"For Better or For Work", Panel discussion and book signing with "INC," magazine contributing editor, Meg Hirshberg

04/11/2012 6:00 pm

Wednesday April 11th, 2012, 6pm at Red River Theatres.

Stonyfield Farm is a true New England success story, a tale of hard work, triumphs, and commitment to a cause and a lifestyle, ending in a $370 million-dollar success. But there was another side to the story: that of the laborious farm work, long hours, financial set-backs, and the stresses that running a business can place on familial relationships of all kinds.

Join us for a panel discussion and presentation, as Meg Hirshberg, of Stonyfield Farm and contributing editor to INC, magazine, leads us through what it takes to have an "entrepreneurial marriage" succeed, and through some of the funny and interesting stories that brought her to where she is today.

Refreshments will be on hand; yogurts from Stonyfield and yam-based dips and spreads from local Yummy Yammy.

This book is a reminder that no entrepreneurial family trudges the hard trail of company-building alone. If you have embarked on such an enterprise, you and your spouse will find comfort and guidance in the experiences of others like you. If you have not yet started a business, this book will allow you to take a good hard look before leaping. If you are curious about this local success story, this book is honest and insightful. Meg draws on the struggles and triumphs that she experienced with her husband Gary as he built Stonyfield Yogurt, and shares powerful stories and insights from other families, gathered through hundreds of interviews. One thing is certain: the process is participative as both partners have an equal stake in the future happiness of both their businesses and their family lives.

Meg Hirshberg, author

 

Book List
$23.95
ISBN-13: 9780983934004
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Inc. Original, 3/2012

Meg Hirshberg’s book will become the What to Expect When You’re Expecting for entrepreneurs and their life partners. If my wife and I had had a copy before we launched Honest Tea, we would have been better prepared to cope with the trials and occasional absurdities of developing a struggling beverage enterprise, a family and a marriage all at the same time. –Seth Goldman, president, TeaEO and co-founder, Honest Tea


Location: 
Street:
11 S Main St
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Concord
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Province:
New Hampshire
Postal Code:
03301
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United States

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Launch Party! Thursday, July 10, at 7 PM
Join us for the launch party of local author and hiker Dan Szczesny as he presents his newest work, The Nepal Chronicles: Marriage, Mountains and Momos in the Highest Place on Earth.
When travel writer (and local Hippo journalist) Dan Szczesny and his wife, Meenakshi, traveled to Nepal to marry in Kathmandu and trek to Everest Base Camp, they knew the journey would be difficult. What they didn’t realize was how life­changing their time in the land of mountains would be. From the chaos of Kathmandu’s super­charged streets to the tranquil but challenging trails of the Himalayas, his book of the journey, The Nepal Chronicles, is a deeply felt exploration of the culture and history of one of the world’s most complex places, and a meditation on the author’s own personal journey into a new family and relationship unlike any he’s ever experienced.
Dan is also the author of one of last year's bestsellers at Gibson's, The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie.

Friday! July 11, at 7 PM
Local favorite Jim Hofford returns to share his latest volume of verse and memoir, Four Score ... and More
"As a longtime fan, I'm delighted to see this compilation of James Hofford's best work. "Life, she race so fast," he writes and, yet, as poet his job is to slow time, look closely and see. He sees! These poems are sturdy, meticulously built like the best of New England's timeless stone walls. They are love stories, life stories -- some laugh out loud funny (especially the ones for children), some tears down your cheek sad. It's the long lens of "Four Score and More," the full life deeply examined that makes this collection so special. Jim's wife Ellen hears "Music in icy trees." There's music in these poems -- music and magic and sustaining spirituality." -- Rebecca Rule

Informal survey
Well, we've been here for almost a year now! We have some opinions based on experience, but are they based in fact? Let's find out. The subject today is our store hours. If you have a second, please email us with your answers.
  • We're open from 9 AM to 9 PM, every day but Sunday, when we are open 11-6. Did you know that we had such extended hours?
  • What day of the week, and what time of day, are you most likely to visit us?
  • When was the last time you came to the bookstore before 10 AM, or after 7 PM? Which is more important to you, early or late?
  • Are you more likely to combine a trip to Gibson's with other errands downtown, or when you come to see us, is that usually the only thing on your agenda?
  • During the week, once you get home, are you likely to stay there? Does this change depending on whether it's Monday/Tuesday or later in the week, closer to the weekend?
  • Before you come to the bookstore, do you check our website or Facebook page to find out what our hours are?
  • Should we figure out how to use SurveyMonkey instead of asking you to email, or do you relish the opportunity to put your thoughts into writing? ...Perhaps that is a leading question.
Thank you. We're trying to push the envelope with our hours, but we also want to have our best team on the floor when you're likely to visit. Night owls, day trippers, everyone, please tell us your preferences! 

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