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Choose Rochester Podcast

Choose Rochester Podcast

By City of Rochester, NH
The Choose Rochester Podcast is a weekly series hosted in partnership by the City of Rochester, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, and Rochester Main Street. Our rotating panel of hosts interview guests from a variety of businesses, organizations, and volunteer groups from around Rochester, New Hampshire.
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029. Matt Larkin and TJ Jean, Frisbie Memorial Hospital
Host: Matt Wyatt. Guests: Matt Larkin and TJ Jean from Frisbie Memorial Hospital
July 14, 2021
028. City Manager Blaine Cox
Host: Matt Wyatt. Guest: City Manager Blaine Cox
June 16, 2021
027. Michael Scala
Host: Matt Wyatt. Guest: Michael Scala, Director of Economic Development for the City of Rochester. 
May 26, 2021
026. Lauren Krans, Rochester Recreation Department
Hosts: Matt Wyatt and Laura Ring. Guest: Lauren Krans, Rochester Recreation Department
May 19, 2021
025. Herman Ejarque
Hosts: Matt Wyatt and Laura Ring. Guest: Herman Ejarque, The Governor's Inn/Spaulding Steak & Ale.
April 28, 2021
024. Matt Wyatt and Laura Ring
The co-hosts, Matt and Laura, give a few community updates.
April 21, 2021
023. Jeanne Varney Grover, Vouchers For Veterans
Hosts: Matt Wyatt and Al Johnson. Guest: Jeanne Varney Grover, Vouchers For Veterans. Visit for more information. 
April 14, 2021
022. Amanda Vachon, Family Justice Center
Guest: Amanda Vachon from the Strafford County Family Justice Center
April 8, 2021
021. Best of the Lilac City
Matt and Laura read off the winners for the inaugural Best of the Lilac City contest, voted by the community. 
March 31, 2021
020. Josh Levy and Jenna Murphy Aubin, Waterstone Properties
Guests: Josh Levy and Jenna Murphy Aubin from Waterstone Properties
March 24, 2021
019. Kathie Costos
Guest: Kathie Costos
March 16, 2021
018. Dr. Trevor Eide
Guest: Dr. Trevor Eide, Chief Medical Officer, Frisbie Memorial Hospital. 
March 3, 2021
017. Harrison Thorp
Guest: Harrison Thorp, editor of The Rochester Voice.
February 24, 2021
016. Matt Wyatt and Laura Ring
This week the co-hosts talk about the Rochester Arts Award honorees, Chamber updates, Best of the Lilac City contest, and more. 
February 17, 2021
015. City Attorney Terence O'Rourke
This episode is co-hosted by Matt Wyatt, City of Rochester, and Alan Johnson, Chairman of the Board for the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce. Guest: City Attorney Terence O'Rourke
February 10, 2021
014. Molly Meulenbroek
Guest: Molly Meulenbroek, Historic District Commission & Studley's Flower Gardens
February 3, 2021
013. Dr. Trevor Eide
Guest: Dr. Trevor Eide, Frisbie Memorial Hospital
January 27, 2021
012. Matt Wyatt and Laura Ring
In this episode, the hosts share a variety of community news items and chat about dining in Rochester. 
January 20, 2021
011. Jessica Pinkham
Guest: Jessica Pinkham, LifeBalance Counseling Coaching and Wellness
January 13, 2021
010. Amy Regan
Guest: Amy Regan, Rochester Museum of Fine Arts.
January 6, 2021
009. John Gisis
Guest: John Gisis, Photographer. 
December 23, 2020
008. Amy Week-Coffield
Guest: Amy Week-Coffield, End 68 Hours of Hunger. Article: Amazon Wishlist:
December 16, 2020
007. Shawn Pierce
Guest: Shawn Pierce, Professional Photographer.,
December 3, 2020
006. Tanya Lee Hervey
Guest: Tanya Lee Hervey, Professional Photographer
November 26, 2020
005. Bob Benoit
Guest: Bob Benoit, Mitchell Hill BBQ
November 18, 2020