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By Chris Pastrana

By Chris Pastrana, NH Business Show November 09, 2016

Day 3 here we come! Beck is one of those people you don't forget. From the moment I walked into her studio I knew she would be great for Veterans week, and she didn't disappoint! It's hard to find women veteran business owners



To get more from Becky check her out at http://www.warriorsoulhealingmovement...

www.facebook.com/warriorsoulhealingmovement

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By Pat Hammond

Peace of mind, one flue at a time...

Chimneys are one of the most magical components of your home. They invoke a feeling of warmth and homecoming when you pull into the driveway, they're an integral part of spending a romantic evening in front of a roaring fire, and they are Santa's favorite way to deliver gifts.

Chimneys are also an essential and often neglected part of your home's heating system and are the second leading cause of house fires.[1]

So when was the last time you thought about your chimney?

Was it when you got the home inspector's report two days before closing?

Did you give it a passing thought the last time you went to light a fire in the fireplace?

Did you know you should get your chimney inspected every year?

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By Chris Pastrana

By Chris Pastrana, NH Business Show November 08, 2016

Welcome to day 2 of Veterans week! This time around we're speaking with John Elias from J-Dog Junk Removal & Hauling. John was awesome to speak with and his business is going to do great things. Don't miss this one!

Get more from John @
www.facebook.com/jdog.nh
http://jdogjunkremoval.com/

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By Pat Hammond

Forget everything you thought you knew about ice cream

I recently sat down to talk with Mark and Rita McCabe, owners of Sub Zero Ice Cream at 495 Amherst Street in Nashua, and all I can say is we are not in Kansas anymore.

Forget everything you thought you knew about ice cream and franchising, this power couple brings a whole new energy with emphasis on

  • Customer Experience
  • Community
  • Good Business

And it all starts when you come in the door.

As Rita McCabe says, "We are not your average ice cream shop," and she is not kidding.

With 50 flavors, 32 mix-ins and 8 cream bases, including two dairy-free options, Sub Zero Ice Cream crushes the idea of 31 flavors, and that's just the tip of the iceberg.

They can accommodate most allergy and dietary restrictions including gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and nuts and every order is custom made while you watch.

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By Pat Hammond

A Mobile Bar? Do they make house calls?

My first thought when I saw "mobile bartending service" was lunch truck with liquor and I thought "Wow, that is brilliant."

Tea and water are my standard work beverages, but there was a time back when I was a cube dweller when a quick shot at lunchtime wouldn't have gone amiss, so when I saw Kathy Torres' post about her mobile bartending business, Pour Me Bartending, LLC, on meetup.com I knew I had to meet her. Between you and me, that was the best decision I made that week.

The first thing I should say is while Pour Me Bartending, LLC is a mobile bartending service, they don't have a lunch truck and don't bring the liquor.

What they do bring is the bar setup and an incredible staff of experienced bartenders who will take the pressure off you so you can enjoy your event with your guests.

No worries about how to mix someone's favorite drink, how much liquor you should have on hand or what kind of mixers you need. Instead of getting stuck behind the bar, you get to spend your time dancing, socializing and eating with everyone else.

And if that isn't enough, Pour Me Bartending, LLC is going to save you a lot of money.

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By Pat Hammond

Why You Need a Personal Image Consultant

You've been dressing yourself since you were 5, you love those skinny jeans and there is no way you'd ever be caught dead in pantyhose. You have a clear idea of how to dress for comfort, but is it really your best look?

  • Do you struggle to find the right outfit for business meetings or interviews?
  • Do you look in the mirror and wonder why your favorite top makes you look pale?
  • Do you wish you could just run in the mall and find the perfect pair of jeans on your first try?

If you said yes to any of these questions it might be time to talk to Sharon Jensen from Embrace Your Wardrobe.

In spite of what you see on tv (Trinny & Susannah, Clinton Kelly & Stacy London or even the exalted Tim Gunn), working with an image consultant is a stress-free process of learning the best styles and colors for your body and lifestyle.

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By Pat Hammond

Featuring 7 Veteran-Owned Businesses in 7 Days - Sunday, November 6th - Saturday, November 12th

MANCHESTER, NH - Did you know that more than 12%[1] of New Hampshire's small businesses are owned by veterans?

It may not sound like a lot, but when you break it down that's almost 1 out of every 8 businesses.

Putting this in perspective, you can't go to a networking event without shaking hands with at least one veteran.

NH Business Show and Queen City Buzz share a mission of promoting and supporting New Hampshire small businesses and they are taking that goal to the next level by putting the spotlight on the continuing contribution of local veterans.

In honor of Veterans Day, local small business blogger Pat Hammond from Queen City Buzz and video blogger, US Army veteran Chris Pastrana from NH Business Show, are teaming up to present an entire week of veteran-owned businesses in the Granite State.

Between Sunday, November 6th - Saturday, November 12 they will be combining resources to feature 7 Veteran-Owned Businesses in 7 Days.

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By Pat Hammond

A Conversation with Tech Guru Norm Gentry

"If you haven't planned for it you're not going to do anything but pay the money" It's a bold statement from a soft spoken man and it sends chills down my spine.

What would you do? What can you do if your computer gets hit with ransomware? What about the Windows 10 upgrade? Is it worth it? Does it really cause all the problems we hear people complaining about on the web?

Between security breaches, viruses and Microsoft's heavy handed upgrades the internet is rife with tales of tech woe so when I met Norm Gentry from SBTI Technology Solutions at last month's Coffee Buzz I jumped on the chance to pick his brain.

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By Pat Hammond

"You don't have to wear the same thing, but you should try to coordinate." Local photographer Jeff Hastings from Frame of Mind Photography is on the phone with a client as I approach his table at Aroma Joe's Coffee shop. He is patiently explaining that coordinating outfits for a family photograph simply means that your clothes shouldn't clash. "You should try to avoid having one person wearing stripes and the other wearing plaid."

I try not to laugh as I drop off my laptop and go off in search of a cold drink.

By the time I get back he has finished the first call, responded to a handful of emails and is on the phone with an anxious mother.

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By Pat Hammond

When was the last time you had a massage?

This week's Live from the Hive guest is licensed massage therapist and local business owner Cathy Clement from Clement Massage and after talking to Cathy, there is no excuse for anyone not to be enjoying this affordable luxury.

As a veteran therapist with ten years experience, Cathy is trained and available to meet your massage needs.

  • chair massage
  • table massage
  • reiki
  • reflexology
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