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Route 102 New Hampshire’s Finest Marketplace LLC

Name of business: Route 102 New Hampshire’s Finest Marketplace LLC.

Type of business: New Hampshire product, retail, grocery. ...

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Name of business: Route 102 New Hampshire’s Finest Marketplace LLC.

Type of business: New Hampshire product, retail, grocery.

Main location: Route 102, 225 Derry Road, Hudson, NH 03051.

Social media: www.

Date began business in southern New Hampshire: April 2014.

Date opened at this location: Grand opening is Saturday.

Is this a franchise? No.

Owners: Elisha Badeau and Kimberly Goodwin.

Managers: Elisha Badeau and Kimberly Goodwin.

Days/Hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

Highlights of products and services: The unique retail concept is dedicated to featuring New Hampshire-made products and supporting all small businesses located in the state. The store will feature everything including prepared meals, grocery, dairy, farm-fresh product, brewed beer and wine, beef, bakery items, gift baskets, florals, pet products and more.

Names and backgrounds of the key leaders: Elisha Badeau has a background in retail along with finance and real estate. Her vision is to support all entrepreneurs owning small businesses.

Kimberly Goodwin’s passion is to provide a healthy option for all families to purchase natural, non-GMO options at an affordable cost in one location.

History of business: This is a new business, being designed and created by Elisha Badeau and Kimberly Goodwin. The store will have a fun marketplace concept.

What’s the biggest challenge facing your type of business, and how are you approaching it? There are several challenges to starting a small business, of which we are experienced in undertaking. We are finalizing all equipment, purchases, licensing, etc., and working with vendors to get the retail operation off the ground.

What’s the biggest change you would like to see in the business climate in this area? The biggest change we would like to see is to instill in the community just how important it is to support your local small businesses. These people are dedicated, energetic people most times working full-time jobs as well as handling all business operations. We will have a farmers market environment that will allow for vendors to elaborate on their product. Each customer will know whom they’re supporting and everything about the product their buying.

What else should the readers know about your business? Our business will be in a convenient location that will allow for purchasing just about everything a household will need, and will contribute back to the local community. We will get to know our customers and cater to their requests. This has been lost in retail and is such an important part of the equation.