SCORE hosting Jan. 14 workshop on business tax laws & implications

LACONIA — A local certified public accountant will lead a workshop designed to help businesses better understand the implications of various tax laws.

SCORE Lakes Region has scheduled the workshop featuring Kandi Edson, a CPA with offices in Gilford and Rochester, on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 5:30 p.m. at the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce offices, 383 South Main St.

With seating limited to 15 people, reservations are recommended.

Workshop organizers notes that 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 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 a company's tax outcome.

Edson has more than 25 years of experience as consultant and 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.

Topics which will be discussed during the workshop 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 workshop. The doors will open at 5 p.m., for registration and networking. The workshop is due to begin at 5:30 p.m. The cost for the workshop is $25 per person if paid in advance, or $30 at the door. Checks may be mailed to SCORE Lakes Region, 383 South Main St., Laconia, NH 03246. Those who wish can register online at

Sanbornton Congregational Church announces Christmas service schedule

SANBORNTON — Members of the Sanbornton Congregational Church, UCC at 21 Meetinghouse Hill Road in Sanbornton invite everyone to worship at 10 a.m. on Christmas Sunday, December 21.
The church will hold its annual Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. on December 24. As in past years, the service will open with a solo by a young chorister singing, "Once in Royal David's City". Other music will include traditional Christmas carols, many with well-loved descants and harmonization. Anthems will be performed by both the Junior and Senior choirs, and during the singing of "Silent Night," the "Holy Family" with shepherds and angels will enter the Meetinghouse.

Rev. Ruth Martz will be preaching. All are welcome to attend this beautiful service.

Rowell’s Sewer and Drain collected 1,061 items for Cash & Cans Drive

NORTHFIELD — Rowell's Sewer and Drain proudly announces the success of their third annual food drive. Donations were collected from their customers for the last couple months, resulting in a final total of 1,061 cans and non-perishables and $500 in monetary donations.

Due to Rowell's recent move to its new location in Northfield, the donations this year were collected at the Northfield Park 'n Go during the Mix 94.1FM Cash and Cans Food Drive. The staff at Rowell's expresses a heartfelt "thank you" to all their customers who so graciously donated to the success of this year's food drive.

Plymouth State University’s Angel Tree Project provided nearly 700 gifts

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth State University's Angel Tree Project provided nearly 700 gifts to area children for this year's Christmas season. The Angel Tree Project partners with 14 Plymouth-area schools and non-profit agencies to provide gifts for youth and teens during the holiday season. PSU Community Service Advisor Linda Corriveau '11G, said this year's Angel tree project started with 275 gift requests, a significant increase over past years.

"For many of the kids receiving these gifts, it makes Christmas morning a little bit happier," Corriveau said. "Whether it's faculty, staff or students, they're looking for a way to give back to others in their community; for a lot of students, they know they are very fortunate so they want to take care of a kid at Christmas."

Plymouth State started the Angel Tree Project in 1994, during the past twenty years thousands of underprivileged children have received Christmas gifts due to the generosity of PSU students, staff, faculty and community members.