Saturday, May 18, 2013
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur, Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics Corcoran used to grow her business. Additional…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
A popular Hampton Beach destination has won a big commerce award for the fifth straight year.
Thursday, May 16
NEW YORK, NY, May 8, 2013 -- For the fifth consecutive year, Purple Urchin has been selected for the 2013 Best of Hampton Award in the Family Restaurants category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community. Nationwide, only 1 in 1000 (less than one-tenth of 1%) 2013 Award recipients qualified as Five-Time Award Winners. Various sources of information were …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
This week's top story looks at a small business' progressing efforts to bring a dream to life at a historic location in town.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Last week EZ introduced two new lines of electric bikes made to be as hip as they are fuel-efficient.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
A firefighters' charity ride, an art show, a cancer run and much more are on tap in addition to Mother's Day events.
Looking for something fun to do on the Seacoast this weekend? Here are some ideas (and be sure to tell us about the things you did and show us the pictures you took by e-mailing Editor Kyle Stucker at Kyle.Stucker@Patch.com): 1. Show Your Mom(s) How Much You Care: Mother's Day is Sunday, and many local businesses and entities are holding special events or have special menus or gifts to help you thank all the mother(s) in your life. 2. Ride Through the Seacoast to Help Locals in Need: Area firefighters will shed their uniforms in favor of a different kind of protective gear Saturday as part of a motorcycle charity ride hosted by the local chapter of the Fire and Iron Motorcycle Club to benefit the 100 Club, which helps the families of …
A big proposal for the historic Hobbs Farm is moving along with unanimous praise from town officials and residents.
The North Hampton Planning Board gave a preliminary green light to Throwback Brewery's new "brew farm" this week, as members unanimously accepted the plan and waived a sign limit in order to allow the business to continue its quest to return Hobbs Farm to a working farmstead. The only thing remaining before Throwback can begin work on transforming the barn at Hobbs Farm into a tasting room, brewery and event center is the approval of the site plan, which will likely come during the planning board's next meeting on June 4 after members and residents expressed strong support for the project Tuesday. "I don't see any reason it wouldn't be approved," said member Phil Wilson, the North Hampton Select Board's representative. "I hate to delay you…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
A business on the town's north end has "gone out of business" and is focusing instead on a new direction.
Fitness Revolution, a fitness center specializing in group training sessions and workout opportunities, officially closed the doors to its 845 Lafayette Road gym Monday night. A sign posted on the business' front door Monday stated Fitness Revolution has "closed" and "gone out of business." Messages posted on Fitness Revolution's Facebook page also indicated the physical facility no longer exists. Fitness Revolution President Oliver Cuell explained the closure and change in a letter posted to his business' front door, stating that the traditional "'bricks-and-mortar' gym/sweatshop experience" is "outdated" and "falls short of affording... members all the exact tools they need to lead healthy and fit lifestyles." "As such, we will no long …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The community is coming together to help a Hampton woman confined to a wheelchair due to a rare aneurysm.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Bella Rose is bringing a little bit of "Impossible" to North Hampton thanks to some inspiration from a Food Network host.
Good morning, Hampton and North Hampton. Here are five things you need to know for Thursday, May 2: 1. Today's Top Thing: Bella Rose, which was scheduled to reopen today after undergoing a "Restaurant: Impossible"-inspired makeover to its building and menu, won't open until Friday at 11 a.m. because owner Sean Correll said they "want to get it done right" and "need an extra day." 2. Today’s Winnacunnet High School Sports Matchups (information via Winnacunnet.org): Track & Field @Portsmouth at 3:00 Frosh Baseball/Softball @Exeter at 4:00 Boys Tennis vs. Timberlane at 4:00 Girls Tennis @Timberlane at 4:00 Girls Lacrosse vs. Merrimack – Varsity at 4:00/JV at 5:30 3. What Else Is Happening Today? The annual fun- and food-filled Toast to …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Cuts and new policies are on the horizon as Hampton officials work to correct problems and inefficiencies.
The town of Hampton will likely soon conduct a three-week trial period for a new residential recycling and trash collection policy in the hopes of determining whether several cost-saving and efficiency-maximizing changes will improve a program that currently has confusing pickups and fairness issues. Hampton Public Works Director Keith Noyes outlined Monday a seven-point plan for the trial changes, which include no longer having collections on Fridays. If Hampton selectmen approve the plan during their next meeting on May 6 or during a future meeting, the changes would kick in on May 27 and end right before the start of the more-intensive summer collection schedule on June 17, according to Noyes. Noyes said the changes would have no impact…