LACONIA — A lot is happening at the Belknap Mill this summer. From concerts in Rotary Park to welcoming new staff and a new trustee president, the Belknap Mill is on a roll.
Says interim executive director Andre Paquette, "We are excited to welcome Denise Sharlow as our new Development Director. Denise brings a wealth of experience to the job and she is already, after one week on the job, offering new ideas and setting fundraising goals. Denise will be writing grants, working with the local business community to secure sponsorships for events and much more "
A long-time Lakes Region resident, Sharlow is well known in the business and arts communities. She was the executive director of the Franklin Business & Industrial Development Corporation and branch supervisor of Franklin Savings Bank, as well as acting as grant writer and office manager for the Franklin Opera House. She also developed a needed project called Franklin Collaboration Project that involved over 38 organizations and 45 volunteers to create civic pride and positive public relations for Franklin and she was named 2006 Citizen of the Year in Franklin.
Paquette also said that Laconia resident David Stamps has been appointed president of the board of directors of the Belknap Mill Society.. Stamps is a longtime Belknap Mill member, trustee and volunteer.
Stamps digitized the entire image collection of the Belknap Mill and prepared same for the Knitting Room Story Boards; he played Mr. Morin in 2003 for the fourth grade Mill history project; he presented digital photography exhibits culminating in a Father/Daughter (with his daughter Kathryn) photo/video/art show in 2004. (The video, "A Story about Laconia and the Belknap Mill" is for sale in the Mill's gift shop.) As President of Laconia Main Street, he worked with Mary Boswell (former Belknap Mill executive director) to found the Riverwalk Action Committee. Stamps served as the treasurer of the Belknap Mill before stepping into the position of president.
Plans are underway for 2013/2014 events, including fall and winter concerts, the 190th Anniversary Dinner, summer 2014 outdoor concert series and many other happenings.
Denise Sharlow, new Development Director of the Belknap Mill (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Thursday, 08 August 2013 09:16
TILTON — AutoServ will host the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours on Thursday, August 15, from 4-7 p.m. at its headquarters at exit 20 off I-93 in Tilton.
AutoServ is a locally owned and operated full service dealership, which uniquely offers seven new vehicle lines, as well as a wide array of pre-owned vehicles. AutoServ customers enjoy "AutoServ for Life" member benefits including free lifetime state inspections as well as for most vehicles free oil changes for life and free extended warranties.
"It's about building relationships with our customers for life by providing the most convenience and best value possible to ensure that we enjoy a long term relationship with every customer" touts AutoServ's founder, Paul J. Gaudet, Sr. "We didn't start out to be the biggest, we were simply committed to being the best."
AutoServ was named NH's Quality Dealer of the Year in 2012 by Time Magazine in recognition of its innovation, professionalism and philanthropy. The designation is the retail automotive industry's most prestigious and coveted award.
The Business After Hours event will feature raffle prizes, giveaways, music, refreshments and a spread of hors d'oeuvres.
For more information about this event contact the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce at 524-5531. Registration is now open on the Chamber's website at www.lakesregionchamber.org.
CAPTION — Chamber Executive Director Karmen Gifford met with AutoServ's Kamal Gosine, Carolyn, Chelsey & Dennis, Donna Hosmer, Paul Gaudet Jr. and Andrew Hosmer to plan the festivities for the Lakes Region Chamber Business After Hours. The event will be held on Thursday, August 15, from 4-7 p.m. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Thursday, 08 August 2013 09:13
LACONIA — The Family Resource Center of Central New Hampshire is entering its fourth year of offering a wide variety of parenting programs for parents of children of all ages. This past year the FRC enrolled 188 families, impacting over 325 children and offered over 2000 hours of education and family support.
Classes are held in the early evenings and most are offered free of charge, with dinner and childcare available on-site each evening for families in attendance. Advance registration is requested as space is limited. Assistance with transportation is also available with advance notice and approval.
August 15 marks the start of the Nurturing Skills module, Developing Personal Power and Keeping Kids Safe focusing on positive ways to manage behavior and examine choices that keep all members of the family safe and healthy. The series will include guest presentations from New Beginnings, Horizons and the Child Advocacy Center and more.
Other fall programs include: Parenting Journey (a ten week series); Active Parenting of Teens (a six week series); Becoming Resilient in a Busy World (a one-time workshop); Freshstart-A Smoking Cessation Program (a four week series); Cooking Matters for Adults and Children (a six week series); Understanding Children's Growth and Development (a five week series with orientation); Cooperative Co-Parenting (a four week series); READY! for Kindergarten (for Laconia Parents); Buckling Up Your Precious Cargo-Car Seat Safety (a one-time workshop); Relatives Raising Relatives (an on-going support group).
Last Updated on Thursday, 08 August 2013 09:09
081113 DiGiorgio Associates Inc./Monitor Builders Inc. Support LRGHealthcare as $5,000 Gold Sponsor of August 12 Golf Classic (420 w/ 3 col. photo LRGH Golf)
LACONIA — DiGiorgio Associates Inc. & Monitor Builders Inc. recently signed-on as a Gold Sponsor of the LRGHealthcare Golf Classic to be held on Monday, August 12 at Laconia Country Club.
Sponsorship and golfer opportunities are still available; participants have the choice to golf in the morning or afternoon round, and will be treated to a great day of golf, contests & prizes, and delicious meals.
Event proceeds will benefit the HealthLink program. Over the years this tournament has raised more than $870,000 to support HealthLink, an information and referral service as well as an access program for those who are uninsured or underinsured in the Lakes and Three Rivers regions.
"DAI/MBI have been great friends to the LRGHealthcare organization over the years. We appreciate their ongoing support of all of our events and programs in helping to keep our community healthy," states LRGHealthcare President & CEO Tom Clairmont.
DiGiorgio Associates Inc. (DAI) & Monitor Builders Inc. (MBI) provide quality healthcare planning, design, and construction management services. They have a long history of providing imaginative solutions with thoughtful consideration to an organization's function and feasibility. "HealthLink is a vital resource to so many in this community and we are committed to providing LRGHealthcare the support they need to sustain this important program," explains DAI's Managing Principal John Weaver.
DiGiorgio Associates Inc./Monitor Builders Inc. joins TITLE SPONSOR Bank of New Hampshire; SILVER SPONSORS Cross Insurance and MetroCast Business Services; GOLF BALL SPONSORS Cerner Corporation and FairPoint Communications; BRONZE SPONSORS Brennan and Pike, Franklin Savings Bank, Giguere Electric, Inc., Gragil Associates, Inc. and Landmark Benefits; CART SPONSORS Electric Connection and Meredith Village Savings Bank; and CORPORATE SPONSORS Chip Broadhurst, Creative Office Pavilion, Humana MarketPOINT, Inc., Jackson Lewis LLP, Meredith Village Savings Bank, New Hampshire Healthy Families, and Stanley Elevator Company, Inc. Fratello's Italian Grille, Patrick's Pub & Eatery, and the Irwin Automotive Group will be Hole-in-One sponsors.
Foursome spots and sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information contact the Office of Philanthropy at LRGHealthcare, 527-7063 or visit www.lrgh.org.
LRGHealthcare SVP of Administrative & Support Services Suzanne Stiles and LRGHealthcare President & CEO Tom Clairmont thank Title Sponsor DiGiorgio Associates Inc./Monitor Builders Inc. representatives for their support as a Gold Sponsor of the August 12 LRGHealthcare Golf Classic, to be held at Laconia Country Club. From left to right: Suzanne Stiles; Tom Clairmont; Monitor Builders Inc. Executive VP Steve Kovacs; Monitor Builders Inc. Superintendent Isaiah Moldenhauer; DAI Managing Principal John Weaver; and Zack Kovacs. Proceeds from this event will benefit the HealthLink Program. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Thursday, 08 August 2013 08:57
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