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Owner’s Retreat

March 5 - March 6

5-6 March 2019
Wentworth by the Sea in New Castle, NH (just east of Portsmouth)

Please join NEIBA and fellow store owners for 24 hours of education, conversation, and R&R at New Hampshire’s beautiful seacoast gem, The Wentworth-by-the Sea Resort.

We’ll kick off the event with a session of Executive Education with Business Coach Peter Kovner. Pete brings with him 30 years of coaching experience for executives and small business owners alike, his specialty being goal-setting, staff communication, and creative business strategy. He recognizes that owning a small business can often be isolating—you’re so busy with the tsunami of detail that faces you every day that it can be a challenge to set aside the time for long-term strategizing and short-term goal setting. He’ll come prepared to help us with both.

Pete’s session will be followed by dinner, conversation, and, afterwards, the opportunity to colonize the Wentworth’s cozy and comfortable bar.

On Day 2, we’ll devote the morning to roundtable discussions of topics that are most relevant to the group. A by-owner, for-owner time to hash through burning issues, and emerge the wiser for it.

Flatiron President Bob Miller will join us just before lunch to talk about the realities of Big 5 publishing during this nutty time. And we’ll keep the conversation going with him through the meal.

We’ll depart after lunch…unless you’ve taken the Wentworth up on their greatly-reduced room rate to stay another night (or two). The spa and indoor pool alone are worth making some extra time for.


$174, tax included
** This discounted room rate applies two days before and two days after the meeting if anyone wants to come early/stay late, just let us know.
** NEIBA will make the hotel reservations and attendees will then provide method of payment when they check in

All food and programming courtesy of NEIBA.

Tentative Agenda
Tuesday 5 March
Grand Ballroom
2 – 6 pm Executive Education with CEO coach Joel Gluck, details tk

Atrium Room
7-9 pm Dinner

Wednesday, 6 March
Grand Ballroom
8:30-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-11:30 Roundtable burning-issue discussion—topics set by attendees, query tk
11:30-12:30 Speaker: Bob Miller, Publisher of Flatiron Books
12:30-2:00 Lunch w/Bob
2 p.m. Depart

Registration is now closed


March 5
March 6


Wentworth by the Sea
588 Wentworth Road
New Castle, NH 03854
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