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Meet Steve Feinberg CPA of Appletree Business Services


Steve has been in the Accounting industry for over 30 years. He founded Appletree Business Services located in Londonderry, NH in 1988. 

After graduating from Bryant University majoring in both Accounting and Systems Management, Steve worked for Price Waterhouse for 8 years as an auditor and computer consultant before branching off on his own. 

Steve and his team understand how to create small business financial confidence by providing excellent bookkeeping, tax, and payroll services, typically provided together in a single integrated Business Owners package. 

If you choose Appletree Business Services for your bookkeeping, payroll or tax needs, you’ll find out who they are, and that good things begin to happen in your business. Your common financial challenges will become simple with a clear map to create your ideal situation. More than that, Appletree Business Services will identify your “typical” stresses and help make them go away.

Get the confidence that comes from a complete suite of small business services offered in one place and give Steve a call to get started.

Phone: (603) 434-2775 (APPLE) | Website:


Hellenic American University is Now Enrolling



New Hampshire’s top comedian, Juston McKinney, headlines an evening of entertainment and giving for Salem Animal Rescue League’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Juston, a dog lover and owner, has hit the top of his comedy career with appearances on NBC’s Tonight Show as well his Comedy Central special: Juston McKinney-A Middle Class Hole. Juston was also a part of The Blue Collar “Next Generation” tour with Bill Engval on TBS.  

Amber Moon Comedy Night is a celebration featuring dinner, comedy, silent and live auctions, and raffles with all proceeds benefiting the many homeless animals at SARL. Please join us for a night of feel-good fun that makes a difference in the lives of cats and dogs in need.  

DATE: Saturday, November 10.

TIME: 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Castleton Banquet & Conference Center, 50 Enterprise, Windham, NH

TICKETS: Can be purchased through SARL’s website at 

CONTACT: Rachael Charewicz, SARL Events & Marketing Manager at (603) 893-3210 Ext. 203 or by email at   

Salem Animal Rescue League is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity committed to saving the lives of abandoned, neglected and injured animals by providing a safe haven, compassionate care and new permanent homes for them. SARL’s federal tax ID number is 02-0454791.

Resume for Jeff Pearl

 Jeff Pearl

Vice President/General Manager


History of designing and implementing successful sales strategies and marketing initiatives to increase revenue and stimulate growth into new markets. Strong background in designing quality product offerings, building positive long-term customer relationships, and capturing new business opportunities through referrals and collaborative sales efforts.

Company management, leadership and operations oversight experience, with over fourteen years of experience in improving work force quality, shortening lead-times, improving operational efficiencies and managing logistics.

Refined relationship-building skills and experience working with vendors to negotiate and improve lead-times, margins, extend payment terms and broaden and/or integrate strong sources of supply for an array of products and materials.


Vice President/General Manager

EBCO Absorbents, Hudson, NH, 2003–Present

  • Built and maintained sales of over $4 million
  • Built and maintained supply lines to support all sales
  • Designed and managed all operations, from marketing, purchasing, order entry, receiving, processing/packaging & shipping.
  • Served on board (10 yrs) for trade association


Operations Leadership Development Prgm / Tech Supervisor

BAE Systems, Nashua, NH, 1998-2003

  • Production Engineering NHQ-CCA
  • Design Engineering MER
  • Buyer/Procurement (Canal Street)
  • Production Supervisor / Lean Team Lead
  • After leadership program - Technical Supervisor (Hybrid job created for me which included both production supervisor and engineering duties.



Problem Solving


Budget Management

Sales Management

Customer Management

Inventory Management

Vendor Management

Work Force Management


Elected to the board of directors for international trade association of over 200 member companies within four years of joining the industry

Promoted to VP and then President of trade association after serving on board for four years

Successfully managed company of 12-18 people for last 8 years

Hired and trained more than 30 employees

Handled most of the negotiations with both suppliers and customers

Designed and set-up all packaging operations and maintained all industrial equipment


Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (with Minor in Business Admin) University of New Hampshire, Durham

MBA, (with Focus in Marketing)

Rivier College, Nashua, NH


Meet Dr. Ian Barwick, DMD


Dr. Ian Barwick says "The most fulfilling part of my job is seeing a patient through to the end of a successful treatment plan – it’s a shared journey.”

He views each patient treatment plan – whether spread over one year or ten – as a journey shared together, completed together, and as a great success when the end is reached together.

“Every patient needs to be offered the best that dentistry has to offer,” says Dr. Barwick. “Not everyone can afford it or wants to do it all at once. But when we can do it over a period of time, everyone wins.” Being a part of changing lives through dental care is his reward – watching patients develop self-esteem, knowing they are beginning to look at themselves differently through the process, and being there when they see themselves in the mirror at the end.

In addition to his dental services, Dr. Barwick also specializes in Oral Appliance Therapy to treat sleep Apnea. Do you have sleep apnea but can’t handle a CPAP? Oral Appliance Therapy is changing lives for the better and may be covered by your insurance. 

Dr. Barwick has been practicing in Dracuct, MA for over 30 years. He is dedicated to the community, loves music, hiking, snorkeling, playing tennis, cooking, and traveling. 

Contact Dr. Barwick to find out more about Oral Appliance Therapy and to see how he can help with your oral health.

Phone: 978-957-5511 | Website: | FaceBook:


Meet Drew Clapp, Financial Representative


Drew Clapp help families build towards financial freedom by educating them about concepts they can use in every day life to achieve their goals and wishes. He helps them protect their freedom by providing insurance. Drew provides a variety of services and products in which families can build towards becoming debt free and a rockstar in retirement. 

Contact Drew to find out more! Phone: 603-707-0337

Meet Dave Waldman of B2B Video Solutions & Treasured Memories Video


Dave Waldman has a passion for video and storytelling. He wants to make sure your story is told. Whether that is tales passed down from generation to generation or the story of your business, who you are and what you do. 

Dave founded Treasured Memories Video in 2006 after recording video biographies for a couple of aging family members. The results were overwhelming, and Dave found a passion for merging the technical skills he has with his creative and personable side. He has a natural ability to make people feel comfortable in front of a video camera and draw out of them their experiences and life views.

A few years later, he formed B2B Video Solutions to better brand the business video products he creates. Dave’s hobbies include community theater, outdoor activities like skiing, kayaking and scuba diving, and Dave is, of course, an avid movie lover and an unapologetic television watcher.

Take a look at Dave's website for a list of services he can provide Contact Dave to get your story told! 

Phone: (603) 566-3075 | Email:

Resume for M. Karen Hamilton

M. KAREN HAMILTON                                                978.204.5975          



Advisory Business Systems Analyst

Create Effective and Efficient Workflow of Customer Information & Solutions


Experience working with back-end systems in information development processes and support entitlement. Skilled in product administrative and system setup of worldwide supported products and bundled products via Product Information Form (PIF) tool, ReTAIN Automated Queue System (AQS) routing, cc:Win Distributed Call Center, metric analysis tool, and Parature.

Provide UAT testing on variety of business systems with broad and diverse experience in adapting, developing, and implementing technology driven CRM projects. Collaborative problem-solver with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Flexible, motivated, and detail oriented with high standards in fast paced environment.





SAP, Vantive, CAM, and CCMS

Business Objects and OPC Admin Analysis Tool

ReTAIN PCOMM system and Parature





IBM CORPORATION, Watson Commerce Division, Cambridge, MA                                                                        2012 to 2017

Software Service Planner and Advisory Business System Analyst


Achieved 80% customer satisfaction rating by:


Collaborating with offering management, product leads, and level 2 support management, gathering support requirements for voice and online web submitted Problem Management Requests (PMRs).


Implemented global support delivery plans, ensuring customers receive seamless software support for subscription and support licenses.


Influenced cross-functional teams and incorporating metrics, post-release analysis information, planning activities, and business impact decisions.


Creating support structure for new offerings and product acquisitions and readiness into ReTAIN and/or Parature call entitlement tools and processes for optimal and seamless customer experience.


Demonstrated support liaison services between offering and entitlement teams, ensuring timely product launches, releases, and end-of-service and meeting deliverables for customers’ software support needs and entitlements.


Maintained 26 product portfolios under commerce brand division, delivering optimal efficiency from initial launches and upgrades/releases throughout product lifecycle.


Provided technical expertise to product development, identifying, evaluating, and creating support structures and procedures that were cost effective and met user requirement for support readiness.


Delivered project management worldwide readiness and multi-task with cross-functional teams; sales, marketing, development, and support on new product roll-outs, version/point releases, and upgrades on bundles/offerings, meeting client deliverables.


Decreased up to 85% of voice submitted tickets by driving yearly quality plan, analyzing project support tickets and defects, and generating continuous product quality improvement.

M. Karen Hamilton                                                                                                                Page 2


IBM CORPORATION, SWG Support & Technology, Cambridge, MA                                                                        2007 to 2012

Advisory Systems Analyst


Supported service planners’ portfolios, setting up multiple products, bundles, and offerings for market product readiness and customer support entitlement.


Represented Lotus division as OPC Administrator point of contact. Designed target components and questionnaires in OPC Admin of customer problems for quality and metric reporting and analysis.


Collaborated and supported 6 Service Planners to identify global product deliverables, AQS routing, support processes, and product announcements, meeting product lifecycle strategies.


Implemented improved and efficient entitlement processes by conducting PIF Web tool system UAT for upgrades and release testing.

Senior Systems Analyst                                                                                                                                                          2001 to 2007


Appraised and recommended Product Development on technical support processes by defining product structure for new offerings and market readiness for premium customer experience.


Project managed worldwide product readiness for new products, point releases, and upgrades meeting delivery and target GA dates.


Supported and ensured product transition of acquisitions and pre-bluewash entitlement into IPLA Passport Advantage terms and conditions and call entitlement processes by integrating acquired products into support services and offerings.


Enhanced and improved PIF tool impacting downstream customer entitlement processes and experience by representing Software Group feedback and conducting UAT testing.


Ensured efficient data flow and minimal impact of customers’ entitlements and online problem web submissions, advising and working service planners’ requirements with development team into PIF tool.





Bachelor of Arts (BA), Communications/Advertising






Planning Effective Business Meetings

Project Risk Management Simulation courses

Project Management classes for in house PM certification

Microsoft Project Fundamentals

Agile Basics training





President, Tyngsborough Scholarship Trust (3 years)

Volunteer member of Tyngsborough High School Grad Night (2 years)

Volunteer at Lowell Humane Society

Sales Help Needed in Nashua/Cambridge/Manchester

"If you're offered a seat on a rocket ship, get on, don't ask what seat.' I tell people in their careers, 'look for growth.' Look for the teams that are growing quickly. Look for the companies that are doing well. Look for a place where you feel that you can have a lot of impact."

------Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt

Yes, we are a rocket ship!!! Experienced or Fresh graduates with a passion to do good, have fun, and make money (in that sequence) are welcome!!

Do you like to make a difference by selling an unique service to local businesses to lower healthcare cost accompanied by improved morale of the employees? 

We are a Nashua/Cambridge/Manchester-based company that uses artificial intelligence to heal employees (or family members) who may be suffering from back-pain, dementia, autism, lyme disease, allergies and so on. Yes, it is magical.

Our software (GetWellAI) uses big data to find effective treatments for specific diseases. For example, if the employees or their families are suffering from back pain, asthma, Lyme disease, Crohn's disease, or another chronic illness, our software can pinpoint treatment options and help improve their health all while maintaining complete privacy for the user. Our software lists holistic remedies in addition to more traditional treatments, and could include anything from an herb that is working in a remote area in China to a cutting-edge, newly discovered drug from Harvard or Genzyme.

However, we are missing you who can do the business development (sales over the phone) for us. 
You can be an expert salesperson in this domain, or a freshman at a college looking 
for some extra cash. We need both experts, and novices to sell our products. You can work from home, or at our office in Nashua/Manchester/Cambridge. 

We will compensate accordingly.

  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
  • do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers
  • OK to highlight this job opening for persons with disabilities

Meet Oscar Chacha of OC Stone Granite & Marble


Oscar Chacha owner of OC Stone Granite & Marble has been proudly serving the New England area since 2014. OC Stone specializes in a wide array of services which includes, stone countertops, stone repairs, fireplace surrounds, Jacuzzi surrounds and much more. Oscar enjoys assisting you in selecting the stone that best suits your home and budget. He strives for great quality work and excellent customer service. Your complete satisfaction is guaranteed. 

Customer testimonials include such praise as:  "Great communication - quick response to all questions. Quality work performed on time for a reasonable price"  "punctual (despite terrible weather), professional and friendly!" "Came when they said they would. Nice people. Would definitely hire them again." 

Visit the OC Showroom at 102 Bridge Rd Unit 1b, Salisbury MA and see the beautiful samples of granite, quartz, marble and more. Then get ready to fall in love with your kitchen all over again! 

Contact: Phone: 781-217-8071 | Email: | Website: