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Celebrate Laconia
P.O. Box 6502
Laconia, NH 03247-6502

connect@celebratelaconia.org

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LOCALS OF LACONIA 

the places

How did you get into your current line of work?

Inspired to open an alternative school model for my son and our community.

Why did you choose Laconia to start a business?

Found a property that met our needs. 

What's been your favorite memory since opening your business?

Hearing so many stories from other Actons about lives changed and children who accomplish unbelievable things while they are on their Hero's journey to find a calling and change the world.

791 N. Main Street

ACTON ACADEMY NH

What are you most proud of?

Our community of Founding Families - amazing parents coming together to give their children such an amazing gift.

What's your biggest challenge running your business today?

Getting my message to the families who would benefit from our program.


How do you or your business support the community?

We host the NH Children's Business Fair at Opechee Park every August. Any child ages 4 - 14 develops a business, their own marketing and creates a product to sell to the public at our one day marketplace. The fair is August 10th from 10:00a - 1:00p. 

What's something that people don't know about your business? 

It is a new school model in NH, even to New England, that is so completely different from a traditional school. There are 136 Acton Academies around the world, founded in 2008.

What makes your business unique?

Children can work at their own pace and level in each individual subject, and they have time to explore their passions and solve real-world problems. 


How do you envision Laconia in 10 years?

I would love to see it look and feel more like downtown Concord does today. Vibrant with less crime and dangerous areas. 

What would you like to see change in Laconia?

Less crime and drugs. More commerce, creativity and youth. 

If you were to give one piece of advice to a young entrepreneur, what would it be?

Record your systems, and always be looking for a better strategy to do things more efficiently. 

What does community mean to you?

Knowing your neighbors and shop owners and customers. Celebrating together.


How can people find out more about your organization?

Find us on our website.

How did you get into your current line of work?

My own substance abuse issues in the past and my compassion for humans.

Why did you choose Laconia to start a business?

This is the area I was born and raised. It's part of giving back to a community that I played a part in the destruction of.

What's been your favorite memory since opening your business?

Being the first ever certified home in New Hampshire.

Laconia

REVERENCE HOUSE

What are you most proud of?

My family. 

What's your biggest challenge running your business today?

Burnout. It's a very time consuming and emotionally draining job. 


How do you or your business support the community?

Help men suffering from substance abuse and give them a healthy structured environment to live. 

What's something that people don't know about your business? 

The amount of paperwork and phone calls involved. 

What makes your business unique?

I'm not totally sure how local recovery homes run in order to compare how mine is "unique." In terms of general business, I guess I would say the consistent degrees of damage control usually depending on the individual's trauma.


How do you envision Laconia in 10 years?

I would hope that the recovery community would be much larger. I know over the past 3 years it has grown significantly and with the growing epidemic, I assume that number will follow.

What would you like to see change in Laconia?

More structured places for the homeless to have shelter. More help for veterans. 

If you were to give one piece of advice to a young entrepreneur, what would it be?

Follow your moral compass. Find something you're passionate about and try to be the best at it.

What does community mean to you?

This community is my home. I have lived in many states and beautiful places on both sides of the country and this will always be my favorite. 


How can people find out more about your organization?

Find us on Facebook or our website.

PRESCOTT'S FLORIST

23 Veterans Square

How did you get into your current line of work?

Started working at greenhouse, from there opened our own nursery and then the opportunity to purchase Prescott's Florist came up and decided to move into floral design rather than outdoor design. 

Why did you choose Laconia to start a business?

It was a well established business already in Laconia so we decided to stay. That is also why we kept the original name of the business too. Everyone always asks if we are "Prescotts" from Laconia, but no, we are from Sanbornton. 

What's been your favorite memory since opening your business?

Creating a customer base and seeing them return holiday after holiday or each year for a special event in their family. 

What are you most proud of?

That I have been able to pass down my business knowledge and passion for flowers to my daughter who is taking the reigns moving Prescott's Florist into the future. 

What's your biggest challenge running your business today?

Keeping up with the trends in a small community. 


How do you or your business support the community?

We take part in community events, donate where we can to help these events and stay as a stable business in our downtown community.

What's something that people don't know about your business? 

Family run business with a Mother/Daughter team plus Jessica that has worked with us for over 20 years.


What would you like to see change in Laconia?

We would love to see Laconia downtown grow as a community together, which we think it is already on the right track. We all need to work together for the greater good. Take part, celebrate and talk to each other.

What does community mean to you?

A welcoming, warm and inviting place where people recognize each other by first name, help each other and grow for the greater good of the community. 


How can people find out more about your business?

Find us on Facebook or Instagram @prescottsfloristnh or our website www.prescottsflorist.com.