Meredith Chamber Holds Annual Meeting, Elects Officers

MEREDITH — The Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting on Friday, October 25 at Hart's Restaurant. Over eighty business leaders gathered for the annual event which featured year-end reports as well as the presentation of the Community Awards.

Sponsors included Meredith Village Savings Bank, LRGHealthcare, Boutin & Altieri, Cross Insurance Giuseppe's Pizzeria & Ristorante, Preferred Vacation Rentals, Lovering Volvo, Meredith Dental, and The Old Print Barn. Executive Director Susan Cerutti thanked the sponsors and recognized the staff for their dedication.

Elected as officers for the next two years are President, Marcus Weeks of Meredith Village Savings Bank, Vice President Wendy Bagley of Cross Insurance, and John Moulton of Moulton Farm. Board members include Rae Andrews of The Squam Lake Inn, Bill Blanchette of Middleton Building Supply, Christine Farrell of Golden View Health Care Center, Dave Hamblet of Y-Landing, Richard Pendergast of Pendergast CPA, Elaine Peaslee of Take Shape for Life, Katheryn Rolfe of Oglethorpe Fine Arts & Crafts, Justin VanEtten of Stewart's Ambulance, Sim Willey of Hart's, Rob Wichland of Re/Max Bayside, Holly Young of LRGHealthcare.

The Community Awards were presented by President Marcus Weeks and Past President Dave Hamblet. Two Community Pride Award were presented; one to the Squam Lake Marketplace for the renovation of the Holderness General Store and the other to the Winnipesaukee Playhouse for the construction of their new 200 seat thatre in Meredith.

The Civic Project Award was presented to the Got Lunch! Inter-Lakes Program which over the past summer as a result of a volunteer effort provided nutritious lunches to 138 children in the Inter-Lakes School District.

The next Chamber event will be a Holiday Business After Hours in December at Lamprey Real Estate in Center Harbor.