More Than 140 Small Business Leaders Endorse Senator Maggie Hassan for Re-Election, Including Republicans, Democrats, and Independents from Across NH

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

More Than 140 Small Business Leaders Endorse Senator Maggie Hassan for Re-Election, Including Republicans, Democrats, and Independents from Across NH

Small Businesses for Maggie Are Supporting the Senator For Her Record of Cutting Taxes, Boosting Innovation, and Championing Entrepreneurs

Senator Hassan Will Visit Small Businesses This Week in Manchester, Exeter, Nashua, Lebanon, and Claremont

Today, 144 small business leaders across New Hampshire announced that they are endorsing Senator Maggie Hassan for re-election, citing her commitment to fostering innovation and supporting New Hampshire’s small business community. Senator Hassan has been a champion for New Hampshire small businesses and entrepreneurs, working to cut their taxes, boost innovation, and ensure that they have the highly-skilled workforce that they need to thrive.

Senator Hassan will launch “Small Businesses for Maggie” this morning at a stop in Manchester, where she will deliver remarks to small business owners and discuss her commitment to getting results on their priorities. The Senator will also visit small businesses in Exeter, Nashua, Claremont, and Lebanon.

“New Hampshire’s small businesses strengthen our economy and expand opportunity,” Senator Hassan said. “I am so grateful to have received support from 144 small business owners across our state, and I will never stop fighting to support our small business community in the Senate.”

“Senator Hassan is a fighter for small businesses like The Bookery and has a long record of supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in New Hampshire — and that’s why I am proud to endorse her re-election,” said The Bookery owner Liz Hitchcock. “As a founder of a startup, along with a book store, I know that supporting small businesses and innovative startups helps to strengthen our entire economy. Senator Hassan is working to support these kinds of businesses, including by passing the infrastructure law to expand high-speed internet, as well as by passing the competition and innovation bill, which will help strengthen our supply chains and bring more manufacturing jobs to America.”

“Senator Hassan understands the challenges that startups like mine face, and she has delivered real results that help us stay competitive in an ever-changing market,” said Carla Vanderhoof, co-founder of Propensity in Exeter. “I am supporting Maggie Hassan for re-election because I know that she will fight tooth and nail to help get small businesses like Propensity the support we need to succeed.” 

“Zco prides itself on being at the forefront of innovation and app development, and it’s critical that we have people like Senator Hassan in Congress who are fighting for our priorities,” said John Olapurath of Zco in Nashua. “I am proud to support Maggie Hassan for re-election so that she can continue to deliver for small businesses like mine.”

Senator Hassan is fighting to support small businesses in New Hampshire and across the country. In the last year, she has worked to pass legislation – that is now law – to provide small businesses with the resources that they need to succeed in the 21st century innovation economy, including:

  • The Inflation Reduction Act, which includes Senator Hassan’s bipartisan measure to double the federal research and development tax credit for small business and startups, building on her work as Governor to double New Hampshire’s research and development tax credit and extend it permanently.

  • The bipartisan innovation and competition bill, which will help the United States outcompete countries like China, invest in American research and manufacturing, and expand workforce development for technology and manufacturing fields.

  • The bipartisan infrastructure law that is helping New Hampshire businesses thrive by expanding high-speed internet to every community in the state and improving our roads, bridges, and ports so that businesses can move their goods more efficiently.

See below for a list of Small Businesses for Maggie: 

Richard Alimenti of Salem, Original Gourmet Food Co.
Michael Atkins of Lyndeborough, Atkins Callahan PLLC
Aaron Bagshaw of Amherst, WH Bagshaw Co.
Adria Bagshaw of Amherst, WH Bagshaw Co.
Jack Blalock of Portsmouth, Old Ferry Landing, Inc.
Jon Bresler of Bow, The Bresler Group
Mary Jo Brown of Rye, Brown & Company Graphic Design, LLC
Ed Butler of Hart’s Location, The Notchland Inn
Alan Cantor of Concord, Alan Cantor Consulting, LLC 
Dan Chartrand of Exeter, Water Street Bookstore, Inc.
Jessica Christoferson of Exeter, Cymbidium Floral, LLC
Michael Cohen of AmherstMJC Health Solutions, LLC
Kate Coon of Peterborough, Kate Coon Educational Consultant 
Hope Damon of New London, The Nutrition Counseling Center 
Patrick Duffy of Manchester, P. Duffy & Associates 
Michael Fairbrother of Londonderry, Moonlight Meadery
Lucy Golden of Franconia, Lucy Golden Jewelry
Enna Grazier of Exeter, Enna Chocolate
Linda Hagan of New London, Jewelry Concierge Service LLC
Debbie Hauri of Enfield, The Complete Canine Inc.
Nancy Hirshberg of Wolfeboro, Hirshberg Strategic 
Steve Jackson of Gorham, ATLaS Market
Deborah Jasien of North Conway, Fields of Ambrosia, Inc.
William Kanteres of Manchester, Kanteres Real Estate, Inc.
Ron King of Concord, Natural Playgrounds Shop, LLC
Laurie Loosigian of Brentwood, Apple Annie, LLC
Ben Lord of Dover, Chapel + Main
Jay McSharry of Portsmouth, Jumpin’ Jay’s Fish Cafe
Laura Montville of Portsmouth, Montville and Company, LLC
Farideh Namazi of Portsmouth, Fars Realty Group, LLC
Sheila Oranch of Hebron, Coppertoppe Inn & Retreat Center
Benjamin Pasley of Nashua, Alltown Fresh 
Janet Prince of Portsmouth, Prince Communications
John Olapurath of Nashua, Zco Corporation 
Amjad Rana of Manchester, Seven Days Market LLC
Ian Raymond of Laconia, Raymond Photographic Imaging
Carline Roberge of Lebanon, The Karibbean Lounge
Hanna Schaffer of Exeter, Forest + Ash
Les Schoof of Hart’s Location, The Notchland Inn
David Schroeder of Bedford, Performance Imaging Inc.
Daniel Scully of Dublin, Scully Architects
Charlie St. Clair of Laconia, Laconia Antique Center
Denise Terravechia of Alton Bay, Terra Appraisal Services, LLC.
Amanda Toll of Keene, Ms. Amanda’s Compassionate Ice Cream 
Ronald Tornow of Merrimack, Sibylle’s Pottery
Sibylle Tornow of Merrimack, Sibylle’s Pottery
Nancy Vawter of Dover, Atlantic Media Productions
Maureen Westrick-Forbes of Intervale, Maureen Westrick Fine Residential Architecture
Jeff Barrette of Claremont, Ink Factory
Shoshanna Kelly of Nashua, Kelly Creative 
Liz Hitchcock of Manchester, The Bookery
Chris Williams of Meredith, Christopher P Williams Architects PLLC
Nick Yager of Lebanon, Gusanoz Mexican Restaurant 
Adam Hammill of Berlin, Exile Burrito
Daniel Weeks of Nashua, Revision Energy
Carla Vanderhoof of Newfields, Propensity
Peter Telge of Manchester, Stark Brewing Company 
Eric Soederberg of Bedford, SunriseLabs 
Gerri King of Concord, Human Dynamics Associates
Gary Hirshberg of Londonderry, Stonyfield 
Jan Gugliotti of Warner, Blue Moon Berry Farm
Lisa Cutler of Chester, Two Son Jewelry 
Beth Boynton of Portsmouth, Boyton Improv Education
Philip Cassista of Chester, Cassista Electric Harps LLC
Lynn Goldman of Windham, Coffee Coffee
Joanna Kelley of Portsmouth, Cup of Joe Cafe & Bar
Jonathan Kiper of Newmarket, Jonny Boston’s International
Wayne Loosigian of Brentwood, Apple Annie, LLC
Willard Williams of Peterborough, Toadstool Bookshop
Dan Proulx of Nashua, Monument Construction
Sage Clarke of Portsmouth, Inner Knowing Wellness
Robert B. Williams Jr. of Chichester, Williams Alignment and General Auto Repair
Brian Vawter of Dover, Atlantic Media Productions
Chris Malloy of Rochester, Malloy Events
Becky Field of Concord, FieldWork Photos
Guy Lessard of Manchester, Willow Eye Care & Optical
Elizabeth Roth of Salem, Roth & Associates
Julia Ferrari of Ashuelot, Golgonooza Letter Foundry
Robert Gogolen of Keene, EMF Inc.
Beth Caldwell of Keene, RGBC Associates
Charles Okorie of Nashua, CBD Designs
Peter diCicco of Amherst, Peter S. diCicco Consulting
Paul Freeman of Lyndeborough, Brooks Post and Beam
George Maglaras of Dover, George’s Marina
Matthew Burke of Exeter, Las Olas Taqueria
Rob Mathews of Deerfield, Robert Mathews Custom Shoemaker
Barbara Mathews of Deerfield, Robert Mathews Custom Shoemaker
Barbara Jones of Enfield, Barbara Jones Graphic Design
James Johnson of Lyme, Out Back Post & Beam LLC
Brenda Berkal of Derry, Brenda Berkal DMD 
Sara Goodman of Center Harbor, Sara Goodman Fiber Studio
Helen Honorow of Nashua, Barry & Honorow
William Barry of Nashua, Barry & Honorow
Marylou Blaisdell of Nashua, DesignWares
Barbara Ruedig of Concord, Ruedig Banzhoff Realty
Stephen Cunningham of Manchester, National Flight Simulator LLC
Elie Merheb of Derry, Tobacco Empire
Jacquelyne Weatherspoon of Exeter, Weatherspoon College Counseling
Stephen Brown of Warner, Brown Family Realty
Victoria Denis of Claremont, Victoria’s Artisan Gifts 
Suzanne Foley of Portsmouth, Port City Pretzels
Rob Pruyn of Rochester, The Rubber Group
Greg Vander Veer of Conway, The Christmas Loft and Tricks and Treats
Latha Mangipudi of Nashua, Shanti Energy LLC 
Scott Hayward of Derry, Tupelo Music Hall
Cheryl Appelstein of Nashua, Maynard & Lesieur Inc.
Charlie Appelstein of Salem, Appelstein Training Resources
John Zannos of Portsmouth, Vaxa Networks Inc.
Daniel Neville of Contoocook, Owen Associates Inc.
Bill Buckley of Portsmouth, GateWay Taiji, Qigong & Yoga
James Alger of Nottingham, James Alger Company
Rebecca Gould of Portsmouth, Wilson & Gould
Alyssa Murphy of Portsmouth, Placework
Michelle Lesmerises of Newmarket, Crackskull’s Coffee & Books
Roger Noonan of New Boston, Middle Branch Farm
Jean-Pierre Latourette of Newmarket, Sea Mist Interiorscapes, Inc.
David Perry of Manchester, The Bridge Cafe on Elm
Paula Reid of Portsmouth, Reid & Company Executive Search, LLC..
Devra Cohen of Nashua, Devra Cohen MD 
Richard Moquin of Manchester, Moquin & Daley
Andrew Roeper of Lyndeborough, Winn Mountain Restorations 
Don Schwartz of Londonderry, VectorSpect 
Michael Bicks of Durham, Little Bay Pictures
Emmett Soldati of Somersworth, Teatotaller
Rick Erwin of Franconia, Rick Erwin Piano Tuning
Mark Kelley of Berlin, White Mountain Lumber
Barry Kelley of Berlin, White Mountain Lumber 
Jennifer Brown of Dover, Cornerstone Tax Services, LLC 
Arthur Cunningham of Hopkinton, Law Offices of Arthur B. Cunningham
Cheryl Barlow of Harrisville, Shaker Style
Kathleen Peterson of Bedford, PowerHouse Consulting, Inc. 
Jayme Simões of Concord, Louis Karno & Company Communications 
Paula Sullivan of Portsmouth, Stock and Spice, LLC 
Scott Swanson of Peterborough, Swanson Architects
Joan Talarico of Manchester, The Studio Within, LLC
Dawn Wivell of Portsmouth, Firebrand International, LLC
Jane Valliere of Concord, Hermanos Cocina Mexicana 
Jeffrey Bart of Concord, Granite State Candy Shoppe
Julia Traverse of Exeter, The Willow 
Pamela Brown of Moultonborough, Brown Philanthropy Advisors
Thomas Whalen of Hollis, ArchapeX
Molly Brandt of Concord, Beadorable Designs
Kathleen Kelley of Randolph, Kathleen Kelley Consulting 
Kelly DeFeo of Berlin, Dynamic Anesthesia 


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