Company News for October 2017
Sep25

Company News for October 2017

Kibby Equipment Inc., the White River Junction-based municipal and construction supplies company, closed Sept. 15 after 60 years in business. William Shambo Sr. started there as a parts salesman in 1957, just after Gil Kibby founded the company, and Shambo and his wife, Phyllis, bought the business after Kibby died in 1985. Business had slowed, particularly in the past three years, Phyllis Shambo said, as buyers increasingly turned to...

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The HR Pro: Navigating the Seas of the Opioid Crisis and Evolving Marijuana Laws
Aug30

The HR Pro: Navigating the Seas of the Opioid Crisis and Evolving Marijuana Laws

News of the national and local health crisis from opioid addiction has permeated the media for a few years. The underreported aspect of this crisis, at least until recently, is the impact on employers. Some 10 to 12 percent of U.S. workers are under the influence of drugs on the job according to 2015 data from the federal Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration. Those numbers are likely higher in certain industries,...

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Chamber Profile: Newport’s Brand Ambassador
Aug30

Chamber Profile: Newport’s Brand Ambassador

Ella Casey first came to Newport, N.H., in 1966. Her husband was serving in the military in Vietnam and she, her mother and two young daughters drove through town on a visit. “I had two little kids and I needed a job,” Casey said. “One time riding through Newport, my mother pointed out that there were two banks in town. I had worked in banking in California, so I applied to both and got a job … at what was then the First...

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From the Editor: For the Love of Libraries
Aug30

From the Editor: For the Love of Libraries

It’s tempting to lump public libraries in with all the other venerable institutions that are being “disrupted” by social media, the internet (which, as I understand it, is a series of tubes), and all the other technological marvels that are defining the early 21st century. After all, what are libraries but brick-and-mortar boxes filled with dead-tree media? Why schlep downtown to the library when Wikipedia has all the answers, Google...

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Company News: September 2017
Aug30

Company News: September 2017

The next phase of the redevelopment of Claremont MakerSpace in the former Sawtooth mill building on Main Street has begun. The building’s owner and developer, TwinState MakerSpaces of Lebanon, began work earlier this summer and is anticipating completing renovations before the end of the year. Steven Goldsmith, president and co-founder of MakerSpaces with Jeremy Katz, said “cores” have been run through the footings for plumbing and...

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The Little Hospital That Could: CEO of Cottage Hospital Is Determined to Make a Big Impact
Aug30

The Little Hospital That Could: CEO of Cottage Hospital Is Determined to Make a Big Impact

As the chief executive officer of Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, Maria Ryan wears a lot of hats — financial adviser, advocate, mentor and more — but one of her favorite roles is visiting with patients in the hospital. “My meeting schedule is like a hamster wheel, but if I have five minutes sometimes I’ll just go and ask permission to go in and meet patients,” Ryan said during a recent interview. “And it just fills my heart.” In fact,...

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The Exit Interview: Amy Lappin
Aug30

The Exit Interview: Amy Lappin

Amy Lappin’s life revolves around libraries. She’s been a librarian for 17 years, and the deputy director of the Lebanon Public Libraries since 2012. When she’s not at the library, she can be found running or at Poor Thom’s Tavern in Meriden, which she co-owns with her husband. Lappin talked with Enterprise about some recent innovations at the city’s libraries, how libraries have become a critical...

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SCORE Stories: Inside Morano Gelato’s Decision to Franchise
Aug30

SCORE Stories: Inside Morano Gelato’s Decision to Franchise

Morgan Morano, CEO and owner of Morano Gelato, has experienced an amazing seven-year run — first mastering the art of making gelato, then serving thousands upon thousands of people who lined up outside the flagship Hanover location for a taste of the luscious treat, and then taking the leap into franchising the business. Morano is the first to attribute her success to the Hanover community and its continued support of the shop. Now,...

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The Creative Economy: For Members of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, Creating Art is Big Business
Aug30

The Creative Economy: For Members of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, Creating Art is Big Business

On a hot and hazy August morning the gates of the annual League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair at Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury, N.H., are just opening. Already there is a steady stream of cars pulling into the resort and excited whispers among fairgoers that Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler is shopping here today. Visitors run their hands over tapestries, watch glassblowers in action and peruse handmade jewelry. For Miriam Carter, the...

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