Amy LaBelle Leads Entrepreneurship Workshop for Girls

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April 21, 2017

Amy LaBelle, Founder of LaBelle Winery in Amherst, N.H., to Lead Entrepreneurship Workshop for Girls Age 11 – 13, April 24 and 25


Michelle Thornton

Director of Marketing

LaBelle Winery

345 Route 101

Amherst, NH 03031

(603) 672-9898

Amherst, N.H. – Amy LaBelle, Founder of LaBelle Winery in Amherst, N.H., will lead a free entrepreneurship workshop titled “Empowering Angels: Empowerment through Entrepreneurship” for girls age 11 – 13, April 24 – 25, in conjunction with Girls Inc. of New Hampshire, located in Nashua. The two-day seminar will take place at LaBelle Winery, located at 345 Route 101 in Amherst, from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.

LaBelle, who began making wine commercially in 2005 at Alyson’s Orchard in Walpole, N.H., says, “I didn’t come from wealth by any means, but I’ve had a lot of support along the way from my family. Not every girl is lucky enough to have that kind of support. I wanted to provide young girls with meaningful information, skills and ideas for starting a business — in a fun format. Learning to think like an entrepreneur early in life could benefit them in selecting or creating a successful career.”

Several local female professionals will join LaBelle as mentors. These include Sarah Chaffee, owner of McGowan Fine Art in Concord, N.H.; Carrie Colbert, founder of Doctor Colbert Consulting; Donna Daneke, an attorney at Bernard & Merill PLCC in Manchester, N.H.; MaryAnn Manoogian, executive director, Center for Women’s Business Advancement, Southern New Hampshire University; Kristin Hardwick, photographer, Wilton, N.H.; Sophia Koustas, assistant professor of organizational leadership, Southern New Hampshire University; Leila Samii, assistant professor of marketing, Southern New Hampshire University; Elizabeth Henley, assistant professor of information technology, Southern New Hampshire University; and Adria Bagshaw, owner, Kokoon Boutique Without Borders, an online clothing retailer.

Activities planned for “Empowering Angels: Empowerment through Entrepreneurship” include brainstorming business ideas; learning about different types of business models (for-profit, nonprofit, hybrid); discussions about creating a business to solve a problem and the importance of business plans; learning to create a product story and how to pitch products; a discussion about business names; and learning about the financial aspects of opening and running a business.

At the close of the two-day seminar each girl will receive a copy of “Inspired to Act for Kids!” by Jennifer A. Borislow and Mark S. Gaunya.

For more information about “Empowering Angels: Empowerment through Entrepreneurship” contact LaBelle Winery at (603) 672-9898 or Girls Inc. of New Hampshire at (603) 625-1296.

LaBelle Winery is located at 345 Route 101 in Amherst, N.H. Open daily, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday.

The Bistro at LaBelle Winery serves lunch and dinner as well as brunch on Sundays. The restaurant is family-friendly and offers a special menu for children.

Guided tours are offered from noon to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Call (603) 672-9898 or visit for more information.