Plymouth Liquor Store relocating to Riverside Landing

PLYMOUTH  — The New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) has announced plans to open a new 9,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art NH Liquor & Wine Outlet in the new Riverside Landing development on Ridge View Lane in Plymouth.

 The new location is set to open in late summer 2016 and will replace the current 4,300 Tenney Mountain Highway site NHLC has occupied since 1987. Since 2012, NHLC has renovated or relocated 20 NH Liquor & Wine Outlets in communities throughout New Hampshire.

The relocated Plymouth Liquor & Wine Outlet is situated alongside several prominent tenants including the recently completed McDonalds Restaurant and Bank of New Hampshire branch and a soon-to-be-constructed 85 room Fairfield Inn by Marriot. Along with a new look and feel, the store will be constructed with an eye toward energy efficiency, and will be modeled after the newly opened Bedford and Manchester locations. The building will include high efficiency LED lighting and parabolic fixtures, sustainable siding and vinyl composite trim, as well as architectural-grade roof shingles.

"The New Hampshire Liquor Commission is committed to evaluating, renovating or relocating NH Liquor & Wine Outlet store locations so we can better serve our 11 million annual customers," said NHLC Chairman Joseph Mollica. "This customer-first strategy is directly reflected in our FY 2015 sales which reached an all-time high of $642 million – a 3.4% increase over the previous year. We look forward to improving the buying experience of our Plymouth area customers through the increased selection that will be available at this location."

Since 2012, NHLC has renovated or relocated 20 NH Liquor & Wine Outlets in the following communities: Bedford, Concord, Gilford, Hooksett, Hampstead, Lebanon, Lincoln, Londonderry, Manchester, Merrimack, Milford, Nashua, North Hampton, Peterborough, Plaistow, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Salem and West Chesterfield. New locations are planned in Epping's bustling Brickyard Square at the junction of Routes 101 and 125 and in New Hampton on Route 104.

"I am very pleased, and quite proud, that the New Hampshire Liquor Commission has selected Riverside Landing as its latest relocation," said Michael McGinley, developer of Riverside Landing. "NHLC's quality building style combined with the store's enhanced size and vastly improved product selection will offer patrons a buying experience not yet realized in the area and will further attract quality retailers to join along with us at Riverside Landing."

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Woodshed Roasting Company Takes Bronze Medal

LACONIA — Brad Ftzgerald, owner of Woodshed Roasting Company, says that he was thrilled to learn late last month that the company was the  Bronze Medal Winner in the "Golden Bean" Coffee Roaster Competition in the Organic Category for its Ethiopian Amaro Mill.

He said that the exceptional coffee is exported through Ethiopia's only female miller/exporter, Asnakech Thomas. Native to the Amaro region, Asnakech decided in 2005 to return to Ethiopia and improve the coffee quality and living conditions of her community. The coffee is scrupulously harvested, sorted, and milled at her own facilities, allowing her remarkable control over her crops.

Fitzgerald said that about the middle of August he  received a packet in the mail which contained were several coffee bags and an entry form for the "Golden Bean" Coffee Roaster Competition.
''I set this aside as we were busy with our daily routine of roasting, packaging and delivering our coffee. I picked it up about a week later and read through it. The due date was Sept 2 which left us a little over a week to get our entry in. The coffee bags had a place to mark the category number and we were to staple our business card to the bag. This was a blind cupping
competition.

''I discussed this with Kevin, who does all of the roasting, and we decided to enter two coffees.
There were eight different categories in which to enter so we chose the Organic category.
Since we have several fantastic Organic coffees we decided to enter our Winnipesaukee
Weekend Blend and the Ethiopian Amaro Mill a single origin bean.

''With the compliments we get from our customers we knew we had a great product. We just
wanted to know where we stacked up against other roasters. We sent the coffee off to Portland, Oregon and then went about our business not giving it much more thought.''

He says at the end of September he received an email saying the results were in. Over 400
coffees were entered from over 100 different roasters.

"We weren't really expecting to win anything we just wanted to know how our coffee faired against other roasters. At this point I was getting a little nervous so I opened up the website and looked through the winners; lo and behold we were listed as a Bronze Medal Winner in the Organic Category for our Ethiopian Amaro Mill.''

He says that the Amao Mill characteristics are: slight blueberry, sweet notes, dried banana, berry and stonefruit, nuanced florals, excellent body and balance.
''We are thrilled to be a part of The Golden Bean Coffee Roasters Competition. This is the
world's largest coffee roasters competition. We look forward to next year's competition and see
if we can maintain the excellence of our coffee offerings.'' said Fitzgerald.

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Check out SCORE to grow your business for free

By TOM GARRITY

Lakes Region SCORE

 

SCORE offers a unique group of individuals and industry leaders with experiences and education best suited to mentor you and your business through the start-up or to new levels for an existing business. SCORE personnel will handle your enquiry, respond quickly and choose the SCORE member whose knowledge best matches with your needs and ideas. A personal meeting will be arranged at a convenient time and place. All this is free.
All Lakes Region SCORE members are Certified Mentors. A 5 step process, called SLATE proven effective, will be used. It includes:
Stop and suspend judgment;
Listen and learn;
Assess and analyze;
Test ideas and Teach with Tools; and,
Expectation setting and encouraging the dream.
In the first two steps, the SCORE mentor clears his or her head and listens to what the client wants. Every discussion is confidential and will not be revealed outside SCORE without the permission of the client.
In step three the SCORE mentor will measure the plans thus far and make recommendations.
In step four, through discussions, the plans will be evaluated with suggestions for improvement.
And in step five a frank discussion of goals to set, homework to do and encouragement.
We are all volunteers who give our time most generously to help all kinds of small business. Did I mention this service is free?
Then the mentoring can continue for as long as you choose to engage us. For some this may be weeks, others months and still others for years to come. Great success has been achieved!
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Phone: 603-387-0273

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Business Briefs

 

Garrett Henry Promoted to VP, Information Technology Officer

FRANKLIN — Jeffery B. Savage, President & CEO of Franklin Savings Bank, has announced the promotion of Garrett Henry to vice president, information technology officer.

Henry is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the Bank's IT activities, to include technology planning and budgeting, project management, research and development, security training, and compliance with information security and cybersecurity guidance and regulations.

"Garrett has been with Franklin Savings Bank for over 12 years and has made significant contributions to the bank's information technology infrastructure," said Savage. "His insight and expertise has been instrumental in our ability to provide our customers with innovative financial management tools, which has earned us a reputation of being a leader in offering state-of-the-art banking solutions."

Henry joined FSB in 2003 as network services manager and was promoted to IT officer in 2009, then advanced to assistant vice president, information technology officer in 2011. He holds a BS in computer science from Keene State College and an MS in internet engineering from Marlboro College located in Brattleboro, VT. In addition, Henry is a graduate of the Northern New England School of Banking (2006) and the BAI Graduate School of Operations and Payments at Vanderbilt University (2008). He is also a veteran of the United States Air Force.

A resident of Franklin, Henry is an active member of the community where he is involved with coaching various youth sports through local recreational programs.

 

Swenson Promoted to BONH Senior Management Team

LACONIA  Bank of New Hampshire is proud to announce that John Swenson has been promoted to Senior Vice President - Chief Bank Operations Officer. In his new role, John has become a member of the Senior Management committee and is responsible for all loan and deposit operations.

John joined Bank of New Hampshire in March 2006 and has 27 years of New Hampshire community banking experience including operations, consumer lending and retail loan collections. "John has done an outstanding job overseeing loan operations for many years, and more recently, also assumed responsibility for deposit operations," stated Mark Primeau, President & CEO for Bank of New Hampshire. "He is a valued asset to Bank of New Hampshire and will utilize his knowledge and experience to guide us in operational decisions."

John is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, the Northern New England School for Financial Studies and is currently attending the American Bankers Association's Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He is a strong supporter of his community and is a member of the UNH Lakes Region Alumni Network Steering Committee, Board Member and Secretary of 2020 Vision Quest and is Chair of the Mortgage Bankers Association of NH's Mortgage Committee.

 

AutoServ test drives raises $1,370 for Middle School

TILTON — On October 2, Autoserv of Tilton Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge helped Winnisquam Regional Middle School raise $1,370 at a "Drive for the Kids" fundraising event held during the school's Family Fun Night. Participants earned a $10 contribution to the school from the Chrysler brand by taking a brief test drive in a 2015 model Town & Country, Chrysler 200, or Chrysler 300 vehicle during the event.

Since its inception in 1993, the Chrysler brand's "Drive for the Kids" program has contributed more than $6 million directly to local schools. The program has helped parents and educators in communities across the nation raise needed funds for everything from playgrounds and field trips, to reading programs and new computers. For more information, visit www.drive4kids.com.

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Lamprey & Lamprey to mark 70 years in business with open house October 13

CENTER HARBOR — Lamprey & Lamprey Realtors, dba Center Harbor - Lamprey Real Estate Associates, has revolved around family from its very inception. The partnership of Lamprey & Lamprey was formed between Robert Lamprey, Jr. and his brother Stewart Lamprey in 1945. During the last 70 years this family owned and operated real estate company has seen many changes to the New Hampshire Lakes Region, and through their community-minded approach, maintained a leading role in the real estate industry.

To celebrate 70 years in business an open House will be held Oct. 13 from 2:00 – 6:00 at the Lamprey Real Estate office located at 249 Whittier Highway in Center Harbor.

The first Lamprey & Lamprey office Office was located right in the center of Moultonboro, in a building that has since been removed in front of the Moultonboro Historical Society's Lamprey House Museum. Bob & Stewart realized early on that the quiet town of Moultonboro wouldn't offer enough activity to sustain their business and support two new families, so they relocated the Lamprey & Lamprey operation to Laconia on Paugus Bay.

After several years of successful operation in Laconia, the growing real estate company relocated to 408 Union Avenue in Laconia and expanded its operation to include insurance services. In the late 1960's, Bob and Stewart purchased the P.I. Building at the lights in Meredith, currently the home of the Inn at Bay Point and Lago, providing a Lamprey & Lamprey location closer to their home town of Moultonboro. This move established Lamprey & Lamprey as a leader in marketing waterfront properties in the Lakes Region. A boom in the secondary home market on Lake Winnipesaukee combined with smaller camps being replaced by luxurious waterfront homes provided ample inventory in the real estate market.

In the mid 1970's, Bob & Stewart began to diversify their business. Both brothers were active in politics. Bob served on the Board of Selectmen for 15 years and served on the Planning Board for the Town of Moultonboro. Stewart spent 21 years serving the state of New Hampshire as Speaker of the House of Representatives and served as President of the Senate.

Both took active roles in numerous conservation and preservation boards throughout the Lakes Region. Their influence in historic preservation and environmental concerns for the lakes was apparent. This community activism kept both in touch with the local people and their community.

Stewart focused on commercial real estate, while Bob remained the champion of the residential market. In the early 1980's, Bob's wife Peg joined the business. Peg and Bob had a huge impact on the Lakes Region real estate market. In 1982 the office was moved to the current location in Center Harbor.

Today, Mary Lamprey Bare has taken over the ownership of the company and she strives to continue the family tradition. In 2012, Mary made the decision to bring her own vision to the company and made significant branding changes to include a new logo and name – Lamprey Real Estate Associates. The Stetson Hat, the trademark of her father Bob, remains a symbol of the strength of their 70 year history.

Mary Lamprey and her associates are proud of their place in the real estate industry of the area and all devoted to providing our customers and clients with all the current tools the industry uses, but always ties in the "good old-fashioned" level of service that is just not found in today's marketplace.

 

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