HRKNSSremote: Small Business Innovation with Intown Concord
HRKNSScowork is excited to partner with Intown Concord. All businesses have been forced to make significant changes during the COVID-19 pandemic. This uplifting panel will feature local small business owners who have been proactive and innovative in their approaches to weathering this financial storm.

Christopher Cote
Assistant Manager
Live Juice

Behind everything Chris does is love and kindness. He has been working for Live Juice for three years. This is Chris' twentieth year working in the restaurant industry, but his first time working for a small business. Outside of work, Chris' hobbies are music, art, and nature.

Chris Gilbert
General Manager
Concord Food Co-op

Chris was born and raised in Massachusetts and moved to New Hampshire in 2014.  He brings over 30 years of experience in the grocery retail business and brings strong skills in customer service, merchandising, financial accountability, and supervisory experience.

Michael Herrmann
Gibson’s Bookstore

Michael has owned Gibson’s Bookstore for 25 years and has expanded it twice to meet the needs of readers. He has served on the boards of the NH Writers’ Project, the New England Independent Booksellers Association, and the Concord Chamber of Commerce, in addition to Intown Concord. Michael enjoys literary fiction, well-written commercial fiction and thrillers, and books on politics and history.

Sue McCoo
Hilltop Consignment Store, Viking House, Capital Craftsmen & Romance Jewelers

Sue is the owner of downtown shops Viking House, Hilltop Consignment Gallery and Capitol Craftsman & Romance Jewelers.  She believes it is up to us to be creative, take calculated risks, and make sure our shops, restaurants and businesses thrive. When not working Sue spends time with several volunteer organizations, visiting with friends and enjoys quiet reading time.

Ross Mingarelli

Ross Mingarelli is the creator and owner of CandleTree. Ross lives in Warner, New Hampshire where he also has a tree service business. During the winter months business can get slow and in early 2016 he was looking for a way to start a business that did not rely on weather conditions. Ross not only wanted to make a good smelling, long lasting candle but also a healthier option by using soy wax. He did his research online and started making candles in his garage and asking local businesses to put them in their stores. So far this is just a one man-show with Ross handling everything from candle making to delivery.