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Meet the Member: James Broom, Hope for Tomorrow

Meet the Member: James Broom, Hope for Tomorrow James Broom founded the public charity, Hope for Tomorrow, in order to build and raise money for the new Saint Patrick Academy being constructed on Banfield Road in Portsmouth. As president of the Hope for Tomorrow Foundation, Jim is using office space at the Cooperative Venture Workspace as his … Continue reading Meet the Member: James Broom, Hope for Tomorrow


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Meet the Member: Dan Rinard, Squee-G-Clean

Dan Rinard started his Squee-G-Clean business in 2000, and he has his brother-in-law to thank for it. He tells the story of visiting family in Keene, where his sister’s husband had a window cleaning business. He spent a day working with his brother-in-law — Dan did the soaping, his brother-in-law worked the squeegee. “I was the soap man, and I … Continue reading Meet the Member: Dan Rinard, Squee-G-Clean


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Meet the Member: Mike Teixeira, DECK

Presenters, Mike Teixeira likes to say, should make their point, powerfully and stop relying on PowerPoint. That’s true of other presentation software as well – Keynote, Google Slides, and Prezi, according to Mike. Presentations using these software programs don’t have to be nap-inducingly dull, which is why he founded DECK. The company, created in early April, … Continue reading Meet the Member: Mike Teixeira, DECK


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Meet the Member: Sean Daniels, DealStream

Sean Daniels got to a point in his professional life where he needed a change of scenery. He worked from home, and that was fine. He had a comfortable place in which to write code and oversee the workings of DealStream.com as its director of engineering. But there were distractions — the kids, the food in … Continue reading Meet the Member: Sean Daniels, DealStream


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Coastal Business Alliance Finds Comfortable Home at the Workspace

One popular amenity at the Cooperative Venture Workspace is the adaptability of the four conference rooms, in particular the ability to create two of the conference rooms into what is know as “the boardroom.” Ask Steve Oates how he likes using the boardroom, and he’ll tell you: “It’s great.” Steve is an associate broker with the … Continue reading Coastal Business Alliance Finds Comfortable Home at the Workspace


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Meet the Member: Ruth Lund, LEGACY Center

Ruth Lund, as president of the LEGACY Center, has a good sense of how to make good businesses better by improving their culture. And, as a member of the Cooperative Venture Workspace, she knows how a professional  meeting space in downtown Portsmouth, N.H., makes her  own business culture better. The LEGACY Center is a consulting … Continue reading Meet the Member: Ruth Lund, LEGACY Center


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Member Update: Nick Bouquet, Evergreen Partners Housing

Nick Bouquet and his company, Evergreen Partners Housing, have both stepped it up a bit. Nick is now working out of an office here at the Cooperative Venture Workspace and Evergreen Partners Housing is expanding its efforts into affordable assisted-living facilities for the elderly. As an early adopter of the Workspace concept, Nick joined the facility when … Continue reading Member Update: Nick Bouquet, Evergreen Partners Housing


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Meet the Member: Lee Germeroth, Germeroth Consulting & Creative

Lee Germeroth’s interest in photography led him to create his first business, Lee Germeroth Photography, five years ago in 2011. That interest in creating and growing businesses took its next step in January 2016 with his creation of Germeroth Consulting & Creative. The digital marketing business he founded is an offshoot of his commercial photography … Continue reading Meet the Member: Lee Germeroth, Germeroth Consulting & Creative


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Meet the Member: Jennifer Ramsey, SOMMA Studios

Every project teaches designer Jennifer Ramsey, founder of SOMMA Studios, something new. That is especially true with the project to create the home for the Cooperative Venture Workspace What once was the state Department of Health and Human Services building, Jen worked with developer Steve Kelm to reuse the building and design a functional layout … Continue reading Meet the Member: Jennifer Ramsey, SOMMA Studios


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Meet the Member: Emma Partridge, Cooperative Venture Workspace

  Emma Partridge’s view from her desk at the Cooperative Venture Workspace is representative of her dual role here. From her seat, she can see the hustle and bustle on Maplewood Avenue and its intersection with Hanover Street in downtown Portsmouth. From her view inside the Workspace, she watches the comings and goings of its members, an … Continue reading Meet the Member: Emma Partridge, Cooperative Venture Workspace


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Meet the Member: Jim Albert, Buyers Brokers of the Seacoast

With his experience in construction, engineering, and business, Jim Albert is well suited to serve as an “exclusive buyer agent” to help homebuyers, particularly first timers. He is owner and broker of Buyer’s Brokers of the Seacoast, and, as the name implies, his experience as a Realtor is specifically geared toward buyers in the Seacoast region, where residential … Continue reading Meet the Member: Jim Albert, Buyers Brokers of the Seacoast


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Meet the Member: Leslie Wiseman, Love Affair

“Incredibly busy” is how Leslie Wiseman describes the hectic pace of the last several months. She is owner of Love Affair, an event planning business that combines both the analytic and creative sides of her brain. “The computer science is the logistics, and the theatre is the decor and design,” said Leslie. Her background includes a … Continue reading Meet the Member: Leslie Wiseman, Love Affair


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Meet the Member: Maura Webster, LillaBlu Strategies

Maura Webster describes her path to having her own marketing company as “long and winding.” Her resume includes jobs — for her high school alma mater in alumni relations to working in a boutique PR firm representing “people who were concerned about making a name for themselves” in Washington, D.C., among them — that seemed like they … Continue reading Meet the Member: Maura Webster, LillaBlu Strategies


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Meet the Member: Mark Dodge, GovHill

GovHill is a professional service firm providing service delivery solutions to customers through process engineering and systems audit. It gets its name from the home address of founder and president Mark Dodge on Governor Hill Road in Eliot, Maine. It gets its business cache from its membership at the Cooperative Venture Workspace at 36 Maplewood Avenue in downtown Portsmouth. Mark … Continue reading Meet the Member: Mark Dodge, GovHill


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Meet The Member: Beth Drake, UTP High Schools

Beth Drake is Director of Marketing and Business development for UTP High Schools, which helps facilitate arrangements for international students wishing to come to the United States to attend high school. UTP High Schools is New York based and has about 1,000 foreign students currently enrolled in eight private high schools in New York, Florida, Arizona, … Continue reading Meet The Member: Beth Drake, UTP High Schools


Meet the Member: Paul Briand, Broad Cove Media

Paul Briand had become to feel like a professional nomad — lots of places to be, but without a home base. Paul is a freelance writer, a business he started through Broad Cove Media in 2008 after retiring from the Seacoast Media Group of newspapers that includes the Portsmouth Herald and Foster’s Daily Democrat. His … Continue reading Meet the Member: Paul Briand, Broad Cove Media


Meet the Member: Molly McPherson, Social Shift Media

Molly McPherson created Social Shift Media to train executives in the proper and effective uses of social media particularly among Baby Boomers. “Baby Boomers are at the top of their game, career wise,” said Molly, founder and principal of the company she created three years ago. “But a lot of them realize they need to … Continue reading Meet the Member: Molly McPherson, Social Shift Media


Meet the Member: Bob Rustici and Jonathan Day, Sharper Selling

It was the technology savvy of the region that brought Robert Rustici in March to Portsmouth to engage full time in what had been a part-time business, Sharper Selling. And it was the business savvy and potential he saw at the Cooperative Venture Workspace that convinced him to become a member. Sharper Selling is an … Continue reading Meet the Member: Bob Rustici and Jonathan Day, Sharper Selling


Meet the Member: Jon and Allyson Kreycik, JAK Real Estate, LLC

Jon and Allyson Kreycik are on the go. Owners of JAK Real Estate, LLC. Summer residents of Rye, N.H. Parents of three young children. Members of the Cooperative Venture Workspace. The fact that they are busy and on the move so much makes Jon and Allyson appreciate the use and amenities the Cooperative Venture Workspace … Continue reading Meet the Member: Jon and Allyson Kreycik, JAK Real Estate, LLC


Meet the Member: Rachael Kloss Pawlik, Dragonfly Photography

Cooperative Venture Workspace member Rachael Kloss Pawlik spent some time in Los Angeles to, as she said, “find myself.” And what she found were the inklings of a life as a professional photographer and the foundation for her business, Dragonfly Photography. Having grown up in Georgetown — on the Massachusetts North Shore — and after … Continue reading Meet the Member: Rachael Kloss Pawlik, Dragonfly Photography