Businesses Standing with the Middle Class

Granite State Businesses Stand with the Middle Class

Keeping the Granite State Open for Business

Businesses from across New Hampshire were recently featured in a full-page newspaper ad, opposing HB 474 and “calling on our leaders to stop state government from interfering with small businesses.”

“It’s time to put petty politics aside and to stand together to create good jobs with benefits for working families in our communities.”
These businesses are supporting New Hampshire’s middle class.  Please remember to support them as you shop, eat and do errands in your local community.

The businesses below have signed this petition in support of New Hampshire’s middle class.
Petition to the New Hampshire Legislature:

Our businesses depend on a strong middle class. We believe that, if passed, the current legislation to cut social services, weaken collective bargaining rights and turn New Hampshire into a Right to Work for Less state will drive down wages, erode health care benefits and weaken the middle class.

We strongly support the true New Hampshire advantage: a highly trained and skilled workforce and a vibrant middle class. We oppose any efforts to weaken this, the foundation of our state’s economy.

We urge the legislature to reject these initiatives and instead pursue sound economic proposals that provide for the creation of good jobs with benefits for the working families in our communities. Our businesses, and our state’s economy, depend on it.

Signed,

3 R’s Home Repair and Improvement, Manchester
Construction and repair. Call (603) 264-6337

A Caribbean Affair, Manchester
Restaurant featuring island cuisine, located at 915 Elm Street, in the heart of downtown Manchester.

A Little Confection, Concord
Homemade caramel apples, chocolates, cookies, fudge and much more.

A Pocketful of Rye, Keene
Gifts for gracious living, featuring: New Hampshire and New England artisans, jewelry, art glass, collectibles, linens and more.

All Beads Considered, Exeter
A bead shop for everyone….sterling, gemstones, Czech glass, American art, Swarovski, African Kazuri, seashells, bone, copper, wood, camel bone and more! Stop by to see our unique collection of glass beads and pendants made by Exeter artists!

Altus Investment Group, LLC, Concord
Created so that working individuals, families, professionals and small-business owners in central New Hampshire could get independent professional advice on fee-based investment management, financial planning and personal guidance on their total financial situation. Locally owned, staffed with registered professionals and connected ever since 1996 to a large independent brokerage firm.

Atlantic Air Products, Bow
Atlantic Air Products Manufacturing, LLC. produces the highest quality sheet metal products, components and accessories for the HVAC industry available on the market today. We operate a 40,000 square foot state of the art manufacturing and distribution facility in Bow, NH. Our skilled craftsmen are members of SMWIA Local 17. All products carry the appropriate SMWIA Yellow or Blue label. We are constantly striving to improve our quality and lower our costs through investment in the latest manufacturing technologies. Atlantic Air Products wants to be the manufacturer of choice for the HVAC Industry.

Atlantic Media Productions, Portsmouth
We’re an award winning, full-service video production company located in beautiful Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Video production is our passion. Whether an educational video, a television commercial, a promotional or marketing video or a documentary, our life’s work in video production is what we love to do.

Avery Enhanced Family Home Care, Piermont

Bella Bohemia, Laconia
Beauty salon

Bella Bronze LLC, Salem
Mobile airbrush tanning

Blue String Marionettes, Nashua
Marionette and puppet shows for all occasions and events. Live character voices. Most shows have content that is original.

Bogart Computing, LLC, Litchfield
Bogart Computing, LLC can help you: get new business leads from your website; sell products online; and attain high search engine rankings for your website’s keywords.  Joomla programmer, shopping carts, small business websites, Google ranking and more.

Bona Fide Green Goods, Concord
An online green store dedicated to the highest standards in eco-criteria and social responsibility with the lowest impact to the earth and its inhabitants.  Visit the retail store in Concord.

The Bresler Group, Bow
A full service print sales agency with over 30 years in the field of communicating corporate identity, we offer competitive pricing for all your projects, and coordinate your identity products across media. We also offer print management consulting services to help you realize higher value from your literature cycle.

Bucket-A-Suds Homemaking Services, LLC, Manchester

Cable Graphics, Manchester
Printing services: 97 Eddy Road, Manchester; (603) 627-0800.

Caffenio, Concord
Cafe at 84 North Main Street, Concord.  Open for breakfast and lunch.

Caroline L. French Antiques, Dover
A sole proprietor who buys, sells and appraises antiques, jewelry and silver.  Member of the New Hampshire Antique Dealers Association and the New England Appraisers Association. I offer help in cleaning out your barn, attic or cellar. I buy jewelry (costume and estate), silver, silver plate, pictures, paintings, toys, dolls, rugs, furniture, baskets, boxes, etc.

Celtic Crossing, Portsmouth
Authentic goods from Ireland, Scotland and Wales including clothing, jewelry and gifts.

Charles P Blouin Inc., Seabrook
Charles P. Blouin, Inc. provides complete fabrication and installation services for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems for the Life Sciences, Health Care and Institutional markets.

Chuck’s Barber Shop, LLC, Nashua
168 Main Street, Nashua, (603) 882-3711

City Room Café, Nashua
Located at 105 West Pearl Street.  This cafe opens early, serving coffee, homemade baked goods, omelets, sandwiches and breakfast platters. Lunch includes homemade soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches and specials.

Claremont Custom Framing, Claremont
Claremont Custom Framing offers high quality, affordable picture framing services. With Claremont Custom Framing, you’ve found your source for superior quality picture framing at competitive prices. You’ll be sure to find exactly what you are looking for and much more!

Concord Camera Store, Concord
We stock a wide selection of the best photographic products from many renowned brands. Come in and have a look! We carry: digital cameras, lenses, gadget bags, filters, camcorders, printers, binoculars, picture frames, digital picture frames, photo albums, scrapbooks and scrapbooking supplies.  In-store photo services, passport photos, photo restoration and more.

Creek Cottage Gardening, Portsmouth
We believe that one of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. Our goal is to provide you with a well-tended and cared for garden through watering and weeding, planting and pruning, mulching and maintenance.  Be it a small pocket garden in Portsmouth’s South End or a rambling lop-sided acre on the water, we will work with you and your piece of earth to create a place that is a joy to be in. We are chemical and pesticide free.

Da-Pork-Pulla, Franklin
Custom catered events.  Da-Pork-Pulla serves authentic, slow-cooked, pit smoked barbecue. We serve only the highest quality beef, pork and poultry. Everything is smoked using all hardwood (apple, cherry, oak and hickory) for 12-18 hours. We pride ourselves on using the freshest ingredients to ensure an explosion of flavors. The result is melt in your mouth, authentic (and slightly addictive) BBQ. No sauce is required, but feel free to add our homemade sauces to enhance the flavor.

Dermadesigns, LLC, Concord
Orginal and creative tattoos that illustrate you and your personal views. We do custom works, portaits, old & new school, black and gray. We can tattoo from pictures you bring in and we also have hundreds of designs for you to choose from. Also massage therapy, tanning and more.

Eco Development Consulting, Concord

eFix Computer Consulting, North Walpole
Over 30 years of hands-on computer experience.  By-the-book answers, quick-fix and long term solutions — always focused on your financial bottom line.  I explain short-term and long-term options so that you can decide what’s best for you.

Ellies Oxygen Lounge, Portsmouth
Relax your mind, body and spirit with the many services we have to offer, including far infrared rays, Power Plate Vibration Exerciser, Shiatsu massage chair and oxygen bar.

Evision Eyecare, Manchester
Evision Eyecare is your one-stop eye care facility: eye examinations (for children, adults, seniors, and diabetics), contact lens exams, contact lens purchases, Lasik eye care, medical eye problems, and eyeglasses that fit every budget.  We are providers for over 25 medical insurances and vision plans.

Exeter Flower Shop, Exeter
The Exeter Flower Shop provides flower and gift delivery to the Exeter, NH area. Send flowers for any occasion. We offer a large variety of fresh flowers and gifts. Enjoy the convenience of ordering online 24 hours a day.

Faye’s Dance Studio, Lebanon
Swing, salsa, country western and more: Faye Grearson has helped many people learn to dance, and she can help you, too.

The Food Basket, Concord
A deli-style store that offers cold and hot subs, general merchandise, cold beverages, cigarettes, lottery and ice.

Framers Market, Manchester
Framing and fine art.

Fritz Belgian Fries LLC, Keene
Fritz offers a dynamic and affordable fast casual restaurant open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Specialties include hand cut Belgian fries with dipping sauces, grilled panini style sandwiches and made to order salads. The menu also offers many vegetarian and gluten free selections, including panini on homemade gluten free bread.

Garden Party Floral Boutique, Milford
Providing outstanding floral services to the Milford, NH region. We specialize in creative floral arrangements and botanical art. Fast, friendly service and competitive prices.

Good Fortune, Keene
Resale and consignment store with wide selection of preowned diamond, gold, platinum and sterling jewelry. In addition to our ever changing collection of Fine Jewelry, GOOD FORTUNE also features more than 4,000 square feet of high quality preowned furniture, instruments, electronics, tools and more.

Granite State Music Festival
The Granite State Music Festival is a two day, non-camping, non-profit festival held in Concord, NH June 23-24, 2012. All proceeds from the festival go to benefit the Concord Community Music School, the largest employer of musicians in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine!

Green Alliance, Portsmouth
Your local resource for huge savings at sustainable businesses throughout New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine! Discounts at almost 100 companies in industries: including health, beauty and fitness; home, garden and landscaping; building, remodeling and engineering; food, dining and hospitality; alternative energy; retain, apparel and transportation; art, design and web/IT services; professional services, real estate and housing; and media and entertainment.

Green Energy Options, Keene
Products include residential-sized wind turbines, micro-hydro electric, and photovoltaic (solar) energy systems.  GEO is a source for technical support, system design, installations and general information regarding up-to-date sources for renewable energy and conservation products and methods.  Providing products and expertise to both businesses and residential consumers.

Hermanos, Inc., Concord
Hermanos Cocina Mexicana offers lunch and dinner daily, as well as live jazz entertainment Sunday through Thursday evenings. Just off Main Street in downtown Concord, Hermanos has a friendly atmosphere and authentic Mexican fare.  Vegetarian and vegan specialties are featured.  Children’s menu and take out available.

HVAC Unlimited, LLC, Hooksett
HVAC Unlimited is a locally owned company where customer satisfaction is number one.  We have a wide range of capabilities that include but are not limited to the following:  commercial, industrial and institutional installation; fit up; maintenance; and service.  We strive to give our customers the best quality product in a safe, professional, and timely manner at a reasonable cost with OSHA certified employees.

International Mountain Climbing School, North Conway
Here at IMCS we pride ourselves on our staff. For the last 30 years we have combined our efforts to provide safe, enjoyable and worthwhile experiences to everyone that climbs with us. No matter your age or ability we look forward to sharing the excitement of climbing with you and helping you learn valuable skills along the way.  From indoor wall climbing programs for young children to international climbing expeditions in the great ranges of the world, we have guides that can take you there.

Interiors Group, Bedford

Just Be Boutique, Concord
Just Be is a line of apparel and accessories not meant to inspire…but to Just Be. Just Be gear allows people to express how they feel or how they would like to feel.

Keystone Press, LLC, Manchester
A complete range of prepress, printing and bindery services. We are committed to continually developing our own capabilities so that we can offer our customers cutting-edge technology and efficient solutions to their printing needs.

Lamprey River Real Estate, Raymond
Buyer’s Advocate and Representative.  Assisting buyers with the purchase of homes in Rockingham and Strafford County as well as Manchester including Raymond NH, Epping NH, Northwood NH, Exeter NH, Rochester NH, Dover NH, the Seacoast area and Southern NH.

Law Firm of Leahy & Denault, LLP, Claremont
Leahy, Denault, Connair & Hodgman, LLP (formerly Leahy & Denault) is one of the oldest continuing law firms in the State of New Hampshire. It was established in 1931 to serve the needs of the Claremont community and surrounding areas. It continues to meet those needs today.  Practice areas include: General Civil Practice in all Courts; Personal Injury (e.g., automobile accidents, medical malpractice); Corporate Affairs; Real Estate; Wills and Estate Planning; Probate; Divorce and Family Law; Criminal Law; Juvenile Law; Bankruptcy; and Trials in all Courts.

Le Club Boutique, Portsmouth
Le Club Boutique offers the best in mostly American and Canadian made clothing, with a wide selection of unique and exclusive styles. Whether you are looking for a dazzling dress for a prom, wedding, graduation, luncheon, or practical traveling clothes you can mix and match, you will find it at Le Club. And more. That touch of detail. That touch of uniqueness you are looking for. Priceless.

Loki Lobster, Durham
Commercial Fishing

Low Family Trust, Derry

The Maddest Hatter, Center Barnstead
Something different in surgical caps! I provide pre-made and custom orders of fun surgical caps. Four original styles: Bouffant, Hattie, Sprite and the Classic in bright novelty fabrics provide comfort and coverage without bulk.

Madeleines – Elegance Defined Bakery and Cafe, Concord
A taste of Paris, in the heart of Concord.  We make delicious sweet and savory foods in the French and French-Canadian traditions. Everything is made here at the shop, by our skilled chefs. Our ingredients are everything they should be…delicious European style chocolates and fillings, cream, butter, and our buttercream is the REAL thing.  Pastries, lunch foods, wedding and special occasion cakes, Yule Logs and more.

Manna Enterprises, Concord

Maureen Westrick, Fine Residential Architecture, Intervale
(603) 356-4899

Melloh Design and Manufacturing, Cornish Flat
Machine tool accessories.  (603) 675-2539

Mike Wilber Contracting, Marlborough
Building and remodeling.  (603) 876-4108

Mizula, LLC, Hollis
Consulting services.

Mulberry Tree Builders, Mont Vernon
An eco-conscious company offering design, construction, energy diagnostic, and consulting services for residential and light commercial projects in Southern New Hampshire, and Southern Maine. Principal, Paul Liscord brings 30 years of formal educational and field experience to all of these areas.

MYERS RUE Training and Consulting, Peterborough
Organizational development is a roadmap to the future for you and your enterprise. It shows you strategies that work and resources you can count on, inside and outside of your company or nonprofit. Like individuals, healthy organizations grow, often in unexpected directions. Myers Rue helps you and your team recapture your vision and meet your goals through strategic planning, change management, executive coaching, team training and development.

Myoptic, Nashua
A Nashua NH glasses store featuring Lindberg, J.F. Rey, Kawasaki and much more. Frames for the merely extroverted to the totally uninhibited.

Nixon, Raiche, Vogelman, Barry, Slawsky & Simoneau, Manchester
Considered by many to be the state’s preeminent personal injury law firm, Nixon, Raiche, Vogelman, Barry & Slawsky, P.A. specializes in representing people who have suffered serious, disabling and catastrophic injuries or in the case of “wrongful deaths” – their estates. We have recovered millions for our clients. If your claim is honest, and your cause is just, put our more than 100 years of experience to work for you.

North Country Smokehouse, Claremont
Artisanal smoked meats and cheeses.  Hams, bacon, turkey, sausages, brisket, cheeses, gifts and more.  All of our products are handmade and slow-smoked in small batches; no artificial fillers or flavors. As one of the last remaining family-owned smokehouses in the country, we honor the high quality and integrity of other local producers by using fresh ingredients from farms, cheesemakers, orchards, and sugarmakers nearby.

Northeastern Sheet Metal Inc., Goffstown
Northeastern Sheet Metal, Inc. is one of the largest manufacturers of sheet metal ductwork and accessories in New England today.  The company employs 70 people full-time and up to 130 people at peak season.  Serving the sheet metal industry since 1975.

Northern Pictures, Concord
A cutting edge production company employing the newest technology and techniques. Providing clients both large and small with down to earth producers, professional lighthearted shoots, and seasoned crews.  Commercial, corporate, web, legal, marketing, independent, fashion.  We also offer a la carte services such as videography, audio capture and art department.

Northroad Wood Signs and Sign Graphics, Temple
At Northroad Wood Signs, we offer a unique approach to signs. Through innovative sign design, quality sign fabrication and careful sign placement, Northroad works to achieve customer goals.  We have brought together all the necessary tools, equipment and processes to efficiently design and produce finely crafted carved dimensional signs, ADA compliant braille and tactile signs, and applied vinyl graphics.

Old Ferry Landing, Portsmouth
Seafood dining on the waterfront in Portsmouth.  Seasonal restaurant (check back in the spring!).

Pelletteri Associates, Inc., Warner
Landscape architecture and construction services.  PAI provides a broad range of services with an emphasis on providing value at every stage of the design and construction process. Our team will work directly with you to conduct an extensive study of design alternatives.  Our knowledge of site planning, natural processes, construction materials, codes and regulations provide solutions that satisfy client objectives, in an efficient and environmentally friendly manner.

Rape and Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Concord
The RDVCC offers a variety of services to people regardless of gender seeking services related to domestic or sexual violence and stalking, including a 24-hour/365-days-a-year crisis line for victims seeking assistance: 1-866-841-6229.  Also provides court and hospital advocacy services, support groups, shelter for women and their families, educational trainings, internships and volunteer opportunities.

RJ Iannuzzelli, LLC, Amberst
Mechanical consulting and analysis.

Rock Garden Pottery, Rochester
Decorating with a design inspired by his Polish-American heritage, Roger M. Galuska specializes in wheel-thrown functional pottery. All his work is completely hand-thrown on a wheel. He mixes and develops all his own glazes, so his dinnerware and other food containers are safe to use. It is all a high-fired functional stoneware, so it is microwave- and dishwasher-safe.

Ronald Zager Associates, LLC, Glen
Consultant to the chemical and allied industries.  An expert in the aroma chemical, fluorochemical, fine chemical, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries, Ronald Zager has helped clients solve problems in chemical manufacture with an emphasis on developing or improving processes.

S&W Sports, Concord
aAfull service bike, ski, and board shop located in the south end of Concord, NH. We carry a wide range of products. Anything from your kid’s first bike to a high end race rig. In the winter we serve as one of the only full service ski shops in central New Hampshire.

The Sandwich Depot, Concord
Breakfast and lunch with a selection of breakfast sandwiches, salads, lunch sandwiches, wraps and more. There is a small area to eat-in or you can do take-away.

Seacoast Chair Car Service LLC (SCCS), (603) 926-5801; 467 Lafayette Road, Hampton, NH 03842.  Provides handicapped transportation and non-emergency medical transportation.

Second Chance Farm, Webster

Sheafe Street Books, Portsmouth
Wide range of books including new, used and collectible.  First editions in good condition, poetry, cookbooks, foreign-language books and contemporary nonfiction.

Skele-Tone Records, Portsmouth
A pure rock n roll store. we carry everything from vinyl records, posters, postcards, pins, stickers, cassettes, rock tees, rock n roll clothing, shoes, stereo equipment and much more.

Speakwell Training, Nashua
The communication skills you need for the business you want.  Workshops are interactive, energetic, and fun.  Most importantly, you’ll go back to work with new skills that you can apply right away.

Studio 99, Nashua
Where live music takes center stage in downtown Nashua.  Studio 99 is a home for (mostly acoustic) live music in downtown Nashua. Our setting is warm, accessible, and affordable, yet also offers a great night out.  We’re not a pub or a bar, although some of our weekend events (scheduled for 8 pm and later) are BYOB. We host headlining concerts by the finest established and emerging local and touring artists; weekly jam sessions across a wide range of genres: and open mic nights — all in a supportive, music-centric environment.

Tekon – Technical Consultants Inc., Rochester
Provide certified testing and balancing services for all types of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems. We utilize the latest technologies and instrumentation for any type of air or hydronic system. We also provide sound and vibration measurement, as well as duct leakage testing services performed in accordance with SMACNA standards.  We are an independent firm with no affiliation with equipment manufacturers, design engineers or contractors. This enables us to provide reliable, unbiased reports.

Three Graces Gallery, Portsmouth
The gallery features paintings, sculpture and functional art in the form of pottery, jewelry, handbags and furniture. We are passionate about working with local artists in addition to exposing our community to works by artists from far off places.

Tiffany Cleaners, (603)622-7001; 1292 Hooksett Road, Hooksett NH 03052

Twisted Fitness & Reaching Roots Yoga Co., Claremont
Twisted Fitness is a full service health club offering a variety of fitness classes, two rooms of cardiovascular equipment, tons of strength training machines and the largest free weight room in the area. Twisted Fitness is a place where everyone feels welcome and comfortable — an atmosphere that is free of judgment and full of enjoyment fit for any shape, size, or age.
Reaching Roots Yoga classes are designed to strengthen and stretch the physical body, clear the mind, and gently touch the spirit. Taught in an inviting and non-intimidating environment, Reaching Roots supports individual growth and offers standard vinyasa yoga classes weekly and many specialty series throughout the year.

Twomey Law Office, Epsom
Twomey Law Office provides a wide range of services in both criminal law and law related to elections and voting. The firm specializes in criminal offenses including Driving While Impaired and Drug offenses. Attorney Twomey is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Wisconsin Law School. He is admitted to practice in NH state and federal courts, the Federal First Circuit of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He is fluent in French and Spanish and conversant in Portuguese and Irish.

Uniques and Antiques, Portsmouth
Offers a wide range of one-of-a-kind hand-made seasonal designs to include wreaths and garlands. Uniques & Antiques also carries a wide range of collectibles including Mark Roberts Fairies, Gallerie II, Christopher Radko, Bearington Collections and Byers Choice. Also a huge selection of antiques including Tiffany sterling silver, Waterford crystal, Mount Washington glass and more.

Urban Insulation, Inc., (603) 778-9811; 13 Cross Road, Exeter, NH 03833-4405

Vitto’s Cleaners – Organic Dry Cleaning, (603) 625-1600; 659 Mast Road, Manchester, NH 03102

Weller & Michal Architects, Harrisville
An architectural, planning and interior design firm striving for excellence while working within real-world limits.  Specialties include historic preservation and adaptive reuse; energy analysis and consultation; and green lighting design.

Wine Not Boutique, Nashua
Serving the wine-drinking community of Greater Nashua, providing a meeting place not only for winemakers and wine consumers but also artists, craftspeople and artisans. We specialize in small wineries, whose products aren’t available at mass-production outlets. We also sell wine accessories, handcrafts, gourmet cheeses, locally made bread, and locally produced artwork.

Winslow Printing, (603) 443-5131;  89 Cross Road, Lebanon, NH 03766-2322

The Works Bakery & Café, Concord, Keene and Portsmouth
We’re your neighborhood café, stop by for a nosh! The best paninis and sandwiches, on our own artisan bread (great wraps, too!). New York-style bagels made the old fashioned way. Fresh, crisp, cool salads of all kinds. Certified organic and fair trade fresh ground coffees, lattes, cappuccinos, espressos. Real fruits in our smoothies. Delicious homemade soups to warm you up. Pastries (some with chocolate, even). Everything is prepared to order from pure, natural ingredients.

World Fellowship Center, Conway
Join us this summer as we celebrate our 70th year as an inter-generational camp and conference center promoting peace and social justice, through education and dialogue inspired by nature. The World Fellowship Center is a unique, affordable, progressive oasis on 455 acres in the splendor of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. An ideal destination for individuals, couples, families and groups for a weekend, a week, or longer. Have a family reunion, take a family vacation or have your wedding here.

Worldly Goods, Portsmouth
Contemporary work handcrafted by America’s finest artisans. The gallery features the work of more than 200 artists in a bright, inviting and fun atmosphere. Our goal is to connect people with the work of established or emerging artisans through our gallery. The most important thing we do is to provide a pleasant experience for our customers while informing them about the works we display.

Your Home Your World, Concord
Providing options for people who are concerned about the environment inside and outside of their home, but do not want to sacrifice beauty, comfort and convenience. We support businesses that promote positive social and environmental change while producing high quality products. We carry a selection of products including FSC certified hardwood, cork and bamboo flooring, natural linoleum, low VOC paints and finishes, organic mattresses, organic cotton linens and natural and fair trade items including candles, papers, bath products and cleansers.

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