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Meet the Member: Peter Fullerton, Fast Century Films

Peter Fullerton of Fast Century Films believes that every business has a story to tell, and the best way to tell that story is with visual media. “I’m really interested in helping businesses tell their stories online,” said Peter, a self-described “shreditor” — someone who shoots, produces, and edits video. He is the founder of Fast Century Films, … Continue reading Meet the Member: Peter Fullerton, Fast Century Films


Meet the Member: Pamela Hodgkins, Brass & Pine

Pamela Hodgkins arrived back in the Portsmouth area in late 2015, employed as a senior account executive for a national managed information technology services provider. It was a good job, but it wasn’t what fulfilled her. “I’m thankful for the opportunities it provided me, but my passion has always been in the more creative space,” … Continue reading Meet the Member: Pamela Hodgkins, Brass & Pine


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Meet the Member: Jillian Dunbar, eMarketplace Management, LLC

Meet the Member: Jillian Dunbar, eMarketplace Management LLC Jillian Dunbar uses an aptitude for analytics, financial reporting, forecasting, and revenue projections to help her clients get the most out of their ecommerce sales and profitability on Amazon. With skill set she learned in college and honed in a corporate environment, she specializes in launching and … Continue reading Meet the Member: Jillian Dunbar, eMarketplace Management, LLC


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Meet the Member: Omada Technologies

Omada Technologies is an IT solutions provider focused on helping clients simplify business operations through the use of technology. “The world of enterprise IT is complex, and what we’re trying to do is offer solutions that streamline the business,” said Chris Farden. Chris is one of the partners of Omada, founded in August 2017 with … Continue reading Meet the Member: Omada Technologies


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Meet the Member: Andrea Fermanis, Elegant Elephant Travel

Andrea Fermanis, owner of Elegant Elephant Travel, caught the travel bug from her mother and father. “I started traveling with them when I was a kid,” said Andrea. There were several trips that included special forays at Christmas to the Caribbean or Mexico. “I guess you could say that my parents started my travel bug,” said … Continue reading Meet the Member: Andrea Fermanis, Elegant Elephant Travel


Meet the Member: David McNicholas, McNicholas Construction

For David McNicholas, woodworking and finished carpentry are a talent that he’s honed over the years. Now, he’s developing that talent into a thriving business — McNicholas Construction Inc, which he is doing with the help of the Cooperative Venture Workspace. “For a long time, it was just me saying, ‘Hey, I’ve got a talent, … Continue reading Meet the Member: David McNicholas, McNicholas Construction


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Meet the Member: Ahmed Badreldin, Sky Conversion

When it comes to developing a complete strategy for using video as an online marketing tool, Ahmed Badreldin and his company, Sky Conversion, are a one-stop shop. Ahmed and his team will not only craft a strategy that caters to a company’s video marketing needs, it will also handle the production of the video and … Continue reading Meet the Member: Ahmed Badreldin, Sky Conversion


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Meet the Member: Pennington & Bailes

Pennington & Bailes is an online retailer for high-end collegiate apparel. Recently, the company  relaunched its website and it was all done from the Cooperative Venture Workspace. From their arrival in June as members of the Workspace, general manager Kristianna Purington, office administrator Danielle King, and consultant George Kiesewetter have worked collaboratively to get the launch … Continue reading Meet the Member: Pennington & Bailes


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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