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Mary Meyer Stuffed Toy Warehouse Sale

TOWNSHEND -- Every year for the past 20 years Mary Meyer Stuffed Toys has had a warehouse sale. This year the sale will be held on Saturday and Sunday of Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 12 and 13, at Mary Meyer, one mile west of Townshend Village on Route 30.

Once a year Mary Meyer picks out unneeded samples, discontinued designs and other toys no longer offered by their sales representatives and offer them at the warehouse sale. The toys vary from small toys that fit in the palm of your hand to giants, almost life size.

"I have been sorting toys for the past month to make sure they are ready to sell" said Walter Meyer, Mary Meyer’s son, who has been active in the company for over 50 years. "We make lots of samples that we never use. I mark them at low prices. This is a way for us to make room for new ones," said Meyer.

Mary Meyer was founded by Mary Meyer and her husband 1933. This is their 80th year in business. Today the company is managed by Mary Meyer’s four grandsons.

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LEBANON, N.H. -- Philip Steckler and Tammy Richards of Country Business Inc. in Brattleboro are hosting a workshop for New Hampshire’s Upper Valley Score Chapter on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. at 2 West Park Street.

The workshop is targeted to those considering the acquisition of a business. It will discuss the many implications of business ownership and include some self examination exercises. This is an important new workshop that will help prospective buyers understand a proven process to maximize success.

Topics covered include analyzing the business -- the strengths and weaknesses; understanding the marketplace; business valuation and the proper acquisition price and terms; adequate capitalization; complete business plan; and more. This is an interactive workshop and questions are welcome. Materials and examples will be provided.

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