×

Business Notes: Kleen Laundry Closes Pleasant Street Location in Claremont



Sunday, April 16, 2017

Claremont — The Kleen Laundry location on Pleasant Street will be closing at the end of the month, primarily because of damage done to the premises over the last several months, company president Dennis Kim said Friday. Kleen leases the space next to Dusty’s Cafe in a storefront that also includes Family Dollar. Kim said the company will be removing its washers and dryers and other equipment after the closing. The location has always been low margin, Kim said, and combined with the criminal activity, which Kim didn’t see getting better, the company decided to close, he said.

The business is unattended while open during the day, which Kim suggested is why there have been so many problems. The doors lock automatically at 11 p.m. The first incident occurred last August when someone broke into the laundry, smashed through a wall and stole money from a cash register in Dusty’s. There was an arrest and conviction in that case but not in any incidents that occurred after that.

Kleen also operates a Laundromat on Washington Street.

Company News

The emergency veterinary hospital known as SAVES, which provides emergency and critical care and internal medicine services to dogs and cats at its location at 63 Evans Drive in Lebanon, will return to providing services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the company announced last week. Small Animal Veterinary Emergency and Specialty is the second New Hampshire location in the network of six veterinary hospitals operated by IVG Hospitals by Ethos, which in turn is a member of Ethos Veterinary Health, formed by the merger of four specialty hospital groups: IVG Hospitals in New England, Premier Veterinary Group in Chicago, Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital in Denver and Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego. Peak Veterinary Referral Center in Williston, Vt., joined the network last year. For more information, visit www.IVGSAVES.com.

Upcoming Events

The Upper Valley chapter of SCORE is offering a workshop on Business Bookkeeping on Wednesday, from 6-9 p.m., at 20 W. Park St., Lebanon, Suite 316, in the Citizens Bank Building. This “Accounting 101” overview is designed to help participants understand basic accounting concepts will present the fundamentals of financial statements and how they are prepared. The presenter will be Ann Hargraves, a SCORE counselor and CPA who has served in senior financial positions in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Cost is $30, two for $45. Veterans free. For more information or to reserve a spot, visit www.uppervalley.score.org, email score@valley.net or call 603-448-3491.

The Upper Valley chapter of SCORE is offering a workshop on Public Speaking on Thursday, from 6-9 p.m., at 20 W. Park St., Lebanon, Suite 316, in the Citizens Bank Building. This new workshop is designed to help participants develop the skills needed to prepare and deliver a speech or presentation. Presenter Gary Horsman will offer practical insights that can help presenters prepare, open, deliver and close their speeches. Cost is $40, two for $60. Veterans free. For more information or to reserve a spot, visit www.uppervalley.score.org, email score@valley.net or call 603-448-3491.

The Cohase Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Business Succession Planning workshop on May 11, from 5:30-7 p.m., at Alumni Hall in Haverhill Corner. The seminar will discuss the often overlooked topic of planning for what will happen if business owners or key management personnel can no longer run their business due to retirement, illness, death or other life event. A panel of panel of legal and financial experts will discuss key elements and strategies that businesses should consider before such events occur. Scheduled participants include Graham Gove of Wells River Savings Bank, Dan Grossman and Markell Ripps of Grossman & Ripps, Phil Lapp of Gallagher, Flynn and Co., and Nathan Muehl of Northern Mountain Associates Wealth Strategies. The seminar is free for Cohase Chamber of Commerce members; $10 for non-members. For more information or to RSVP, e-mail cohasechamber@gmail.com, call (802) 518-0030 or visit www.cohase.org.

Items of interest to the local business community are published in the Business & Money section of the Sunday Valley News. Submissions may be sent by email to: biznotes@vnews.com (high-resolution photographs may be attached in .jpg format), or by mail to: Business Notes, c/o Sunday Valley News, P.O. Box 877, White River Junction, Vt. 05001. (Photographs cannot be returned unless accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope.) All items are subject to editing for clarity or space.