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Laconia Country Club is hosting the April 16 Business After Hours

LACONIA —  Laconia Country Club will be hosting the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event on Wednesday, April 16 from 4:30 to 6:30 at Laconia Country Club, 607 Elm Street. Guests attending will have fun learning what Laconia Country Club has to offer.

Attendees are invited to test their skills on the Longest Drive, Straightest Drive and Longest Putt contests. Laconia Country Club is also host to the largest practice putting green and teeing area for a practice facility in the state of New Hampshire. Staff and Board Members will be on hand to answer any questions about the club, the function facilities and the Trial Membership Program.

Appetizers and beverages will be provided. Door prizes will be awarded and special prizes will be given out throughout the event.

For more information, contact the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce at 524-5531. Registration is now open on the Chamber's website at www.lakesregionchamber.org.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 April 2014 08:24

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BJ Eckardt Scholarship Opportunity for Belmont Students

CONCORD — The Community Colleges of New Hampshire Foundation has announced that they are accepting applications for the second annual BJ Eckardt scholarship. The BJ Eckardt scholarship program is for students who are Belmont, residents and are studying at one of the seven System colleges: Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth; Lakes Region Community College in Laconia; Manchester Community College; Nashua Community College; NHTI - Concord's Community College; River Valley Community College in Claremont and Keene; and White Mountains Community College in Berlin and Littleton.

Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3,0 or higher and applicants who participated in volunteer community service will be given preference.

The scholarship application is available at the Community Colleges of New Hampshire Foundation website: www.ccsnh.edu/foundation. Applications are being accepted through July 7, 2014.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 April 2014 08:15

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LRSF Scholarship Application Deadline is April 15

LACONIA — The application deadline is April 15 for Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation awards. Applications are available on the foundation's website: www.lrscholarship.org under the applicant section. This deadline also applies to the John Mullen Essay Award.

Make sure you download all 4 pages of the application along with the instruction sheet and the applicant appraisal form. The majority of the awards are restricted by donors for Belmont High School, Gilford High School or Laconia High School graduates, or for residents of Belmont, Gilford or Laconia. There are a few exceptions listed in the applicant section of the website.

For more information, or if you have any questions regarding eligibility, contact us at 527-3533 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Friday, 11 April 2014 08:14

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Encore Entrepreneur Forum in Plymouth on April 22

PLYMOUTH — Encore Entrepreneur Forum sponsored by AARP New Hampshire, Small Business Administration, SCORE, or Center for Women's Business Advancement Tuesday, April 22 5:30-7 p.m. Enterprise Center at Plymouth.

Labor Department research finds that one in four Americans between the ages of 44 and 70 are interested in starting their own business or nonprofit venture in the next five to 10 years.  During an AARP New Hampshire survey of people 50 and older it showed that work plans at traditional retirement age are changing, and only 13 percent plan to retire and never return to work. This is why AARP and Small Business Administration have teamed up to offer an encore entrepreneur forum to teach Granite Staters the first steps in starting their own small business. A panel of experts will discuss the elements of making a small business dream become a reality and share a variety of free business services available in the state.

About 63 percent of Americans plan to work during retirement and 12 percent of AARP members are interested in starting their own business. This forum will help potential business owners become confident they have addressed questions of finance, planning and market analysis before investing their time, energy and personal funds in pursuit of their dream of small business ownership.

The event is free but registration is required by visiting aarp.cvent.com/plymouth Participants do not need to be an AARP member nor over the age of 50. For specific questions, contact Hugh Curley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Friday, 11 April 2014 08:02

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