Business Notes: May 12, 2013

Manchester — Two Upper Valley business leaders were re-elected to the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire board of directors during its annual business meeting last week in Manchester.

Hypertherm CEO Richard Couch and Tom Sullivan, vice president of Newport operations for Sturm, Ruger and Co. Inc., will serve new three-year terms on the board.

In recognition of BIA’s 100th anniversary, the association also thanked its longest-serving board members.

The honorees included John Collins, chairman-president and CEO emeritus of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, who served for nine years, and Jay Gamble, vice president and general manager of Mount Sunapee Resort, who also was one of the recipients of the association’s “Above and Beyond” award, given to those who demonstrated outstanding service and commitment to the organization.

The Business and Industry Association is New Hampshire’s statewide chamber of commerce and business advocate.

Upcoming Events

The Upper Valley SCORE Chapter is holding a series of workshops during the next few weeks for small and medium size businesses.

This series is designed to help owners learn how to more effectively grow and prosper in the business world.

The first session is Thursday and will cover starting a business. The other workshops are: May 23 on business bookkeeping, May 30 on understanding financial statements and June 6 on selling and advertising.

All classes are held at the chapter’s offices on the green in Lebanon, 20 West Park St., evenings from 6-9. The fee is $30 per class.

For information and to register go to

Green Mountain Economic Development Corp. and Central Vermont Economic Development Corp. are holding a roundtable discussion on accessing project financing with traditional and alternative funding resources on May 29. The discussion will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Vermont Tech Enterprise Center, 1540 Vermont Route 66, in Randolph. Representatives will be present from organizations including the Small Business Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Vermont Economic Development Authority, Vermont Community Loan Fund, Women’s Business Center and commercial lenders.

Reservations should be made by May 27 by emailing Joan Goldstein at or calling 802-295-3710 or emailing Sam Andersen at or calling 802-223-4654.

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