Goikas image - CopyMEGAN PRIETO GIOKAS
Granite Commercial Real Estate
Nashua, NH
Babel image - CopyJEFF BABEL
Babel’s Sugar Shack
Mason, NH
Dinovo image - Copy (2)JIM + JENNIFER DINOVO
DesignWorks Landscaping
Hudson, NH

“I grew up here and am grateful for the opportunities the greater Nashua Region has provided to my business. It’s the perfect environment for a business to make meaningful connections, grow and prosper.

When I bought this company 13 years ago, I knew I wanted to stay true to my roots. Growing up in Nashua, I saw firsthand the richness of opportunity for families and businesses. The region provides varied housing options, talented employees, knowledgeable professionals, networking opportunities, and access to capital. It’s the perfect environment for a business to make meaningful connections, grow and prosper.”


"Babel’s Maple Syrup was born out of a lifelong love for maple syrup. Now I make my own and make 100 gallons a year.

My uncle used to make his own maple syrup, and I had many childhood memories of warm pancakes and homemade maple syrup. So in 2006, I decided to continue the family tradition by tapping the maple trees in my yard in Mason. The first year I made four gallons of maple syrup using a small camping stove and a propane turkey fryer on the tailgate of my pickup truck. We now have a sugarhouse and make 100 gallons a year."


"Our commercial space is perfectly in the middle of it all—we’re close to Nashua and Windham and we’re right off the highway.

My husband started DesignWorks back in 2006. Back then it was just a design company. He grew quickly and in 2009 we pivoted to a design and build company. Jim grew up here in New Hampshire so settling here made sense for us. During the pandemic it was hard to attract new workers so we came up with an innovative program that invited people to come work a day for $25/hour. It was very successful and we have a number of long-term employees from that program."