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Chief Executive Officer

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
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • degree , business finance management
    Plymouth State College
  • degree , business finance management
    Plymouth State University
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Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers Announce New Executive Board
www.foodandbeveragepeople.com, 6 April 2014 [cached]
Jason Lyon, Board Member - Education, Miami Conference | Jason is CEO of The Common Man Family of Restaurants in Ashland, NH. He has been a CHART member since 2007, where he has served as a mentor, presenter, and has been a director on several conference teams.
CHART The Council of Hotel & Restaurant Trainers
www.chart.org, 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.
CHART The Council of Hotel & Restaurant Trainers
chart.org, 7 Mar 2014 [cached]
Jason Lyon - jason@thecman.com
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Jason currently serves 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.
Leadership Team | The Common Man Family of Restaurants
www.thecman.com, 30 June 2014 [cached]
Jason Lyon
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Jason Lyon
Jason Lyon is the CEO of The Common Man family of restaurants.
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 was promoted to CEO overseeing the daily operations of the Common Man Family. Continuing in the grass roots tradition of Common Man Founder Alex Ray, Jason balances his administrative role with taking a hands-on approach to be able to monitor the true heart beat of the company.
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On any given day or evening, you may find Jason where you are dining - he might even be seating you or washing your dishes.
Jason says the most rewarding aspect of being CEO is being able to work within each restaurant, mentoring and coaching management teams and employees. He has a great passion for quality food and over-the-top hospitable service, and says that when he can ignite these passions within the Common Man team, he knows the company will continue to be successful.
Jason also plays a key role in ensuring all Common Man family members are invested in giving back to their local communities, spearheading community donations and charitable events at all locations.
A 1994 graduate of Plymouth State University (then Plymouth State College), he 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. Jason was inducted into the Inaugural PSU Business Hall of Fame in 2009 and is a member of Delta Mu Delta.
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.
Jason is Food Managing Professional (FMP) certified, ServeSafe certified, TEAM certified and is a Plymouth State University business student mentor. Jason is a current board member of the New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association serving on the organization's Marketing and Government Affairs Committees. He is also a member of the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) and a two-time conference team member. Jason is a volunteer for the Ashland Fabulous 4th Committee, and donates his time to numerous other community events.
Specialized Employee Online Scheduling Software | Reduce Scheduling Headaches | SubItUp
www.subitup.com, 3 July 2013 [cached]
Jason M. Lyon Jason currently serves 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. 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 heart beat 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.
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. Additionally Jason 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 national Board of Directors for the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers.
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