LACONIA — Cantin Cheverolet Inc. is supporting Lakes Region United through the Chevrolet Youth Soccer Program. This sponsorship will include both monetary and equipment donations during the 2013 youth soccer season.
Chevrolet Youth Soccer is a grassroots initiative that establishes a positive relationship between local dealers and the communities they serve. Cantin Cheverolet Inc. is sponsoring Lakes Region United as a part of Chevrolet’s nation-wide commitment to support youth sports, one community at a time. Over the course of the season, Cantin Cheverolet Inc. will donate equipment to the organization which may include: soccer balls, ball bags, ball pumps, field cones, coach’s kits, corner flags, scrimmage vests, mini pop-up goals and first aid kits.
Each sponsored organization will be able to offer Chevrolet Certified Service Coupons to their community to help boost support for their organization. In addition, the free Chevrolet Youth Soccer Breakaway Sweepstakes is back in 2013. This is an opportunity for the members of the community to win an All-New 2014 Chevrolet Traverse, along with HD Televisions, courtesy of the local Chevrolet dealership.
Also, thanks to Cantin Cheverolet Inc. and other participating area Chevrolet dealers, youth soccer participants will have a chance to attend a youth clinic with local professional soccer coaches.
“We are looking forward to a great season with Lakes Region United that will be filled with exciting games and an enhanced experience for the teams through the equipment and cash donations” Tom Cantin, of Cantin Cheverolet Inc. said. “Chevrolet Youth Soccer is just one example of how committed our dealership is to supporting the youth and families in our community.”
Last Updated on Thursday, 08 August 2013 09:24
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
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