Business of the Month

JD Gargano

WHAT DO YOU DO?
I help companies reach their desired future state through strategy and planning, and deliver award-winning creative.

WHY ARE YOU IN THIS BUSINESS?
I love helping companies grow, expand and reach their goals. Our mission is a simple one – Be curious. Stay Curious. By asking the right questions, we consistently deliver ideas and work that matters and exceeds client expectations.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS?
Founded in 2010, Curious Frog started as a small motion graphics studio and has since grown into a full-service agency driven by a small team of world-class creatives and developers. Curious Frog has worked with some of the biggest names in broadcast and advertising and has delivered award-winning designs and marketing solutions.

WHAT MAKES YOUR BUSINESS DIFFERENT?
I think what most businesses do is talk to a bunch of graphic designers and design firms. What’s gonna happen when you hire a graphic designer is they’re going to create really nice designs and print it on nice paper with the best ink. And you’ll hold it in your hand it be amazed at how awesome it looks. Here’s the thing, after you go through that whole process, what are you going to get? Is any of the designs they create going to move the needle in terms of getting you the ROI you hoped it will? Chances are it’s not and I know this because I used to be a graphic designer but I don’t do graphic design anymore. What I do actually impacts the bottom line. What I try to do is figure out with you who your customers are so that you can talk to them in a more genuine and authentic way. And when I do this, you’ll have the best shot at getting new business. So what the designer is doing is an expense. What I’m doing is an investment. If you’re ready to level up your business/company, contact me you’ll see why my clients get the results they get.

Contact JD today at http://www.curiousfrog.net.

STATEWIDE INSURANCE AGENCY LLC

Mary Ann Chapman, owner

 

WHY ARE YOU IN THIS BUSINESS?
I love it. I love helping people figure out what they need and helping people who do t know what they might need.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS?
Over 20 years at different agencies

WHAT MAKES YOUR BUSINESS DIFFERENT?
You’re not just a policy number with me, you’re a friend. I work with you to make sure you get the best prices for exactly what you need and make sure you’re not paying for anything you don’t need.

Call Mary Ann today for your all your insurance needs. 603-673-4500, or email her at mary_ann@nhstatewide.com

ALLISON HOPE PHOTOGRAPHY

Allison Hope, owner

WHAT DO YOU DO?

Allison Hope Photography specializes in portrait photography but we also do weddings, events, and some school and sports photography.

WHY ARE YOU IN THIS BUSINESS?
I am in this business because I love it! I am a fine art major who found their medium to be photography and I love working with people.

WHAT MAKES YOUR BUSINESS DIFFERENT?

We are a full-service studio that creates custom albums and wall portraits. We also offer customized storytelling portraits that are a collaboration between the client and Allison. The seek to create a fine art portrait image that will be a fine art piece on the client’s wall.

Allison is a Master Photographer as well as a Certified Professional Photographer.

You can reach the business at 603-867-4970 or allison@allisonhopephotography.com

SD COOKMAN BUILDING & REMODELING

David Cookman, owner

WHAT DO YOU DO?

We do residential remodeling, specializing in kitchen, bath, decks and basements.

WHY ARE YOU IN THIS BUSINESS?

I come from a family of entrepreneurs – I was always was building tree forts as a kid,  so I kind of fell into it.

WHAT MAKES YOUR BUSINESS DIFFERENT?

I do one job at a time. You are my only client – you get 100% percent of my focus. I’m in the Wants Business, not Needs, so you get the best quality, best of my time and all of my focus to ensure all your visions come
true. I am also  licensed in Massachusetts.

Learn more about SD Cookman at sdcookman.com.

CITIZENS BANK

Elizabeth Bellemore, Assistant Branch manager, Community ambassador

WHAT DO YOU DO?

Citizens Bank offers a wide variety of financial services. The bank will work with clients to find the best fit for them, based on their individual situations, with a variety of financial products. In doing so, we work hard to change the image of bankers. Our top priority is doing what is right for the customer.

Citizens Bank also hosts seminars at businesses and schools to teach the fundamentals of banking

WHAT MAKES YOUR BUSINESS DIFFERENT?

At Citizens Bank, we try to make it a personalized experience; you are not just a bank account. We care about our customers. We get to know our customers on a more personal level than larger banks.

We offer so much more than just checking and savings accounts. We do credit cards, investments, lending, retirement planning and more. We can help you in many ways, not just in making deposits.

Visit Citizens Bank at 11 Church Street, Goffstown, or at the branch in Hannaford Supermarket, 605 Mast Road, Goffstown.

To reach Elizabeth Bellemore, call her at 497-2523, or email at elizabeth.bellmore@citizensbank.com. To learn more about Citizens Bank, visit them online at www.citizensbank.com.