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By Chris Pastrana

By Chris Pastrana, NH Business Show November 11, 2016

Cameron Ford decided that he wanted to help veterans out. To do that he Started Iron Heart Gateways to Success, a non-profit designed to help vets who need employment.

Check out more from Iron Hearts @ www.facebook.com/IronHeartGateways

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By Pat Hammond

A warrior's compassion

Leadership, teamwork, responsibility, and critical thinking are the words people use to describe the skills veterans bring when they return to the civilian world, but they're just part of the equation. When you add things like empathy, compassion, and vision you end up with people like Bonnie Roberts, who has combined all of these skills to tackle the very real problem of how to find quality in-home care.

Aging in place is a goal that many seniors share. Residential care is often cost prohibitive and remaining in a home they've most likely already paid for allows people enjoy their golden years surrounded by the memories and routines that give their days a familiar structure.

Unfortunately, it's not always a goal that can be achieved on their own.

We all want to be there for our parents as they get older, but sometimes they require more care and attention than we can give on our own.

Home Helpers of Londonderry provides a variety of in-home care services throughout southern New Hampshire to meet almost every in-home care need.

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By Chris Pastrana

Day 4 of Veterans Week is taking off with Joe Lopez from Arrow Security & Training LLC. As the largest of the companies I've interviewed for this promotion, what Joe does to support the active duty community of the armed services is invaluable. Quality training prepares the troops for combat, and without that training they spend the first few months of deployment getting used to things they should already know.

Get more from Arrow Security & Training @ http://arrowsecuritytraining.com/

www.facebook.com/Arrow-Security-Training-LLC-36531...

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By Pat Hammond

It's no longer a matter of if...

Norm Gentry is what I would describe as a calm man who faces challenges with a smile and an enviable amount of patience, so when he came to last month's Coffee Buzz and said "I need you to to get the message out," I took him seriously.

Gentry is an IT guy whose company, SBTI Technologies, provides computer repair/maintenance, system backup, network and resource management, virus recovery and just about every tech service a small business owner needs. He's been in the business since Windows was new and he's tackled pretty much every tech problem a business owner is likely to encounter and lately he's been seeing more and more people coming to him with ransomware problems.

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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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