Savings Bank in Plymouth. Organizers hope to raise $5,000 for the organization.

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Winnisquam Ag Students Attend Leadership Camp

TILTON —  Seven motivated members of the Winnisquam FFA Chapter spent the weekend of January 17 at the annual NH FFA Winter Leadership Camp, where they improved their skills as young leaders, met other FFA members from around the state and participated in social activities. In all, 59 students of agricultural education engaged in the event.

Campers participated in workshops on subjects such as diversity, ethics and goal setting. The seminar was led by Corey Flournoy, a former National FFA President and founding partner of Creative Outreach, a diversity and motivational consulting group. Assisting Flournoy were the six NH FFA State Officers, teens from across the state elected to leadership positions by their peers.
NH FFA Leadership Camp has been held annually for more than 15 years, and remains one of the organization's most popular activities. It is funded in part by the NH FFA Foundation, with participants paying only a portion of the cost to attend. The event is held at the Brookwoods Conference Center in Alton, on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. While at the event, the students meet and interact with other teens from some of New Hampshire's 16 agricultural education programs, staying in heated cabins and sharing meals, workshops and recreational activities.

The FFA (formerly Future Farmers of America) is a national organization of nearly 580,000 members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. The organization has 7,570 chapters located throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. FFA's mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Local, state and national activities and award programs provide opportunities for students to apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. Visit www.nhffa.org for more information.

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Pines Hosting Healthcare Enrollment Event

NORTHFIELD — A healthcare enrollment event will be held Monday, February 3 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at The Pines Community Center  and will be conducted by Covering New Hampshire, the official free resource designed to allow Granite Staters to learn about the health insurance marketplace, and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.

To register call or email Amy at: 560-8812/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .




Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 09:05

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