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Bizz Buzz owner at Plymouth Chamber lunch seminar

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce presents its next Brown Bag Luncheon Seminar on Wednesday, January 15 from noon to 1 p.m. at Pease Public Library on Russell Street.

Debbie Bolduc, owner of BizBuzz Marketing Partners has been asked to join as guest speaker, to share insights about how to define your target market and how to relate to your potential and current customers. Bolduc specializes in small business marketing plans, coaching, consulting, and implementation. Providing services from press releases to social media, she offers one-on-one customized marketing solutions for small business owners.

A well-defined target market is the first element to a marketing strategy, yet often the most over-looked by small businesses. Without identifying the target audience, marketing efforts will be too broad, focusing on everyone, and no one’s target market is everyone. Repeatedly, studies have shown that people engage in business more often with those they feel a connection. By identifying a target market, one will be able to show potential customers that they understand their unique needs, fears, desires and concerns, and to demonstrate how your services/products address those issues. This allows individuals to differentiate their business from those of competitors.

For more information about the Brown Bag Seminars, or the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce contact the Chamber office at 536-1001, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 10:37

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Rob Stephens elected president of GMP board

MEREDITH — The Greater Meredith Board of Directors has elected Rob Stephens as President of the GMP Board for 2014. Joining him as Vice President is Ted Fodero, as Treasurer, Dick Pendergast and as Secretary, Jacqueline Taylor. The GMP Board appreciates and thanks Chris Kelly, who served as president for two years, for his effective leadership.

The Greater Meredith Program's board is comprised of community leaders and town officials who volunteer their time and expertise to advance the mission of the organization. Board members for 2014 include Jack Carty, John Cook, Jeanie Forrester, Audrey Goudie, Chris Kelly, Sam Laverak, Bev Lapham, Nancy Lavigne, Miller Lovett, Rusty McLear, Kara Martinez, Katheryn Rolfe, Matt Sawyer, Chris Williams and Liz Lapham, Executive Director. Ex-officio members are John Edgar, Mary Ellen Ormond and Phil Warren.

The Greater Meredith Program (GMP) is a nonprofit community economic development organization seeking to enhance economic vitality, historical and cultural heritage, and town-wide beautification. For more information about GMP or volunteer opportunities, please call 603.279.9015, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website at www.greatermeredithprogram.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 10:06

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Gilmanton Thrift Shop Plans Half Off Sale

GILMANTON — For the entire month of January everything in the Gilmanton Community Church Thrift Shop is 50% off. Additionally, buy one ladies top, get one ladies pants free.

Just a reminder that the telephone number for the GCC Food Pantry and Thrift Shop is 603-364-0114. If no one is present, leave a detailed message and someone will return your call as soon as possible.

The GCC Food Pantry and Thrift Shop is located on Route 140 in Gilmanton Iron Works, parking is available in the Gilmanton Community Church parking lot, and the Thrift Shop is open to the public.
Hours: Wednesdays, 3 – 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Monetary donations may be mailed to GCC Food Pantry and Thrift Shop, PO Box 6, Gilmanton Iron Works, NH 03837. Donations of food and clothing may be brought to the Thrift Shop during hours that it is  open. Please do not leave donations outside of the door.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 09:59

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Lamson Library presenting exhibit on early 1900s cartoon ‘Foxy Grandpa’

PLYMOUTH — Lamson Library at Plymouth State University will present an exhibit dedicated to "Foxy Grandpa" open from January 14-February 28 at the library and learning commons on Highland Street. A special presentation bringing Foxy Grandpa to life will be held on Wednesday, February 5 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Foxy Grandpa and his creator, Charles "Bunny" Schultze, first appeared in the "New York Herald" in 1900 and in the "New York American" beginning in 1902, according to David Beronä, dean of the library and academic support services. Four different companies subsequently published more than 30 books of reprinted cartoons, and Broadway shows and silent films featuring Foxy Grandpa appeared over time. Spinoffs including cast iron toy banks, pins, dolls, postcards, spoons and other ephemera also became popular.

Dr. David Starbuck is Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Social Science at Plymouth State University. His interest in the legacy of Carl "Bunny" Schultze and Foxy Grandpa is both personal and professional: personal in that he grew up with a torn and stained copy of an old Foxy Grandpa comic book published in 1905, and professional in that comic strips and books reflect enormous changes in American culture over the past 100 years.

"Foxy Grandpa was published between 1900 and 1920, during the Platinum Age of American comics, and it shows a world that is relatively simple and innocent, a pre-World War I culture that is a far cry from the risque, violent, superhero culture of today," says Starbuck.

Beronä says, "Many early comic strips have come and gone, and those from a hundred years ago are largely unknown to readers today. This older gentleman in a three-piece suit and spats was "foxy" because he was usually able to out-fox his two mischievous grandsons. Through Foxy Grandpa and Bunny Schultze, readers are able to go back in time and experience humor that makes us smile 'just a little' as we recognize ourselves in the characters."

Library hours are online at library.plymouth.edu/hours. General information about events at Plymouth State University is online at Thisweek@PSU, http://thisweek.blogs.plymouth.edu."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 09:53

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