April Monthly Member Highlight:

Berry’s Bait

Q:  Tell us about your business?

A:  Berry’s Bait is a family owned and run bait and tackle shop. We offer Kayak and canoe rentals. We are also a NH Fish and Game Deer, Turkey and Bear Check station. We sell Hunting and Fishing Licenses and issue OHRV registrations.

Q: Tell us about yourself:

A: Lon and I (Dana) both live in New Durham with our 12 year old son. We love to hunt and fish but don’t get out as much as we used to since opening the shop but LOVE being able to help folks get into fishing and checking in their deer, turkey and bear.
Q:  How did your business get started?

A:  Lon has always been an avid hunter and fisherman, when he was having a hard time finding live bait to take our family ice fishing he did some research and paired up with a smelter in Maine to start selling smelt and shiners from our home. It kind of blew up and we expanded to a larger location in New Durham. When we got the opportunity to expanded into our Alton location we jumped at the chance.

Q:  What has your relationship with the Alton Business Association done for you or
your business?

A: The ABA has put us in front of customers that didn’t know what we had to offer and with their events brought in more customers that don’t fish or hunt but have relatives that do so they buy them gifts.

Q:  What do you value most about this community?

A: That its small and we help each other out even when small things happen.

Q: Why did you want to open your business in this community?

A: The location of our new shop was perfect for what we do but the community was a bonus.

Q: What business accomplishment are you most proud of?

A: That we’ve been able to help out local athletics and help start a high school bass team.

Q: What does the future hold for you and your business?

A:  We recently added Kayak and Canoe rentals to the business and are looking forward to that.

Q:  What is one piece of advice you wish you had as a new business member?

A: Take your time, no need to rush and you can’t always make everyone happy or offer everything to everyone.

Q:  How can people who want to learn more about you or your business get in
touch with you?

BerrysBait@yahoo.com 603.875.0169 or on Facebook =)

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