People in Business: April 14, 2013

Kiki Cutter, of Hanover, has joined the sales team of Salt Lake City-based InStore Audio Network, which provides in-store advertising messages and music to thousands of retailers across the country. Cutter will focus on new business development in the Northeast. Before joining InStore Audio Network, Cutter served as owner and publisher of Bend Living Magazine in Oregon. She also competed on the U.S. Olympic team and was a five-time World Cup champion in the women’s slalom and giant slalom. Jeffrey Shapiro, of Hanover, is chairman of InStore Audio Network. He also owns Great Eastern Radio LLC, which recently acquired several Upper Valley radio stations from Clear Channel Communications.

Jay Gamble, of Sunapee, vice president and general manager at Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury, is one of 13 business leaders scheduled to be honored by the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire at its annual business meeting next month. The “Above and Beyond” awards are given to business leaders who have demonstrated outstanding service and commitment to association’s mission during the past year, the association said in a news release. The Business and Industry Association is New Hampshire’s statewide chamber of commerce.

Ron Treem, of Quechee, owner and chief martial arts instructor at White River Budokan in White River Junction, was recently awarded the honorary title of “hanshi” by the United States Martial Arts Association. “Hanshi,” which means “a teacher of teachers,” is the highest teaching honorific in the martial arts and is reserved for high-ranking members, the association said in a news release. Treem is a member of the Martial Arts Association’s board of directors. He received the award at the organization’s national training camp held in August in Manchester. The association has more than 10,000 members.

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