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NH Employment Security to Host the Laconia Job & Resource Fair

BELMONT — Businesses looking to hire will meet with interested job seekers at the New Hampshire Employment Security (NHES) sponsored Laconia Job & Resource Fair today at the Belknap Mall located at 96 Daniel Webster Highway Belmont from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Employers hope to fill a variety of positions including, but not limited to: Account Representatives, District Sales Managers, Landscapers, Laborers, Machine Operators, Sales Agents, Medical Assistants, Appointment Schedulers, and Assemblers, Wait staff, Bartenders, Direct Support Professionals, Ink Dispensers, and Lab Technicians. Resource representatives will be present to aid employers and consumers alike in the many programs available in the community. Veteran services, training programs, Small Business Administration, human services organizations, and NH Employment Security will all be represented.

"Events like the Laconia Job Fair, which connect New Hampshire's talented workers with employers looking to hire, are a critical part of our efforts to strengthen our innovation economy," Governor Maggie Hassan said. "By sponsoring this job fair, New Hampshire Employment Security is helping to support a strong middle class and a stronger, more innovative New Hampshire."

"The job fair is a great opportunity for employers to gain access to a local ready and willing workforce," states New Hampshire Employment Security Commissioner George Copadis "Having employees from the communities that you serve strengthens your business and makes our communities stronger. We encourage employers to attend and hope anyone in the job-hunting process will take advantage of this free event."

NHES provides free services, resources, and tools to assist both job seekers and employers with the entire job search process, hiring and employment needs. NHES has services available online and onsite to assist job seekers including an automated Job Match System, internet access, local papers, book and video library, employment counseling, networking groups, and career assessments. Employer Seminars and weekly workshops are held covering such topics as job searching, resume writing and interviewing techniques.

For more information contact Scott Koblich at 603-229-4407 or visit www.nhes.nh.gov.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 08:15

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Meredith Gearing Up for 19th annual Community Yard Sale

MEREDITH — On Saturday, May 17, the 19th Annual Community Yard Sale will be held in Meredith, NH from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Businesses, residents, organizations, and clubs are invited to participate in this day long event sponsored by the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce.

The sales will take place at individual locations throughout the community and Chamber Executive Director Susan Cerutti reports that the sites of the individual sales will be marked with official yard sale signs. Maps of the community indicating where the sales are held will be available at the Chamber's Information Center beginning at 8 a.m.  on Saturday the day of the sale.

Registration forms are available at the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce office located on Route 3 in Meredith. The Chamber office is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. In order to be listed on the map all participants must register by May 9. This community spirited event provides those attending with the opportunity to hunt for treasures and bargains at the various sales and at the same time visit the many specialty, gift, and antique shops which are located in Meredith.

More information may be obtained by calling the Chamber office at 279-6121.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014 07:16

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NHEC Foundation, Northway Bank Donate $258,427 to NH Food Bank

CONCORD — At a ceremony attended by New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan, officials from the New Hampshire Electric Co-op and Northway Bank capped one of the largest-ever fundraising campaigns for the New Hampshire Food Bank with the presentation of a check for $258,427.

The NHEC & Northway Bank Food Bank Challenge was launched in September 2013 with the goal of raising $150,000 for the state's only Food Bank, which annually donates nearly 10 million pounds of food to be distributed at 400 agencies across the state to the estimated one in nine residents in the state who are considered "food insecure."

The campaign got a big boost when the NHEC Foundation announced it would match up to $70,000 of the total raised and Northway Bank would match an additional $40,000. Donations came from all over the state – from businesses and individuals, including employees of New Hampshire Electric Co-op and Northway Bank who participated via a payroll deduction program.

On March 24, officials from both companies met with Governor Hassan in the Executive Council chambers to present the donation check to NH Food Bank Executive Director Mel Gosselin.

"We have so many thank you's to make as we wrap up this hugely successful campaign," said Earl Hansen, Chairman of the New Hampshire Electric Co-op Board of Directors. "The size of this donation and the number of people involved in making it happen says a lot about this state and the generosity of its people. The power of partnering with Northway Bank and the NH Food Bank proved to be a great match."

"We couldn't be prouder of the partnership with the NH Electric Co-op and the NH Food Bank. Our customers and associates opened their hearts and their wallets in amazing ways. We have a 133 year history of serving the citizens of the Granite State and are committed to doing our part in eliminating food insecurity within our communities." said Dawn Champiny, Senior VP of Northway Bank.

"The generosity of NH Electric Co-op, Northway Bank, their employees and the many businesses and individuals who supported the NHEC & Northway Bank Food Bank Challenge is truly inspiring. We are so grateful to everyone who took part in this very successful challenge and helped to provide 516,854 meals to the one in nine men, women and children in need in our state." said Mel Gosselin, Executive Director of the NH Food Bank.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014 07:09

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Squam Lake Receives Travel Award from Outside Magazine

HOLDERNESS — The Lakes Region Tourism Association is proud to announce that Squam Lake was designated as one of the "best lakes" in the OUTSIDE magazine's annual Travel Awards presented March 4. Squam Lake is the second largest lake in New Hampshire, with 6,791 acres. This pristine lake is often referenced as the "Golden Pond" lake made famous by the well-known 1981 movie.

The award-winning OUTSIDE magazine has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness since 1977. Their April issue will feature some 50 top destinations, determined by the OUTSIDE global network of correspondents, who traveled across America and beyond, identifying the best adventures, stunning lakes, gorgeous lodges and hotels, family vacations, secret getaways and foodie hotspots. Their 2014 Travel Awards recognized Squam Lake in the "Best Lakes" category.

Lakes Region Tourism Association member, Rockywold-Deephaven Camp, located on Squam Lake was noted as a top lake destination, providing 60 rustic cottages and all-inclusive meals served family-style in a post-and-beam dining lodge.
OUTSIDE writers also directed travel enthusiasts to try the NH Lakes Region's new Inn-to-Inn bike tour along the 59 mile Northern Trail. The Inn-to-Inn bike tour is an outdoor venue that provides bicyclists a pleasant and safe ride without the hazard of a busy road as well as offers packages for visitors that are inclusive of bike rentals, shuttle services, inns and restaurants and country stores.

Amy Landers, Executive Director of the Lakes Region Tourism Association reports, "It's an honor that our members are receiving some national spotlight! This award recognizes our century-old gem, RDC Resort, as well as our new Inn-to-Inn bike tour, we couldn't be more pleased."


Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014 07:02

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