New Independent Business Council, chaired by Frank Guinta, Advocates for a Win-Win Business Environment in the Granite State

Contact: Roger Wilkins, 603.703.9181
New Independent Business Council, chaired by Frank Guinta, Advocates for a Win-Win Business Environment in the Granite State
MAY 20, 2013, Manchester, NH – The Independent Business Council of New Hampshire (IBC-NH) formally announces its board of advisors and mission of pro-business advocacy.  Encouraged by small business leaders looking for expertise and policy navigation, the IBC was founded in February 2013 by former United States Congressman Frank Guinta.
“New Hampshire’s success depends on the success of our small business owners and entrepreneurs,” said Frank Guinta, the group’s Chairman.  “Policymakers can and should understand and support small businesses more, and our organization will aid in making that possible.  We see numerous opportunities to increase the benefits of small business to our great state… it’s a win-win outlook that I am proud to be part of.”
The Independent Business Council assists with strategic analysis and organization, issue monitoring and leadership, case management and advocacy, and communications.  Members work together on identifying critical issues that can be improved to further strengthen the State’s pro-business reputation.
The IBC’s inaugural Board of Advisors includes:
Andy Crews – CEO, AutoFair
Curtis Coleman – President, Coleman Concrete
Hon. Dick Danais – President, Danais Realty
Mark Ginnard – CEO, NH Steel Fabricators
Dan Morrison – President & CEO, Optima Bank & Trust
Zach Gregg – CEO, IOS Business Centers
Hon. Tom Dublois – President Tokena Corporation
Renee Plummer – President 2 International Place
Mike Benton – CEO, Executive Health & Fitness
Jim Boyle – CEO, Portsmouth Toyota
Bill Root – GM LAARS Heating Systems Company
Larry Thibodeau – President NH Fire Protection
Carl Thibodeau – CEO Tee Enterprises
Laura Morgan – President Morgan Records
Ron Ciotti, Esq. – Partner Hinckley, Allen & Snyder
Rusty McLear, President and CEO, Mill Falls
The Independent Business Council of New Hampshire (IBC-NH) is a member driven organization consisting of entrepreneurs, independent business owners and operators, which provides policy expertise and advocacy for economic and business policies in the State of New Hampshire.  Spearheaded by United States Congressman Frank Guinta, the group works to strengthen the economic vitality of New Hampshire through education and connection among agency regulators, government representatives, and business leaders.
Independent Businees Council
Of New Hampshire
Manchester, New Hampshire
(603) 703-9181

Teens Robbed of I-pod/Cell Phone


MANCHESTER, NH- On Monday, February 11, 2013, at about 6:30 PM, Manchester Police responded to a Clay Street address for a report of a robbery.  On arrival, they met with two 16 year old Manchester teens who reported they had been the victims of a robbery a short time earlier on Somerville Street, near Belmont Street.


According to the boys, they were walking in the area when they were approached by two men, one of whom demanded their belongings, indicating his companion had a gun, although no gun was observed.


One of the boys surrendered his I-pod Nano and Galaxy S3 cell phone and the men left.  They were last seen leaving the area as passengers in an older, dark colored 4-door sedan operated by a third individual who was possibly wearing a red sweatshirt.


The first suspect was described as a white male in his forties, about 6’3” tall with a slender build and dark “stubble” on his face.  He was last seen wearing a dark colored vest and a green “beanie” style hat.  The second man, alleged to have possessed a gun, was described as a clean-shaven white male in his forties with an average height and build.  He was last seen wearing a camouflage shirt and khaki pants.


Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Manchester Police Department at 668-8711.  Anonymous tips for cash rewards can be made through Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040 or online at