Granite Air Center in Lebanon has recently signed an agreement with Textron Aviation designating their maintenance facility as an Authorized Beechcraft Service Center for Baron and Bonanza piston aircraft.
Owners Jason Archambeault and Greg Soho are very excited about this new authorization. “Our maintenance department has always been an important aspect of our business,” says Soho. “This new authorization is a continuation of our growth, and allows us to broaden our product offerings.”
“As a part 145 Repair Station, we have already been working on many different makes and models, including Beechcraft products,” says Jason Archambeault, who also acts as the company’s Director of Maintenance. “Now we will also be able to offer warranty service and support to Baron and Bonanza owners, giving new aircraft owners more flexibility in where they have their aircraft serviced.”
Becoming an Authorized Beechcraft Service Center requires a strong commitment from the maintenance facility, as well as a heavy investment in tooling, equipment, and training. For Archambeault, committing to these requirements was never in question. “We love being able to provide our customers with top notch experiences that make aircraft ownership more enjoyable. If we have to spend some money in order to ensure our customers are happy, then so be it. After all, if people are not happy in aviation, then why bother?”
Granite Air Center has long been a Cessna Propeller Service Station. As such, its technicians have all received extensive training, to include Cessna factory training on Cessna specific products, and Garmin factory training on the G1000 line of integrated avionics. Their technicians also have extensive Beechcraft training and experience, with one of them having worked for a large Beechcraft Service Center in the past, and another having owned their own Bonanza for a long time. Even so, Granite is committed to keeping its technicians’ knowledge and skills up to date. “We have always believed in the importance of quality training for our technicians,” says Soho. “Going forward we will expand our training program to include more Beechcraft specific topics.”
Granite Air Center is a fixed based operator (FBO) located in the heart of New England, at the Lebanon Municipal Airport (KLEB) in West Lebanon, NH. Granite Air provides fueling services, short and long-term hangar storage, concierge services, and maintenance services 365 days a year, and is a founding member of World Fuel Services’ Air Elite Network, a network of uniquely exceptional FBOs. For more information contact: Jason A. Archambeault Granite Air Center LLC 58 Airport Road West Lebanon, NH 03784 Phone: 603-298-6555 Email: email@example.com
More than 1,200 people attended the 4th annual Wings & Wheels event at the Lebanon Airport! Thanks to everyone who came out, showed off their awesome cars and planes, and brought their businesses and organizations!
The “Built for Speed” award!
The “Classiest Classic!”
And our raffle winner!
The Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce, Vital Communities, and NHSaves have teamed up to offer a free networking breakfast on energy efficiency from 7:30-9:30 am on Wednesday, October 11, at AVA Gallery & Art Center, 11 Bank Street in Lebanon.
Energy consulting and auditing firm Resilient Buildings Group will facilitate this discussion to help businesses over the hurdles toward reducing energy costs and improving their buildings. Energy upgrades can substantially reduce operating costs and improve comfort. Resilient Buildings Group will also discuss incentives and financing opportunities available for businesses who want to upgrade their facililities. Following the event, attendees will be able to speak with the hosts to get additional information and take a tour of the LEED Gold certified AVA Gallery. Registration is required for this event: visit NHSavesEvents.eventbrite.com for more details and to register.
Common small business upgrades include:
NHSaves is a collaboration of New Hampshire’s electric and natural gas utilities working with the NH Public Utilities Commission and other interested parties to provide NH customers with information, incentives, and support designed to save energy, reduce costs, and protect our environment statewide. Learn more at NHSaves.com.
Vital Communities is a nonprofit organization based in White River Junction, Vermont, that brings together citizens, organizations, and municipalities in the Upper Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire to take on issues where an independent voice and regional approach are essential. Visit their website at VitalCommunities.org or call (802) 291-9100 to learn more.
The Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce serves businesses, visitors and residents in the Lebanon area, including Enfield, Canaan and Plainfield. Its mission is to advance economic vitality by providing advocacy, information and services to its members and the Upper Valley. To learn more about the benefits of Chamber membership, visit LebanonChamber.com or call (603) 448-1203.
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, West Lebanon Feed and Supply is raising funds and support for the animals affected by the disaster.
The Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire (VNH)’s Cristine Maloney, MD, Hospice Medical Director was recently granted the Hospice Medical Director Certified (HMDC) credential by the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board. Dr. Maloney was recognized for her commitment to improving quality of life by displaying professional competency in the hospice industry.
“For me personally, HMDC is a way to demonstrate to others mastery of the special skill set that a hospice medical director needs to provide excellent clinical and administrative care to hospice patients,” Dr. Maloney said. “This is the professional standard for hospice medical directors and I’m excited to have achieved it.”
Hospice practice includes patient care, medication management, performance improvement, engagement in interdisciplinary group (IDG) activities, and much more. Professional certification affirms a knowledge and experience base for hospice physicians to display commitment to their career, dedication to patient and family care, and the sustainability of the hospice organization and industry. HMDC designation is granted for six years and is renewed through continued validation of knowledge and re-assessment.
VNH serves more than 150 towns in Vermont and New Hampshire; VNH caregivers provide services for more than 5,000 people each year and makes more than 150,000 home visits to people of all ages and at all stages of life. Visit vnhcare.org for more information.
We’re planning for our fourth annual Wings and Wheels event, a celebration of the Lebanon community held at the Lebanon Airport. This year’s Wings and Wheels will take place from 11 am – 2 pm on Saturday, September 23.
The Wings and Wheels Committee is seeking car and motorcycle clubs and owners of rare and unusual vehicles and aircraft to display as part of the event. As in past years, there will be cash prizes for cars on exhibition. Sign up with your vehicle here. The Chamber is also seeking vendors and family activities for the event. For more information or to register, contact the Chamber offices at (603) 448-1203 or email us.