Class Act: Riding the wave with ecofriendly surfboards


Photo – Michael Emery’s business, Green Lightning Surfboards, manufactures boards out of recycled materials

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Class Act: Riding the wave with ecofriendly surfboards

Boston Business Journal by Don Seiffert, Special to the Journal
Date: Friday, November 18, 2011, 6:00am EST

Michael Emery, 23, grew up in Haverhill, but he’s been a surfer since he decided to try to stand up on his boogie board at the age of 5.

So it was a lucky coincidence that when he was sitting in class at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill and the professor told them they had to design a business plan, he overheard the guy in back of him saying he wanted to create a snowboard company.

“I snapped my head around faster than you could see it, and said, ‘Hey man, you want to do this together?’ ” he …

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