In their efforts to purchase and restore the Ioka Theater, the Exeter Theater Company (ETC) hit the new year running, assembling a team of highly regarded experts to advise them on the construction, design, and financial management of the theater. Nicole Martineau of TMS Architects in Portsmouth has stepped in to donate her time and talent, converting former Exeter Theater Company board chair John Merkle’s conceptual drawings into working floor plans. Eric Chinburg of Chinburg Builders in Newmarket is leading efforts to review the designs and estimates by various contractors and engineers with the goal of reducing renovation costs. Bob Greene, CFO at Next Level Now in Portsmouth is creating cash flow projections and an updated operating budget based on preliminary financial information developed by Exeter Theater Company members: Marcia Van Dyke, Emily Meehan, Roger Goun, and Trevor Bartlett. Renee Carman of Mandeville Canyon Designs in Exeter, examined the historic paint records and evidence and created color palettes for the main theater and lobby. Common Man Restaurants owner, Alex Ray has invited the Exeter Theater Company board to tour The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, a similar sized venue as the Ioka which he operates in Plymouth. Business plans and designs are available for download at exetertheater.org.
Bill Beauchesne, CPA, MST, of Brentwood, has been named tax principal at the Manchester office of Baker Newman Noyes, one of the nation’s top 200 accounting and consulting firms. Beauchesne, who joined the firm in 2002 after several years at a Big 4 firm in Boston, is a specialist in partnership and LLC taxation. He provides tax services to corporate and individual clients, and has built a successful practice within a variety of industries. Beauchesne earned B.S. degrees in accounting and management information systems from Boston College, and a M.S. in taxation from Northeastern University. A 2009 graduate of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program, Beauchesne’s community involvement includes officer posts with the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce, the Exeter Area Charitable Foundation and the Manchester Historic Association.