We know that Windham has many wonderful businesses but we need to spread the word and let others in on this secret. Luckily, the Hippo’s Best of 2013 Reader’s Poll starts on February 1st. This is our chance to toot our horn, support our local businesses and let the rest of NH know what they are missing out on. You have the entire month of February to vote but don’t wait until the last minute. Go to www.hippopress.com and cast your vote for the Best of NH from Windham today!
The Town of Windham, through its Community Development Department, is launching a Business Visitation Program. The Program’s three primary goals include the following:
- Demonstrate the community’s support for Windham’s businesses;
- Uncover opportunities to improve the business climate in the Town to benefit existing business and attract new businesses; and
- Learn about concerns, problems, and anticipated needs that local businesses face, and explore solutions.
Statistically, New Hampshire consistently ranks among the safest states in the United States. According to those same statistics, detailed in a 2011 report by the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy, Windham is 10th in the state in violent crime rate among Granite State cities and towns with populations of 10,000 or more.
From 2005 through 2008, New Hampshire ranked either 49th or 50th in the United States in crime data that includes the District of Columbia. In fact, the Granite State placed dead last in terms of murders in 2006 and 2007 and 50th in 2008. The only crime statistic that New Hampshire ranked among the bottom 30 was forcible rape (NH was 30th in 2008 and 29th in 2005, though 40th in both 2006 and 2007).
A popular local cupcake business has finally moved to a new location down the road after a fire pushed back plans to do so earlier. Shabby Chic – A Sweets Boutique, will be located at 25 Indian Rock Road, otherwise known as "The Commons" plaza.
The business will also see a name change to "Sophisticakes." The opening of Sophisticakes was hampered by a 2-alarm fire on Sept. 13, and at the time co-owner Charles Basner said that the plan was to open in October.
Windham's new urgent care facility, which has plans to open its doors to the public on Dec. 5, has signed on a big ticket physician to head up its staff. Dr. Jeff Collins, who has served as Medical Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Urgent Care Center in Chelsea since 2001, will hold the same position at ConvenientMD.
Collins is recognized for his leadership in the urgent care field and his medical research on urgent care practices. "I'm awfully excited," Collins said of his leap to Windham. "It's a wonderful community. I think ConvenientMD gives people more choices in their healthcare opportunity."
A local realtor is opening an office in Windham, and to celebrate, an open house will take place next week.
Coco, Early & Associates, which currently has New Hampshire offices in Salem, East Hampstead, Plaistow and Epping, will occupy Suite 4 at 125 Indian Rock Road.
The Town of Windham, Windham High School and local non-profit organizations are partnering to bring you the 1st Annual Windham Holiday Shopping Extravaganza! This event is shaping up to be the hit of the season and we want you to be part of it. There will holiday music, face painting for kids, Christmas Tree sales, on-site babysitting, support for community non-profits….and close to 100 vendors including YOU.
Please review the cover memo and send in your registration form and payment as soon as possible as space is limited. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please feel free to contact Laura Scott at 432-3806 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A Milford firm that makes an ultrasonic device to measure true windspeed and direction even on a moving vehicle and a Windham firm that makes cloud-based software for corporate benchmarking are among the five finalists for the New Hampshire High Tech Council’s product of the year.
These five companies will make their final pitch in front of an audience at the seventh annual Product of the Year event Nov. 13. The audience will vote for their top product after the presentations are made, and that vote will count equally with the judge’s vote toward deciding the winner.
Windham's first urgent care facility is on its way, and ahead of schedule according to Max Puyanic, one of the lead investors who has driven the project from the start.
ConvenientMD, located off the Interstate 93 exit will host a grand opening event on Dec. 5 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors will receive the opportunity to meet the medical team and get a tour of the facility.