Talk of the Town | The Business Journal of greater Keene, Peterborough and Brattleboro

Speak of the City | The Enterprise Journal of larger Keene, Peterborough and Brattleboro

GRANITE STATE COLLEGE PARTNERSHIP TO STRENGTHEN WORKFORCE

CONCORD, NH — New Hampshire State workers will profit from tuition value financial savings as the results of a brand new partnership between the State and College System of New Hampshire’s Granite State Faculty. With undergraduate and graduate-level diploma packages and certificates, this partnership will create skilled development alternatives for workers members throughout all state companies. Moreover, the partnership extends advantages to workers’ spouses and dependents. “The State extremely values its devoted and hard-working workers. Our partnership with USNH by way of Granite State Faculty will assist skilled growth and provides super worth for our workers and their households,” stated Gov. Chris Sununu in a press launch. “Entry to prime quality, related and reasonably priced increased schooling strengthens our state and helps people obtain private, profession, and life targets.” To be taught extra in regards to the partnership, go to info.granite.edu/new-hampshire.

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS AT STONE MOUNTAIN BUSINESS PARK

WINCHESTER, NH — Following a number of years of planning, designing and implementing, building has began on the Stone Mountain Enterprise Park. The Park developer, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, Winchester Financial Growth Company (WEDC) board, has been working in partnership with the City for the final six years to convey the mission to this stage. The positioning, in a former gravel pit, is situated close to downtown Winchester and encompasses greater than 60 acres of property zoned for enterprise and manufacturing. Stone Mountain adjoins a neighboring website with greater than 90 acres of developable vacant land. In accordance with a press launch from the nonprofit, a large $666,000 Federal grant from the Financial Growth Administration (EDA) was matched by about $500,000 debt to put in all the required infrastructure (roads, utilities, web). WEDC entered into a casual partnership with New England Photo voltaic Backyard, which is putting in a photo voltaic farm adjoining to the Park and on the City’s neighboring landfill. This supply of energy will considerably scale back electrical energy value to the longer term Park tenants. Regional financial development will probably be a results of this Park, as acknowledged by Southwest Regional Planning Fee; the Park was termed a “excessive precedence” in its complete planning paperwork. Mathewson Development, of Hancock, New Hampshire, received the bid to put in the infrastructure. A lot of the capital work will probably be accomplished by the autumn, with paving in early spring. Different mission individuals embrace Jack Munn of Dublin, New Hampshire, who serves because the grants administrator; SVE, based mostly in Brattleboro, Vermont, as mission engineers; Upton/Hatfield Regulation Workplace; Neil Cannon, advisor; and Dick Drew, the surveyor. For extra details about this mission, contact Mark Tigan at 401-225-7007 or tiganm@gmail.com. To be taught extra, go to www.winchesterEDC.org.

PETERBOROUGH ADDS NEW INFO KIOSK

PETERBOROUGH, NH — There’s a new data signal kiosk at The Larger Peterborough Chamber of Commerce’s location on Route 101, 10 Wilton Highway. Born out of a must distribute literature to residents and guests alike throughout COVID-19, the kiosk is offered to be used 365/24/7. In accordance with a press launch by the Peterborough Chamber, the kiosk has already confirmed to be a preferred pull-in location and brochures, rack playing cards, newspapers, and magazines are all “flying off the cabinets.” The kiosk was designed, constructed, painted and put in by John Leiby with a welcome flag to draw consideration. Shelving was designed to accommodate quite a lot of literature sizes and kinds. The kiosk is two-sided in order that extra data may be positioned. Be taught extra about The Larger Peterborough Chamber of Commerce at www.peterboroughchamber.com.

NEW BOARD MEMBERS JOIN MHS

SWANZEY, NH — Lee Rigby and Lindsay Carter have joined the Monadnock Humane Society Board of Administrators. She started volunteering with MHS in 2014 in numerous roles, from strolling/coaching shelter canine to coaching volunteers. At present, Lee serves because the co-chair for the Stroll for Animals occasion committee, and he or she additionally served on the Hair Ball @ Dwelling occasion committee. She was additionally a key staff member within the MHS HIVE (Excessive Influence Volunteer Engagement) program. Lee was awarded the 2019 MHS Volunteer of the 12 months award. She holds a BA in Psychology and minor in Germanic Research from UPenn. Lee and her husband, son, and two canine, Winston and Lulu, stay in Keene, New Hampshire. Lindsay Carter is initially from Florida; she relocated to New Hampshire in 2005 and commenced volunteering at Monadnock Humane Society in 2017 as a member of the Stroll for Animals committee. She not too long ago served on the Hair Ball @ Dwelling committee. Carter presently serves on the MHS Growth Committee and is co-chair for this 12 months’s Stroll for Animals occasion committee. Carter has a bachelor’s diploma in Felony Justice and has a few years of workplace administration expertise. She serves as an administrative assistant on the Hancock Elementary Faculty and lives in Hancock together with her fiancé, Scott, and their cat, Frankie — an MHS alumnus. Be taught extra at www.monadnockhumanesociety.org.

T SEAN TOLE JOINS WEALTH MANAGEMENT

CONCORD — Davis Wealth Administration, LLC, has appointed Sean Tole as Monetary Advisor. A New Hampshire native and present resident of Campton, Tole brings greater than 25 years of funding and monetary planning expertise to the group. Previous to becoming a member of Davis Wealth, Sean was a monetary advisor for Northway Financial institution, the place he labored with shoppers within the Plymouth, Meredith and Tilton areas. Sean’s 25 years of expertise contains working in a number of senior management roles at GE Asset Administration, Numeric Buyers, and Man Group, PLC, the place he labored with institutional buyers, serving to them determine and implement bespoke funding options for his or her portfolios. Be taught extra about Davis Wealth Administration at www.daviswealthmgmt.com. The agency has places of work situated in Harmony, Nashua and Keene, New Hampshire.

MONEY RAISED FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES DURING PANDEMIC

KEENE, NH — Since launching on June 1, The Native Crowd (TLC) Monadnock’s TLC 4WARD marketing campaign raised almost $8,000 in funding for 5 impartial native companies: Archway Farm, CC&D’s Kitchen Market, Monadnock Meals Co-op, Orchard Hill Breadworks and Prime Roast Espresso Roasters. Archway Farm in Keene, NH, added extra choices to their self-serve farm retailer in response to COVID-19, which required extra space for storing. By means of TLC 4WARD, the farm raised the funds wanted to improve their electrical service to assist this new storage tools. CC&D’s Kitchen Market in Keene, New Hampshire, met their marketing campaign objective in lower than 24 hours. They may buy important security tools and provides for the catering arm of their enterprise. Monadnock Meals Co-op in Keene, New Hampshire, reached 50% of their fundraising objective to put money into a refrigerated trailer that may enable them to broaden their Curbside Choose-Up program, launched in response to COVID-19. Orchard Hill Breadworks in Alstead, New Hampshire, reached their objective and can use funds to assist small dairy farms and artisan cheesemakers hit onerous by the pandemic. They may function native dairy merchandise on their pizzas, offered every Tuesday to lift funds for native nonprofit organizations. Prime Roast Espresso Roasters in Keene raised 170% of their objective to buy a second battery to energy their electrical bicycle used of their new “BySpoke-Beans by Bike” program, a doorstep supply service. They may donate entry funds to Monadnock Alliance for Sustainable Transportation to assist future bicycle programming. The objective of this marketing campaign was to offer taking part regionally owned companies with funds to climate the COVID disaster, assist them meet shifts in group wants and seize new alternatives to ahead a extra native, inexperienced and honest financial system within the Monadnock Area. The Native Crowd Monadnock is a community-based crowdfunding program serving to start-up ventures, early-growth stage firms and community-focused tasks discover entry to capital. Since TLC Monadnock launched in March 2017, 20 crowdfunding campaigns have collectively raised over $160,000 from 1,300 supporters. Be taught extra at www.tlcmonadnock.com.

NORTHEAST DELTA DENTAL INSURANCE OFFERS COVID RELIEF

CONCORD, NH — Northeast Delta Dental, a supplier of dental insurance coverage advantages in northern New England, will present pandemic aid totaling $18.8 million in returned and diminished premiums to particular person and group clients by extending price holds for absolutely insured particular person and group clients renewing July by way of December 2020; crediting all absolutely insured particular person and group clients with a one-month dental premium in July based mostly on June’s billed quantity; and crediting all self-insured group clients for the July administrative payment. It should assist the producers and consultants who market its dental insurance coverage by offering aid funds totaling $700,000 for the premium/administrative credit score interval based mostly on commissions paid for the earlier month. Northeast Delta Dental administers dental advantages in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, providing dental insurance coverage packages for organizations of all sizes, and people and households with no entry to employer-sponsored dental advantages. Be taught extra at www.nedelta.com.

FENTON ELECTED TO NE TOYOTA BOARD

KEENE, NH — William Fenton, President of Toyota of Keene and Fenton Household Dealerships, was not too long ago elected to a two-year time period on the New England Toyota Vendor Promoting Board of Administrators. Moreover, Fenton was chosen by the Board to serve on the Toyota Nationwide Vendor Promoting Committee, because the New England Consultant. As Nationwide Consultant, the Board’s duties are to assessment and approve all media and nationwide promoting campaigns. Fenton has been a Toyota seller in Keene, New Hampshire for 34 years, has served on the Toyota Vendor Council and is a 16-time winner of the celebrated Toyota President’s award. Fenton Household Dealerships are ardent supporters of many native charities and organizations, which result in Fenton receiving the Time Vendor of the 12 months Award in 2018 for the Jap Area.

LOCAL FARMERS’ MARKETS HONOR VETERANS

WALPOLE, NH — Each weekend in September is about displaying appreciation for our native veterans. Cheshire County Veterans are invited to attend the TEAM Jaffrey Farmers’ Market on Fridays 3 p.m.-6 p.m., the Keene Farmers’ Market on Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and/or the Hinsdale Farmers’ Market on Sundays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. all through September to obtain $20 in vouchers each week to spend on meals gadgets at every market. The Cheshire County Conservation District has partnered with the TEAM Jaffrey, Keene and Hinsdale Farmers’ Markets and the Cheshire Medical Heart’s Heart for Inhabitants Well being to extend group members’ entry to wholesome meals. This effort helps the Wholesome Monadnock Initiative. This Veteran Appreciation Month program in Cheshire County isn’t based mostly on want. As a substitute, it serves as a means for our group to say “thanks” to our native service members. This program additionally helps to spice up the native farm financial system by bringing extra enterprise to our native markets. Vouchers will probably be distributed weekly on the Veteran Appreciation Month sales space at every market on a first-come, first-served foundation whereas funding provides final. Cheshire County Veterans might come again each week for one more $20 in vouchers and should take part in any respect three market areas if they want. Vouchers could also be used to buy meals gadgets solely. Vouchers don’t have any money worth, are non-transferable, and should be redeemed at every market respectively by the top of September 2020. To take part, veterans should present proof of veteran standing and proof of Cheshire County residency. Legitimate types of Veteran ID embrace (1) copy of DD214, (2) healthcare enrollee card from Veteran Affairs, or (3) NH Driver’s license with a Veterans designation. Veterans from eligible cities embrace Keene, Swanzey, Gilsum, Harrisville, Alstead, Hinsdale, Jaffrey, Marlborough, Walpole, Troy, Nelson, Roxbury, Rindge, Dublin, Fitzwilliam, Surry, Sullivan, Chesterfield, Stoddard, Marlow, Westmoreland, Richmond and Winchester. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we ask that clients please respect social distancing pointers at every market and put on a masks when procuring. For extra details about Veteran Appreciation Month, contact Lola Bobrowski on the Cheshire County Conservation District by e mail (is greatest): lola@cheshireconservation.org or go away a voice message 603-756-2988 x3011. 

PITCHFORK SEMIFINAL AIRED LIVE

KEENE, NH — The 2020 PitchFork Problem semifinal will probably be stay on-line starting Thursday, Sept. 3 at 5:30 p.m. Small Enterprise Monitor Semifinalists will give a six-minute pitch about their enterprise earlier than a panel of judges, Enterprise Thought Monitor presenters will give a two-minute pitch. This free occasion affords an inspiring glimpse of some nice companies and enterprise concepts beginning and rising throughout a difficult financial time. The ultimate spherical of the PitchFork Problem will probably be on Sept. 24 as a part of the Radically Rural Summit, additionally held on-line in 2020. The companies competing on this 12 months’s competitors for $11,000 in money prizes embrace: Marie Douce Dorion, Little Bluebird Farm, to supply the group distinctive wild-harvested medicinal natural and mushroom teas — regionally harvested, sustainably foraged; Margit Foster, Tiny Lantern Pediatric Sleep Session, as a licensed baby sleep advisor; Steven Savage, Vsquared Guitar System, offering a guitar innovation that may change the best way the electrical guitar will probably be performed; Chris Dubriske, LumenMesh, a luminaire producer that’s leveraging the evolving BLE Mesh expertise to offer modern, tunable luminaires which can be easy, plug n play installations; Juan Rosario, JuanLoveApparel is to advertise positivity and self-worth whereas additionally focusing on simplistic trend; Linda Rubin, Frisky Cow Farm Merchandise, Inc, supplies youngsters and adults of all ages with one of the best tasting, premium, NH-made, gelato cash should purchase, utilizing locally-sourced natural milk, cream, and different taste substances. Frisky Cow was integrated as an NH Profit company in April 2018 with a triple backside line of rising earnings, and profit each society and the atmosphere; Wangene and Mel Corridor, International Village Delicacies, makes allergy-friendly meals with a daring African taste. This free on-line occasion may be discovered at https://hopin.to/events/semi-final-pitchfork-livestream. Attendees are inspired to make use of a Chrome or FireFox browser for one of the best viewing expertise on Hopin. Drum Video Productions, LLC, will probably be streaming the occasion. For extra data https://radicallyrural.org/pitchfork-challenge-semi-final.