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Chief Executive Officer

The Common Man Family
Phone: (603) ***-****  
Email: j***@***.com
Local Address:  New Hampshire , United States
The Common Man
304 Daniel Webster Highway
Merrimack , New Hampshire 03054
United States

Company Description: We serve up our delicious dinners week nights (M-F) from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Saturday and Sunday we serve dinner from 4pm to 9pm. We are also serving Sunday Brunch...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • degree , business finance management
    Plymouth State College
  • degree , business finance management
    Plymouth State University
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CHART The Council of Hotel & Restaurant Trainers, 6 Nov 2015 [cached]
Jason Lyon - ">Jason Lyon
Boondocks Hip Management PO Box 581 Ashland, NH 03217
Phone: 603-968-9330
Jason is currently with Boondocks Hip Management. Prior to that, he served as the C.E.O. of The Common Man Family of Restaurants in Ashland, NH. Jason began his career with The Common Man as a dishwasher at the age of 14 at The Common Man in Ashland. Over the years, he has held numerous positions within The Common Man family, including prep cook, server, bartender, general manager, executive general manager and director of operations. In 2000, Jason became CEO overseeing the daily operations of the Common Man Family. The Common Man Family, currently celebrating its 40th year of success, consisting of 18 restaurants, 2 inns, day-spa, retail store, playhouse and performance theatre as well as management company earned state wide honors in being named NH's Hospitality Employer of the Decade in 2010. Continuing in the grass roots tradition of Common Man, Jason balances his administrative role with taking a hands-on approach to be able to monitor the true heartbeat of the company. Jason frequently speaks locally and nationally about the Common Man's philanthropic efforts and counsels businesses and organizations on making charitable giving part of their business models.
A CHART member since 2007, Jason has served as mentor, presenter, and on several conference teams. In his new role on the board he looks forward to focusing on membership recruitment and retention while increasing CHART's value added proposition for all members.
Graduating from Plymouth State University (then Plymouth State College) in 1994, he earned a degree in business finance management with an economics minor. A member of Phi Kappa Phi and Delta Mu Delta Honor Societies Jason was inducted into the Inaugural PSU Business Hall of Fame in 2009. Jason also holds the professional certifications of Food Managing Professional and ServSafe. Additionally he annually mentors over 150 business students from Plymouth State University and St. Anselm College as well as serves on Ashland's Fabulous 4th Committee, The New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association Board of Directors and on the advisory board for SubItUp, an employee on-line scheduling start up in Manchester, NH.
Jason Lyon, Chairman, ..., 10 Sept 2015 [cached]
Jason Lyon, Chairman, The Common Man Family, Ashland
CHART The Council of Hotel & Restaurant Trainers, 14 Mar 2012 [cached]
I'm so proud of the way they rallied and stepped up to help others," said Jason Lyon, CEO, Common Man and CHART Board Member.
Jason Lyon, CHART president, ..., 26 Aug 2015 [cached]
Jason Lyon, CHART president, commented, "Monique's strong background in the field of instructional design, learning and professional development, and technology-based education made her the perfect candidate for this new role."
Common Man CEO Jason Lyon Appointed to NH Youth Council | The Common Man, 21 Mar 2013 [cached]
Common Man CEO Jason Lyon Appointed to NH Youth Council Release Date: Mar 21,2013
ASHLAND, NH - The Common Man family CEO Jason Lyon has been appointed to the New Hampshire Youth Council, a subgroup of the NH Office of Workforce Opportunity.
Lyon, 42 of Holderness, NH is the CEO of The Common Man family of restaurants in New Hampshire, which includes 18 restaurants, two Inns, a Spa, a Company Store and The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center. Lyon began his career in hospitality at age 14 as a dishwasher at the flagship Common Man restaurant in Ashland, NH, and over the years worked his way up through many positions, being named CEO of the company by owner Alex Ray and Vice President Diane Downing in 2000.
As a member of the New Hampshire Youth Council, appointed by former Governor John Lynch, Lyon will work with fellow members towards the council's mission of sustaining and improving New Hampshire's competitiveness in the global market by developing a skilled and flexible workforce.
A 1994 graduate of Plymouth State University, Lyon has a degree in business finance management with an economics minor. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Lyon was inducted into the Inaugural PSU Business Hall of Fame in 2009 and is a member of Delta Mu Delta. Lyon also developed the Common Man Apprentice Program with PSU, serving as a mentor to more than 1,000 students since its inception in 2005.
Lyon is Food Managing Professional (FMP) certified, ServeSafe certified and TEAM certified. He is a current board member of the national Council for Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) and the New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association (NHLRA), serving on the organization's Marketing, Membership, and Government Affairs Committees. Lyon is also a member of the board of directors of the Got Lunch program in Ashland and sits on the advising board for SubitUp of Manchester, NH. Lyon organizes the annual Common Man Invitational Golf Tournament, of which proceeds are donated to local charities and The Common Man's employee scholarship fund. He is also a volunteer for the Ashland Fabulous 4th Committee and donates his time to numerous other community events.
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