"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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Busiest week of the year! Bill Littlefield, Ernie Hebert, Tomie dePaola, all at Gibson's. November 17th, 2014

What a week at Gibson's!
This may be our busiest week of the year for events. Read on...
 
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 7 PM  Bill Littlefield! If you're up early enough on Saturday, you may (as we do) reward yourselves with the fantastic sports show Only a Game, hosted by Bill Littlefield, heard on WBUR and on our own NHPR. Bill has written and collected some whimsical light verse, all on the subject of sports. Join us as he shares his poems with a Concord audience! He'll be here on Nov. 18. Come early to get a good seat! His signed book will be a wonderful Christmas present for the sports nuts on your list.
Friday, Nov. 21, 7 PM   Ernie Hebert now concludes the Darby Chronicles, which he began 35 years ago with The Dogs of March.
"Ernie Hebert's novels don't just capture New England; they've become a part of it...and his latest is a spectacular addition to an already impressive canon."—Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of My Sister's Keeper and Vanishing Acts
Part Falstaff, part King Lear, but all American, Howard Elman was a fifty-something workingman when he burst onto the literary scene in The Dogs of March. Now in this, the seventh and last installment in the series, the Darby constable is an eighty-something widower who wants to do "a great thing" before he motors off into the sunset. You can bet he does ... in strange, wonderful, and dangerous ways.
Saturday, Nov. 22, 10 AM   Meet Tomie dePaola at Gibson's!
After a brief presentation about his new book, Jack, Tomie will sign copies of all his books, new and old, and will also sign copies of the latest issue of New Hampshire Home, which has a fascinating and sumptuous spread featuring his art studio.  
Jack is Tomie's take on traditional “Jack tales”—in which a young hero ventures out to seek his fortune and gains it through luck or pluck. This book is perfect for preschoolers and kids in the early grades!. His hero’s reward is a wealth of animal friends who increase in number—and volume—as the story progresses. What a treat! Don't forget--Christmas is coming. A new Tomie is a great gift.
(Note: a bad date for this event sneaked into an ad in the Hippo. It's Saturday. For real.)
Watch for our email tomorrow about two ticketed December events, both offsite. See below!

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