Tim Baines, 37, Manchester
Tim Baines, 37, of Manchester is owner and operator of Mint Bistro.
What’s the best career advice you ever received?
Paul Boynton (CEO/president of The Moore Center) asked me many years ago what I was passionate about, during a networking opportunity. His advice was that in order to achieve success, it is imperative that you are involved in something that you love. He encouraged me to focus all of my energy on finding this passion and to never look back.
What motivates you to give back to your community?
Growing up in Manchester, I have a great appreciation for the people who live here. There are so many amazing people and organizations that work tirelessly to do good for people, or advocate for people, and in turn make our community stronger. I have been fortunate to meet so many of these individuals, and learn more about their organizations and their needs. As long as I am in a position to give back, it will be a driving force in my life.
What is the biggest problem facing New Hampshire?
Drug addiction and the lack of resources available for people to get the help they need.
Volunteer Activities: Manchester Young Professionals Network, Board of Directors 2014-16; CHAD, Palace Theater.