LaBelle Winery News

LaBelle Winery Receives Financial Help from “One-to-One” Local Business Assistance Initiative with Plans to Pay Kindness Forward to Other Small Businesses in Need

by Michelle Thornton

May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020

Amherst, New Hampshire — Unlike many local businesses, Alkemy Partners in Amherst, New Hampshire, has not been significantly impacted by the economic downturn sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, a circumstance that recently inspired Jim Kaveney, Alkemy’s president, to create an initiative called One-to-One, a program that will make it easier for small businesses that are doing well to help those that may be struggling.

Choosing to lead by example, Alkemy will sponsor a large sailcloth tent at LaBelle Winery for a month, which will allow The Bistro at LaBelle Winery to resume serving customers outdoors, in compliance with state COVID-19 safety regulations, helping them get back on their feet more quickly. In return, LaBelle is compiling a list of local businesses in need to share with employees, friends and business partners in the hope that those that are able to do so will help businesses that are struggling become stable again.

“America is the most generous country in the world, and given the challenges our country is facing, I felt it was necessary to help local businesses get back on their feet again. When small business wins, America wins,” Kaveney says. “My hope is that the innate kindness and generosity of the American people and our small business community will compel others to participate in One-to-One. We hope it will become a movement to help America come out of this stronger and more united.”

Examples of ways that businesses can participate in the One-to-One initiative include local businesses ordering lunch for their employees from a local restaurant or caterer, and companies donating supplies and/or services to other businesses in need.

To help spread the word, Kaveney is asking businesses that participate in One-to-One to share their experience on social media using the hash tag #OneToOneChallenge.

Amy LaBelle, co-owner and winemaker at LaBelle Winery, says, “We are excited to bring this challenge to the local business community and so grateful to be the first recipient in the One-to-One initiative. It feels great to know that local businesses that have maintained their revenue streams during this crisis are willing to help those that have suffered.”

For more information on the One-to-One program visit

Alkemy Partners is a life science learning and development company that designs, builds and facilitates medical, market-access and sales-training concepts for the biotech and pharmaceutical industries.

LaBelle Winery’s flagship location and vineyard are located at 345 Route 101 in Amherst, New Hampshire.
The Bistro at LaBelle Winery, also in Amherst, is currently serving lunch and dinner Wednesday through Sunday from 12 to 7 p.m. The restaurant is family-friendly and offers a special menu for children. As hours are subject to change, guests are asked to check the winery’s website before they leave home.

LaBelle Winery Portsmouth is located at 104 Congress St. The store’s phone number is (603) 319-8035.
Check LaBelle Winery’s website or call the location you want to visit for hours, which vary by location:

Michelle Thornton
Director of Marketing
LaBelle Winery
345 Route 101
Amherst, NH 03031
(603) 672-9898