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SCORE offers Jan. 14 workshop on tax planning for small businesses

LACONIA — In today's world of changing tax rules operating a small business is more challenging than ever. Proper tax planning helps prevent poor performance. Being prepared for your tax obligations and the related filings requires more than good intentions. Owing to the complexity of tax law and the frequency and quantity of the annual changes to it, diligence, knowledge and persistence are required to optimize your company's tax outcome.

In order for you to better prepare to get the best from your business tax situation SCORE Lakes Region brings you a "Small Business Tax Planning" workshop Wednesday, January 14, at the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Building. Seating is limited to 15. Reservations are recommended.

Presenter Kandi J. Edson CPA PLLC, of Gilford and Rochester, founder and owner, will share her expertise. Kandi brings over 25 years of experience as consultant & coach in the areas of audit and tax with individuals and companies in many industries including construction, real estate, restaurant, medical professionals, service practitioners and nonprofit organizations. Her practice concentrates on forward thinking for businesses and individuals providing service to high net worth clients in the areas of taxation, budgeting, cash flow, growth, and succession. Through coaching clients will experience a catalyzing relationship, accelerating the process of great performance.

Discussion topics during this session include;
• Learning how to arrange your business to optimize your tax situation;
• Understanding the opportunities and benefits available to the small business owner;
• How best to work with bookkeeping and accounting professionals;
• Your obligations and requirements for State and Federal tax reporting.

Registration is required for the January 14 workshop. Doors open at 5 p.m. for registration and networking. The workshop begins at 5:30 p.m. The location will be the Chamber of Conference Building, 383 South Main Street, Laconia, located across from Vista Foods. Tuition is $25 per person if paid in advance or $30 at the door. Checks may be mailed to SCORE Lakes Region, 383 South Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246. Register online at http://lakesregion.score.org/localworkshops.


Last Updated on Thursday, 08 January 2015 07:59

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Meat Bingo today at Laconia VFW post


LACONIA — The Laconia Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1670 at 143 Court St. will host a meat bingo this Friday, Jan. 9, starting at 6:30 p.m.

According to organizers, there will be plenty of food and prizes as well as 50/50s and a winner-take-all.

All proceeds from the event will go to the post's Men's Auxiliary.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 January 2015 07:51

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Sounds Clever band at Pitman’s on Sat.

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem Street in downtown Laconia will host a dance night with Sounds Clever & the Valley Horns Blues Band on Saturday, January 10 at 8 pm.

Admission is  $15 and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

Sounds Clever & the Valley Horns hails from the White Mountains of New Hampshire that plays a great blend of pop and funky music that gets people moving and keeps them entertained. In addition to their ever-eclectic mix of cover tunes and uniquely arranged covers of instantly recognizable tunes, they have a number of original songs that audiences have come to enjoy.

The band features Al Hospers on bass and vocals, Mike Sakash and Joe Aliperti on saxophones, Chuck Farrell on guitar and Craig Bryan, Jr. on drums. They play dance & rock music, with a heavy emphasis on R&B and and the groove, but often start out with some funky jazz and uptempo swing music just because everyone loves it.

Catered dinner buffet available before the show for $10. Call 527-0043 in advance for dinner reservations.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 January 2015 08:06

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Local bait shops stocked with tickets for 36th Meredith Rotary Fishing Derby

MEREDITH -- The Meredith Rotary Club has stocked a variety of bait and tackle stores with Derby tickets to sell for the 2015 Ice Fishing Derby scheduled to take place during the weekend of Feb. 7-8.

In addition to online ticket sales available on their website (www.meredithrotary.org) tickets can be purchased at Wildlife Taxidermy in Manchester, AJ's Bait and Tackle in Meredith, and other local establishments, including Skelley's Market in Moultonborough, Winnipesaukee Dive Shop in Wolfeboro, and Murphy's Mobil in Moultonborough.

The 36th annual Ice Fishing Derby is scheduled for the weekend of February 7-8. A full list of participating vendors can be found on the Meredith Rotary website, under Fishing Derby/Where to Buy a Derby Ticket.

The 2015 Fishing Derby has been enhanced to provide all cash prizes for the winning fishermen, and a prize structure (introduced in 2013) that increases the opportunity for each fisherman to win the top prize with the capture of the largest fish in the seven available categories.

"Everyone who purchases a Derby ticket has a chance to win cash prizes," according to Craig Wiggin, Chairman of 2015 Derby. "We have 14 drawings on Saturday for $100 each, and 32 drawings on Sunday for $100 each. Additionally, we have a $5,000 cash drawing on both Saturday and Sunday, so you don't even have to fish to be eligible for these prizes, all you need is a valid Derby ticket."

Late breaking Fishing Derby information is available on the Meredith Rotary Club website and on its Facebook page. During the Derby, updates will be available on the Meredith Rotary Facebook page, as well as several radio stations.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2015 11:28

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