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Fisher Cats to Celebrate Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Championship on August 25

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

NH Division of Economic Development, 107.7 WTPL-FM “The Pulse” bringing “Big Bad Bruins” alumni to Manchester

Manchester, N.H. – The New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Double-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, in conjunction with the NH Division of Economic Development and 107.7 WTPL-FM “The Pulse” are pleased to announce that Thursday, August 25, will be Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Champions Day at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium when the Fisher Cats face the Harrisburg Senators at 7:05 p.m.
As a part of the festivities, Bruins Stanley Cup alumni Johnny “Pie” McKenzie, Ken Hodge and Don Marcotte will be in attendance and will each open the game with the ceremonial “empty netter” by using a hockey stick to shoot a baseball into a vacant hockey net at home plate.  McKenzie, Hodge and Marcotte were all members of the famous “Big Bad Bruins” and each won Stanley Cup Championships with Boston in 1970 and 1972.
“It is a great thrill for us to celebrate the Bruins’ Stanley Cup Championship with some of the great Big Bad Bruins at a Fisher Cats game here in Manchester,” said Fisher Cats Vice President of Business Operations Matt Person.  “We anticipate a great night of honoring the Black and Gold and their tremendous achievement with our fans.”
The Fisher Cats and Boston Bruins invite fans to celebrate the team’s first Stanley Cup title since 1972 with Bruins mascot Blades, Bruins Ice Girls, Bruins themed games, giveaways and prizes including a team autographed stick and other exciting Bruins memorabilia.
Boston Bruins Radio Network affiliate 107.7 WTPL-FM “The Pulse” will broadcast live from Northeast Delta Dental Stadium airing the Bob Lobel Show from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and the New Hampshire Today Show with Jack Heath from 3:00-5:00 p.m. with guests from the Boston Bruins and Fisher Cats appearing on-air throughout the programs.
“We all enjoyed the tremendous playoff run by the Bruins, which led to the Stanley Cup victory, and we hope there are many more titles coming,” said Courtney Galluzzo, owner of WTPL.  “New Hampshire loves the Bruins and we are thrilled to be part of another tribute to the Championship squad.”
“The NH Division of Economic Development is proud to partner with the Fisher Cats and the New Hampshire Today Show on WTPL to honor the accomplishments of Bruins past and present,” said NH Division of Economic Development Communications & Legislative Director Steve Boucher. “This is sure to be a great event that will bring together fans from throughout the region to have fun at the best ballpark in minor league baseball, in the best state to live, work and do business.”
August 25 is also Military Appreciation Night, presented by the New Hampshire Army National Guard, when veterans and active members of our armed forces will be recognized at the game, followed by a post-game Atlas Fireworks Show to end the night.
Fisher Cats individual regular season tickets, home playoff game tickets and Fisher Cats Playoff Ticket Strips are available now at the Fisher Cats Ticket Office at 1 Line Drive, Manchester, NH 03101, online at www.nhfishercats.com or by calling the Fisher Cats at (603) 641-2005.

First Class Business Segment to Feature Rimol Greenhouse Systems

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Talk about timing – on today’s “First Class Business” segment of “New Hampshire Today With Jack Heath,” Jack and New Hampshire Division of Economic Development Interim Director Roy Duddy will be featuring Rimol Greenhouse System of Hooksett, NH, a company that made a major announcement today regarding a key strategic partnership. To learn more, listen to the segment on WTPL today at 4:05 p.m. at 107.7 FM or online at www.wtplfm.com or check out the press release below.


A New Hampshire greenhouse manufacturer and a California hydroponics company are hoping that their budding East/West relationship will be one that bears fruit for their customers and the environment.

Rimol Greenhouse Systems’ 30’ x 96’ Matterhorn Greenhouse with American Hydroponics’ hydroponic system pictured here is completely automated with environmental controls and provides watering and fertilizing to maximize production for hydroponic lettuce.  The two companies have entered a partnership for the mutual goal of providing growers with exceptional value and service in total design and implementation of greenhouses and hydroponic systems.

Rimol Greenhouse Systems’ 30’ x 96’ Matterhorn Greenhouse with American Hydroponics’ hydroponic system pictured here is completely automated with environmental controls and provides watering and fertilizing to maximize production for hydroponic lettuce. The two companies have entered a partnership for the mutual goal of providing growers with exceptional value and service in total design and implementation of greenhouses and hydroponic systems.

Hooksett, NH-based Rimol Greenhouse Systems (RGS) and Arcata, California-based American Hydroponics (AmHydro) announced today that they have entered a partnership for the mutual goal of providing growers with exceptional value and service in total design and implementation of greenhouses and hydroponic systems.

“Given the unprecedented rise of the hydroponics industry and the fact that more and more people are recognizing the benefits of locally grown food, this partnership makes sense on so many different levels,” said Rimol Greenhouse Systems Founder Bob Rimol. “As industry leaders in our individual disciplines, we understand that by partnering, we can offer our customers the best possible blueprint and game plan to grow healthier and safer food for themselves and their neighbors.”

Hydroponic plant cultivation is an efficient method of achieving maximum production in minimal space, without soil, by recirculating minerals dissolved in water. As an established branch of horticulture, hydroponics uses 1/10th the amount of water as a regular farm to produce the same amount of food.  When coupled with greenhouses, no harmful pesticides or herbicides are required ensuring optimum plant and human health.

RGS designs, manufactures and installs greenhouse structures and systems that control light, temperature (heating and cooling), CO2 and the overall environment. Even insect control is factored into the overall greenhouse design, which also takes into account the best crops to grow, budget and revenue expectations.

Located in a 16,000-square-foot manufacturing facility overlooking the foothills, green pastures and tall redwoods in Humboldt County, California, American Hydroponics has been providing state-of-the-art crop performance products and services for people to grow crops successfully for the past 26 years. American Hydroponics currently has the highest rate of successful growers using their commercial hydroponic systems than any other system manufacturer and looks forward to combining their skills and expertise with their new partner.

“RGS shares our belief that the well-being of the environment is everyone’s responsibility and that water and land conservation is more important than ever before,” said American Hydroponics President Michael Christian. “Recognizing the fact that a smarter approach to farming has become a necessity to preserve farmland and other natural resources, the synergy between our two companies is natural and the relationship extremely beneficial to our customers.”

One company that has already benefited from the partnership is Hackettstown, New Jersey-based Greenway Flowers, which has expanded their traditional floral business to also include hydroponic, food-producing greenhouses. With a new, state-of-the-art RGS greenhouse outfitted with an American Hydroponics lettuce growing system, Greenway is now diversifying their business and finding a new revenue stream.

“Today Mom and Pop florists have to compete against supermarkets, online companies and imported flowers.  In order to ensure our long-term sustainability as a business, we needed to branch out and add something new,” said Greenway Flowers Owner George Cummings. “With the greenhouse and lettuce growing systems, we have a new product, new customers and enhanced cash flow. Now, instead of just being florists, we’re also learning to farm.”

To learn more about RGS, visit www.rimolgreenhouses.com. To learn about the benefits of an American Hydroponics system, visit www.AmericanHydroponics.com.

“First Class Business” in the Fast Lane Tomorrow

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

It’ll be a smooth ride on the “First Class Business” segment of Jack Heath’s “New Hampshire Today” show on WTPL-FM on Wednesday, June 2 at 4 p.m. when Capital City Limousine Owner Joey Seluk is welcomed to the program.

 capital-city-limoLocated in Concord, Capital City Limo has been a great friend to the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development, donating the use of its fleet for our “Open Invitation” (www.nhopeninvitation.com) initiative. Joey and his great group of drivers have been extremely helpful in picking up Massachusetts business owners and transporting them to New Hampshire so that our business recruiters can tell them about the benefits of expanding or relocating to the Granite State.

With service extending to the New England states and as far away as Montreal, Capital City Limousine (www.capitalcitylimo-nh.com) is a great option for weddings, proms, concerts and trips to the airport.  And, interestingly enough, limo service is actually a “green” driving option as the limo industry is all about moving people in the capitalcitystatehouserear of the vehicle with professional chauffeurs. So when you consider the rear passenger capacity of a Toyota Prius is two vs. a Lincoln 100″ or 120″ at nine, that translates into 90 pmpg (passenger miles per gallon) for the Prius and 180 pmpg for the Lincoln Limousine. Therefore the Lincoln 120″ delivers twice the passenger fuel economy than the Prius. Pretty neat, huh?

So, to learn more about these and many other interesting facts, join Capital City’s Joey Seluk, New Hampshire Department of Resources & Economic Development Commissioner George Bald and WTPL’s Jack Heath for what’s sure to be an informative and fun “First Class Business” segment. You can tune in live at 107.7 FM or via your computer at www.wtplfm.com.

Global Relief Technologies to be Featured in “First Class Business” Segment

Friday, February 26th, 2010

When disaster struck in Haiti last month, Portsmouth-based Global Relief Technologies was quickly on the scene providing the technology necessary to upload critical medical information. Now they’re being hailed as a “First Class Business” as part of Jack Heath’s “New Hampshire Today” show on WTPL 107.7 FM on Wednesday, March 3rd at 4 p.m.

grtGlobal Relief Technologies (GRT) was founded to help organizations in remote, disconnected and extreme environments report critical information in “real time.” They developed the software and the PDAs to help rescue workers and relief organizations like the American Red Cross gather and process information during a crisis. Currently, their satellite linked handheld computers are providing vital medical assessment information which is helping to give Haitian amputees a much higher chance for survival and recovery.

“This is a company that is improving the lives of others not only domestically, but internationally,” said Heath. “In an age where communication is key, this is a technology company that is linking people with important information in the most adverse circumstances.”

GRT Vice President of Operations Art Cleaves, a former Regional Administrator for FEMA Region I, will be the special guest for the segment which will highlight the company’s rapid growth and future plans.

“First Class Business” appears on a monthly basis as part of the “New Hampshire Today” program that runs from 3-5 p.m. Monday through Friday on “The Pulse.” “New Hampshire Today” host Jack Heath and New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development Commissioner George Bald share good news about innovative new products created by New Hampshire companies, community service projects undertaken by local businesses and firms that are thriving despite a tough economic climate.

To listen live, tune in to WTPL 107.7 on Wednesday, March 3rd at 4 p.m. or visit WTPL online at www.wtplfm.com.