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Learn the 5 C’s of Credit for small business owners at Nov. 13 program

LACONIA – Are you a small business owner in need of a loan? Come learn about The 5 C's of Credit and how they pertain to small business owners and loans from Michael Tentnowski, Director of the Enterprise Center at Plymouth (ECP), on Thursday, November 13, from 8-10 a.m. at the Taylor Community in Laconia.

This program is designed especially for small business owners who are considering a loan and would like to know, specifically, what lenders are looking for in an applicant. Topics covered include debt ratios, credit scores, recommendations, and more.

Thanks to Meredith Village Savings Bank, this event is offered at no cost to attendees, but space is limited. Reserve a seat today by clicking the "Seminars" page on the ECP website www.EnterpriseCenterNH.com, contacting the Center office at 535-3222, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Michael Tentnowski, Director of the Enterprise Center at Plymouth, has 20 years of experience assisting a multitude of start-up companies in various industries with an expertise in the fields of entrepreneurial ventures, renewable energy initiatives, and commercial defense technologies. His years as the Director of an Incubator, Director of a Physical Science Institute, Vice President of an E-commerce energy-trading platform, graduate level teacher, and trainer for Small Business Development Centers, culminated in co-authoring "The Virginia Entrepreneur's Guide". With two successful start-ups of his own, Michael received both his MBA and BS in Accounting from the University of Montana.


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Historian to detail 3 important Civil War battles Thursday Nov. 6

LACONIA — On Thursday, November 6 at 7 p.m. the Laconia Public Library will host Mike McKinley, an independent historian and lecturer, who will present three important American battle's through the personal accounts and human interest stories of the soldiers and civilians - men, women and children.

In July, 1863, over 150,000 Union and Confederate soldiers converged on the small crossroads town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. From July 1-3 General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and General George G. Meade's Army of the Potomac clashed there in what was to become the greatest battle ever fought on North American soil. The program will also highlight Lee's retreat, how Gettysburg citizens coped with the terrible aftermath of battle and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information about this program, please contact The Laconia Public Library at 527-1277.

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2014 Squam Watershed Report has been published

HOLDERNESS — The Squam Lakes Association (SLA) announced that the 2014 Squam Watershed Report has been published. The Report combines the efforts of numerous conservation organizations and examines the results of decades of data and study on the Squam Lakes including water quality, fish populations, invasive species, boat traffic, and loon populations.

The health of our lakes and watershed is of vital importance to our culture, economy, and environment. Studies indicate that invasive species, water quality and the state of natural resources directly impact property values and important tourist revenue in local and state economies. Regular monitoring and assessment in the Squam Watershed provide the necessary tools and information for the Squam Lakes Association (SLA) and the Squam community to actively protect this valuable resource and maintain its pristine nature.

In 2013, the Squam Lakes Association published the first Squam Watershed Report. This document gathered the results of decades of study on Squam – water quality, loons, fisheries, boat counts, and invasive plant management – to paint a picture of health of the watershed. This first report examined the rich history of data collected on the lake and in the watershed. In 2014, as in subsequent years, we are narrowing our focus to data collected in 2013, all while keeping the historical context and important trends in mind.

In 2014 color codes for each parameter easily identify the state the resource. Water quality and the warmwater fishery in Squam are considered healthy. Loons on Squam are considered to be an impaired population. The state of variable milfoil on both lakes is fair. It is still present, yet we are seeing success in our management activities. Milfoil in the Squam River is affecting the system to the point of impairment.

To learn more, or to get a copy of the 2014 Squam Watershed, visit the SLA website (squamlakes.org), or contact the SLA directly (603-968-7336; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

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Crock pot buffet dinner on Thursday to benefit local young woman

LACONIA — The Faith Alive Christian Fellowship Hall will be hosting "A Dollar A Dip" crock pot buffet on Thursday evening to benefit Morgan Corliss, a 20 year-old Franklin resident who is preparing to receive a kidney transplant at Children's Hospital, where a donor swap has been arranged.

Corliss lives in Franklin with her mother and 15 year-old sister. The intense care and frequent trips to the hospital have made it difficult for Caryn, Morgan's mother, to work in order to keep up with the bills. To help, supporters organized the crock pot buffet, which will be held from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 6.

Attendees to the fund raiser will be asked to donate a dollar for each "dip", or serving from the wide array of crock pot dishes, which have been provided by the best cooks from several local churches and organizations. There will also be salads, breads, rolls and desserts. A silent auction will also be held, featuring 57 baskets each filled with gifts.

Joanne Fuller, Corliss's grandmother, said, "To choose life is a very brave and courageous decision for this bright, articulate young lady. Many prayers have gone forth."

For more information, or to find out how to make a donation, call Joanne and Dave Fuller at (603) 630-9223.

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